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Old 10-20-2002, 06:16 PM
omegabenz omegabenz is offline
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Hall Effect Sensor- how does it work?

In my University Physics II class (Electricity and magnetism) we are studying magnetism currently, and the instructor started to go over the "hall effect." I know that mercedes have a hall effect sensor on the back of the spedometer to regulate the cruise control. So I asked him after class if he knew how it worked or anything and he didnt. I was wondering if anyone here thats Electrically inclined knows how it works. He said if I bring in a spedometer he can figure it out, but I want to know, then I can share to the class that we are studying things that actually relate to real everyday life and maybe I can get some bonus points.

I have a spedometer from a w123 1982 300d that I took apart, so I can post pictures or anything anyone needs to help me explain. Thanks, Austin
No Benzes in the stable at the moment, but itching for one again.

Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 300E Amg Hammer 88k mi sold
1992 500E 156k mi sold
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