ZL6 data logger
low cost and easy to use
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.
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.
|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)|