Photogate

Photogate

Photogate

$49.00

Use the Photogate to study free fall, rolling objects, collisions, and pendulums.

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Photogates allow for extremely accurate timing of events within physics experiments, for studying free fall, air track collisions, pendulum periods, the speed of a rolling object, among other things. The Vernier Photogate includes an accessory rod for mounting to a ring stand.

The gate has an input port so multiple gates can be connected in a daisy-chain configuration with up to four gates going to a single interface channel.

The laser gate mode requires the addition of a common pen laser, which is directed into the laser port. The laser may be some distance from the gate, so that you can measure the speed of larger objects such as a rocket, model car, or even a real automobile.

Specifications

  • Power req: 5 VDC at 40 mA
  • Infrared source: Peak at 880 nm
  • Dimension: 75 mm gate width
  • Output is high and LED off for unblocked gate
  • Output is low and LED on for blocked gate
  • Beam approximately 9 mm from the end of the gate arms

Experiments

High School (25 experiments)
College (25 experiments)

Requirements

Choose a platform below to see its compatibility requirements.

LabQuest 2

Full Support

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

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Computers
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Computers
Version 4.10
Logger Pro
Version 3.16
LabQuest 2Full supportFull support
LabQuest MiniFull supportFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support 1Full support

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Future software updates will support connection via Bluetooth® technology
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Chrome
Version 4.10
LabQuest 2Full support
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support 1

Compatibility Notes

  1. 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 supportIncompatible

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
LabQuest 2Full support 1Full support 1
LabQuest StreamFull 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
LabVIEW
Software
InterfaceNI LabVIEW
SensorDAQFull support
Vernier myDAQ AdapterFull support
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support
LabQuest 2Full support
Original LabQuest
Software
InterfaceLabQuest App for Original LabQuest
Version 1.7.6
Texas Instruments
Software
InterfaceEasyData
Version 2.4/4.0/5.2
DataMate
Version 1.15
DataQuest
Version 4.2
TI-Nspire Software
TI-Nspire Lab CradleIncompatibleIncompatibleFull supportFull support
CBL 2Full support 1Full support 1 2 3IncompatibleIncompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. CBL 2 and LabPro interfaces cannot be used with TI-84 Plus CE calculators.
  2. DataMate does not support this sensor. Use EasyData app with all TI-83/84 Plus calculators; otherwise, use DataGate.
  3. DataMate cannot be used with color screen TI-84 Plus calculators; use EasyData with these calculators.

What's Included

  • Vernier Photogate
  • (1) Interface cable
  • (1) Accessory rod

Accessories

AccessoryOrder CodePriceQuantity
Picket FencePF$9.00
Ultra Pulley AttachmentSPA$24.00
Cart Picket FencePF-CART$6.00
Pulley BracketB-SPA$12.00
Laser PointerLASER$19.00
Laser Pointer StandSTAND$14.00
Photogate Bar Tape KitTAPE-VPG$17.00
Digital Extension CableEXT-BTD$12.00
Bar TapeTAPE$5.00
Photogate BracketPGB-VDS$5.00

Support

Warranty

5-year limited warranty
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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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** The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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