Magnetic Sensor/Switch Brick

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Electronic brick of magnetic switch can be connected to digital I/O port to obtain the current status of magnetic switch by reading the current digital signal. Generally speaking, output is high level; when the sensor encounters magnetic objects (such as magnet), output is low level.

Go shopping Magnetic Sensor/Switch Brick (IM120710016)


1. Plug and play, easy to use. Compatible with the mainstream 2.54 interfaces and 4-Pin Grove interfaces in the market. IM120710016_2.jpg

2. With use of M4 standard fixed holes, compatible with M4-standard kits such as Lego and Makeblock. IM120710016_3.jpg

3. Sensor is located on the edge of PCB to facilitate detection. IM120710016_4.jpg


PCB size 24.0mm X 21.0mm X 1.6mm
Working voltage 3.3 or 5V DC
Operating voltage 3.3 or 5V DC
Compatible interfaces 2.54 3-pin interface and 4-pin Grove interface(1)

Note 1: S for digital output port, V and G for voltage at the common collector and ground respectively.

Electrical Characteristics

Parameter Min. Typical Max. Unit
Working voltage 3 5 5.5 VDC
Digital output voltage(VCC=5V) 0 - 5 V
Working current(VCC=5V) - 436 - uA


Connect S port of electronic brick of magnetic switch to D2 port of Arduino board, and we will use the following program to read its digital value. If the digital value is high level, LED lamp will be ON; if the digital value is high level, LED lamp will be OFF.

 int magnet=2;       //connect tilt to D2
 int LED=13;
 void setup()
 pinMode(LED, OUTPUT);
 pinMode(magnet, INPUT);  
 void loop()
 if(digitalRead(magnet)==HIGH)   //when the digital output value of tilt is high, turn on the LED.
   digitalWrite(LED, HIGH);   
 if(digitalRead(magnet)==LOW)    //when the digital output value of tilt is low, turn off the LED.
   digitalWrite(LED, LOW);


Datasheet for Magnetic Sensor/Switch Brick

Schematic for Magnetic Sensor/Switch Brick

Demo code for Magnetic Sensor/Switch Brick

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