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Vernier Energy Sensor

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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.

Description

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 LabQuest App can then calculate the power and energy output.

Sample Data

Videos

Specifications

  • Source Input Potential Range: ± 30 V
  • Source Input Current Range: ± 1000 mA
Download the user manual for full specifications

Experiments and Lab Ideas

Select a lab book to see a list of experiments and more information.

Lab Ideas and Innovative Uses

Do you have an innovative use for Vernier technology? What about a favorite lab or demo? We love to hear what creative uses people have for our products. Please email them to innovativeuses@vernier.com

Compatibility Requirements

The Vernier Energy Sensor may require a compatible interface and software. Choose a platform below to see compatible interface and software options.

  • LabQuest 2
    LabQuest 2

    Full Support

    The Vernier Energy Sensor is fully supported with LabQuest 2 (version 2.8.3), a standalone data logger with built-in graphing and analysis software.

    Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

  • Computers
    Computers

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for ComputersVersion 4.4Logger ProVersion 3.15Logger LiteVersion 1.9.2
    LabQuest MiniFull supportFull supportFull support
    LabQuest 2Full supportFull supportFull support
    LabQuest StreamFull support 1Full supportFull support 2
    Go!LinkPartial support 3Partial support 3Partial support 3
    Original LabQuest(discontinued)Full supportFull supportFull support
    LabPro(discontinued)IncompatibleFull 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. 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
    Chromebook

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for ChromeVersion 4.4
    LabQuest MiniFull support
    LabQuest 2Full support
    LabQuest StreamFull support 1
    Go!LinkPartial support 2
    Original LabQuest(discontinued)Full support

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Future software updates will support connection via Bluetooth® technology
    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.
  • iOS
    iOS

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for iOSVersion 4.0.3
    LabQuest StreamPartial support 1
    LabQuest 2Full support 2
    Go Wireless® Link(discontinued)Partial support 3

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Software cannot calculate resistance or power data.
    2. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
    3. This interface can collect voltage data or current data but not both simultaneously. As a result, the software cannot calculate resistance and power data.
  • Android
    Android

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for AndroidVersion 4.4Graphical Analysis GW for AndroidVersion 3.2Google Science JournalVersion 1.2.259
    LabQuest StreamComing soon 1Partial support 2Incompatible
    LabQuest 2Full support 3Full support 3Incompatible
    Go Wireless® Link(discontinued)Incompatible 4Partial support 4Partial support 4

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Future software updates will add support for a LabQuest Stream interface.
    2. Software cannot calculate resistance or power data.
    3. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
    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.
  • Additional Platforms
    Additional Platforms

    You can also use the Vernier Energy Sensor with these platforms:

What’s Included

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