Rugged RS485 Soil Moisture Sensor

Catnip ElectronicsSKU: RBC-Cnp-05
Manufacturer #: rs485 RUGGED

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  • Rugged RS485 Soil Moisture Sensor
  • Is coated in epoxy resin
  • Offers good stability
  • Is protected by adhesive-lined heat shrink
  • Uses industrial Modbus protocol

The contact-less Rugged RS485 Soil Moisture Sensor is suited for more professional installations where long cable runs are a requirement. It offers good stability with temperature and power variation.

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It adds a local voltage regulator to mitigate the voltage drop and RS485 transceiver to accommodate long wires, also reverse polarity and an additional ESD protection level is added. This is the easiest and the most robust way to read soil moisture and temperature values into Raspberry Pi.

  • 1x Rugged RS485 Soil Moisture Sensor
  • Supply voltage: 5 V
  • Bus can be run on: Both 3 and 5 V
  • Default serial settings: 19200, 8-bit frame, no parity, 2 stop bits
  • Default Modbus address: 1

Current consumption:

  • Active: 9 mA
  • Deep sleep: 11 uA

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