-Primary Test: Is the unit powered on or connected to a USB power source?
-Secondary Test: Connect the Photogate to the data-collection program. Confirm that the Photogate has been identified by the program, and then use your hand to block and unblock the gate to confirm that the Photogate is working.
-If the Photogate is not working with your Picket Fence, make sure that the protective plastic covering the picket fence has been removed.
If you are new to Photogates, this guide can you get started:
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Vernier Photogate with Picket Fence:
–How can I use a Vernier Photogate to measure g?
–How can I compare my g measurements to a local value and improve their accuracy?
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–Why is my picket fence blue and black instead of clear and black?
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–What are the dimensions of the cart picket fence?
–Why does the Cart Picket Fence edge get detected by a photogate?
-Infrared source: Peak at 880 nm
-Output is high and LED off for unblocked gate
-Output is low and LED on for blocked gate
It is not necessary to calibrate this sensor.
RELATED VERNIER PRODUCTS
Ultra Pulley Attachment (SPA)
Picket Fence (PF)
Cart Picket Fence (PF-CART)
Bar Tape (TAPE)
Laser Pointer (LASER)
Laser Pointer Stand (STAND)
Go Direct® 300 mAh Replacement Battery (GDX-BAT-300)
Micro USB Cable (CB-USB-MICRO), included
Micro USB to USB-C Cable (CB-USB-C-MICRO)
Go Direct® Photogate Timing Cable (VPG-CB-GDX)
Go Direct® Time of Flight Pad Cable (TOF-CB-GDX)