Soil Temperature Sensor


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The rugged RT-1 soil temperature sensor is an easy-to-use sensor for measuring the temperature of soil or other materials.

Weatherproof for long-term use

This sensor is stainless steel, completely waterproof, submersible, and designed for continuous outdoor use.

Soil temperature made easy

The rugged RT-1 sensor is plug and play with the Em50, EM60, and ZL6 data logger series. To measure volumetric water content and temperature, we recommend using the TEROS 11 or TEROS 12 sensor.

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Brigham Young University
Temple University
Colorado School of Mines

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Temperature accuracy -40 to -20 °C: ± 1.0 °C
5 to 40 °C: ± 0.5 °C
40 to 50 °C and -20 to 5 °C: better than ± 1.0 °C
Temperature resolution 0.1 °C
Temperature range -40 to 80 °C
Sensor type Thermistor
Operating environment -40 to 80 °C
Cable length 5 m
Cable connector types 3.5 mm “stereo” plug

Prop 65 warning

Sensor dimensions 2 cm x .075 cm
Data logger compatibility Em5b, METER Em50/50G, EM60 series, ZL6 series, ZSC, ProCheck
Warranty One year, parts and labor

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