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rhoC5 manual

The Medusa Radiometrics rhoC5 measures field bulk density and soil moisture content in the field. The housing is rugged and easily transportable. The rhoC5 is controlled over Wi-Fi by an app on an android smartphone.


  • Measures field bulk density

  • Soil moisture sensor

  • Automatic depth measurement
  • Simple to use

  • Real-time measurement

  • Lightweight and rugged housing


  • CsI crystal radiation sensor

  • 22Na source

  • Source is below legislation level

  • No license or dosimetry badge needed

  • Measures ± 8 cm around sensor
  • Capacitive soil moisture sensor
  • Not influenced by salinity levels
  • Radar based depth sensor


  • Wireless connection via Wi-Fi
  • On-board data analysis

  • Set-up, control and viewing of data via app

System Data

  • Titanium and nylon housing
  • IP65 protection against moisture and dust
  • Battery-powered
  • Charged from USB (USB power delivery is preferred)
  • Hot chargeable (charge while in operation)
  • Full recharge in 3 hours
  • 6 hours continuous measurement on a single charge
  • 30 mm ⌀ and 1435 mm long
  • Total weight 2.5 kg

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