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This product has been retired from our catalog and is no longer for sale.

This page is made available for those looking for datasheets and the simply curious. Please refer to the description to see if a replacement part is available.

Replacement: None. There is no direct replacement for this part. However, you can check out our other 3-axis accelerometers. This page is for reference only.

Description: The SerAccel v5 Enclosed is a 3 axis accelerometer with a simple serial interface. The latest SerAccel development, version 5 has many new improvements including variable baud rate, a factory reset command, and a complete triple axis measurement system based on the newly released MMA7260Q sensor from Freescale.

Power is gained from any RS-232 port (including USB-to-RS-232 converters) so no external power supply is needed. The on-board PIC (16LF88) runs at 10MHz and outputs three different types of outputs including calculated, binary, and raw outputs. The SerAccel v5 has software configurable settings to select between 4 sensing ranges (+/- 1.5, 2, 4, and 6g), as well as a software selectable measurement frequency (0-590Hz).

The SerAccel outputs real-time accelerations from 9600 to 57600bps using visible ASCII characters. The SerAccel is compatible with any RS-232 port in conjunction with any terminal program (Hyperterminal, VB Programs, or anything else that can read the comm port).

Device comes fully assembled and tested.

Dimensions: 1.22x2.20" (3.1x5.6cm)

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Comments 5 comments

  • I would be nice if this had a 12 bit ADC instead of the 10 bit.

  • How to measure angles with this please.

  • Handy little buggers, but if you’re gonna use these with the plastic housings, make damn sure you check that the PCBs are bolted all the way down.
    I bought two for experimentation, and it looks like they’re sensitive enough for our needs, but I popped the housings open to see what’s what and found that both PCBs were loose in their housings.
    There are two screws at the corner of each board - how about you tighten ‘em all the way down before shipping 'em?

  • Haha i just spent the past month making something bigger and more expensive that pretty much does the same thing. FML

  • What does it meany by “a software selectable measurement frequency (0-590Hz)”?
    I think it should be restricted by the maximum samping frequency of the accelerometer MMA7260Q – 350 HZ.


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