Sensor requires -5V to 5V

Hey everyone,

I'm trying to use a sensor that says it's got a -5V wire and 5V wire. I was wondering if this would be possible given that the Arduino only does GND and 5V? There's no documentation or datasheet that I can find, and I was just wondering if there were any other options.


Give us a link to the sensor otherwise we are guessing.


You would end up with a 10v range which the arduino wouldn't handle. You would need to either the use a -2.5 to 2.5 supply or scale the 10v range down to within the arduino 5v range.

im also very much a beginner and could be completely wrong, open to correction from someone wiser