Tech Note 1326 Detail

How can I improve the alignment of the bulb behind the slits for the basic optics light source?

Affected Products:

OS-8900 NOT A VALID PART NUMBER
OS-8470 Basic Optics Light Source
OS-8515C Basic Optics System

Problem/Symptom:
How can I improve the alignment of the bulb behind the slits for the basic optics light source?

PASCO Solution:

The alignment of the bulb within the Basic Optics Light Source OS-8470 can be adjusted by the following:

Four screws hold the hatch in place,

once the hatch is removed, the two screws holding the bulb socket can be tightened approximately two and half full turns to center the filament in the opening. Then replace the hatch and re-install the four screws.

A properly adjusted bulb should provide strong parallel beams that are shown in the image below.

Creation Date: 06/20/2017
Last Modified: 06/21/2017
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