Vernier Pyranometer - Solar Power MeterOrder code: PYR-BTA
Vernier's Pyranometer measures the power of electromagnetic radiation. It is sensitive to near infrared, visible and UV radiation, where 90% of solar energy is concentrated. It reads in watts per square metre so it is great for experiments with solar cells and calculating their efficiency.
The sensor is weatherproof, designed to be permanently mounted outside, has a dome-shape top to allow it to work with a wide range of sun angles and comes with a 6 metre cord. The black electronics box should be kept dry.
Irradiance Range: 0 to 1100watts/m2 (in full sun)
Absolute Accuracy: ą5%
Long-Term Drift: Less than 3% per year
45° zenith angle: 1%
75° zenith angle: ą5%
Wavelength range: 370nm to 1140nm
Current draw: 300ľA
Output signal: 0 to 4.4V (dark to full sunlight)
Resolution (LabQuest 2, LabQuest, LabQuest Mini, Go!Link, LabPro): 0.3 watts/m2
Materials: Anodized aluminium with case acrylic lens
Pyranometer lens cover
Related Sensors for Experiments with small Solar Cells:
The Pyranometer is great for use with the following current and voltage probes in solar energy studies with small solar cells (with dimensions of a few centimetres).
Current Probe, max current: 0.6 A
Differential Voltage Probe, max voltage: 6 V
Voltage Probe, max voltage: 10 V
Related Sensors for Experiments with large Solar Cells:
The Pyranometer is also great for use with the following current and voltage probes in solar energy studies with large solar panels (with dimensions greater than 30 cm).
High Current Sensor Max current: 10 A
30-Volt Voltage Probe, max voltage: 30 V
Vernier sensor, interface and software compatibility with setup guide
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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
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