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Connecting analog Autometer gauge sensors
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I'm trying to tap into several analog Autometer gauges/sensors, including Oil Temp, Oil Pressure and Water Temp. The measured voltage on those sensors are all in the 7-7.5V range. I read that the input voltage for RCP/AnalogX should be between 0-5V. What to I need to do to make this work? Add an resistor as voltage divider? What resistor value and where exactly to put it?

Thanks much in advance.

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Hi,

Interfacing to gauges is an advanced topic, but possible. You will need to make a voltage divider to scale the voltage down to a 0-5v range, then figure out what voltages represent the corresponding temperature.

If the sensor being used is non-linear, then you'll need to take samples across the temperature / oil pressure range, and then input that into the linear map editor.

It's doable, but much more work than dedicated sensors. Keep us posted on your progress!


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