- High Cost Service Applications
- Heavy Loads
- Corrosive or Washdown
- Temperature Extremes
- Wet or Dirty Environments
- Electrically Noisy Environments
Reed Switch Magnetic Sensor Technology
The reed switch is an electrical switch operated by an applied magnetic field. It was invented at Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1936 by W. B. Elwood. It consists of a pair of contacts on ferrous metal reeds in a hermetically sealed glass envelope. The contacts may be normally open, closing when a magnetic field is present, or normally closed and opening when a magnetic field is applied.
A magnetic field (such as from an energized coil around the glass tube or a permanent magnet moved towards it) will cause the contacts to pull together, thus completing an electrical circuit. The stiffness of the reeds causes them to separate, and open the circuit, upon removal of the magnetic field. A more complicated configuration contains a nonferrous normally closed contact that opens when the ferrous normally open contact closes. Good electrical contact is assured by plating a thin layer of precious metal over the flat contact portions of the reeds.
|P2100: Barrel .390 inch diameter, 3.2 inches long|
|P2170: Barrel .350 inch diameter, 1.30 inches long with crush ribs at .375 inch diameter|
|P2500: Main body .400 inches wide, 1.380 inches long|
|P2700: Barrel length 1.50 inches, M8 thread, Aluminum, 24 AWG cable|
|P2710: Barrel length 1.50 inches, M8 thread, Aluminum, 24 AWG cable Reed Switch Sensor P2710 Datasheet|
|P2720: Barrel length 1.97 inches, M8 Thread, 24 AWG Shielded cable|
|P2740: Barrel length 3.97 inches, M8 Thread, 24 AWG Shielded cable|