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XPlorer GLX Battery Life

Affected Products:

PS-2002 Xplorer GLX

Problem/Symptom:
What is the battery life of the GLX?

PASCO Solution:

The expected battery lifetimes when using an XPlorer GLX with fresh batteries and a particular PASPort sensor are given in the table below:

Part # Rev Sensor Name Sensor Current Draw [mA] GLX Battery Life [h] (fast sampling) GLX Battery Life sampling 1 per minute [h] GLX Battery Life sampling 1 per 10 minutes [h]
PS-2101 Temperature 2 7.98 42 242
PS-2113 A Barometer 6 7.83 42 237
PS-2129 Exercise Heart Rate 6 7.83 42 237
PS-2107 Absolute Pressure 7 7.79 41 236
PS-2125 Temperature 7 7.79 41 236
PS-2130 Flow Rate/Temperature 7 7.79 41 236
PS-2114 Relative Pressure 8 7.75 41 235
PS-2133 Respiration Rate 8 7.75 41 235
PS-2115 Voltage-Current 9 7.71 41 234
PS-2104 Force 10 7.68 41 233
PS-2105 Heart Rate 11 7.64 41 232
PS-2122 Turbidity 11 7.64 41 232
PS-2146 Absolute Pressure / Temperature 11 7.64 41 232
PS-2112 Magnetic Field 12 7.60 40 231
PS-2116 Conductivity 12 7.60 40 231
PS-2124 Humidity 12 7.60 40 231
PS-2134 Temperature (Type K) 12 7.60 40 231
PS-2179 Water-Quality Colorimeter 12 7.60 40 231
PS-2117 Drop Counter 13 7.57 40 230
PS-2121 Colorimeter 13 7.57 40 230
PS-2139 Angle 13 7.57 40 230
PS-2102 pH 14 7.53 40 229
PS-2108 Dissolved Oxygen 14 7.53 40 229
PS-2147 pH / ISE / ORP 14 7.53 40 229
PS-2176 High-Sensitivity Light 14 7.53 40 229
PS-2123 A Photogate Port 16 7.46 40 227
PS-2106 A Light 17 7.43 40 226
PS-2160 Galvanometer 19 7.36 39 224
PS-2119 3-axis Accelerometer 20 7.33 39 223
PS-2143 Quad Temperature 20 7.33 39 223
PS-2189 High-Resolution Force 21 7.29 39 222
PS-2103 Motion 23 7.23 39 221
PS-2148 IR Light 23 7.23 39 221
PS-2152 Spriometer 23 7.23 39 221
PS-2126 Oxygen Gas 24 7.20 38 220
PS-2118 2-axis Accelerometer 25 7.16 38 219
PS-2170 Chemistry 25 7.16 38 219
PS-2174 Weather/Anemometer 26 7.13 38 218
PS-2181 Dual Pressure 28 7.07 38 216
PS-2132 Charge 30 7.01 37 214
PS-2111 EKG 31 6.98 37 214
PS-2162 2-Axis Magnetic Field 38 6.77 36 208
PS-2158 Analog Adapter 40 6.72 36 206
PS-2164 Quad Pressure 40 6.72 36 206
PS-2169 Water Quality 43 6.63 35 204
PS-2140 Temp / Light / Sound 49 6.47 35 199
PS-2141 Force Platform (1 axis) 50 6.45 35 199
PS-2142 Force Platform (2-axis) 50 6.45 35 199
PS-2168 General Science 56 6.30 34 194
PS-2159 Digital Adapter 64 6.11 33 189
PS-2110 CO2 Gas 67 6.04 32 187
PS-2120 Rotary Motion Sensor 68 6.01 32 186
PS-2109 Sound Level 76 5.84 31 181
PS-2128 Visual Accelerometer 98 5.41 29 169
PS-2175 GPS 102 5.34 29 166

If you receive considerably worse battery life than this, but the battery charges when an external adapter is connected, please order a replacement battery pack. If the GLX fails to charge the battery, then the GLX should be returned for repair.

Creation Date: 05/31/2006
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