The CS215 is a temperature and relative humidity probe that uses a Swiss-made digital humidity and temperature element that makes accurate and stable measurements. The element is based on Sensirion's CMOSens technology, which has been tested for more than two years in alpine conditions. The CS215 outputs an SDI-12 signal that is measurable by most Campbell Scientific data loggers.Read More
The "-L" on a product model indicates that the cable length is specified at the time of order.
The CS215 uses the Sensirion SHT75, a combined relative humidity and temperature element, to provide accurate, stable measurements. The Sensirion SHT75 element is field-replaceable, eliminating the downtime typically required for the recalibration process. The CS215 outputs an SDI-12 signal that's measurable by many Campbell Scientific data loggers.
The CS215 should be housed in a solar radiation shield—typically the 41303-5A. The 41303-5A 6-plate naturally aspirated shield attaches to a mast, crossarm, or tower leg.
|Sensing Element||Sensirion SHT75|
|Measurement Description||Temperature, relative humidity|
|Communication Standard||SDI-12 V1.3 (responds to a subset of commands)|
|Housing Material||Anodized aluminum|
|Housing Classification||IP65 (NEMA 4)|
|Sensor Protection||Outer glass-filled polypropylene cap. Inner expanded PTFE filter. Filter material has a porosity of 64% and a pore size of < 3μm.|
|Typical Current Drain||
|EMC Compliance||Tested and conforms to IEC61326:2002.|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40° to +70°C|
|Field Replaceable Chip or Recalibrate||Field-replaceable chip|
|Length||18.0 cm (7.1 in.) including strain relief|
|Weight||150 g (5.3 oz) with 3.05 m (10 ft) cable|
|Measurement Range||0 to 100% RH (-20° to +60°C)|
|Output Resolution||0.03% RH|
|Short-Term Hysteresis||< 1% RH|
|Temperature Dependence||Better than ±2% (-20° to +60°C)|
|Typical Stability||±1.0% per year|
|Response Time with Filter||< 20 s (63% response time in still air)|
|Calibration Traceability||NIST and NPL standards|
|Measurement Range||-40° to +70°C|
|Response Time with Filter||< 120 s (63% response time in air moving at 1 m s-1)|
Note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible or incompatible products.
When exposed to sunlight, the CS215 must be housed in a 41303-5A radiation shield. To attach the 41303-5A to a CM202, CM204, or CM206 crossarm, place the 41303-5A’s U-bolt in the bottom holes. To attach the radiation shield directly to a tripod mast, tower mast, or tower leg, place the U-bolt in the side holes.
The CS215-L Temperature and RH sensor can also be housed in the 43502 if a special adapter from R. M. Young (R. M. Young pn 43537) is used.
Number of FAQs related to CS215-L: 14
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Relative humidity (RH) from the probe is capped at 100%. If readings of 100% occur during drier conditions, it is possible that the chip, the entire sensor, or both have associated issues. Repair, maintenance, or replacement is likely needed. Contact Campbell Scientific for assistance.
If the values are not within the published range of the sensor, there are several things to check:
Yes. This is pn 18142.
Yes, using pn 18144, Replacement RH and Temperature Element and Filter Cap for CS215. However, Campbell Scientific recommends taking the necessary precautions associated with changing electronics in the field. As this is a relatively small chip, it is not recommended to replace the chip during stormy weather or without having some type of collection container placed underneath in case the chip is accidentally dropped.
For assistance replacing the chip, refer to the “Maintenance and Calibration” section of the instruction manual.
Yes. This can be purchased from Campbell Scientific (pn 18144, Replacement RH and Temperature Element and Filter Cap for CS215). This chip replaces both the temperature and RH humidity sensing element.
No. The sensor cannot be calibrated, but Campbell Scientific can perform a calibration verification that includes multiple points (temperature and relative humidity). Campbell Scientific recommends using three points for RH (10%, 50%, and 90%) at one temperature (25 degrees Celsius), as well as an additional temperature point. This verification process has an initial setup charge and an additional per-point charge. Campbell Scientific sends a document indicating the values tested to with the accompanying measurement from the associated sensor.
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.