|Signal Output||Voltage output 0-2V （output impedance 0 ohm）|
Current output 4-20mA (load resistance <500ohm）
RS485 Interface Modbus Protocol
|Power Consumption||6mA@24V DC|
|Soil Moisture Measurement Range||0-100% volumetric moisture content|
Resolution: 0-50%, 0.03%, 1% within 50-100%
Accuracy: 0-2%, inside 50% 3% within 50-100%
|Conductivity Range||Optional range: 0-5000 us/cm, |
Resolution: 10 us/cm within 0-10000 us/cm,
50 us/cm within 10000-20000 us /cm
Precision: 0-10000 us/cm range : ±3%;
10000-20000 us/cm range : ±5%
|EC Temperature Compensation||Compensation range 0-50℃|
|Soil Temperature Range||Range: – 40~80 ℃ |
Resolution: 0.1 ℃
Precision: ± 0.5 ℃
|Measuring Principle PRINCIPLE||Soil moisture: FDR method|
Soil electrical: Alternating current bridge
|Probe Material||Anti-corrosion special electrode|
|Sealing Material||Black flame-retardant epoxy resin|
|Installation||All embedded or probe inserted into the measured medium|
Soil Sensors FAQs
What is a Soil Moisture Sensor?
Soil moisture sensors measure the volumetric water content in soil.Since the direct gravimetric measurement of free soil moisture requires removing, drying, and weighing of a sample, soil moisture sensors measure the volumetric water content indirectly by using some other property of the soil, such as electrical resistance, dielectric constant, or interaction with neutrons, as a proxy for the moisture content.
How does a Soil Moisture Sensor work?
The Soil Moisture Sensor uses capacitance to measure dielectric permittivity of the surrounding medium. In soil, dielectric permittivity is a function of the water content. The sensor creates a voltage proportional to the dielectric permittivity, and therefore the water content of the soil.
How is Soil Moisture measured?
Tensiometers are devices that measure soil moisture tension. They are sealed, water-filled tubes with a porous ceramic tip at the bottom and a vacuum gauge at the top. They are inserted in the soil to plants’ root zone depth.
How much area can a Soil Moisture Sensor cover?
Depending on the sensor technology used, the moisture is measured at every six inches to 48 inches depth or sometimes just at 12, 24, and 36 inches. The various depths vary from company to company, sensor type to sensor type.
What is the unit of Soil Moisture Sensor?
Volumetric Soil Moisture Content refers to the volume of water in a given volume of soil as discussed on previous pages. This type of Soil moisture Content is measured in m3.m-3 (so how much of a cubic metre is water out of the entire cubic metre of soil sample).