OVERVIEW OF COMMON REED SWITCH ACTUATING POSITIONS

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MODE A

MODE B

MODE C

ALTERNATIVE ACTUATING POSITIONS

PERPENDICULAR ACTUATION

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PERPENDICULAR ACTUATION

Reed Switch only closes once with each magnet pass, keeping the switch closed for the maximum magnet travel.

PARALLEL ACTUATION

PARALLEL ACTUATION

Provides as many as three closures with the maximum magnet travel, but can provide only one closure with restricted movement.

FRONT-TO-BACK ACTUATION

FRONT-TO-BACK ACTUATION

Similar to parallel motion, except motion is at right angles to the reed switch and it completely passes by the switch.

PIVOTAL ACTUATION

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PIVOTAL ACTUATION

Reed Switch closes once per pass, wide angle magnet movement is necessary to achieve one switch closure.

SHIELDED ACTUATION

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SHIELDED ACTUATION

Magnet & reed switch are permanently fixed in position with normally closed contacts. Switch will open when a shield of magnetic material is inserted between the magnet and switch.

ROTATIONAL ACTUATION

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ROTATIONAL ACTUATION

When the magnetic pole axis and the reed switch axis are parallel, the switch closes. When the axis are perpendicular, the switch opens. Two or more closures occur with each revolution depending on the number of poles.


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