BERT – Battery Electrical Resistance Tester

Code: EBR5010

BERT is a simple way of introducing electrical resistance and resistivity to a class. It consists of a circuit board that may be drawn on using the supplied pencil. Connecting the two sides of the board together by a pencil line gives a conducting track and the LED lights. The brightness of the LED gives an indication of the resistance of the path.  Drawing the line thicker decreases the resistance, as does shortening the path. Resistances in parallel may be studied and a “volume control” simply made.  

BERT may also be used to test various materials to see whether they are conductors or insulators. Liquids and pastes may also be tested.  The conductivity of the class may be studied as well as how a switch works.  When you are finished the pencil lines may be removed with the supplied eraser.

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A stunningly effective way of teaching the basics of electrical resistance.

The kit comprises of: 

  • 1 x BERT circuit board
  • 1 x PP3 battery
  • 1 x 3B pencil
  • 1 x crocodile clip connecting lead
  • 1 x eraser
  • 1 x full set of teaching notes.

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Description

Code: EBR5010

BERT is a simple way of introducing electrical resistance and resistivity to a class. It consists of a circuit board that may be drawn on using the supplied pencil. Connecting the two sides of the board together by a pencil line gives a conducting track and the LED lights. The brightness of the LED gives an indication of the resistance of the path.  Drawing the line thicker decreases the resistance, as does shortening the path. Resistances in parallel may be studied and a “volume control” simply made.   BERT may also be used to test various materials to see whether they are conductors or insulators. Liquids and pastes may also be tested.  The conductivity of the class may be studied as well as how a switch works.  When you are finished the pencil lines may be removed with the supplied eraser.
Our additional Pylons pack contains 5 thick card sheets which once cut-out produces 5 pylons to be used in conjunction with our National Grid Kit to give your pupils a clearer explanation on how the experiment works.
Class Packs of Brass SBC (Small Bayonet Cap) round lamp holders with an oval base.

Code: IPC-5865-X

Class set of 15 Capacitance Substitution Boxes. The IPC Capacitance Substitution Box (IPC-5861-X) provides the easily selection of 12 preferred value capacitors, ranging from 100pF to 0.47µF. The values range from: 100pF, 220pF, 470pF, 1nF, 2n2, 4n7, 10nF, 22nF, 47nF, 0.1µF, 0.22µF and 0.47µF. All the capacitors offer a maximum voltage rating of 50V (AC or DC), with actual capacitance value tolerances of ±5% to ±10%. The unit is housed in a robust ABS plastic case with rotary selector switch and a pair of 4mm connection sockets.
AC Magnetic Field Coil

Code: EPU0115

The Powerlock power supply has both a lockable AC and DC outputs ranges by a simple key making it impossible for students to change the voltage. The Powerlock offers 2,4,6,8,10 and 12 in both DC and AC. Outputs may also be used simultaneously up to the rated output required. For safety, the output is also protected by a simple push button cut-out. Each unit is supplied with 2 that can be used on all Powerlock units if needed. Supplied with 2 keys.
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A stunningly effective way of teaching the basics of electrical resistance. The kit comprises of: 
  • 1 x BERT circuit board
  • 1 x PP3 battery
  • 1 x 3B pencil
  • 1 x crocodile clip connecting lead
  • 1 x eraser
  • 1 x full set of teaching notes.

Code: ENG1015

Our additional Pylons pack contains 5 thick card sheets which once cut-out produces 5 pylons to be used in conjunction with our National Grid Kit to give your pupils a clearer explanation on how the experiment works.

Code: OPB3005

Class Packs of Brass SBC (Small Bayonet Cap) round lamp holders with an oval base.
Description : Capacitance Substitution Box                    Part Number : IPC-5861-X                                               Electrical Supply : 50VAC/DC Maximum                         Dimensions : 75 x 100 x 40mm                                            Mass : 0.15kg                                          Capacitance Tolerance : ±5% to ±10%                                                                          Electrical Connections : 4mm Sockets

Code: IPC-4915-W

AC Magnetic Field Coil
  • Output voltages AC & DC
  • 2,4,6,8,10,12 voltage range in AC and DC
  • Current 5A
  • Voltage type - Stepped
  • Output type - Full wave rectified, non-regulated
  • Push button trip reset
  • Mains input 230/240V AC, 50Hz
  • Supplied with mains plug and lead
  • Manufactured in the UK
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