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Apogee MQ-500 Full-Spectrum Quantum Meter Package

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The MQ-500 has a hand-held meter, attached via cable, that displays and stores measurements. The sensor incorporates a blue-enhanced silicon photodiode and custom optical filters with a rugged, self-cleaning...

Apogee MQ-500 Full-Spectrum Quantum Meter Package

The MQ-500 has a hand-held meter, attached via cable, that displays and stores measurements. The sensor incorporates a blue-enhanced silicon photodiode and custom optical filters with a rugged, self-cleaning sensor housing design, anodized aluminum body with acrylic diffuser. Typical applications include PPFD measurement over plant canopies in outdoor environments, greenhouses, and growth chambers, and reflected or under-canopy (transmitted) PPFD measurements in the same environments. Quantum sensors are also used to measure PAR/PPFD in aquatic environments, including salt water aquariums where corals are grown.

The meter has a sample and log mode, and will record an integrated daily total in mol m-2 d-1. Sample mode will record up to 99 manual measurements. Log mode will power the meter on/off to make a measurement every 30 seconds. Every 30 minutes the meter will average the sixty 30 second measurements and record the averaged value to memory. The meter can store up to 99 averages, once full it will start to overwrite the oldest measurement with new ones. An integrated daily total will be recorded from the 48 averaged measurements (making a 24 hr period). Sample and log measurements can be reviewed on the LCD display or by downloading the data to a computer, however, the integrated daily total can only be viewed by downloading the data to a computer. Downloading data to a computer requires the AC-100 communication cable (a standard USB cable will not work) and ApogeeAMS software.


Package Includes

Apogee MQ-500: Full-Spectrum Quantum
AA-100: Protective Carrying Case
AM-310: Sensor Wand


How is the MQ-500 different from previous Apogee quantum sensors?

The MQ-500 is a full spectrum quantum sensor with a spectral range of 389 to 692 nm ± 5 nm, which can be seen in the graph below. This improved spectral response increases the accuracy of LED measurements.


    Where is the MQ-500 used?

    The MQ-500 is used to measure incoming PPFD measurements in outdoor environments, greenhouses, growth chambers, and aquariums.

      Specifications

      • Calibration Uncertainty: ± 5 %
      • Measurement Range: 0 to 4000 µmol m-2 s-1
      • Measurement Repeatability: Less than 0.5 %
      • Long-term Drift (Non-stability): Less than 2 % per year
      • Non-linearity: Less than 1 % (up to 4000 µmol m-2 s-1)
      • Response Time: Less than 1 ms
      • Field of View: 180°
      • Spectral Range: 389 to 692 nm ± 5 nm (wavelengths 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 ± 0.03 % C -1
      • Uncertainty in Daily Total: Less than 5 %
      • Detector: Blue-enhance silicon photodiode
      • Housing: Anodized aluminum body with acrylic diffuser
      • IP Rating: IP68
      • Operating Environment: 0 to 50 C, less than 90 % non-condensing relative humidity up to 30 C, less than 70 % non-condensing relative humidity from 30 to 50 C, separate sensors can be submerged in water up to depth of 30 m
      • Meter Dimensions: 126 mm length, 70 mm width, 24 mm height
      • Sensor Dimensions: 24 mm diameter, 37 mm height
      • Mass: 100 g (with 5 m of lead wire)
      • Cable: 2 m of shielded, twisted-pair wire; additional cable available; santoprene rubber jacket
      • Warranty: 4 years against defects in materials and workmanship

      AA-100: Protective Carrying Case Product Description

      Protective carrying case designed to transport and store Apogee meters, sensors, and accessories.


      AM-310: Sensor Wand Product Description

      This accessory incorporates a mounting fixture at the end of a telescopic wand extendable to 33 inches (84 cm). All radiation sensors are compatible with the wand, which allows the user to place the sensor in hard to reach areas such as in a greenhouse or fresh water aquarium tanks. For saltwater, we recommend the AM-320 wand.

      Warranty & Return Policy

      4 years against defects in materials and workmanship.


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      We are proud to offer FREE SHIPPING to all orders of $50 or more with a physical address (no P.O. Boxes) within the contiguous United States. That means everywhere in the United States besides Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. If you live in one of these locations, please contact us for a shipping quote.

      Please note: We process all website orders Monday - Friday, 7 am - 4 pm. If you placed an order over the weekend or after hours, it will not get processed until the next business day.

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      We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute lowest prices online.

      That means that if you find any online retailer that has a lower price than us, just let us know, we'll match the price! Additionally, if you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within 30 days of your original purchase date, let us know and we'll refund the difference, no questions asked!

