Hall effect crankshaft or camshaft position sensor. This is a new version, distinguished by its red anodized aluminum housing. Threads are M12 and mounting nuts included. Runs off 5 to 24 volts, and gives a nice square wave so there’s no variable voltage issues. Has a 1 meter long, 3 wire pigtail. Here’s what the wires do:
Brown – Supply voltage; connect to either VREF for 5 volt operation or 12 volt switched power.
Black – Output signal. On a MegaSquirt, connects to pin 24. We just set our MegaSquirt up for the VR conditioner and it works great. V3.0 MicroSquirts can also do this, but older MicroSquirts will need to use the Hall effect input. Note that this one requires a pull up resistor. This tees into both the supply voltage and the output signal wire. Use a 1K resistor (now included with the package) when powering it with 5 volts or a 2.4K resistor when powering it with 12 volts.
Blue – Ground.
Be careful if you are switching to this from a previous version of our sensor. The wire colors do not match, and this version requires a pull up resistor.
Operating voltage: 5 to 24 volts
Maximum overvoltage and reverse voltage: +30 to -24 volts
Maximum supply current required: 6 mA
Maximum output current sinking: 20 mA
Output type: Open collector
Maximum frequency: 15 kHz
Temperature range: -40 to +125 degrees C
Nominal air gap: 1.5 mm
Thread pitch: M12 x 1 mm
Overall length: 65.5 mm, not including wires
Package material: Aluminum
Sensor orientiation: Not directional
Recommended tooth size is a rectangle measuring at least 2.5 mm x 6.35 mm, with a 5.0 mm tooth height.
Note: If you are looking for specs on the old sensor, please see our Hall effect sensor specifications page.