Measuring Acceleration

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Edition Date: January 2019
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Acceleration is a change in velocity with respect to time. An accelerometer is a transducer that represents acceleration as a voltage. Accelerometers also can measure vibration and shock. Accelerometers typically convert acceleration measured in g's to voltage. For example, a sensor with a rated output of 10 mV/g should produce 50 mV when subjected to 5 g of acceleration.

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