PHYWE Ripple Tank with LED light source, complete set

Item No. 11260-88 | Type: Sets

grades 7-10
Teachers/Professors , Students
Delivery time: available
EUR 1,811.30
Content 1 piece

Function and Applications

Simply take it out of the storage cupboard, fill with water and start!

New edition: Even easier in handling and advanced functionality - better results in less time! Furthermore: Almost soundless operation!

The ripple tank is a convenient and effective compact device for demonstration or laboratory which allows a clear but quantitative access to wave mechanics. The frequency range from 5 up to 60 Hz covers all experiments, for school and university.

It is possible to connect an external vibration generator to demonstrate interference phenomena or the Doppler effect.

The following phenomena can be observed:

  • Reflection
  • Dispersion
  • Refraction
  • Interference
  • Diffraction
  • Doppler effect


  • Reflection-free basin on adjustable feet
  • 3-point adjustment
  • Amplitude and frequency variable excitation dipper system
  • Almost soundless operation
  • Stroboscope for synchronous and "slow-motion" projection of waves
  • Simultaneous LED display of: frequency, amplitude, phase shift and type of illumination
  • Control of all parameters takes place via the keypad located on top
  • Projection on transparent drwaing table for distortion-free image of the wave pattern
  • Green LED for brilliant pictures
  • A simple display of the wave pattern is easily possible by placement of a sheet of paper

Equipment and Technical Data

  • Complete set for experiments with the ripple tank
  • Ripple tank basic unit
  • Power supply
  • Water tray
  • Drawing table
  • Excitation dippers: single, double and plane wave dippers, exciter system with up to 10 dippers
  • Different barriers (10 mm, 30 mm, 2 x 71 mm, 190 mm)
  • Concave and convex reflector
  • 1 set of refraction objects
  • Spray bottle 500 ml
  • Illumination technique: Permanent or stroboscope
  • Frequency: 5 - 60 Hz for all required topics in school and university
  • Vibration generator amplitude: 1...4
  • Stroboscope frequency (Delta f): -2,5...2,5 Hz
  • Phase difference: 0...360°
  • Line voltage: 110...240 V
  • Mains frequency: 50/60 Hz
  • LED luminous flux, max.: 285 lm
  • Dimensions (mm): 300 x 370 x 330 (W x L x H)
  • Weight: approx. 5,7 kg

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