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3136_0 Button Load Cell (0-50kg) CZL204E, 3136


A load cell is a force sensing module - a carefully designed metal structure, with small elements called strain gauges mounted in precise locations on the structure.


Load cells are designed to measure a specific force, and ignore other forces being applied. The electrical signal output by the load cell is very small and requires specialized amplification. Fortunately, the 1046 PhidgetBridge will perform all the amplification and measurement of the electrical output.

This Button Load Cell is used in applications that require a thin form factor. The bottom of the load cell is bolted, and force applied to the button on the top. By loading only the button, which is slightly rounded, the load cell is less sensitive to errors resulting from the load not pushing down exactly straight on the load cell.

Product Features

  • Maximum Load Capacity: 50 Kg
  • Wheatstone Bridge Sensor
  • Measures compressive force
  • Plugs into 1046 - PhidgetBridge 4-Input 

Product Specifications


Sensor Type Compression Load Cell
Weight Capacity Max 50 kg
Maximum Overload 60 kg
Creep 20 g/hr
Zero Balance ± 500 g
Cell Repeatability Error Max ± 100 g
Cell Non-Linearity Max 100 g
Temperature Effect on Span 2.5 g/°C
Temperature Effect on Zero 2.5 g/°C


Physical Properties

Compensated Temperature Min -10 °C
Compensated Temperature Max 40 °C
Operating Temperature Min -20 °C
Operating Temperature Max 55 °C
Cable Length 3 m