SparkFun Load Sensor Combinator

$3.95

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SKU: BOB-093 Manufacturer: SparkFun Mfg Part Number: BOB-13878 Category: Tags: , ,

Description

The SparkFun Load Sensor Combinator is a bare PCB that combines four load sensors into a standard four-wire Wheatstone bridge configuration. If you open up an electronic bathroom scale, you’ll find a large rat’s nest of wires. The Load Sensor Combinator was created to combine the 12 wires found in a bathroom scale into the standard four-wire Wheatstone bridge configuration.

In addition to Load Sensors, a Load Cell Amplifier will also be required to generate a useable reading for your microcontroller or single board computer.

If your amplifier and supporting electronics are more than a few inches away from the scale, an RJ45 footprint is provided. The four Wheatstone pins (E+/E-/S+/S-) as well as the shield pin are connected to twisted pairs within a standard cheap Ethernet cable. This allows the amplifier board to be placed many feet away from the scale itself.

The combinator board also includes a footprint for the DS18B20 one-wire temperature sensor. This allows the user to gather the temperature of the scale in case there is a large variance between the scale and the amplifier. These three pins are accessed through the RJ45 connection as well, allowing remote temperature readings to be gathered over one twisted pair Ethernet cable.

 

Features

  • Combines four load sensors into a standard four-wire Wheatstone bridge configuration
  • Includes a footprint for the DS18B20 one-wire temperature sensor

 

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  Difficulty Level

Soldering Skill: Beginner
Prototyping Skill: Beginner
Programming Skill: N/A

  Product Certifications

  Product Attributes

Weight: 2 g

  Warranty Policy

This product has a 30 Day Warranty from the date of delivery. The item must not be modified, abused, incorrectly hooked up, or used for purposes outside the original scope of design.

  Return Policy

This product is returnable Within 14 Days of delivery for a store credit. Item must be unopened, unused, and in re-saleable condition.

 
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