Loadstar Sensors iLoad Series Loadcells User Manual

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iLoad Series Integrated Load Sensors

Instructions for Optimal Performance

Please follow the guidelines listed below to get the best performance from your iLoad
Series Integrated Load Sensor:


Note: The iLoad series sensors are intended for use with an NRTL approved device such
as a computer or regulated power supply.

If you have ordered iLoad Digital USB sensors, you may connect the sensor to any PC
USB port using the appropriate cable. If you are connecting to a PC via a USB hub,
ensure that the hub is powered and capable of supporting at least 75 mA per USB port.

If you have ordered an iLoad Analog sensor with the pigtail cable, it comes with the free
end stripped. The color coding of the stripped wires is as follows:

Red: +5V DC, regulated
Black: Input power ground (0 V)
Yellow: +Signal
White: - Signal (signal ground)
Green: Not Used

Soak and warm up time:

Place the sensor in the intended location of use at least for twelve hours so that the sensor
is “soaked” in that environment and has reached steady state.

Before operating the sensor, allow it to “warm up” by connecting it to power for at least
30 minutes. This allows the signal conditioning electronics to stabilize and perform more

Temperature stability:

Please ensure that during use the load sensor is not subject to significant changes in
temperature. This could lead to some thermal drift. Allow the sensor to stabilize at the
new temperature, then use the “tare” button on your display or LoadVUE software to set
the new “zero load” condition before commencing load readings. If you are using the