Capacitive sensors

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Product characteristics
Capacitive sensor
Metal thread M12 x 1
Increased immunity to conducted radio frequency interference
Sensing range 8 mm; adjustable 3...12 mm; [nf] non-flush mountable
Application For position detection of dry bulk materials and liquids
Electrical data
Electrical design DC PNP
Operating voltage [V]10...36 DC; "supply class 2" to cULus.
Current consumption [mA]< 12
Protection class III
Reverse polarity protection yes
Output function normally open
Voltage drop [V]< 2.5
Current rating [mA]100
Short-circuit proof yes
Overload protection yes
Switching frequency [Hz]50
Sensing range [mm]8, adjustable 3...12 mm
Real sensing range (Sr) [mm]8 ± 10 %
Accuracy / deviations
Correction factors water = 1 / glass approx. 0.6 / ceramics approx. 0.5 / PVC approx. 0.4
Hysteresis [% of Sr]1...15
Switch-point drift [% of Sr]-20...20
Ambient temperature [°C]-25...70
Protection IP 65
Tests / approvals
IEC 60947-5-2:  2007
MTTF [Years]634
Mechanical data
Mounting non-flush mountable
Housing materials stainless steel 316L / 1.4404; PEEK (polyether ether ketone)
Weight [kg]0.048
Displays / operating elements
Output status indication LEDyellow
Electrical connection
Connection M12 connector
Accessories (included) 2 lock nuts
Pack quantity [piece]1
ifm electronic gmbh • Friedrichstraße 1 • 45128 Essen  —  We reserve the right to make technical alterations without prior notice.  —  GB  —  KF5002  —  27.10.2011
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