      Description

      Apogee MQ-500 Full-Spectrum Quantum Meter Package

      The MQ-500 has a hand-held meter, attached via cable, that displays and stores measurements. The sensor incorporates a blue-enhanced silicon photodiode and custom optical filters with a rugged, self-cleaning sensor housing design, anodized aluminum body with acrylic diffuser. Typical applications include PPFD measurement over plant canopies in outdoor environments, greenhouses, and growth chambers, and reflected or under-canopy (transmitted) PPFD measurements in the same environments. Quantum sensors are also used to measure PAR/PPFD in aquatic environments, including salt water aquariums where corals are grown.

      The meter has a sample and log mode, and will record an integrated daily total in mol m-2 d-1. Sample mode will record up to 99 manual measurements. Log mode will power the meter on/off to make a measurement every 30 seconds. Every 30 minutes the meter will average the sixty 30 second measurements and record the averaged value to memory. The meter can store up to 99 averages, once full it will start to overwrite the oldest measurement with new ones. An integrated daily total will be recorded from the 48 averaged measurements (making a 24 hr period). Sample and log measurements can be reviewed on the LCD display or by downloading the data to a computer, however, the integrated daily total can only be viewed by downloading the data to a computer. Downloading data to a computer requires the AC-100 communication cable (a standard USB cable will not work) and ApogeeAMS software.


      Package Includes

      Apogee MQ-500: Full-Spectrum Quantum
      AA-100: Protective Carrying Case
      AM-310: Sensor Wand


      How is the MQ-500 different from previous Apogee quantum sensors?

      The MQ-500 is a full spectrum quantum sensor with a spectral range of 389 to 692 nm ± 5 nm, which can be seen in the graph below. This improved spectral response increases the accuracy of LED measurements.


        Where is the MQ-500 used?

        The MQ-500 is used to measure incoming PPFD measurements in outdoor environments, greenhouses, growth chambers, and aquariums.

          Specifications

          • Calibration Uncertainty: ± 5 %
          • Measurement Range: 0 to 4000 µmol m-2 s-1
          • Measurement Repeatability: Less than 0.5 %
          • Long-term Drift (Non-stability): Less than 2 % per year
          • Non-linearity: Less than 1 % (up to 4000 µmol m-2 s-1)
          • Response Time: Less than 1 ms
          • Field of View: 180°
          • Spectral Range: 389 to 692 nm ± 5 nm (wavelengths 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 ± 0.03 % C -1
          • Uncertainty in Daily Total: Less than 5 %
          • Detector: Blue-enhance silicon photodiode
          • Housing: Anodized aluminum body with acrylic diffuser
          • IP Rating: IP68
          • Operating Environment: 0 to 50 C, less than 90 % non-condensing relative humidity up to 30 C, less than 70 % non-condensing relative humidity from 30 to 50 C, separate sensors can be submerged in water up to depth of 30 m
          • Meter Dimensions: 126 mm length, 70 mm width, 24 mm height
          • Sensor Dimensions: 24 mm diameter, 37 mm height
          • Mass: 100 g (with 5 m of lead wire)
          • Cable: 2 m of shielded, twisted-pair wire; additional cable available; santoprene rubber jacket
          • Warranty: 4 years against defects in materials and workmanship

          AA-100: Protective Carrying Case Product Description

          Protective carrying case designed to transport and store Apogee meters, sensors, and accessories.


          AM-310: Sensor Wand Product Description

          This accessory incorporates a mounting fixture at the end of a telescopic wand extendable to 33 inches (84 cm). All radiation sensors are compatible with the wand, which allows the user to place the sensor in hard to reach areas such as in a greenhouse or fresh water aquarium tanks. For saltwater, we recommend the AM-320 wand.

          Warranty

          Warranty & Return Policy

          4 years against defects in materials and workmanship.


          Free Shipping

          Free Shipping

          We are proud to offer FREE SHIPPING to all orders of $50 or more with a physical address (no P.O. Boxes) within the contiguous United States. That means everywhere in the United States besides Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. If you live in one of these locations, please contact us for a shipping quote.

          Please note: We process all website orders Monday - Friday, 7 am - 4 pm. If you placed an order over the weekend or after hours, it will not get processed until the next business day.

          Price Match Guarantee

          Price Match Guarantee

          We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute lowest prices online.

          That means that if you find any online retailer that has a lower price than us, just let us know, we'll match the price! Additionally, if you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within 30 days of your original purchase date, let us know and we'll refund the difference, no questions asked!