8” TIPPING BUCKET RAIN GAUGE

Options

  • Calibration: 0.01"/tip or 0.2mm/per tip

  • Dual Reed Switch

  • Heater Option

  • Calibration Certificate

  • Bird B Gone Strip

  • Pole Mounting Base

  • Siphon Option

MODEL TR525USW

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.

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8” TIPPING BUCKET RAIN GAUGE

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 MODEL 260-2501-A

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 powder coated and anodized aluminum. The funnel screen prevents debris from entering the gauge. Shipped complete with mounting legs and 25' of signal cable.

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OPTIONS

  • 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 

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Data Logger and 8” Rain Gauge Set

MODEL 260-WS-2501

The 260-WS-2501 is a battery operated data logger and rain gauge combination.The system includes a field replaceable battery, ships complete from the factory and includes the following components. ( Image Shown)

260-2103 Data Logger
260-2501-A Rain Gauge
260-950 Mounting Plate
190-300 Sensor Mast
190-505 Tripod
195-BHW-Kit Software

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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" of rainfall. The gauge has an 8" orifice and is manufactured of powder coated an anodized aluminum. The funnel screen prevents debris from entering the gauge.

The 260-2103 Rain Logger is an event data logger that connects to standard tipping bucket rain gauges to provide detailed rainfall history. The data can be useful in a wide range of fields such as agriculture, forestry, hydrology, and climatology.

This compact unit comes in a weatherproof case. It records the date and time of each bucket tip, along with the accumulated hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly totals. Data is stored in nonvolatile EEPROM memory that retains collected data even if the battery fails. The LCD display shows the total accumulated rainfall. Includes USB cable for direct, fast and easy data retrieval and analysis.  

Calibration OPTIONS

  • 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

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