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Aquacheck Soil Moisture Probes

Sub-Surface Probe with MODBUS, SDI-12 & RS-485 interface options

Application: annual crops, orchards, pastures, nurseries, greenhouses and turf (gholf, football, cricket and other)

The AquaCheck Sub-Surface probe is a capacitance based soil moisture and soil temperature monitoring device offering up to 15 sensors per probe. The Sub-Surface probe requires an external logger or remote transmission unit and external power supply.

General Specifications:

  • A capacitance based continuous logging probe.
  • Probe lengths from 200mm to 1600mm (refer to the link below for the various options available).
  • Up to 15 soil moisture and soil temperature sensors depending on the probe configuration.
  • Shaft diameter: 32mm.
  • Compliancy: CE, FCC certified.

Communication Interface options:

  • SDI-12 (serial data interface, 1200bd)
  • MODBUS, 2400bd

Technical Specifications:

  • Supplied with a 6m 3-core 0,5mm thick cable.
  • Voltage input: 4-14V.
  • Power requirement: 10uA (0,01mA) during idle; 20mA for 2 seconds during measurement.
  • Sensor spacing: every 100mm or 200mm (refer to the link below for the various options available).
  • Sensor resolution: Approximately 13 bits.
  • Temperature sensor: 0 to 51 °C, steps of 0.2 Degrees.