The 107-LC consists of a thermistor encapsulated in an epoxy-filled aluminum housing. It measures the range of -35° to +50°C; to measure the -5° to +95°C temperature range, see the 108-LC probe.Read More
The 107-LC consists of a thermistor encapsulated in an epoxy-filled aluminum housing. Its cable terminates in a connector that attaches to the ET107 Weather Station, ET106 Weather Station (retired), or MetData1 Weather Station (retired). The 107-LC measures the range of -35° to +50°C; to measure the -5° to +95°C temperature range, see the 108-LC probe.
The 107-LC is suitable for shallow burial only. It should be placed horizontally at the desired measurement depth to avoid thermal conduction from the surface to the thermistor. Placement of the sensor cable inside a rugged conduit may be advisable for long cable runs, especially in locations subject to digging/mowing, traffic, use of power tools, or lightning strikes.
p>The 107-LC can be submerged to 50 feet. Please note that the probe is not weighted. Therefore, the installer should either add a weighting system or secure the probe to a fixed, submerged object, such as a piling.
The cable of the 107-LC provides a connector that attaches to the ET107 Weather Station, ET106 Weather Station (retired), or MetData1 Weather Station (retired). The ET107 Weather Station has an on-board CR1000M module. Both the MetData1 Weather Station and ET106 Weather Station have an on-board CR10X module.
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The thermistor is located approximately 3 mm (0.125 in.) back from the probe tip.
Note the difference between calibration and a field check. Calibration cannot be done in the field, as it requires an experienced technician and specialized equipment.
Field checks of measurements can be done to determine if the data make sense with the real-world conditions. Follow these steps to field check a sensor:
The sensor/probe consists of a non-linear thermistor configured with a precision resistor in a half-bridge circuit, as shown in the product’s manual:
To measure the sensor/probe, the measurement device has to provide a precision excitation voltage (Campbell Scientific dataloggers use 2000 mV), measure the voltage across the precision resistor, determine the thermistor resistance (Ohm's law), and convert the resistance to temperature using the Steinhart-Hart equation.
The Steinhart-Hart equation is 1/T = A + Bln(R) + C(ln(R))3 where:
For the 107-L, 107-LC, 108-L, and 108-LC, the following are the coefficients for the Steinhart-Hart equation:
For the 109-L, the following are the coefficients for the Steinhart-Hart equation:
Most Campbell Scientific sensors are available as an –L, which indicates a user-specified cable length. If a sensor is listed as an –LX model (where “X” is some other character), that sensor’s cable has a user-specified length, but it terminates with a specific connector for a unique system:
If a sensor does not have an –L or other –LX designation after the main model number, the sensor has a set cable length. The cable length is listed at the end of the Description field on the product’s Ordering tab. For example, the 034B-ET model has a description of “Met One Wind Set for ET Station, 67 inch Cable.” Products with a set cable length terminate, as a default, with pigtails.
If a cable terminates with a special connector for a unique system, the end of the model number designates which system. For example, the 034B-ET model designates the sensor as a 034B for an ET107 system.
Many Campbell Scientific sensors are available with different cable termination options. These options include the following:
Note: The availability of cable termination options varies by sensor. For example, sensors may have none, two, or several options to choose from. If a desired option is not listed for a specific sensor, contact an application engineer at Campbell Scientific for assistance.