Gaia Air Quality Monitors - Product Series

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The GAIA Air Quality Monitoring Stations are specially optimized, highly accurate, and easy to use monitoring stations designed by the Earth Sensing labs. The stations are suitable for affordable budget - as low as $100 per year for the most recommended A12 station.




GAIA A12 Monitoring Station

Air Quality Monitors

The Gaia Ax series is a semi-professional Air Quality monitoring product range suitable for outdoor as well as indoor and industrial Air Quality monitoring, and produced and manufactured by the Earth Sensing Labs from the WAQI project.

Accurate and Reliable

All the semi-pro stations have been carefully designed for highly reliable and accurate monitoring, using redundant sensors and high-quality components. All the stations are tested individually, and produced in small batches to ensure the best quality.

Designed for efficiency

The semi-professional GAIA station provides data as accurate as of the traditional high-end professional air quality monitoring stations (e.g. using BAM or TOEM) but at only 1/20th of their price. Together with the GAIA big-data cloud system, hundreds of stations can be deployed, maintained, and analyzed in a single city in just a few clicks.

The semi-professional GAIA is also specially designed for outdoor use with IP67 waterproof material and UV proof ABS plastic.

Gaia A12: Professional Sensing Station

Overview

Gaia A12 product view

The GAIA A12 is sensor-packed station:
  • Air Quality Particulate Matter Sensors: 3x PMS 5003
  • Meteorologic Sensors: ASAIR DHT-20
  • Connectivity via WIFI, with external antenna.
The station is using 3 redundant Air Quality sensors to ensure the best data quality: Our system continuously correlates the data from all sensors to automatically detect and correct any abnormal data.

The GAIA A12 station is also very compact, light, so easy to install:
  • Power Supply: Only needs a 5V (USB compatible) supply
  • Power Cable: 10 meters waterproof power cable included.
  • Dimensions: 130 * 80 * 70 mm
  • Weight: 380g

Pricing

The station is sold at a cost of per month, or if paid yearly.

When purchased monthly (respectively yearly), you only need to pay for the station every month (resp. year) as long as you want to use it. You can stop the payment at any time. Furthermore, every 2 years, we send you a brand new station for free (excluding shipment cost). Renewing the station is important to us to ensure the highest sensor quality of your station.
Note that we ask for a deposit for rented station.

Alternatively, it is also possible to purchase the station with a one-time payment. In this case, the cost is .

Summary

The following table summarizes the configuration for the Gaia A12 product.

SensorsParticle Matter (PM) SensorPM2.5, PM10 and PM1.0
Redundant PM Sensors Yes (x3)
Weather SensorTemperature and Humidity
ConnectivityWIFIyes (2.4G)
Power SuppplyPower Supplyyes, using standard USB 5V DC
Power cable10 meters (33 feet) water proof cable
Data Storage & BroadcastPublicationyes, broadcasted on aqicn.org and waqi.info
Historical Datayes, accessible via website or API
MaintenanceAnomaly Detectionyes
Remote Maintenanceyes
PricingProduct CostMonthly: or Yearly:
(Deposit: )
Shipment Cost

Gaia A12 Installation & Mounting Instructions

Mounting:

Mounting with strips
Mounting with screws
There are 2 options for mounting the monitoring box:
  • Using screws: The GAIA enclosure is made of a standard outdoor ABS box, which comes with 4 holes dedicated to screwing the box.

  • Using standard plastic strips: The GAIA station is delivered with 2 strips of 1 meter, which can be used to fix the station on a pole.

Distance:

  • The station comes with a 10 meters (33 feet) power cable (5V with DC3.5 connector), so the station should be located no more than 10 meters away from the nearest power source. If needed, we can provide a longer power cable (contact us in this case).

  • The monitoring station is using a regular external WIFI antenna, which allows the station to be at least 20 meters away from the nearest hotspot. In case the longer distance is needed, an enhanced external antenna can be used (contact us in this case).

Location:

Overall, the most important is to place the station somewhere protected from direct winds, rain, and dust sources.

