Load Sensor - 50kg (SEN-10245)

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This load sensor is the same one found in digital bathroom scales (you know, the ones you use in January for your New Year’s resolutions, and then forget about a month later). This sensor can measure up to about 110 pounds. Check the video below for a simple explanation on how these work and how to use them.

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When using 4 of these together what is max capacity?

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Hi Malcom,

Depending on the geometry of the plate or whatever your weight is placed on, and the location of the sensors, the distribution of forces will be different, but if you assume the distribution is equal, four sensors could measure four times the force, with about the accuracy of a smaller sensor!

I’d take a look at SparkFun’s excellent guide on load cells, as it covers just this a bit of the way down the guide: