Geartooth Speed Sensor survives harsh environments.

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Tested to SAE J1455, GS102301 is self-adjusting over range of magnetic flux densities. This eliminates need to optimize sensor position within small magnetic flux operating range and also compensates for target run out. Digital output Hall effect speed sensor also features single hall plate design immune to alignment issues. Operating from -40 to +140°C, sensor meets IEC60529 IP68 standards for water immersion and incorporates EMI and ESD protection circuitry.

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New Cherry GS102301 Speed Sensor Ideal for Harsh Environments

Pleasant Prairie, WI -- Cherry's new GS102301 geartooth speed sensor is perfect for any application where rugged, dependable speed sensing is required. Tested to SAE J1455, this digital output Hall effect speed sensor is self-adjusting over a wide range of magnetic flux densities, eliminating the need to optimize the sensor position within a small magnetic flux operating range. This feature also compensates for target run out. The single hall plate design is immune to alignment issues, allowing unlimited mounting positions.

This addition to Cherry's family of near-zero speed sensors operates in temperatures ranging from -40 degrees C to 140 degrees C and meets IEC60529 IP68 standards for water immersion. The sensor also contains circuitry that protects it from EMI and ESD and is reverse battery protected. The device requires a minimum input of 3mA to function properly.

Only 2.80 inches long, in a straight, threaded housing, this sensor will fit into a standard M20 x 1.5 o-ring port and withstands a maximum installation torque of 15 ft lbs. The Viton o-ring comes pre-installed. The durable Stanyl plastic housing, with its resistance to environmental extremes, makes it suitable for a wide range of vehicle speed sensing requirements in transmission, engine and braking applications. The device has been tested for environmental exposure per SAE J1455 Section 4.4.1, which includes immersion in engine and transmission oils. Click here for detailed specifications.

Manufactured with an open collector output, the GS102301 requires a customer supplied pull-up resistor. Operating voltage is 5 to 30VDC at the nominal operating range. The GS102301 mates with the Packard Metri-Pack 150.2 sealed female connector assembly 3F.

For further information on the GS102301 gear tooth speed sensor, contact a Cherry product specialist at ZF Electronics Corporation, 11200 88th Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158. Telephone 800-927-6298. Email:


About Cherry:

Cherry is a brand of ZF Electronics Corporation, manufacturer of computer keyboards, standard and custom electrical switches, sensors and controls for the worldwide automotive, computer and consumer/commercial OEM markets. ZF Electronics operates offices and factories in Germany, England, France, Australia, Czech Republic, Mexico, Hong Kong and the United States. Follow Cherry via Facebook and Twitter.

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