Go Wireless!

Also Available — The Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor can perform all of the functions of the normal PASPORT Force Sensor but also boasts a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyro as well. Best of all, it connects directly* to your computers, tablets, smartphones and Chromebooks without the need for an interface and with no cables to get in the way.

*Devices without native Bluetooth® Smart connectivity will require a low cost USB adapter - see the product page for details.

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Products

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PS-2104
PASPORT Force Sensor

PASPORT Force Sensor

PS-2104   - 

Designed to measure both pulling and pushing forces. Uses range from collisions to tug-of-war.
57468
PS-2189
PASPORT High Resolution Force Sensor

PASPORT High Resolution Force Sensor

PS-2189   - 

Designed to measure both pulling and pushing forces. Provides a very high resolution of data collection.

Overview

The study of force is critical to many science explorations. An accurate and rugged sensor will ensure your students get the most out of their force experiments. An overload stop in the force beam and a polycarbonate plastic case protect our unit from student abuse.

Excellent, low-cost, general-purpose force sensors for the student lab. The finger holes make them ideal for hand-held use and they can mount directly on a PASCO Dynamics Cart. Ideal for measuring force in one-axis experiments.

  • Easy to zero - just press the button and the zero setting is stored digitally. No confusing manipulations of data are necessary.
  • Measures forces in the direction of the sensor - side forces are minimized.

The High Resolution Force Sensor has much higher resolution and dynamic variable over-sampling to greatly reduces the measurement noise at low sample rates.

The digital design of the High Resolution Force Sensor results in very little drift, ensuring that the tare will hold for hours. You can use this force sensor as a pan balance for long term experiments, like investigating the evaporation of liquids such as alcohol or liquid nitrogen, and the sublimation of dry ice!

Typical Applications

  • Quantitatively investigate Newton's 2nd & 3rd Laws.
  • Measure force exerted by an oscillating mass
  • Measure force during elastic and inelastic collisions
  • Measure force exerted by an oscillating mass

Includes

  PASPORT Force Sensor
PS-2104
PASPORT High Resolution Force Sensor
PS-2189
Sensor
Bumper Attachment
Hook Attachment
Cart/Bracket Thumbscrew
Rod Clamp Thumbscrew

Specifications

  PASPORT Force Sensor
PS-2104
PASPORT High Resolution Force Sensor
PS-2189
Range (Force)
  • ±50 N
  • ±50 N
Resolution
  • 0.03 N
  • 0.002 N
Max Sample Rate
  • 1000 Hz (5000 Hz with Xplorer GLX, 550 or 850 Universal Interface)
  • 1000 Hz (5000 Hz with Xplorer GLX, 550 or 850 Universal Interface)
Force Overload Protection
  • Up to 75 N without damage
  • Up to 75 N without damage
Beam Deflection
  • 0.28 mm
  • 0.28 mm
Mounting Options
  • Mounts on PASCO carts
  • Mounts on standard 12.7 mm diameter rods
  • Mounts on PASCO carts
  • Mounts on standard 12.7 mm diameter rods
Connectivity
  • To PASPORT interfaces
  • To PASPORT interfaces

Videos

An overview of the new Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor as well as an investigation into Newton's 2nd Law that can be performed with any of our force sensors.

Buying Guide

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PS-2141
PASPORT Force Platform
1
56457
PS-2142
PASPORT 2-Axis Force Platform
1
Expand Your System
PASPORT Force Platform   PS-2141
PASPORT 2-Axis Force Platform   PS-2142
56108
ME-9884
Bumper Accessory Set
ME-6622
1
1414
ME-6617
Rocket Engine Test Bracket
ME-8735,ME-8738
1
56109
ME-9885A
Magnetic Bumper Set
PS-2104,CI-6746
1
1613310
ME-8973A
Discover Collision Bracket
PS-2104,ME-6961,ME-6962
1
54749
CI-6460
Force Sensor Balance Stand
PS-2104,CI-6746,PS-2189,CI-6537
1
Accessories
Bumper Accessory Set   ME-9884
Rocket Engine Test Bracket   ME-6617
Magnetic Bumper Set   ME-9885A
Discover Collision Bracket   ME-8973A
Force Sensor Balance Stand   CI-6460

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.