RAD10 10-Plate Solar Radiation Shield for Small Sensors
A Better, Naturally Aspirated, Multi-Plate Radiation Shield
Shades and protects sensor
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The RAD10, manufactured by MetSpec, 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 (< 2m/s (~4.5 mph)), providing a better measurement.

Note: In the image, the RAD10 is mounted to a crossarm with an HC2S3-L.

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Benefits and Features

  • Improved sensor protection from driving rain, snow, and insect intrusion
  • Lower self-heating
  • Mounts directly to Campbell Scientific tripods and towers
  • Used with HC2S3, CS215, 083E, HMP45C, HMP60, and 43347 probes


Detailed Description

The RAD10 10-Plate Solar Radiation Shield typically houses the HC2S3 Temperature and RH Probe. The probe fits in the bottom of the shield and is held in place with a foam-lined gland that tightens down around the probe.

The RAD10 can also house a 43347 or HMP60 probe. The HMP45C and several other retired sensors are also compatible.

The RAD10 includes a 5.08 cm (2 in.) U-bolt with a plastic V-block. The U-bolt is placed in the holes on the side of the bracket for attachment to a mast or vertical pole. The U-bolt is placed in the holes on the bottom of the bracket for attachment to a crossarm.


Construction UV-stabilized white thermoplastic plates, aluminum mounting bracket, white powder-coated stainless-steel U-bolt clamp
Plate Diameter 12.3 cm (4.84 in.)
Height 20.8 cm (8.19 in.)
Weight 1.01 kg (2.23 lb)


Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.


Compatible Note
083E-L (retired)
CS215-L (retired)
CS500-L (retired)
HC2-S3-L (retired)
HMP45C-L (retired)
HMP45C-L (retired)
HMP50-L (retired)

Additional Compatibility Information

The RAD10 attaches to a crossarm, mast, or user-supplied pipe with a 2.54 to 5.334 cm (1.0 to 2.1 in.) OD.