Go Direct® Visible Spectrophotometer

Go Direct® Visible Spectrophotometer

Go Direct® Visible Spectrophotometer

$1,899.00

The Go Direct® Visible Spectrophotometer is a robust and accurate portable visible light spectrophotometer that connects easily to your device via Bluetooth® wireless technology or USB to conduct Beer’s law experiments, kinetic or equilibrium studies of absorbance, or emission spectrum analysis. 

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Increase student engagement in your laboratory and classroom with the Go Direct Visible Spectrophotometer. Its quality optical bench allows for high accuracy and reproducibility, making this spectrometer an ideal option for upper-level courses. In addition, the spectrometer housing is aluminum, which helps alleviate temperature fluctuations during a long kinetics experiment. 

The Go Direct Visible Spectrophotometer comprises a lamp with cuvette holder and a detector. These two pieces are held together magnetically, allowing them to be easily separated for high-accuracy emissions experiments with our Vernier Emissions Fiber

To collect spectral, kinetic, or Beer’s law data, simply connect the Go Direct Visible Spectrophotometer directly to a tablet, laptop, or Chromebook™, via USB or Bluetooth® wireless technology. Data can be collected and analyzed using our LabQuest® 2, LabQuest 3, or free Vernier Spectral Analysis® software, which allows users to spend less time learning different interfaces and more time in the laboratory.

The Go Direct Visible Spectrophotometer can be used in a variety spectroscopy experiments:

  • Determine peak wavelength to collect data on solution concentration for studies of Beer’s law or to monitor rates of reaction. 
  • Conduct enzyme kinetics experiments.
  • Engage in equilibrium studies of absorbance vs. time or absorbance vs. concentration.
  • Use the Vernier Emissions Fiber to measure emissions from flame tests or other light sources. 

Specifications

  • Wavelength range: 380 nm–950 nm
  • Reported wavelength interval: ~1 nm between reported values 
  • Optical resolution (FWHM): 3.0 nm
  • Wavelength accuracy: ± 2.0 nm
  • Absorbance photometric accuracy: ± 0.05 A.U.
  • Typical scan time: ~2 s

Experiments

Middle School (2 experiments)
High School (33 experiments)
ExperimentLab Book
Investigating the Kinetics of a Crystal Violet ReactionVernier Chemistry Investigations for Use with AP* Chemistry
Investigating LeChatelier’s PrincipleVernier Chemistry Investigations for Use with AP* Chemistry
Investigating Food Dyes in Sports BeveragesVernier Chemistry Investigations for Use with AP* Chemistry
Determining the Copper Content in BrassVernier Chemistry Investigations for Use with AP* Chemistry
Separating MoleculesVernier Chemistry Investigations for Use with AP* Chemistry
Photosynthesis by ChloroplastsInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Plant PigmentsInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Evolution of Cellobiase in FungiInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Chemistry of MembranesInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Investigating ProteinInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Testing Enzyme Activity (Spectrometer)Investigating Biology through Inquiry
Introduction to Biofuels: Enzyme ActionInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Analysis of Enzymes using TyrosinaseInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Population DynamicsBiology with Vernier
PhotosynthesisBiology with Vernier
The Effect of Alcohol on Biological MembranesBiology with Vernier
Biological MembranesBiology with Vernier
The Determination of an Equilibrium ConstantAdvanced Chemistry with Vernier
Determining the Concentration of a Solution: Beer's LawAdvanced Chemistry with Vernier
The Synthesis and Analysis of AspirinAdvanced Chemistry with Vernier
The Rate and Order of a Chemical ReactionAdvanced Chemistry with Vernier
Rate Determination and Activation EnergyAdvanced Chemistry with Vernier
Determining the Concentration of a Solution: Beer's LawChemistry with Vernier
Chemical Equilibrium: Finding a Constant, KcChemistry with Vernier
Rate Law Determination of the Crystal Violet ReactionChemistry with Vernier
Determining the Free Chlorine Content of Swimming Pool WaterChemistry with Vernier
Determining the Quantity of Iron in a Vitamin TabletChemistry with Vernier
Do Vegetables Have Carotenoids?Food Chemistry Experiments
Why Does Your Energy Drink Glow?Food Chemistry Experiments
True Colors: Separating Food DyesFood Chemistry Experiments
Quantifying Iron in CerealFood Chemistry Experiments
PhosphatesWater Quality with Vernier
NitrateWater Quality with Vernier
College (24 experiments)

Requirements

Choose a platform below to see its compatibility requirements.

LabQuest
InterfaceLabQuest App
LabQuest 3Full support 1
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support 2
LabQuest (discontinued)Incompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect this sensor via USB. Wireless data collection is not supported.
  2. Connect this sensor via USB. Wireless data collection is not supported.
Computers
Software
InterfaceSpectral Analysis for Computers
Version 4.8
Graphical Analysis App for Computers
Version 5.4
Logger Pro
Version 3.16
No interface requiredFull support 1IncompatibleIncompatible 2
LabQuest 3IncompatibleFull support 3Full support
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)IncompatibleFull support 3Incompatible

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 via USB. Wireless data collection is not supported.
  3. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via a USB or wireless Bluetooth® connection and use with Spectral Analysis App for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used via USB with LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 when the LabQuest is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceSpectral Analysis for Chrome
Version 4.8
Graphical Analysis App for Chrome
Version 5.4
No interface requiredFull supportIncompatible
LabQuest 3IncompatibleFull support 1
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)IncompatibleFull support 1

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via a USB or wireless Bluetooth® connection and use with Spectral Analysis App for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used via USB with LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 when the LabQuest is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
iOS
Software
InterfaceSpectral Analysis for iOS
Version 4.8
Graphical Analysis App for iOS
Version 5.4
Graphical Analysis GW for iOS
Version 4.0.6
No interface requiredFull supportIncompatibleIncompatible
LabQuest 3IncompatibleFull support 1 2Full support 1 2
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)IncompatibleFull support 1 2Full support 1 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  2. Connect this sensor directly to an iOS or Android™ device via wireless Bluetooth® connection and use with Spectral Analysis App for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used via USB with LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 when the LabQuest is connected to an iOS or Android device via Wireless Data Sharing.
Android
Software
InterfaceSpectral Analysis for Android
Version 4.8
Graphical Analysis App for Android
Version 5.4
Graphical Analysis GW for Android
Version 3.2
No interface requiredFull supportIncompatibleIncompatible
LabQuest 3IncompatibleFull support 1 2Full support 1 2
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)IncompatibleFull support 1 2Full support 1 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  2. Connect this sensor directly to an iOS or Android™ device via wireless Bluetooth® connection and use with Spectral Analysis App for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used via USB with LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 when the LabQuest is connected to an iOS or Android device via Wireless Data Sharing.

What's Included

  • Go Direct Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Plastic cuvettes and lids (15)
  • Mini USB cable
  • USB Power Adapter

Accessories

AccessoryOrder CodePriceQuantity
Cuvette RackCUV-RACK$9.00
Plastic Cuvettes (Visible Range)CUV$24.00
Vernier Emissions FiberVSP-EM-FIBER$88.00
Replacement PartOrder CodePriceQuantity
Mini USB CableCB-USB-MINI$5.00

Support

Warranty

5-year limited warranty (3 years on lamp, consumables excluded)
See our warranty policy

Replacement Parts

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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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