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Gravity: Analog Capacitive Soil Moisture Sensor- Corrosion Resistant

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INTRODUCTION

This product measures soil moisture levels by capacitive sensing, rather than resistive sensing like other types of moisture sensor. It is made of a corrosion resistant material giving it a long service life. Insert it into soil and impress your friends with the real-time soil moisture data!

The product includes an on-board voltage regulator which gives it an operating voltage range of 3.3 ~ 5.5V. It is compatible with low-voltage MCUs (both 3.3V and 5V logic). To make it compatible with a Raspberry Pi, an ADC converter is required.

This sensor is compatible with our 3-pin "Gravity" interface, which means it can be directly connected to the Gravity I/O Expansion Shield.

The following image shows an example project - a device that notifies you when a plant needs to be watered.

 


FEATURES

  • Supports Gravity 3-Pin Interface
  • Analog Output

SPECIFICATION

  • Operating Voltage: 3.3 ~ 5.5 VDC
  • Output Voltage: 0 ~ 3.0VDC
  • Interface: PH2.0-3P
  • Dimension: 98mm * 23mm (3.86in x 0.905in)
  • Weight: 15g


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