The MQ-100 has a sensor integrated into the top of the hand-held meter that displays and stores measurements. Typical applications include PPFD measurement over plant canopies in outdoor environments, greenhouses, and growth chambers, and reflected or under-canopy (transmitted) PPFD measurements in the same environments.
The meter has a sample and log mode, and will record an integrated daily total in mol m-2 d-1. Sample mode will record up to 99 manual measurements. Log mode will power the meter on/off to make a measurement every 30 seconds. Every 30 minutes the meter will average the sixty 30 second measurements and record the averaged value to memory. The meter can store up to 99 averages, once full it will start to overwrite the oldest measurement with new ones. An integrated daily total will be recorded from the 48 averaged measurements (making a 24 hr period). Sample and log measurements can be reviewed on the LCD display or by downloading the data to a computer, however, the integrated daily total can only be viewed by downloading the data to a computer. Downloading data to a computer requires the AC-100 communication cable (a standard USB cable will not work) and ApogeeAMS software.
Calibration Uncertainty ±5%
Measurement Repeatability Less than 1%
Non-stability (Long-term Drift) Less than 2% per year
Non-linearity Less than 1% (up to 3000 µmol mˉ² sˉ¹ )
Response Time Less than 1 ms
Field of View 180°
Spectral Range 410nm to 655nm (wavelengths where response is greater than 50% of maximum)
Directional (Cosine) Response 0.06±0.06% per C
Temperature Response ±5% at 75° zenith angle
Operating Environment 0 to 50 C, less than 90% non-condensing relative humidity up to 30C, less than 70% non-condensing relative humidity from 30 to 50C, separate sensors can be submerged in water up to depths of 30m
Meter Dimensions 126mm length, 70mm width, 24mm height
Warranty 4 years against defects in materials and workmanship