Sensor & Switch Magnets

Sensor magnets (also known as reed switches) are electrical switches operated by a magnetic field. They can be used to detect specific actions, like the opening of a door, and are widely used for electrical circuit control.

What are sensor magnets used for?

Sensor magnets can be used in door and window sensors, and are commonly found in burglar alarm systems. They're also widely used for communications. Once the magnet is pulled away from the switch, the reed switch will go back to its original position. A reed relay is when there are one or more reed switches inside a coil.

Why use sensor magnets?

Sensor magnets can be used to reduce current leakage. This is useful for applications in hazardous areas, for example where there's flammable gas in the area, or in medical devices. Sensor magnets are also useful in locations where it isn't possible to make direct contact with the switch, such as in explosive or toxic environments.


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RS Stock No. 339-768
BrandRS PRO
PHP430.74
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Magnetic Proximity Switch Rectangular - 38mm 10mm 25mm 38 x 25 x 10 mm
RS Stock No. 361-7011
BrandRS PRO
PHP276.20
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Proximity Switch Cylindrical 11 mm 28mm - - 11 x 28 mm
RS Stock No. 811-0745
BrandRS PRO
PHP222.83
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Linear Actuator Rectangular - 32mm 13mm 8mm 32 x 13 x 8 mm
RS Stock No. 361-4927
BrandRS PRO
PHP203.59
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Proximity Switch Rectangular - 32mm 8mm 15mm 32 x 8 x 15 mm
RS Stock No. 536-1710
BrandRS PRO
PHP80.15
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Transducer Cylindrical 4 mm 19mm - - 4 x 19 mm
RS Stock No. 285-245
BrandRS PRO
PHP358.29
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Proximity Switch Rectangular - 32mm 24mm 10mm 32 x 24 x 10 mm
RS Stock No. 536-1732
BrandRS PRO
PHP120.23
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Transducer Rectangular - 20mm - - -
RS Stock No. 536-1748
BrandRS PRO
PHP160.31
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Transducer Rectangular - 28.6mm 19mm 6.3mm 28.6 x 6.3 x 19 mm
RS Stock No. 822-4689
Mfr. Part No.GLS-M1
BrandOmron
PHP785.85
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Proximity Sensor Rectangular - 50mm 10mm 14mm 50 x 10 x 14 mm
RS Stock No. 765-9340
Mfr. Part No.AS201801
BrandZF
PHP210.02
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Magnetic Reed Sensor Rectangular - - - - -
RS Stock No. 765-9331
Mfr. Part No.MP201901
BrandZF
PHP299.78
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Magnetic Proximity Sensor Rectangular - 28.58mm 19.1mm 6.35mm 28.58 x 19.1 x 6.35 mm
RS Stock No. 765-9343
Mfr. Part No.AS201901
BrandZF
PHP296.00
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Magnetic Reed Sensor Rectangular - - - - -
RS Stock No. 917-2668
Mfr. Part No.PLC10040
BrandCelduc
PHP894.14
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Magnetic Proximity Sensor Rectangular - 32mm 6.8mm 15mm 32 x 15 x 6.8 mm
RS Stock No. 331-8168
Mfr. Part No.RSH01
BrandAssemtech
PHP80.15
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Filter, Reed Switch, Tachometer, Transducer Rectangular - 12.7mm 1.57mm 3.17mm 12.7 x 1.57 x 3.17 mm
RS Stock No. 917-2671
Mfr. Part No.PTI40020
BrandCelduc
PHP679.01
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Magnetic Proximity Sensor Cylindrical M8 25mm - - -
RS Stock No. 917-2662
Mfr. Part No.PTA80020
BrandCelduc
PHP1,031.88
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Magnetic Proximity Sensor Cylindrical M10 40mm - - -
RS Stock No. 331-7604
Mfr. Part No.S1416
BrandAssemtech
PHP1,705.79
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Reed Switch Cylindrical - 50mm - - -
RS Stock No. 917-2640
Mfr. Part No.PCC26720
BrandCelduc
PHP852.12
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Magnetic Proximity Sensor Cylindrical M12 80mm - - -
RS Stock No. 355-5519
Mfr. Part No.BTL5-F-2814-1S
BrandBALLUFF
PHP2,903.33
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Micropulse Transducer Rectangular - 28mm 40mm 29.9mm 28 x 40 x 29.9 mm
RS Stock No. 784-0022
Mfr. Part No.DM60-31-15
PHP793.75
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Magnetic Sensor Round 31 mm - - 15mm 31 (Dia.) x 15 mm
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