A fuel gauge is a measuring instrument to tell you how much fuel oil is available in your tank. There are different gauges more or less evolved. Here is a non-exhaustive list :
1) The graduated slat:
This measuring instrument is currently the most used on the market. A simple graduated rule that will allow you to know approximately your level of fuel.
Disadvantage: Tank not always accessible, very rustic, no data concerning your fuel oil.
Price: 10 €
2) The float or mechanical gauge:
This gauge consists of a float connected to a dial. The float will go down as the fuel level in the tank decreases, which will cause traction on the rope as well as on the dial hand.
Disadvantage: Data not connected. No decision support.
Price: around 25 €
3) The pressure sensor, or pneumatic gauge:
This sensor works thanks to the depression due to the level of fuel oil in the tank, and generated by a small manual pump.
Disadvantage: These gauges do not have more features than the mechanical gauges while being much more expensive …
Price: between 75 € and 200 €
4) The electronic gauge:
This gauge, coupled with a second box, will tell you live about the level of fuel remaining in your tank. Failing to send alerts on your smartphone or even by mail, it will display this information on its small box.
Disadvantage: These gauges are not connected to the internet, again, no decision support will be brought to you. In addition, their range is quite small.
Price: 150 €
5) The connected fuel sensor:
This ultrasonic sensor is not only very accurate but also connected to the internet.
This sensor coupled with the free interface of Fuel-it can inform you about:
- Data about your tank. (Percentage filling of your tank, number of liters remaining, daily, weekly, monthly or annual consumption.)
- A forecast of the number of days remaining before having to supply the tank.
- Your daily fuel consumption according to the outside temperatures.
This oil sensor also serves as an alarm or leak detector. Indeed, in case of abnormal consumption of fuel you will automatically receive an alert by email or phone notifying you of this anomaly.
Price: about 130 €
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