The LV-MaxSonar-EZ sensors were the first ultrasonic sensor to offer multiple simple outputs, stable range readings, and no sensor dead zone in a component module solution.
Selecting a Product
The LV-MaxSonar-EZ Sensors At a Glance
Different applications require different sensors. The LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ product line offers varied sensitivity to allow you to select the best sensor to meet your needs.
The diagram above shows how each product balances sensitivity and noise tolerance. This does not effect the maximum range, pin outputs, or other operations of the sensor. To view how each sensor will function to different sized targets reference the LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ Beam Patterns.
**Note: our XL‑MaxSonar‑EZ Products have both greater sensitivity
For further help in selecting a sensor use our Ultrasonic Sensor Selection Guide. You can also purchase the MB1060 5 Pack Sampler which contains one each of the LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ sensors or MB1061 10 Pack Sampler which contains two each of the LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ sensors.
Sensor Line Specifications
- Resolution of 1 inch
- 20Hz reading rate
- 42kHz Ultrasonic sensor measures distance to objects
- RoHS Compliant
- Read from all 3 sensor outputs: Analog Voltage, RS232 Serial, Pulse Width
- Virtually no sensor dead zone, objects closer than 6 inches typically range as 6 inches
- Maximum Range of 254 inches (645 cm)
- Operates from 2.5-5.5V
- Low 2.0mA average current requirement
- Small, light weight module
- Designed for easy integration into your project or product
Retail Price Range: $21.95-$29.95
Quote Request Form: For orders greater than 100 sensors
Easy to Use Ultrasonic Sensors
The original LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ products were the first low cost ultrasonic distance sensors to provide a component module solution that offered easy to use outputs, no sensor dead zone, calibrated beam patterns, stable range readings, low power demands, and a host of other features detailed in the product datasheets.
As a result, our component modules have found a wide acceptance in the robotics community, and have also been integrated into a number of industrial solutions including: proximity sensors for store displays, high speed sensors for vending machines, remote monitoring sensors for parking monitors, and distance sensors used to evaluate people's height.
The LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ interface was designed to be very easy and intuitive to use. The interface output formats included are pulse width output, analog voltage output, and asynchronous RS232 serial digital output. All interfaces work without user code or complicated setup strings.
The Power Requirements
The LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ functions throughout a 2.5V to 5.5V operational voltage range. This allows for easy integration at either 3.3V or 5V which means that users of low voltage microcontrollers, or those who wish to operate in solar or battery based systems, do not have to provide an extra power supply for the sensor.
The LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ sensors have a 2mA average current draw during free ranging operation.
The Controlled Beam Shape
Similar ultrasonic products may have frequent side lobe detection and can even falsely trigger on objects behind or to the sides of the sensor. The LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ offers a controlled beam that is designed to reject small objects (clutter) outside of the central beam area and provides long range sensitivity without detecting frivolous or unwanted targets.
Users are encouraged to pick the product with the sensitivity that best matches their application. In the LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ product line the product with the widest beam is the MB1000. The product with the narrowest beam is the MB1040.
Each LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ is tested for proper operation at our facility and comes with a factory calibrated beam pattern to help ensure consistent operation of the sensor even from part to part.
In addition to this, the LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ automatically calibrates to its environment after power up, before taking the first reading. Because this power up calibration only occurs on power up, it is recommended that users power off and then on the sensor whenever the voltage, temperature, or humidity conditions change.
Industrial users may want to consider upgrading to the XL‑MaxSonar‑EZ Products to take advantage of the real‑time automatic calibration and the added clutter & noise rejection.
|Sensor Selection Guide||Sensor Selection Guide|
|CE Declaration of Conformity||CE Declaration of Conformity|
|Reliability Demonstration||MTBF Report|
|Quick Start Guide||MaxSonar Quick Start Guide|
|High Resolution Pictures||High Resolution Pictures.zip|
Product 3D Models
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