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Capacitive Soil Moisture Sensor- Corrosion Resistant

SKU: SEN0193

$13.39 AUD, inc GST
$12.17 AUD, exc GST

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Capacitive Soil Moisture Sensor- Corrosion Resistant
13.39 AUD

SKU: SEN0193

$13.39 AUD, inc GST
$12.17 AUD, exc GST
In stock, ships today if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Tue, 22nd of Aug

Introduction

This product measures soil mositure levels by capacitive sensing, rather than resistive sensing like other types of moisture sensor. It is made of a corrosion resistant materal giving it a long service life. Insert it into soil and impress your friends with the real-time soil moisture data!

The product includes an on-board voltage regulator which gives it an operating voltage range of 3.3 ~ 5.5V. It is compatible with low-voltage MCUs (both 3.3V and 5V logic). To make it compatible with a Raspberry Pi, an ADC converter is required.

This sensor is compatible with our 3-pin "Gravity" interface, which means it can be directly connected to the Gravity I/O expansion shield.

The following image shows an example project - a device that notifies you when a plant needs to be watered.

 

FEATURES

  • Supports Gravity 3-Pin interface
  • Analog output

APPLICATIONS

  • Garden plants
  • Moisture detection
  • Intelligent agriculture

Specification

  • Operating Voltage: 3.3 ~ 5.5 VDC
  • Output Voltage: 0 ~ 3.0VDC
  • Interface: PH2.0-3P
  • Dimension: 98mm * 23mm (3.86in x 0.905in)
  • Weight: 15g

Documents

Parts List

  • Capacitive Soil Moisture Sensor x1
  • Analog Sensor Cable x1

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Documentation and Resources:
  • IoT Plant Monitor
  • So, my wife wanted to have some small plants in the house. I didn’t, so we compromised, and got some plants. The only thing is that neither of us remembers to water them, so I wanted to build a sensor array to monitor the moisture content of the soil, and notify us when they needed watering. We’ve got 3 plants, all fairly close to each other, and I wanted to create an IoT project so that it could send an email notifi...

Product Comments

We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.32 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address:

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

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