This compact sonar range finder by Maxbotix detects objects from 0 to 6.45 m (21.2 ft) with a resolution of 2.5 cm (1") for distances beyond 15 cm (6"). Unlike other sonar range finders, the LV-MaxSonar has virtually no dead zone: it can detect even small objects up to and touching the front sensor face!
The EZ0, EZ1, EZ2, EZ3, and EZ4 versions have progressively narrower beam angles.
The Maxbotics LV-MaxSonar-EZ family of sonar range finders offers very short- to long-range detection and ranging in an incredibly small package with ultra-low power consumption. The LV-MaxSonar-EZ detects objects from 0 to 6.45 meters (21.2 feet) and provides sonar range information beyond 15 cm (6") with a resolution of 2.5 cm resolution (1 in). Objects between 0 and 15 cm range as 15 cm. The sensor provides three output interfaces, all of which are active simultaneously: digital pulse width output, analog voltage output, and asynchronous serial digital output. The LV-MaxSonar is available in five factory-calibrated beam patterns (EZ0-4).
Since there are 15 members of the XL- and LV-MaxSonar acoustic distance sensor family, we recommend using the Maxbotix sonar range finder selection guide when choosing a acoustic range sensor for your application. There are 5 different beam configurations for the LV-MaxSonar family (EZ0 – EZ4), each pictured below.
LV-MaxSonar-EZ beam patterns (range shown on 1-foot grid to various diameter dowels)
Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ0 MB1000 beam characteristics:
Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ1 MB1010 beam characteristics:
Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ2 MB1020 beam characteristics:
Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ3 MB1030 beam characteristics:
Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ4 MB1040 beam characteristics: