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Hey what’s up guys. I have a 150psi stainless steel body Honeywell pressure sensor PX2AN2XX150AAAX. I installed it and calibrated it using .50 - 4.5 and linearized it. However the reading I’m getting is 10 psi higher than what my mechanical gauge reads. Does anyone have a calibration table for the sensor? I tried searching online for it but I must not be looking in the right places. Any help would be appreciated
What is your reference voltage? I believe that sensor my be ratiometric (meaning the output scales with the reference voltage), so if your reference voltage was say 5.4v, then it could read .4V higher which would be about 10 psi difference.
Here is the datasheet on that product -- looks like the "AA" configuration is ratiometric 4.75 - 5.25v, the low value is 10% of the reference voltage, and the high is 90% of the reference voltage.
Hey David thanks for you reply. I have a 5v supply to the sensor. So by scaling it to 5v I’m off by .5v and that’s causing it to be off by 10psi ? Should I rescale it to 5v.
I believe the issue may be that your 5V supply is not exactly 5V, but really 5.2V, 4.8V, etc --- can you measure it with a digital multi-meter you trust to get the actual voltage? Since this is oil pressure, you probably have the engine running. Can you put an oscilloscope on the 5V line to see if there is any noise when the engine is running?
What ECU / Logger are you using? Are you sure your mechanical gauge isn't off by 10 psi?
You need to confirm your reference voltage (what you're calling supply) is actually 5v. The sensor output is ratiometric of its input so whatever you're ACTUALLY feeding the sensor will affect what its output is.
edit: David responded while I was typing between bites of breakfast and is saying essentially the same thing as myself. Listen to him, he's the smarter of the two Davids in this thread.
Thank you both David’s for the responses. I have a haltech elite 550 on a rx7. I used one of the 5v sensor wires and one of the sensor grounds. As for the mechanical gauge being off. I haven’t thought about that one being that it’s relatively new but that could also be a problem. I’ll put a multimeter on the sensor supply and check for the actual voltage on the wire. Thank you guys
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Thank you David.I’m trying to get it running right. Fixing all the bugs little by little it’s a s5 streetpored motor no emissions no oil metering pump stock turbo for now . The hardest part of this whole project is the tuning. Being that it’s my first time tuning im trying to take baby steps I definitely appreciate your input and your willingness to help and share knowledge.