Strain gauge /load cell gear knob
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Strain gauge gear knob details below.
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The Flatshifter 'shift' is a strain gauged shear beam force sensor gear knob is designed to replace the OEM gear knob on a sequential gearbox to enable clutchless up and down shifting using our or any other makers gear shifting system or ECU ignition-cut
and throttle blip functions.
This gear knob utilises a full bridge strain gauged shear beam load cell that
causes the force applied to the gear knob cover to act at the instantaneous
centre of rotation of the gear lever making the device insensitive to hand
position, unlike similar sensors that use bending beam load cells.
The device is supplied complete with cover, cable and connector.
An amplifier module is supplied to excite the bridge and amplify the bridge
output. Several amplifier options are available to suit individual applications.
Gear Knob Specification
Force Range Bi- directional 1–12Kg (10–120N).
Gauge resistance 350 Ohms.
Excitation voltage 5 Volts
Temperature range -10 – +50 deg. C.
Max overload 150% FS.
Tightening torque 16 Nm.
Attachment Thread M10 x 1.5 or ½ dia. for Quaife
Cable. 1 metre four core shielded cable fitted
with Binder IP40 conn.
Weight. 168 Grams.
Amplifier Module Options.
Flatshifter Amplifier Module. This version connects the gear knob to the Flatshifter shifter system as an alternative to the shift rod. The trigger level is set via the adjusting knob on the amplifier module.#Ref. 2.5 volts Amplifier Module. This version gives a 2.5 volt output with no load on the load cell with the voltage rising above or falling below 2.5 volts depending on if the gear knob is pushed or pulled.
Ref 0 volts Amplifier Module. This gives 0 volts output with no load on the load cell and gives a positive or negative output depending on if the gear knob is pushed or pulled. Dual Input Amplifier Module. ECU input signal wires for upshift or downshift are switched to ground at a pre-set trigger level depending on whether the gear knob is pushed or pulled. The trigger level is adjustable via an adjusting knob on the amplifier module. Please note options 2, 3, and 4 require a 12 volt DC supply and ground connection.
IMPORTANT NOTE this is the far superior full bridge strain gauged shear beam not the INFERIOR bending beam system offered elsewhere send us your email address for a full explanation.