Wireless Accelerometer/Altimeter

Product Code: PS-3223

Description

The Wireless 3-Axis Acceleration/Altimeter measuring acceleration in all three dimensions as well as altitude making it useful for a wide variety of activities and experiments.

The 3-Axis Acceleration/Altimeter includes a strap so that students can collect data during any number of physical activities without cables getting in the way. The sensor is surrounded by a rubberized case that protects it from impact. The 3-Axis Acceleration/Altimeter can also remotely log acceleration and altitude data, making it ideal for recording the motion of roller coasters or other rides.


Typical Applications

  • Launch or toss the sensor to record data during its flight
  • Record the movement of amusement park rides such as roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, free-fall drops and more
  • Investigate the accelerations experienced during collisions
  • Measure the angular velocity of a rotating platform or wheel

No need for an interface.

All PASCO Wireless Sensors connect to computers, Chromebooks, and tablets, through Bluetooth 4. No other equipment required! Our software (SPARKvue or PASCO Capstone) allows students to see and analyze data in real-time.


Long-lasting battery

The Wireless Acceleration/Altimeter draws as little current as possible. This provides you with a long battery life for lab activities. Our software also displays the battery level at all times. If it dips too low, you can easily replace the coin cell battery.


What’s Included

  • 1x Sensor with rubberized case
  • 1x Adjustable strap

Replacement Parts

Coin Cell Battery Pack PS-3504

Also Available

Required by older computers without bluetooth 4.0 or later

USB Bluetooth Adapter

PS-3500

Experiment Library

Perform the following experiments and more with the Wireless Acceleration/Altimeter.
Visit PASCO’s Experiment Library to view more activities.


Product Specifications

Low-g Accelerometer Range ±16 g
Low-g Accelerometer Accuracy ±0.04 g
Low-g Accelerometer Resolution 0.001 g
Low-g Accelerometer Max Sample Rate 5 kHz
High-g Accelerometer Ranges ±100 g, ±200 g, ±400 g
High-g Accelerometer Accuracy ±1 g (@ ±100 g)
High-g Accelerometer Resolution 0.1 g (@ ±100 g)
High-g Accelerometer Max Sample Rate 1 kHz
Altimeter Range -1869.65 – 9481.98 m
Altimeter Accuracy ±0.5 m
Altimeter Resolution 5 cm
Altimeter Max Sample Rate 1 kHz
Gyroscope Range ±34.9 rad/s
Gyroscope Accuracy ±0.017 rad/s
Gyroscope Max Sample Rate 5 kHz
Battery Coin Cell
Dimensions 3.02″ x 1.6″ x 0.8″

Battery & Logging

Stored Data Points Memory (Logging) 1 >15,000
Battery – Connected (Data Collection Mode) 2 >15 hr
Battery – Logging (Data Logging Mode) 3 NA
Battery Type Coin

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.


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