YSI 6600 V2 Sonde

The YSI 6600 V2 data sonde is the most comprehensive water quality monitoring equipment available with simultaneous measurement of conductivity (salinity), temperature, depth or level, pH/ORP and...

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The 6600 V2-4 also measures these parameters: dissolved oxygen, turbidity, chlorophyll, and blue-green algae; the V2-2 measures two of the four parameters simultaneously. Additional calculated parameters include total dissolved solids, resistivity, and specific conductance.

Utilize YSI’s new optical sensor design and anti-fouling wiper control for improved reliability during extended deployments.

  • Self-cleaning optical sensors with integrated wipers remove biofouling and maintain high data accuracy
  • Field-replaceable sensors make trips to the field quick
  • Optimal power management and built-in battery compartment extends in situ monitoring periods for real-time turbidity monitoring, dissolved oxygen monitoring, algae monitoring, and more.

Take Advantage of YSI’s New Optical Sensors

In addition to turbidity, chlorophyll, and rhodamine, YSI offers these optical sensors:

ROX Reliable Optical Dissolved Oxygen
The ROX sensor uses lifetime luminescence detection technology to offer the most reliable oxygen sensor with the lowest possible maintenance effort. The sensor is insensitive to hydrogen sulfide interference and does not require regular membrane changes.

Blue-Green Algae (BGA)
YSI’s fluorescence-based blue-green algae sensors will allow you to monitor blue-green algae populations where their presence is a concern. Whether providing an early warning to an algal bloom, tracking taste and odor-causing species in drinking water supplies, or conducting ecosystem research, YSI BGA sensors will provide sensitive and reliable in situ data.

Sensor performance verified*
The 6600 V2 sonde uses sensor technology that was verified through the US EPA’s Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV).

Specification
Medium Fresh, sea or polluted water
Temperature - Operating -5 to +50°C
Temperature - Storage -10 to +60°C
Communications RS-232, SDI-12
Software EcoWatch®
Diameter 3.5 in, 8.9 cm
Length, no depth 19.6 in, 49.8 cm
Length, with depth 21.6 in, 54.9 cm
Weight 7 lbs, 3.18 kg (batteries installed, with depth)
Power - External 12 V DC
Power - Internal 8 C-size alkaline batteries
Certifications CE, EU Battery Compliance, FCC, IP-67, WEEE, and MCERTS; Assembled in the USA

Sensor Specifications

SpecificationRangeResolutionAccuracy
ROX™
Optical Dissolved Oxygen•
% Saturation
0 to 500% 0.1% 0 to 200%: ±1% of reading or 1% air saturation, whichever is greater;
200 to 500%: ±15% of reading
ROX™
Optical Dissolved Oxygen• 
mg/L
0 to 50 mg/L 0.01 mg/L 0 to 20 mg/L: ± 0.1 mg/L or 1% of reading, whichever is greater;
20 to 50 mg/L: ±15% of reading
Conductivity••
6560 Sensor‡​
0 to 100 mS/cm 0.001 to 0.1 mS/cm
(range dependent)
±0.5% of reading + 0.001 mS/cm
Salinity 0 to 70 ppt 0.01 ppt ±1% of reading or 0.1 ppt,
whichever is greater
Temperature
6560 Sensor‡​
-5 to +50°C 0.01°C ±0.15°C
pH
6561 Sensor‡​
0 to 14 units 0.01 unit ±0.2 unit
ORP -999 to +999 mV 0.1 mV ±20 mV
Depth - Deep 0 to 656 ft, 200 m 0.001 ft, 0.001 m ±1 ft, ±0.3 m
Depth - Medium 0 to 200 ft, 61 m 0.001 ft, 0.001 m ±0.4 ft, ±0.12 m
Depth - Shallow 0 to 30 ft, 9.1 m 0.001 ft, 0.001 m ±0.06 ft, ±0.02 m
Vented Level 0 to 30 ft, 9.1 m 0.001 ft, 0.001 m ±0.01 ft, 0.003 m
Turbidity•
6136 Sensor‡
0 to 1,000 NTU 0.1 NTU ±2% of reading or 0.3 NTU,
whichever is greater**
Rhodamine• 0-200 μg/L 0.1 μg/L ±5% reading or 1 μg/L,
whichever is greater

