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February 17, 2012 / Dan Ackermann

Panasonic Quick Clips: GF1 Accelerometer, Tilt Sensor Features

This video explains the features and benefits of Panasonic’s GF1 Accelerometer. The GF1 is perfect for solar tracking applications and 4×4 anti-lock braking systems, as well as forklifts and scissor lifts.

Hello everyone, in this video, we’ll be discussing the basic features of Panasonic’s GF1 series tilt sensor.

The GF1 is a single axis accelerometer that is designed to measure the angle of tilt in a single axis along the XY plane.

It does this by using an internal capacitive bridge that either increases or decreases its charge in proportion to the angle at which it is being held.  The sensor then outputs an analog voltage signal that spans the entire one hundred and eighty degree range of motion with an accuracy of one half of a degree and a fast response frequency of 15 Hz.

The sensor exhibits a very low offset voltage shift relative to changes in ambient temperature. This allows it to be used in a wide temperature range of -22 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

Also, the sensor’s housing is made of a high-grade, impact-resistant PBT Plastic and is sealed to meet an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance.

Because of these features, the GF1 is suitable for use in automotive and outdoor applications, such as solar panel tracking and four-wheel drive, anti-lock braking systems.

Mounting the sensor is effortless, using the built-in mounting holes, which are reinforced with stainless steel sleeves for protection against over-tightening.  There is even a bracket option as an alternative.

Learn more about this product by visiting the Panasonic website or leave a comment below and we can get back to you with more information.


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