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  • NEW lower cost soil sensor kit for portable use
  • Instant measurements of moisture, EC, and temperature
  • Comes complete with readout meter and case

The WET150 Kit is a portable and rugged solution for researchers who need to assess moisture and salinity conditions in soils and substrates.

The Kit makes fast soil/substrate measurements of three crucial variables that influence plant growth: moisture content, temperature*, and electrical conductivity (EC) – a strong indicator of the general nutrient level.

*We recommend that the WET150 is used as a portable hand held sensor only in well-equilibrated environments where the air temperature doesn’t differ significantly from the soil/substrate temperature.

Kit Contents

The Kit comprises a WET150 Sensor, a WET150 hand-held readout meter, and a carry case. When correctly connected and tightened, the kit’s cables and connectors are completely watertight. The handheld WET150 Meter displays volumetric water content as % volume and EC in milliSiemens/metre.

The WET150 Meter is a lightweight and easy to use readout-only device (no data recording or other complications). Operation of the kit is straightforward – the user inserts the WET150 into the soil or substrate and presses the “Read” button on the meter to take and display the measurement.

The WET150 Sensor comes complete with calibrations for mineral and organic soils plus perlite, coir, peat, and mineral wool substrates soils.

Research Applications

The WET150 Kit can be used solely for precise reliable readings of soil/substrate water content. However, the inclusion of electrical conductivity (pore water conductivity ECp) measurement makes it particularly well suited to horticultural research in the areas of fertigation, precision irrigation, and soil salination monitoring.

WET150 Kit use in Commercial Horticulture
Details on the WET150 Sensor as a standalone device

Video – The Wet150 Sensor’s use in research and horticulture

Specification

WET150 Sensor

VOLUMETRIC WATER CONTENT
PORE WATER CONDUCTIVITY (ECp)
PERMITTIVITY
BULK CONDUCTIVITY (ECb)
TEMPERATURE
ACCURACY
± 0.03 m3.m-3 (3%)
See graph below this table
± (3% of reading + 0.8 ε’)
1 → 40
 
± (10mS.m-1 + 6%) 
± 1.0°C
± 5% of reading
40 → 80
RANGE
Full range:
0 to 1.0 m3.m-3
See graph below this table
for ECp ≤ 800 mS.m-1
1 → 40
from 0 to 1200 mS.m-1
Full range:
- 20°C to + 60°C
Accurate range:
0.05 to 1.0 m3.m-3
ECb 0 to 500 mS.m-1
for ECp ≤ 500 mS.m-1
40 → 80
- 20°C to + 50°C
OUTPUT
SDI-12 protocol 1.3 (www.sdi-12.org)
Providing water content, pore water conductivity, and temperature - together with base readings of permittivity and bulk conductivity.
Outputs are exceptionally configurable.
POWER REQUIREMENT
Operating voltage: 6 to 20 Volts
 
Current consumption (typical values powered from 12 Volts):
Active sensing: 22 mA average over 12 ms (average includes short peaks at 45 mA)
Active results computation: 2 mA over 188 ms
Idle: <0.5mA
ENVIRONMENTAL
IP68, - 20 to + 60°C
SAMPLE VOLUME
~55 x 70 mm diameter
Sample volume is weighted towards soil immediately surrounding the rods
DIMENSIONS
Overall: 143 x 40 mm dia
Rods: 51 mm x 2.5 mm dia
WEIGHT
Weight: 77g (excl. cable)
SENSOR CALIBRATIONS
Individual sensors are interchangeable
 
Recalibration advised every 5 years (depending on use)
SOIL CALIBRATIONS
The WET150 Sensor comes complete with calibrations for mineral and organic soils plus perlite, coir, peat, and mineral wool substrates
 
Notes:
[1] The WET150 has been carefully optimised to provide accurate readings in soils and substrates - readings taken in water or air may not meet the full specification.
[2] The ECp contour map is based on measurements from 30 sensors at 20°C in NPL* traceable media. Calculated ECp readings are derived from the Hillhorst equation, using the generalised “mineral” soil calibration and the default soil parameter = 4.1
* NPL is the UK's National Metrology Institute, developing and maintaining the national primary measurement standards.
 
     

WET150 Meter

INPUT CONNECTIONS
1 WET150 multi-parameter water content sensor
CONFIGURATION
By keypad
SENSOR EXCITATION
Via SDI-12
POWER
2 x AA alkaline batteries
BATTERY LIFE
> 2400 readings
ENCLOSURE RATING
IP65
TEMPERATURE RANGE
0 to +40°C
DISPLAY
2 line x 16 character
SIZE
130 x 66 x 25
 

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