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HOBOnet T12 Soil Moisture, Temperature & Electrical Conductivity Sensor

R10,213.39

The HOBOnet T12 is a wireless sensor that works with the HOBOnet system to not only provide advanced soil moisture measurements (volumetric water content) with better accuracy and precision but also m..

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  • Product Code: RXW-T12-868
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Soil Moisture, Temperature & Electrical Conductivity HOBOnet T12 Sensor

The HOBOnet T12 is a wireless sensor that works with the HOBOnet system to not only provide advanced soil moisture measurements (volumetric water content) with better accuracy and precision but also measure soil temperature and electrical conductivity. Designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, these durable sensors last up to 10 years, so you can leave them in the field for extended periods of time. Sharpened stainless-steel probe tips make installation easy, even in hard soil, and a large volume of influence provides more accurate results. Featuring the METER TEROS 12 soil moisture and temperature sensor, the HOBOnet T12 is backed by over 20 years of soil-moisture research and leverages METER’s trademark 70MHz frequency capacitance technology, minimizing salinity and textural effects. 

Highlighted Features

Sensor Features

  • Soil moisture (volumetric water content), soil temperature, and electrical conductivity measurements with one device
  • Sensor lasts up to 10 years in the field
  • Largest volume of influence (1010 mL) relative to sensor size, resulting in more accurate soil moisture measurements
  • Easy installation with sharpened stainless-steel probes that are more resistant to damage/deterioration
  • Less sensor-to-sensor variability

 

Wireless Features

  • 900 MHz wireless mesh self-healing technology
  • 450 to 600 meter (1,500 to 2,000 feet) wireless range and up to five hops
  • Up to 50 wireless sensors or 336 data channels per HOBO RX station
  • Simple button-push to join the HOBOnet wireless network
  • Onboard memory to ensure no data loss
  • Powered by rechargeable AA batteries and built-in solar panel

 

In what environment does this operate?

This operates in an outdoor environment.

What measurements does this support?

The supports the following measurements:  Electrical Conductivity (soil), Soil Moisture and Soil Temperature

 

Sensor
Environmental Rating Mote: IP67, NEMA 6
Number of Data Channels 4
Sensor Accuracy Soil Moisture: Volumetric Water Content (VWC): ±0.030 m³/m³ (±3%) typical from 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); ±0.020 m³/m³ (±2%) with soil specific calibration Temperature: ±1.0°C (1.8°F) from -40 to 0°C (-40 to 32°F) ±0.5°C (0.9°F) from 0 to 60°C (32 to 140°F) Bulk Electrical Conductivity (EC): ±5% of reading + 0.01 dS/m from 0 to 10 dS/m ±8% of reading from 10 to 20 dS/m
Sensor Dielectric Measurement Frequency 70 MHz
Sensor Dimensions Sensor: 7.47 x 9.4 x 2.39 cm (2.94 x 3.7 x 0.94 inches) Sensor needle length: 5.4 cm (2.13 inches) Sensor needle diameter: 0.32 cm (0.13 inches) Cable length: 5 m (16.4 ft) Mote: 16.2 x 8.59 x 4.14 cm (6.38 x 3.38 x 1.63 inches)
Sensor Measurement Range Soil Moisture: Volumetric Water Content (VWC): 0.00 to 0.70 m³/m³ in mineral soils Temperature: -40 to 60°C (-40 to 140°F) Bulk Electrical Conductivity (EC): 0 to 20 dS/m (bulk)
Sensor Memory Capacity 16MB
Sensor Resolution Soil Moisture: Volumetric Water Content (VWC): 0.001 m³/m³ Temperature: 0.1°C (0.18°F) Bulk Electrical Conductivity (EC): 0.001 dS/m
Sensor Weight RXW-T12-xxx sensor and cable: 245 g (8.64 oz) Mote: 223 g (7.87 oz)
Wireless Mote
Battery Life With NiMH batteries: Typical 3–5 years when operated in the temperature range -20° to 40°C (-4°F to 104°F) and positioned toward the sun (see Mounting and Positioning the Mote), operation outside this range will reduce the battery service life With lithium batteries: 1 year, typical use
Data Rate Up to 250 kbps, non-adjustable
Duty Cycle <1%
Logging Rate Logging Rate - 1 minute to 18 hours
Maximum Number of Motes 50 motes per one HOBOnet Wireless Sensor Network
Modulation Employed OQPSK (Offset Quadrature Phase Shift Keying)
Power Source Two AA 1.2V rechargeable NiMH batteries, powered by built-in solar panel or two AA 1.5 V lithium batteries for operating conditions of -40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)
Radio Operating Frequencies 866.5 MHz
Radio Power 12.6 mW (+11 dBm) non-adjustable
Transmission Range Reliable connection to 457.2 m (1,500 ft) line of sight at 1.8 m (6 ft) high Reliable connection to 609.6 m (2,000 ft) line of sight at 3 m (10 ft) high
Wireless Data Standard IEEE 802.15.4
Wireless Mote Operating Temperature Range Sensor: -40 to 60°C (-40 to 140°F) Mote: -25° to 60°C (-13° to 140°F) with rechargeable batteries -40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F) with lithium batteries