SO-B0-010 Limiting Current Type Sensor Oxygen Sensors Measuring gas: Oxygen concentration Measuring medium: Gaseous atmosphere Measuring principle: Limiting current type sensor Measuring ranges: 0.01 – 1.0 vol.% O2 Model Number: SO-B0-010Data Sheet: category: Sensors|Gas Sensors|Zirconium Dioxide Oxygen SensorsProduct Specification SO-B0-010 Limiting Current Type Sensor Oxygen Sensors When voltage is applied to a zirconia electrolyte cell, oxygen is pumped through the zirconia disc from the cathode side to the anode side because the carriers of the current flowing through the zirconia electrolyte are oxygen ions. By attaching a cap with a pinhole on the cathode side of the cell and by increasing the voltage over the cell the current shows saturation due to the rate limiting step in the transfer of oxygen to the cathode. This saturation current is called limiting current and is nearly proportional to the ambient oxygen concentration. Below the advantages of the oxygen sensor: measuring range 0.01 to 1.0 vol.% oxygen High accuracy For many types a more or less linear characteristic Small temperature dependence of the sensor signal Low interference with other gases Long service life In many cases “Single point calibration“ necessary only once Applications: Medical Laboratory Food industry Household/Gastronomy Measuring technique Security technology/Monitoring (Electrical-) industry Characteristic Data: Measuring gas: Oxygen concentration Measuring medium: Gaseous atmosphere Measuring principle: Limiting current type sensor Measuring ranges: 0.01 – 1.0 vol.% O2 Response time (t90): 2 to 25 sec. (Depends on: sensor type, gas flow, measuring chamber) Sensor voltage / heating voltage / power consumption / heater cold resistance Sensor voltage: 0.7 to 1.6 Volt Heating voltage: 3.6 – 4.4 Volts Power consumption: 1.3 to 1.8 Watts (depends on application and packaging) Cold resistance: R( 25°C ) = 3.25Ω ± 0.20Ω Warm up time: Min. 30 s Maximum permissible operating temperature: 350 °C (*) *Depending on the cable and filter assembly (see paragraph: specification, Cable assembly) Permissible volumetric flow rate (Purging the sensor) For all sensor types, the maximum flow rate depends on the way of purging the sensor (sensor in direct gas flow, gas beam shape, etc.) and the size of the measuring chamber. Exception: SO-E1-xxx (TO8 + hose connection for direct gassing). Permissible flow [ml/min]: 100 - 500 (optimal: 250) Lifetime (MTTF): ~ 20.000 hours (*) *Depending on measuring medium. Stated lifetime refers to a heated, operated sensor of type SO-xx-250 and SO-xx-960. A failure or reaching the lifetime typically means a slight deviation from the dispatch specifications. Vibration resistance Sensors based on the TO8 socket as well as those built with a TO39 socket (SO-Bx-xxx, SO-Ex-xxx, SO-Ax-xxx) meet the European Norm EN60068-2-6 (Sinusoidal vibration tests).