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Miniature Reed Switch suits high-voltage applications.

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May 6, 2014 - At maximum glass length of 10.5 mm and overall lead length of 34.5 mm, Model KSK-1A35/1 provides operating sensitivity of 20–35 Ampere-turns and switching voltage up to 1,000 Vdc or Vac. Device is hermetically sealed and can operate in temperatures ranging from -40 to 125°C, making it suitable for almost any environment. Ruthenium contacts, available in form 1A (SPST) (NO), center gap, feature typical operating and release times of .5 ms and .2 ms, respectively.

Standex International Corporation

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Original Press Release

Standex-Meder Electronics Unveils KSK-1A35/1 Reed Switch

Press release date: April 25, 2014

The world’s smallest high-voltage switch

Standex-Meder Electronics, a leading manufacturer of sensors and magnetic components, announces the release of the world’s smallest high-voltage switch: the KSK-1A35/1 miniature reed switch.

At a maximum glass length of 10.5 and an overall lead length of 34.5mm, the KSK-1A35/1 can work with applications that may require the extra sensitivity of an ultra-miniature reed switch, while also providing an operating sensitivity range of 20 to 35 Ampere-turns (AT). With outstanding electrical characteristics like a switching voltage of up to 1000 volts of direct or alternating current, the KSK-1A35/1 is ideal for line or high-voltage applications. It’s hermetically sealed and can operate in temperatures ranging between -40C to 125C, making it suitable for use in almost any environment. 

The KSK-1A35/1 has flat surface mount leads, enabling paddle orientation and superior surface mount behaviors. Its ruthenium contacts, which greatly contribute to longer life of the switch, are available in form 1A (SPST) (normally open contact), center gap and typical operating and release times are .5 milliseconds and .2 milliseconds, respectively. The KSK-1A35 /1 reed switch operates for millions of reliable switching cycles over its vast lifetime. It consumes no power, gives off zero emissions, and is REACH and RoHS compliant.

Applications are endless for KSK-1A35/1 miniature reed switches. They’re ideal for use within sensors; examples of which include proximity sensors, presence sensors, rotation sensors, speed sensors, liquid level sensors, and more. Movement detection, end limit detection, counting and many other functions are enabled by this high-quality switch when used within reed sensors or reed relays. Reed switches are essential for solutions required by a long list of industries, including Aerospace, Automotive, Household, Medical, and Telecommunications.

Standex-Meder Electronics offers a wide range of reed switches, in addition to reed sensors, floats, and magnetics. Standex-Meder specializes in customization, and the experts at Standex-Meder work directly customers to discuss their specific sensor requirements to find the best solution for their applications.

About Standex-Meder Electronics
Standex-Meder Electronics is a worldwide market leader in the design, development and manufacture of standard and custom electro-magnetic components, including magnetics products and reed switch-based solutions.

Our magnetic offerings include planar, Rogowski, current, and low- and high-frequency transformers and inductors. Our reed switch-based solutions include Meder, Standex and OKI brand reed switches, as well as a complete portfolio of reed relays, and a comprehensive array of fluid level, proximity, motion, water flow, HVAC condensate, hydraulic pressure differential, capacitive, conductive and inductive sensors.

We offer engineered product solutions for a broad spectrum of product applications in the automotive, medical, test and measurement, military and aerospace, as well as appliance and general industrial markets.

Standex-Meder Electronics has a commitment to absolute customer satisfaction and customer-driven innovation, with a global organization that offers sales support, engineering capabilities, and technical resources worldwide.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, Standex-Meder Electronics has eight manufacturing facilities in six countries, located in the United States, Germany, China, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

For more information on Standex-Meder Electronics, please visit us on the web at www.standexmeder.com.


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