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High Current Sensor

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Use the High Current Sensor in experiments that involve currents larger than 1 A, such as solar panels, hand generators, and other alternative energy projects.

Description

The High Current Sensor has a range of ±10 A. Current is measured with a Hall Effect sensor, which uses the magnetic field created by the current and therefore does not add a resistive element to the circuit. A metal shield over the Hall Effect chip reduces the influence of external magnets. A replaceable fuse protects the equipment and circuit.

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Specifications

  • High Current Sensor range ±10 A
  • Maximum voltage input ±40 V
  • Supply voltage 5 VDC
  • Typical Resolution: 4.9 mA
  • Output voltage range 0 – 5 V
  • Replaceable fuse 10 A
  • Current in amperes:

    • Slope 4.51 A/V
    • Intercept –11.31 A
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 High Current Sensor may require a compatible interface and software. Choose a platform below to see compatible interface and software options.

What’s Included

  • Vernier High Current Sensor
  • (1) extra 10 A fuse
  • User manual

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
High Current SensorHCS-BTA$79

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