Pickering Electronics’ 10W reed relay for space-restricted applications on show at Productronica

Suitable for high speed test systems

Visit Pickering at Booth A1.452

Productronica: 12-15 November, Munich, Germany

April XX, Clacton-on-Sea, UK:   Pickering Electronics, the reed relay company which has pioneered miniaturisation and high performance for over 50 years, will be showing its latest 10W-rated reed relay at Productronica, the Series 122 which extends the company’s 4mm2TM product family. Used in high speed test systems and occupying a PCB footprint of just 4mm x 4mm, the new relay provides the highest packing density currently available. Measuring just 12.5mm in height the Series 122 relays can operate from 3V or 5V and has contacts rated with a switching current of 0.5A at 10W.

Pickering Series 122 relays provide fast operate and release times and are ideal for high speed test systems such as A.T.E. switching matrices or multiplexers. Featuring the highest-quality, instrumentation-grade sputtered-ruthenium switches the 1 Form A (SPST) Normally Open (NO) Energize-to-make devices have plastic packages with internal mu-metal magnetic screening to avoid cross-interference and ‘false’ switching in densely packed applications. Devices are 100%-tested for dynamic contact resistance to guarantee performance and have an insulation resistance of greater than 1012Ω.

Comments Keith Moore, CEO at Pickering Electronics: “We launched our first 4mm2TM product, the Series 120, with a switching rating of up to 1A at 20W and a height of 15.5mm. Last year, the Series 124 reduced this profile to 9.5mm but with a slightly lower rating of 0.5A at 5W. We can now provide customers with the new Series 122 device which fills the gap in our product range and offers the flexibility required to design in a product that exactly matches their requirements.”

For ease of servicing/replacement, relays maybe socketed using SMD or through-hole sockets. However, care must be taken to mitigate the risk of affecting contact resistance integrity.