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Automatic rain gauge with tipping bucket


Product of

Davis Instruments

This rain gauge with tipping bucket has a magnetic encoder with reed contact. The tipping bucket empties automatically each time it catches rain from 0.2 mm precipitation and triggers an electrical pulse. These pulses are added together when recording the data. The data recording can either use an electronic counter or a 1-channel data logger. The housing is completely made of plastic (PE) and all parts are rust-proof. The surface of the tipping bucket is metallic to make it more durable. The automatic rain gauge can be used both in weather stations and as “stand alone” measurement instrument. A mounting base with adjustment screws is used to attach the rain gauge on the installation mast and also for the horizontal alignment of the device. A built-in spirit level can be used to check the horizontal alignment. This automated rain gauge can be supplied with an electrical heater to record precipitation in the winter. The electrical connection takes place using a 12 m cable with RJ 11 socket fixed to the sensor. Extensions are possible on customer request.

Advantages

  • Inexpensive
  • Heated, can be used throughout the year

technical Data

 

Measurement range:

0 … 1,6 mm/min

Resolution:

0,2 mm

Collecting surface:

200 cm²/WMO standard

Operating temperature:

0 … +50°C unheated
-20 … +70°C heated

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