• Maximum depth rating for optical probes is 200 feet, 61 m. Turbidity, Rhodamine, Blue-Green Algae (PC & PE) and Chlorophyll are available in a Deep Depth option (0 to 200 m). Anti-fouling optical probes have depth rating of 200 m.
•• Report outputs of specific conductance (conductivity corrected to 25° C), resistivity, and total dissolved solids are also provided. These values are automatically calculated from conductivity according to algorithms found in Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater (ed 1989)..

*In YSI AMCO-AEPA Polymer Standards.
**For serial dilution of Rhodamine WT (0-400 ug/L).
***For serial dilution of Rhodamine WT (0-8 μg/L).
****For serial dilution of Rhodamine WT (0-500 ug/L).

RFU = Relative Fluorescence Units ​
† Explanation of Ranges can be found in the 'Principles of Operation' section of the 6-Series Manual, Rev D.
‡​ Sensors with listed with ETV logo were submitted to the U.S. EPA ETV program on the YSI 6600EDS. Information on performance characteristics of YSI water quality sensors can be found at www.epa.gov/etv, or call YSI at 800.897.4151 800.897.4151 for the ETV verification report. Use of ETV name or logo does not imply approval or certification of this product nor does it make any explicit or implied warranties or guarantees as to product performance.

§ Estimated from cultures of Microcystis aeruginosa.
§§ Estimated from cultures Synechococcus sp.
§§§ Determined from cultures of Isochrysis sp. and chlorophyll a concentration determined via extractions.

Specifications indicate typical performance and are subject to change.

Blue-Green Algae Sensor Specifications

SpecificationRangeDetection LimitResolutionLinearity
Blue-Green Algae
Phycocyanin•
~0 to 280,000 cells/mL†
0 to 100 RFU
~220 cells/mL§ 1 cell/mL
0.1 RFU
R2 > 0.9999**
Blue-Green Algae
Phycoerythrin•
~0 to 200,000 cells/mL†
0 to 100 RFU
~450 cells/mL§§ 1 cell/mL
0.1 RFU
R2 > 0.9999***
Chlorophyll•
6025 Sensor‡
~0 to 400 μg/L
0 to 100 RFU
~0.1 μg/L§§§ 0.1 μg/L Chl
0.1% RFU
R2 > 0.9999****

• Maximum depth rating for optical probes is 200 feet, 61 m. Turbidity, Rhodamine, Blue-Green Algae (PC & PE) and Chlorophyll are available in a Deep Depth option (0 to 200 m). Anti-fouling optical probes have depth rating of 200 m.
•• Report outputs of specific conductance (conductivity corrected to 25° C), resistivity, and total dissolved solids are also provided. These values are automatically calculated from conductivity according to algorithms found in Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater (ed 1989)..

*In YSI AMCO-AEPA Polymer Standards.
**For serial dilution of Rhodamine WT (0-400 ug/L).
***For serial dilution of Rhodamine WT (0-8 μg/L).
****For serial dilution of Rhodamine WT (0-500 ug/L).

RFU = Relative Fluorescence Units ​
† Explanation of Ranges can be found in the 'Principles of Operation' section of the 6-Series Manual, Rev D.
‡​ Sensors with listed with ETV logo were submitted to the U.S. EPA ETV program on the YSI 6600EDS. Information on performance characteristics of YSI water quality sensors can be found at www.epa.gov/etv, or call YSI at 800.897.4151 800.897.4151 for the ETV verification report. Use of ETV name or logo does not imply approval or certification of this product nor does it make any explicit or implied warranties or guarantees as to product performance.

§ Estimated from cultures of Microcystis aeruginosa.
§§ Estimated from cultures Synechococcus sp.
§§§ Determined from cultures of Isochrysis sp. and chlorophyll a concentration determined via extractions.

Specifications indicate typical performance and are subject to change.

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