The CS476 is a radar-ranging sensor that monitors water level of rivers, lakes, tidal seas, and reservoirs. It can measure distances up to 30 meters. The CS476 outputs a digital SDI-12 signal to indicate distance and stage. This output can be read by many of our dataloggers.
The "-L" on a product model indicates that the cable length is specified at the time of order.
The CS476 emits short microwave pulses and then measures the elapsed time between the emission and return of the pulses. The elapsed time measurement is used to calculate the distance between the sensor and the target (e.g., water, grain, slurry). The distance value can then be used to determine depth.
|Compliance||FCC approved for outdoor use (FCC IC number M01PULS616263)|
|Measurement Range||50 mm to 30 m (2 in. to 98 ft)|
|Accuracy||±3 mm (±0.1 in.) over entire measurement range|
|Resolution||1 mm (0.04 in.)|
|Radar Frequency||~26 GHz|
|Electromagnetic Compatibility||Emission to EN 61326; Electrical Equipment Class B|
|Pulse Energy||1 mW maximum|
|Input Voltage||9.6 to 16 Vdc|
|Surge Protection||1.5 KVA|
|Vibration Resistance||Mechanical vibrations with 4 g and 5 to 100 Hz|
|Housing Rating||NEMA 4x|
|Housing||Aluminum, coated IP66/68|
|Horn Material||316L stainless steel|
|Typical Sleep Current Drain||4.7 mA (with 12 V power supply)|
|Typical Measurement Current Drain||14 mA (with 12 V power supply)|
|Side Cap Diameter||8.6 cm (3.4 in.)|
|End Cap Diameter||8.6 cm (3.4 in.)|
|Horn Diameter||9.5 cm (3.7 in.)|
|Head Width||13 cm (5 in.)|
|Horn Length||43 cm (16.9 in.)|
|Total Length||58.5 cm (23 in.)|
|Weight||4.3 kg (9.4 lb)|
Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.
Number of FAQs related to CS476-L: 4
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Yes. In the Water | Level & Flow folder, there is the option to select CS475/CS476/CS477 Radar Water Level Sensor. Click to move the selection to the Selected device window, and enter the SDI-12 address.
Not every sensor has different cable termination options. The options available for a particular sensor can be checked by looking in two places in the Ordering information area of the sensor product page:
If a sensor is offered in an –ET, –ETM, –LC, –LQ, or –QD version, that option’s availability is reflected in the sensor model number. For example, the 034B is offered as the 034B-ET, 034B-ETM, 034B-LC, 034B-LQ, and 034B-QD.
All of the other cable termination options, if available, are listed on the Ordering information area of the sensor product page under “Cable Termination Options.” For example, the 034B-L Wind Set is offered with the –CWS, –PT, and –PW options, as shown in the Ordering information area of the 034B-L product page.
Note: As newer products are added to our inventory, typically, we will list multiple cable termination options under a single sensor model rather than creating multiple model numbers. For example, the HC2S3-L has a –C cable termination option for connecting it to a CS110 instead of offering an HC2S3-LC model.
Most Campbell Scientific sensors are available as an –L, which indicates a user-specified cable length. If a sensor is listed as an –LX model (where “X” is some other character), that sensor’s cable has a user-specified length, but it terminates with a specific connector for a unique system:
If a sensor does not have an –L or other –LX designation after the main model number, the sensor has a set cable length. The cable length is listed at the end of the Description field in the product’s Ordering information. For example, the 034B-ET model has a description of “Met One Wind Set for ET Station, 67 inch Cable.” Products with a set cable length terminate, as a default, with pigtails.
If a cable terminates with a special connector for a unique system, the end of the model number designates which system. For example, the 034B-ET model designates the sensor as a 034B for an ET107 system.
Many Campbell Scientific sensors are available with different cable termination options. These options include the following:
Note: The availability of cable termination options varies by sensor. For example, sensors may have none, two, or several options to choose from. If a desired option is not listed for a specific sensor, contact Campbell Scientific for assistance.