Dual-Range Force Sensor

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Use the Dual-Range Force Sensor in a wide variety of experiments, including the study of friction, simple harmonic motion, impact in collisions, or centripetal force.

Description

The Dual-Range Force Sensor is a general-purpose sensor for measuring pushing and pulling forces. Two ranges allow you to measure forces as small as 0.01 newtons and as large as 50 newtons. It can be used in a broad range of ways:

  • As a replacement for a hand-held spring scale
  • Mounted horizontally on a dynamics cart to study collisions
  • Mounted on a ring-stand to measure forces in a vertical direction
  • Collect data from two Force Sensors simultaneously to study Newton’s Third Law

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Specifications

  • Resolution:
    • ± 10 N Range: 0.01 N
    • ± 50 N Range: 0.05 N
Download the user manual for full specifications

Experiments and Lab Ideas

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Lab Ideas and Innovative Uses

What’s Included

  • Dual-Range Force Sensor
  • Hardware for attaching
  • Utility Handle
  • Bumper
  • User Manual

Sensor Requirements

The Dual-Range Force Sensor requires a compatible interface and software to collect data. Interface and software sold separately. Getting started with probeware »

Compatible Interfaces

The Dual-Range Force Sensor is compatible with these interfaces:

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

    NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
    Dual-Range Force SensorDFS-BTA$109
    Optional Accessories
    Adapter for Pasco CartPCA-DFS$4
    Air Track AdapterATA-DFS$55
    Analog Extension CableEXT-BTA$12
    Bumper and Launcher KitBLK$89
    Force Table AdapterFTA-DFS$29
    Mass for Dynamics CartMASS$12
    Springs SetSPRINGS$16

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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 DFS-BTA
    U.S. Educator Price $109

    Sample Data

    Newton's 3rd Law
    Newton's 3rd Law
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