Shock Sensors

This Product Selection Guide contains information to help select products in the Shock Sensors category on DigiKey.com

Shock Sensors are designed to detect and respond to the presence of a sudden change in acceleration, most often using piezoelectric principles. The characteristics are sensor type, sensing range, sensitivity, and mounting type. The sensor types are ball and vibration (Piezo film) with a sensing range of 0 to 1500 G, and sensitivities of 0.055 pC/G, 0.09 pC/G, 0.350 pC/G, 0.608 pC/G, 0.840 pC/G, or 1 mV/G.


SelectionCharacteristics

Sensor Type: Method by which the sensor measures its data.

Sensing Range: Indicates the range(s) of a physical input quantity over which a device is capable of producing a valid measurement.

Sensitivity: Indicates the amount of change in the output of the device based on the applied input.

Output Type: Indicates the format of the output signal.

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/or other system components.

Package / Case: Describes the footprint and type of body the item has based on a general standard.

Mounting Type: Indicates how the device is attached.

Termination: Describes the shape or standard configuration of a device’s electrical connection(s).

ProductExamples

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MFR PART # SK-SHOCK-AX-3Ds-2-4-8g
DIGI-KEY PART # 3925-SK-SHOCK-AX-3Ds-2-4-8g-ND
MANUFACTURER Beanair Sensors
DESCRIPTION Vibration Shock Sensor ±
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Fundamentals of Piezoelectric Shock and Vibration Sensors

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