1-axis accelerometer / 3-axis / 2-axis / capacitive
CXL-GP SENSEL MEASUREMENT

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Characteristics

  • Number of axes:

    1-axis, 3-axis, 2-axis

  • Technology:

    capacitive

  • Other characteristics:

    low-noise, with built-in electronics, miniature, ultra-light, for crash tests, voltage output

  • Acceleration range:

    Max.: 25 m/s² (82 ft/s²)

    Min.: 4 m/s² (13 ft/s²)

  • Frequency:

    Max.: 100 Hz

    Min.: 0 Hz

Description

GP Series accelerometers are low cost, general purpose, linear acceleration and/or vibration sensors available in ranges of ±4g, ±10g, and ±25g. Common applications are automotive testing, instrumentation, and equipment monitoring.

The GP Series sensing element is a silicon micro-machined capacitive beam. The capacitive beam is held in force balance for full scale non-linearity of less than 0.2%. The GP Series offers wide dynamic range, has excellent frequency response, operates on a single 4.9 to 5.5 VDC power supply, and is easy to interface to standard data acquisition systems. The 3-axis version (GP3) can be specified with an internal regulator (-R option) for use with a 5.5 to 36 V unregulated power supply. The GP Series sensors provide a direct high-level analog voltage output.

The output requires no external signal conditioning electronics and may be directly interfaced to an A/D or other data acquisition hardware. Compared to traditional piezoelectric and piezoresistive accelerometer technologies, the silicon micromachined sensors offer equivalent performance at a significantly lower cost.

The GP Series is offered with a standard 5-pin female connector. The highly flexible, low-mass cable prevents disruption of the measurement.