Vernier Energy Sensor

Vernier Energy Sensor

Vernier Energy Sensor

$88.00

The Vernier Energy Sensor offers an easy way to quantify voltage, current, power, and energy output of small wind turbines and solar panels such as those used in our KidWind Experiment Kits.

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Setting up a circuit to study renewable energy systems such as wind turbines or solar panels is easy with the Vernier Energy Sensor. Simply connect a source such as a small wind turbine or solar panel to one side and a load such as the Variable Load or a resistor on Vernier Resistor Board to the other side.

The Energy Sensor measures the current and voltage of the system. Data-collection and analysis software, such as Logger Pro or LabQest App can then calculate the power and energy output.

Specifications

  • Source Input Potential Range: ± 30 V
  • Source Input Current Range: ± 1000 mA

Experiments

Elementary School (15 experiments)
High School (20 experiments)
College (2 experiments)

Requirements

Choose a platform below to see its compatibility requirements.

LabQuest 2

Full Support

The Vernier 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 »

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
EasyLinkIncompatiblePartial support 3 4Partial support 3 4
Go!LinkPartial support 4Partial support 4Partial support 4
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
  4. This interface can collect voltage data or current data but not both simultaneously. As a result, the software cannot calculate resistance and power data.
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Chrome
Version 4.10
EasyLinkPartial support 1 2
Go!LinkPartial support 2
LabQuest 2Full support
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support 3

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  2. This interface can collect voltage data or current data but not both simultaneously. As a result, the software cannot calculate resistance and power data.
  3. 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 supportPartial support 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  2. Requires manual setup of Resistance and Power data using calculated columns.
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 supportPartial support 2Incompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  2. Software cannot calculate resistance or power data.
Arduino
Software
InterfaceArduino
Vernier Arduino® Interface ShieldFull support
LabVIEW
Software
InterfaceNI LabVIEW
Go!LinkPartial support 1
SensorDAQFull support
Vernier myDAQ AdapterFull support 2
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support
LabQuest 2Full support

Compatibility Notes

  1. This interface can collect voltage data or current data but not both simultaneously. As a result, the software cannot calculate resistance and power data.
  2. 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
EasyLinkPartial support 1 2
Go!LinkPartial support 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  2. This interface can collect voltage data or current data but not both simultaneously. As a result, the software cannot calculate resistance and power data.
Texas Instruments
Software
InterfaceEasyData
Version 2.4/4.0/5.2
DataMate
Version 1.15
TI-84 SmartViewDataQuest
Version 4.2
TI-Nspire Software
EasyLinkPartial support 1 2IncompatiblePartial support 1 3Partial support 1Partial support 1 3
Go!LinkPartial support 1 2 4IncompatiblePartial support 1Partial support 1 4Partial support 1
TI-Nspire Lab CradleIncompatibleIncompatibleIncompatibleFull support 5Full support 5
CBL 2Partial support 6 7Partial support 6 7 8IncompatibleIncompatibleIncompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. This interface can collect voltage data or current data but not both simultaneously. As a result, the software cannot calculate resistance and power data.
  2. Use with TI-84 Plus calculators only.
  3. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  4. Requires a Go! to Easy adapter
  5. Requires manual setup of meter and data columns for resistance and power data
  6. CBL 2 and LabPro interfaces cannot be used with TI-84 Plus CE calculators.
  7. Software cannot calculate resistance or power data.
  8. DataMate cannot be used with color screen TI-84 Plus calculators; use EasyData with these calculators.

What's Included

  • Vernier Energy Sensor

Accessories

AccessoryOrder CodePriceQuantity
Vernier Resistor BoardVES-RB$18.00
Vernier Variable LoadVES-VL$64.00

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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** 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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