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 Sensor Resources
A guideline for Reed Sensor magnetic activation distances.
Basic Reed Switch
General function and description of Reed Switches.
Basis electrical characteristics of Reed Switches.
Proper handling techniques for Reed Sensors.
Life Test Data
View life test data for Reed Switches.
Magnetic Field Strength
Ampere Turns (AT) vs. milliTesla (mT).
A Reed Switch used in conjuction with a permanent magnet is a Reed Sensor.
Reed Sensor Applications
View a small sample of the different Reed Switch applications.
The benefits of using a Reed Sensor vs a Hall Effect sensor.