Today’s automotive industry requires sensors for multiple applications in order to improve a vehicle’s safety and for more real time data and intelligence. Our sensors can be found in different mechanical and engine based applications.
Typical Automotive Sensor Applications:
- Window sensors
- Brake sensors
Types of Automotive Sensors:
- Temperature sensors
- Water sensors
- Fuel sensors
Reed switches are commonly used within automotive sensor applications.
For liquid level measurements, an example of which would be for fuel tank level sensing, the Reed switch uses a magnetic float that adjusts with the liquid surface, actuating a hermetically sealed switch in the stem. This simple and comparatively low-maintenance design installs readily, minimizes shock, vibration, and pressure, and works with a variety of fluids, not just petrol.
For more information on Reed switches, go to our Reed Switch – How It Works page.