-Primary Test: Is the shutter positioned properly? A mechanical shutter is used to block the internal gate, switching the device to laser gate mode.
-Secondary Test: Connect the photogate to a LabPro and run the data collection program. On the main screen, confirm that blocking and unblocking the gate is working OK by using your hand to block the gate.
-If the photogate is not working with your picket fence, make sure that the protective plastic covering the picket fence has been removed.
If you are new to photogates, we have two very informative guides to getting started:
-new order code: VPG-BTD
-old order code: VPG-DG (ULI only)
-Power requirements: 5 VDC at 40 mA
-Infrared source: Peak at 880 nm
-Output is high and LED off for unblocked gate
-Output is low and LED on for blocked gate
It is not necessary to calibrate this sensor.