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Wireless Soil Moisture Sensor

Wireless Soil Moisture Sensor
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£34500(£414.00 incl. VAT)

Part #:MNS2-8-IN-WS-WM-L05

Frequency:868 MHz (Euro)

Battery: 10 years

Range: 360 metres

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It’s easy to know your soil’s water and temperature condition with the ALTA®  Soil Moisture Sensor. It provides a highly effective way to improve irrigation scheduling and efficiency. You’ll know when and where to water your crops, plants, or landscape from the data you gather.

See water tension to prevent water stress.

The Soil Moisture Sensor measures soil water tension (matric potential) and temperature. With a resistive granular matrix element, you can optimize your tension parameters to determine the earliest indication of water stress and make sure you irrigate before it reaches that point. The unique element feature delivers consistent calibration without needing to recalibrate for every installation.

The Sensor also has a thermistor-based temperature element. Its readings will help you assess temperature -40°C to 125°C (-40°F to 257°F) and the moisture’s temperature compensation, eliminating the need to measure moisture every time the soil temperature changes.

Explore ALTA Standout Features

ALTA Benefits

  * Actual range may vary depending on environment.
** Battery life is determined by sensor reporting frequency and other variables.

Data Snapshot

Soil Moisture Data snapshot

In the Box

  • Wireless Sensor
  • Mounting Hardware
  • 3V Industrial Battery (Pre-Installed)
  • SMA Antenna

Specifications

 

Sensor Specifications

Moisture Sensing Element
Element Type Resistive element with granular matrix
Range 0.0 to 240.0 centibar or kPa (Water Tension)
Resolution ~0.3 centibar or kPa 1
Dimensions Diameter: 0.875 in. (22 mm)
Length: 3.25 in. (83 mm)
Materials ABS plastic caps with stainless steel body over a hydrophilic fabric covered granular matrix. (Will not dissolve in soil or be compromised by freezing temperatures)
Response Time ~5 Minutes 2
Temperature Sensing Element
Element Type Thermistor embedded in sealed metal bullet
Accuracy +/- 1.0 Celsius
Measurement Range -40° C to 125° C (-40° F to 257° F)
Resolution 0.1° C
Response Time Typically less than 15 seconds
Cable Physical Specifications
General Composition Soil moisture and temperature leads coupled together in a single sealed cable wrapped in a braided sleeve. Sleeve ends fixed using adhesive lined heat shrink.
Length 63 in. (160 cm)
Connector End Keyed M8 6-pin female connector, with M8 female coupling collar.
Cable Sleeve Material Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Overall Cable Operating Temperature -40° C to 80° C (-40° F to 176° F) 3,4
Weight 4.07 oz. (115 g)
Sensor Base Connector
Base Connector Keyed M8 6-pin male connector
Data
User Interface:
xxx.x centibars or kPa, xxx.x° C or F 5
Raw Data:
Soil Moisture: unsigned int, raw / 10 = centibars
Temperature: signed int, raw / 10 = Celsius

1. The resolution increases as the centibar readings get lower. Resolution at 0 centibar is ~0.05 centibar, at 240 centibar it is ~0.36 centibar. The sensor is limited to 0.1 centibar by the sensor firmware.

2. Response time calculated by measuring time it takes for sensor to go from fully dry to saturated by placing moisture element upright in 1" of water. Actual response times may vary.

3. Heatshrink adhesive melts at ~85° C. Using at temperatures at or above this level may compromise the waterproofing of the cable and allow the heatshrink and sleeve to slip and become loose.

4.The soil moisture element will not work properly while frozen but when thawed the sensor readings will return to normal.

5. UI units are user configurable via software.

ALTA Industrial Specifications

 
Supply Voltage 2.0 - 3.8 VDC
 
Battery Type Replaceable 3.6V, 1500mAH (single AA sized)
 
Battery Life Up to 10 Year Battery Life.**
 
Max Operating Temperature -40° to 80°C (-40° to 185°F)
 
Data Logging Datalogs 2000 to 4000 readings if gateway connection is lost (non-volatile flash, persists through the power cycle): - 10-minute heartbeats = ~ 22 days - 2-hour heartbeats = ~ 266 days
 
Enclosure Material IP65, NEMA 4X, CE rated, sealed, weatherproof enclosure
 
UL Rating UL Listed to UL508-4x specifications (File E194432)
 
Dimension 3.7 in x 2.32 in x 1.38 in
 
 

ALTA 868 MHz Specifications

 
Operating Frequency 868 MHz Operating Frequency
 
Certifications CE Certified. Tested and found to comply with: EN 300 220-2 V3.1.1 (2017-02), EN 300 220-2 V3.1.1 (2017-02) and EN 60950.
 

  * Actual range may vary depending on environment.
** Battery life is determined by sensor reporting frequency and other variables.

