Soil Moisture Level Sensor Module


This is a hygrometer sensor you can use with Arduino to measure the level of moisture in soil, or detect water level digitally.

Package includes

  • 1 x YL-38 LM393 sensor converter module
  • 1 x FC-28 hygrometer fork electrode
  • 2 x Female jumper wire


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A hygrometer for soil. This is an easy to use sensor module you can use to sense moisture content in soil, suitable for agricultural projects. It comes with a fork type electrode you can use to measure the electrical resistance of soil. The moisture content in soil affects its electrical conductivity, changing the resistance and therefore this can be sensed using the electrode and the sensor circuit.

Note : this sensor can works with both analog and digital mode. You can connect the analog output (AO) pin to Arduino to read the level of moisture in soil, or digital output (DO) to sense the threshold of soil moisture level. Adjust the potentiometer (a.k.a. trimmer) to set the digital output (DO) sensitivity.

Specific Features

  • Comes with fork type electrode for measuring the moisture level
  • The moisture content in soil affect the electrical resistance of soil
  • The higher the moisture level, the lower the analog reading. You’ll need to calibrate the value by yourself following your case study.


Common Features

  • Logical IC : LM393
  • Operating voltage : 3.3 – 5V
  • Output current : ≤15 mA
  • Adjustable sensitivity via potentiometer
  • Comes with LED indicators for POWER and OUTPUT
  • Fixed bolt holes for easy installation



Label Meaning Connection
VCC Power source Connect to 3.3V or 5V of system
GND Ground Connect to GND of system
DO Digital Output Connect to any digital IO pin
AO Analog Output Connect to analog input pin


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Additional information

Weight 20 g
Dimensions 60 × 40 × 15 mm


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