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Vernier Pyranometer - Solar Power Meter

Order code: PYR-BTA
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Scientrific's price  $554.00    
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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%
• Repeatability: ą1%
• Long-Term Drift: Less than 3% per year
• Cosine Response:
     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
• Sensor dimensions:
     Diameter: 24mm
     Height: 27.5mm
• Materials: Anodized aluminium with case acrylic lens

• Vernier Pyranometer
• Pyranometer lens cover
• User manual

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
    • Package size (HxWxD): 38 x 152 x 229mm
    • Packed weight: 200g This product is used in teaching these Australian Curriculum codes:
      ACSSU155 - Physical Sciences - Energy Forms - Energy appears in different forms, including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and energy transformations and transfers cause change within systems
      ACSSU182 - Physical Sciences - Energy Transfer - Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models

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      Works with:From
      VP-BTA - Vernier Voltage Probe$31.00
      30V-BTA - Vernier 30 Volt Voltage Probe$109.00
      DCP-BTA - Vernier Current Probe$109.00
      HCS-BTA - Vernier High Current Sensor$198.00
      DVP-BTA - Vernier Differential Voltage Probe$109.00

      User ManualGetting Started - Connecting your sensor
      User ManualVernier Pyranometer

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