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Posted 9/14/2022 20:17 (#9844469 - in reply to #9843932)
Subject: RE: Experience with shaft sensors

South Carolina
No this sprocket is only used for the magnetic pickup
It has the square teeth so it does just what you described
To tell the whole story this machine came with a small readout for this shaft
however it was "on" all the time- it had a built in non-replaceable 5v lithium battery that went dead after 5 years
of course the manufacturer has the part to replace it for $400+
Since it is always on, how would I know what life I could expect?
Red Lion techs advised to replace it with a similar device that connects to the tractors 12v system- about $150
After reading the manual about 10 times I attempted to program the unit
Everything went well till the 2x speed showed up
Re-programing with 80 pulses vs 40 pulses per revolution seems to make things right
Even the Red Lion techs had never heard of 2 pulses per tooth but by the comments here, that is very possible
Thanks for your help
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