The FSR406, like all Force Sensing Resistors, were invented in 1977 by Franklin Eventoff, the man that went on to found Interlink Electronics. They are literally the world leaders in FSR technology, and our partner in distributing these in the UK and Europe. Force Sensing Resistors are comprised of a conductive polymer which changes resistance depending on pressure applied, with the more pressure applied, the lower the resistance value.
Force Sensing Resistors for all functions
Force Sensing Resistors are useful in any industry that needs to measure a pressure reading, from checking the liquid content of water storage tanks, through to floor mats designed to assist in teaching injured and disabled people how to walk again. They are even used to measure minor muscle movements to allow for a more natural control over prosthetic limbs.
The 1.5 inch square that makes up the FSR406 is excellent for using as part of an array, for pressure sensitive flooring or mats, for example. As with the other models, a tail leads to solder tabs to connect it to a circuit. The FSR406 only has one tail length, and that is 38mm.
Actuation Range ~0.2N min.
Force Sensitivity Range ~0.2N – 20N
Non-Actuated Resistance >10 Mohms
Operating Temperature -40º – 85ºC
Lifetime >10 million actuations
Force Sensing Resistors are available in packs of ten, and the pricing provided here reflects that.
For larger quantity orders, or shipping outside of the UK, please contact Steadlands on +44 1670 361261 for further details.