The SQ-522-SS sensor outputs a digital signal using Modbus RTU protocol over RS-232 or RS-485. The sensor incorporates a rugged, self-cleaning sensor housing design, anodized aluminum body with acrylic diffuser, and high-quality cable terminating in pre-tinned pigtail leads for easy connection to dataloggers and controllers. Typical applications include PPFD measurement over plant canopies in outdoor environments, greenhouses, and growth chambers, and reflected or under-canopy (transmitted) PPFD measurements in the same environments. Quantum sensors are also used to measure PAR/PPFD in aquatic environments, including salt water aquariums where corals are grown.
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The SQ-522 is a full spectrum quantum sensor with a spectral range of 389 to 692 nm ± 5 nm, which can be seen in the graph below. This improved spectral response increases the accuracy of LED measurements.
The SQ-522 is used to measure incoming PPFD measurements in outdoor environments, greenhouses, growth chambers, and aquariums.