METER RT-1 Temperature Sensor User Guide



PreparationConfirm that the sensor components are intact. The sensor is completely waterproof, submersible, and designed for continuousoutdoor use. Contact Customer Support for more information.

The RT-1 and the ECT sensors are the same sensors that perform different measurements. The RT-1 measures soil temperature,and the ECT is paired with a radiation shield to measure the air temperature.

Set up and test the system (sensors and reader or data logger) in a lab or office. Ensure the reader or data logger is using up-to-date firmware and software. Verify all sensors read within expected ranges (; etc- support).

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ATTENTIONFor best results, use the latest versions of METER software and firmware for the computer or mobile device, products, and sensors. Please use the software Help menu to find updates. Consult the sensor user manual for more troubleshooting tips.


1. Insert Sensor

Soil temperature (RT-1). Trench a hole to the desired sensor depth. Insert the sensor into the undisturbed soil. Air temperature (ECT). Securely mount and level the sensor.

2. Check Sensor Operation

Plug the sensor into the data logger and use the SCAN function in the software to do a quick check of sensor operation.

3. Configure Logger

Use data logger software to apply appropriate settings to the sensors plugged into each data logger port.

SUPPORTHave a question or problem? Our support team can help.We manufacture, test, calibrate, and repair every instrument in the house. Our scientists and technicians use the instruments every day in our product testing lab. No matter what your question is, we have someone who can help you answer it.

NORTH AMERICAEmail: [email protected]Phone: +1.509.332.5600 EUROPEEmail: [email protected]Phone: +49 89 12 66 52 0



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