- Provides a four spring terminal to connect your load cell with no soldering required
- A small breakout board for the NAU7802
- Allows you to easily read load cells to accurately measure the weight of an object
- Handy for creating your own industrial scale, process control or simple presence detection
The SparkFun Qwiic Scale is a small breakout board for the NAU7802 that allows you to easily read load cells to accurately measure the weight of an object. By connecting the board to your microcontroller you will be able to read the changes in the resistance of a load cell and, with some calibration, you'll be able to get very accurate weight measurements. This can be handy for creating your own industrial scale, process control or simple presence detection. Utilizing our handy Qwiic system, no soldering is required to connect it to the rest of your system. However, we still have broken out 0.1"-spaced pins in case you prefer to use a breadboard.
By connecting a load cell to the Qwiic Scale you will be able to translate sensor data into something your microcontroller can read. The NAU7802 is an ADC with built in gain and I2C output to amplify and convert the readings from a standard load cell. A load cell is basically a device that translates pressure or force into electrical signals. In most cases this signal is very small and needs to be amplified. There are many popular chips that read the change and amplify it, but the NAU7802 goes one step further and converts everything to a true I2C output (attached to a Qwiic connector).
Operating Voltage: 3.3V (NAU7802: 2.7V-5.5V)
24-bit Dual-Channel Analog to Digital Converter
Simultaneous 50Hz and 60Hz rejection
The I2C address of the NAU7802 is 0x2A and is hardware defined.
A multiplexer/Mux is required to communicate to multiple NAU7802 sensors on a single bus.