This Product Selection Guide contains information to help select products in the Flow Sensors category on DigiKey.com
Products within the Flow Sensors category are used to measure or detect the flow of a fluid such as water or air. The simpler products provide a binary indication of whether or not the flow rate exceeds some defined value, whereas the more complex products are capable of providing a variable output from which the amount of fluid flow can be determined as a mass or volume-per-time quantity. Device performance in either case is quite strongly related to the properties of the working fluid, and media compatibility issues are also a matter of noteworthy concern for device selection and application.
Specifications to determine which flow sensor is right for your application.
Sensing Range: Indicates the range(s) of a physical input quantity over which a device is capable of producing a valid measurement.
Flow Sensor Type: Indicates the fluid media with which a device is intended to be used.
Voltage - Input: Typically represented by a range, this indicates the low and high voltage limits which one can expect standard operation. Voltages outside this range may damage the device and other system components.
Port Size: Describes the size and connection style of the orifices that carry the working fluid measured by a sensor.
Switch/Function Rating: Describes the output characteristics of binary-state devices (flow switches).
Material - Body: Indicates the material from which a device’s outer casing or housing is fabricated.
Operating Temperature: Recommended operating temperature, typically given in a range or as a maximum. Exceeding these temperatures may affect performance or damage the device and other system components.
|MFR PART #||FS7.0.1L.195|
|DIGI-KEY PART #||2952-FS7.0.1L.195-ND|
|MANUFACTURER||Innovative Sensor Technology, USA Division|
|DESCRIPTION||Gas Flow Sensor 0 ~ 100m/s Plastic|
|MFR PART #||ATS-FM-M|
|DIGI-KEY PART #||ATS2232-ND|
|MANUFACTURER||Advanced Thermal Solutions Inc.|
|DESCRIPTION||Liquid Flow Sensor 0.8 ~ 8 LPM Male, 1/4", 0.25" (6.35mm) NPT Acetal Copolymer|
|MFR PART #||D6F-01N2-000|
|DIGI-KEY PART #||Z8580-ND|
|MANUFACTURER||Omron Electronics Inc-EMC Div|
|DESCRIPTION||Gas Flow Sensor 0 ~ 0.264 GPM (0 ~ 1 LPM) Female, 1/4" (6.35mm) BSPT Aluminum|
|MFR PART #||114991172|
|DIGI-KEY PART #||1597-1519-ND|
|MANUFACTURER||Seeed Technology Co., Ltd|
|DESCRIPTION||Liquid Flow Sensor 1 ~ 25 LPM Copper|
|MFR PART #||LPG10-1000|
|DIGI-KEY PART #||1649-LPG10-1000-ND|
|DESCRIPTION||Liquid Flow Sensor 1 ml/min|
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