LVDT, LVIT, or Potentiometer? A Comparison Chart

 A comparison of  Linear Position sensor technologies is below.  It's a matter of choosing the right technology for the application.

 

  AC LVDT DC LVDT LVIT POTENTIOMETER
Measuring Range 0.020 to 20" 0.1 to 20" 0.2 to 40" 0.4 to 28"
External Signal Conditioning Needed? Yes No No No
Resolution Excellent Excellent Excellent Very Good
Repeatability Excellent Excellent Excellent Moderate
Linearity Good Good Excellent Moderate
Dynamic Response Good Good Excellent Very Good
Temperature Characteristics Excellent Moderate  Good Fair
Vibration and Shock Sensitivity Excellent Good Good Fair
Life and Reliability Excellent Very Good Very Good Moderate
Price Moderate Moderate Good Very Good

 

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