This affordably priced soil water content sensor offers a two-tine design for easy installation. In addition, the EC-5 is a smart sensor, which allows users to launch monitoring systems quickly, easily, and affordably. Since HOBO data loggers recognize this sensor, no complicated programming or setup is required. The EC-5 integrates with the field-proven ECH2O Sensor and a 12-bit A/D; and provides ±3% accuracy in typical soil conditions, and ±2% accuracy with soil-specific calibration. Readings are provided directly in volumetric water content. This sensor is designed to maintain low sensitivity to salinity and textural effects.
Measures a 0.3 liter volume of soil
Sensor uses a high-frequency (70 MHz) circuit that provides good accuracy even in high-salinity and sandy soils.
Compatible with Onset standalone and web-based weather stations
In what environment does this sensor operate?
This sensor operates in an outdoor environment.
What measurements does this sensor support?
The S-SMC-M005 sensor supports the following measurement: Soil Moisture