Accelerometer (Low g 3-Axis)
Sensor Range Information:
- X, Y and Z Axis (g)
± 2.5 g
± 10 g
0 - 5 g Resultant force
0 - 20 g Resultant force
- X,Y and Z Axis (ms-2)
± 25 ms-2
± 100 ms-2
0 - 50 ms-2 Resultant force
0 - 200 ms-2 Resultant force
± 2.5 g and ± 10 g
The Accelerometer is an electromechanical device that will measure acceleration forces. These forces may be static, like the constant force of gravity pulling at your feet, or dynamic - caused by moving or vibrating the Accelerometer.
There are 2 accelerometer sensors, a Low g 3-Axis type and a High g 2-Axis (Order No. 3201).
This Accelerometer records to a maximum of 20 g making it suitable for small accelerations such as change of g investigations e.g. free fall, golf swings.
This Accelerometer has 19 ranges and can record
- Acceleration along a single axis using a particular axis range i.e. X, Y or Z.
- Resultant Force – the sum of the force in all component accelerations (X, Y and Z).
- Vibration by sensing the amount of dynamic acceleration
- Angle (Inclinometer) by measuring the amount of static acceleration due to gravity to find the angle the device is tilted at with respect to the earth.
(The High g 2-Axis type will record accelerations along 2 single axes (X and Y) to a maximum of 40 g and the resultant force of 2 axes to a maximum of 50 g,).
Both Accelerometers can show the acceleration as multiples of g or as ms-2.
The Accelerometer is supplied with a kit that allows the sensor to be attached to the top of a Dynamics cart.
Use the Low g 3-Axis Accelerometer to study:
- Bungee jump
- Changes in acceleration in a golf swing
- Explanation of free fall
- Explanation of opposing forces e.g. resistive forces countering force of mass on a surface
- Tilt of an object
- Earthquake simulation e.g. test how long your model of a tower stays upright
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