Please Note: The EC5 Soil Moisture Sensor has been discontinued.

EC5 Soil Moisture Sensor - Pace Scientific

EC5 Soil Moisture Sensor

Connect directly to any XR5-SE Data Logger.  No external power required.

  • Voltage output proportional to water content

  • Low sensitivity to salt and temperature

  • Accuracy ±3% typical, ±1% with soil specific calibration

  • Five meter cable

EC5 Soil Moisture Sensor Specifications


±3% typical

±1% with soil specific calibration

Measuring Range 0 to 100% Volumetric Water Content
Operating Temperature Range -40 to 60°C (-40 to 140°F)
Power Requirements 10 ma at 2.5 vdc (supplied by XR5-SE's D terminal)
Overall Length 3.5 inches (89 mm)
Moisture Sensing Length 2.0 inches (50 mm)
Cable 16 FT (5 meter)

Maximum EC5 Soil Moisture Sensors powered by one XR5-SE:

Up to six (6) if no connected sensors use E terminal power.  If the E terminal is used to power any sensor(s), then a maximum of four (4) EC5 Sensors can be powered by the XR5-SE Data Logger.

The EC5 is not compatible with the XR440 Data Logger

Part No. Domestic (USA) Price
EC5 115.

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