YSI 6560 Temperature/Conductivity Sensor

Stable multi-probe measures conductivity and temperature levels and calculates salinity values. Thermistor readings are used to temperature-correct other parameter measurements.

  • Features
  • Specifications

This sensor must be installed into a 6-Series sonde to function. Does not function on its own.


YSI utilizes a high-precision thermistor: 2252 ohms at 25ºC (±1%) for temperature measurement. Resistance changes with temperature and the 6-Series sondes convert resistance into ºC, ºF, or K automatically. Best of all, the temperature sensor is calibration-and-maintenance-free.

  • Specifications:
  • Range: -5 to 60ºC
  • Resolution: 0.01ºC
  • Accuracy: ±0.15ºC


Four pure-nickel electrodes allow the YSI 6560 sensor to accurately determine the conductivity of a sample. Along with conductivity, the YSI 6-Series sonde can calculate specific conductance, salinity, resistivity and total dissolved solids.


  • Range: 0 to 100 mS/cm
  • Resolution: 0.001 to 0.1 mS/cm (range
  • dependent)
  • Accuracy: ±0.5% of reading plus 0.001 mS/cm



Depth / Pressure Rating / Limit 60 m
Equipment used with All except 600R/6000
Measurement Range Temperature: -5 to +50 C, Conductivity: 0 to 100 mS/cm
Medium Fresh and Salt Water
Monitoring Yes
Operating pH Range Temperature: -5 to +50 C, Conductivity: 0 to 100 mS/cm
Parameters Measured Temperature, Conductivity
Precision Temperature: ±0.15 C, Conductivity: ±0.5% of reading plus 0.001 mS/cm
Sampling Yes
User Calibratable Yes
User Replaceable Yes
Warranty 1 year

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