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Go Direct® Surface Temperature Sensor

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Designed for use in situations in which low thermal mass or flexibility is required, the Go Direct Surface Temperature Sensor connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® or wired via USB to your device.

Description

This sensor has an exposed thermistor that results in an extremely rapid response time, and this design allows for use in air and water.

Use this sensor in a variety of experiments:

  • Investigate the effect of temperature on solar panel output.
  • Explore passive solar heating or solar collectors.
  • Examine the warming function of nasal passageways.
  • Discover the effect of vascularity on skin temperature recovery.

Important: For use in air and water only. For temperature measurements in harsher environments that require a more durable probe, we recommend the Go Direct® Temperature Probe.

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 wireless technology, allowing you to choose the solution best for your classroom or laboratory.

Specifications

  • Range: –25 to 125°C
  • Maximum temperature that the sensor can tolerate without damage: 150°C
  • Accuracy: ±0.5°C
  • Response time (from 25°C to 100°C in water): 5 seconds
  • Probe dimensions:
    • Probe handle:
      • Length: 6.8 cm
      • Width: 2.25 cm
      • Thickness: 1.3 cm
    • Cable length: 1 m
  • Connections:
    • Wireless: Bluetooth
    • Wired: USB

Important: For use in air and water only. For temperature measurements in harsher environments that require a more durable probe, we recommend the Go Direct® Temperature Probe.

Compatibility Requirements

  • LabQuest 2
    LabQuest 2

    Full Support

    The Go Direct® Surface Temperature 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 »

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless USB Radio when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  • Computers
    Computers

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for ComputersVersion 4.4
    No interface requiredFull support 1
    LabQuest 2Full support 2 3

    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.
    2. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via a USB or wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
    3. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless USB Radio when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  • Chromebook
    Chromebook

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for ChromeVersion 4.4
    No interface requiredFull support
    LabQuest 2Full support 1 2

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via a USB or wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
    2. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless USB Radio when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  • iOS
    iOS

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for iOSVersion 4.0.3
    No interface requiredFull support
    LabQuest 2Full support 1 2 3

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
    2. Mobile devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
    3. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless USB Radio when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  • Android
    Android

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for AndroidVersion 4.4Graphical Analysis GW for AndroidVersion 3.2
    No interface requiredFull supportIncompatible
    LabQuest 2Full support 1 2 3Full support 2 3

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
    2. Mobile devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
    3. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless USB Radio when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.

What’s Included

  • Go Direct Surface Temperature Sensor
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Quick-start guide

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Go Direct® Surface Temperature SensorGDX-ST$69

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