Apogee Bluetooth LED PAR Meter Kit

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PQ-510 Package: microCache and Full-spectrum Quantum with 2 meter cable

This promotional package includes a SQ-500-SS2 Full-spectrum Quantum sensor (with a 2 meter cable), a microCache Bluetooth micro-logger, an AA-090 protective Neoprene Case, an extra 2545 microCache battery, and an AM-020 Apogee PVC Sensor Platform. The extended 2 meter cable of the SS2 model allows the microCache to be positioned further from the sensor, such as out of the water when used with coral reef tanks or for other applications. When paired, these two devices are a powerful tool for monitoring photosynthetically active radiation with research-grade accuracy for optimal specimen growth. The SQ-500 sensor is a trusted industry standard for making accurate PPFD measurements.

The new AT-100 microCache (µCache) micro-logger is a rugged, standalone, battery-powered device that can collect over 400,000 data points and connects your sensor to your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth using our free ApogeeConnect app. The app allows you to make real-time measurements, set custom datalogging intervals, monitor and graph daily lights integrals, assure photoperiods, download datasets, and more.


Power Supply: Self-powered

Output (Sensitivity): 0.01 mV per µmol mˉ² sˉ¹

Calibration Factor (Reciprocal of Sensitivty): 100 µmol mˉ² sˉ¹ per mV

Calibration Uncertainty: ± 5 %

Calibrated Output Range: 0 to 40 mV

Measurement Range: 0 to 4000 µmol mˉ² sˉ¹

Measurement Repeatability: Less than 0.5 %

Long-term Drift: Less than 2 % per year

Non-linearity: Less than 1 % (up to 4000 µmol mˉ² sˉ¹)

Response Time: Less than 1 ms

Field of View: 180˚

Spectral Range: 389 to 692 nm ± 5 nm (wavelegths where response is greater than 50 % of maximum)

Spectral Selectivity: Less than 10 % from 412 to 682 nm ± 5 nm

Directional (Cosine) Response: ± 5 % at 75˚ zenith angle

Azimuth Error: Less than 0.5 %

Tilt Error: Less than 0.5 %

Temperature Response: -0.11 ± 0.04 % per C

Uncertainty in Daily Total: Less than 5 %

Detector: Blue-enhanced silicon photodiode

Housing: Anodized aluminum body with acrylic diffuser

IP Rating: IP68

Operating Environment: -40 to 70 C; 0 to 100 % relative humidity; can be submerged in water up to depths of 30 m

Dimensions: 24 mm diameter, 37 mm height

Mass (with 5 m of cable): 100g

Communication Protocol: Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth 4.0+)

Bluetooth Range: ~45 m (line-of-sight)

Data Logging Capability: Averaging Interval: 1-60 minutes; Sampling Interval: ≥ 1 second

Data Log Capacity: Over 400,000 Entries (~9 months at a 1-minute logging interval)

Time Accuracy: ± 30 seconds per month at 0° C ~ 70° C

Battery Type: 2/3 AA 3.6 Volt Lithium Battery

Battery Life: ~1 year w/ 10-second sampling interval and an average of 5 minutes daily connected time; ~2 years w/ 60-second sampling interval and an average of 5 minutes daily connected time

Operating Environment: -40 to 85 C

Dimensions: 66 mm length, 50 mm width, 18 mm height

Weight: 52 g

IP Rating: IP67

Connector Type: M8

Bluetooth Module: BMD-340 Contains FCC ID: 2AA9B10 IC: 12208A-10

ADC Resolution: 24 bits

Warranty: 4 years against defects in materials and workmanship

Manufactured: Made in the USA