The SU-220 UV-A, smart sensor can be connected directly to a computer (Windows or macOS X) via USB for taking spot measurements or graphing and datalogging real-time PPFD using the included software. The sensor can also act as a stand-alone PAR datalogger by simply connecting it to most standard 5 V DC USB power plugs. Internal memory within the sensor head is capable of storing 10,000 user-specified periodic measurements that can be downloaded as a CSV file to a computer for analysis.
The sensor offers a low-cost option for detecting UV radiation from 300 to 400 nm and are calibrated in energy flux units of Watts per square meter. Typical applications include monitoring the filtering ability and stability of various materials, measuring UV-A radiation in outdoor environments and laboratory use, and monitoring UV radiation in horticultural operations environments. Sensor includes IP68 marine-grade stainless-steel cable connector 30 cm from head to simplify sensor removal and replacement for maintenance and recalibration.
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The sensor can be connected to a desktop, laptop, or tablet computer via USB 2.0 type A plug, to be used with the Apogee software (windows compatible, XP and later; Mac compatible, 10.10 and later). The included ApogeeConnect software gives the user control of data logging and calibration settings, provides a real time output display and graph of shortwave radiation measurements and allows the data set to be saved as a csv file.
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The sensor has internal data storage capability with the ability to hold up to 10,000 measurements. This allows the sensor to collect data while connected to most stand-alone 5 V DC power supply such as a USB wall adapter.