Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology

Go Direct® Current Probe

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The Go Direct Current Probe measures the electric currents in circuits. It connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® or wired via USB to your device.

Description

Simplify your experimental setup with the Go Direct Current Probe. It connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® or wired via USB to your device. The wireless connection eliminates additional cables that can clutter the lab bench.

  • Capture small currents like those produced by a magnet falling through a coil.
  • Use in combination with the Go Direct Voltage Probe to investigate Ohm’s law or series and parallel circuits.
  • Explore RC and RLC circuits.

Rechargeable Battery—Ready When You Are

The Go Direct robust rechargeable battery offers long battery life and provides always-ready operation. Monitor battery life directly from our free Graphical Analysis 4 app. Should the battery run low, simply connect the sensor to the charging cable and keep on collecting—no interruptions or inconvenience to you or your students.

Wired or Wireless—The Flexibility to Choose

Our Go Direct sensors connect directly to your mobile device, Chromebook, or computer using our free Graphical Analysis 4 app—no additional equipment or software purchases are necessary. Go Direct sensors can be used wired via USB or wirelessly via Bluetooth, allowing you to choose the solution best for your classroom or laboratory.

Specifications

  • Range: +/- 1 A and +/- 0.1 A
  • Maximum non-damaging current: 1.5 A and 0.5 A
  • Typical resolution: 0.031 mA and 0.003 mA
  • Connections:
    • Wireless: Bluetooth
    • Wired: USB

Compatibility Requirements

  • LabQuest 2
    LabQuest 2

    Partial Support

    The Go Direct® Current Probe is partially compatible with LabQuest 2 (version 2.8.1), a standalone data logger with built-in graphing and analysis software. Please see the compatibility notes below for details.

    Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Connect this sensor via USB. Wireless data collection is not supported.
  • Computers
    Computers

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for ComputersVersion 4.2.2
    No interface requiredFull support 1

    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.
  • Chromebook
    Chromebook

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for ChromeVersion 4.2.2
    No interface requiredFull support
  • Mobile Devices
    Mobile Devices

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for iOSVersion 4.0.2Graphical Analysis for AndroidVersion 4.0
    No interface requiredFull supportFuture support

What’s Included

  • Vernier Go Direct Current Probe
  • Micro USB Cable

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Go Direct® Current ProbeGDX-CUR$69
Optional Accessories
Resistivity Rod SetRRS$52
Vernier Circuit Board 2VCB2$129

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