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Does the P8000 support strain gauges? And which types?

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I’m often asked whether the Prosig P8000 systems support strain gauges. And what configuration of strain gauge bridges are supported? The answer is all types of all the different configurations. Continue reading Does the P8000 support strain gauges? And which types?

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Is it important to consider the cable resistance when using strain gauges?

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The cable resistance can be a significant factor in the accuracy of the overall measurement. It is very important indeed to consider this point.

Prosig software allows the cable resistance to be entered by the user. Once this resistance has been entered, any calculations or calibrations carried out will be based on the known values of the bridge resistors as well as the resistances of all of the cables.

In most cases this will be negligible except if long cables are used.

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How should the bridge factor be selected when using strain gauges?

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The number of active arms in a strain gauge Wheatstone bridge is known as the bridge factor.

As a simple guide when selecting bridge factors the following rules apply; Continue reading How should the bridge factor be selected when using strain gauges?

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[Video] Calibrating a strain gauge for use with a Prosig P8000 system

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James Wren (Prosig UK) steps through how to calibrate a strain gauge for use with a Prosig P8000 system.

 

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