Extech MO750 Soil Moisture Meter
The Extech Soil Moisture Meter features an 8 inch stainless steel moisture probe.
- Soil moisture content measurement from 0 to 50%
- Min/max records minimum and maximum moisture readings
- Data hold to freeze reading on display
|MO750||Soil moisture meter|
|Usually ships in 1-2 weeks|
The Extech Soil Moisture Probe performs moisture content measurements from 0 to 50%. With easy one-hand operation, the meter records minimum and maximum moisture readings. The data hold function freezes the readings on the display for further analysis.
- Sensor type: integrated contact probe
- Moisture content: 0 to 50%
- Maximum resolution: 0.1%
- Dimensions: 14.7 x 1.6 x 1.6 (374 x 40 x 40mm)
- Weight: 9.4oz (267g)
- (1) Meter
- (1) Sensor cap
- (4) AAA batteries
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