Industrial Total Solar Radiation Sensor

SKU: SS101991047 Brand: Seeed Studio
The IP68 RS485 Total Solar Radiation Sensor measures real-time solar total radiation from 300 to 1100 nanometers. It's ideal for environmental monitoring...
$319.95 AUD, inc GST
$290.86 AUD, exc GST

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The RS485 Total Solar Radiation Sensor is a dependable device that uses a quality silicon photodetector and optical filters to accurately measure solar radiation intensity. It consistently provides a current signal proportional to radiation strength, ensuring precise data regardless of lighting conditions.

Features

  • Easy to Use: Compact size, simple installation, quick integration
  • High Performance: ±3% accuracy, fast response, exceptional stability (<2% variation in one year), within 0-2000 W/m² range.
  • Strong Robustness: It's watertight and dustproof with IP68 Enclosure, and can operate under a wide range of temperatures from -30°C to 75°C
  • Supports Universal MODBUS RS485 Protocol: Can be easily connected to MODBUS-RTU RS485 data loggers.
  • Wide-range Power Supply: Can be powered with supply voltage within 5~24V DC

The industrial-grade total solar radiation sensor monitors solar radiation from 300 to 1100 nanometers. Generates a current signal proportional to incident radiation intensity when exposed to illuminating radiation, with sensitivity directly proportional to the cosine of the angle of incidence. The range is 0 to 2000 W/m². Supports MODBUS-RTU RS485 protocol, connecting to RS485 data logger for tailored monitoring.

Rated IP68, this robust total solar radiation sensor operates from -30°C to 75°C, thriving in harsh outdoor conditions. It ensures precise solar radiation measurements, optimizing agricultural management for improved crop yield and quality. It also aids researchers in better utilizing solar energy by enhancing their understanding of radiation.

Applications

  • Weather Monitoring: Measures solar, ground, and atmospheric radiation, aiding weather forecasting and research.
  • Agricultural Study: Explores agricultural meteorology, crop growth, and ecology.
  • Environmental Monitoring: Tracks radiation levels to assess environmental impact.
  • Energy Research: Supports solar and other energy studies by analyzing radiation conditions.

Measuring total solar radiation is crucial in multiple fields, providing essential data for weather prediction, climate study, solar energy utilization, agriculture, and environmental research. It directly impacts climate trends, solar panel efficiency, crop growth, and energy project feasibility.

For instance, in agriculture, plants respond uniquely to solar radiation, making accurate measurements invaluable for optimizing irrigation, fertilization, and planting strategies based on photosynthesis and lighting needs.

Specifications

Technical Parameters

Measuring range

0~2000W/m2

Response spectrum

300~1100nm

Resolution

1W/m2

Accuracy

±3%

General Parameters

Model

S-ZFS-02

Supply Voltage

5 to 24V DC (12VDC typical)

Protocol

MODBUS-RTU RS485

Linearity

Maximum offset 1%

Stability

Change<2% within one year

Warm-up Time

4s

Response Time

10ms

Operating Temperature

-30°C~75°C

Dimensions

Net Weight

165g

Gross Weight

220g

Package Dimensions

155x155x55 mm

Cable length

2000mm

Wiring

Documentation

This product is listed in:

Sensors>Light & Colour
Sensors>Weather>Other

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  • $10+ for Express Post (typically 2+ business days, tracked)
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Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

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

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