Pyranometer

Pyranometer

Pyranometer

$229.00

The Pyranometer measures the power of electromagnetic radiation in watts per square meter. It is sensitive to near infrared, visible, and UV radiation, where 90% of solar energy is concentrated.

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The Pyranometer measures the power of electromagnetic radiation. It is sensitive to near infrared, visible, and UV radiation, where 90% of solar energy is concentrated. It reads in watts per square meter, so it is great for experiments with solar cells and calculating their efficiency.

It is weatherproof and has a dome-shape top to allow it to handle a wide range of sun angles. It comes with a 6 meter cord.

Specifications

  • Irradiance Range: 0 to 1100 watts/m2 (in full sun)
  • Absolute Accuracy: ±5%
  • Repeatability: ±1%
  • Long-Term Drift: Less than 3% per year
  • Cosine Response:
    • 45° zenith angle: 1%
    • 75° zenith angle: ±5%
  • Wavelength range: 370 nm to 1140 nm
  • Current draw: 300 µA
  • Output signal: 0 to 4.4 V (dark to full sunlight)
  • Typical Resolution: 0.3 Watts/m2
  • Sensor dimentions:
    • Diameter: 2.4 cm
    • Height: 2.75 cm
  • Materials: Anodized aluminum with cast acrylic lens

Download the user manual for full specifications

Experiments

Requirements

Choose a platform below to see its compatibility requirements.

LabQuest 2

Full Support

The Pyranometer 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 3Full support 3
Go!LinkFull supportFull supportFull support
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
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Chrome
Version 4.10
EasyLinkFull support 1
Go!LinkFull support
LabQuest 2Full support
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  2. 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
NXT Sensor AdapterPartial support 1

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.
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
Go!LinkFull support

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
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 1IncompatibleFull support 2Full supportFull support 2
Go!LinkFull support 1 3IncompatibleFull supportFull support 3Full support
TI-Nspire Lab CradleIncompatibleIncompatibleIncompatibleFull supportFull support
CBL 2Full support 4Full support 4 5IncompatibleIncompatibleIncompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. Use with TI-84 Plus calculators only.
  2. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  3. Requires a Go! to Easy adapter
  4. CBL 2 and LabPro interfaces cannot be used with TI-84 Plus CE calculators.
  5. DataMate cannot be used with color screen TI-84 Plus calculators; use EasyData with these calculators.

What's Included

  • Vernier Pyranometer
  • Pyranometer lens cover
  • User manual

Accessories

There are no accessories available for this product.

Support

Warranty

5-year limited warranty
See our warranty policy

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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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