Loadstar's iPedal pedal force sensor, is an easy to use sensor for measuring compressive forces applied during brake testing or similar applications where a user wants to measure the forces applied to a pedal.
Unlike conventional load cells with millivolt output, the iPedal sensor has signal conditioning electronics built into the sensor itself, and does not need specialized external equipment for output measurement. The sensor is based upon our patent protected capacitive sensing technology and is thin, rugged, and provides high reliability in rough environments.
This versatile force sensor can be used with our LoadVUE Pro (LV-1000) software to easily display, log and plot the force data on a PC or Windows compatible Tablet or with a DAQ/PLC using the analog output. You can even connect it to any micro-controller via the UART (Serial TTL) connection which can be accessed via the HX-100 breakout board if needed.
The base output of the sensor is UART/Serial TTL. We use our S2U (Serial to USB) dongle at the end of the cable to convert the base signal into USB. When purchased in this mode, the package includes the LV-1000 LoadVUE Pro software which allows you to not only display the applied force in various units, but it also lets the user log the data at user selectable intervals as well as plot the data as a Force vs. Time plot. The base package has max data output rate of 150 Hz. The upgraded high speed version can output data at as fast as 500 Hz.
The sensor can provide an optional Analog 0.5 to 4.5V DC outptut proportional to the applied loads with a simple four wire pigtail output.
An additional option is to use get the sensor in both digital and analog mode (Hybrid output) using our HX-100 Hybrid adapter board. This board allows you to maintain the integrity of the digital path to a PC via USB while simultaneously providing an analog output which can be fed into a Data Acquisition system or Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).
|iPEDAL-A-300||300 lbs||0.5 - 4.5V DC||+/- 0.5%||n/a||Please Login to See Prices|
|iPEDAL-U-300||300 lbs||USB (VCOM)||+/- 0.5%||LoadVUE Lite (LV-100) Display Only||Please Login to See Prices|
|iPEDAL-U-300-LV1000||300 lbs||USB (VCOM)||+/- 0.5%||LoadVUE Pro (LV-1000)||Please Login to See Prices|
|iPEDAL-UA-HX100-300-LV1000||300 lbs||USB & Analog with HX-100||+/- 0.5%||LoadVUE Pro (LV-1000)||Please Login to See Prices|