Littelfuse (Chicago, IL) has introduced the 59022 Series Firecracker Reed Sensor, a compact, cylindrical, magnetically operated device capable of switching up to 265 Vac/300 Vdc at 10 Watt/VA. The sensor has a 5.8 mm diameter, and circuit designers may choose from normally open, normally closed, or change-over contacts. The magnetically operated proximity sensor functions through non-ferrous materials, such as wood, plastic, or aluminum. Custom cable length and connector options are available.

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