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First, please reference the manual for the sensor in question. Each sensor has unique requirements for gear pitch and speed; and will be referenced throughout the troubleshooting process. This guide assumes that the device is properly configured to accept a sinking input.
Verify that the unit is being powered
Red Lion Hall Effect sensors require 8-30VDC power.
Verify that the sensing gear is made of a magnetic material.
Hall Effect speed sensors use a magnetic field to detect the gear's movement.
Replace the gear with one made of magnetic material, or replace the sensor with one that can detect non-ferrous materials.
Verify that the sensing gear has a propper pitch for the sensor.
The larger the gear pitch value, the smaller the gear teeth will be. The minimum gear pitch is the smallest size tooth that the sensor can detect. There must also be a gap between the targets (gear teeth) greater than or equal to the size of the target. Red Lion's Hess Sensors can detect gears as small as 24 D.P. or other ferrous targets with equal or greater dimensions.
Replace the gear with one that has the correct pitch, or replace the sensor with one that can sense the existing gear.
Verify the air-gap between the sensor and the gear.
All Red Lion Hall Effect sensors require a maximum of 0.040" (1 mm) air-gap.
*note that a standard credit card is 0.03" thick
Correct the air-gap.
Verify that the gear is moving at the correct speed.
All Red Lion Hall Effect sensors have a maximum speed of 10KHz.
Replace the gear, sensor, or monitoring device to achieve a working system.
Verify the output voltage and frequency.
Connect a 5.1K ohm resistor between the signal line and the positive side of the power supply. Use an oscilloscope to verify the output voltage and frequency.
It sounds like a bad sensor.
It sounds like a bad meter.
Please contact Technical Support.
Call us on the toll-free Tech Line: 877-432-9908 or the Support button on the lower right to fill out a contact form.
Congratulations, you have resolved the issue.
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