ONSET HOBO RX2100 MicroRX Station

The compact and rugged HOBO MicroRX Station is an easy-to-deploy, low-cost cellular solution for long-term, reliable field monitoring. Two power source options are available: a solar panel for ex

  • Product Name: MicroRX Station
  • Item No.:RX2100
  • Manufacturers:Onset
  • Country of Origin:USA

The compact and rugged HOBO MicroRX Station is an easy-to-deploy, low-cost cellular solution for long-term, reliable field monitoring. Two power source options are available: a solar panel for extended deployments, and user-replaceable batteries for flexible mounting in covered or protected locations. The station includes inputs for up to five of Onset’s research-grade plug-and-play sensors, and can be ordered with an additional water level sensor input with integrated flow conversion. Configurable station-side alarms trigger immediate notifications of critical conditions, and Onset’s cloud-based HOBOlink platform makes it easy to view, access, and share data.

Highlighted Features

  • Compact size for easy deployment

  • Robust, weatherproof IP66/NEMA 4X enclosure

  • Two power options:

    • Integrated 1.7W solar panel with rechargeable battery pack

      • 5W and 15W externalsolar panels can be added (RX2102 or RX2104 only)

    • User-replaceable AA lithium batteries

  • Inputs for five plug-and-play smart sensors

  • Optional water level sensor input (RX2103 and RX2104only)

  • Built-in LCD confirms proper setup and operation

  • Integrated mounting tabs for use with screws, zipties, or U-bolts

  • Station-side alarms, including water flow andaccumulated rainfall

  • Up to 10-minute connection rates via 4G cellulardata plans

  • Cloud-based monitoring and data access through HOBOlink

In what environment does this data logger operate?

This data logger operates in an outdoor environment.

What measurements does this data logger support?

The RX2100 data logger supports the following measurements: Absolute Pressure, 4-20mA, AC Current, AC Voltage, Amp Hour (Ah), Barometric Pressure, DC Voltage, Evapotranspiration, Kilowatt Hours (kWh), Leaf Wetness, Light Intensity, PAR, Power Factor (PF), Pulse Input, Rainfall, Relative Humidity, Soil Moisture, Temperature, Volt-Amp Reactive hour, Volt-Amps (VA), Water Level, Watt Hours (Wh), Watts (W) and Wind


Operating Range      RX2101 and RX2103: -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F)

RX2102 and RX2104: -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)

Smart Sensor Connectors      5

Smart Sensor Network Cable Length      100 m (328 ft) maximum

Smart Sensor Data Channels      Maximum of 15 (some smart sensors use more than one data channel; see sensor manual for details)

Logging Rate      1 minute to 18 hours

Time Accuracy      ±8 seconds per month in 0° to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) range;

±30 seconds per month in -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F) range

Battery Type/Power Source             RX2102 and RX2104: Integrated 1.7 watt solar panel and NiMH rechargeable battery pack; optional AC power adapter (P-AC-1) or external solar panel (SOLAR-xW) can be used in place of integrated solar panel

RX2101 and RX2103: 6 AA 1.5 V lithium batteries or AC power adapter (P-AC-1)

Battery Life  

RX2102 and RX2104 Battery Life:

Typical 3–5 years when operated in the temperature range -20° to 40°C (-4° to 104°F); operation outside this range will reduce the battery service life.

Maximum connection rates with built-in solar panel, in full sun:

•      10 minute connections year round for latitudes less than ±40°

•      10 minute connections through three seasons in other regions, reduced to 30 minute connections in winter

Maximum connection rates with external 5W or 15W solar panels:

•      10 minute connections year round, in full sun

•      Connection rate with external solar panels may be less if deployed in partial sun

Battery life without solar recharging, with hourly connections and

1 minute logging:

•      RX2102: 3 months

•      RX2104: 2 months

RX2101 and RX2103 Battery Life:

Battery life with daily connections:

•      RX2101: 1 year with 1 minute logging

•      RX2103: 1 year with 2 minute logging

Battery life with hourly connections and 1 minute logging:

•      RX2101: 3 months

•      RX2103: 2 months

Note: Deployments in areas with weak cellular strength could reduce battery life.

Memory      16 MB, 1 million measurements, continuous logging

Alarm Notification Latency            Logging interval plus 2–4 minutes, typical

Enclosure Access      Hinged door secured by two latches with eyelets for use with user-supplied padlocks

LCD       LCD is visible from 0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F); the LCD may react slowly or go blank in temperatures outside this range

Materials     Outer enclosure: Polycarbonate/PBT blend with brass inserts; Interior: Polycarbonate/PBT; Gasket: Silicone foam; Cable channel: Santoprene™ TPE; U-Bolts (not included): Steel with zinc dichromate finish

Dimensions     19.95 x 13.68 x 7.49 cm (7.85 x 5.39 x 2.95 in.)

Weight     678 g (23.9 oz)

Mounting            Optional U-bolts are compatible with masts up to 4.14 cm (1.63 in.) mast diameter; can also be mounted with zip ties or mounted to a flat surface with screws

Environmental Rating        Weatherproof enclosure, NEMA 4X and IP66 (requires proper installation of cable channel system)

Wireless Radio     GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

UMTS/HSPA+: Seven band 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz

LTE: Twelve Band 700/800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz

Antenna      4G LTE