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Model PMDX-170

Slotted Optical Sensor

This item is now obsolete and we no longer offer it for sale. Repairs services are still available.

 

PMDX-170 slotted optical sensor

Slotted Optical Sensor
Mounting side view

PMDX-170 slotted optical sensor

Slotted Optical Sensor
Reverse side view

The PMDX-170 is a slotted optical sensor with fully conditioned NPN outputs.

  • Optical interruption sensor for a disk with holes or for a moving flag
  • Slot width of 3 mm with center of sensing zone 2.5 mm below top of sensor
  • Small size 1.500" by 0.720" circuit board is easy to mount using two screws
  • Two mounting orientations possible using holes in circuit board or in sensor body
  • Easy to use clamp style screw terminal strips for connections
  • LED indicator for sensor output status
  • Signals are conditioned by a Schmidt trigger to avoid multiple false transitions
  • Both a True and a False output are provided so user can select desired polarity
  • Outputs are NPN "open collector" style and provide either an open circuit or a path to ground depending on state of sensor
  • Outputs work directly with PMDX breakout board inputs and any other boards that provide a "pull-up"
  • Sensor may be powered by any DC voltage from 5 volts to 25 volts
  • Output voltage is independent of supply voltage
  • Response time of less than 10 uS
  • Mounting area of circuit board is free of electrically conducting PCB traces
  • SMT component side is conformal coated to help resist harsh environments
  • NOT recommended for application in dusty environments such as wood routers or plasma cutters

 

Download the manual in PDF format here (revision 1.0, 54 KB).

This item is now obsolete and we no longer offer it for sale. Repairs services are still available.

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