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degrading load cell

Tim Meuris

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May 13, 2009
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can a load cell degrade or does it just die instantly?
if it is the first case: how do you notice it?

does it sometimes not register you braking enough or how do you notice it?

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Andi Goodwin

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Jul 19, 2010
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they can do lots of wierd and funky things , the moment it starts to play up get another one ordered... in the mean time you can use diview to take away some of the short falls (ie not registering full travel etc )

Andi
 

Tim Meuris

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yesterday i went online at silverstone and had the impression that in some corners the loadcell didn't register pressure as well as in previous laps, could this be a failing load cell or is it just my mind playing tricks on me?
 

Chris

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Loads cells do wear out, as with anything that gets used relatively regularly just with general wear and tear.
Depending on how frequently you use it, and how much pressure you're applying, load cells typically last anywhere between 3-6 months.

Make sure you've always got at least one spare load cell waiting in the wings in case your current one fails shortly before an important race.
 

Tim Meuris

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the thing is
I bought these HE pro pedals and started racing them recently
It would be really strange if this load cell is already failing
and is a mavin loadcell not one that should last a bit longer?
anayway I appreciate the info guys
tonight I'm gonna try again and see if it gets any better

cheers!
 

Chris

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Well if you bought them just recently, then they're probably fine. It can take some time to get used to load cell braking. It certainly took me about a week and half of pretty frequent racing to get used to it.
 
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Blkout

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Not to mention I'm sure Niels pedals are built much better than cheaper load cell pedals so I'm sure they're built to take a lot of abuse. @Niels_at_home can probably weigh in on that though.
 
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Tim Meuris

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May 13, 2009
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well, I did two offline stints at silverstone and all is well :redface:
I really hope I had a major offday yesterday so my experience will be the same online as well
really enjoyed it!
AC is like an onion with many layers
and I'm slowly peeling them off one by one,
but yesterday it almost made me cry:p