The Model 50203 Precipitation Gauge accurately measures rain precipitation without moving parts.
Durable thermoplastic construction with no moving parts offers excellent corrosion resistance and long term reliability. Insulated housings and thermostatically controlled heaters permit operation at temperatures below freezing. Unique design with centrally located capacitive sensor is unaffected by unsteady conditions making the instrument ideal for use on moving platforms such as buoys and ships. For extra security in extreme conditions, Model 50222, Heavy Duty Mounting Bracket is recommended.
Rain collected in the catchment funnel is directed into the measuring chamber; 1mm of precipitation produces a 5mm rise in the chamber. Column level is sensed by a capacitive probe and converted to a linear voltage signal that can be read by external electronics. When the column level reaches a maximum of 250mm (50mm of precipitation), the chamber automatically empties and the process repeats. Total precipitation can be tracked by a datalogger or recorder.
Threshold: 1 mm (.04 in)
Accuracy: ± 1 mm (±.04 in)
Signal: 0 to 5.00 VDC = 0 to 50 mm precipitation
Chamber Drain Time: 30 seconds approx.
Power Requirement: 8 to 30 VDC unregulated
Operating Temperature: -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Height: 65 cm (25.6 in)
Diameter: 14 cm (5.5 in)
Catchment Dia: 113 mm (4.4 in)
Catchment Area: 100 cm2 (15.5 in2)
Mounting: U-bolts fit Ø 25-50 mm (Ø 1-2 in) mounting pipe.
Weight: 2.5 Kg (5.5 lb)
Shipping Weight: 4 Kg (9 lb)