micro weather stations

  • Micro Weather StationMonitor a range of meteorological variables with the Watchdog range of low cost micro stations
  • Standard loggers or specialised loggers with internal temperature or temperature/relative humidity sensors
  • Choose between 1 to 4 external ports for additional sensors
  • Additional sensors include soil moisture, EC, soil temperature, rainfall, leaf wetness and more
  • Enclosure for external protection from the elements

 

related products

 

Data LoggerMicro Stations are the cost-effective choice for recording environmental conditions over a period of time. Whether your needs are plant disease alerts or soil moisture monitoring, the WatchDog 1000 Series Micro Station will deliver the information you need for timely, accurate data that will result in increased profits.

The LCD display confirms station operation and provides current sensor readings. View the current temperature during a freeze event, or soil moisture prior to irrigating – without downloading to a PC.

Customizable with up to four unique external plug-in sensors. Change monitoring parameters from one season to the next, simply by connecting a different sensor.

We offer a water resistant Sliding Enclosure and a Waterproof Enclosure to protect your micro station from the elements.

  • Micro Weather StationThe cost-effective choice for recording multiple environmental conditions
  • Internal sensors can include temperature and humidity
  • With up to 4 external sensor ports, you choose the sensors you need
  • LCD displays current sensor readings and battery level
  • Select measurement intervals from 1 to 60 minutes
  • Log 10,584 intervals (220 days at 30 minute intervals), 8,064 intervals with virtual channels enabled (for SMEC 300)
  • Data is stored in fail-safe non-volatile memory
  • Water-resistant case
  • 12-month battery life (CR2450, included)
  • Transfer data with a direct-connect cable or Data Shuttle
  • Requires SpecWare 9 Basic or Pro (v9.2 or later) software

 

specifications of data logger and internal temperature sensor
  • Operating temperature range: -20 to 60ºC
  • Temperature measurement range: -40 to 85ºC
  • Accuracy: ±0.6°C at -20 to 50°C, else ±1.2°C

 

optional external sensors

Tipping Bucket Rain Gaugetipping bucket rain gauge

  • Measures rainfall 1/100th inch increments
  • Self-emptying, tipping bucket design is exceptionally accurate, freeze-resistant and reliable
  • Meets the guidelines of the World Meteorological Organization
  • Accuracy is +/- 2% at < 2 in (5 cm) per hour

 

soil moisture

 

  • Analog Soil Moisture SensorRange: 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)
  • Resolution: 0.1% VWC
  • Cable Length: 1.8 m and 6 m (standard), extend up to 15 m
  • Accuracy: 3% VWC @ EC < 8 mS/cm
  • Sensing Area: 6 cm x 2 cm