Soil Moisture Sensor
- Spectrum Technologies - WaterScout SM 100
|WaterScout SM 100 Soil Moisture Sensor|
|The key is knowing both when and how much to water!
Maintaining a healthy water balance is essential for producing high quality plants. Under-watered plants suffer from nutrient deficiencies, stunting and wilting. Conversely, over-watered plants are more susceptible to disease pressure and less tolerant of dry conditions later on in their life cycle. Extreme over-watering will suffocate the plant and lead to root death.
|Standard Interface||WatchDog weather station, FieldScout soil moisture reader|
|Range||0% VWC to saturation|
|Power Requirements||3 to 5V @ 6 to 10 mA|
|Output||Analog voltage 0.5 - 1.5V for a 3V excitation (ratiometric for other excitation voltages)|
|Cable Length||6 ft (1.8 m) and 20 ft (6 m) standard, extendable up to 50 ft (15 m)|
|Accuracy||3% VWC @ EC < 8 mS/cm|
|Sensing Area||2.4 in (6 cm) x 0.8 in (2 cm)|