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T60 Temperature Sensor - Solar

This next-generation ambient temperature sensor builds on the NRG 110S’ trusted design, offering improved temperature accuracy and long-term reliability in harsh environments.

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The NRG T60 Temperature Sensor brings a new sensing element to the NRG 110S’s time-tested form. The result is a durable, reliable sensor that offers reduced measurement uncertainty and is capable of capturing measurements at higher temperatures. Because the T60 maintains the same physical design, signal output, and wiring scheme as the 110S, transitioning to this next generation sensor is exceptionally easy.

The T60 is ideally suited for the temperature measurement requirements of remote solar energy studies. Recommended uses of the data from this sensor include calculating energy density calculations; monitoring air temperature; calculating atmospheric stability conditions; identifying icing conditions in cold climates; and estimating PV panel efficiency, which is temperature-dependent.

*Please note: T60C is the calibrated version of this sensor.

  • Lower measurement uncertainty
  • ILAC-compliant, NIST-traceable calibrations available from an ISO 9001:2008, ISO/IEC 17025:2017 certified laboratory
  • Can measure up to 70°C (5°C greater than the 110S) 
  • Suitable for the temperature measurement requirements of remote wind and solar energy studies
  • Same physical design, body materials, and radiation shield as the 110S, ensuring seamless transition to T60
  4.6m cable (#14871) 4.6m Cable - Calibrated (#15824)
Description  
Sensor type Integrated circuit ambient temperature sensor with six plate radiation shield n/a
Applications
  • Wind and solar resource assessment
  • Wind and solar plant operations
  • Meteorological studies
  • Environmental monitoring
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Sensor range -40 °C to 70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F) n/a
Instrument compatibility All NRG loggers n/a
Output signal  
Signal type Linear analog voltage n/a
Transfer function Temperature (°C) = (Voltage x 44.74364) -40.85555 °C
Temperature (°F) = (Voltage x 80.53855) -41.53999 °F
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Accuracy Uncertainty (k=2): ±0.200 °C (±0.360 °F) n/a
Output signal range 0.020 to 2.480 V DC n/a
Turn on time <20 ms n/a
Resolution 0.0025 °C (0.0045 °F) n/a
Response characteristics  
Thermal time constant 5.38 minutes n/a
Power requirements  
Supply voltage 5 to 15 V DC

5 V pulsed excitation strongly recommended
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Supply current
  • 1.2 mA max. (no load on output)
  • SymphoniePRO Pulsed: 0.85 mA average
  • SymphoniePLUS3 Pulsed: 0.43 mA average
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Installation  
Mounting Attaches to tower with included hose clamps n/a
Tools required
  • 8 mm (5/16 inch) nut driver or flat blade (-) screwdriver (to install hose clamps)
  • Sheet metal shears or similar (for trimming hose clamps)
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Environmental  
Operating temperature range -40 °C to 70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F) n/a
Operating humidity range 0 to 100% RH n/a
Lifespan 10 years + n/a
Physical  
Connections Wire leads:
  • Signal (clear wire)
  • Ground (black wire)
  • Excitation (red wire)
  • Shield wire for earth ground
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Cable length 4.6 m (15 ft) n/a
Weight 0.47 kg (1.04 lbs) n/a
Dimensions
  • Probe only: 51.6 mm (2") height x 12.7 mm (0.5") diameter
  • Radiation shield: 124 mm (4.9") height x 127 mm (5 inches) diameter
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Materials  
Cable 3 conductor 22 AWG, with overall foil shield and drain wire, chrome PVC jacket n/a
Probe Aluminum, epoxy filled n/a
Shield UV-stabilized thermoplastic solar radiation shield n/a