ADCON SERIES 6 RTU

ADCON new ultra low power RTU A760, A765 and A764

The ADCON SERIES 6 RTU is the new generation of remote-controlled, ultra low-power dataloggers for agricultural, meteorological and hydrological applications at a competitive price.

The series differentiates from its predecessors by a self-monitoring battery, a larger memory for up to 2 million values and wireless communication via Bluetooth.

Further advantages are the data encryption option to ensure data safety, the convenient firmware update over the air as well as the future-proof design for integration in IoT networks and existing state-of-the-art communication technologies.

The ADCON SERIES 6 RTU is available as 2G/3G or 4G/LTE version and is equipped with a fast 32-bit-CPU.

  • Compact data logger with integrated cell modem
  • ultra-low-power design; large integrated memory; IP-67/IP-65; WMO-compliant weather recording; Bluetooth; Firmware update over the air feature (FOTA )
  • 2G/3G or 4G/LTE
  • A764: 12x analog in (0 … 2,5 VDC); 4x pulse counter 4x digital in/out (0 … 3 V TTL); 40x SDI-12 values; Analog resolution: 16-Bit @ 0 … 2,5 V
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Description

Like all ADCON RTUs the SERIES 6 RTUs are fully integrated units: datalogger, cell modem and battery all together, fit into an extremely compact and robust aluminum case. In contrast to standard logger solutions the SERIES 6 RTUs does not need a separate enclosure, lots of wires to modem, battery and antenna, complicated setup to make the logger talk to the modem, etc. – the RTUs are truly plug and play. Connect the sensors and your solar panel by simply screwing in a connector, insert your SIM card, program your PIN code (for security reasons) and the IP address of your A850 Telemetry Gateway – ready to go!

In combination with ADCON’s ultra-low-power sensors the SERIES 6 RTUs also runs off an extra small solar panel, about the size of a sheet of paper in DIN A5. That not only reduces wind pressure a lot, it allows for a light installation and it usually keeps thieves away – it’s just too small to be attractive.

Product performance overview by applications:

RTU A760   

Disease +++     Climate/Research o   Irrigation +++    Water Mgmt +++    Flood Waring +++

RTUI A764  

Disease +++++ Climate/Research +++++  Irrigation +++++ Water Mgmt +++++  Flood Waring +++++

RTU A765  

Disease o    Climate/Research o    Irrigation ++++  Water Mgmt ++++  Flood Waring ++++

+++++ = perfect performation for application
+++ = good performanve for application
o = not suitable for application

Applications

  • Allround-RTU, extremely compact, extremely rugged, extremely low-power
  • WMO-compliant weather recording
  • Agriculture & public water supply
  • Flood warning, dam monitoring
  • Science, research & development, and much more

Resources

Brochure – ADCON Smart Wireless System Solution
Leaflet – RTU Series 6
Product Leaflet – RTU Series 6
NPP Series 6
ADCON Smart Wireless Solutions

Technical Data

Dimensions 160 x 60 x 80 mm
Weight approx. 1 200 g
IP class IP 65 & IP 67
Breathing vent Type: A760 : no
Type: A764: yes
Type: A765: yes
Temperature Range -30 to +65 °C
Case powder-coated aluminum
Screw connections flange sockets of nickel-plated brass, stainless steel cover screws
Connectors (all connectors IP67 if properly mated or capped) Type: A760 : 3 x Binder M9 7-pin to sensors (A, B, D)
Type: A764: 4 x Binder M9 7-pin to sensors (A, B, C, D)
Type: A765: 2 x Binder M9 7-pin to sensors (A, D)
1 x Binder M9 5-pin to solar cell / power supply
1 x TNC Antenna connector
Power supply – 6.0 V NiMH battery 3 300 mAh
– solar cell or mains adapter
. Type A760
I/O Ports 9 x analog in (0 tp 2.5 VDC)
3 x pulse counter
3 x digital in/out (0 to 5 V TTL)
40 x SDI-12 values
Resolution Analog: 12-Bit @ 0 to 2.5 V
Counter inputs 3x Configurable per I/O:
Slow: 30 Hz
Fast: 500 Hz
Min/Max operations for analog sensors yes
Wind Gust Measurement capability no
Rain Gauge Event capability yes
Digital events yes
I/O Current consumption measurement no
. Type A764
I/O Ports 12x analog in (0 to 2.5 VDC)
4 x pulse counter
4 x digital in/out (0 to 5 V TTL)
40 x SDI-12 values
Resolution Analog: 16-Bit @ 0 to 2.5 V
Counter inputs 4x Configurable per I/O:
Slow: 30 Hz
Fast: 500 Hz
Min/Max operations for analog sensors yes
Wind Gust Measurement capability yes (C only)
Rain Gauge Event capability yes
Digital events yes
I/O Current consumption measurement yes
. Type A765
I/O Ports 2 x pulse counter
2 x digital in/out (0 to 5 V TTL)
40 x SDI-12 values
Resolution Analog: None
Counter inputs 2x Configurable per I/O:
Slow: 30 Hz
Fast: 500 Hz
Min/Max operations for analog sensors yes
Wind Gust Measurement capability no
Rain Gauge Event capability yes
Digital events yes
I/O Current consumption measurement yes
. All
Sensor excitation unregulated batt. 5.6 to 7.2 V
Sampling interval user specific (from 10 s to 12 h)
Measuring method parallel & sequential
Internal memory 16 MB (typ. 2,000,000 values)
Internal sensors Temperature
Operating time (without charging of internal battery) in standard mode up to 14 days, in power-save mode up to 6 months, depends on slot time, transmission rate and sensors
UMTS Version
UMTS bands 800, 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
GSM bands Quad-Band
UMTS Rx Sensitivity -109 to -111 dBm (depends on band)
LTE Version
LTE information LTE Cat M1/NB1
LTE bands: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 20, 28
LTE Rx Sensitivity – Cat M1: -105 to -107.5 dBm (depends on band)
– Cat NB1: -112 to -114 dbm (depends on band)
Tx Output Power 21 to 33 dBm depending on network
Transmission distance Network dependent
SIM form factor Mini SIM (2FF)
Antenna omni-directional, 2G/3G/4G, 2 dBi
Bluetooth module Type: A760 : no
Type: A764: yes (Bluetooth Low Energy 5)
Type: A765: yes (Bluetooth Low Energy 5)
FOTA yes
Expansion (optional) Type: A760 : no
Type: A764: yes – Modbus interface via RS-485/RS-232, external digi-I/O Box A553
Type: A765: yes – Modbus interface via RS-485/RS-232, external digi-I/O Box A553
Type Approvals RED, FCC, IC, PTCRB

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