Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
The Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge provides inexpensive and accurate rainfall measurement.
Precipitation is collected in a funnel and measured by the calibrated tipping bucket. For each 0.254 mm (.01") of precipitation, the bucket tips, empties, and activates an output switch.
The rain gauge tipping bucket (Novalynx 260-2501-A) mounts via three mounting legs with 6.3 mm (.025") diameter holes on a 241 mm (9.5") diameter circle. This kit includes 7 m (24') of cable as well as the mounting platform and pipe to install this sensor next to your meteorological tower.
Specifications Print Specs
|Rain Gauge - Tipping Bucket (#2226)|
|Sensor type||Tipping bucket rain gauge|
|Sensor range||Unlimited- tipping action dumps precipitation from bucket|
|Instrument compatibility||Any Symphonie logger equipped with a Rain Gauge SCM Item 3149|
|Signal type||Switch closure (momentary single pole, normally open (SPNO) contact), typical closure time is 0.1 second|
|Transfer function||0.254 mm (0.01 inches) of rain per switch closure|
|Accuracy||+/- 2%, up to 50.8 mm (2 inches) per hour|
|Resolution||0.254 mm (0.01 inches) of rain|
|Supply current||Dry contact, 0.5 A maximum|
|Operating temperature range||0 °C to 45 °C|
|Connections||2 conductor cable from switch (red wire, black wire)|
|Cable length||7 m (24 feet)|
|Enclosure||Anodized and powder-coated aluminum, thermoplastic, stainless steel fasteners|
Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm Eastern Time (GMT-5)
Symphonie® SCM Card
Condition your sensor’s output signal so that a SymphoniePLUS3 Data Logger can read it by installing a Symphonie Signal Conditioning Module (SCM).