-Primary test: Confirm that the setting on the sensor box is appropriate for the experiment. In general, you should use the +/-10 N range if you can. If the forces exceed ten newtons, use the +/-50 N range.
-Secondary Test: Was the sensor properly zeroed? If you plan to use the Dual-Range Force Sensor in a different orientation (horizontal vs. vertical) than calibrated, zero the Force Sensor to account for this. This additional step makes the sensor read exactly zero when no force is applied.
-new order code: DFS-BTA
-old order code: DFS-DIN
-There are no specifications given in the sensor booklet.
-Calibrate? No. The sensor is set to the stored calibration before shipping.
-If you wish to calibrate the sensor, you will conduct a two-point calibration. First point: Remove all force from the sensor. Enter 0 as the first known force. Second point: apply a known force to the sensor by hanging a labeled mass from the hook on the end of the sensor. Enter the weight of the mass (note: 1 kg applies a force of 9.8 newtons). For calibration using the +/-10 N range, use 300 grams of mass (2.94 newtons) for the second calibration point. For calibration using the +/-50 N range, use a one kilogram mass (9.8 newtons) for the second calibration point. Do not exceed the selected range setting during calibration.