RXW-LIA-868 HOBOnet PAR Sensor




A complete system requires at least one HOBO RX3000 Remote Monitoring Station, a HOBOnet Wireless Manager (RXMOD-RXW-868), and a HOBOnet Wireless Sensor. HOBOnet Wireless Repeaters (RX-RPTR-868) can be added to extend the range.

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The HOBOnet Wireless Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR) Sensor measures light intensity for frequencies relevant to photosynthesis. HOBOnet Wireless Sensors communicate data directly to the RX3000 weather station or pass data through other wireless sensors back to the central station. They are preconfigured and ready to deploy, and data is accessed through HOBOlink, Onset’s innovative cloud-based software platform.

  • Highlighted Features:

Sensor Features:
- Measurement range of 0 to 2500 umol/m2/sec over wavelengths from 400 to 700 nm
- Enclosed in an anodized aluminum housing with acrylic diffuser
Wireless Features:
- 868 MHz wireless mesh self-healing technology
- 450 to 600 meter (1,500 to 2,000 feet) wireless range and up to five hops
- Up to 50 wireless sensors per RX3000
- Simple button-push to join the HOBOnet wireless network
- Onboard memory to ensure no data loss
- Powered by rechargeable AA batteries and built-in solar panel

  • In what environment does this sensor operate?

This sensor operates in an outdoor environment.

  • What measurements does this sensor support?

The RXW-LIA-868 sensor supports the following measurements: Light Intensity and PAR

To see the full specifications for this product, please see our product manual found under the documentation tab if available.


Measurement Range

0 to 2500 μmol/m2/sec, wavelengths 400 to 700 nm


±5 μmol/m2/sec or ± 5%, whichever is greater in sunlight; Additional temperature induced error ±0.75 μmol/m2/sec/°C from 25°C (0.42 μmol/m2/sec/°F from 77°F)

Angular Accuracy

Cosine corrected 0 to 80 degrees from vertical; Azimuth Error <2% error at 45 degrees from vertical, 360 degree rotation


2.5 μmol/m2/sec


<±2% per year

Wireless Mote

Operating Temperature Range

-25° to 60°C (-13° to 140°F) with rechargeable batteries
-40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F) with lithium batteries

Radio Power

12.6 mW (+11 dBm) non-adjustable

Transmission Range

Reliable connection to 457.2 m (1,500 ft) line of sight at 1.8 m (6 ft) high
Reliable connection to 609.6 m (2,000 ft) line of sight at 3 m (10 ft) high

Wireless Data Standard

IEEE 802.15.4

Radio Operating Frequencies

RXW-LIA-868: 866.5 MHz

Modulation Employed

OQPSK (Offset Quadrature Phase Shift Keying)

Data Rate

Up to 250 kbps, non-adjustable

Duty Cycle


Maximum Number of Motes

50 motes per one RX Wireless Sensor Network

Battery Type/ Power Source

Two AA 1.2V rechargeable NiMH batteries, powered by built-in solar panel or two AA 1.5 V lithium batteries for operating conditions of -40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)

Battery Life

With NiMH batteries: Typical 3–5 years when operated in the temperature range -20° to 40°C (-4°F to 104°F) and positioned toward the sun (see Deployment and Mounting), operation outside this range will reduce the battery service life With lithium batteries: 1 year, typical use


16 MB


Sensor: 4.1 cm height x 3.2 cm diameter (1.61 x 1.26 inches)
Cable length: 2 m (6.56 ft)
Mote: 16.2 x 8.59 x 4.14 cm (6.38 x 3.38 x 1.63 inches)


Sensor and cable: 109 g (3.85 oz)
Mote: 223 g (7.87 oz)


Sensor: Anodized aluminum housing with acrylic diffuser and O-ring seal
Mote: PCPBT, silicone rubber seal

Environmental Rating

Sensor: Weatherproof
Mote: IP67, NEMA 6

Compliance Marks

European Union Compliance RXW-LIA-868

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