The Type 8715A... side connector accelerometer utilizes Kistler's unique PiezoStar seismic element. Operating at –55 ... 165 ºC [–65 ... 330 ºF], this unique element provides a wide operating frequency, ultra-low temperature coefficient of sensitivity of –0.01 %/ºC [–0.006 %/ºF], low base strain and low transverse sensitivity to minimize measurement errors.
An internal Piezotron impedance converter circuit converts the charge developed in the PiezoStar seismic element during shock or vibration into a voltage output. PiezoStar accelerometers provide excellent long term stability and repeatability. The accelerometer is ground isolated and has a hermetically sealed titanium housing.