SCS-1 Smart Collection Sensor Technical Specifications

Specifications for Conserv SCS-1 Sensor

Conserv's SCS-1 Smart Collection Sensor is designed specifically for collection care use cases.  It measures temperature, humidity, visible light levels, and movement. This device has a Texas Instruments HDC2080 sensor.

TL;DR Facts

  • As long as you maintain an active subscription, your sensors will be replaced and recalibrated as needed - think of it as a perpetual warranty.
  • We automatically send you new sensors every 3 years. This handles your recalibration issue.
  • The sensor includes temperature, relative humidity, illuminance, and movement readings at above average levels of accuracy.
  • The battery life is between 36-48 months

Physical Specifications

Size 3" W x 3" L x 1" H
Mounting Mounts with magnets or command strips
Notes Vertical mounting is recommended to minimize dust accumulation on sensing elements




Primary Temperature Sensor Specifications

Temperature Range Operating: –40°C to 85°C
Functional: –40°C to 125°C
Temperature Accuracy ±0.2°C (typical), ±0.4°C (maximum)
Repeatability  ±0.1°C
Conversion Time 1 sec

Secondary Temperature Sensor Specifications

Temperature Range  –55°C to +150°C
Temperature Accuracy ±0.1°C (maximum) from –20°C to +50°C ±0.15°C (maximum) from –40°C to +70°C ±0.2°C (maximum) from –40°C to +100°C
Standards Compliance Medical grade, meets s ASTM E1112 and ISO 80601-2-56
Repeatability ±1 LSB (0.0078°C)
Hysteresis  ±2 LSB (0.0156°C)

Relative Humidity Specifications

RH Range  0% to 100% (non-condensing)
RH Accuracy  ±2% (typical), ±3% (maximum)
RH Repeatability ±0.1%
Hysteresis ±1%
Response Time 8 sec
Long Term Drift  ±0.25% / Year


Warning: While the sensor may be both operational and functional at very low (freezing) temperatures, please be aware that this sensor is not waterproof and it has not been designed to withstand condensation. Condensation caused by taking the sensor in and out of freezing conditions may damage the internal components. If you wish to use a sensor designed for freezer conditions, we suggest you look into our cold sensor instead.

Visible Light Specifications

Resolution < 100 mlx
Maximum Dynamic Range 64 klx


Movement Specifications

Measurement Type Threshold based alerting
Axis 3 axis (X,Y,Z)
Bias Calibration Automatic on startup

Network Specifications

Network Type LoRaWAN 1.0.2
Encryption AES128
Maximum Output Power 28mW
Operating Frequency  US ISM 915mhz
Operating voltage 3.6v

Battery Specifications

Battery type

LiSOC2 Lithium, AA size

Typical Battery Life

36-48 months

Battery voltage 3.6v
Battery capacity 2x 2400mAh, total 4800mAh
Average sleep power consumption 50uA
Configuration mode power consumption 8mA
Average transmission power consumption 2.5mA


You can read more detail about our battery life specifications,