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LV-ProxSonar-EZ Ultrasonic Range Finder

LV-ProxSonar®-EZ™
Sensor Line

High Performance Ultrasonic Rangefinder
 
RoHs Compliant

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

 

MB1004 LV-ProxSonar-EZ0

The LV‑ProxSonar‑EZ0 has a detection zone of ~7 feet and will allow for 6+ simultaneous sensors. Price each $29.95. More on this sensor

MB1014 LV-ProxSonar-EZ1

The LV‑ProxSonar‑EZ1 has a detection zone of ~5 feet and will allow for 8+ simultaneous sensors. Price each $29.95. More on this sensor

MB1024 LV-ProxSonar-EZ2

The LV-ProxSonar-EZ2 has a detection zone of ~3 feet and will allow for 10+ simultaneous sensors. Price each $29.95. More on this sensor

MB1034 LV-ProxSonar-EZ3

The LV‑ProxSonar‑EZ3 has a detection zone of ~2 feet and will allow for 13+ simultaneous sensors. Price each $29.95. More on this sensor

MB1044 LV-MaxSonar-EZ4

The LV-ProxSonar-EZ4 has a detection zone of ~1 feet and will allow for 15+ simultaneous sensors. Price each $29.95. More on this sensor
 
The LV-MaxSonar-EZ Sensors At a Glance
 
People Detection
Longest Range
High Sensitivity

Best Balance
 
 Large Targets
Shortest Range
Noise Tolerance
 
 
 
 
 

Different applications require different sensors. The LV‑ProxSonar‑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‑ProxSonar‑EZ Beam  Patterns.

For further help in selecting a sensor use our Ultrasonic Sensor Selection Guide.

Sensor Line Specifications

 
  • Resolution of 1 inch
  • ~2.5 second target acquire time*
  • ~1.5 second target release time*
  • Automatic multi-sensor operation
  • People sensor
  • Choice of 2 digital outputs: Logic Level (High/Low) and RS232 serial
  • Choice of a detection zone (1 ft., 2 ft., 3 ft., 5 ft., 7 ft.)
  • Run up to 15+ sensors in the same environment with negligible interference
  • 42kHz Ultrasonic sensor measures distance to objects
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Read from both sensor outputs: Serial and Pulse Width
  • Virtually no sensor dead zone, objects closer than 6 inches range as 6 inches
  • 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
  • Quote Request Form: For orders greater than 100 sensors

Easy to Use Ultrasonic Sensors

The LV‑ProxSonar‑EZ products are low cost ultrasonic proximity sensors that provide a component module solution that offers 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.

The Interface

The LV‑ProxSonar‑EZ interface was designed to be very easy and intuitive to use. The interface output formats included are pulse width output and asynchronous RS232 serial digital output. Both interfaces work without user code or complicated setup strings.

The Power Requirements

The LV‑ProxSonar‑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‑ProxSonar‑EZ sensors have a 2mA average current draw during free ranging operation.

The Controlled Beam Shape

The LV‑ProxSonar‑EZ offers a controlled beam that is designed to reject small objects (clutter) outside of the central beam area without detecting frivolous or unwanted targets.

Users are encouraged to pick the product with the detection zone that best matches their application.  In the LV‑ProxSonar‑EZ product line the product with the widest beam is the MB1004. The product with the narrowest beam is the MB1044.

The Calibration

Each LV‑ProxSonar‑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‑ProxSonar‑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.

Product Documents

 
MB1004 Datasheet LV-ProxSonar-EZ0-datasheet
MB1014 Datasheet LV-ProxSonar-EZ1-datasheet
MB1024 Datasheet LV-ProxSonar-EZ2-datasheet
MB1034 Datasheet LV-ProxSonar-EZ3-datasheet
MB1044 Datasheet LV-ProxSonar-EZ4-datasheet
 
Application Notes
 
Sensor Selection GuideSensor Selection Guide
RoHS ConformityRoHS Declaration of Conformity
CE Declaration of ConformityCE Declaration of Conformity
Reliability DemonstrationMTBF Report
High Resolution PicturesHigh Resolution Pictures.zip
 
Product 3D Models
 
These 3D model files will download with a different product name.
 
Key ShotIGES FileACIS 7.0 FileSolid Works Part
STL FileSTEP FileParaSolid Part 
 
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