Accelerometer (High g 2-axis)

datalogging sensors


Data Harvest

Product Description

Ideal for measuring the forces in collisions between Data Harvest dynamics carts.

The sensor has two measurement axis, the x axis (along the length of the sensor) and the y axis (across the width of the sensor). A resultant range combines the readings of both axis to create a change of force sensor

The high g sensor measures forces in the range of ±40g or 0 - 500ms-2 .  




Teaching applications:

  • Force changes in collisions
  • Showing equal and opposite forces in collisions


Extension and advanced ideas:

  • Force changes in dynamics cart journey
  • Free fall
  • Model Force of impact onto crash mats

Special features:

  • Resultant force range
  • Output as acceleration, g values
  • Complete with mounting kit for the Dynamics carts
  • Combined with the functions built into the software Force as newtons can be determined

Download Accelerometer Sensor Manual Doc No.: DS103 | Issue: 2


Sensor Ranges:

Range Name Value Resolution Accuracy
X Axis (g) ± 40g
X Axis ( ms-2) ± 400 ms-2
Resultant Force (X + Y) (ms-2) 0 - 500 ms
Resultant Force X and Y Axis (g) 0.0 - 500ms-2
Y Axis ( ms-2) ± 400 ms-2
Y Axis (g) ± 40g



X & Y (g): ±40 g, 0 to 50 g
X & Y ( ms-2): ±400 ms-2, 0 to 500 ms-2

  •  Maximum sample rate 50uS intersample time.
  • Resultant force range is limited to 50Hz intersample time (20 ms between samples)
  • Only one range can be recorded at a time
  • MEMS capacitive sensing element.




Reducing the impact (accelerometer) (Science in Sport (11-18) eBook)
The investigation allows the students to measure the forces in an impact and design solutions to reduce the maximum force and extend the time the force is present. Good for understanding the need for the correct footware landing platform 

Effect of the landing surface (Science in Sport (11-18) eBook)
Its all very well jumping high or tumbling fast, but landing on the wrong surface can cause massive injuries. This is an exercise to show how the correct surface can attenuate the forces of landing / contact. 

Predicting the Impact (Science in Sport (11-18) eBook)
Physics and maths can seem strange bed fellows for an athlete, this is an activity to show how science can make sure that sporting activity that pushes the physical limits remains safe. 

Making the landing safe (Science in Sport (11-18) eBook)
A mini project to design a landing surface that keeps the athlete safe after landing from a height or at speed. 

HK$ 1,100.00