PCB Piezotronics was founded in 1967 as a manufacturer of piezoelectric quartz sensors, accelerometers, and associated electronics for the measurement of dynamic pressure, force, and vibration. The unique expertise of the company was the incorporation of microelectronic signal conditioning circuitry within these sensors to make them easier to use and more environmentally compatible. These ICP® sensors gained wide popularity and became the foundation for the company's success.

Subsequent growth and steady investment in facilities, machinery, and equipment permitted a constant broadening of the product offering. Measurement capabilities expanded with the addition of piezoceramic, tourmaline, capacitive, piezoresistive, and strain gage sensing technologies. Ensuing products include industrial accelerometers, DC accelerometers, load cells, torque sensors, microphones, pressure transmitters, and calibration equipment.

The backbone of the company is its mission statement: Total Customer Satisfaction. This mission is not only supported by products that offer great value, but also backed by our industry exclusive Lifetime Warranty Plus. Factory applications engineering and a worldwide network of sales offices and representatives are readily available to assist with customer requests.

About PCB Piezotronics


Low-cost, industrial, quartz shear ICP® accelerometer, 100 mV/g, 0.3 to 10k Hz, top exit, 2-pin connector, single point ISO 17025 accredited calibration.

Platinum Low-cost Industrial ICP® Accelerometer

This industrial accelerometer features a quartz sensing element. Quartz has superior thermal stability compared to typical ceramic elements. 

  • Sensitivity: (±15%) 100 mV/g (10.2 mV/(m/s²))
  • Frequency Range: (±3dB) 20 to 600000 cpm (0.33 to 10000 Hz)
  • Measurement Range: ±50 g (±490 m/s²)
  • Electrical Connector: 2-Pin MIL-C-5015


  • Base Model
  • (M) Metric Mount

    Sensitivity (±15 %) 100 mV/g 10.2 mV/(m/s²) [1] 
    Measurement Range ±50 g ±490 m/s²  
    Frequency Range (±3 dB) 20 to 600000 cpm 0.33 to 10000 Hz [4] 
    Resonant Frequency 1080 kcpm 18 kHz [2] 
    Broadband Resolution (1 to 10000 Hz) 1000 µg 9810 µm/sec2 [2] 
    Non-Linearity ±1 % ±1 % [3] 
    Transverse Sensitivity ≤5 % ≤5 %  
    Overload Limit (Shock) 5000 g pk 49050 m/s² pk  
    Temperature Range -65 to +250 °F -54 to +121 °C  
    Temperature Response See Graph %/°F See Graph %/°F [2] 
    Enclosure Rating IP68 IP68  
    Settling Time (within 1% of bias) ≤10 sec ≤10 sec  
    Discharge Time Constant ≥0.5 sec ≥0.5 sec  
    Excitation Voltage 18 to 28 VDC 18 to 28 VDC  
    Constant Current Excitation 2 to 20 mA 2 to 20 mA  
    Output Impedance <100 Ohm <100 Ohm  
    Output Bias Voltage 8 to 12 VDC 8 to 12 VDC  
    Spectral Noise (10 Hz) 50 µg/√Hz 491 (µm/sec2)/√Hz [2] 
    Spectral Noise (100 Hz) 20 µg/√Hz 196 (µm/sec2)/√Hz [2] 
    Spectral Noise (1 kHz) 6 µg/√Hz 59 (µm/sec2)/√Hz [2] 
    Electrical Protection RFI/ESD RFI/ESD  
    Electrical Isolation >100000000 Ohm >100000000 Ohm  
    Size - Hex 7/8 in 22 mm  
    Size - Height 2.06 in 52.3 mm  
    Weight 3.3 oz 94 gm  
    Mounting Thread 1/4-28 Female 1/4-28 Female [5] 
    Mounting Torque 2 to 5 ft-lb 2.7 to 6.8 Nm  
    Sensing Element Quartz Quartz  
    Sensing Geometry Shear Shear  
    Housing Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel  
    Sealing Welded Hermetic Welded Hermetic  
    Electrical Connector 2-Pin MIL-C-5015 2-Pin MIL-C-5015  
    Electrical Connection Position Top Top  

All specifications are at room temperature unless otherwise specified.


Product Notes
[1] Conversion Factor 1g = 9.81 m/s².
[2] Typical.
[3] Zero-based, least-squares, straight line method.
[4] The high frequency tolerance is accurate within ±10% of the specified frequency.
[5] 1/4-28 has no equivalent in S.I. units.
[6] See PCB Declaration of Conformance PS023 for details.
081A40 Mounting Stud (1)
Optional Versions:
(M) Metric Mount
     M081A61 Mounting Stud (1)
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