AP-5000 – Advanced portable multi-parameter Aquaprobe
The AP-5000 comes with the same common water quality sensors installed. This larger probe allows you to fit up to 4 additional sensors to the probe allowing you to capture more data in the field, whilst still being a portable instrument.
The AP-5000 is the larger of our advanced portable multiparameter water monitoring probes. It comes with a range of standard sensors included, and much like its smaller counterpart it offers more customisation options that allow you to add extra sensors to the probe. All of our probes are constructed from tough marine grade aluminium that has been hard anodised, making it suitable for use in both fresh and salt waters.
Standard parameters on the AP-5000
- Optical DO
- Specific EC
- Absolute EC
The AP-5000 features 4 Auxiliary sockets to allow you to add further sensors to the probe. Unlike the AP-2000, these auxiliary ports are unrestricted. This means that each port can take either an Ion Selective Electrode (ISE) or an optical sensor. This makes the number of potential sensor combinations vast.
The probe can be used with a variety of cable lengths via the AquaConn Connectors. Cables available in 3, 10, 20 and 30m lengths as standard.
Customising the AP-5000 is simple, there are 4 ports and you can add any combination of our ISE and optical sensors into these ports.
Probes are supplied with blanking plugs in the auxiliary ports as standard. Simply unscrew these to add your extra electrodes.
Using the AP-5000 as a water level logger
The AP-5000 features a depth sensor. This sensor is capable of measurement accuracy of 0.5%FS. This is very comparable to a dedicated water level logger such as the LeveLine-ECO: 0.2%FS, and the LeveLine (titanium): 0.1%FS.
The depth is zeroed automatically whilst the conductivity is reading zero. As soon as the conductivity registers over 0 the probe depth begins to be calculated. Once the probe is lowered to the desired depth it must be secured, then using the GPS Aquameter the depth can be zeroed once again. Now the AP-5000 will detect small changes in the water level and display them as a positive or negative change.