Magnetic Reed Switches can be customized for your design needs. Some customization includes sorting specific magnetic sensitivity pull-in ranges and cutting and/or bending the Reed contact leads for either horizontal or vertical surface mount applications or other special mounting requirements.
All KSK and ORD Reed Switch series with normally open, normally closed or SPDT switching functions can be customized. Various different pad layouts, length of soldering pin and magnetic sensitivity class are standard options when it comes to customizing a reed switch.
In addition to these standard options, we can also customize any switch to your own design including many value add services such as PCB assembly, epoxy sealing, conformal coating, wire termination and much more. Custom switches can also be supplied in tape and reel or other desired packaging. MEDER has the expertise and specialized equipment to ensure the highest quality during the custom reed switch manufacturing process.
If you choose to buy our reed switch products and perform your own customization we recommend that you review some of our handling and load precautions prior to doing so.
Harmful shock or damage to the reed switch may caused by some of the following effects:
- Cutting and Bending a Reed Switch
- Soldering and Welding a Reed Switch
- PCB Mount Assembly (PMA)
- Using Ultrasonics
- Dropping Reed Switch Products
- Encapsulating, Epoxy Sealing or Potting a Reed Switch
- Temperature Effects and Mechanical Shock
In many cases, this damage or shock to the reed switch may not be visible or obvious and require special testing to detect. MEDER has developed and integrated a Dynamic Contact Resistance (DCR) test into 100% of all shipped reed products to ensure defects caused by shock don't end up in the field.
- Glass length from 4 mm up to 53 mm
- Glass diameter from 1.8 up to 5.6 mm
- Switching function form A (normally open), B (normally closed) SPST switch, C (SPDT switch)
- Magnetic pull-in sensitivity from 10 AT up to 250 AW
- Machines and devices
- Alarm and security
- Household appliance
- Model design and toy industry
- Medical equipment
New Catalog - March 2013!
Tutorials - Audio Version
Form A = normally open contact (N. O.)
Form B = normally closed contact (N.C.)
Form C = change over contact (S.P.D.T.)
Form E = Bistable / Latching
AT = Ampere Turns; Parameter that describes magnetic sensitivity.
Reed Switch Resources
Basic Reed Switch
General function and description of Reed Switches.
Basis electrical characteristics of Reed Switches.
Proper switch handling techniques and load precautions.
Life Test Data
View life test data for Reed Switches.
Magnetic Field Strength
Ampere Turns (AT) vs. milliTesla (mT).
See how reed switches operate using different magnet positions and motion.
Reed Switch Applications
Reed Switch used in Reed Relays.
Switching Load Precautions
Load switching and contact protection.
View a comparision between Reed Switches and micro switches.