The 260-705 Ultrasonic Snow Depth Sensor is a low cost, rugged sensor for reliable snow depth measurement. The 260-705 is a non-contact object detecting and ranging sensor that uses high frequency sound to detect and localize objects in a variety of environments. Ultrasonic sensors measure the time of flight for sound that has been transmitted to and reflected back from nearby objects within a defined area. Based upon the time of flight, the sensor outputs a range reading. Temperature compensation is applied to every reading using an integrated temperature sensor. Multiple sensor readings are analyzed using algorithms optimized for snow measurement, ensuring accurate results. The 260-705 can interface with most data loggers.
Power: 5.0 Vdc @ 3.1 mA (maximum voltage 5.5 Vdc) standard, 12-15 Vdc option is available Analog output: 0.5 to 5.0 V ratiometric output with output filtering Digital output: 9600 baud serial ASCII Range: 1.6 to 16 feet (0.5 to 5 meters) Beam width: 20 degrees Accuracy: 1% typical Resolution: 5 mm analog output, 1 mm serial output Operating temperature: -40°F to +149°F (-40°C to +65°C) Enclosure: IP67 rated with 3/4" pipe NPT coupling, female Size: 9.2" x 4.1" x 1.8" (23.4 x 10.4 x 4.6 cm) Weight: 1.2 lbs (0.55 kg) Cable length: 25 feet (7.6 meters) Maximum cable length: 500 feet (150 meters)