Go Direct® Static Charge

With Go Direct Static Charge, students can measure and analyze static charges easily. Designed with affordability and ease of use in mind, this wireless sensor ensures enhanced performance so that students can collect data accurately.

Unlike a traditional electroscope, Go Direct Static Charge offers a means for quantitative measurement and analysis of positive and negative charges of objects that would not be possible in a traditional lab—such as measuring the charge on a balloon.

SKU: GDX-Q Categories: ,

$154.00

Education Levels

Subjects

Product Families

The Go Direct Static Charge Sensor is completely wireless and provides educators and students with enhanced accuracy in measurements of positive and negative charges. Unlike a traditional electroscope, this sensor offers a means for quantitative measurement and analysis of positive and negative charges of objects that would not be possible in a traditional lab—such as measuring the charge on a balloon.

Students can visualize their charge readings in real time in our Vernier Graphical Analysis™ and Vernier Graphical Analysis™ Pro apps, so they can immediately analyze experimental data that they can also export to other applications. When this sensor is coupled with our Electrostatics Kit, students can participate in new, deeper levels of experimentation that would not be possible in traditional labs.

Rechargeable Battery—Ready When You Are

The robust rechargeable battery offers long battery life and provides always-ready operation when using the sensor wirelessly. Monitor battery life directly from our free Vernier Graphical Analysis™ app, as well as Graphical Analysis Pro and LabQuest® 3. Should the battery run low, simply connect the sensor to the charging cable and keep on collecting–no interruptions or inconvenience to you or your students.

Wireless or Wired—The Flexibility to Choose

Our Go Direct sensors connect directly to your mobile device, Chromebook, or computer using our free Graphical Analysis app–no additional equipment or software purchases are necessary. Go Direct sensors can be used wired via USB or wirelessly via Bluetooth® wireless technology, allowing you to choose the solution best for your classroom or laboratory.

  • Range: ± 100 nC
  • Maximum input: ± 150 V
  • Typical bias input current: ± 0.003 pA
  • Input capacitance: 001 µF
  • Instrument time constant: 0.1 s
  • Go Direct Static Charge Sensor
  • Low-leakage BNC/Alligator Clip Cable
  • USB charging cable

Choose a platform below to see its compatibility requirements.

LabQuest

Interface LabQuest App
LabQuest® 3 Full support
LabQuest 2 (discontinued) Full support 1
LabQuest (discontinued) Incompatible
Compatibility Notes
  1. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.

Computer

Software
Interface Graphical Analysis App for Computers
Version 4.10
No interface required Full support 1
LabQuest® 3 Full support 2
LabQuest 2 (discontinued) Full support 2 3
Compatibility Notes
  1. For Bluetooth® connectivity, only computers running Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.10 or newer are supported. The computer must also have a compatible Bluetooth 4.0+ radio.
  2. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via a USB or wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 when the LabQuest is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
  3. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.

Chromebook

Software
Interface Graphical Analysis App for Chrome
Version 4.10
No interface required Full support
LabQuest® 3 Full support 1
LabQuest 2 (discontinued) Full support 1 2
Compatibility Notes
  1. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via a USB or wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 when the LabQuest is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
  2. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.

iOS

Software
Interface Graphical Analysis App for iOS
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for iOS
Version 4.0.6
No interface required Full support Incompatible
LabQuest® 3 Full support 1 2 Full support 2
LabQuest 2 (discontinued) Full support 1 2 3 Full support 3
Compatibility Notes
  1. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
  2. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  3. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.

Android

Software
Interface Graphical Analysis App for Android
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for Android
Version 3.2
No interface required Full support Incompatible
LabQuest® 3 Full support 1 2 Full support 2
LabQuest 2 (discontinued) Full support 1 2 3 Full support 2 3
Compatibility Notes
  1. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
  2. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  3. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.

Python

Software
Interface Python
No interface required Full support

Javascript

Software
Interface Javascript
No interface required Full support

LabVIEW

Software
Interface NI LabVIEW

Ideas

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

College

Experiments

Find ready-to-use experiments that help you integrate data collection technology into your curriculum.

Educational Standards

Our products support provincial requirements for NGSS, AP, and more.

Educator Success

Learn from other educators. Find creative lab ideas using Vernier sensors. 

Ideas

Get inspired with these helpful ideas!

Products

Sensors

Software

Lab Equipment

Interfaces

Lab Books

Packages

Shop All Products

Vernier products are designed specifically for education and held to high standards.

How to Order

We offer several ways to place your order with us. Explore your options.

Learn More About Us

Our products compliment your teaching and help your students engage with key STEM concepts.

Educational Standards

Our products support provincial requirements for NGSS, AP, and more.