source: Varicom EuroSensor news
Variohm EuroSensor’s new VTP11 rotary position sensor combines 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 positon sensing.
The company’s conductive plastic track and multiple fingered wiper assembly is designed to maintain full sensing contact even in the most arduous shock and vibration conditions. With a 97 degree measuring range and 5kohm throttle range resistance value from a 5 p- 24VDC 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 five million cycles. Temperature extremes from -25C to +125C with short-term peaks to 150C for 15 mins 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, says the company.