Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ0 Sonar Range Finder MB1000

Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ0 Sonar Range Finder MB1000
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1 27.95 29.95
10 24.95


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This compact sonar range finder by Maxbotix detects objects from 0 to 6.45 m (21.2 ft) with a resolution of 2.5 cm (1") for distances beyond 15 cm (6"). Unlike other sonar range finders, the LV-MaxSonar has virtually no dead zone: it can detect even small objects up to and touching the front sensor face!

The EZ0, EZ1, EZ2, EZ3, and EZ4 versions have progressively narrower beam angles.

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MaxBotix ultrasonic sensor line comparison chart.

Overview

The Maxbotics LV-MaxSonar-EZ family of sonar range finders offers very short- to long-range detection and ranging in an incredibly small package with ultra-low power consumption. The LV-MaxSonar-EZ detects objects from 0 to 6.45 meters (21.2 feet) and provides sonar range information beyond 15 cm (6") with a resolution of 2.5 cm resolution (1 in). Objects between 0 and 15 cm range as 15 cm. The sensor provides three output interfaces, all of which are active simultaneously: digital pulse width output, analog voltage output, and asynchronous serial digital output. The LV-MaxSonar is available in five factory-calibrated beam patterns (EZ0-4).

For a higher-resolution, longer-range version, please consider the XL-MaxSonar-EZ and XL-MaxSonar-AE families of distance sensors.

Specifications and Features

  • Small and light: 0.870" x 0.785" x 0.645" (2.2 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm), 0.15 oz (4.3 g)
  • Long range detection: 0 – 6.45 m (21.2 ft)
  • No dead zone (detections from 0 to 6" are output as 6")
  • Resolution of 1" (2.5 cm)
  • Low typical current consumption: 2 mA
  • Runs on 2.5 – 5.5 V
  • 42 kHz ultrasonic sensor
  • 20 Hz reading rate
  • Free-run or triggered operation
  • Three interfaces (all are active simultaneously):
    • Serial output: asynchronous, logic-level, inverted, 9600 bps 8N1
    • Analog output: (Vcc/512) / inch (10 mV/inch when input voltage Vcc = 5 V)
    • Pulse width output: 147 μs/inch

Selecting the right distance sensor

Since there are 15 members of the XL- and LV-MaxSonar acoustic distance sensor family, we recommend using the Maxbotix sonar range finder selection guide when choosing a acoustic range sensor for your application. There are 5 different beam configurations for the LV-MaxSonar family (EZ0 – EZ4), each pictured below.

LV-MaxSonar-EZ beam patterns (range shown on 1-foot grid to various diameter dowels)

Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ0 MB1000 beam characteristics:

Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ1 MB1010 beam characteristics:

Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ2 MB1020 beam characteristics:

Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ3 MB1030 beam characteristics:

Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ4 MB1040 beam characteristics:

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