I'm interfacing a load cell using a HX711 ADC to read its results into a microcontroller.
Many of the code samples take numerous readings (about 10) and average the result, but I was wondering if the readings could be improved by simply adding a capacitor across the load cell's sense leads to form a low-pass filter? Then I could take a single sample and use less energy.
Is this a worthwhile endeavour? Would a ceramic capacitor be too small, or would a bipolar electrolytic have too much leakage and affect the results?