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OtherSensorTypes / VRSSignalConditionerAndPulseDivider

VRS Signal conditioner and pulse divider


A VRS Signal Conditioner takes the unconditioned output from a Variable Reluctance Sensor (VRS), eg: an ABS wheel speed pickup, which is a noisy sine wave and outputs this as a clean square wave signal (similar to the output from a Hall Effect type sensor), suitable for connection to a DL1, DL2 or DASH2.

It can also divide the pulse frequency by a number between 2 and up to 32. Typically ABS sensors read a wheel with many slots, which gives a high frequency signal. By dividing the number of pulses the signal is better suited for use with a DL1, DL2 or DASH2.

The VRS signal conditioner can be used to condition the VRS signal, divide the pulses coming from a wheel speed sensor or both.
When ordering a VRS signal conditioner we therefore need to know whether the signal needs to be conditioned or not and what number (if any) to divide the pulses by. This information is based on the intended speed range and the number of teeth on the wheel speed sensor.

Technical specification

The VRS conditioner / divider takes in either a square wave signal of between -20V and +20V or a signal from a variable reluctance sensor (VRS sensor) and produces a square wave output at 0-5V suitable for use as a wheel speed or engine speed input to a data logger or dashboard. As well as conditioning the signal, the circuit can divide the input pulse by up to 32 to give a lower frequency output.

Connections
  wire Description

Input

Black Signal ground
Black/white Input signal


Power/Output

Red +12v
Blue GND
Green Direct Pulse Output
Yellow Divided pulse output
Power supply
Supply voltage 7-16v
INPUT
Mode Input voltage range
VRS mode 0V to 57V
Non-VRS mode -20V to +20V
OUTPUT
Mode Output Voltage Duty Cycle

Direct mode

Divided by 2 0-5V square wave, 5V TTL levels 50%
Divided output

(Divide range: 4-32)

0-5V square wave, 5V TTL levels 50%

VRS mode

Divided by 2 0-5V square wave, 5V TTL levels 50%
Divided output

(Divide range: 4-32)

0-5V square wave, 5V TTL levels 50%


The VRS is connected up as shown in the diagram below:

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