 


Specifications Image

Applications

  • Greenhouse Soil Monitoring
  • Grow House Monitoring
  • Commercial Landscaping
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Crop Monitoring
  • Smart Watering
  • Agricultural Monitoring
  • Agronomy Research

Information

It’s easy to know your soil’s water and temperature condition with the ALTA®  Soil Moisture Sensor. It provides a highly effective way to improve irrigation scheduling and efficiency. You’ll know when and where to water your crops, plants, or landscape from the data you gather.

See water tension to prevent water stress.

The Soil Moisture Sensor measures soil water tension (matric potential) and temperature. With a resistive granular matrix element, you can optimize your tension parameters to determine the earliest indication of water stress and make sure you irrigate before it reaches that point. The unique element feature delivers consistent calibration without needing to recalibrate for every installation.

The Sensor also has a thermistor-based temperature element. Its readings will help you assess temperature -40°C to 125°C (-40°F to 257°F) and the moisture’s temperature compensation, eliminating the need to measure moisture every time the soil temperature changes.

Explore ALTA Standout Features

ALTA Benefits

  * Actual range may vary depending on environment.
** Battery life is determined by sensor reporting frequency and other variables.

Data Snapshot

Soil Moisture Data snapshot

In the Box

  • Wireless Sensor
  • Mounting Hardware
  • 3V Industrial Battery (Pre-Installed)
  • SMA Antenna

Specifications

 

Sensor Specifications

Moisture Sensing Element
Element Type Resistive element with granular matrix
Range 0.0 to 240.0 centibar or kPa (Water Tension)
Resolution ~0.3 centibar or kPa 1
Dimensions Diameter: 0.875 in. (22 mm)
Length: 3.25 in. (83 mm)
Materials ABS plastic caps with stainless steel body over a hydrophilic fabric covered granular matrix. (Will not dissolve in soil or be compromised by freezing temperatures)
Response Time ~5 Minutes 2
Temperature Sensing Element
Element Type Thermistor embedded in sealed metal bullet
Accuracy +/- 1.0 Celsius
Measurement Range -40° C to 125° C (-40° F to 257° F)
Resolution 0.1° C
Response Time Typically less than 15 seconds
Cable Physical Specifications
General Composition Soil moisture and temperature leads coupled together in a single sealed cable wrapped in a braided sleeve. Sleeve ends fixed using adhesive lined heat shrink.
Length 63 in. (160 cm)
Connector End Keyed M8 6-pin female connector, with M8 female coupling collar.
Cable Sleeve Material Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Overall Cable Operating Temperature -40° C to 80° C (-40° F to 176° F) 3,4
Weight 4.07 oz. (115 g)
Sensor Base Connector
Base Connector Keyed M8 6-pin male connector
Data
User Interface:
xxx.x centibars or kPa, xxx.x° C or F 5
Raw Data:
Soil Moisture: unsigned int, raw / 10 = centibars
Temperature: signed int, raw / 10 = Celsius

1. The resolution increases as the centibar readings get lower. Resolution at 0 centibar is ~0.05 centibar, at 240 centibar it is ~0.36 centibar. The sensor is limited to 0.1 centibar by the sensor firmware.

2. Response time calculated by measuring time it takes for sensor to go from fully dry to saturated by placing moisture element upright in 1" of water. Actual response times may vary.

3. Heatshrink adhesive melts at ~85° C. Using at temperatures at or above this level may compromise the waterproofing of the cable and allow the heatshrink and sleeve to slip and become loose.

4.The soil moisture element will not work properly while frozen but when thawed the sensor readings will return to normal.

5. UI units are user configurable via software.

ALTA Industrial Specifications

 
Supply Voltage 2.0 - 3.8 VDC
 
Battery Type Replaceable 3.6V, 1500mAH (single AA sized)
 
Battery Life Up to 10 Year Battery Life.**
 
Max Operating Temperature -40° to 80°C (-40° to 185°F)
 
Data Logging Datalogs 2000 to 4000 readings if gateway connection is lost (non-volatile flash, persists through the power cycle): - 10-minute heartbeats = ~ 22 days - 2-hour heartbeats = ~ 266 days
 
Enclosure Material IP65, NEMA 4X, CE rated, sealed, weatherproof enclosure
 
UL Rating UL Listed to UL508-4x specifications (File E194432)
 
Dimension 3.7 in x 2.32 in x 1.38 in
 
 

ALTA 868 MHz Specifications

 
Operating Frequency 868 MHz Operating Frequency
 
Certifications CE Certified. Tested and found to comply with: EN 300 220-2 V3.1.1 (2017-02), EN 300 220-2 V3.1.1 (2017-02) and EN 60950.
 

  * Actual range may vary depending on environment.
** Battery life is determined by sensor reporting frequency and other variables.

 


Specifications Image

Applications

  • Greenhouse Soil Monitoring
  • Grow House Monitoring
  • Commercial Landscaping
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Crop Monitoring
  • Smart Watering
  • Agricultural Monitoring
  • Agronomy Research
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