Wireless Spectrometer

Product Code: PS-2600

Description

The Wireless Spectrometer from PASCO is specifically designed for modern chemistry, biology, and physics labs. It pairs effortlessly with student devices (Mac®/Win®, Chromebook™, iPad® and Android™ tablets) via Bluetooth® or USB and includes free PASCO Spectrometry Software for easy operation. Scan times are fast, enabling students to gather absorbance spectra across the visible spectrum in under a second. After specifying a target wavelength, students can easily select a software setting to study concentrations (Beer’s Law), rates of reactions, or investigate emission spectra using the optional Fiber Optic Cable accessory.


Overview

  • Spectral scans from 390 to 950 nm
  • Fluorescence excitation at 405 nm and 500 nm
  • Intuitive, software-based operation
  • Built-in tools for routine analyses
  • One-click light and dark calibrations
  • Clear marking to indicate proper cuvette positioning

How It Works

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.

The PASCO Visible Spectrometer is fully integrated with our user-friendly Spectrometry Software.
This free software is compatible with most student devices, enabling lab groups to quickly share and review their data with ease. Also available as a free, fully functional app, PASCO’s cross-platform Spectrometry Software improves the efficiency of analyses with features such as:

  • Easy-to-use navigation
  • One-click light and dark calibrations
  • Automatic display and storage of sample data
  • Onboard scan averaging and data smoothing
  • Intuitive run renaming for improved data tracking
  • Spectral graph correlates visible wavelengths with color
  • Built-in Beer-Lambert law with linear fits for determining concentrations
  • Print spectrum and results snapshots
  • Export data as a .csv file or .png screenshot for further analysis in Excel, SPARKvue, or PASCO Capstone

Spectrometry Software includes four preprogrammed displays:

  • Analyze Solutions: Wavelength vs. Absorbance
  • Compare Concentration: Concentration vs. Absorbance (Beer’s Law)
  • Change Over Time: Time vs. Absorbance (Kinetics)
  • Analyze Exterior Light Sources: Wavelength vs. Intensity

Free Downloadable Spectrometry Software


Applications

  • Photosynthesis with DPIP
  • Absorption spectra of plant pigments
  • Concentration of proteins in solution
  • Rate of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction
  • Growth of a cell culture
  • Absorption spectrum of chlorophyll
  • Fluorescence of chlorophyll and other compounds
  • Photosynthesis with algae beads using a pH indicator

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

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.


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
Connectivity Bluetooth 2.0 (classic) or via mini USB

Battery & 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.


Recommended Accessories


Replacement Parts


Also Available


Support Documents

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)