The Wireless Smart Gate has all the features of the wired Smart Gate plus the added flexibility of wireless connection to your data collection system.
- 1x Smart Gate
- 1x PASPORT Cable
See the Buying Guide for this item's required, recommended, and additional accessories.
The Wireless Smart Gate has all the features of the wired Smart Gate. It has dual photogate beams spaced at 1.5 cm to accurately measure speed and velocity. The built-in laser switch (when used with any laser) allows you to time objects too large to fit through the arms of the Smart Gate. The integrated slot on the arm of the Smart Gate receives photogate tape that also helps measure the movement of larger and faster objects, like model rockets. The auxiliary port is for adding an additional photogate head or Time-of-Flight Accessory.
We do not recommend using two Wireless Smart Gates in the same experiment unless the measured times are relatively long (greater than one-half second) since synchronization is limited to 2 ms.
- 1x Smart Gate
- 1x PASPORT Cable
|Connectivity||Direct USB or via Bluetooth 4.0|
Battery & Logging
|Stored Data Points Memory (Logging) 1||Not Supported|
|Battery - Connected (Data Collection Mode) 2||>16 hr (>8 hr with Aux Port)|
|Battery - Logging (Data Logging Mode) 3||Not Supported|
1 Minimum # of data points with all measurements enabled, actual results depend on enabled measurements.
2 Continuous use in a connected state until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.
3 Logging until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.
* Normal classroom use is the sensor in active use for 20min/lab for 120 lab periods/yr.
This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »
This product can connect directly to your computer or device with the following technologies. No Interface required. See the following guide for details regarding device compatibility: Wireless Bluetooth Product Compatibility »
Dedicated Datalogging with SPARK LXi
Consider an all-in-one, touchscreen data collection, graphing, and analysis tool for students. Designed for use with wired and wireless sensors, the SPARK LXi Datalogger simultaneously accommodates up to five wireless sensors and includes two ports for blue PASPORT sensors. It features an interactive, icon-based user interface within a shock-absorbing case and arrives packaged with SPARKvue, MatchGraph!, and Spectrometry software for interactive data collection and analysis. It can additionally connect via Bluetooth to the following interfaces: AirLink, SPARKlink Air, and 550 Universal Interface.
|Photogate Tape, High Resolution (30 m)||ME-6666||$26|
|Photogate Brackets (2 Pack) -- IDS||ME-9806||$25|
|Cart Picket Fences (2 Pack) -- IDS||ME-9804||$15|
|Super Pulley with Clamp||ME-9448B||$32|
|Recommended charging solution for multiple sensors Wireless Sensor Charging Station||PS-3599||$99|
|Required by older computers without bluetooth 4.0 or later USB Bluetooth Adapter||PS-3500||$14|
Photogates, fences, and timers are a staple of every physics lab. We’ve developed two standalone photogates, as well as two software-dependent options with varying capabilities and applications. This page compares our products’ functions, applications, and connectivity to help you select the perfect fit for your lab.
Perform the following experiments and more with the Wireless Smart Gate.
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Students use a photogate and pendulum to determine the physical properties of a simple pendulum that affect its period, and then use their data to support a mathematical model relating period to pendulum arm length.
Students use a photogate and mini launcher to measure the variables that affect the two-dimensional motion of a projectile launched horizontally, and then use those variables to accurately predict and test the projectile's horizontal...
In this lab, students use a photogate and dynamics system to investigate the relationship between the change in kinetic energy of an object experiencing a non-zero net conservative force and the work done by that net force on...
Students test different variables to see which affect the period of a simple pendulum.
In this lab, students use a photogate and mini launcher to measure the variables that affect the two-dimensional motion of a projectile launched horizontally, and then use those variables to accurately predict and test the projectile's...
In this lab, students use a photogate and dynamics system to explore how a cart's kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, and total mechanical energy changes as it rolls down an inclined track.