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 ^ Inductive | Endstops, bed probe | Non-contact | Expensive, difficult to wire, substandard repeatability,​ 24-36V requirement,​ endstop input protection ( voltage divider ) required | You probably shouldn'​t use these unless you have a very good reason | ^ Inductive | Endstops, bed probe | Non-contact | Expensive, difficult to wire, substandard repeatability,​ 24-36V requirement,​ endstop input protection ( voltage divider ) required | You probably shouldn'​t use these unless you have a very good reason |
 ^ Capacitive | Endstops, bed probe | Non-contact,​ can be used with glass bed | Expensive, difficult to wire, substandard repeatability,​ 24-36V requirement,​ endstop input protection ( voltage divider ) required | You probably shouldn'​t use these unless you have a very good reason | ^ Capacitive | Endstops, bed probe | Non-contact,​ can be used with glass bed | Expensive, difficult to wire, substandard repeatability,​ 24-36V requirement,​ endstop input protection ( voltage divider ) required | You probably shouldn'​t use these unless you have a very good reason |
-^ Force sensitive resistor | Bed probe | Can be used under a glass bed, non-contact | Expensive, analog meaning it requires an adapter, terrible repeatability/​accuracy, more complex to wire | You probably shouldn'​t use these unless you have a very good reason |+^ Force sensitive resistor ​( FSR ) | Bed probe | Can be used under a glass bed, non-contact, can be very reliable if set up correctly ​Difficult to set up correctly, finicky, expensive, analog meaning it requires an adapter, more complex to wire | You probably shouldn'​t use these unless you have a very good reason |
 ^ IR probes | Z probe, bed probe | Non-contact | Expensive, analog meaning it requires an adapter, terrible repeatability/​accuracy,​ more complex to wire | You probably shouldn'​t use these unless you have a very good reason | ^ IR probes | Z probe, bed probe | Non-contact | Expensive, analog meaning it requires an adapter, terrible repeatability/​accuracy,​ more complex to wire | You probably shouldn'​t use these unless you have a very good reason |
 ^ Bltouch | Retractable Z-probes | Cheap, very durable, very precise/​repeatable,​ retractable ( equivalent to a servo-mounted mechanical switch ) | None, other than the added complexity of retracting | The mechanical switches are the best sensors by far, but this is very similar, essentially emulating a servo-mounted mechanical switch |  ^ Bltouch | Retractable Z-probes | Cheap, very durable, very precise/​repeatable,​ retractable ( equivalent to a servo-mounted mechanical switch ) | None, other than the added complexity of retracting | The mechanical switches are the best sensors by far, but this is very similar, essentially emulating a servo-mounted mechanical switch |