SF11-C Laser Rangefinder 100 m

SKU 28054 Category


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Product Description

Discontinued. See the table on our Rangefinders page for more options.

The LightWare SF11-C is an ideal laser altimeter for UAVs, such as the ELEV-8 v3 Quadcopter Kit.  It can also serve as a highly effective rangefinder in a variety of applications. Its time-of-flight system makes accurate distance measurements that are not affected by speed, wind, changes in barometric pressure, noise, ambient light, or air temperature.

Use our Aluminum Stand Kit for SF Lasers to mount the SF11 on a wheeled UAV or stationary application.

For a quick test, simply connect the SF11-C’s USB port to your computer with the included 18″ USB A to Micro-B Cable. Open a serial terminal and set it to 115,200 kbps; formatted distance readings are immediately available.

Key Features:

  • Outputs 16 readings per second for very quick data refresh
  • Multiple interfaces for use with different types of flight controllers or other embedded systems
  • Configurable baud rate 9600-921600
  • Ready to use with no calibration needed
  • Set optional configurations with the free LightWare Terminal Software
  • 18″ (46 cm) USB A to MicroB cable and 7-wire cable/plug included

Application Ideas:

  • Altimeter for the ELEV-8 v3 Quadcopter and other UAVs, detecting distance between craft and ground
  • Calculating the speed of moving objects or vehicles
  • Measuring the depth of materials (snow, fluid, sand) from above
  • Counting passing objects in a monitoring or control system

Note: The SF11-C supersedes the discontinued SF10 series: SF10/A 25m #28051; SF10/B 50m #28052; SF10/C 100m #28053.

Note: The SF11-C is a Class 1M laser under Food and Drug Administration Guidelines. Class 1M lasers are considered non-hazardous unless viewed with optical aids including magnifiers, binoculars or telescopes. Do not aim at persons or animals. Do not look at the beam directly with optical instruments including magnifiers, binoculars or telescopes.

Note: As an importer of this laser product, Parallax’s supplier has completed the necessary FDA Dealer and Distributor records in Title 21, Subpart E.  Purchase this sensor from Parallax and receive our warranty, customer service, and quick shipment.  FDA: 1410968-002 (2016/01)

Additional Information

Weight 0.229 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in


Additional resources

Lightware Terminal software

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