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 an budget - as low as 100 USD 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 3 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 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 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



Dimensions: 130 * 80 * 70 mm
(excluding antenna)
Weight: 380g
The GAIA A12 is a sensor-packed station:
  • Air Quality Particulate Matter Sensors: 3x PMS 5003
  • Meteorologic Sensors: ASAIR AHT-20
  • RGB led for real-time visual Air Pollution indication.
  • Connectivity via WIFI, with an external antenna.
  • Optional SD-Card storage for off-network operation.
The GAIA A12 uses 3 redundant Air Quality sensors to ensure the best data quality: Its system continuously correlates the data from all sensors to automatically detect and correct any abnormal data.

The GAIA A12 station is also very compact, easy to install, and comes with the following accessories:
  • Power Cable: 10 meters (2x5m) waterproof cables.
  • Power Supply: USB 5V/1A power adapter.
  • Fixation strips and screws.

Pricing

The GAIA A12 can be bought at a price of 200.

Alternatively, the station can also be acquired at a cost of 100 if paid yearly: When purchased yearly, we send you a brand new station every 2 years for free (excluding shipment costs). Renewing the station is important to us to ensure the highest sensor quality of your station. Note that we ask for a deposit for the rented station.
SensorsParticle Matter (PM) SensorPM2.5, PM10 and PM1.0
Redundant PM Sensors Yes (x3)
Weather SensorTemperature and Humidity
Visual IndicatorsRGB LEDyes
ConnectivityWIFIyes (2.4G)
External Antennayes, 3dB
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
SD-Card storageoptional, for extra 50USD
MaintenanceAnomaly Detectionyes
Remote Maintenanceyes
PricingProduct CostOne-time payment: 200USD
or
Yearly: 100USD + deposit: 50USD

Gaia A18: Solar Powered & LoRA radio

Overview


Gaia A18 product view

The GAIA A18 is an improved GAIA A12 design, with solar panel power and long-distance radio, allowing the station to operate in areas where either power supply or WiFi connectivity is unavailable.

Battery and Solar Powered

The GAIA A18 can operate using the battery for seven days without a recharge. The solar panel battery can recharge the battery within a few hours under direct sun conditions. Using both the solar panel and the battery, it is possible to operate the station forever off-grid, provided you have at least one sunny day every week.

Battery:
  • Model: 18650 LiPO Battery (standard battery)
  • Capacity: 3400 mAh 3.7V (12.5 Wh)
  • Lifetime: 10+ days without solar harvesting
  • Sensing Cycle: 30 seconds every 5 minutes (configurable).
  • Power Consumption: 130µA (sleep mode), ~100mA (sensing mode)
Solar Panel:
  • Max output: 6V 500mA (3W)
  • Dimensions: 220 * 130 * 7mm
  • Weight: 260g
Station:
  • power cable: 10m waterproof solar panel power cable
  • Dimensions: 115 * 90 * 55 mm (excluding antenna)
  • Weight: 450g (excluding battery)

Enhanced Connectivity using LoRa ("Long Range")

The GAIA A18 can operate using WIFI like the GAIA A12. But it also comes with "long-range" connectivity support (LoRA), allowing you to locate your station several hundreds of meters up to several kilometres from your network gateway (depending on the line of sight). The GAIA A18 comes with an external WIFI/LoRA gateway.

The GAIA A18 also contains an optional internal GPS sensor to make it easier to locate your remote stations.

Pricing

The GAIA A18 with both solar panel+battery and LoRa features connectivity costs .
It is also possible to get the A18 with only one feature (either Solar or LoRa) for .
Support for the GPS cost an additional .

Product version GAIA A12 GAIA A18 Solar GAIA A18 LoRa GAIA A18 Solar+LoRa GAIA A18 Solar+LoRa+GPS
Network Connectivity WiFi WiFi LoRa + WiFi LoRa + WiFi LoRa + WiFi
Power Supply Power Outlet Battery + Solar Panel Power Outlet Battery + Solar Panel Battery + Solar Panel
Accessories 10m power cable 10m power cable
Solar Panel
10m power cable
LoRa gateway
10m power cable
Solar Panel
LoRa gateway
10m power cable
Solar Panel
LoRa gateway
GPS no no no no yes
Cost


Ordering and Inquiry

Fill in the form below to get a quotation including the shipment cost.

If you have any additional requirement or question, let us know with the form below:

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Payment: It is done at shipping time, and can be done using any regular credit card.
  • Discount: 10% discount when ordering 5 pieces, 20% when order 10 pieces or more.

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 a 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.

GAIA A12 package content:


GAIA A18 Solar+LoRa package content:


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does the GAIA stations compare to the purple air stations? Check the comparison page.
  • Can I see how the GAIA station is made? Yes, check the internals page.
  • Can can I access the station data? We provide both API and CSV data download.
  • How is the WIFI setup done? Check the setup page.
  • I need longer power cables? Let us know at ordering time, we can provide cables up to 20 meters.
  • Can I use a PMS6003 instead of the PMS5003? Yes, the upgrade cost $50 per station. Let us know at ordering time.
  • I do not want to share my exact location on the map: No problem, you can decide which coordinates (latitude & longitude) are used for your station.
  • Can the station be integrated with Home Assistant: Yes, we provide all the needed API for the integration.


  • Acerca de la calidad del aire y la medición de la contaminación:

    Acerca de los niveles de calidad del aire

    ICACalidad del AireProteja su Salud
    0 - 50 Buena No se anticipan impactos a la salud cuando la calidad del aire se encuentra en este intervalo.
    51 -100 Moderada Las personas extraordinariamente sensitivas deben considerar limitación de los esfuerzos físicos excesivos y prolongados al aire libre.
    101-150 Dañina a la Salud de los Grupos Sensitivos Los niños y adultos activos, y personas con enfermedades respiratorias tales como el asma, deben evitar los esfuerzos físicos excesivos y prolongados al aire libre.
    151-200 Dañina a la Salud Los niños y adultos activos, y personas con enfermedades respiratorias tales como el asma, deben evitar los esfuerzos excesivos prolongados al aire libre; las demás personas, especialmente los niños, deben limitar los esfuerzos físicos excesivos y prolongados al aire libre.
    201-300 Muy Dañina a la Salud Los niños y adultos activos, y personas con enfermedades respiratorias tales como el asma, deben evitar todos los esfuerzos excesivos al aire libre; las demás personas, especialmente los niños, deben limitar los esfuerzos físicos excesivos al aire libre.
    300+ Arriesgado

    Para saber más sobre la calidad del aire y la contaminación, comprobar la tema Calidad wikipedia Air o Guía airnow a la calidad del aire y su salud .

    Para obtener consejos de salud muy útiles de Beijing doctor Richard Saint Cyr MD, compruebe www.myhealthbeijing.com blog.


    Aviso de uso: Todos los datos de Calidad del aire no están validados en el momento de la publicación, y debido a la garantía de calidad, estos datos pueden modificarse, sin previo aviso, en cualquier momento. El proyecto World Air Quality Index ha ejercido todas las habilidades y cuidados razonables para compilar el contenido de esta información y en ningún caso el World Air Quality Index o el equipo del proyecto será responsable en el contrato, agravio o de otra manera por cualquier pérdida, lesión o daño que surja directa o indirectamente del suministro de esta información.



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