ZL6 data logger

low cost and easy to use



overview

The ZL6 is a stand-alone data logger unit that is low cost and easy to use.

It is a specialised data logger designed to supported the METER Group range of sensors including TEROS, ATMOS and PHYTOS models.

Features of the ZL6 data logger include:

  • No programming – simply connect sensors and you’re done;
  • 6 channels – measure and monitor a range of parameters by choosing up to six METER Group sensors;
  • Built-in battery and solar panel for easy power supply management;
  • Built-in modem for accessing data over the internet (add-on module);
  • Access data via ZENTRA Cloud online data management software; and
  • IP56, or NEMA 3R, environmental and weather proof enclosure.

 

free software for configuration and downloading data

The ZENTRA Utility app is a free software that allows you to easily interact with the ZL6 data logger.

By following GUI promps, you can configure your sensors, set logging intervals, view data in real-time, download data to .csv file, and more.

The ZENTRA Utility app operates via direct connection with a USB cable or wirelessly via a Bluetooth connection.

 

power management made easy

One of the greatest challenges in field work is power management. The ZL6 has made power management easier than ever with its built-in solar panel and battery system

The ZL6 data logger has a solar panel embedded in its enclosure. Inside the enclosure are 6 x AA rechargeable batteries (nickel-metal hydride, NiMH).

Battery capacity, without solar recharging, can be as long as 9 to 12 months.

 

compatible sensors

The ZL6 data logger is only compatible with the METER Group range of sensors. Third-party sensors are not supported by the ZL6 data logger.

Connecting the METER Group range of sensors is easy – simply connect via the stereo plug, set sensor type in the ZENTRA Utility app, and you’re done!

No programming is required.

Click on the “RELATED PRODUCTS” tab, above, to see a range of compatible sensors including TEROS soil water content and potential, EC sensors, and ATMOS weather sensors.

specifications

feature specification
sensor input ports 6 (supports METER analog, digital, or pulse sensors)
sensor port type 3.5-mm stereo plug connector
logging interval user defined between 5 minutes to 12 hours
reporting interval Hourly with additional charges for more frequent reporting
data storage capacity 8 MB (40,000 to 80,000+ records depending on configuration)
memory type Nonvolatile flash, full data retention with loss of power
global position Integrated 56-channel GPS/QZSS receiver
GPS position update Daily (automatic) and on-demand (manual)
GPS position accuracy ±3 m, with good sky view
time keeping Synchronize automatically and on-demand; GPS system, cellular, or software
battery capacity 6 AA NiMH or alkaline batteries
NiMH battery charging Solar energy harvesting or USB
NiMH battery life 3+ years with unobstructed view of sun
alkaline battery life 3–12 months depending on configuration
computer communication Standard USB cable, USB A to micro-B
cellular specifications UMTS 3G 5-band cellular module with 2G fallback
mobile phone coverage Telstra
internet downloads SSL/TLS encrypted
enclosure Weather-, impact-, and UV-resistant polymer
enclosure rating IP56, NEMA 3R
enclosure dimensions 14.9 cm × 25 cm × 6.3 cm
enclosure access & mounting Hinged door with latches and eyelets for lock or zip tie
operating environment –40 to +60 °C (0%–100% relative humidity)
compliance Manufactured under ISO 9001:2015 EM ISO/IEC 17050:2010 (CE Mark)

manuals & docs

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