PCB Piezotronics was founded in 1967 as a manufacturer of piezoelectric quartz sensors, accelerometers, and associated electronics for the measurement of dynamic pressure, force, and vibration. The unique expertise of the company was the incorporation of microelectronic signal conditioning circuitry within these sensors to make them easier to use and more environmentally compatible. These ICP® sensors gained wide popularity and became the foundation for the company's success.

Subsequent growth and steady investment in facilities, machinery, and equipment permitted a constant broadening of the product offering. Measurement capabilities expanded with the addition of piezoceramic, tourmaline, capacitive, piezoresistive, and strain gage sensing technologies. Ensuing products include industrial accelerometers, DC accelerometers, load cells, torque sensors, microphones, pressure transmitters, and calibration equipment.

The backbone of the company is its mission statement: Total Customer Satisfaction. This mission is not only supported by products that offer great value, but also backed by our industry exclusive Lifetime Warranty Plus. Factory applications engineering and a worldwide network of sales offices and representatives are readily available to assist with customer requests.

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Low profile, industrial, ceramic shear ICP® accelerometers, 500 mV/g, 0.5 to 8000 Hz, side exit, 2-pin connector, single point ISO 17025 accredited calibration

  • Sensitivity: (±20%) 500 mV/g (51.0 mV/(m/s²))
  • Frequency Range: (±3dB) 30 to 180000 cpm (0.5 to 3000 Hz)
  • Sensing Element: Ceramic
  • Measurement Range: ±10 g (±98 m/s²)
  • Weight: 2.61 oz (74.0 gm)
Sensitivity (±20 %) 500 mV/g 51.0 mV/(m/s²) [1] 
Measurement Range ±10 g ±98 m/s²  
Frequency Range (±3 dB) 30 to 180000 cpm 0.5 to 3000 Hz [4] 
Resonant Frequency 1500 kcpm 25 kHz [2] 
Broadband Resolution 300 µg 2941 µm/sec2 [2] 
Non-Linearity ±1 % ±1 % [3] 
Transverse Sensitivity ≤7 % ≤7 %  
Overload Limit (Shock) 5000 g pk 49050 m/s² pk  
Temperature Range -65 to +250 °F -54 to +121 °C  
Temperature Response See Graph %/°F See Graph %/°F [2] 
Enclosure Rating IP68 IP68  
Settling Time (within 1% of bias) ≤5.0 sec ≤5.0 sec  
Discharge Time Constant ≥0.3 sec ≥0.3 sec  
Excitation Voltage 18 to 28 VDC 18 to 28 VDC  
Constant Current Excitation 2 to 20 mA 2 to 20 mA  
Output Impedance <500 Ohm <500 Ohm  
Output Bias Voltage 8 to 12 VDC 8 to 12 VDC  
Spectral Noise (10 Hz) 8 µg/√Hz 78.5 (µm/sec2)/√Hz [2] 
Spectral Noise (100 Hz) 3 µg/√Hz 29.4 (µm/sec2)/√Hz [2] 
Spectral Noise (1 kHz) 3 µg/√Hz 29.4 (µm/sec2)/√Hz [2] 
Electrical Isolation (Case) >100000000 Ohm >100000000 Ohm  
Size - Length 1.65 in 41.9 mm  
Size - Width 0.74 in 18.8 mm  
Size - Height 0.845 in 21.5 mm  
Weight 2.61 oz 74.0 gm  
Mounting Thread 1/4-28 Male No Metric Equivalent [5] 
Mounting Torque 2 to 5 ft-lb 2.7 to 6.8 Nm  
Sensing Element Ceramic Ceramic  
Sensing Geometry Shear Shear  
Housing Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel  
Sealing Welded Hermetic Welded Hermetic  
Electrical Connector 2-Pin MIL-C-5015 2-Pin MIL-C-5015  
Electrical Connection Position Side Side  
All specifications are at room temperature unless otherwise specified.





Product Notes
[1] Conversion Factor 1g = 9.81 m/s².
[2] Typical.
[3] Zero-based, least-squares, straight line method.
[4] The high frequency tolerance is accurate within ±10% of the specified frequency.
[5] 1/4-28 has no equivalent in S.I. units.
[6] See PCB Declaration of Conformance PS023 or PS060 for details.
081A97 Thru bolt 1/4-28 (1)
ICS-2 NIST-traceable single-point amplitude response calibration at 6000 cpm (100 Hz) for each axis (1)
Optional Versions:
(EX) Hazardous Area Approval- contact factory for specific approvals
    Hazardous Area Approval EEx ia IIC T4, -40°C≤Ta≤121°C, II 1 G
    Hazardous Area Approval Cl I, Div I, Groups A, B, C, D; Cl II, Div I, Groups E, F, G; Cl III, Div I
    Hazardous Area Approval Ex ia IIC T4, AExia IIC, T4
    Hazardous Area Approval EEx nL IIC T4, -40°C<=Ta<=121°C, II 3 G
    Hazardous Area Approval Cl I, Div 2, Groups A, B, C, D; ExnL IIC T4, AExnA IIC T4
(M) Metric Mount
     M081A97 Captive Mounting Bolt (1)
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