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DC Reed

Switches: DC Reed
RT & RM Switches

Universal Switch
These mechanical switches are designed for signaling position devices such as programmable logic controllers.
Form A and Form C Switch Specifications
RESISTANCE:
0.1 Ohm Initial (Maximum)

RELEASE TIME:
1.0 msec. maximum

OPERATING TEMP:
-40° F (-40° C) to 158° F (70° C)

CABLE MINIMUM:
5m cable with PVC jacket: 0.630" static, dynamic not recommended

BEND RADIUS:
5m Quick-Disconnect style cable with PVC jacket; 0.630" static, 1.260" dynamic

LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 200,000,000 cycles (depending on load current, duty cycle and environmental conditions)


FORM A SWITCH
FORM C SWITCH
CONTACTS:
Single-pole, single-throw, normally-openSingle-pole, double-throw, normally-open / normally-closed

CONTACT RATING:
10 Watts, maximum current 500mA (not to exceed 10 VA) (Refer to Temperature vs. Current and Voltage Derating charts.)3 Watts, maximum current 250mA (not to exceed 3VA) (Refer to Temperature vs. Current and Voltage Derating charts.)

VOLTAGE DROP:
2.6 V typical @ 100mANA

INPUT VOLTAGE:
200Vdc maximum120Vdc maximum

OPERATING TIME:
0.6 msec. maximum (including bounce)0.7 msec. maximum (including bounce)

INDICATOR:
Red LED lit when 4mA min. (at 24V) flows through contactsNONE

Form A Reed Switch: Wiring
Form C Reed Switch: Wiring
Form A Reed Switch Wiring
Form C Reed Switch Wiring
Form A Reed Switch: Temperature vs. Current
Form C Reed Switch: Voltage Derating
Reed Switch Temperature vs. Current Performance
Reed Switch Voltage Derating Performance