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Timing Mats

Timing Mats

Timing mats are pressure sensitive switches designed to be activated when the mat is stood on. They are digital switch-type sensors that have two states, ON and OFF. The mat is normally OFF (open) until someone stands on the mat when the switch is ON (closed).

Available in two sizes

Large: 720 long x 390 mm wide x 3 mm thick.
Small: 595 long x 170 mm wide x 3 mm thick.

Recording Timing

They can be used singly or as a pair for timing and event monitoring. The mats connect to the timing ports on the data logger (labelled A and B). One mat could be used to start the timer and the other mat to stop it.

Designed to be used on a flat even surface e.g. the floor. If used outside they will need protection from sharp objects. Their sensitivity will decrease if used under floor coverings e.g. carpet.

Each mat is fitted with screened cable approximately 2 meters in length. The total lead length will depend on which sensor lead is used to connect to the logger i.e. a long sensor lead is 1.5 m long = total length of 3.5 m. A 1.5 metre Sensor extension lead, Product No. 3017, can be used to further extend the distance between the switches.

Timing Mats
Timing Mats
Practical Teaching

The SmartQ Timing Mats can be used to investigate a number of scientific experiments such as:

  • Introducing computer based timing e.g. acting as a stopwatch to start and stop timing
  • Average speed
  • How long do I stay in the air when I jump?
  • How fast can I run, hop or skip?
  • How many jumps / steps can I do in a minute?
  • Speed of a bicycle

Warranty & Support

All our sensors are supplied with 5 years warranty and lifetime

Your Purchasing Options

For customers outside of the UK, please contact Data Harvest or an overseas distributor within your country.

Timing Mats (Large) Timing Mats (Large)
Order No. 3256
Timing Mats (Small) Timing Mats (Small)
Order No. 3255
Downloads & Resources

All available downloadable product manuals and firmware for the Timing Mats

Product Manuals

Download Large & Small Timing Mat Manual | Version: 4