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Moisture and soil temperature probe


  • Class leading ± 1% soil moisture accuracy
  • Can be buried or used as portable probe
  • Easy data logger connection (0 – 1 VDC)

With its 1% accuracy the ThetaProbe has set the standard for soil moisture measurement for more than 20 years.

Highly accurate yet easy to use

With the ML3 ThetaProbe Soil Moisture Sensor it’s easy to make reliable, accurate soil moisture measurements. Simply insert the soil moisture probe into the soil, connect to your data logger or readout unit, provide 5-14 VDC at 18 mA, and within seconds you can be logging soil moisture.

The ML3 ThetaProbe is robust, buriable and maintenance free (environmentally protected to IP68). It can be easily installed at depth into augered holes using the optional extension tubes.

The ML3’s excellent salinity response has been characterised at EC values up to 2000 mS.m-1. It also has a wide operating temperature range, allowing it to be used at temperatures as low as -40 degrees C (non-flexing cables).

The ML3 includes a thermistor sensor for the measurement of soil temperature of soil temperature with soil moisture (probe must be fully buried).

Data logging and readout

The ML3 can be logged by any Delta-T data logger; it is compatible with any logger that can provide 5 – 15V DC excitation power and will accept the 0 – 1V output signal. For portable applications the ML3 connects to the HH2 Moisture Meter and they can be ordered together as the convenient ThetaKit – see below (please note that the HH2 Meter does not provide temperature readings).

Easy installation

The ML3 ThetaProbe is buriable and its cylindrical shape makes it easy to install in augered holes (45mm diameter). The tough stainless steel rods can be replaced if bent or damaged. The threaded base of the sensor can be connected to optional 50cm and 100cm extension tubes.


Typical applications include irrigation, hydrology, civil engineering, soil water profiling, pollution monitoring and forestry. Because the ThetaProbe has a predictable saline response (which actually declines as salinity increases) it can be used even in very saline soils – up to 2000 mS.m-1.

The ThetaProbe can also be used in non-soil media.

Contenuto volumetrico di acqua nel suolo 0 .. 60%
Temperatura -20° to 40°C
Contenuto volumetrico di acqua nel suolo ±1% vol (con 0 .. 50% vol e 0..40°C utilizzando un file di calibrazione specifico)
Temperatura ± 0.5°C (tra 0.. 40°C)
Uscita analogica 0 .. 1Vdc
Termoresistore 5.8kΩ to 28kΩ
Tensione 5 .. 15Vcc
Consumo 20mA per 1s
Temperatura operativa -40 .. +70°C
Grado di protezione IP68
Size & Weight
Dimensione 170.5 mm x 39.8 mm dia
Peso 138g
2 anni