Consumption

Consumption table

The following table shows the power consumption of the Plug & Sense! Smart Agriculture Xtreme sensor probes. Remember that the sensor board can be completely disconnected by turning off all sensors, reducing the consumption to zero.

Added to that, some sensors are quite complex and they have various working modes, so the power consumption can vary. Values shown in the table are averages when the sensor is being read by Waspmote.

Sensor probe

Current consumption

Non-contact surface temperature measurement

1.82 mA (quiescent), 2.68 mA (measuring)

Leaf and flower bud temperature

1.70 mA (quiescent), 2.60 mA (measuring)

Soil oxygen level

7.00 mA (quiescent), 8.20 mA (measuring)

Shortwave radiation

15 mA

Solar radiation for Smart Agriculture Xtreme

0 μA

Ultraviolet radiation for Smart Agriculture Xtreme

0 μA

Temperature, humidity and pressure

0.02 mA (quiescent), 0.19 mA (measuring)

Conductivity, water content and soil temperature GS3

0.05 mA (quiescent), 6.00 mA (measuring)

Conductivity, water content and soil temperature 5TE

0.05 mA (quiescent), 5.00 mA (measuring)

Soil temperature and volumetric water content

0.05 mA (quiescent), 5.00 mA (measuring)

Soil water potential

0.05 mA (quiescent), 5.00 mA (measuring)

Vapor pressure, humidity, temperature and pressure in soil and air

0.05 mA (quiescent), 5.00 mA (measuring)

Leaf wetness Phytos 31

3.85 mA

Dendrometer for Smart Agriculture Xtreme

160 μA

Weather stations

Depends on the model (can be high)

Solar radiation and temperature Datasol MET

7.5 mA

Luminosity

0.02 mA (quiescent), 0.24 mA (measuring)