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Enabling better global research outcomes in soil, plant & environmental monitoring.

SNiP-EP8

The SNiP-EP8 is a 'Sensor Node Integrated Package' for LoRaWAN or CAT-M1 communication of real-time soil moisture measurement for continuous soil monitoring.

SNiP-EP8

The SNiP-EP8 integrates 1x S-NODE and 1x EP100GL-08 EnviroPro (80cm Length) to a site’s unique network, communication and power requirements.  The S-NODE can support an added 3x EnviroPro sub-surface Soil Probes.

EnviroPro sensors provide a measurement of Volumetric Soil Water content % (VSW) at 10cm intervals based on capacitance technology, along with soil temperature.

See Further Specifications on the S-NODE
See Further Specifications on the EP100GL-80 Enviro Probe (With All Available lengths).

EnviroPro probes have been laboratory tested for compliance to all regional regulatory rules and carry CE, RCM and FCC approvals.

They are manufactured to the highest standards and are fully encapsulated to ensure maximum immunity to environmental degradation. Each probe is individually calibrated at the factory and will consistently provide reliable and repeatable data, year after year.

All of the EnviroPro range provide sensors located at 10cm intervals, and are compatible with any SDI-12 compliant logger. The communication interface may be changed to a CMOS output, either by the user, or at the factory. Other interfaces, like RS485 have been adapted, which may suit your application. The unique EnviroPro® sub-surface Soil Probes can, depending on the model, measure moisture, temperature and salinity in one robust unit for economical and continuous monitoring and never need field re-calibration.

Applications include turf, trees, flowers, vegetables, vines, cane fields, grains and dry-land crops, and many other plantations. Other applications include composting, mining, environmental monitoring and scientific research.

S-NODE

The S-NODE (for Environmental Monitoring) has been designed to support the broad suite of SDI-12 based environmental sensors. The S-NODE can support sensors with higher power requirements; a solar panel can charge either the internal lithium-ion battery or both the node and sensor can be powered by an external 12V system (e.g. battery or mains source).

A decoder suitable for TTN will be provided based upon sensor configuration.

  • LoRaWAN™ low-power long-range connectivity
  • Supports the full range of SDI-12 commands, and sensors requiring constant excitation.
  • Optional CAT-M1
  • Solar rechargeable Lithium-ion, Single use LiSOCl2, or external 12V power options
  • Optional Multi-constellation GNSS
  • AS923, AU915 and US915 available, with other region plans available upon request.
  • Standard IP65 enclosure, optional IP67

 

EP100GL-80 EnviroPro (80cm Length)

EnviroPro® sub-surface Soil Probes have been carefully engineered to be accurate, long-life, maintenance-free instruments suitable for all soil types. Their design employs clever techniques to correctly compensate moisture measurements for variations in salinity, as well as compensating moisture and salinity measurements for temperature variations, something not observed in any competitor probes.

  • Sensors located at 10cm vertical intervals
  • Easy field installation
  • SDI-12 V1.3 compliant
  • Interfaces to all SDI-12 compliant digital loggers
  • CE, RCM and FCC EMC compliant
  • Suitable for all crop root depths
  • Facilitates fertiliser optimisation
  • Designed and made in Australia
  • Set-and-forget maintenance free
  • Optional SDI-12 to RS-485 converter
  • Wide range 6 to 15 VDC auxiliary supply
  • Temperature-compensated measurements
  • Salinity-compensated moisture measurements
  • 5 year warranty
  • RoHS Compliant

 

Moisture resolution: 0.01%
Salinity resolution: 0.001 dS/m
Temperature resolution: 0.01°C
Moisture accuracy: +/- 2% @ 0% VWC to 50% VWC
Useable salinity range: 0 to 6 dS/m*
*Upper limit of non-contact capacitance sensors
Salinity accuracy: +/- 5% @ 0 to 4 dS/m
+/- 5% @ 10% to 30% VWC
Temperature accuracy: +/- 1 °C @ 25 °C
Units of Measure
Moisture: Volumetric Water Content %
Salinity: dS/m ECe
Temperature: °C or °F
Operating and Electrical Specification
Interface: SDI-12 version 1.3
Wiring: Red: +6 to +15VDC
Black: Ground
Blue: Data
Yellow: Not connected (reserved for future use)
Power Supply: +6 to +15 VDC
Reverse voltage and lightning protected
Operating temperature: -20 to +60°C
Power Consumption
Sleep: 0.1mA per sensor (0.4mA for 4 sensor probe)
Active current: 1mA per sensor (4mA for 4 sensor probe)
Measurement current: 64mA @150ms per sensor

Available in 40, 80, 120, and 160cm lengths.