1. Explaining our naming conventionsThe letters used in our product names are abbreviations for characteristics the sensor has. Below is a list to assist you in being able to identify our products better. Product Line Terms
|XL||High Output Power|
|AE or A||Analog Envelope|
2. Environment informationOur sensors are designed to work in protected and unprotected environments. For applications needing more protection, for water intrusion, corrosion, or other external factors, we’ve developed our F-Option and P-Option. Review the table below for insight into what protection the F & P options provide. *For Weather Resistant Sensors
|F-Option*||Fluorosilicone sealant for added protection. Chemically inert seal to operate in harsh environments.|
|P-Option*||Parylene coating for improved corrosion resistance. Coating applied to the surface of the aluminum transducer.|
|IP67*||IP rated as "dust tight" and protected against immersion for 30 minutes at depths 150mm - 1000mm|
|IP68*||The product has been assessed and tested for Ingress Protection and Environmental Performance according to the IEC Standard 60529-EC529 and has been rated IP68|
|Protected||Office / Home Setting - no exposure, vibration, humidity, etc.|
3. Output information
|Analog Output||Output on a scale. From 0% - 100%. Ex. 1V - 5V|
- Envelope of all voltages coming back from the transducer. See image below.
- Voltage scales to distance. The lower the voltage, the shorter the distance measured and vice versa.
|Digital Output||Output sent over digital high and low values. - Generally more noise resistant|
- Digital output. Width of high pulse (in time) corresponds to distance.
- Between VCC and 0. Sends serial data. True TTL data - Starts at the high voltage
- Inverted TTL data. 0 - VCC *True RS232 should order TTL and purchase an inverter
- Connect sensor through USB to a logic device and read through a serial terminal.
- Most complicated to work with. I2C includes 2 lines: One line is for the time, the other for the data.
4. Calibrated Beam PatternsWe’ve referenced our calibrated beam patterns in the article MaxBotix Fully Calibrated Beam Patterns. To summarize that article: Our sensor beam patterns are factory calibrated for many applications. Each sensor line/model reflects different sensitivities and detection zones. There is little to no deviation between our sensors of the same model. Benefits:
- Consistent performance