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Which sensor most suitable for my application?

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sarahd
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I am currently using MPX5500DP for a simple arduino car counter - it measures the change in pressure of a sealed tube when a car drives over it.

The readings from MPX5500DP are not precise enough however; which sensor would I be able to get a more precise reading in ambient outdoor temperatures?

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reyes
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Hi,

The MPX5500DP have a pressure measurement range from up to 500kPa, which, from my personal point of view, seems high for your kind of application. For more precision, I would recommend to use a smaller pressure range sensor so you can have higher voltage on the output when the car drives over the sealed tube.

 

You can start testing using the MPX5100DP, which is a very similar sensor to the MP5500DP, but with smaller measurement pressure range (0 to 100kPa).

MPX5100DP datasheet: https://www.nxp.com/docs/en/data-sheet/MPX5100.pdf

Regards,

Jose

NXP Semiconductors

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sarahd
Contributor II

Thank you for the quick reply! I'll give that a try.

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