Nile Radar Sensor

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WaterLOG Nile Radar Sensor

  • Overview

    Designed for non-contact water level measurement, the WaterLOG Nile Series (502/504/517) combines high accuracy with an out-of-the-box measurement range of up to 70 m.  Its reliable interface and simple SDI-12 communication ensure seamless integration with current water monitoring stations. With three models to choose from, the Nile Series is sure to meet your water monitoring needs. 

    Features:

    • High accuracy
    • Out of the box measurement range of up to 70 m (Nile 517)
    • NEMA 4x (IP65) enclosure is suitable for outdoor installations
    • Frequency range 26 Ghz
    • Low current operation (<13.5 mA)
    • Continuous operation, no warm-up or "lock on"
    • Mounting enclosures, radio communication links and other accessories are available
    • Optional keypad display
    • Surge protection
    • Multi-Echo Tracking

    Nile Radar Series Options:

    Nile 502 includes:  Pulse Radar Water Level Sensor 0-20M, SDI-12 Radar with sealed antenna.

    Nile 502-M12 includes:   Pulse Radar Water Level Sensor 0-20M, SDI-12 Radar with sealed antenna. With M12 Connector. Requires M12 Cable.

    Nile 504 includes:  Pulse Radar Water Level Sensor 0-40M, SDI-12 Radar with sealed antenna.

    Nile 504-M12 includes:  Pulse Radar Water Level Sensor 0-40M, SDI-12 Radar with sealed antenna. With M12 Connector. Requires M12 Cable.

    Nile 517 includes:  Pulse Radar Water Level Sensor 0-70M, SDI-12 Radar with open antenna.

    Nile 517-M12 includes:  Pulse Radar Water Level Sensor 0-70M, SDI-12 Radar with sealed antenna. With M12 Connector. Requires M12 Cable.

  • Specifications
    Connectivity / Communications SDI-12, RS-232
    Material PBT Plastic (Housing); PP Cladded (502, 504 Cone), 316L (517 Cone)
    Operating Temperature -40° C to + 60° C
    Power Voltage Input: 10 to 16 VDC | Supply Current: Active: <13.5 mA
    Size

    Housing: 168 mm (6.61 in) x 144 mm (5.67 in)

    Storage Temperature -40° C to + 60° C
    Warranty

    The Nile series radars are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for two years from date of shipment.

    Weight 2.7 kg (502, 504); 4.2 kg (517)
    Physical Nile 502 Nile 504 Nile 517
    Size (Horn) 80 mm (3.15 in), 115 mm (4.53 in) x 137.9 mm (5.43 in) 100 mm (3.94 in), 135 mm (5.31 in) x 150.5 mm (5.93 in) 100 mm (3.94 in), 95 mm (3.74 in) x 282mm (11.10 in)
    Performance Nile 502 Nile 504 Nile 517
    Range 1 to 20 m (3 to 66 ft) 2 to 40 m (7 to 131 ft) 2 to 70 m (7 to 230 ft)
    Standard Accuracy* ±2 mm (0.08 in) over range of 1.06 to 20 m (3.5 to 66 ft) ±3 mm (±0.1 in) over range of 2.1m to 40 m (7.0 to 131 ft) ±3 mm (±0.1 in) over range of 2.1m to 70 m (7.0 to 2309 ft)
    Near Target Accuracy ±5 mm (±0.2 in) over range of 0 to 1.06 m (0 to 3.5 ft) ±21 mm (±0.8 in) over range of 0 to 2.1 m (0 to 7.0 ft) ±21 mm (±0.8 in) over range of 0 to 2.1 m (0 to 7.0 ft)
    Temperature Error (Limited Temperature Change) ±2 mm (±0.08 in) max error per 10°C change ±5 mm (±0.2 in) max error per 10°C change ±5 mm (±0.2 in) max error per 10°C change
    Temperature Error Max ±5 mm (±0.2 in) max error from -40° C to 60° C ±15 mm (±0.6 in) max error from -40° C to 60° C ±15 mm (±0.6 in) max error from -40° C to 60° C
    Frequency ~26 GHz ~26 GHz ~26 GHz
    Transmitting Power <0.4 nW/cm2 <2.5 nW/cm2 <2.5 nW/cm2
    Maximum Measurement Error on Low End ±4.0 mm (<1 m)
    0.16 in (<3.28 ft)
    ±20.0 mm (<2 m)
    0.78 in (<6.56 ft)
    ±20.0 mm (<2 m)
    0.78 in (<6.56 ft)
    Beam Angle 10°
    Measurement Distance Nile 502
    Beam Width
    Nile 504
    Beam Width
    Nile 517
    Beam Width
    3 m (9.84 ft) 0.53 m (1.74 ft) 0.42 m (1.38 ft) 0.42 m (1.38 ft)
    6 m (19.69 ft) 1.05 m (3.45 ft) 0.84 m (2.76 ft) 0.84 m (2.76 ft)
    9 m (29.53 ft) 1.58 m (5.18 ft) 1.26 m (4.13 ft) 1.26 m (4.13 ft)
    12 m (39.37 ft) 2.10 m (6.89 ft) 1.68 m (5.51 ft) 1.68 m (5.51 ft)
    15 m (49.22 ft) 2.63 m (8.63 ft) 2.10 m (6.89 ft) 2.10 m (6.89 ft)
    20 m (65.62 ft) 3.50 m (11.48 ft) 2.80 m (9.19 ft) 2.80 m (9.19 ft)
    25 m (82.03 ft)   3.50 m (11.48 ft) 3.50 m (11.48 ft)
    30 m (98.43 ft)   4.20 m (13.78 ft) 4.20 m (13.78 ft)
    35 m (114.84 ft)   4.89 m (16.04 ft) 4.89 m (16.04 ft)
    40 m (131.24 ft)   5.59 m (18.34 ft) 5.59 m (18.34 ft)
    45 m (147.65 ft)     6.29 m (20.64 ft)
    60 m (196.86 ft)     8.39 m (27.53 ft)
    70 m (229.67 ft)     9.79 m (32.12 ft)

    *Accuracy was determined under the following reference conditions: +24°C±5°C, 960 mbar abs., 60% ± 15% RH, using a metal plate reflector with a minimum diameter of 1 m, in accordance with EN 61298-3.
    For detailed specifications, see user manual.

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