Tension/Compression Load Cell Sensor

A high quality in-line analogue load cell for full-throttle gear-cut triggering.


Analogue in-line Load Cell Sensor

Load cells are still the most popular choice in professional motorsport for triggering a full-throttle shift cut because of their easy installation, repeatable operation and simple setup.

Unlike other methods of triggering, such as linear potentiometers, microswitches or proximity switches that detect the physical position of the gear lever, a load cell measures the applied force.

Load cells are highly sensitive analogue instruments, which means that the electronics can be accurately configured to detect the onset of a gear shift before there is any physical movement of the gear lever or shift drum. This is exactly the opposite to what is erroneously claimed by some.

As the unit is bi-directional it can be used to trigger an upshift engine cut or a downshift throttle blip

The unit requires an unregulated 12v supply and provides an output of 0.5v to 4.5v which is biased at 2.5v when no load is applied. The standard configuration provides an increasing voltage output when the device is in tension, although opposite polarity is available to order. Mounting is by two M8 studs, one left-hand, 1 right-hand. Optional left-hand female rod-end bearings are available if required.

This unit is fully compatible with our Easyshift ECU or most high-end engine management systems that can accept an analogue input

An installation drawing is available for download here

In-line load cell - M8, 12v, +T - £325.00 +VAT
High quality rod-end bearing - M8 female L/H - £25.00 +VAT

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