CA280 piezoelectric accelerometer

100 pC/g, −55 to 260 °C, up to 10000 Hz.

The CA280 piezoelectric accelerometer is a high-quality, high-reliability vibration sensor with a piezoelectric sensing element that provides a charge output. Accordingly, an external charge amplifier (IPC704 signal conditioner), is required to convert this charge-based signal into a current or a voltage signal.

The CA280 is designed and built for long-term use in extreme environments characterised by high temperatures and/or hazardous areas (potentially explosive atmospheres).

  • Designed for the long-term measurement of vibration in extreme environments, such as gas turbines, gearboxes and compressors
  • Very high sensitivity: 100 pC/g
  • Very wide frequency response: 0.5 to 10000 Hz
  • Available as a sensor only (no integral cable) or with an integral soft-line cable with a flexible stainless steel hose
  • Certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
PARAMETER Value (Imperial | Metric)
Output type Charge (2-wire)
Sensitivity 100 pC/g | 10.2 pC / m/s2
Operating temperature range −67 to 500 °F | −55 to 260 °C
Frequency response Up to 10000 Hz
Sensitivity tolerance ±5%
Dynamic measurement range 0.01 to 500 g | 0.0981 to 4905 m/s2
Linearity ±1% and ±2%
Transverse sensitivity ≤3%
Resonant frequency 20 kHz
Base strain sensitivity <0.2E−3 g/µε
Hazardous area certifications Ex ia, Ex nA