Position Sensors — WSU

Position Sensors — WSU - Position Sensors - WSU

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Position Sensors There are three types of position monitoring sensors: Potentiometers Rheostats Linear Voltage Differential Transformers (LVDT) Potentiometers - A potentiometer is a 3-wire device that is used to vary voltage in a circuit. This signal must be converted to digital form before it can be read by the computer's microprocessor. Most potentiometers have a 5V power feed, a ground circuit, and a feedback line to the computer which will vary between approximately 0.5V and 4.5V representing the position of the object being monitored. Examples of potentiometers: Throttle Position (TP) Sensor - Used as a major input for both engine and transmission control on vehicles with a throttle cable. . Accelerator position (APP) sensor - Used as a major input for both engine and transmission control on vehicles without a throttle cable. Position Sensors — WSU http://ocw.weber.edu/automotive-technology/ausv-1320-automotive-elec. ..
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course AUSV 1320 taught by Professor Johnkelly during the Winter '12 term at Weber.

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