Visualizing a Voltage

Guiding Questions:

  • What is voltage?
  • How does a generator produce a voltage?

Step 1


For this experiment, you will need a digital interface to connect your computer with the linear generator. We provide two options for you to use: 1) PASCO 550 interface, and 2) PASCO wireless voltage sensor.

Step 2


Connect the PASCO device with the provided analog voltage cable and connect it to the linear generator. You will then need to open up the SparkVue software that is provided with the device.

Step 3


If you are using the PASCO wireless voltage sensor, you will need a set of banana cables to connect this to the generator.

Step 4


Connect the wireless sensor to the generator and then open up the SparkVue software.