The compact and rugged Hobo MicroRX Station is an easy-to-deploy, low-cost cellular solution for long-term, reliable field monitoring. There are two power source options are available: a solar panel for extended deployments and user-replaceable batteries for flexible mounting in covered or protected locations. The station includes inputs for up to five of Onset’s research-grade plug-and-play sensors and can be ordered with an additional water level sensor input with integrated flow conversion. The configurable station-side alarms trigger immediate notifications of critical conditions and Onset’s cloud-based HOBOlink platform makes it easy to view, access and share data.
The station has a compact size for easy deployment and it has a robust, weatherproof IP66/NEMA 4X enclosure. There are two power options, the first is an integrated 1,7W solar panel with rechargeable battery pack (5W & 15W external solar panels can be added to the MicroRX Station (RX2102), the MicroRX Water Level Station (RX2104) or the MicroRX Station for HOBOnet (RX2106) and second one is to use replaceable AA lithium batteries.
The MicroRX station has inputs for five plug-and-play sensors and optional you can choose for using wireless sensors with HOBOnet (RX2106 only). Another optional feature is a water level sensor input included in the MicroRX Water Level Station (battery-powered (RX2103) and MicroRX Water Level Station or solar-powered (RX2104).
The MicroRX station has a built-in LCD which confirms proper setup and operation and it has integrated mounting tabs for use with screws, zip ties or U-bolts.
This is a cloud-based solution for monitoring all sensors attached and data access through the HOBOlink web service with up to 10-minute connection rates via 4G cellular data plans.
This data logger operates in indoor and outdoor environments and the RX2100 data logger supports the following sensors/measurements:
Absolute Pressure, 4-20mA, AC Current, AC Voltage, Amp Hour (Ah), Barometric Pressure, DC Voltage, Dew Point, Evapotranspiration, Kilowatt Hours (kWh), Leaf Wetness, Light Intensity, PAR, Power Factor (PF), Pulse Input, Rainfall, Relative Humidity, Soil Moisture, Solar Radiation, Temperature, Volt-Amp Reactive hour, Water Flow, Water Level, Watt Hours (Wh), Watts (W) and Wind.
Operating range: MicroRX Station, battery-powered (RX2101) and Micro RX Water Level Station, battery-powered (RX2103): -40° to 60°C. MicroRX Station, solar-powered (RX2102), MicroRX Water Level Station, solar-powered (RX2104) and MicroRX Station for HOBOnet, solar-powered (RX2106): -20° to 60°C
Smart sensor connectors: 5
Smart sensor network cable length: 100 meters (maximum)
Smart sensor data channels: maximum of 15 (some smart sensors use more than one data channel)
Logging rate: 1 minute to 18 hours
Battery type/power source: RX2102, RX2104 and RX2106: integrated 1,7 watt solar panel and NiMH rechargeable battery pack: optional AC power adapter (P-AC-1) or external solar panel (SOLAR-xW) can be used in place of integrated solar panel. RX2101 and RX2103: 6 AA 1,5 V lithium batteries or AC power adapter (P-AC-1)
Memory: 16 MB, 1 million measurements, continuous logging
Alarm notification latency: logging interval plus 2–4 minutes
LCD: LCD is visible from 0° to 50°C: the LCD may react slowly or go blank in temperatures outside this range
Environmental rating: weatherproof enclosure, NEMA 4X and IP66 (requires proper installation of cable channel system)
Antenna: 4G LTE