Meteorological Equipment


Magnetic Reed Switches, Sensors and actuators for Meteorological Equipment


Meteorological Equipment | Reed Switch Developments CorpReed Switch Developments Corp. designs and manufactures a broad range of both standard and custom magnetic-based reed switch sensors, in support of meteorological equipment requirements. Their high sensitivity, low cost, and near-zero power consumption requirements allow them to be installed within remote areas with years of maintenance-free service life. A few examples of successful applications include:

  • Weather vanes/weather observation equipment
  • Telescopes
  • Anemometers
  • Radar and antennae equipment
  • Rain gauge / snow gauge dataloggers
  • Automatic weather stations
  • Weatherproof electronic equipment

RSD 2501-1710-400 Magnetic Reed Switch Sensor + Actuator KitMagnetic 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 typesRSD 2602-1166-400 Magnetic Reed Switch Sensor + Actuator Kit.

With each custom reed switch project, the company’s talented in-house applications engineering team applies more than 50 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 at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Racine, Wisconsin, USA, which was recently also officially WBE certified. Find out how Reed Switch Developments Corp. can help support your Meteorological Equipment magnetic reed sensing and actuation applications.  Contact us today for an initial consultation.


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