Some applications require low-power metering including gas and water meters whereby most engineering designers opt for the solutions of the state-of-the-art in tackling challenges of position-sensing. Through application of the greatest and new technologies, engineers can go for the hall effect sensors or solid-state magnet resistive for their reliability, sensitivity, and durability. For many years, the reed switches are used in for battery-operated and low-power applications. The increasing demand for reed switch technology and its applications have validated the cardinal position of technology in the controls and sensing market. The technology advantageous for its tight power usage tolerance, inherent switch point hysteresis, low operating power, and precise magnetic sensitivity switch points. Reed switches permit simple sensitivities customization and specific requirements of the applications.
One of the key benefits of reed switches if ow operation power. Reed switches need power that is low in comparison to hall effect sensors and MR. Low power is acquired by the technologies of micro-power sensing by the use of active sensing of the low duty cycle. In comparison to reed switches, they do not need any power upon operating because they are components that are passive. In addition to that, reed switches can be made to sense the motion of rotating with no power apart from the switches detecting movement. The switches provide lower consumption of power as compared to other technologies thus saving the necessary cost by reducing the requirements of the battery size.
Engineering designers are opting for the solutions of state-of-the-art to tackle challenges of position-sensing when it comes to applications that require low-power metering like gas and water meters. Engineers can apply the greatest and advanced technologies in choosing the hall effect sensors or solid-state magneto-resistive for their reliability, sensitivity and durability. For many years, the reed switches are used in for battery-operated and low-power applications. The rise in demand and uses of reed switch technology is validating the focal position of technology in controls and sensing markets. The technology has several pros such as tight power usage tolerance, inherent switch point hysteresis, low operating power, and precise magnetic sensitivity switch points.
Another benefit of the reed switch is simplicity in customization. Nano-power magnetic and solid-state micro switches are designed to fit all in one size. As compared to reed switches, they are largely available in sensitivity ranges that are custom and are tailored to the specific application requirements. The customizing of reed switch into termination options and mechanical packaging which are available for sensors to fit easily in several applications.
Power usage tolerance that is firm is a feature of the reed switch. The tolerance resistance and power supply for reed switches are firm than the specifications of solid-state devices to operate current.