Electronic – Testing sensors

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In industry, when purchasing sensors from an external manufacturers, are those sensors tested, and if so, how thoroughly? For example, I buy some accelerometers from Sparkfun and do some minimal testing using gravity. Is this a waste of time? What are the chances of getting a defective sensor?

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The chances of a bad sensor (if you're buying 1-10 units) is probably acceptably low. I think you'll notice if you do any testing of your device when the sensor is installed. But a dedicated method for testing just the sensor might be a little onerous.

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