Products for USB Sensing and Control

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5V to ±12V Sensor Adapter

ID: 1145_0

Phidgets mostly run on 5v, but if you have a ±12V sensor you can use this adapter.


Quantity Available: 1000+

Qty Price
5 $14.25
10 $13.50
25 $12.00
50 $10.50
100 $9.75
250 $9.00
500 $8.25
1000 $7.50

The 5V to ±12V Sensor Adapter provides an easy solution for using ±12V sensors with Phidgets. Simply plug in the custom cable, attach the other end of the cable to your sensor, and connect the 1145 to the analog input of any Phidget InterfaceKit. The 1145 is powered by the attached interface kit, so you don't need a separate power supply for the sensor.

Comes Packaged with

Simply connect the ±12V sensor to the 1145 using the white connector, and plug the 1145 into any device with an Analog Input.


Product Specifications

Sensor Properties
Controlled By Voltage Input (0-5V)
Sensor Output Type Non-Ratiometric
Electrical Properties
Available External Voltage ± 12 V DC
Available External Current 20 mA
USB Voltage Min 4.8 V DC
USB Voltage Max 5.3 V DC
Current Consumption Max 50 mA
Output Impedance 1 kΩ
Physical Properties
Connector A JST XH Side 4POS (2.5mm)
Connector B Analog 3-Wire
Operating Temperature Min -40 °C
Operating Temperature Max 85 °C



Product History

Date Board Revision Device Version Comment
July 20130 N/A Product Release

Getting Started

Welcome to the 1145 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:

Next, you will need to connect the pieces:

1145 0 Connecting The Hardware.jpg
  1. Connect the ±12V sensor to the 1145.
  2. Connect the 1145 to the 1018 with the Phidget cable.
  3. Connect the 1018 to your computer with the USB cable.

Now that you have everything together, let's start using the 1145!

Using the 1145

Phidget Control Panel

In order to demonstrate the functionality of the 1145, we will connect it to the 1018, and then run an example using the Phidget Control Panel on a Windows machine.

The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines. If you would like to follow along, first take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:

Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the 1145.

First Look

After plugging in the 1145 into the 1018, and the 1018 into your computer, open the Phidget Control Panel. You will see something like this:

1018 Panel.jpg

The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:

  • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets.
  • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget.
  • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry.

The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.

Voltage Input

Double-click on a Voltage Input object in order to run the example:

1010 1018 1019 VoltageInputSensor Example.jpg

General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:

  • Modify the change trigger and/or data interval value by dragging the sliders. For more information on these settings, see the data interval/change trigger page.
  • To find out how to convert your Voltage value into a useful quantity, check out the formulas section below.

Technical Details


1145 pinout.jpg

The 1145 uses a four-pin side mounted XH connector as its input.


In order to convert from the return voltage of the 1145 into the actual reported value of your sensor, check you specific sensor's data sheet or user guide for the formula.

Phidget Cable


The Phidget Cable is a 3-pin, 0.100 inch pitch locking connector. Pictured here is a plug with the connections labelled. The connectors are commonly available - refer to the Analog Input Primer for manufacturer part numbers.

What to do Next

  • Software Overview - Find your preferred programming language here to learn how to write your own code with Phidgets!
  • General Phidget Programming - Read this general guide to the various aspects of programming with Phidgets. Learn how to log data into a spreadsheet, use Phidgets over the network, and much more.
  • Phidget22 API - The API is a universal library of all functions and definitions for programming with Phidgets. Just select your language and device and it'll give you a complete list of all properties, methods, events, and enumerations that are at your disposal.

±12V Current Transducers

This adapter is specially made to interface sensors that require both a positive and negative 12V supply. The sensors in the list below all connect to the 1145 via the cable it comes packaged with.

Product Sensor Properties
Image Part Number Price Input Current Min Input Current Max
3584_0 $40.00 0 A 50 A
3585_0 $40.00 0 A 100 A
3586_0 $40.00 0 A 250 A
3587_0 $40.00 -50 A 50 A
3588_0 $40.00 -100 A 100 A
3589_0 $40.00 -250 A 250 A

Interface Boards and Hubs

This adapter can be read by any Phidget with an Analog Input or VINT Hub port. It will connect to either one using the included Phidget cable. VINT Hub ports can behave just like Analog Inputs, but have the added flexibility of being able to be used as digital inputs, digital outputs, or ports to communicate with VINT devices. For more information about VINT, see the VINT Primer.

Product Voltage Inputs
Image Part Number Price Number of Voltage Inputs Voltage Input Resolution
1010_0 $80.00 8 10 bit
1011_0 $50.00 2 10 bit
1018_2 $80.00 8 10 bit
1019_1 $115.00 8 10 bit
1203_2 $125.00 8 10 bit
DAQ1000_0 $20.00 8 12 bit
HUB0000_0 $30.00 6 (Shared) * 16 bit
SBC3003_0 $120.00 6 (Shared) * 16 bit

Phidget Cables

This sensor comes with its own Phidget cable to connect it to an InterfaceKit or Hub, but if you need extras we have a full list down below. You can solder multiple cables together in order to make even longer Phidget cables, but you should be aware of the effects of having long wires in your system.

Product Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Cable Length
3002_0 $2.00 600 mm
3003_0 $1.50 100 mm
3004_0 $3.00 3.5 m
3034_0 $1.50 150 mm
3038_0 $2.25 1.2 m
3039_0 $2.75 1.8 m