Go Direct® Energy Sensor

Go Direct® Energy Sensor

Go Direct® Energy Sensor

$89.00

The Go Direct Energy Sensor quantifies the voltage, current, power, and energy output of small wind turbines and solar panels, such as those used in our KidWind Experiment Kits. It connects via Bluetooth® wireless technology or via USB to your device.

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Simpler to use than a multimeter, the Go Direct Energy Sensor measures the voltage and current oputput of a renewable energy system. Connect a source, such as a small wind turbine or solar panel, and our free Graphical Analysis 4 app displays voltage, current, power, and energy output. For simple energy measurements, Go Direct Energy includes a fixed load of 30 Ω. For more advanced experiments, electrical contacts are built into the sensor to connect to an external load, such as the Variable Load, a resistor on Vernier Resistor Board, a water pump, or lights.

The Go Direct Energy Sensor is ideal for a wide variety of renewable energy experiments:

  • Investigate the electrical energy generated by a wind turbine or solar panel.
  • Explore the effect of load on wind turbine or solar panel output.
  • Test blade design variables and evaluate data to determine optimal blade design.

Rechargeable Battery—Ready When You Are

The robust rechargeable battery offers long battery life and provides always-ready operation when using the sensor wirelessly. Monitor battery life directly from our free Graphical Analysis 4 app or LabQuest 2 App. Should the battery run low, simply connect the sensor to the charging cable and keep on collecting—no interruptions or inconvenience to you or your students.

Wired or Wireless—The Flexibility to Choose

Our Go Direct sensors connect directly to your mobile device, Chromebook, or computer using our free Graphical Analysis 4 app—no additional equipment or software purchases are necessary. Go Direct sensors can be used wired via USB or wirelessly via Bluetooth® wireless technology, allowing you to choose the solution best for your classroom or laboratory.

Specifications

  • Source input potential range: ±30 V
  • Source input current range: ±1 A

Compatibility Requirements

LabQuest 2

Full Support

The Go Direct® Energy 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 »

Compatibility Notes

  1. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
Computers
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Computers
Version 4.10
No interface requiredFull support 1
LabQuest 2Full support 2 3

Compatibility Notes

  1. For Bluetooth® connectivity, only computers running Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.10 or newer are supported. The computer must also have a compatible Bluetooth 4.0+ radio.
  2. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via a USB or wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
  3. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Chrome
Version 4.10
No interface requiredFull support
LabQuest 2Full support 1 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via a USB or wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
  2. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
iOS
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for iOS
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for iOS
Version 4.0.6
No interface requiredFull supportFull support
LabQuest 2Full support 1 2 3Full support 1 2 3

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
  2. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  3. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
Android
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Android
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for Android
Version 3.2
No interface requiredFull supportIncompatible
LabQuest 2Full support 1 2 3Full support 1 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  2. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  3. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.

Experiments

Elementary School (15 experiments)
Middle School (15 experiments)
High School (17 experiments)
College (2 experiments)

What's Included

  • Go Direct® Energy Sensor
  • Micro USB Cable

Support

User Manual

View User Manual

Warranty

5-year limited warranty (1 year on battery)

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

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