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Member #84718

Member Since: October 2, 2009

Country: United States

  • This sensor is great! The reviews regarding inconsistent resistance values are fair and truthful from my experience. The ones regarding connection points failing due to being flexed may be truthful, but are not fair. If you want a sensor that is 100% ready for an industrial environment, then you will pay $150-$500 for it. It will come with pretty mounting brackets, an IP66 rating, and a housing that protects the sensitive portions. This sensor is less than $15! Buy two of them and use the first one as a learning experience on how to predict points of failure due to physical and environmental stress. Some of the negative reviews regarding the connections breaking due to flex are quite unfair…they have the same worth as saying, “My non-waterproofed temperature sensor failed when I submerged it in boiling water….what a piece of crap!” Would you also mount a toggle-switch solely by two 22 gauge wires and expect it to last for 50 years in a marine environment under daily use? Of course not! The datasheet clearly defines the ACTIVE LENGTH…and it does not include the connection points…RTFM!

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