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Monitor voltage over a fast short or long slow period of time in addition to spot measurements. 

Lascells Circuit Set up
Teaching applications:
  • Induction of voltage and current in conductors
  • Ohms law
  • Study of LEDs and Diodes and transistors
  • Current from small solar cells

Extension and advanced ideas:
  • Induction of voltage in a coil
  • Electrical characteristics of low current components
  • Voltage and homemade sensors
  • Dynamo effect
  • Time constant, charge discharge of a capacitor

Voltage sensors measure the potential difference between the ends of an electrical component and are connected in parallel. They can be used to measure both DC and low-voltage AC circuits. They should never be used with high voltages or household AC. The 4 mm plugs attach to most standard school’s electronics kits and power supplies. A Voltage Sensor can be used in conjunction with a Current Sensor. Batteries are the first choice as the source of energy. An alternative is to use a fully isolated mains power supply with a regulated DC output (smoothed and fully rectified). Be aware that some power supplies are ½ wave rectified producing an average rather than true DC, this sensor will ‘pick up’ the fluctuations in voltage and current from this type of power supply.



±1 V (Resolution 1 mV) 
Maximum Voltage ±10 V, Impedance 1 Meg ohm

Available Resources

Downloads Voltage Sensor Manual
Doc No.: DS021 | Issue: 4

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Induction in a coiled conductor (Physics (14-18) : Electricity & Heat eBook)
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