HOBO MicroRX Station

Overview

  • The compact and rugged HOBO MicroRX Station is an easy-to-deploy, low-cost cellular solution for long-term, reliable field monitoring. Two power source options are available: a solar panel for extended deployments, and user-replaceable batteries for flexible mounting in covered or protected locations. The station includes inputs for up to five of Onset’s research-grade plug-and-play sensors, and can be ordered with an additional water level sensor input with integrated flow conversion. Configurable station-side alarms trigger immediate notifications of critical conditions, and Onset’s cloud-based HOBOlink platform makes it easy to view, access, and share data.
  • Part #

    RX2100
  • Important Info

    The MicroRX Station uses HOBOlink, Onset’s cloud-based software, to access data with a web browser or mobile device.
  • Compact size for easy deployment
  • Robust, weatherproof IP66/NEMA 4X enclosure
  • Two power options:
    • Integrated 1.7W solar panel with rechargeable battery pack
      • 5W and 15W external solar panels can be added to MicroRX Station (RX2102), MicroRX Water Level Station (RX2104) or MicroRX Station for HOBOnet (RX2106)
    • User-replaceable AA lithium batteries
  • Inputs for five plug-and-play sensors
  • Optional water level sensor input included in MicroRX Water Level Station, battery-powered (RX2103) and MicroRX Water Level Station, solar-powered (RX2104)
  • Built-in LCD confirms proper setup and operation
  • Integrated mounting tabs for use with screws, zip ties, or U-bolts
  • Station-side alarms, including water flow and accumulated rainfall
  • Up to 10-minute connection rates via 4G cellular data plans
  • Cloud-based monitoring and data access through HOBOlink

The country of origin for this product is the United States. To see the full specifications for this product, please see our product manual found under the documentation tab if available

Operating Range

MicroRX Station, battery-powered (RX2101) and Micro RX Water Level Station, battery-powered (RX2103): -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F)
MicroRX Station, solar-powered (RX2102), MicroRX Water Level Station, solar-powered (RX2104) and MicroRX Station for HOBOnet, solar-powered (RX2106): -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)

Smart Sensor Connectors

5

Smart Sensor Network Cable Length

100 m (328 ft) maximum

Smart Sensor Data Channels

Maximum of 15 (some smart sensors use more than one data channel; see sensor manual for details)

Logging Rate

1 minute to 18 hours

Time Accuracy

±8 seconds per month in 0° to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) range;
±30 seconds per month in -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F) range

Battery Type/Power Source

RX2102, RX2104 and RX2106: Integrated 1.7 watt solar panel and NiMH rechargeable battery pack; optional AC power adapter (P-AC-1) or external solar panel (SOLAR-xW) can be used in place of integrated solar panel
RX2101 and RX2103: 6 AA 1.5 V lithium batteries or AC power adapter (P-AC-1)

Battery Life

RX2102, RX2104 and RX2106 Battery Life:

Typical 3–5 years when operated in the temperature range -20° to 40°C (-4° to 104°F); operation outside this range will reduce the battery service life.

Maximum connection rates with built-in solar panel, in full sun:

  • 10 minute connections year round for latitudes less than ±40°
  • 10 minute connections through three seasons in other regions, reduced to 30 minute connections in winter

Maximum connection rates with external 5W or 15W solar panels:

  • 10 minute connections year round, in full sun
  • Connection rate with external solar panels may be less if deployed in partial sun

Battery life without solar recharging, with hourly connections and
1 minute logging:

  • RX2102: 3 months
  • RX2104: 2 months
  • RX2106: 3 months

RX2101 and RX2103 Battery Life:

Battery life with daily connections:

  • RX2101: 1 year with 1 minute logging
  • RX2103: 1 year with 2 minute logging

Battery life with hourly connections and 1 minute logging:

  • RX2101: 3 months
  • RX2103: 2 months

Note: Deployments in areas with weak cellular strength could reduce battery life.

Memory

16 MB, 1 million measurements, continuous logging

Alarm Notification Latency

Logging interval plus 2–4 minutes, typical

Enclosure Access

Hinged door secured by two latches with eyelets for use with user-supplied padlocks

LCD

LCD is visible from 0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F); the LCD may react slowly or go blank in temperatures outside this range

Materials

Outer enclosure: Polycarbonate/PBT blend with brass inserts; Interior: Polycarbonate/PBT; Gasket: Silicone foam; Cable channel: Santoprene™ TPE; U-Bolts (not included): Steel with zinc dichromate finish

Dimensions

19.95 x 13.68 x 7.49 cm (7.85 x 5.39 x 2.95 in.)

Weight

678 g (23.9 oz)

Mounting

Optional U-bolts are compatible with masts up to 4.14 cm (1.63 in.) mast diameter; can also be mounted with zip ties or mounted to a flat surface with screws

Environmental Rating

Weatherproof enclosure, NEMA 4X and IP66 (requires proper installation of cable channel system)

Wireless Radio

GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS/HSPA+: Seven band 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz
LTE: Twelve Band 700/800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz

Antenna

4G LTE

ce

The CE Marking identifies this product as complying with all relevant directives in the European Union (EU)

FCC Logo Australia/New Zealand General Compliance mark 

FCC ID QIPPLS62-W, IC ID:7830A-PLS62W

In what environment does this data logger operate?

This data logger operates in indoor and outdoor environments.

What measurements does this data logger support?

The RX2100 data logger supports the following measurements: Absolute Pressure, 4-20mA, AC Current, AC Voltage, Amp Hour (Ah), Barometric Pressure, DC Voltage, Dew Point, Evapotranspiration, Kilowatt Hours (kWh), Leaf Wetness, Light Intensity, PAR, Power Factor (PF), Pulse Input, Rainfall, Relative Humidity, Soil Moisture, Temperature, Volt-Amp Reactive hour, Water Flow, Water Level, Watt Hours (Wh), Watts (W) and Wind