Wireless Voltage Sensor

Description

Overview

The Wireless Voltage Sensor is ideal for exploring the fundamental concepts of electricity, voltage, and basic circuits.  It measures voltages up to ±15 V with built-in overload protection and features high-speed sampling rates when used with a USB. When combined with the Wireless Current Sensor, students can use it to explore Ohm’s Law, circuits in series and parallel, and much more.

Features

  • Two Ranges: ±15 V, ±5 V
  • Resolution: 7 mV (±15 V range); 2 mV (±5 V range)
  • Bluetooth® sampling rate of 1 kHz
  • Higher speed sampling via USB
  • Includes remote logging

Applications

  • Measure the electrical energy generated by an electrochemical battery
  • Measure the energy generated by a wind turbine or other renewable energy source
  • Measure the voltage across components in a simple circuit
  • Measure the induced voltage in a wire coil as a magnet passes through

Perform These Experiments

  • Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law
  • Ohm’s Law
  • RC and LRC circuit analysis
  • Faraday’s Law of Induction

What’s Included

  • 1x Wireless Voltage Sensor
  • 1x USB Cable
  • 1x Red, Banana-to-alligator-clip
  • 1x Black, Banana-to-alligator-clip

Product Specifications

Low Setting Range ±5 V
High Setting Range ±15 V
Resolution 2 mV (±5 V range); 7 mV (±15 V range)
Accuracy ±1.0%
Maximum Sampling Rate (Bluetooth) 1000 Hz
Maximum Sampling Rate (USB) 100 kHz
Input Resistance >1.0 MΩ

Battery and Logging

Stored Data Points Memory (Logging) 1 >55,000
Battery – Connected (Data Collection Mode) 2 >70 hr
Battery – Logging (Data Logging Mode) 3 3 days
Battery Type 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.

Product Guide

Select The Right Voltage & Current Sensor

Select The Right Voltage & Current Sensor

Educational voltage and current sensors don’t have to look serious to have seriously powerful capabilities. We provide user-friendly voltage and current sensors that generate live data to improve students’ contextual understanding of electrical concepts. This page provides a comparison chart of our offerings to help you make an informed purchase.

Experiments

Perform the following experiments and more with the Wireless Voltage Sensor.
Visit PASCO’s Experiment Library to view all activities for this product.

Ohm’s Law

In this lab, students will use voltage and current sensors to investigate the relationship between current, voltage, and resistance in a circuit.

DC Circuits

In this lab, students will use a voltage-current sensor and an AC/DC electronics laboratory to construct simple resistor circuits with resistors in series or parallel, or both (with at most one parallel loop of resistors), to…

Fruit Battery

Students will construct an electrochemical cell using common materials. They will explore how the voltage changes as the cells are connected in series.

Planck’s Constant

In this lab, students will use a voltage-current sensor and an AC/DC electronics laboratory to measure the turn-on voltage of various colors of LEDs and then plot the turn-on voltage versus LED frequency to determine the value…

Electrochemical Battery: Energy from Electrons

In this lab, students will use a voltage sensor to place metal reactants in their proper order on the table of standard electrode potentials.

Electric Circuits

In this lab, students use a voltage sensor to measure the voltage across elements in series and in parallel in an electric circuit.

Supporting Documents

Manuals
Wireless Voltage Sensor Manual English 483.19 KB