Sigfox Device (RCZ1, RCZ2/RCZ4)
The Sigfox network allows the SensorData Sigfox device to communicate over long range and have long battery life. Available in RCZ1 and combo RCZ2/4 versions.
Note that for New Zealand the combo module is not certified and a RCZ4 only version needs to be orderd (MOQs apply).
The external ISM band antenna provides for maximum link budget with the flexibility to install a high-gain antenna if needed. Especially important for long range in rural applications.
Low profile, compact, rugged IP67 rated housing.
Made of sturdy ABS/Polycarbonate plastic the housing is extremely tough and UV resistant to survive bumps and knocks and many years in the sun and weather.
The housing screws together for easy assembly, and caters for a number of cable glands to allow for waterproof cable entry to the housing. The standard external antenna SMA connector is IP65 rated but you can replace it with a IP67 version.
In applications where the housing may be subjected to sudden temperature changes it is recommended that a GoreVent is fitted to assist with pressure equalisation (e.g. irrigation spraying).
Dimensions: 155mm x 130mm x 40mm
-20°C to +60°C
For operation in extreme temperatures the device must be fitted with Lithium batteries
The SensorData is ultra-low power and is designed to run off a set of 4 x "C" cell Alkaline batteries for a full season. This includes powering the sensors and SDI-12 probes. The off the shelf batteries are low cost and readily available.
It can also be powered by a USB 5V wall socket if permanently installed in a location with power.
The optional GPS module allows the SensorData to periodically update its location and time. This is very handy to know the exact position of your sensors, and to obtain and accurate time update.
Used in combination with the GPS to provide low power tracking of the assset.
This interface is commonly used in agricultural sensors and measurement devices such as:
- Soil moisture probes
- Electrical conductivity (EC) of soils
- Water levels/pressures
C (inter-IC communications) is an interface commonly used in sensor modules. This allows the SensorData to talk to a wide range of sensors including temperature and humidity sensors, as well as numerous others.
Switched Sensor Power (Vbat or 12V)
Used to control the battery power to external sensors and peripherals. Load limited and short circuit protected.
12V capable boost is essential to supply SDI-12 sensors, especially over long cable runs.
3 x digital inputs, 2 with low-power pulse counting
2 x Analogue inputs reading 0V to 30V with auto-ranging
Built-in battery voltage monitoring
3.3V Switched Power
Used to control the 3.3V power to external sensors and peripherals. Load limited and short circuit protected.
Device configuration can be done over-the-air (OTA) via downlink messages, or via USB cable for firmware updates and configuration.
Convenient to test installation and wiring is good
For convenient visual feedback