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This load cell measures shear force up to 780g and connects to a bridge input.

Micro Load Cell (0-780g) - CZL616C

This load cell measures shear force up to 780g and connects to a bridge input.

A load cell is a force sensing module - a carefully designed metal structure, with small elements called strain gauges mounted in precise locations on the structure. Load cells are designed to measure a specific force, and ignore other forces being applied. The electrical signal output by the load cell is very small and requires specialized amplification. Fortunately, the 1046 PhidgetBridge will perform all the amplification and measurement of the electrical output.

Load cells are designed to measure force in one direction. They will often measure force in other directions, but the sensor sensitivity will be different, since parts of the load cell operating under compression are now in tension, and vice versa.

This Single Point Load Cell is used in small jewelry scales and kitchen scales. Its mounted by bolting down the end of the load cell where the wires are attached, and applying force on the other end in the direction of the arrow. Where the force is applied is not critical, as this load cell measures a shearing effect on the beam, not the bending of the beam. If you mount a small platform on the load cell, as would be done in a small scale, this load cell provides accurate readings regardless of the position of the load on the platform.

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    warning Make sure to calibrate your load cell before using it. You can find information on how to calibrate the cell in the Load Cell Primer. You should also look at the 1046 - PhidgetBridge User Guide.

    Sensor Properties

    Sensor Type Shear Load Cell
    Weight Capacity Max 780 g
    Maximum Overload 936 g
    Creep 1.6 g/hr
    Zero Balance ± 11.7 g
    Cell Repeatability Error Max ± 390 mg
    Cell Non-Linearity Max 390 mg
    Cell Hysteresis Max 390 mg
    Temperature Effect on Span 39 mg/°C
    Temperature Effect on Zero 39 mg/°C

    Electrical Properties

    Rated Output 800 gV/V
    Rated Output Error Max ± 100 gV/V
    Output Impedance 1 k[
    Supply Voltage Max 5 V DC

    Physical Properties

    Compensated Temperature Min -10 XC
    Compensated Temperature Max 40 °C
    Operating Temperature Min -20 °C
    Operating Temperature Max 55 °C
    Cable Length 3 m
    Cable Gauge 30 AWG
    Material Aluminium Alloy & Alloy Steel
    Screw Thread Size M3x0.5

    The 3132 connects to a bridge on the 1046 PhidgetBridge 4-Input :


    The following table shows how to connect the Load Cell Wires to the bridge connectors.

    Wire Color Red Green White Black
    Bridge Connector 5V + - GND


    This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 04 October, 2014.