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Button Load Cell (0-200kg)

ID: 3137_0
Recommended for new designs: Phidgets Inc. is not the original manufacturer for this product, but we intend to sell it (or a similar replacement with a compatible form, fit and function) for as long as it is available from the supplier.

This load cell measures compressive forces of up to 200kg and connects to a bridge input.


Quantity Available: 820

Qty Price
5 $43.20
10 $41.40
25 $40.50
50 $39.60
100 $38.70

A load cell is a force sensing module - a carefully designed metal structure, with small elements called strain gauges mounted in precise locations on the structure. Load cells are designed to measure a specific force and ignore other forces being applied, this load cell is designed to measure compression. The electrical signal output by the load cell is very small and requires specialized amplification. Fortunately, Phidget Bridge Interfaces will perform all the amplification and measurement of the electrical output, see the Connection & Compatibility tab for details.

This Button Load Cell is used in applications that require a thin form factor. The bottom of the load cell is bolted, and force applied to the button on the top. By loading only the button, which is slightly rounded, the load cell is less sensitive to errors resulting from the load not pushing down exactly straight on the load cell.


Load cells require a power source and produce a very small voltage differential when under strain. In order to read this signal, an amplifier or a board with a high-precision analog-to-digital converter is required. For more details and a list of Phidgets that will connect to this load cell, see the Connection & Compatibility tab.


warning Make sure to calibrate your load cell before using it. You can find information on how to calibrate the cell in the Load Cell Primer. You should also have a look at the User Guide for the bridge interface board that you're using to read the load cells.

Bridge Interfaces

Load cells and strain gauges produce a very tiny voltage differential and must be read by a high-resolution analog-to-digital converter. You can connect this load cell to a bridge interface as described in this table:

Function 3137Bridge Interface
+5V Red 5V
+ Green +
- White -
Ground Black G
Case Ground Black or Yellow G
Functional Functional
The following bridge interfaces can be used with this load cell:

Product Board
Part Number Price Controlled By Number of Bridge Inputs
PhidgetBridge 4-Input
$90.00 USB (Mini-USB) 4
Wheatstone Bridge Phidget
$30.00 VINT 2

Product Specifications

Sensor Properties
Sensor Type Compression Load Cell
Controlled By Bridge Input
Weight Capacity Max 200 kg
Maximum Overload 240 kg
Creep * 40 g/hr
Zero Balance * ± 2 kg
Cell Repeatability Error Max * ± 200 g
Cell Non-Linearity Max * 400 g
Temperature Effect on Span * 10 g/°C
Temperature Effect on Zero * 10 g/°C
Electrical Properties
Rated Output * 1 mV/V
Rated Output Error Max 40 μV/V
Output Impedance 350 Ω
Supply Voltage Min 5 V DC
Supply Voltage Max 12 V DC
Physical Properties
Compensated Temperature Min -10 °C
Compensated Temperature Max 40 °C
Operating Temperature Min -20 °C
Operating Temperature Max 55 °C
Cable Length 3 m
Cable Gauge 30 AWG
Material Aluminium Alloy & Alloy Steel
Screw Thread Size M3x0.5
Customs Information
Canadian HS Export Code 8423.90.00
American HTS Import Code 8423.90.10.00
Country of Origin CN (China)
*Accuracy specifications may vary from cell to cell. See the included calibration sheet for precise values for your load cell.


Check out our load cells:

Product Sensor Properties
Part Number Price Sensor Type Weight Capacity Max Creep Zero Balance Cell Repeatability Error Max Cell Non-Linearity Max Cell Hysteresis Max
Micro Load Cell (0-780g)
$6.00 Shear Load Cell 780 g 1.6 g/hr ± 11.7 g ± 390 mg 390 mg 390 mg
Micro Load Cell (0-5kg)
$7.00 Shear Load Cell 5 kg 5 g/hr ± 75 g ± 2.5 g 2.5 g 2.5 g
Micro Load Cell (0-20kg)
$7.00 Shear Load Cell 20 kg 20 g/hr ± 300 g ± 10 g 10 g 10 g
Micro Load Cell (0-50kg)
$7.00 Shear Load Cell 50 kg 50 g/hr ± 750 g ± 25 g 25 g 25 g
Button Load Cell (0-50kg)
$45.00 Compression Load Cell 50 kg 20 g/hr ± 500 g ± 100 g 100 g
Button Load Cell (0-200kg)
$45.00 Compression Load Cell 200 kg * 40 g/hr * ± 2 kg * ± 200 g * 400 g
S Type Load Cell (0-100kg)
$45.00 Compression/Tension Load Cell 100 kg
Micro Load Cell (0-100g)
$7.00 Shear Load Cell 100 g ± 50 mg 50 mg 50 mg
S Type Load Cell (0-500kg)
$50.00 Compression/Tension Load Cell 500 kg
Button Load Cell (0-1000kg)
$50.00 Compression Load Cell 1 Mg
Micro Load Cell (0-780g)
$7.00 Shear Load Cell 780 g 7.8 g/hr ± 78 g ± 390 mg 390 mg 390 mg
Micro Load Cell (0-5kg)
$7.00 Shear Load Cell 5 kg 50 g/hr ± 500 g ± 2.5 g 2.5 g 2.5 g
Micro Load Cell (0-25kg)
$7.00 Shear Load Cell 25 kg 250 g/hr ± 2.5 kg ± 12.5 g 12.5 g 12.5 g