The AP-6000 can be used for comprehensive spot monitoring as part of a package or it can be used in permanent deployments thanks to its new, much smaller self cleaning mechanism. It features a diameter of only 55mm (the same size as the AP-5000) making it our smallest self cleaning Aquaprobe to date.
The AP-6000 features 4 Auxiliary sockets to allow you to add further sensors to the probe. Unlike the AP-2000, these auxiliary ports are unrestricted. This means that each port can take either an Ion Selective Electrode (ISE) or an optical sensor. This makes the number of potential sensor combinations vast.
The probe can be used with a variety of cable lengths via the AquaConn Connectors. Cables available in 3, 10, 20 and 30m lengths as standard.
The new, smaller removable central cleaning arm of the AP-6000 consists of a rotating set of brushes that clean all of the connected sensors, including the EC sensor located on the side of the optical DO probe. The cleaning arm, that features a small motor inside, can be easily unscrewed for maintenance, brush replacement and cleaning. Wiping the sensors regularly in this way can increase the deployment duration substantially, even in demanding environments.
The main advantages of the AP-6000 are its versatility and its price point. The Aquaprobe is small enough to be used portably as part of a package including carry case, but it can also be used with an Aqualogger or with telemetry if you require a more determinant monitoring solution.
There are various options in terms of logging:
The GPS Aquameter is always required with any Aquaprobe. It is used for taking spot measurements, logging data manually and for calibrating the probes sensors. Its built in GPS receiver allows it to capture the location of every dataset you record. The GPS Aquameter also features a barometric pressure sensor for auto compensation for changes in air pressure during the deployment.
The AquaLogger is designed to work with the AP-6000. It uses standard C cell batteries to power the system and has a large memory allowing the capture of up to 15,000 datasets. The Aqualogger also features a barometric pressure sensor for auto compensation for changes in air pressure during the deployment.
The Blackbox is a data converter that transforms our probes output into either SDI-12 or Modbus RS485. This allows you to connect the Aquaprobe to third party logging devices, telemetry systems or existing monitoring networks. SDI-12 is our recommended protocol. It allows the Aquaprobe to effectively go to sleep between readings to reduce power consumption and on the probe waking a clean cycle is initiated prior to taking any readings.