HOBOnet Leaf Wetness Sensor

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Overview

The HOBOnet Leaf Wetness Sensor provides accurate leaf wetness data for a variety of growing and research applications. The sensor is ready to use and does not require any painting or coating. It uses a capacitive grid that is less sensitive to surface residues than resistive grid-based sensors, and comes preconditioned for long-term stability and consistent measurements between sensors. HOBOnet Wireless Sensors communicate data directly to the HOBO RX3000 or the HOBO MicroRX station or pass data through other wireless sensors back to the central station. They are preconfigured and ready to deploy, and data is accessed through HOBOlink, Onset’s innovative cloud-based software platform.

Manufactured by: Onset
Model: HOBOnet Leaf Wetness Sensor

Services offered for this product

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  • Installation
  • Calibration
  • Maintenance

Applications

Leaf wetness

Specification

Sensor
Measurement Range 0 (dry) to 100% (wet)
Sensor Type Capacitive grid
Interchangeability Between Sensors (Over the Range 10-90% Wet) ±10%
Repeatability ±5%; see Note 1
Resolution 0.59%
Stability (Drift) < ±5% per year (in typical growth conditions)
Service Life 3 years in typical growth conditions
Wireless Mote
Operating Temperature Range -25° to 60°C (-13° to 140°F) with rechargeable batteries
-40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F) with lithium batteries
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
Radio Operating Frequencies RXW-LWA-900: 904-924 MHz
RXW-LWA-868: 866.5 MHz
RXW-LWA-922: 916-924 MHz
RXW-LWA-921: 921 MHz
Modulation Employed OQPSK (Offset Quadrature Phase Shift Keying)
Data Rate Up to 250 kbps, non-adjustable
Duty Cycle <1%
Maximum Number of Motes Up to 50 wireless sensors or 336 data channels per one HOBO RX station
Logging Rate 1 minute to 18 hours
Number of Data Channels 2
Battery Type/
Power Source
Two AA 1.2 V 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)
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 Deployment and Mounting), operation outside this range will reduce the battery service life
With lithium batteries: 1 year, typical use
Memory 16 MB
Dimensions Sensor grid: 4.7 x 5.1 cm (1.8 in x 2.0 inches)
Sensor housing: 12.2 x 1.8 cm (4.8 in x 0.7 inches)
Mounting bracket: 20 x 3 x 0.5 cm (8 x 1.3 x 0.2 inches)
Cable length: 2 m (6.56 ft)
Mote: 16.2 x 8.59 x 4.14 cm (6.38 x 3.38 x 1.63 inches)
Weight Sensor and cable: 127 g (4.5 oz); with bracket: 290 g (10.2 oz)
Mote: 223 g (7.87 oz)
Materials Sensor: PVC housing, epoxy potting compound, nylon grommet, FR-4 circuit board, PVC cable jacket
Bracket: PVC mounting bracket, UV-stable nylon cable ties, zinc dichromate plated steel U-bolts
Mote: PCPBT, silicone rubber seal
Environmental Rating Sensor and cable: Weatherproof
Mote: IP67, NEMA 6

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