CBL 2

ORDER CODE CBL2
U.S. Educator Price$166
CBL2

The CBL 2 is a low-cost interface for Texas Instruments graphing calculators such as the TI-84 Plus.

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For classrooms that with wide availability of compatible TI graphing calculators, the CBL 2 is an inexpensive way to collect sensor data.

The CBL 2 is portable and battery powered, you can take it out of the classroom for experiments such as measuring accelerations on amusement rides or monitoring the temperature, dissolved oxygen, and pH of a lake or stream.

Compatible Sensors

CBL 2 is compatible with 78 Vernier sensors, providing a wide selection of experiments to add data-collection technology.

TI HandheldsTI Handhelds and EasyData78 sensors

For All Supported Sensors

  • CBL 2 and LabPro interfaces cannot be used with TI-84 Plus CE calculators. The only supported interface for the TI-84 Plus CE is Easylink

Supported Sensors

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires a Motion Detector Cable to connect to a DIG port on the interface
  2. Requires user-defined programs
  3. Requires a BNC electrode
  4. This software cannot apply digital filters to EKG data.
  5. Requires a Heart Rate Receiver to connect to an interface
  6. Software does not support the Data Tagging feature that is typically used with this sensor.
  7. Requires an additional signal source, such as LabQuest 2 running the Power Amplifier app or a computer running the Power Amplifier Function Generator Software, to control the Power Amplifier output
  8. Requires a Gas Pressure Sensor
  9. EasyData and DataMate do not support this sensor. Use DaRotary (not supported on color screen TI-84 Plus calculators).
  10. Software does not support baseline adjustment, which is necessary for lung capacity measurements.
  11. Use with an electrode such as a pH Sensor, Conductivity Probe, or ORP Sensor.
  12. Software cannot calculate resistance or power data.
  13. EasyData and DataMate do not support this sensor. Use DataRad (not supported on color screen TI-84 Plus calculators).
  14. This interface/software combination can only collect force data; displacement measurements are not supported.

TI HandheldsTI Handhelds and DataMate74 sensors

For All Supported Sensors

  • DataMate cannot be used with color screen TI-84 Plus calculators; use EasyData with these calculators.
  • CBL 2 and LabPro interfaces cannot be used with TI-84 Plus CE calculators. The only supported interface for the TI-84 Plus CE is Easylink

Supported Sensors

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires a Motion Detector Cable to connect to a DIG port on the interface
  2. Requires user-defined programs
  3. Requires a BNC electrode
  4. This software cannot apply digital filters to EKG data.
  5. Requires a Heart Rate Receiver to connect to an interface
  6. Requires an additional signal source, such as LabQuest 2 running the Power Amplifier app or a computer running the Power Amplifier Function Generator Software, to control the Power Amplifier output
  7. Requires a Gas Pressure Sensor
  8. EasyData and DataMate do not support this sensor. Use DaRotary (not supported on color screen TI-84 Plus calculators).
  9. Software does not support baseline adjustment, which is necessary for lung capacity measurements.
  10. DataMate does not support this sensor. Use EasyData app with all TI-83/84 Plus calculators; otherwise, use DataGate.
  11. DataMate does not support this sensor. Use EasyData app with all TI-83/84 Plus calculators; otherwise, use DataDrop.
  12. Use with an electrode such as a pH Sensor, Conductivity Probe, or ORP Sensor.
  13. Software cannot calculate resistance or power data.
  14. EasyData and DataMate do not support this sensor. Use DataRad (not supported on color screen TI-84 Plus calculators).
  15. This interface/software combination can only collect force data; displacement measurements are not supported.

Technical Specifications

  • Resolution: 10-bit A/D conversion
  • Maximum sampling rate: 50,000 readings per second
  • Sensor channels: 3 analog and 1 digital
  • Internal memory: Stores up to 12,000 data points

Compatible TI Graphing Calculators

  • TI-73 Explorer
  • TI-82
  • TI-83
  • TI-83 Plus
  • TI-84 Plus
  • TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition
  • TI-86
  • TI-89
  • TI-89 Titanium
  • TI-92
  • TI-92 Plus
  • TI Voyage

CBL 2 is not compatible with TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire Handhelds.

What’s Included

  • CBL 2 interface
  • Stainless steel temperature probe
  • Light probe
  • Voltage probe
  • Calculator cradle and link cable
  • User’s guide

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
CBL 2CBL2$166
Optional Accessories
Vernier AC AdapterIPS$12

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