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.

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
  • Resolution: 0.31 mA
    (LabQuest 2, LabQuest, LabQuest Mini, Go!Link, LabPro)
  • Linearity: 0.01%
  • Supply voltage: 5 VDC
  • Current in amperes:

    • Slope: –0.25 A/V
    • Intercept: 0.625 A

Download the user manual for full specifications

Experiments and Lab Ideas

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Lab Ideas and Innovative Uses

What’s Included

Sensor Requirements

The Current Probe requires a compatible interface and software to collect data. Interface and software sold separately. Getting started with probeware »

Compatible Interfaces

The Current Probe is compatible with these interfaces:

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

    NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
    Current ProbeDCP-BTA$39
    Optional Accessories
    Resistivity Rod SetRRS$45
    Vernier Circuit BoardVCB$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 »

    Order Code DCP-BTA
    U.S. Educator Price $39

    Sample Data

    Ohm's Law
    Ohm's Law
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