Soil moisture and temperature measurement

Soil moisture and temperature measurements are already used for a wide variety of purposes. We provide the hardware, connectivity and data processing for this. Our SoilMonitor can measure soil moisture and temperature at different intervals. We carry a standard product (see specifications below), but we also manufacture according to customer requirements. Just contact us for a quote, it’s cheaper than you think!

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Figure: dry soil
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Figure: wet soil

Product name: Soil Monitor

  • 3x Temperature & 1x Moisture Measurement
  • Plug and play installation
  • Battery and solar powered
  • Detailed and Realtime analysis via Web Browser & Android/iOS-App
  • Germany designed and built.
  • Wireless long-range transmission over GSM/NB-IoT/LoRa or Bluetooth Low Energy.

Ecosoph’s SoilMonitor is capable of measuring the temperature at different heights of -6 cm (below ground), +2cm (above ground) and +15cm (above ground) as well as the moisture over a length of -12 to -15 cm (below ground) in its standard configuration. Depending on the customer wishes, the SoilMonitor can be adapted to measure at different heights or more than three temperatures

For the transmission technology, either GSM (=Global System of Mobile Communication) or NB-IoT (=Narrow Band IoT) via a SIM-Card and the net of a mobile provider such as Telekom or Vodafone can be used or LoRaWAN. LoRaWAN operates in the unlicenced ISM (=Industrial Scientific Medical) band at 868MHz and requires no SIM-Card. Due to the extremely well designed power consumption and the small solar panel, the SoilMonitor requires no charging.

Hardware Specifications and operating conditions:

  • Operating temperature range: -25 to 80 °C
  • Operating humidity range: 0 to 100%RH
  • Power supply: Internal 2600 mAh rechargable battery
  • Power consumption: 4mAh per day
  • Runtime: 2-2.5 years without sunlight, unlimited with sun.
  • Recharge time: Approx. 30h exposed to bright sunlight Transmission: Either 868MHz Lora or GSM/NB-IoT
  • Dimensions: Diameter: 12cm, Height: 40cm Weight: 600g Moisture Measurement: Measurement principle: Capacitive (corrosion-resistant) Measurement parameter: Volumetric water content in % Accuracy: +-3% Resolution: 0.1% Temperature Measurement: Temperature sensor: Pt1000 Measurement range: More than operating range of the snow height sensor Accuracy: +- 0.3 °C Resolution: 0.01°C
  • SoilMonitor can be equipped with additional sensors such as a light (luminosity) sensor.

SoilMonitor Product photos

Please also take a look at our other products in the field of environmental sensors. You might also be interested in our temperature and humidity climate station, gate alarm or our water quality monitoring. We also accept customer-specific development orders and at conditions that are more favorable than you think. Just take a look at our expertise and contact us below.

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