Fuel Sender Circuit

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Estudent, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Estudent

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 27, 2010
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    Hello from Michigan. My problem is for someone that knows a little about motorcycle(scooter really) circuits, and a little electronics.

    I've got a scooter that runs a standard 12V system, ~14V when running. My fuel sender provides a 1705ohm(empty), and 472ohm(full) signal.

    My gas gauge runs either 510 or 100 ohms. I'm not sure what this means?

    Is there a way to convert the signal to one that works with my new gauge? Voltage divider?
     
  2. R!f@@

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    Apr 2, 2009
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    That means ur gauge wont be accurate or even close for that matter.
    you have to check the power applied to the gas gauge by manually varying the resistance using a pot, so you can check the limits, only then you can implement the fuel sender.
     
  3. SgtWookie

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    Hello Estudent. Welcome to AAC.

    Have a look at this project:
    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=29644

    It's pretty similar to what you need to do. Just change the numbers to what yours are, and re-calculate.

    If you don't understand it, please post back in this thread, not the project thread.
     
  4. Estudent

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    Apr 27, 2010
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    Yeah, this looks familiar from my Op Amps class. I've built the circuit before, but that was in class. Never for a real life project. I guess I failed to make the real world connection.

    Thanks for the replies, I'm sure I'll post back with more questions.
     
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