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Low-power angle sensors are compact, accurate and robust

25 October 2012

The low power version of the Vert-X 21 series angle sensor from the Swiss manufacturer Contelec is available exclusively in the UK from Variohm EuroSensor.

Aimed at power critical applications such as battery powered joysticks, radio controls or portable processing equipment, this non-contacting magnetic sensor has a reduced current consumption of less than 300µA and voltage rating of between 1.8 and 5.5Vdc for a standard measurement range of 0 to 360 degrees with 0.3 percent linearity.

Furthermore, the Vert-X 21 may be ordered with optional user defined features that widen its application potential, including characteristic curve, index points, direction of rotation and programmable measurement angle.

At just under 23mm diameter, the Vert-X 21 comes with a choice of servo or bush mounting housings in stainless steel. Both 6mm diameter ‘D’ shafts and 3.175mm slotted shafts are offered, and the unit can be supplied as standard with IP54 protection, optionally upgradable to IP65.

The sensor has an operational temperature range of -40CºC to +125ºC and, with no contacting sensor parts, it is suitable for hostile environment applications where high accuracy, long-life and minimal maintenance are essential.

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