CA202 piezoelectric accelerometer

100 pC/g, −55 to 260 °C, up to 5000 Hz.

The CA202 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 CA202 is designed and built for long-term use in extreme environments characterised by high temperatures and/or hazardous areas (potentially explosive atmospheres).

Features
  • Designed for the long-term measurement of vibration in extreme environments, such as heavy-duty gas turbines and steam turbines
  • Very high sensitivity: 100 pC/g
  • Wide frequency response: 0.5 to 5000 Hz
  • Available 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 5000 Hz
Sensitivity tolerance ±5%
Dynamic measurement range 0.01 to 400 g | 0.0981 to 3924 m/s2
Linearity ±1% and ±2%
Transverse sensitivity ≤3%
Resonant frequency 20 kHz
Base strain sensitivity <0.1E−3 g/µε
Hazardous area certifications Ex ia, Ex nA