Reed switch magnets are magnets used in conjunction with reed switches. A reed switch is an
Reed switch magnets are magnets used in conjunction with reed switches. A reed switch is an electrical switch that is activated by the presence or absence of a magnetic field. It consists of two thin, ferromagnetic metal reeds sealed in a glass tube with an inert gas, such as nitrogen.
When a magnet is brought close to the reed switch, the magnetic field causes the reeds to attract and make contact, closing the electrical circuit. Conversely, when the magnet is moved away, the magnetic field diminishes, causing the reeds to separate and open the circuit.
Reed switches are commonly used in various applications where proximity sensing or position detection is required. Reed switch magnets are typically small and cylindrical in shape, although they can come in different sizes and configurations depending on the specific application. They are made from materials with strong magnetic properties, such as neodymium or ferrite, to provide an adequate magnetic field to activate the reed switch.