The HOBO U24-002-C is a cost-effective data logger for measuring salinity, conductivity and temperature in saltwater environments with relatively small changes in salinity (±5,000 μS/cm) such as saltwater bays, or to detect salinity events such as upwelling, rainstorm, and discharge events. Data from the logger can be used with data from the HOBO U26 Dissolved Oxygen Logger for monitoring percent dissolved oxygen saturation.
Note: When monitoring salinity in waters with more than ±5,000 uS/cm variation, refer to the accuracy shown in Plot C in the product specifications to determine if the accuracy is acceptable for your needs. Monthly field calibration readings are typically required to achieve the best accuracy.
This data logger operates in outdoor and underwater environments.
The U24-002-C data logger supports the following measurements: Conductivity/Salinity and Temperature
The country of origin for this product is the United States. To see the full specifications for this product, please see our product manual found under the documentation tab if available
Measurements: Actual Conductivity, Temperature, Specific Conductance at 25C (calculated), Salinity (calculated using PSS-78, the Practical Salinity Scale 1978)
Conductivity Measurement Range (Calibrated Range)High range: 5000 to 55,000 uS/cmLow range: 100 to 10,000 uS/cmOver the range of 5 to 35C (41 to 95F)
Temperature Measurement Range: 5 to 35C (41 to 95F)
Specific Conductance Accuracy (in Calibrated Range using Conductivity Assistant and Calibration Measurements)Low range: 3% of reading or 50 µS/cm, whichever is greaterHigh range: 5% of reading, in waters within a range of ±3,000 µS/cm; waters with greater variation can have substantially greater error (see Plot C)Conductivity Resolution: 2 uS/cmTemperature Accuracy: 0.1°C (0.2°F) at 25°C (77°F)Temperature Resolution: 0.01°C (0.02°F)Conductivity drift: Up to 12% sensor drift per month, exclusive of drift from fouling. Monthly start- and end-point calibration should be used with the HOBOware Conductivity Assistant to achieve the specified Specific Conductance accuracy.Response time: 1 second to 90% of change (in water)Operating range: -2 to 36C (28 to 97F) – non-freezingMemory: 18,500 temperature and conductivity measurements when using one conductivity range; 11,500 sets of measurements when using both conductivity ranges (64 KB total memory)Sample rate: 1 second to 18 hrs, fixed or multiple-rate sampling with up to 8 user-defined sampling intervalsClock accuracy: +/- 1 minute per monthBattery life: 3 years (@ 1 min logging)Maximum depth: 70 m (225')Weight: 193 gm (6.82 ounces), buoyancy in freshwater: -59.8 gm (-2.11 ounces)Size: 3.18 cm diameter x 16.5 cm, with 6.3 mm mounting hole (1.25" diameter x 6.5", ¼" hole)Wetted housing materials: Delrin housing, epoxy, stainless steel retaining ring, polypropylene, Buna rubber O-ring, titanium pentoxide (inert coating over sensor) – all materials are suitable for long-term use in saltwater.
CE compliance: The CE Marking identifies this product as complying with all relevant directives in the European Union (EU).