Flex And Force Sensor

Flex Sensor 2.2

Posted On June 20, 2019 at 11:42 am by / Comments Off on Flex Sensor 2.2

Flat Resistance25K Ohms
Resistance Tolerance+ / – 30%
Bend Resistance Range45K to 125K Ohms (depending on bend radius)
Power Rating0.50 Watts continuous. 1 Watt Peak
Life CycleMore Than 1 Million
Temperature Range-35 deg C to +80 deg C

A simple Flex Sensor 2.2″ in length. As the sensor is flexed, the resistance across the sensor increases. Patented technology by Spectra Symbol – they claim these sensors were used in the original Nintendo Power Glove. The resistance of the flex sensor changes when the metal pads are on the outside of the bend (text on inside of bend). Connector is 0.1″ spaced and bread board friendly. Check datasheet for full specifications.

Note: Please refrain from flexing or straining this sensor at the base. The usable range of the sensor can be flexed without a problem, but care should be taken to minimize flexing outside of the usable range. For best results, securely mount the base and bottom portion and only allow the actual flex sensor to flex.