Stevens SDI-12 Xplorer
- Easily configure any SDI-12 sensor directly from a computer
- Easy-to-use Windows GUI
- Sensor power provided via USB connection - up to 150 mA
|51139||SDI-12 Xplorer, USB to SDI-12 sensor interface adapter|
|Usually ships in 1-2 weeks|
The Stevens SDI-12 Xplorer enables easy programming of any SDI-12 sensor simply by connected the sensor to a computer's USB port. Configuration of the sensor can be done using any terminal program or Stevens Xplorer GUI. One side of the SDI-12 Xplorer features a USB Type-B connection for plugging into a computer. The other side of the SDI-12 Xplorer has +12 V out, GND, and SDI-12 data channels for connection to any standard SDI-12 sensor.
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