Multisensor Kit Sensor Construction

Sensor Assembly for the Multisensor Kit

Task 1. Assemble 3 current sensors

You’ll need:

  • (3x) M8 Male to Wire. PN: A120882-ND
  • (3x) Current Sensor. PN: 1597-1312-ND
  • (6x) Smaller Cable Heat Shrink Sleeve approximately 1″ length
  • (3x) Larger Cable Heat Shrink Sleeve full length
  • Wire strippers and cutters

Steps:

  1. Snip off the 3.5mm Audio Jack from the Current sensor and strip the cable 1.5″ exposing the 2 smaller wires. Then strip the individual wires approximately .25″ to expose to copper wire.
  2. Expose the wires in the M8 connector by stripping the cabled 1.5″ and stripping individual wires .25″
  3. Hook the wires of the current sensor to the M8 connector referencing Table 1
  4. Place the heat shrinks over the wires as shown in Figure 8 (place all heat shrinks on before soldering)
  5. Solder the wires together
  6. Use the smaller heat shrinks to cover the connected wires
  7. Unused wires may be clipped
  8. Use the larger full length heat shrink to enclose the entire splice area
  9. Repeat steps 1-8 three times to make 3 current sensors
Current Sensor M8 Connector
Red Brown
White White

Table 1

Figure 8

Task 2. Assemble the Temperature Sensor 

(Note: there are two different Temperature sensors. You will need to know if you will be using the analog pin-type sensor or the waterproof cable sensor before continuing)

You’ll need:

  • Temp Sensor Analog. PN: TMP36GT9Z-ND or Temp Sensor Waterproof. PN: DS18B20
  • M8 Male to Wire. PN: A120882-ND
  • (3x) Smaller Cable Heat Shrink Sleeve, approximately 1″ length
  • Larger Cable Heat Shrink Sleeve, full length
  • Wire strippers and cutters

Steps for analog pin-type temperature sensor :

  1. Expose the wires of the M8 connector and place the heat shrinks on the wires as shown in Figure 9
  2. Follow the Analog Temp Sensor Reference Solder the wires to the correct pins
  3. Heat shrink the soldered connections
  4. Unused wires can be clipped
  5. Place the larger heat shrink over the entire connection leaving on the tip of the temperature sensor exposed

 

Figure 9

Steps for waterproof cable type temperature sensor:

  1. Strip both the temperature sensor wires and M8 connector wires
  2. Place the heat shrinks over the wires
  3. Solder the wires together according to Table 2
  4. Unused wires may be clipped
  5. Heat shrink the individual connections together
  6. Heat shrink the entire splice together
Temperature Sensor M8 Connector
Black Black
White Brown
Red Blue

Table 2

 

Figure 10

Task 3. Assemble the Accelerometer 

You’ll need:

  • Accelerometer, BOARD EVAL FOR ADXL203. PN: ADXL203EB-ND
  • M8 Male to Wire. PN: A120882-ND
  • Accelerometer box PN: 1551RBK 
  • (3x) Smaller Cable Heat Shrink Sleeve, approximately 1″ length
  • Drill and 7/32″ Bit
  • (2x) 4-40 x 3/8″ Flat Head bolts
  • (2x) 4-40 Nylon lock nut
  • (2x) Cable Ties

Steps:

  1. Drill a 7/32″ hole into the center of one of the sidewalls of the Black Accelerometer Box
  2. Clip the corners of the pin mount on the accelerometer board to allow for clearance of the mounting nut.
  3. Use the bolts and nuts to attach the accelerometer to the Black Accelerometer Box.
  4. Use the wire strippers to expose the wires of the M8 cable
  5. Insert the M8 Cable into the hole in the box and place the heat shrinks on the wires.
  6. Solder the cables to the pin of the accelerometer according to Table 3
  7. Unused pins and wires may be removed
  8. Place the heat shrinks over the wires and pin connections to insulate them
  9. Use the cable ties on the M8 cable just before and after the hole in the box to secure the cable
M8 Connector Accelerometer
White Ground
Brown X
Blue V+

Table 3

Figure 11