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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Description Price Application Shape Diameter Length Width Height Dimensions
RS Stock No. 822-4689
Mfr. Part No.GLS-M1
BrandOmron
$22.78
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Proximity Sensor Rectangular - 50mm 10mm 14mm 50 x 10 x 14 mm
RS Stock No. 179-2889
Mfr. Part No.P3150000
BrandCelduc
$18.18
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Proximity Sensor Rectangular - 32mm 6.8mm 15mm 32 x 6.8 x 15 mm
RS Stock No. 181-2185
Mfr. Part No.101MG7
BrandHoneywell
$14.54
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Solid State Sensor Cylindrical 6 mm 6.3mm - - 6.3 x 6.3 mm
RS Stock No. 866-2583
Mfr. Part No.M1219-1
BrandAssemtech
$1.71
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- Cylindrical 3 mm - - 1mm 3 (Dia.) x 1 mm
RS Stock No. 837-2007
Mfr. Part No.BTL6-A-3801-2
BrandBALLUFF
$31.72
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Micropulse Transducer Rectangular - 37.6mm 21mm 18mm 37.6 x 21 x 18 mm
RS Stock No. 290-1450
Mfr. Part No.MAG-3010-B
BrandSick
$17.95
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Magnetic Proximity Sensor Cylindrical 30 mm 10mm - - 30 x 10 mm
RS Stock No. 765-9353
Mfr. Part No.CU103602
BrandZF
$72.79
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Angular Position Sensor - - 57.33mm 48.3mm 17.7mm 57.33 x 48.3 x 17.7 mm
RS Stock No. 179-2895
Mfr. Part No.P6250000
BrandCelduc
$16.20
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Proximity Sensor Rectangular - 32mm 6.8mm 15mm 32 x 6.8 x 15 mm
RS Stock No. 765-9343
Mfr. Part No.AS201901
BrandZF
$8.99
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Magnetic Reed Sensor Rectangular - - - - -
RS Stock No. 837-2003
Mfr. Part No.BTL6-A-3800-2
BrandBALLUFF
$41.58
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Micropulse Transducer Rectangular - 37.6mm 21mm 28.8mm 37.6 x 21 x 28.8 mm
RS Stock No. 917-2640
Mfr. Part No.PCC26720
BrandCelduc
$30.09
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Magnetic Proximity Sensor Cylindrical M12 80mm - - -
RS Stock No. 917-2671
Mfr. Part No.PTI40020
BrandCelduc
$22.74
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Magnetic Proximity Sensor Cylindrical M8 25mm - - -
RS Stock No. 917-2684
Mfr. Part No.PWB11500
BrandCelduc
$20.91
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Magnetic Proximity Sensor Rectangular - 47.7mm 9.7mm 14mm 47.7 x 14 x 9.7 mm
RS Stock No. 290-0621
Mfr. Part No.MAG-3015-B
BrandSick
$21.32
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Magnetic Proximity Sensor Cylindrical 31 mm 15mm - - 31 x 15 mm
RS Stock No. 183-7483
Mfr. Part No.Z4DC01
BrandOmron
$121.614
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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Detect Duplicated Paper Feeding - - 35.5mm 15mm 16mm 35.5 x 15 x 16 mm
RS Stock No. 331-7604
Mfr. Part No.S1416
BrandAssemtech
$37.70
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Reed Switch Cylindrical - 50mm - - -
RS Stock No. 765-9362
Mfr. Part No.CU103601
BrandZF
$83.72
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Angular Position Sensor - - 57.33mm 48.3mm 17.7mm 57.33 x 48.3 x 17.7 mm
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