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Electrolytic Tilt Sensors

Electrolytic tilt sensors are non-signal conditioned sensing elements. Spectron has four series of tilt sensors available, including single and dual axis versions. Our single axis electrolytic tilt sensors are available in full scale ranges from +/-0.25 degrees to +/-80 degrees, in both glass and ceramic construction. The RG and CG Series Electrolytic Tilt Sensor is designed for extremely high accuracy measurements over shallow angular ranges, and in dynamic conditions. The L-Series Electrolytic Tilt Sensor provides unparalleled accuracy for wider angle measurements. The SH50050 Ceramic Series Electrolytic Tilt Sensors provide a high accuracy/lower cost alternative for both shallow and wide angle measurements.

For dual axis measurements, the SP5000 and AU6000 Series Electrolytic Tilt Sensors afford price, performance, quality and exceptional reliability. Geared towards the OEM marketplace, these tilt sensors feature a PC board mountable design, no moving parts, and a symmetrical pin design which eliminates installation orientation concerns. For those seeking a complete tilt sensing solution, Spectron offers a full line of both single and dual axis signal conditioners, which are designed to interface perfectly with all of our electrolytic tilt sensors.


Electrolytic Tilt Sensor Basics
Glossary of Engineering Terms


Single Axis Electrolytic Tilt Sensors
+/-0.25 to +/-80 degree ranges, various input/output and housing configurations
RG and CG Series Tilt Sensors

RG and CG Series

  • +/-0.25 to +/-12.0 degree full range
  • Static and high vibration compatable
  • Data Sheet
  • Available pre-mounted in housing
         -  Model# 554
    * Sensors also available installed into customer supplied housings. Consult factory for details!
  • SH Series - Ceramic

  • +/-0.50 to +/-60.0 degree full range
  • High accuracy
  • Sub-arc second resolution
  • Compact size
  • Data Sheet
  • SH50050 Series - Mounting, Electrical, Signal Conditioning, and Thermal Considerations
  • SH50050 Series - Settling Time and Cross Coupling Graphs
  • SH Series Ceramic Tilt Sensors
    L Series Tilt Sensors

    L Series Tilt Sensor

  • Wide angular range (+/-45 to +/-80 degrees)
  • High accuracy
  • Dynamic output attenuation
  • Data Sheet
  • Available pre-mounted in housing
         -  Model# 556A - dual axis, horizontal mounting
         -  Model# 557A - single axis, horizontal or vertical mounting
    * Sensors also available installed into customer supplied housings.
    Consult factory for details!


  • Dual Axis Electrolytic Tilt Sensors
    +/-20 to +/-70 degree full range PC board mountable OEM priced
    SP5000 and AU6000 Series Dual Axis Tilt Sensors

    SP5000 and AU6000 Series

  • Data Sheet
  • Mounting and Operation Guidelines
  • Settling time and Boresight Error Graphs

    * Also available in an OEM single axis version. Consult factory for details!
  • * Specifications are subject to change without notice!
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