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Our temperature and relative humidity sensor is high quality and low cost. We utilize a precision calibrated sensor module and surround it with tough interface electronics and a rugged potted case. The sensor can measure temperature from -26°C to 70°C (-15°F to 158°F) and relative humidity from 3% to 100%. The sensor comes standard with a 2 meter (6 foot) shielded cable with wire leads.

Photos of the sensor in action can be found in the photo gallery.


Range: -26°C to 70°C (-15°F to 158°F)
Accuracy: ± 0.5°C (33°F) typical
Response Time: 50 seconds in slow moving air
Relative Humidity
Range: 3% to 100% non-condensing
Accuracy: ± 2% RH typical
Linearity: ± 0.5% RH
Hysteresis: ± 1% RH, maximum
Temperature Coefficient: ± 0.008% RH / °C, maximum
Response Time: 25 seconds in slow moving air at 25°C
Recovery Time (from condensation): 10 seconds
Stability: ± 0.5% RH per year
Electrical Specifications
Input Voltage: 4 to 6 volts DC
Weight and Dimensions
Weight: 106 g (3.7 oz) including 3 m (10 ft) cable
Dimensions: 35 mm wide, 26 mm tall, 26 mm deep (1 x 1 x 1.4 in) not including cable

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Pricing and Purchasing

Temperature and relative humidity sensor, 2 m (6 ft) cable

$105.00 USD

Part: APRS6577
Weight: 0.25 lbs

Sensor measures temperature and relative humidity. Includes a 2 m (6 ft) shielded cable with wire leads.

Solar radiation shield

$40.00 USD

Part: APRS6547
Weight: 1.00 lbs

Solar radiation shield for temperature sensor or for temperature and relative humidity sensor. Provided as an easy to assemble kit. A variety of mounting options are possible. Can be mounted to a wall or structure with customer supplied mounting screws. Can also be mounted to a pole or mast with customer supplied hose clamps.

Shield Dimensions (W x H): 76 mm x 152 mm (3 in x 6 in)
Overall dimensions with bracket (L x W x H): 114 mm x 76 mm x 279 mm (4.5 in x 3 in x 11 in)
Internal Dimensions (W x H): 44 mm x 127 mm (1.75 in x 5 in)

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Technical Details

Hookup photo


A schematic is available.

Wind Data Logger Configuration

The temperature and relative humidity (tempRH) is plugged into the "TEMP&ADC" connector on the Wind Data Logger. You will need our RJ-45 Breakout Board to Screw Terminals to connect to our data loggers. The self contained data loggers have a breakout board built in. The sensor should be hooked up like the photo on the right (click for larger image):

The wire color information is as follows:

Black Ground
Red +4 to +6 VDC
White Temperature Signal (0 to 3.3 VDC)
Green Relative Humidity Signal (0 to 3.3 VDC)
Silver Shield

A typical connection to the Wind Data Logger's "Temp & ADC" Connector would be as follows:

Black Pin 2 or 8 (Ground)
Red Pin 3 (+5 Volts)
White Pin 4 (Analog 4)
Green Pin 5 (Analog 5)
Silver Pin 2 or 8 (Ground)

To display actual sensor readings on the Wind Data Logger you will need to configure the ADC channels. The following equations are used to convert the voltage output from the sensors to standard units:


°C=39.394*Vin - 30.0 (ADC M: 39.394 / ADC B: -30.0 / ADC Units: C)
°F=70.9092*Vin - 22.0 (ADC M: 70.9092 / ADC B: -22.0 / ADC Units: F)

Relative Humidity:

%RH=30.303*Vin (ADC M: 30.303 / ADC B: +0.0 / ADC Units: %)

The values in parenthesis should be entered into the ADC setup screens on the Wind Data Logger.

Stabilization Time

The sensor requires a stabilization period of up to 10 minutes after powering up the sensor.  Upon applying power, the sensor will initially output a signal of 0 volts.  After a short time, the signal voltages will start to rise until they eventually stabilize on the current ambient conditions.


The sensor electronics are potted in a flexible polyurethane potting compound inside a small ABS plastic potting box. This protection allows the sensor to be used indoors with no additional protection. For outdoor use the sensor must be protected from direct moisture contact. For accurate temperature and relative humidity readings the sensor must have air flowing over it. We recommend that the sensor be protected by a solar radiation shield. APRS World, LLC sells a solar radiation shield or a shield may be homebrewed or purchased from another source.

Mounting Locations Diagram
Dimension Inches Millimeters
Length (A)1.025.4
Width (B)1.025.4
Height (C)~1.0~25.4
Mounting Flange Length (E)1.8847.8
Mounting Flange Holes (F)1.37534.93
Mounting Hole Diameter0.1844.7

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Example Data

The following data was captured on 2006-11-09 near Winona, Minnesota, USA. You can take a look at the Weather conditions at the local airport.
Note: The local airport is approximately 15 miles distant.

Temperature Plot

Example temperature plot

Relative Humidity Plot

Example humidity plot

Raw Data

The raw data used to generate these plots is available as example_wiscoy.csv.
Note: This data has been exported from our SQL database and is in a slightly different format than what is stored by the Wind Data Logger.

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