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ardzill

Hi! Is anyone familiar with getting data from the 6450 Vantage Pro Radiation Sensor?

I have a RJ11 adapter through which I can perhaps connect to an Arduino for power and data gathering. But I am not familiar with this kind of setup and I am afraid I might break the sensor by placing the wrong wires. Need help please.

weedpharma

http://www.davisnet.com/product_documents/weather/spec_sheets/6450_SS.pdf


The specifications give

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Green wire................................ Output(0to+3VDC);1.67mVperW/m2
Red&Black wires......................... Ground
Yellow wire ............................... +3VDC┬▒10%;1mA(typical
You will need a 3v supply to the yellow wire and ground the red and black wires.

The output is on the green wire and should be connected to an analogue input.

Make sure you connect the grounds from the device, 3v supply and Arduino.

These are not priced for hobby use! I can see why you are apprehensive!

Weedpharma


ardzill

Thank you for the reply. So basically, every 1.67mV (from 0 to 3 VDC) equals to 1 W/m2?

weedpharma

That is what the specification says.

Out of curiosity, please let us know what you are doing with it.

Weedpharma

ardzill

Oh I'm sorry, I forgot to mention that. My partner and I are working on a project that involves solar irradiance measurement. We are measuring efficiency of a solar panel and comparing it with its expected output with respect to the irradiance. We managed to borrow this sensor from a professor of ours.


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