Magnetic-Based Reed Switch Sensors
Reed Switch Developments Corp Aerospace and Commercial Aviation for Aerospace and Commercial Aviation

The high sensitivity and zero power consumption of reed switches makes them a natural fit for aerospace and commercial aviation requirements. Standard and custom reed switches are used to support:

  • Cockpit interior power switching requirements
  • Avionics
  • Aircraft electrical and electronics systems
  • Seat actuation
  • Door latch indication
  • Antennae
  • External aircraft auxiliary units
  • Lightning switches within aircraft interiors
  • Cabinet and door closing indicators

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 normally opened (NO) or normally closed (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 talented in-house applications engineering team at Reed Switch Developments Corp. applies its 50 years of field-proven experience, working in close collaboration with customers to identify a unique “best fit” solution. These magnetic reed switch solutions 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.

We are also a 100% woman owned business small business and (WBE certification pending) are available to support larger scale program order requirements. Find out how Reed Switch Developments Corp. can help support your aerospace requirements with our magnetic reed switch technologies. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Aerospace and Commercial Aviation


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