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ALTA Wireless Accelerometer - G-Force Max-Avg - Commercial AA Battery Powered

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Monnit wireless accelerometers can be used in a host of applications where knowing impact, vibration, inclination, etc. is required.

The ALTA Wireless Accelerometer - G-Force Max/Avg sensor measures the maximum and average g-force values along X, Y and Z axes. A heartbeat can be set to determine how long the sensor will accumulate data for before reporting in. Custom Delta values allow for the user to set thresholds which, when exceeded, will trigger the sensor to report in immediately. Configurable data rates allow for more samples to be collected for every measurement with higher data rates resulting in faster reaction time. The data reported is useful for tracking periodic motion and event detection. There are six operating modes, 2 G, 4 G, or 8G each with an additional mode which employ a High Pass Filter. The data displayed is the g-force on each axis, e.g. –> X: 0.001 Y: 0.031 Z: 1.01. A Re-arm time can be configured such that the sensor will not trigger too quickly after being triggered once.

Explore ALTA Standout Features


These accelerometers do not "stream" continuous data. Please reference the data sheet for further information.


  • Instant G-force detection alerts with details for quickly assessing a situation
  • Four data rates: 6Hz, 12Hz, 50Hz, 100Hz
  • Provides the following for 3 axes (X,Y and Z):
    • Raw, full-spectrum G-force maximum
    • Raw, full-spectrum G-force average
    • Magnitude maximum
    • Magnitude average
  • Sensor orientation status for near real-time awareness
  • 1-4 year battery life, depending on data rate selected
  • Three resolution settings: 2G/4G/8G/2G HPF/4G HPF/8G HPF

  * Actual range may vary depending on environment.
** Battery life is determined by sensor reporting frequency and other variables.

Data Snapshot

Accelerometer - G-Force Max and Avg - Data View in Software

In the Box

  • Wireless Sensor
  • Mounting Hardware
  • 2 x AA Batteries

Accelerometer Specifications

Sensitivity 4096 count/g
Minimum G Force to Turn On/Wake Up 0.050 g - 0.100 g
Weight 3.7 oz.
Current Consumption 6 Hz - 32.4 uA: ~ 4 year lifetime at two hour heartbeat. 12 Hz - 36.2 uA: ~ 4 year lifetime at two hour heartbeat. 50 Hz - 66.5 uA: ~ 2 year lifetime at two hour heartbeat. 100 Hz - 125.6 uA: ~ 1 year lifetime at two hour heartbeat.
Sensitivity Range 2 G, 4 G, 8 G
Measurement Accuracy 2.5 % (force: X, Y, Z)
Minimum G Force to Turn On/Wake Up 0.050–0.100 g
Data Rate 6 Hz, 12 Hz, 50 Hz, 100 Hz

ALTA AA Specifications

Battery Type 2 Replaceable AA 1.5 V Batteries
Dimension 4.375 in x 2.470 in x 1.12 in
Supply Voltage 2.0 - 3.8 V (2 x AA 1.5V Batteries or Optional Power Supply)
Battery Life At 1 hour heartbeat setting, AA batteries will last up to 10 years.**
Max Operating Temperature Using AA Alkaline -18°C to 55°C (0°F to 130°F)
Max Operating Temperature Using AA Lithium -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
Optimal Battery Operating Temperature +10°C to +50°C (+50°F to +122°F)
Enclosure Material ABS

ALTA 900 MHz Specifications

Operating Frequency 900 MHz Operating Frequency
Certifications Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. (FCC ID: ZTL-G2SC1)
Complies with Industry Canada standards. (IC: 9794A-G2SC1)
Device Range Device Range Up to 1,200 ft. non-line-of-sight, wireless device range*
Security Encrypt-RF® (Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange + AES-128 CBC)
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Suggested Application Uses for This Sensor

  • Inclination and vibration testing
  • Assembly line monitoring
  • Orientation sensing
  • Smart machines, smart structures and smart materials
  • Impact load sensing