AiM loggers can measure the displacement between two points using a sensor (linear potentiometer) directly connected to the points of measure. This potentiometer can measure linear displacements like:
dampers compression or extension
steering rotation measured through the rack displacement
When installing the sensor:
be very careful avoiding possible bending of the internal cylinder; these bendings, occurring when over tightening the screws or in case of incorrect mounting, can seriously damage the sensor
extract the internal cylinder for about 5 mm (0.2 inches) from the sensor lower boundary position. Please note: do not use this sensor to measure distances beyond the potentiometer maximum travel. The car/bike linear potentiometer can be connected to any analog channel of AiM loggers.
The drawing below shows sensors dimensions in millimetres [inches].
Car/Bike linear potentiometer technical characteristics are:
Maximum supply voltage: 40 Vdc
Resolution: essentially infinite
Repeatability: ≤ 0.01 mm
Operational speed: 10 m/s max
Mechanical life: >25 millions cycles
Temperature range: from -40° to +125°
Environmental sealing: IP65
Independent linearity: ≤±0.5%
Cable type: Raychem 55A 24 AWG
Cable length: 450 mm
Spherical bearing: Ø5 mm
More info refer to Datasheet
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