The 083E, manufactured by Met One, is a temperature and relative humidity sensor that is commonly used with the WMS100 for wind-farm power performance measurements. The sensor is made of corrosion-resistant aluminum and polymer, and it is water-tight. It measures the full range of relative humidity, from 0 to 100%.Read More
The 083E Relative Humidity Sensor measures variance in the capacitance change of a one micron thick dielectric polymer layer. This film absorbs water molecules through a metal electrode, and causes a capacitance change that is proportional to relative humidity. The thin polymer layer reacts quickly, providing up to 90% of the final value of relative humidity in fewer than five seconds. The sensor’s response is essentially linear, with small hysteresis, and negligible temperature dependence.
Temperature is measured with an internal thermistor.
|Measurement Description||Temperature, relative humidity|
|Signal Type/Output||Analog voltage|
|Input Power||4 mA at 12 Vdc (10 to 14 Vdc)|
|Diameter||1.91 cm (0.75 in.)|
|Length||19.05 cm (7.5 in.)|
|Weight||70.9 g (2.5 oz)|
|Sensor||Thin film polymer capacitor|
|Measurement Range||0 to 100% RH|
|Response Time||10 s (with 2 m s-1 aspiration)|
|Temperature Coefficient||0.04% RH per °C|
|Accuracy||±2.0% from 0 to 100% humidity|
|Output Signal Range||0 to 1 Vdc|
|Sensor||Thermistor (precision multi-element)|
|Operating Temperature Range||-50° to +50°C|
Note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible or incompatible products.
When exposed to sunlight, the 083E must be housed in a 41003-5 or RAD14 naturally aspirated radiation shield. The 41003-5 and RAD14 attach 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 RAD14 uses a double-louvered design that offers improved sensor protection from driving rain, snow, and insect intrusion. A better measurement can be made by providing 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]).
Number of FAQs related to 083E-L: 3
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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.
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.