This S-Type load cell (sometimes called a strain gauge) can translate up to 200kg of pressure (force) into an electrical signal. Each load cell is able to measure the electrical resistance that changes in response and proportion to the strain (e.g., pressure or force) applied to the form. With this gauge you will be able to tell just how heavy an object is, if an object's weight changes over time, or if you simply need to sense the presence of an object by measuring strain or load applied to a surface.
Each straight bar load cell is made from an alloy steel and is capable of reading a capacity up to 200kg. These load cells have four strain gauges that are hooked up in a Wheatstone bridge formation. The color code on the wiring is as follows: red = E+, green = O+, black = E-, and white = O-. Additionally, these load cells offer an IP66 protection rating and feature two M4 and two M5 sized through-holes for mounting purposes.
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High quality load cell being used as a muscle strength tester.
The threaded holes for mounting are actually M12, NOT M4/M5 as stated in the description.
I followed this guide: http://www.rehabtools.org/load-cell.html
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I am gladly impressed with the negligible long term drift and commercial/industrial grade accuracy of this load cell, for the price of a general purpose one. I integrated it seamlessly and easily with Sparkfun's OpenScale. HIghly recommended
even not rater as water proof, i used it in salt water for few hours and was working fine i didn't expect the loadcell to survive a salt water bath, but it did for few hours