Measure soil moisture over a large volume of soil with the affordably-priced 10HS Soil Moisture Smart Sensor. This sensor integrates the field-proven 10HS Sensor and a 12-bit A/D, providing ±3% accuracy in most soils conditions, and ±2% accuracy with soil-specific calibration. The 10cm probes measure soil moisture over a larger volume of soil, helping to average out any soil variability. Readings are provided directly in volumetric water content. The sensor's high-frequency design minimizes salinity and textural effects and gives it a wide measurement range.
Also available in a wireless model for use with the HOBOnet Field Monitoring System.
- Measures a large 1-liter volume of soil, providing a more accurate picture of average soil moisture
- Provides data directly in volumetric water content
- High-frequency (70 MHz) circuit provides good accuracy even in high-salinity and sandy soils
- Compatible with Onset stand-alone 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-SMD-M005 sensor supports the following measurement: Soil Moisture
The country of origin for this product is the United States. To see the full specifications for this product, please see our product manual found under the documentation tab if available.
Measurement range in soil: 0 to 0.570 m³/m³ (volumetric water content)
±0.033 m³/m³ (±3.3%) typical 0 to +50°C (+32° to +122°F) for mineral soils up to 10 dS/m
±0.020 m³/m³ (±2%) with soil specific calibration
Resolution: 0.0008 m³/m³ (0.08%)
Soil probe dimensions: 160 x 32 x 2 mm (6.5 x 1.25 x 0.08 in.)
Weight: 190 grams (6.7 oz)
Decagon probe part no.: 10HS
Sensor operating temperature:
0° to +50°C (+32° to +122°F). Although the sensor probe and cable can safely operate at below-freezing temperatures (to -40°C/F) and the smart sensor tube (the white portion of the sensor cable that houses the electronics) can be exposed to temperatures up to +70°C (+158°F), the soil moisture data collected at these extreme temperatures is outside of the sensor's accurate measurement range. Extended temperatures above +50°C (+122°F) will decrease logger battery life when using for the S-SMD-M005 smart sensor.
Volume of influence: 1 liter (33.8 oz)
Sensor frequency: 70 MHz
Bits per sample: 12
Number of data channels: 1
Measurement averaging option: No
Cable length available: 5 m (16 ft)
Length of Smart Sensor network cable: 0.5 m (1.6 ft)
- The CE Marking identifies this product as complying with all relevant directives in the European Union (EU)