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Low-g Accelerometer

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Use the Low-g Accelerometer to study one-dimensional acceleration in a wide variety of acceleration experiments and demonstrations.

Description

The Low-g Accelerometer is the best choice for most acceleration experiments, including Newton’s second law, simple harmonic motion, and the relationship between acceleration and force. It can also be used to study one-dimensional motion of a car (real and toy), an elevator, a pendulum bob, or an amusement park ride.

Using Multiple Accelerometers

You can simultaneously measure the signals from two or three accelerometers mounted at right angles to measure acceleration in more than one dimension.

  • To study acceleration in a plane, mount two accelerometers at a right angle. This is a great way to study accelerations in an automobile.
  • Mount three accelerometers at right angles, or better yet use our 3-Axis Accelerometer, to study acceleration in every direction. This is useful for studying the complex motion of an amusement park ride or while bungee jumping.

Sample Data

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Specifications

  • Power: 30 mA @ 5 VDC
  • Range: ±50 m/s² (±5 g)
  • Accuracy: ±0.5 m/s² (±0.05 g)
  • Frequency Response: 0–100 Hz
  • Typical Resolution: 0.037 m/s²
Download the user manual for full specifications

Experiments and Lab Ideas

Lab Ideas and Innovative Uses

Do you have an innovative use for Vernier technology? What about a favorite lab or demo? We love to hear what creative uses people have for our products. Please email them to innovativeuses@vernier.com

Compatibility Requirements

The Low-g Accelerometer may require a compatible interface and software. Choose a platform below to see compatible interface and software options.

What’s Included

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Low-g AccelerometerLGA-BTA$89

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Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications. Product usage disclaimer »

This unit is designed to be used with one of Vernier's interfaces. If you do not plan to use the sensor with a Vernier interface, if you need a stand-alone transducer, or if you do not plan to use the unit in an educational setting, you should check out Analog Devices.

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