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Current Probe

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The Current Probe can be used to measure currents in low-voltage AC and DC circuits or for electrochemistry experiments.

Description

The Current Probe measures DC and low-frequency AC currents up to 600 mA. Use Current Probes in combination with Differential Voltage Probes to investigate Ohm’s Law and explore series and parallel circuits. The 0.1 Ω shunt resistor minimizes changes to your circuit. If currents will exceed 1 A, use the High Current Sensor.

Sample Data

Specifications

  • Range: ±0.6 A
  • Maximum voltage on any input: ±10 V
  • Input Impedance (between inputs): 0.1 Ω
  • Input Impedance (to ground): 10 MΩ
  • Typical Resolution: 0.31 mA
  • Linearity: 0.01%
  • Supply voltage: 5 VDC
  • Current in amperes:

    • Slope: –0.25 A/V
    • Intercept: 0.625 A
View the Current Probe user manual

Experiments and Lab Ideas

Select a lab book to see a list of experiments and more information.

Lab Ideas and Innovative Uses

Compatibility Requirements

The Current Probe may require a compatible interface and software. Choose a platform below to see compatible interface and software options.

What’s Included

Vernier Current Probe

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Current ProbeDCP-BTA$39
Optional Accessories
Resistivity Rod SetRRS$49
Vernier Circuit Board 2VCB2$129

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