The HMP60, manufactured by Vaisala, probe measures air temperature for the range of -40° to +60°C, and relative humidity for the range of 0 to 100% RH. It uses the INTERCAP® capacitive RH chip. This field-replaceable chip eliminates the downtime typically required for the recalibration process.
|5 to 28 Vdc (typically powered by datalogger’s 12 V supply)
|0.2 µm Teflon membrane
|AISI 316 stainless steel
|Filter Cap Material
|Chrome-coated ABS plastic
|Field-Replaceable Chip or Recalibrate
|Field-replaceable chip (RH only)
|1.2 cm (0.5 in.)
|1.2 cm (0.5 in.)
|7.1 cm (2.8 in.)
|0.05 kg (0.1 lb) with 1.83 m (6 ft) cable
|Vaisala’s INTERCAP capacitive chip
|0 to 100% RH (non-condensing)
|Typical Accuracy at -40° to 0°C
|Typical Accuracy at 0° to 40°C
|Typical Accuracy at 40° to 60°C
|Output Signal Range
|0 to 1 Vdc
|1000 ohm Platinum Resistance Thermometer (PRT)
|-40° to +60°C
|Output Signal Range
|0 to 1 Vdc
Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.
When exposed to sunlight, the HMP60 must be housed in a 41303-5A, 41303-5B, or RAD06 6-plate naturally aspirated radiation shield. The 41303-5A and RAD06 attaches to a crossarm, mast, or user-supplied pipe with a 2.5 to 5.3 cm (1.0 to 2.1 in.) outer diameter. The 41303-5B attaches to a CM500-series pole or a user-supplied pole with a 5.1 cm (2.4 in.) outer diameter.
The RAD06 uses a double-louvered design that offers improved sensor protection from driving rain, snow, and insect intrusion, It also has lower self-heating in bright sunlight combined with higher temperatures (> 24°C [~75°F]) and low wind speeds (< 2 m s-1 [~4.5 mph]), giving a better measurement.
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The HMP60-L (with the Campbell Scientific cable) cannot be used with the 41003-5 10-Plate Radiation Shield without the use of additional hardware. For more information, refer to the Compatibility information on the HMP60-L product page. The standard radiation shield for the HMP60-L is the 41303-5A.
In general, the element should be replaced every two years. By doing a field check (that is, comparing the RH reading with a reference), the element can be used until the relative humidity measurement is out of tolerance.
The most significant difference is that the CS215-L has an SDI-12 output and that the HMP60-L has a voltage output. Additional differences are outlined in the “Air Temperature & Relative Humidity” brochure, which compares all of the Campbell Scientific temperature and relative humidity sensors.
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 in the product’s Ordering information. 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.
Not every sensor has different cable termination options. The options available for a particular sensor can be checked by looking in two places in the Ordering information area of the sensor product page:
If a sensor is offered in an –ET, –ETM, –LC, –LQ, or –QD version, that option’s availability is reflected in the sensor model number. For example, the 034B is offered as the 034B-ET, 034B-ETM, 034B-LC, 034B-LQ, and 034B-QD.
All of the other cable termination options, if available, are listed on the Ordering information area of the sensor product page under “Cable Termination Options.” For example, the 034B-L Wind Set is offered with the –CWS, –PT, and –PW options, as shown in the Ordering information area of the 034B-L product page.
Note: As newer products are added to our inventory, typically, we will list multiple cable termination options under a single sensor model rather than creating multiple model numbers. For example, the HC2S3-L has a –C cable termination option for connecting it to a CS110 instead of offering an HC2S3-LC model.
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:
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 Campbell Scientific for assistance.
To incorporate a sensor that is compatible with wireless sensor interfaces into a wireless network, a CWS900-series wireless sensor interface is needed, as well as an A205 CWS-to-PC interface to configure it.