The Light gate is a digital switch-type sensor that is most commonly used in timing experiments.
The Light gate has an infrared transmitter and receiver that will detect a solid object passing through the ‘gate’. A red On/Off indicator will light when the infrared beam is blocked.
The gates can be used singly or in pairs for time, speed, velocity, acceleration and event monitoring. Designed to work seamlessly with the Data Harvest Dynamics system and timing part of the EasySense software. Ideal for all your dynamics / mechanics / kinematics work.
When used in a non-timing mode e.g. Graph, the Light gate can be used to mark an event on a graph and the length of the interrupt can be used to determine velocity.
Light Gates can be used in a number of science teaching applications as shown below:
For customers outside of the UK, please contact Data Harvest or an overseas distributor within your country.
Order No. 3250
All available downloadable product resources such as manuals, worksheets and firmware for the Light Gates
|Infrared Source||Peak at 880nm
||Less than 5 microseconds
|Timing Resolution||10 microseconds
|Connectivity||Mini-Din to Data Logger|
What's in the box
|1x Light Gate|
|Sensor Manual (Digital download)|