Pickering Electronics, a high-performance reed relay manufacturer, has released its Series 219 high-voltage surface-mount reed relays. The Series 219 surface mount reed relays are ideal for a range of high-voltage applications, including electric-vehicle charge-point testing.
Available in multiple package types (of the same size, but with differing pin positions), the surface-mount reed relays can switch up to 1000V in 1 Form A (SPST), 2 Form A (DPST), and 1 Form B (SPNC) contact configurations. The switch stand-off is up to 3000V, while the switch-coil isolation is up to a 5000V stand-off.
The new Series 219 also offers all contact configurations with three coil voltages, 3, 5, or 12V. The switch stand-off is up to 1.5kV in the 2 Form A package, 2kV in 1 Form B, and 3kV in the 1 Form A package. The switch-coil isolation is up to 5kV stand-off in 1 Form A and 1 Form B type.
Switching is up to 0.7A and 10W, while the operating temperature range spans from -40° to +105° C. All part numbers are also offered with a diode option.
In common with other relays produced by Pickering, the new 219 Series high voltage reed relays use top-quality instrument-grade switches with appropriate switch blade coatings for the currents and voltages demanded by the application. Another innovation is the company’s SoftCenter technology, which minimizes internal stresses on the reed switch, resulting in an extended life and contact resistance stability. The use of magnetic Mu-Metal shielding and electrostatic screening prevents faulty operation.
“Only Pickering makes surface mount high-voltage relays with 2 Form A and 1 Form B packages,” said Kevin Mallett, technical specialist with Pickering Electronics. “And as customers might expect, our Series 219 Reed Relay is available with several standard build options to tailor it to your specific application. If your requirements can’t be met by either a standard relay or any of the standard build options, we also offer a customized reed relay service to suit your specific application.”
You may also like:
Filed Under: Technology News