Setting up the smart timer

STfaceSetting up the Smart Timer
To measure an acceleration from the motion of the Super Pulley:

  • Plug the 1/4-inch phone plug from the photogate into the Smart Timer’s input channel 1 on the right hand side.
  • Plug the 9 VDC power adapter into the small socket on the left side of the timer.
  • Slide the power switch to the ON position. The Smart Timer will “beep” and show “PASCO scientific” on the display.

From this point, the three-step setup of the Smart Timer is easy:

  • Click the Select Measurement key 1 three times until the desired measurement type Accel is displayed on the top line of the display. (Continued clicking scrolls the menu around again.)
  • Click the Select Mode key 2 twice until the desired measurement mode Lin Pulley is displayed after the measurement type Accel.
    You cannot begin a measurement until both the type and mode have been selected.