The MK15 magnetically operated reed proximity sensors for surface-mount device (SMD) mounting are ideal for electronic printed circuit boards (PCBs) where all components are surface-mounted. Designed for high-requirement applications, the MK15 is used for position-detecting safety components and proximity sensors in medical products. It can also be used for telecommunication, white goods, industrial, and automotive applications such as meter-counting sensors, lid detectors, and alarm sensors. With its 19.5-by-2.5-by-2.5-millimeter dimension and efficient internal structure, the MK15 is excellent for low-power operations, requiring no external power for sensor operation. Two lead designs are available: flat, straight leads for PCB slot mounting and flat, bent for gull-wing SMD leads. This product is also available in six operating sensitivities. The sensors are supplied taped and reeled according to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 286-3, suitable for auto-placement.