Crank, Cam & Speed

HINT-ACCESSORIES

A magnetic sensor consists of a wound coil of wire that generates a voltage between the sensor wires when the magnetic field strength changes as the tooth passes the sensor. The output voltage amplitude depends on the gap between sensor and tooth and increases with increased speed past the trigger wheel.

Magnetic sensors may be used if the trigger wheel has a large number of teeth as the sensor has a small magnetic pole size. They are often used as crankshaft or wheel speed sensors.

The sensor may be wired for either a rising or falling waveform by reversing the wires. The ECU should be setup accordingly. The tooth material must be magnetically soft, such as mild steel (do not use stainless steel).

Magnetic sensors must use shielded wire to help eliminate unwanted electrical noise and must be mounted rigidly as any vibration can cause false signals.

Ordering

(Click on the part number to download a datasheet if available.)

Magnetic Sensors:

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52001

Part No:
#52001


Right angle Delco Magnetic Sensor

51004

Part No:
#51004

Straight Delco Magnetic Sensor

52002

Part No:
#52002

Small grey Magnetic Sensor

 

Magnetic Sensor Connector:

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64000

Part No:
#64000

 

Magnetic Sensor Connector Kit

 

Magnetic Sensor Amplifiers

The Dual Magnetic Converter (DMC) converts magnetic style signals to open collector output signals – a square wave. This makes a typical magnetic sensor behave as a switched or Hall Effect sensor, to make the signals suitable for use with MoTeC ECUs and loggers.

This allows magnetic sensors to be used in applications where previously a Hall sensor was required, for example when using the digital inputs on an ECU to measure wheel speed.

A single DMC can convert two independent magnetic sensor signals.

The DMC comes in 4 versions, each having different trigger levels according to the requirements of the intended application.

  • DMC A
    This version is intended for fuel flow sensors which have a very low trigger level.
    Heavy filtering minimises the possibility of interference, resulting in significant variation of the trigger level with frequency.
  • DMC B
    This version is intended for engine trigger sensors that have insufficient amplitude to trigger a logic level input.
    Minimal filtering avoids delays in the signal. The trigger level does not vary significantly at normal operating frequencies.
  • DMC C
    This version is intended for ignition system input conditioners, typically used in drag racing, for measuring ignition timing.
  • DMC D
    This version is intended for magnetic wheel speed sensors.
    The signal should be symmetrical around zero volts.
    Heavy filtering minimises the possibility of interference, resulting in significant variation of the trigger level with frequency.

Ordering

(Click on the part number to download the datasheet.)

Magnetic Sensor Amplifiers: 

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53111

Part No:
#53111

DMC A - Dual Magnetic Convertor
- Flow Sensor Amplifier
53114

Part No:
#53114

DMC B - Dual Magnetic Convertor
- General Purpose
53117

Part No:
#53117

DMC C - Dual Magnetic Convertor
- General Purpose
53118

Part No:
#53118

DMC D - Dual Magnetic Convertor
- General Purpose