Average daily traffic
(vehicles per day)
Minimum
≤1,000 10
10,000 10
15,000 20
20,000 30
40,000 50
70,000 100
≥110,000 250

    For official stations, there are two more requirements, with the intent is to locate the station on sites representative of the ambient air quality levels (reference).

  • Height: The station should be mounted at a height above a minimum of 1.5 meters. The objective is to prevent dust resuspension, which can happen if someone is walking nearby the station.

  • Distance from road traffic: The station should be located at least 10 meters away from the nearest road. See table on the right for full specifications.

Package Content:

For reference, based on GAIA A12

Ordering and Inquiry

If you are interested in getting a GAIA station, send us a message and we will allocate one station in the current batch. If you place an order, please indicate your address and phone number for the delivery. Payment is done at shipping time, and can be done using any regular credit card or PayPal.

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Shipment Cost

Estimated shipment cost: (based on 1KG weight, size 18x10x12 cm, shipment from Beijing)
Currency rate updated on 2022-05-26 -- 1 USD = 6.6928029558954 CNY
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321 CNY
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210 CNY
32 USD
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210 CNY
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435 CNY
65 USD
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368 CNY
55 USD
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210 CNY
32 USD
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321 CNY
48 USD
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232 CNY
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368 CNY
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177 CNY
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210 CNY
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If you live in a country which is not covered on the map, contact us.
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Devices Under Development

The following devices are under research and development, and not yet available for production:

Gaia A13: With more gas sensors

Also, we are currently evaluating sensors able to monitor the following gases.

  • Ozone (O3)
  • Carbone Dioxyde (CO2)
  • Formaldehyde (CH2O)
  • Total volatile organic compound (TVOC)
  • Carbon Monoxyde (CO)
  • Nitrogen Dioxyde (NO2)
  • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2).
  • Gaia A15: With LoRaWAN connectivity.

    We initially worked on a GSM version of the Gaia A12, but as the GSM connectivity is fading away, it is not a future proof solution. So, for those who have no WIFI connectivity, this station will allow connecting to the global things network.

    Gaia A18: Solar Powered ("Off-grid")

    The Gaia A18 is the same as the Gaia A12 but can be operated without D/C power supply, via the 3 cells battery and the included solar charger.
    Under normal solar conditions, the box can be operated for at least 3 months without charging. Without, it can operate for a minimum of one month (depending on the sampling frequency).
    The Gaia A18++ variant is packed with a total of 9 cells, making it able to last 1 year under normal solar conditions.

    All Products

    There are so many air quality related products on the market; Some are good, other are bad. For consumers like us, it can sometime be difficult to find out which product is good and worth buying and which one is bad and should not be bought. For this reason, we have created this 'Air Quality Products' page on which you will find a selection of products that we have carefully studied and evaluated.


    Protection Masks & Respirators
    Home Air Purifiers
    Personal Air Quality Monitors
    DIY Air Sensors
    Professional Air Quality Monitoring Stations
    Professional Air Cleaners


    About the Air Quality and Pollution Measurement:

    About the Air Quality Levels

    AQIAir Pollution LevelHealth ImplicationsCautionary Statement (for PM2.5)
    0 - 50 Good Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk None
    51 -100 Moderate Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
    101-150 Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
    151-200 Unhealthy Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion
    201-300 Very Unhealthy Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid all outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit outdoor exertion.
    300+ Hazardous Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects Everyone should avoid all outdoor exertion

    To know more about Air Quality and Pollution, check the wikipedia Air Quality topic or the airnow guide to Air Quality and Your Health.

    For very useful health advices of Beijing Doctor Richard Saint Cyr MD, check www.myhealthbeijing.com blog.


    Usage Notice: All the Air Quality data are unvalidated at the time of publication, and due to quality assurance these data may be amended, without notice, at any time. The World Air Quality Index project has exercised all reasonable skill and care in compiling the contents of this information and under no circumstances will the World Air Quality Index project team or its agents be liable in contract, tort or otherwise for any loss, injury or damage arising directly or indirectly from the supply of this data.



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