How do I set a Gage Factor Greater Than 2.2 for the 701271 Strain Input Module?
The Gage Factor setting for the 701271 Strain Input Module can be directly inputted within the range of 1.90 to 2.20. However, it is possible to indirectly set the Gage Factor to a larger value by setting the constant A of the Linear Scaling feature. You will need to first set the Gage Factor to 2.0. Then set the value of constant A to:
A = 2.0/X
where X is the desired Gage Factor.
For example, if the desired Gage Factor is 2.21, then A would be set to A = 2.00/2.21 = 0.905.
For the WE7245 (707245/HE) Strain Module of the WE7000 series instrument, you can use the same method to set a Gage Factor outside the range of 1.80 to 2.30.