Rechargeable 3-axis Self Recording Accelerometer X16-2

USB Accelerometer X16-2


The X16-2 is the next generation X6-2 using a digital 3-axis 16g accelerometer, a 500mAh rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, and a convenient push button switch to start and stop data recording. Data is recorded at user selectable rates of up to 400Hz at 15-bit resolution. The X16-2 acts as a USB Mass storage device (like a USB flash drive) when connected to a personal computer. Data is stored as plain text Comma Separated Values (.csv), ready to be imported into any spreadsheet, word processor, or end user application. Read more about our data logger product-line features.

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Data Sheet

For more details, specifications and how to use the X16-2 please refer to the user manual(.pdf).

Example Applications

Analysis Tools

While no special tools are required to analyze data, we have provided a tool that helps find and save the more interesting portions of a data collection set. Details can be found here


A simple text file is used to configure the device gain, dead band, and size of each data file.

Data Format

Data is contained in easily readable plain text files. Meta data starts with a ";" and the comma delimited data (.csv) can be analyzed with a spreadsheet or text processor as shown here.