VTP11 rotary sensor: D-shaft mount, resistive element technology

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VTP11 rotary sensor: D-shaft mount, resistive element technologyVariohm EuroSensor’s new VTP11 rotary position sensor combines well-proven resistive element technology and convenient D-shaft mounting in a durable and low-cost IP66-rated package that ensures reliable and long-life operation for high-performance motorsports – especially for throttle position sensing. Variohm’s conductive plastic track and multiple fingered wiper assembly has been designed to maintain full sensing contact even in the most arduous shock and vibration conditions. With a 97 degree measuring range and 5kΩ throttle range resistance value from a 5…24V DC input, the VTP11 will suit a wide variety of motorsports and specialist vehicle applications. The mechanical range of the sensor is 112 degrees and its rated operational life is 5 million cycles. Temperature extremes from -25 to +125degC with short-term peaks to 150degC for 15 minutes are possible.

The motorsports-standard 8mm D-shaft through-hole makes installation easy and fast without the need for a coupling, and makes possible form-fit interchangeability with competitive models. Radial slots for M4 screws on a 32.5mm PCD in the highly resilient glass-filled PBT housing allow for generous mounting adjustment. Three-wire connection via insulated leads is available on the standard model with connector options are available on request.

This new VTP11 D-shaft sensor joins Variohm’s comprehensive range of throttle position, steering angle, suspension and gearbox sensors for demanding motorsports applications that offer resistive, analogue and digital outputs in both contacting, non-contact and contactless technologies, with a wide choice of mechanical interfacing options.

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