Measurement Specialties (Hampton, VA) offers the Model 8101, a compact, low-cost accelerometer designed for general purpose vibration measurement. The new plug-and-play piezoelectric linear accelerometer is available in two dynamic ranges, ±40 g and ±160 g, for use in a wide number of applications, as well as in two measurement directions, either an X- or Z-axis configuration. The sensor is ideal for asset, impact and machine health monitoring as well as data loggers, system wake-up switches and product R&D. Features include:

  • Stable piezo-ceramic shear design.
  • Operating temperature range of -40ºC to +85ºC.
  • Excitation voltage of 7 Vdc to 30 Vdc.
  • Non-linearity of ±2% (FSO).
  • Shock limit of 2,000 g’s.
  • Integral cable for plug and play.

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