Field Mapper Kit - PK-9023

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Overview

With this kit students can map both the potentials and the electric fields around any conceivable system of two-dimensional charged conductors.

The procedure is simple:

  1. Draw Any Electrode -- Draw the electrode with the special, conductive silver ink pen. It is easy to use, it dries quickly and there is no mess.
  2. Plot the Equipotentials -- Connect a battery or power supply across the electrodes, then use a voltmeter to locate the equipotential lines.
  3. Plot the Electric Field -- Tape voltmeter probes together, then hold one probe on the paper and rotate the other probe around it like a compass. The maximum voltage reading indicates the direction of the electric field.

The PASCO Conductive Silver Ink Pen makes it easy to study field patterns. Draw over 60 meters of patterns with a single pen. Pen shelf life is six months. Not refillable.

Typical Experiments

    1. Dipoles of Like Charges
    2. Dipoles of Opposite Charges
    3. Parallel Plate Capacitor
    4. Point Source and Guard Ring (cylindrical capacitor)
    5. Floating Electrode

    Plus five more experiments.

Includes

  • Conductive paper with cm grid; 23 x 30 cm (50 sheets)
  • 10 pushpins; 3 wires
  • Conductive ink pen and circular template
  • Plastic tray with corkboard top; 32 x 48 cm
  • Instruction manual with 10 experiments
  • Specifications

    Conductive Paper with grid
    • 23 x 30 cm (50 sheets)
    Plastic Tray
    • 32 x 48 cm

    Buying Guide

    1581
    SE-9786A
    Basic Digital Multimeter
    1
    50642
    SE-8587
    Triple Output Power Supply
    1
    Required

    A voltmeter with at least a 10 MΩ input impedance and a low voltage DC power supply or battery.  Here are the PASCO products we recommend:

    Basic Digital Multimeter   SE-9786A
    Triple Output Power Supply   SE-8587
    1752
    PK-9031B
    Special Conductive Ink Pen
    1
    1821
    PK-9026
    Conductive Paper (no Grid)
    1
    Replacement Parts
    Special Conductive Ink Pen   PK-9031B
    Conductive Paper (no Grid)   PK-9026