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Maxbotix XL-MaxSonar-AE2 Sonar Range Finder MB1320

SKU: POLOLU-1662

$70.26 AUD, inc GST
$63.87 AUD, exc GST

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Maxbotix XL-MaxSonar-AE2 Sonar Range Finder MB1320
70.26 AUD

SKU: POLOLU-1662

$70.26 AUD, inc GST
$63.87 AUD, exc GST
In stock, with a short lead time. 5 units dispatch in 4 to 9 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Mon, 30th of Oct with Express Post within Australia.
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Overview

The Maxbotics XL-MaxSonar family of sonar range finders offers very short- to long-range detection and ranging in an incredibly small package with low power consumption. The XL-MaxSonar detects objects from 0 to 7.65 meters (25 feet) and provides sonar range information beyond 20 cm (8") with a resolution of 1 cm resolution (0.4 in). Objects between 0 and 20 cm range as 20 cm. An efficient transformer uses 0.5 W of power to drive the transducer, yielding high-output acoustic power. This acoustic power, combined with continuously-variable gain, real-time automatic calibration, real-time waveform signature analysis, and real-time noise rejection algorithms, results in virtually noise-free distance readings for most applications, even in the presence of various acoustic or electrical noise sources. The XL-MaxSonar distance sensor is available in five factory-calibrated beam patterns (EZ/AE0-4).

For a less-expensive, lower-resolution, shorter-range version, please consider the LV-MaxSonar-EZ family of distance sensors.

Specifications and Features

  • Small and light: 0.870" x 0.785" x 0.989" (2.2 x 2.0 x 2.5 cm), 0.22 oz (6.1 g)
  • Long range detection: 0 – 7.65 m (25 ft)
  • No dead zone; detections from 0 to 20 cm (8 in) are output as 20 cm
  • Resolution of 1 cm (0.4 in)
  • Low typical current consumption: 3.4 mA at 5 V, 2.1 mA at 3.3 V
  • Runs on 3.3 – 5 V
  • 42 kHz ultrasonic sensor
  • 10 Hz reading rate
  • Readings can be triggered externally or internally
  • Supports three interfaces (all are active simultaneously):
    • Serial output of distance reading: asynchronous, logic-level (TTL), inverted, 9600 bps 8N1
    • Analog output of distance reading: (Vcc/1024) / cm (4.9 mV/cm when input voltage Vcc = 5 V)
    • Pulse width output of distance reading: 58 μs/cm (147 μs/in) on EZ models only
    • Analog voltage envelope of return acoustic wave form on AE models only

Selecting the right distance sensor

Since there are 15 members of the XL- and LV-MaxSonar acoustic distance sensor family, Pololu 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 XL-MaxSonar family (EZ/AE0-4), each pictured below, and two output types: EZ and AE. Both models report a distance reading through an analog voltage output and a serial interface. The EZ models also report the distance reading as a high-accuracy digital pulse width, while the AE models report a real-time analog envelope of the detected acoustic reflections. The analog envelope is an time-varying analog signal representing the acoustic waveform received by the transducer. External processing of this analog envelope allows for the simultaneous detection of multiple objects at different distances. Please see the picture above for an example of the analog envelope output.

Maxbotix XL-MaxSonar-EZ0 / AE0 (MB1200 / MB1300) beam characteristics:

Maxbotix XL-MaxSonar-EZ1 / AE1 (MB1210 / MB1310) beam characteristics:

Maxbotix XL-MaxSonar-EZ2 / AE2 (MB1220 / MB1320) beam characteristics:

Maxbotix XL-MaxSonar-EZ3 / AE3 (MB1230 / MB1330) beam characteristics:

Maxbotix XL-MaxSonar-EZ4 / AE4 (MB1240 / MB1340) beam characteristics:

Documentation and Resources:

Product Comments

We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.32 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address:

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

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