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Photogate Head

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ME-9498A
Photogate Head
PS-2159

Photogate Head

ME-9498A   - 

Monitors the motion of objects passing through its gate, counting events as the object breaks the infrared beam. For use with PASPORT and ScienceWorkshop Interfaces.
1428
ME-9204B
Accessory Photogate
PS-2159

Accessory Photogate

ME-9204B   - 

Includes a Photogate Head and Photogate Stand for flexible experiment design. The Photogate Stand is also sold separately.
352057
ME-6838A
Photogate & Pulley System
PS-2159

Photogate & Pulley System

ME-6838A   - 

Measure the motion of a pulley system using this combination photogate and low-friction pulley. For use with PASPORT and ScienceWorkshop Interfaces.

Overview

The PASCO Photogate Head has a narrow infrared beam and a fast fall time that provide very accurate signals for timing. When the infrared beam between the source and detector is blocked, the output voltage of the photogate is low, and the red LED (light emitting diode) on the photogate goes on. When the beam is not blocked, the output voltage is high, and the LED is off. The Accessory Photogate also includes a sturdy base and stand.

The Photogate/Pulley System uses a photogate head to monitor low-friction pulley rotation, providing a simple, versatile sensor. Calculate and graph position, velocity, acceleration of carts, masses, etc.  Additionally, the pulley can be removed, and the photogate can be used to perform photogate experiments.

Photogates and Fences for Dynamics Systems provide a wide range of time, speed and velocity measurements. The photogates mount to the dynamics track using the provided brackets. The "picket fences" provided mount directly to the dynamics carts. When used with the computer, the system can perform data recording, display and analysis.

Connectivity

The original ScienceWorkshop photogate, this sensor connects directly to the digital inputs of the 550 or 850 Universal Interfaces and to legacy ScienceWorkshop interfaces. To use it with PASPORT interfaces like the AirLink requires a Digital Adapter. See the buying guide for details.

Also available: The Smart Gate (PS-2180) 

It connects directly to PASPORT interfaces and boasts additional features including the ability to daisy chain the Photogate Head.

Typical Applications

  • Conduct basic position, velocity and acceleration experiments
  • Measure acceleration due to gravity (free fall)
  • Measure pendulum periods

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.

Includes

  Photogate Head
ME-9498A
Accessory Photogate
ME-9204B
Photogate & Pulley System
ME-6838A
Photogate Head with cable
Photogate Stand
Super Pulley with Rod
Nylon Mounting thumbscrew (1/4-20x.375)

Buying Guide

55701
PS-2159
PASPORT Digital Adapter
1
Required

 The Photogate Head connects directly to the Digital Inputs of the 550 and 850 Universal Interfaces as well as legacy ScienceWorkshop interfaces without the need for an adapter. But to use it with PASPORT interfaces such as the AirLink requires a Digital Adapter which adapts one or two Photogates to a PASPORT port.

PASPORT Digital Adapter   PS-2159
50524
ME-9805
Photogate Stand
ME-9204B
Expand Your Set

The Accessory Photogate comes with a Photogate Stand but it is also available separately.

Photogate Stand   ME-9805
1428
ME-9204B
Accessory Photogate
1
50519
ME-9806
Photogate Brackets (2 Pack) -- IDS
1
1499
ME-8752
Photogate Pendulum Set
1
1751
ME-9377A
Picket Fence
PS-2180,ME-9498A
1
1406
ME-6821A
Photogate Mounting Bracket
1
Accessories
Accessory Photogate   ME-9204B
Photogate Brackets (2 Pack) -- IDS   ME-9806
Photogate Pendulum Set   ME-8752
Picket Fence   ME-9377A
Photogate Mounting Bracket   ME-6821A

Interface Required

A 550 Universal Interface or 850 Universal Interface is required for use with this product.  Compare the 550 and 850.

Have specific questions or need more information? 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.