Wiring/Color Code

Grasping the color coding and wiring of load cells is essential for correct installation and operation. Our goal is to make this procedure easy for you to go through.

Understanding Load Cell Wiring

Load cells are transducers that convert force into an electrical signal. This process depends heavily on proper wiring. Each load cell we provide comes with a standard wiring arrangement that is crucial to integrate with your systems accurately.

Common Wire Color Codes

Different manufacturers might use various color codes, but at Load Cell Central, we follow a standardized system to maintain consistency across all our products.

Here’s a basic guide to our most common load cell wiring colors:

  • Red (Excitation+): Connects to the positive excitation voltage from the power supply.
  • Black (Excitation-): Connects to the negative excitation voltage.
  • Green (Signal+): Carries the positive signal output, which increases as the load increases.
  • White (Signal-): Carries the negative signal output.

Installation Tips

  • Verify Before Connecting: Always check the color code against the manual, even if you are familiar with our products, as specifications can vary.
  • Secure Connections: Ensure all wires are securely connected and there are no loose strands that could lead to inaccurate readings or short circuits.
  • Avoid Cross-Wiring: Double-check your connections to prevent any cross-wiring that can lead to malfunction and incorrect data.

Reliable measurements in load cell systems depend on accurate wiring. You may get maximum performance out of your weighing system by paying close attention to the color-coded cables and by following our recommendations.

If you encounter any issues or have questions, our technical support team is always ready to assist you.

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