English User's Manual

User's Guide
Soil Moisture Meter
Model MO750
Congratulations on your purchase of this Extech Soil Moisture Meter. This meter has been
designed to provide accurate measurements even in the harshest of environments. Features such
as the large display, stainless steel probe and waterproof housing all contribute to the ease of use
and the reliability you would expect from an Extech meter. This meter is shipped fully tested and
calibrated and, with proper use, will provide years of reliable service.
Designed to check the moisture level of soil or other similar material.
Measurement range: 0% to 50% moisture content of soil sample with 0.1% resolution.
All in one digital soil meter, easy to operate.
8” Stainless steel probe
Data hold function to freeze the value on the display.
Operates from DC 1.5V (UM4/AAA) x 4 PCs batteries.
Built-in low battery indicator.
Durable, long-lasting
components, enclosed in strong, compact ABS-plastic housing.
Meter Description
Moisture Sensing head
Moisture Probe
Power button
Hold button
Record button
LCD display
Battery compartment
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Preparation for use
1. Align the probe connector keys with the meter connector, insert the probe onto the meter and
secure the probe with the knurled locking ring.
2. Unscrew the battery cap, insert four AAA batteries (observe polarity) and re-secure the cap.
3. Remove the plastic probe tip cover.
Soil Measurement
1. Press the ‘POWER” button to turn the meter ON.
2. Insert the probe into the soil
3. Read the % moisture in the display.
Data Hold
1. Press the ‘HOLD” button to lock the measured value in the display. “HOLD” will appear in the
2. Press the “HOLD” button to return to normal operation.
Record (Max and MIN)
1. Press the ‘REC” button to begin recording the maximum and minimum measured values. “REC”
will appear in the display.
2. Press the ‘REC” button again, MAX will appear in the display and the maximum value recorded
will appear.
3. Press the ‘REC” button again, MIN will appear in the display and the minimum value recorded
will appear.
4. Press the “REC” button for 2 seconds to exit the record function.
Note: With in “REC – MAX” or “REC – MIN” in the display, pressing the HOLD button will clear the
memory and record function will then continue, but with a continuous update.
Measurement Considerations
1. The probe head should normally be inserted at least 4” (10cm) into the soil..
If the soil’s moisture content is very high, it may take several minutes to obtain a stable
Low Battery
The Low Battery icon
will appear when the batteries need replacing. Replace the batteries as
described in ‘Preparation for Use”.
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Measurement ranges
Low battery indication
Power supply
Power current
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
0 to 50% soil moisture
±(5% +5digits) FS @23±5°C
Battery symbol appears on the LCD
(4) “AAA” batteries
12mA DC (Aprox)
32 to 122 F (0 to 50 C)
< 80% RH
Meter: 172 x 40 x 40 mm (6.8" x 1.6" x 1.6" )
Probe: 220 mm x Dia. 10 mm ( 8.7" x Dia. 0.4")
267g/0.58LB.with battery
Copyright © 2009 Extech Instruments Corporation (a FLIR company)
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.
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