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Vernier Photogate

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The Vernier photogate is used for speed and acceleration measurements of objects passing through the gate. The object blocks an infrared beam as it passes. Motion data can be determined in software from the timing of beam blocking.

This general-purpose photogate can be used for a wide variety of experiments in physics and physical science classes including:
• measuring freefall acceleration
• studying the swing of a pendulum
• measuring the speed of a rolling object
• timing the period of a rotating object
• measuring the speed of objects undergoing collisions

Vernier photogates can be connected in a daisy-chain configuration of up to four photogates connected one to another with the last one directly connected to the interface.

The Vernier photogate works both as a traditional photogate for objects passing between the gate arms and as a laser gate for objects passing outside of the gate.

The laser gate mode requires a common pen laser (sold separately) which is directed into the laser port. A mechanical shutter is used to block the internal gate, switching the device to laser gate mode. The laser may be some distance from the gate so that you can measure the speed of larger objects such as a rocket, model car or even a real car.

• Vernier Photogate
• Interface cable
• Accessory rod for mounting to a ring stand

• Power required: 5V DC at 40mA
• Infrared source: Peak at 880nm
• Dimension: 75mm gate width
• Output is high and LED off for unblocked gate
• Output is low and LED on for blocked gate
• Beam approximately 9mm from the end of the gate arms

Educational use only:
Vernier and Kidwind products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical or commercial applications. Details

  • Warranty: 5 years
    • Package size (HxWxD): 32 x 146 x 229mm
    • Packed weight: 140g

      Last edited 19th May 2022

      This product is used in teaching these Australian Curriculum codes:
      ACSSU229 - Physical Sciences - Forces and Motion - The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics
      ACSPH063 - Linear Motion and Waves - Linear motion and force - Newton’s Three Laws of Motion describe the relationship between the force or forces acting on an object, modelled as a point mass, and the motion of the object due to the application of the force or forces
      ACSPH099 - Gravity and electromagnetism - Gravity and motion - Projectile motion can be analysed quantitatively by treating the horizontal and vertical components of the motion independently

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      CatalogueVernier Catalogue K-12
      CatalogueVernier Catalogue Uni
      ExperimentNewtons 2nd Law
      ExperimentProjectile Motion with Photogates
      User ManualGetting Started - Connecting your sensor
      User ManualVernier Photogate

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