Dual-Range Force Sensor

Dual-Range Force Sensor

Dual-Range Force Sensor

$109.00

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.

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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

Specifications

  • ± 10 N Range Resolution: 0.01 N
  • ± 50 N Range Resolution: 0.05 N

Experiments

Elementary School (4 experiments)
Middle School (12 experiments)
High School (31 experiments)
ExperimentLab Book
Audio AssistantVernier Engineering Projects with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3
String Tension TesterVernier Engineering Projects with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3
Life in the Fast LaneForensics with Vernier
Making Cents of Math: Linear Relationship between Weight and QuantityForensics with Vernier
Neuromuscular Reflexes (with Accelerometer)Human Physiology with Vernier
Springs Making Things MovePhysics Explorations and Projects
Kinetic Energy and MassPhysics Explorations and Projects
Work and Kinetic EnergyPhysics Explorations and Projects
Gravitation on EarthPhysics Explorations and Projects
Impulse and MomentumPhysics Explorations and Projects
Circular MotionPhysics Explorations and Projects
Impulse and Momentum (Motion Detector)Advanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Impulse and Momentum (Photogate)Advanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Centripetal AccelerationAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Centripetal AccelerationAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Simple Harmonic Motion: Kinematics and DynamicsAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Newton's Second LawAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Newton's Third LawAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Energy Storage and Transfer: Elastic EnergyAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Frictional ForcesPhysical Science with Vernier
First-Class LeversPhysical Science with Vernier
PulleysPhysical Science with Vernier
An Inclined PlanePhysical Science with Vernier
Newton's Third LawPhysics with Vernier
Static and Kinetic FrictionPhysics with Vernier
Impulse and MomentumPhysics with Vernier
Newton's Second LawPhysics with Vernier
Making Cents of Math: Linear Relationship between Weight and QuantityReal-World Math with Vernier
Funnel Volumes - Volume and WeightReal-World Math with Vernier
Spring Thing - Newton's Second LawReal-World Math with Vernier
Stretch It to the Limit - The Linear Force Relation for a Rubber BandReal-World Math with Vernier
College (19 experiments)

Requirements

Choose a platform below to see its compatibility requirements.

LabQuest 2

Full Support

The Dual-Range Force Sensor is fully supported with LabQuest 2 (version 2.8.5), a standalone data logger with built-in graphing and analysis software.

Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

Computers
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Computers
Version 4.10
Logger Pro
Version 3.16
Logger Lite
Version 1.9.4
LabQuest StreamFull support 1Full supportFull support 2
EasyLinkIncompatibleFull support 3 4Full support 3 4
Go!LinkFull support 4Full support 4Full support 4
LabQuest 2Full supportFull supportFull support
LabQuest MiniFull supportFull supportFull support

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Future software updates will support connection via Bluetooth® technology
  2. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Wireless connection is not supported.
  3. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  4. Maximum data-collection rate on the interface may limit the sensor's response in collision experiments.
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Chrome
Version 4.10
EasyLinkFull support 1 2
Go!LinkFull support 2
LabQuest 2Full support
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support 3

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  2. Maximum data-collection rate on the interface may limit the sensor's response in collision experiments.
  3. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Future software updates will support connection via Bluetooth® technology
iOS
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for iOS
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for iOS
Version 4.0.6
LabQuest 2Full support 1Full support 1
LabQuest StreamFull supportFull support

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
Android
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Android
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for Android
Version 3.2
Google Science Journal
Version 1.2.259
LabQuest 2Full support 1Full support 1Incompatible
LabQuest StreamFull supportFull supportIncompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
Arduino
Software
InterfaceArduino
Vernier Arduino® Interface ShieldFull support
LEGO MINDSTORMS
Software
InterfaceLEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3
Version 1.1
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT
Version 2.0
NXT Sensor AdapterFull supportFull support
LabVIEW
Software
InterfaceNI LabVIEW
Go!LinkFull support
SensorDAQFull support
Vernier myDAQ AdapterFull support 1
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support
LabQuest 2Full support

Compatibility Notes

  1. You can only read the raw count/raw voltage output by this sensor. You must do the programming to convert to proper sensor units.
Original LabQuest
Software
InterfaceLabQuest App for Original LabQuest
Version 1.7.6
EasyLinkFull support 1 2
Go!LinkFull support 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  2. Maximum data-collection rate on the interface may limit the sensor's response in collision experiments.
Texas Instruments
Software
InterfaceEasyData
Version 2.4/4.0/5.2
DataMate
Version 1.15
TI-84 SmartViewDataQuest
Version 4.2
TI-Nspire Software
EasyLinkFull support 1 2IncompatibleFull support 1 3Full support 1Full support 1 3
Go!LinkFull support 1 2 4IncompatibleFull support 1Full support 1 4Full support 1
TI-Nspire Lab CradleIncompatibleIncompatibleIncompatibleFull supportFull support
CBL 2Full support 5Full support 5 6IncompatibleIncompatibleIncompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. Maximum data-collection rate on the interface may limit the sensor's response in collision experiments.
  2. Use with TI-84 Plus calculators only.
  3. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  4. Requires a Go! to Easy adapter
  5. CBL 2 and LabPro interfaces cannot be used with TI-84 Plus CE calculators.
  6. DataMate cannot be used with color screen TI-84 Plus calculators; use EasyData with these calculators.

What's Included

  • Dual-Range Force Sensor
  • Hook
  • Bumper
  • Nylon thumb screw
  • Accessory Rod

Accessories

AccessoryOrder CodePriceQuantity
Bumper and Launcher KitBLK$89.00
Springs SetSPRINGS$18.00
Reflex Hammer Accessory KitRFX-ACC$29.00
Adapter for PASCO CartPCA-DFS$6.00
Analog Extension CableEXT-BTA$12.00
Force Table AdapterFTA-DFS$35.00
Air Track AdapterATA-DFS$65.00

Support

Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications.

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