No Moving Parts
The Model 50202 Precipitation Gauge accurately measures rain or snow precipitation without moving parts. Insulated housings and thermostatically controlled heaters permit operation at temperatures below freezing. Unlike conventional tipping-bucket and weighing gauges the 50202 has no moving parts, making the instrument ideal for use on moving platforms such as buoys and ships. Precipitation measurement is made with a capacitive transducer and electronic circuit that produces a voltage output. Total precipitation can be tracked by a data logger 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: Measuring Circuit: 8 to 30 VDC, Heater: 48 Watts @ 28 VAC, 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: 133 mm (4.4 in)
Catchment Area: 100 cm2 (60.8 in2)
Mounting: U-bolts fit vertical pipe 25-50 mm (1-2 in) diameter.
Weight: 2.5 Kg (5.5 lb)
Shipping Weight: 4 Kg (9 lb)