Wireless Spectrometer

Product Code: PS-2600

Description

The Wireless Spectrometer from PASCO is specifically designed for modern chemistry, biology, and physics labs. With Bluetooth and USB connectivity, students can quickly connect from their device or computer using the free PASCO Spectrometry Software. With this affordable spectrometer, students can gather a full spectrum of data in under one second. After specifying a target wavelength, students can study concentrations (Beer’s Law), rates of reactions, or investigate emission spectra using the optional fiber optic cable.


Perform These Experiments

  • Absorption spectrum of chlorophyll
  • Emission spectra of light from flame tests or other sources
  • Easily identify peak wavelengths for concentration data
  • Study the relationship between concentration and absorbance (Beer’s Law)
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • Fluorescence of chlorophyll and other compounds
  • Enzymatic reactions
  • Photosynthesis with algae beads using a pH indicator

Lab Activities & Experiments

Analyzing the Absorption Spectrum of Leaves English 57.07 KB
Beer’s Law Sample Lab English 91.89 KB
Enzyme Activity English 96.70 KB
Kinetics Sample Lab English 538.18 KB
Light Analysis English 177.56 KB
Percent Copper in Brass Sample Lab English 107.28 KB
Spectrometer Sample Data English 158.37 KB

Perform the following experiments and more with the Wireless Spectrometer (VIS).
Visit PASCO’s Experiment Library to view all activities for this product.

Recipient of the prestigious 2015 Tech&Learning Award of Excellence!
Honoured products include innovative applications that break new ground as well as those that added significant enhancements to proven education tools.


How It Works

Absorbance and Transmittance: Light from the LED-boosted tungsten light source passes through the solution and a high-quality diffraction grating. The CCD array detects the light and analyzes it. When used with the optional Fiber Optic Cable, the Wireless Spectrometer can perform emission spectroscopy experiments. Simply insert the Fiber Optic Cable into the cuvette holder and point the end of the cable at the light source to collect data.

Important Note: Solutions used within this spectrometer should be compatible with polystyrene (cuvette material) and ABS (spectrometer housing material). Use a glass cuvette or 12mm test tube for solutions with strong organic solvents like acetone, which will damage the plastic cuvettes.


What’s Included

  • 10x Cuvettes
  • 1x Spectrometry Software

Product Specifications

Resolution 2–3 nm FWHM
Detection Range 380–950 nm
Fluorescence Excitation Wavelengths 405 nm and 500 nm
Light Source LED-boosted tungsten
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0

Battery and Logging

Stored Data Points Memory (Logging) 1 Not Supported
Battery Type Rechargeable LiPo

1 Minimum # of data points with all measurements enabled, actual results depend on enabled measurements.

2 Continuous use in a connected state until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.

3 Logging until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.

* Normal classroom use is the sensor in active use for 20min/lab for 120 lab periods/yr.


Supporting Documents

Spectrometer Orientation – 1.25 MB

Spectrometry Software User Guide – 206.32 KB

Wireless Spectrometer Reference Guide – 295.15 KB

Specifications
Connectivity
  • USB or Bluetooth
Resolution
  • 2-3 nm FWHM
Range
  • 380-950 nm
2 Fluorescence Excitation Wavelengths
  • At 405 nm and 500 nm
Light Source
  • LED-boosted tungsten

Now available for free download is PASCO’s standalone software for spectrometers.  This software works with the Ocean Optics Red Tide Spectrometers as well as PASCO’s wireless spectrometer.  Version 1.0.0 is available to download for Macs & PCs now with the free app for iPads available in the App Store®.

Try it free today!

 

Video

 

PASCO Spectrometer: Quick Start Video

Learn how to use the PASCO Spectrometer and the free Spectrometry software to analyze emission spectra from light sources, view absorbance spectra for colored solutions, and investigate fluorescence.

 

Video

 

PASCO Spectrometer: Beer's Law Video

Learn how to use the PASCO Wireless Spectrometer and Spectrometry software to perform a Beer’s Law analysis of the concentration of a colored solution.

 

Video

 

PASCO Spectrometer and Colorimeter: A Comparison Video

Compare the capabilities of the PASCO Spectrometer and Colorimeter across these topics: analyzing colored solutions, fluorescence, concentration and absorbance, reaction kinetics, and emission spectra.

 

Video

 

Electric Pickle: A Spectral Analysis Video

What ion causes the glow when high current is passed through a pickle? We find out by analyzing the glowing light with the Wireless Spectrometer.

 

Replacement Parts

Cuvettes and Caps(SE-8739)

Replacement cuvettes and caps for our Colorimeter (CI-6747) and Wireless Spectrometer (PS-2600).

Replacement Battery, Rechargeable LiPoly 3.7V 2500mAh(PS-2569)

A replacement battery for the SPARK Science Learning System, Wireless Spectrometer and the SPARKlink Air

Accessories

Fiber Optics Cable(PS-2601)

Perform emissions spectroscopy experiments with the PASCO spectrometer. Simply insert the Fiber Optic Cable into the cuvette holder and point the end of the cable at the light source.

PASPORT AirLink 2 Charger (US) (PS-2574)

Enable charging of your AirLink 2 from standard wall socket with this charger. US Version

Resource
Spectrometer Reference Guide
(265 KB – .pdf – English)
Sample Lab – Beer’s Law
(540 KB – .pdf – English)
Sample Lab – Kinetics
(533 KB – .pdf – English)
Spectrometry Software User Guide
(198 KB – .pdf – English)
Downloads
Spectrometer Orientation PS-2600
(1.2 MB – .pdf – English)