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The SM150T measures soil moisture and temperature with research-grade accuracy. It offers stable, robust and reliable performance at an affordable price.

  • Dependable ± 3% soil moisture accuracy
  • Built-in temperature measurement
  • Robust and buriable
  • 5-year warranty*

Research grade sensor

The SM150T’s advanced patented electronics and tough build produce a highly dependable sensor with exceptional salinity and temperature stability. It is engineered to withstand long-term burial - the sensor, connectors and cable are all environmentally protected to IP68. It offers moisture accuracy of ± 3% (after soil-specific calibration) and the built-in temperature sensor achieves ± 0.5°C.

Datalogging and readout

The SM150T is a dual-purpose probe; it can be used portably for instant moisture readings, or left installed in the soil connected to a datalogger to provide long-term moisture and temperature data.

For installed sensors

The SM150T can be logged by any Delta-T Devices datalogger and by many loggers from other manufacturers (simple 0-1 V output for moisture, 10K thermistor for temperature). To record temperature the sensor must be fully buried and connected to a datalogger.

For portable use

The SM150T is available as part of the convenient SM150 kit, complete with carry case and HH150 readout meter.

Please note that the HH150 meter supplied with the SM150 kit is a readout-only device. If PC connectivity for data storage and download is a requirement, the SM150T should be used with the HH2 moisture meter instead.

NB: When used in portable mode the SM150T sensor does not provide temperature indication.

Installation

The SM150T is easy to insert and install. Its sharp pins minimise soil disturbance and preserve the original soil structure around the measurement rods. For burial at depth the cylindrical shape facilitates installation in augered holes. The threaded base of the sensor can be connected to optional 50 and 100cm extension tubes, which assist with placement and removal.

It uses the same high-quality range of cables and extensions as the ML3 and EQ3 sensors.

Calibration

The SM150T comes complete with general calibrations for mineral and organic soils. A two-point soil-specific calibration can be performed for greater accuracy if required.

Applications

Soil science
The SM150T is easy to install and provides accurate measurement of soil moisture and temperature - simplifying the vertical profiling of both parameters. (Temperature measurement requires burial of the probe.)

Horticulture
With a length of only 143mm (rods 51mm), the SM150T can be installed in grow-bags and plant pots. For portable use, the SM150 Kit provides a simple, rugged solution to checking the uniformity of growing conditions across many types of growing media. Substrate calibrations include perlite, coir, peat and mineral wool, as well as soils.

Irrigation
The accuracy and ruggedness of the SM150T makes it a natural choice for system integrators. More information is available in the SM150T System Integrator Data Sheet.

* Extended 5-year warranty requires online registration.


The SM150T measures soil moisture and temperature with research-grade accuracy. It offers stable, robust and reliable performance at an affordable price.

  • Dependable ± 3% soil moisture accuracy
  • Built-in temperature measurement
  • Robust and buriable
  • 5-year warranty*

Research grade sensor

The SM150T’s advanced patented electronics and tough build produce a highly dependable sensor with exceptional salinity and temperature stability. It is engineered to withstand long-term burial - the sensor, connectors and cable are all environmentally protected to IP68. It offers moisture accuracy of ± 3% (after soil-specific calibration) and the built-in temperature sensor achieves ± 0.5°C.

Datalogging and readout

The SM150T is a dual-purpose probe; it can be used portably for instant moisture readings, or left installed in the soil connected to a datalogger to provide long-term moisture and temperature data.

For installed sensors

The SM150T can be logged by any Delta-T Devices datalogger and by many loggers from other manufacturers (simple 0-1 V output for moisture, 10K thermistor for temperature). To record temperature the sensor must be fully buried and connected to a datalogger.

For portable use

The SM150T is available as part of the convenient SM150 kit, complete with carry case and HH150 readout meter.

Please note that the HH150 meter supplied with the SM150 kit is a readout-only device. If PC connectivity for data storage and download is a requirement, the SM150T should be used with the HH2 moisture meter instead.

NB: When used in portable mode the SM150T sensor does not provide temperature indication.

Installation

The SM150T is easy to insert and install. Its sharp pins minimise soil disturbance and preserve the original soil structure around the measurement rods. For burial at depth the cylindrical shape facilitates installation in augered holes. The threaded base of the sensor can be connected to optional 50 and 100cm extension tubes, which assist with placement and removal.

It uses the same high-quality range of cables and extensions as the ML3 and EQ3 sensors.

Calibration

The SM150T comes complete with general calibrations for mineral and organic soils. A two-point soil-specific calibration can be performed for greater accuracy if required.

Applications

Soil science
The SM150T is easy to install and provides accurate measurement of soil moisture and temperature - simplifying the vertical profiling of both parameters. (Temperature measurement requires burial of the probe.)

Horticulture
With a length of only 143mm (rods 51mm), the SM150T can be installed in grow-bags and plant pots. For portable use, the SM150 Kit provides a simple, rugged solution to checking the uniformity of growing conditions across many types of growing media. Substrate calibrations include perlite, coir, peat and mineral wool, as well as soils.

Irrigation
The accuracy and ruggedness of the SM150T makes it a natural choice for system integrators. More information is available in the SM150T System Integrator Data Sheet.

* Extended 5-year warranty requires online registration.


 
 
 
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  • SM150T Data Sheet
    SM150T Data Sheet
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  • SM150T System Integrator Data Sheet
    SM150T System Integrator Data Sheet
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  • Soil moisture measurement catalogue
    Soil moisture measurement catalogue
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