HOBO Water Level Logger (100′)

HOBO Water Level Logger

Manufacturer: onset
Part Number: U20L-02
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The HOBO U20L-002 is a low-cost, research-grade water level data logger for continuously measuring water level and temperature in a wide range of underwater environments. It features 0.1% accuracy, a polypropylene housing for use in both fresh and salt water, and a non-vented design for convenient and hassle-free deployment.

  • Self-contained non-vented design enables easy deployment
  • Ideal for use in both fresh and saltwater environments, including wells, streams, lakes, wetlands, and tidal areas
  • Depths up to 100 feet
  • Durable ceramic pressure sensor withstands freezing
  • HOBOware Pro software provides easy conversion to accurate water level reading, fully compensated for barometric pressure (see demo), temperature, and water density
Note: A calibration certificate is not offered for this logger. If you require a NIST-traceable calibration certificate, please see the U20-001-02 (freshwater) or U20-001-02-Ti (saltwater).

Environment: The U20L-02 Data Logger is for use in Outdoor and Underwater environments

Measurements: The U20L-02 Data Logger supports the following measurements:

Temperature, Barometric Pressure, Water Level

Operation Range 0 to 400 kPa (0 to 58 psia); approximately 0 to 30.6 m (0 to 100 ft) of water depth at sea level, or 0 to 33.6 m (0 to 111 ft) of water at 3,000 m (10,000 ft) of altitude
Factory Calibrated Range 69 to 400 kPa (10 to 58 psia), 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Burst Pressure 500 kPa (72.5 psia) or 40.8 m (134 ft) depth
Water Level Accuracy* Typical error: ±0.1% FS, 3.0 cm (0.1 ft) water Maximum error: ±0.2% FS, 6.0 cm (0.2 ft) water
Raw Pressure Accuracy** ±0.3% FS, 1.20 kPa (0.17 psi) maximum error
Resolution <0.04 kPa (0.006 psi), 0.41 cm (0.013 ft) water
Pressure Response Time (90%)*** <1 second at a stable temperature; measurement accuracy also depends on temperature response time
Temperature Measurements
Operation Range -20° to 50°C (-4° to 122°F)
Accuracy ±0.44°C from 0° to 50°C (±0.79°F from 32° to 122°F), see Plot A
Resolution 0.10°C at 25°C (0.18°F at 77°F), see Plot A
Response Time (90%) 10 minutes in water (typical)
Stability (Drift) 0.1°C (0.18°F) per year
Real-time Clock ±1 minute per month 0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F)
Battery 2/3 AA, 3.6 Volt lithium, factory-replaceable
Battery Life (Typical Use) 5 years with 1 minute or greater logging interval
Memory (Non-volatile) 64K bytes memory (approx. 21,700 pressure and temperature samples)
Weight Approximately 154 g (5.43 oz) in air Approximately 53.9 g (1.9 oz) in fresh water
Dimensions 3.18 cm (1.25 inches) diameter, 15.24 cm (6.0 inches) length; mounting hole 6.3 mm (0.25 inches) diameter
Wetted Materials Polypropylene housing and lanyard; Viton and Buna-N O-rings; ceramic sensor in acetyl end cap; stainless steel screws suitable for saltwater
Logging Interval Fixed-rate or multiple logging intervals, with up to 8 user-defined logging intervals and durations; logging intervals from 1 second to 18 hours. Refer to the HOBOware User’s Guide for details.
Launch Modes Immediate start and delayed start
Offload Modes Offload while logging; stop and offload
Battery Indication Battery voltage can be viewed in status screen and optionally logged in datafile. Low battery indication in datafile.
CE Compliant The CE Marking identifies this product as complying with all relevant directives in the European Union (EU).