USB 3-axis Self Recording Impact Accelerometer

image of impact sensor

Management canceled all vacations and locked the development team in the lab. The result: A self-recording three axis accelerometer capable of recording +/-250g! The small compact system captures impact events with precise timing and records the data to the internal flash memory. The plain text comma separated data files are easily accessible via the USB mass storage device interface. An internal, hardwired, rechargable Li-Ion battery ensures that data is collected when you need it most!

This item is no longer available.

Please see the replacement X250-2.

Features

The X250-1 provides 14-bit resolution over the full-scale of 625 g's, which means that there are 26 counts of resolution per g registered by the sensor. For example, only using +/-20 g's of the X250-1 capability still provides 10 bits of resolution, which is enough to characterize events and determine out-of-family signals. Our projectile impact example shows the X250-1 capturing the >200 g acceleration of an arrow while also recording the vibration of the arrow in flight.

Axis Scale
Full Scale
AD Counts
Full Scale Bits of Resolution
10
20
525
9
20
40
1050
10
50
100
2625
11
75
150
3938
11
100
200
5251
12
150
300
7876
12
200
400
10502
13
250
500
13128
13
312.5
625
16384
14

Data Sheet

For more details, specification and how to use please look at our data sheet (.pdf).

Example Applications