Reed sensors in Rowing Electronics
Rowing electronics are useful for tracking rowing information, both in actual competitive rowing as well as in rowing machines and fitness equipment. Although the oars are used, the seat movement is what is tracked to keep count of the number of strokes and subsequently calculate the duration of each stroke. This is then translated to more useful information and also pushed to hand held devices.
Reed Sensors are hermetically sealed and are safe to be used in water proof rowing equipment by installing one on the canoe, under each seat, and a magnet under the seat. For every stroke, the magnet moves back and forth over the reed sensor and this helps keep count of the number of strokes and also the time between each stroke.
Applications are classified as Position Sensing, Pulse Counting, Electromagnetic or Relay, Temperature Sensing or Magnet Biasing types. This application is classified as follows and the link gives more information on best practices to help select the most suitable AT band and matching magnet.
The Reed Switches and Sensors used in such applications need to be robust, durable and efficient in meeting a high life expectancy. Our engineers work hard in life testing our products under various conditions, and our intention is to ensure end product durability and life. Although we wouldn’t want to restrict any of our products for use in only certain applications, the recommended products for use in this application are listed below.
MS-324 Miniature Flat Pack Reed Sensor with Actuator
|Screw mountable, 4.0 mm slot widths, matching actuator magnet, capable of switching 10 W...Continue reading|
MS-106 Reduced Miniature PCB Mountable Reed Sensor
|Omni polar, normally open (NO), epoxy encapsulated, 15.2 mm PCB mountable pin pitch, capable...Continue reading|
MS-328 Flat Pack Reed Sensors with Actuator
|Screw mountable, 8.0 mm slot widths, matching actuator magnet, capable of switching up to...Continue reading|