Acceleration Sensor - CI-6558



The Acceleration Sensor can be used to record acceleration data for almost any application.

This is a 1-axis acceleration sensor that can be attached to a dynamics cart or used for general acceleration purposes.  If you need 2-axis or 3-axis acceleration data there are other sensors available.

Typical Applications

  • Dynamic cart collisions
  • Study acceleration in elevators
  • Measure acceleration in cars and roller coasters

PASPORT or ScienceWorkshop?

PASPORT sensors connect directly to all current PASCO interfaces.

ScienceWorkshop sensors connect directly to the 550 and 850 Universal Interfaces as well as legacy ScienceWorkshop interfaces.  They can connect to other PASCO interfaces with the use of an adapter. More info.


  • 2 meter detachable cable
  • Bracket and hardware for attaching to a dynamics cart
  • Specifications

    Maximum usable acceleration
    • ±5 g
    Sensor Output
    • 1 V/g
    • 0.01 g
    • 0.01 g
    Zero Function
    • Push button, nulls out gravity
    Sensor Response Settings
    • Switch-selectable
    • Slow setting reduces high frequency vibrations and noise (acceleration in elevators, roller coasters, automobiles)
    • Fast setting is used for short-duration events such as cart collisions
    Pin Configuration
    • 8-pin DIN plug on box

    Buying Guide

    PASPORT Analog Adapter
    Required for use with PASPORT

    Now you can use your ScienceWorkshop sensors with any PASPORT interface--just connect using our PASPORT Digital or Analog Adapter. 

    PASPORT Analog Adapter   PS-2158

    Interface Required

    To use this product you need a PASCO interface. 

    New to probeware or have questions about  sensors or interfaces? Contact Teacher and Technical Support.  We're here to help!

    Software Required

    This product requires or recommends PASCO software for data collection and analysis. Either SPARKvue software or PASCO Capstone software may be used.