The Davis Model 6463 AeroCone Rain Collector is a tipping bucket rain gauge designed to meet the guidelines of the World Meteorological Organization. Rain enters the collector cone, passes through a debris-filtering screen, and collects in one chamber of the tipping bucket. The bucket tips when it has collected an amount of water equal to the increment in which the collector measures (0.01″). As the bucket tips, it causes a switch closure and brings the second tipping bucket chamber into position. The rain water drains out through the screened drains in the base of the collector.
The body and base of the collector are constructed of tough, UV resistant plastic. The tipping bucket pivots on bearings that minimize friction and wear. Stainless steel adjustment screws under each chamber of the tipping bucket allow you to fine-tune the calibration. Mounting holes are predrilled in the base and a built-in leveling trough aids in installation. Bird Spike kit included.
Sensor type: Tipping bucket with magnetic reed switch
Accuracy: ± 4%
Output: Contact closure
Attached cable length: 40′ (12 m)
Cable type: 4-conductor, 26 AWG
Recommended maximum cable length: 900′ (270 m)
Housing Material: UV-stabilized ABS plastic
Rain collector: 8.75″ diameter x 9.5″ high (16.5 x 24 cm)
Collection area: 31 in² (200 cm²)
Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz (1 kg)