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Vernier Energy Sensor

Order code: VES-BTA
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Scientrific's price  $220.00    
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The Vernier Energy Sensor offers an easy way to quantify voltage, current, power and energy output of small wind turbines and solar panels such as those used in our KidWind Experiment Kits.

Setting up a circuit to study renewable energy systems such as wind turbines or solar panels is easy with the Vernier Energy Sensor. Simply connect a source such as a small wind turbine or solar panel to one side and a load such as the Variable Load or a resistor on Vernier Resistor Board to the other side.

The Energy Sensor measures the current and voltage of the system. Data-collection and analysis software such as Logger Pro or LabQuest App can then calculate the power and energy output.

• Source Input Potential Range: ± 30 V
• Source Input Current Range: ± 1000 mA

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): 51 x 152 x 229mm
    • Packed weight: 320g

      Last edited 19th May 2022


      Vernier Energy Sensor VES-BTA Tech Tips

      This product is used in teaching these Australian Curriculum codes:
      ACSPH044 - Thermal nuclear and electrical physics - Electrical circuits - Circuit analysis and design involve calculation of the potential difference across, the current in, and the power supplied to, components in series, parallel and series/parallel circuits
      ACSPH041 - Thermal nuclear and electrical physics - Electrical circuits - Energy is required to separate positive and negative charge carriers; charge separation produces an electrical potential difference that can be used to drive current in circuits
      ACSPH042 - Thermal nuclear and electrical physics - Electrical circuits - Power is the rate at which energy is transformed by a circuit component; power enables quantitative analysis of energy transformations in the circuit
      ACSPH043 - Thermal nuclear and electrical physics - Electrical circuits - Resistance for ohmic and non­ohmic components is defined as the ratio of potential difference across the component to the current in the component
      ACSPH040 - Thermal nuclear and electrical physics - Electrical circuits - The energy available to charges moving in an electrical circuit is measured using electric potential difference, which is defined as the change in potential energy per unit charge between two defined points in the circuit
      ACSSU219 - Physical Sciences - Alternative Energies - Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity
      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

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      CatalogueVernier Catalogue K-12
      CatalogueVernier Catalogue Uni
      ExperimentElectrical Energy
      ExperimentElectrical Energy and Power
      ExperimentIntroduction to Verner Energy Sensor LQ
      ExperimentMP13 Ohms Law
      User ManualGetting Started - Connecting your sensor

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