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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

Sample Data

Videos

Specifications

  • ± 10 N Range Resolution: 0.01 N
  • ± 50 N Range Resolution: 0.05 N
View the Dual-Range Force Sensor user manual

Experiments and Lab Ideas

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

Lab Ideas and Innovative Uses

Sensor Requirements

The Dual-Range Force Sensor 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
Dual-Range Force SensorDFS-BTA$109
Optional Accessories
Adapter for Pasco CartPCA-DFS$6
Air Track AdapterATA-DFS$65
Analog Extension CableEXT-BTA$12
Bumper and Launcher KitBLK$89
Force Table AdapterFTA-DFS$35
Mass for Dynamics CartMASS$12
Springs SetSPRINGS$18

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