Please note this option is not suitable for aggregates, please contact us for an alternative option on 1300 737 871 (NZ 0800 737 871).
The MPKit-306 is a complete sensor and meter setup for measurement of volumetric soil moisture for scientific research, agriculture and civil engineering.
The MPKit has set the standard for the most reliable and convenient portable soil moisture sensor, designed for portable and convenient measurement
of volumetric soil moisture content in sports fields, irrigation monitoring, mine sites, and landfills. Unlike other portable instruments, the MPKit
does not need calibration and is not affected by temperature. Measurements take 3 seconds and can be stored on the MPM160 Hand Held Meter. Stored measurements
can be transferred to a computer.
The robust design and quality manufacturing materials leave the MPKit as the most robust portable soil moisture instrument. The sensor needles are stainless
steel and are embedded in a reinforced body. The MPKit has been reliably used in the softest soils to the hardest, most stony soils.
The MPKit now has the industry reputation as the go to instrument for portable measurements of soil water content. It is also used to measure the moisture
content in materials used in mining, roadway and buildings. The material that can be measured is often soil but can be any composition of non-metallic
powdered, liquid or solid substance into which the needles are inserted. It is especially suitable for mineral stock piles, mine tailings and sand
for batch mixing of concrete.
The MP306 Soil Moisture Sensor can also measure soil water potential via the SMM Soil Moisture Meter and a soil water characteristic curve.
The sensors is comprised of a compact body, with needles arranged in a single plane, making it ideal for use in soil columns. It is also ideally suited
to measuring pots in glasshouses and growth cabinets; as well as measuring discrete soils layers in soil columns or soil profiles.. The MP306 can also
be installed in the field, with a lifespan of more than 20 years in the most extreme conditions.
The MP306 can be used to take continuous measurements over a long period of time through permanent or temporary burial and connection to a SMM Soil Moisture
MP306 Soil Moisture Sensor Features:
- Volumetric Soil Water Content (%) or can simultaneously measure soil water potential
- Highly accurate and precise
- Robust, stainless steel needles and epoxy body
- Measures in saline, toxic and high temperature soils
- Rapid measurement
- Can be buried for up to 20 years
- Measurement Range: 0–100 VSW% (Volumetric Soil Water %)
- Accuracy: 1 VSW% after calibration to a specific soil type, or 5 VSW% using the supplied generic soil calibration
- Response Time: Less than 0.5 seconds
- Stabilization Time: 3 seconds approximately from power-up
- Environment: Environmentally sealed, can be permanently buried in the soil.
- Analogue input signal range: 0–1200 mV
- Resolution: 0.1 VSW%
- Display: 1 line 16 character LCD which displays battery status, reading number, raw mV and calibrated VSW%
- Keys:Light touch, field rugged keyboard; Double sided READ key for easy right or left single-handed field use
- Memory: 510 Readings
- E2PROM data storage so data will not be lost if battery is replaced
- Download Cable: Industry standard RS232 communication 9 pin female connector with supplied download cable; Serial to USB Cable
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