TIPPING BUCKET RAIN GAUGES
Rate and total rainfall/precipitation monitors, rugged designs can withstand outdoor conditions year-after-year with minimum to no maintenance. If you need help selecting one for your application, give us a call, we will be happy to help you.
8" Rain gauge
The 260-2501-A Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge was designed for the National Weather Service to provide a reliable, low-cost tipping bucket rain sensor. It has been updated and improved with the addition of an inner funnel to even the flow of rainfall into the gauge, providing better accuracy at higher rainfall rates. Its simplicity of design assures trouble-free operation, yet provides accurate rainfall measurements. The tipping bucket mechanism activates a sealed reed switch that produces a contact closure for each 0.01" (0.25 mm) or 1 mm of rainfall. The gauge has an 8" orifice and is manufactured of powdercoated and anodized aluminum. The funnel screen prevents debris from entering the gauge. Shipped complete with mounting legs and 25' of signal cable.
260-950 Mounting Plate
260-2501MB Side Mounting Bracket
260-2501-A 8" Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge, 0.01"/tip, incl 25' cable
260-2501M-A 8" Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge, 1 mm/tip, incl 25' cable
Additional cable available PN 330-0220
8" Rain Gauge
The TR255USW Rain Gauge is a freestanding receptacle for measuring precipitation. Through an opening at the top of the device, rain is collected and then funneled to a mechanical device, called a tipping bucket. As water is collected, the tipping bucket fills to the point that it tips over, causing a momentary closure of a switch to incrementally measure rainfall accumulation. This action empties the bucket in preparation for additional measurement. Water discharged by the tipping bucket passes out of the rain gauge with no need for emptying.
The TR-525USW is specifically designed to meet the National Weather Service's requirements for rainfall measurement.
Calibration: 0.01"/tip or 0.2mm/pert tip
Dual Reed Switch
Data Logging Rain Station
The 260-WS-2501 is rain ready battery-powered rainfall data collection and recording system consisting of a battery-operated event logger with built-in display and an 8" tipping bucket rain gauge. A 3' tripod with sensor mast and mounting hardware is included.
The rainfall data logging system is available in few different configurations, choose the configuration that best meets your needs.
260-WS-2501 Data Logging Rain Station 0.01"/tip
260-WS-2501M Data Logging Rain Station 1mm/tip
260-WS-2501M.25 Data Logging Rain Station 0.25mm/tip
260-WS-2501M.5 Data Logging Rain Station 0.5mm/tip
Rain Gauges can be connected directly to a data logger, or other monitoring systems that accept pulse signals, for applications where 4-20 mA signal is required, we can supply the rain gauge with a pulse to 4-20 mA converter, additionally we can couple the rain gauge with a data logger and ship it to you fully configured and ready to use out of the box.