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LVEP-TO5 vibration sensor pellets

LVEP050-TO5 Ultra-low power embedded accelerometers

Model: LVEP050-TO5

The LVEP050-TO5 is a high-performance piezoelectric accelerometer designed for ultra-low power consumption and easy integration into wireless vibration sensors and other battery-powered applications.

Key features and benefits

The LVEP050-TO5 embedded accelerometer is ultra-low power and designed for easy integration into a wireless sensor – with the longevity and performance characteristics of an industrial accelerometer.

  • Ultra-low power consumption to take more measurements using less battery
  • TO-5 standard packaging to seamlessly integrate into the final design
  • High performance sensing element to match the measurement capabilities required for effective machinery health monitoring

LVEP050-TO5 features and benefits

Applications for the LVEP050-TO5 include wireless vibration sensors, battery powered vibration sensors, accelerometers powered by energy harvesting, and integration into industrial equipment for self-diagnostics and IIOT machinery health monitoring.

Applications for the LVEP-TO5 include wireless vibration sensors, battery powered vibration sensors, accelerometers powered by energy harvesting, and integration into industrial machinery for self-diagnostics and machinery health monitoring.

Like Wilcoxon’s general purpose accelerometers, the LVEP050-TO5 was designed with the resolution, frequency response, and acceleration range required for effective machinery health monitoring. Despite its small size and low voltage requirements, its performance matches that of a traditional industrial accelerometer.

See the complete LVEP050-TO5 specifications

LVEP050-TO5 specification highlights

Sensitivity50 mV/g, ± 5%
Acceleration range25 g
Frequency response:
± 5%
± 10%
± 3 dB

3 - 5,000 Hz
2 - 7,000 Hz
1 - 12,500 Hz
Resonance frequency17 kHz
Broadband noise:
2.5 Hz to 25 kHz

700 μg
Spectral noise:
10 Hz
100 Hz
1,000 Hz

35 μg/√Hz
12 μg/√Hz
6 μg/√Hz

Wilcoxon also offers a 100 mV/g version of this embedded accelerometer, the LVEP100-TO5, with a similar wide frequency response and low noise characteristics. See the specifications.

The LVEP050-TO5 was packaged in a TO-5 standard transistor canister for easy integration into wireless sensors as well as industrial manufacturing equipment. It can be mounted inside motors, pumps, fans, and other rotating equipment, to enable machinery self-diagnostics and asset monitoring via the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Benefits of TO-5 packaging

  • Good vibration coupling from the canister base into the vibration pellet is essential to effective machinery health monitoring
  • Light weight preserves usable measurement bandwidth
  • Hermetic sealing prevents contaminants and moisture from entering the sensor, to ensure stable measurements over a long operational lifetime
  • Small size enables one- and three-axis accelerometer designs

Take more measurements using less battery

Ultra-low power consumption was a driving force behind the development of the LVEP050-T05, to provide an ideal solution for battery powered and energy harvesting applications like wireless vibration sensors.

  • Power consumption: 180 µW
  • Voltage source: 3.0 – 5.5 VDC
  • Current draw: 60 µA
  • BOV settling time: 350 µs

The importance of settling time

For applications that use power only when taking a measurement, the BOV settling time is critical to battery conservation.

Wilcoxon LVEP
low voltage accelerometer
Example X
low voltage accelerometer
Example Y
low voltage accelerometer
Traditional industrial accelerometer
Turn on/settling time<350 microseconds
(1 ms)
1 second
(1000 ms)
3 seconds
(3000 ms)
5-7 seconds
(7000 ms)
Sampling time300 ms300 ms300 ms300 ms
Transmission time40 ms40 ms40 ms40 ms
Total battery time341 ms1340 ms3340 ms7340 ms
3.9X battery9.8X battery21.5X battery

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