Magnetic Field Sensor

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The Magnetic Field Sensor can be used to study the field around permanent magnets, coils, and electrical devices. It features a rotating sensor tip to measure both transverse and longitudinal magnetic fields.

Description

This sensor uses a Hall effect transducer, and measures a vector component of the magnetic field near the sensor tip. It has two ranges, allowing for measurement of relatively strong magnetic fields around permanent magnets and electromagnets, as well as measurement of weak fields such as the Earth’s magnetic field. The articulated sensor tip allows you to measure both transverse and longitudinal magnetic fields.

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Specifications

  • Resolution (+/- 0.32 mT range):

    • 12-bit (LabQuest 2, LabQuest, LabQuest Mini, Go!Link, LabPro): 0.0002 mT
    • 10-bit (CBL 2): 0.0008 mT
  • Resolution (+/- 6.4 mT range):

    • 12-bit (LabQuest 2, LabQuest, LabQuest Mini, Go!Link, LabPro): 0.004 mT
    • 10-bit (CBL 2): 0.016 mT

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What’s Included

Sensor Requirements

The Magnetic Field Sensor requires a compatible interface and software to collect data. Interface and software sold separately. Getting started with probeware »

Compatible Interfaces

The Magnetic Field Sensor is compatible with these interfaces:

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

    NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
    Magnetic Field SensorMG-BTA$58

    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 MG-BTA
    U.S. Educator Price $58
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