Magnetic Pickups

A magnetic pickup is an AC generator.

It is normally installed into the flywheel housing of an internal combustion engine, so that the starter ring gear acts upon it to generate a voltage pulse each time a gear tooth passes the end of the sensor.

Magnetic Pickups
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  • Housing Material:
    • MP3298: Type 300 Stainless Steel.
      • Locknut: Type 300 Stainless Steel.
    • MP7905 and MP7906: Type 6061 Aluminum/Anodize Class 1.
      • Locknut: Steel Nickel Plated.
  • Output Leads (all models): Two insulated leads, 20AWG, STR/TEF insulated per MIL-W-16878D Type E, 1 White and 1 Black.
  • Output Voltage (all models): 200 V.P.P. TYP. (tested at 1000 I.P.S. 20 Pitch gear, 0.005 Gap., and 100K OHM Load).
  • Coil Resistance:
    • MP3298: 975 Ohms TYP.
    • MP7905 and MP7906: 2500 Ohms TYP.
  • Potting (all models): Internal portion of pickup is filled with epoxy resin, making the magnetic pickup oil and moist resistant.
  • Temperature (all models): -65° to +225°F (-54 ° to 107°C).
  • Coil Induct.:
    • MP3298: 800 mH max, @ 1K Hz.
    • MP3298: 400 mH TYP. @ 1K Hz.

 WARNING: This product may expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information about California Propsition 65, go to or visit our California Proposition 65 page.

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Part Number Model Total Length Thread Size
20700162 MP3298 3 in. (76 mm) 5/8-18 UNF
20700161 MP7906 3 in. (76 mm) 3/4-16 UNF
20700160 MP7905 4-1/2 in. (114 mm) 3/4-16 UNF
Contact EMEA Sales 68MP0060 1.89 in. (48 mm) M16 x 1.5
Contact EMEA Sales 68MP1815 1.89 in. (48 mm) M18 x 1.5
Contact EMEA Sales 68MP0058 1.89 in. (48 mm) 5/8-18 UNF
Contact EMEA Sales 68MP0258 3 in. (76 mm) 5/8-18 UNF
Contact EMEA Sales MP3 3 in. (76 mm) 5/8-18 UNF
Contact EMEA Sales 68MP0158 5 in. (126.5 mm) 5/8-18 UNF
Contact EMEA Sales MP5 5 in. (126.5 mm) 5/8-18 UNF

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