Magnetic-Based Reed Switch Sensors
for Commercial and Consumer Appliances

When it comes to appliances, the zero power consumption, low profile and extended field service life of magnetic reed switches and sensors and make them the design solution of choice for consumer and commercial appliance OEMs looking to achieve reliable actuation and energy savings at a reasonable cost point.  The team at Reed Switch Developments Corp. can supply many solutions for appliance related applications, including components for:  appliances

  • Commercial dryer doors
  • Refrigerator door actuation
  • Lighting activated by door open/close
  • Compressors, blowers and pumps
  • Coffeemaker lighting
  • Any household appliance with on-off switch functionality

Magnetic reed switches from Reed Switch Developments Corp. are known for their fast-acting, high-reliability performance. The switches are free from mechanical wear and are hermetically sealed, ensuring years of reliable service within demanding environments. Most assemblies are also UL recognized and RoHS/REACH compliant. With the company’s in-house development and manufacturing capabilities, custom reed switch developments of any sized quantity may be accommodated, with production lead times as short as ten business days.

They are available in SPST, with choice of NO or NC contacts, and SPDT configurations. Customers may choose from a variety of reed materials with varying sensitivities and wattages (0.25W – 100W). A wide selection of available case materials include Celanex, Celcon, Lexan, Epoxy and Valox. Aluminum, stainless steel and brass housings are also available for more extreme applications. Custom magnetic reed switch actuators are also available with a large selection of permanent magnets, mating with the switch. This includes custom molded magnets, configured to meet user-specific mounting, and operational requirements. Various wire and cable options are also available, with the most popular insulating materials in 18-26 AWG sizes. Connectors can also be supplied, including AMP, Molex, JST, Packard, threaded, weather sealed, snap lock, lug, and other types.

With each custom reed switch project, the company’s talented in-house applications engineering team applies more than 45 years of field-proven experience, working in close collaboration with customers to identify a unique “best fit” solution. These discernments are based on a multitude of application and performance parameters, further drawing upon an extensive portfolio of thousands of legacy success stories. All Reed Switch Development Corp. products are 100% developed and assembled in the USA at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Racine, Wisconsin, USA.

Find out how Reed Switch Developments Corp. can help support your OEM Commercial and Consumer Appliance requirements.

Contact us today for a consultation.

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