Tech Note 1191 Detail

Built-in temperature & voltage sensor resolution

Affected Products:

PS-2009 SPARKlink
PS-2008A SPARK Science Learning System
PS-2002 Xplorer GLX

Problem/Symptom:
What is the resolution of the built-in temperature and voltage sensors?

PASCO Solution:

The PS-2008A Spark Science Learning System, PS-2009 SPARKlink, SPARKlink Air - PS-2011 , and Xplorer GLX - PS-2002 have built-in sensor ports that have the folllowing specifications:

  • Internal Voltage Sensor
    • Range: +/-10 V
    • Resolution: 4.88 mV
    • Maximum Sampling Rate: 1 kHz (50 kHz GLX only)
  • Internal Temperature Sensor
    • Range: -35 to +135 °C (Stainless Steel Temperature Sensor)
    • Resolution: 0.0025 C at 25 C
    • Maximum Sampling Rate: 1 kHz (SPARKlink, SPARKlink Air), 200 Hz (Xplorer GLX), 100 Hz (SPARK SLS)

Creation Date: 11/12/2012
Last Modified: 05/2/2014
Mod Summary: