July 13, 2022
Pickering Electronics has released yet another high voltage relay within the unique Series 67 range. Now available with the highest power switch in the Pickering portfolio, rated up to an impressive 200W. With a stand-off voltage of up to 8 kV, and capable of 6kV switching with a power rating of 200W, Series 67 relays are constructed using a leadframe in a Single-in-Line (SIL) format and feature former-less coils which results in a smaller package than is usual for this type of device.
The unusual SIL package style permits some interesting stacking possibilities making the relays very versatile when used to construct high-density multiplexers or matrices.
Series 67 dry reed relays feature PCB connections to both switch and coil. Similarly rated sister devices in Pickering’s Series 68 family have PCB connections to the coil and flying leads to the switch which separates the high voltage away from the PCB.
Devices are available with 5, 12, and 24V coils with optional internal diode, and in 1 Form A and 1 Form C configurations. Other voltages can be supplied to special orders as can variations in the lead length of the Series 68 type.
The Series 67 dry reed relays suit high voltage applications including mining/gas analysis, big physics, high-end cable testers, backplane testers, and high-voltage instrumentation.