MasTec Sensors, Transducers and Conditioners

An accelerometer measures acceleration (change in speed) of anything that it’s mounted on. Single axis accelerometers measure acceleration in only one direction. Dual-axis acceleromters, which are the most common, measure acceleration in two directions, perpendicular to each other. Three-axis accelerometers measure acceleration in three directions.


Accelerometers are very handy for measuring the orientation of an object relative to the earth, because gravity causes all objects to accelerate towards the earth. A two-axis accelerometer can be used to measure how level an object is.

The above 3 Axis sensing unit can be built into a casing with lithium battery, BNC leads for the 3 axis outputs.

With a three-axis accelerometer, you can measure an object’s acceleration in every direction.

Applications

Accelerometers are real workhorses in the sensor world because they can sense such a wide range of motion. They’re used in the latest Apple Powerbooks (and other laptops) to detect when the computer’s suddenly moved or tipped, so the hard drive can be locked up during movement. They’re used in cameras, to control image stabilization functions. They’re used in pedometers, gait meters, and other exercise and physical therapy devices. They’re used in gaming controls to generate tilt data. They’re used in automobiles, to control airbag release when there’s a sudden stop. There are countless other applications for them.

T1= Solid State Temperature Probe

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  • Linear output
  • 10mV/Degree C of Degree F
  • Thermal Well
  • IP65 rated cap or open
  • Runs on 5-28 VDC
  • Range 0 to 150 deg C 5 to 180 degrees F.

Accuracy is about 1 degree with no calibration. With one point calibration better than 1 degree, with two point calibration better than .2 degree. Full Specs