Looking for a distance sensor that can be chained via an I2C communication bus and rated to be used outdoors? Solarbotics now offers the I2CXL-Maxsonar-WR Ultrasonic Sensor by Maxbotix that is I2C chainable and IP67 rated.
The I2CXL-MaxSonar-WR is a weather resistant sensor designed for outdoor detection and ranging. It is also has an I2C bus interface which is perfect for up to 127 sensors operating on a single bus interface for multi‑sensor operation.
The weather resistant I2CXL-MaxSonar-WR is a rugged ultrasonic sensor component module. This outdoor sensor provides very short to long distance detection and ranging in a compact, robust PVC housing. The ultrasonic sensor meets the IP67 water intrusion standard and matches standard electrical 3/4‑inch PCV pipe fittings.
High output acoustic power combined with continuously variable gain, real-time background automatic calibration, real-time waveform signature analysis, and noise rejection algorithms results in virtually noise free distance readings. This holds true even in the presence of many of the various acoustic or electrical noise sources. The I2CXL‑MaxSonar‑WR sensors are factory calibrated to match narrow sensor beam patterns and provide reliable long range detection zones.
MB7040 Datasheet.........................I2CXL-MaxSonar-WR Datasheet
Ultrasonic Sensor Selection Guide.....Ultrasonic Sensor Selection Guide
Reliability Demonstration.................MTBF Report