Wireless soil moisture sensor OPUS XT300
– This is not a standalone product!
– Works in combination with the monitor OPUS XH300 receiver (not available anymore) or with the transceiver RFXtrx433XK http://www.rfxcom.com
– It also works fine with RFlink http://www.rflink.nl/blog2/
– In order to use the sensor with RFlink or RFXcom you will need open source software like Domoticz Homeassistant, Homeseer, Jeedom, or eedomus.
– Measures both soil moisture (%) and temperature.
– Suitable for indoor and outdoor.
– There’s a lot of information you can find on the internet.
– The sensor has 3 channels (the radio frequency is 433,92MHz).
– Uses 2 AAA batteries (not included).
– English manual included.
User manual soil moisture sensor PCT050
The sensor needs time to “learn” what the minimum moisture percentage (approx. 5%) and the maximum moisture percentage (approx. 99%) are. Therefore do not insert the sensor into the soil yet and please follow the instructions below.
1.Install good quality batteries (not rechargeable) in the sensor.
2.Put the sensor in a glass with 6 cm of water and make sure that only the probe is in the water up to the horizontal line.
3.Wait until you see a value of approx. 99%.
4.Remove the sensor from the water and lay the sensor down (the sensor is loose on the table).
5.Wait until you see a value of approx. 5%.
6.Wet the soil thoroughly and insert the sensor in the soil.
7.Depending on the composition of the soil and the amount of water, the value will be between 50% and 80%.