HOBO Water Level (13 ft) Data Logger

Part # U20L-04
 
 
$299
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HOBO data loggers requires HOBOware software (USB interface cable included w/CD purchase) and a communications device. HOBOware Pro is required when using the U-DTW-1 Waterproof shuttle. See compatible items below.


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Overview

The HOBO U20L-004 is a low-cost, research-grade water level data logger for continuously measuring water level and temperature in a wide range of underwater environments. It features 0.1% measurement accuracy, a polypropylene housing for use in both fresh and salt water, and a non-vented design for convenient and hassle-free deployment.

Helpful Links:

Sensor location drawing
Barometric Pressure Compensation Assistant Demo
Multi-rate Sampling Demo

Highlighted Features

  • Self-contained non-vented design enables easy deployment
  • Ideal for use in both fresh and saltwater environments, including wells, streams, lakes, wetlands, and tidal areas
  • Depths up to 13 feet
  • Durable ceramic pressure sensor withstands freezing
  • HOBOware Pro software provides easy conversion to accurate water level reading, fully compensated for barometric pressure (see demo), temperature, and water density

Note: A calibration certificate is not offered for this logger. If you require a NIST-traceable calibration certificate, please see the U20-001-04 (freshwater) or U20-001-04-Ti (saltwater).

In what environment does this data logger operate?

This data logger operates in outdoor and underwater environments.

What measurements does this data logger support?

The U20L-04 data logger supports the following measurements: Absolute Pressure, Barometric Pressure, Temperature and Water Level

The HOBO U20L-004 is a low-cost, research-grade water level data logger for continuously measuring water level and temperature in a wide range of underwater environments. It features 0.1% measurement accuracy, a polypropylene housing for use in both fresh and salt water, and a non-vented design for convenient and hassle-free deployment.

Helpful Links:

Sensor location drawing
Barometric Pressure Compensation Assistant Demo
Multi-rate Sampling Demo

Highlighted Features

  • Self-contained non-vented design enables easy deployment
  • Ideal for use in both fresh and saltwater environments, including wells, streams, lakes, wetlands, and tidal areas
  • Depths up to 13 feet
  • Durable ceramic pressure sensor withstands freezing
  • HOBOware Pro software provides easy conversion to accurate water level reading, fully compensated for barometric pressure (see demo), temperature, and water density

Note: A calibration certificate is not offered for this logger. If you require a NIST-traceable calibration certificate, please see the U20-001-04 (freshwater) or U20-001-04-Ti (saltwater).

In what environment does this data logger operate?

This data logger operates in outdoor and underwater environments.

What measurements does this data logger support?

The U20L-04 data logger supports the following measurements: Absolute Pressure, Barometric Pressure, Temperature and Water Level

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The country of origin for this product is the United States. To see the full specifications for this product, please see our product manual found under the documentation tab if available.

Pressure (Absolute) and Water Level Measurements U20L-04
Operation Range 0 to 145 kPa (0 to 21 psia); approximately 0 to 4 m (0 to 13 ft) of water depth at sea level, or 0 to 7 m (0 to 23 ft) of water at 3,000 m (10,000 ft) of altitude
Factory Calibrated Range 69 to 145 kPa (10 to 21 psia), 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Burst Pressure 310 kPa (45 psia) or 18 m (60 ft) depth
Water Level Accuracy* Typical error: ±0.1% FS, 0.4 cm (0.013 ft) water
Maximum error: ±0.2% FS, 0.8 cm (0.026 ft) water
Raw Pressure Accuracy** ±0.3% FS, 0.43 kPa (0.063 psi) maximum error
Resolution <0.014 kPa (0.002 psi), 0.14 cm (0.005 ft) water
Pressure Response Time (90%)*** <1 second at a stable temperature; measurement accuracy also depends on temperature response time
Temperature Measurements
Operation Range -20° to 50°C (-4° to 122°F)
Accuracy ±0.44°C from 0° to 50°C (±0.79°F from 32° to 122°F), see Plot A in manual
Resolution 0.10°C at 25°C (0.18°F at 77°F), see Plot A in manual
Response Time (90%) 10 minutes in water (typical)
Stability (Drift) 0.1°C (0.18°F) per year
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Real-time Clock ±1 minute per month 0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F)
Battery 2/3 AA, 3.6 Volt lithium, factory-replaceable
Battery Life (Typical Use) 5 years with 1 minute or greater logging interval
Memory (Non-volatile) 64K bytes memory (approx. 21,700 pressure and temperature samples)
Weight Approximately 154 g (5.43 oz) in air Approximately 53.9 g (1.9 oz) in fresh water
Dimensions 3.18 cm (1.25 inches) diameter, 15.24 cm (6.0 inches) length; mounting hole 6.3 mm (0.25 inches) diameter
Wetted Materials Polypropylene housing and lanyard; Viton and Buna-N O-rings; ceramic sensor in acetyl end cap; stainless steel screws suitable for saltwater
Logging Interval Fixed-rate or multiple logging intervals, with up to 8 user-defined logging intervals and durations; logging intervals from 1 second to 18 hours. Refer to the HOBOware User’s Guide for details.
Launch Modes Immediate start and delayed start
Offload Modes Offload while logging; stop and offload
Battery Indication Battery voltage can be viewed in status screen and optionally logged in datafile. Low battery indication in datafile.
CE Compliant The CE Marking identifies this product as complying with all relevant directives in the European Union (EU).

 

* Water Level Accuracy: With accurate reference water level measurement, known water density, accurate Barometric Compensation Assistant data, and a stable temperature environment.

** Raw Pressure Accuracy: Absolute pressure sensor accuracy includes all sensor drift, temperature, and hysteresis-induced errors.

*** Changes in Temperature: Allow 20 minutes in water to achieve full temperature compensation of the pressure sensor. Maximum error due to rapid thermal changes is approximately 0.5%.

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