DRS-50 Series - 50.8mm High Power Reed Switch

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The DRS-50 Reed Switch is a miniature, normally open switch with a 50.80mm long x 5.25mm diameter (2.000” x 0.207”) glass envelope, capable of high voltage and power switching up to 400Vdc at 2mA. Will carry 6A and switch up to 100W/VA. It has an insulation resistance of 10^10 ohms minimum and contact resistance less than 100 milli-ohms.


  • Normally open switch
  • Capable of switching 400Vdc or 3.0A at up to 100W
  • Minimum breakdown voltage 600Vdc
  • Available sensitivity range 42-83 AT


  • Industrial Applications
  • Security
  • Limit switching
  • White Goods

Access specifications, certifications, check availability and order parts below

Catalog #Switching Power (W)Switching Voltage (V DC)Switching Current (A DC)Breakdown Voltage (V DC)Max Contact Resistance (Ω)Magnetic Sensitivity (AT)Body Length (mm)Overall Length (mm)Switch TypeOperating TemperaturePartner ECAD ModelsStockSamplesCompare
DRS-50-42-4810040036000.142 to 4850.882.55A:SPST-NO-40° to 125°CDRS-50-42-48Order
DRS-50-42-5310040036000.142 to 5350.882.55A:SPST-NO-40° to 125°CDRS-50-42-53
DRS-50-42-8310040036000.142 to 8350.882.55A:SPST-NO-40° to 125°CDRS-50-42-83Order
DRS-50-47-5310040036000.147 to 5350.882.55A:SPST-NO-40° to 125°CDRS-50-47-53Order
DRS-50-47-5810040036000.147 to 5850.882.55A:SPST-NO-40° to 125°CDRS-50-47-58Check
DRS-50-47-6810040036000.147 to 6850.882.55A:SPST-NO-40° to 125°CDRS-50-47-68Order
DRS-50-57-6310040036000.157 to 6350.882.55A:SPST-NO-40° to 125°CDRS-50-57-63Order
DRS-50-57-6810040036000.157 to 6850.882.55A:SPST-NO-40° to 125°CDRS-50-57-68CheckOrder
DRS-50-62-6810040036000.162 to 6850.882.55A:SPST-NO-40° to 125°CDRS-50-62-68CheckOrder
DRS-50-62-7310040036000.162 to 7350.882.55A:SPST-NO-40° to 125°CDRS-50-62-73CheckOrder
DRS-50-62-7810040036000.162 to 7850.882.55A:SPST-NO-40° to 125°CDRS-50-62-78CheckOrder
DRS-50-67-7310040036000.167 to 7350.882.55A:SPST-NO-40° to 125°CDRS-50-67-73CheckOrder
DRS-50-67-8310040036000.167 to 8350.882.55A:SPST-NO-40° to 125°CDRS-50-67-83Check
DRS-50-77-8310040036000.177 to 8350.882.55A:SPST-NO-40° to 125°CDRS-50-77-83CheckOrder

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A quick reference guide to selecting reed switches for electronic applications

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pdficon Soldering Temperatures Application Note

This application note applies to all of Littelfuse?s products that are normally soldered to printed circuit boards (PCBs) including all reed switches.

pdficon Extreme Temperature Reed Switch Operation Application Note

Littelfuse reed switches are normally specified to operate in a temperature range of -40 ?C to +125 ?C. T

pdficon Reed Switch and Reed Sensor Activation Application Note

Although a reed switch can be activated by placing it inside an electrical coil many reed switches and reed sensors are used for proximity sensing and are activated by a magnet.

pdficon Inductive Load Arc Suppression Application Note

When a reed switch or reed sensor is used to control an inductive device (relay coil solenoid transformer small motor etc.)

pdficon Catalog Glossary Reed Switch Terms Application Note

Reed Switch Terms Glossary

pdficon Ampere turn versus mT and Gauss Application Note

What is the relationship between AT (Ampere*turn) and Tesla or Gauss? What magnet strength will activate a 15 AT reed switch at 5 mm?

pdficon Vibration Testing and Precautions Application Note

Littelfuse tests sinusoidal vibration according to Mil. Std. 202G Method 204D Test Condition G (10 ? 2000 Hz frequency sweep at 30 G or 0.06 inch double amplitude whichever is less).

pdficon Capacitive Loads Application Note

When there is significant capacitance in a reed sensor reed relay or reed switch circuit the peak current and energy switched by the reed contacts should be considered.

pdficon Reed Switch Extended Shock Capabilities Application Note

The maximum shock specifications in the Littelfuse catalog are very conservative for most switches smaller than the DRxxxx type. T

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The data sheets for Littelfuse parts show temperature ranges for storage. However long term exposure to extreme temperatures in the specified storage temperature range may degrade solderability of terminals.

pdficon Handling of Reed Sensors Relays And Switches Application Note

When used within their capabilities Littelfuse reed sensors reed relays and reed switches provide many years of robust performance

pdficon Measuring Reed Switch Sensitivity and Contact Resistance Application Note

The purpose of this application note is to document the preferred method of reading the sensitivity and contact resistance of Littelfuse reed switches.

pdficon Flow Sensing in Tankless Water Heaters Application Note

Reed switches and sensors are highly effective solutions for flow sensing applications that can be used for detecting the presence of fluid flow in a system or even measure the rate of fluid flow.

pdficon Modifying Reed Switches Application Note

When cutting and forming reed switch leads it is important to use the correct support and cutting tools to avoid causing damage to the glass-to-metal hermetic seals.

Part # Part Description RoHS Pb-free RoHS (2015/ 863/EU) Certificate REACH (SVHC’s) Declaration Halogen Free REACH (SVHC’s) IPC-Material Declaration
DRS-50-42-48 DRS-50 42-48 RoHS No 06/06/2019 PbFree No 06/06/2019 Yes
DRS-50-42-53 DRS-50 42-53 RoHS No 12/04/2017 PbFree No 12/04/2017 Yes
DRS-50-42-83 DRS-50 42-83 RoHS No 12/04/2017 PbFree No 12/04/2017 Yes
DRS-50-47-53 DRS-50 47-53 RoHS No 12/04/2017 PbFree No 12/04/2017 Yes
DRS-50-47-68 DRS-50 47-68 RoHS No 12/04/2017 PbFree No 12/04/2017 Yes
DRS-50-57-63 DRS-50 57-63 RoHS No 12/04/2017 PbFree No 12/04/2017 Yes
DRS-50-57-68 DRS-50 57-68 RoHS No 12/04/2017 PbFree No 12/04/2017 Yes
DRS-50-62-68 DRS-50 62-68 RoHS No 12/04/2017 PbFree No 12/04/2017 CoC_RoHS10_DRS-50-62-68 REACH209_Declaration_DRS-50-62-68 Yes
Does not Contain
DRS-50-62-73 DRS-50 62-73 RoHS No 12/04/2017 PbFree No 12/04/2017 Yes
DRS-50-62-78 DRS-50 62-78 RoHS No 12/04/2017 PbFree No 12/04/2017 Yes
DRS-50-67-73 DRS-50 67-73 RoHS No 12/04/2017 PbFree No 12/04/2017 Yes
DRS-50-77-83 DRS-50 77-83 RoHS No 12/04/2017 PbFree No 12/04/2017 Yes
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