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
InterfaceLabQuest App
LabQuest® 3Full support
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support
LabQuest (discontinued)Full support
Computers
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis App for Computers
Version 5.4
Logger Pro
Version 3.16
Logger Lite
Version 1.9.4
LabQuest MiniFull supportFull supportFull support
LabQuest® 3Full supportFull supportFull support
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full supportFull supportFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support 1Full supportFull support 2
Go!LinkFull supportFull supportFull support
LabQuest (discontinued)Full 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.
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis App for Chrome
Version 5.4
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest® 3Full support
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support
LabQuest StreamFull support 1
Go!LinkFull support
LabQuest (discontinued)Full support

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Future software updates will support connection via Bluetooth® technology
iOS
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis App for iOS
Version 5.4
Graphical Analysis GW for iOS
Version 4.0.6
LabQuest StreamFull supportFull support
LabQuest® 3Full support 1Full support 1
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support 1Full support 1

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 via Wireless Data Sharing.
Android
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis App for Android
Version 5.4
Graphical Analysis GW for Android
Version 3.2
Google Science Journal
Version 1.2.259
LabQuest StreamFull supportFull supportIncompatible
LabQuest® 3Full support 1Full support 1Incompatible
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support 1Full support 1Incompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 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
SensorDAQFull support
Vernier myDAQ AdapterFull support 1
Go!LinkFull support
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support
LabQuest® 3Full support
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support
LabQuest (discontinued)Full 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.
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
CBL 2Full support 3Full support 3 4IncompatibleIncompatibleIncompatible
TI-Nspire Lab Cradle (discontinued)IncompatibleIncompatibleIncompatibleFull supportFull support

Compatibility Notes

  1. Use with TI-84 Plus calculators only.
  2. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  3. CBL 2 and LabPro interfaces cannot be used with TI-84 Plus CE calculators.
  4. 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
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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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