R.M. Young Company

Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

Model 52202/52203


The YOUNG Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge meets the specifications of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The design uses a proven tipping bucket mechanism for simple and effective rainfall measurement. The bucket geometry and material are specially selected for maximum water release, thereby reducing contamination and errors. Catchment area of 200 cm2 and measurement resolution of 0.1 mm meet the recommendations of the WMO. Leveling screws and bullseye level are built in for easy and precise adjustment in the field. Measured precipitation is discharged through a collection tube for verification of total rainfall. Model 52202 is heated for operation in cold temperatures. An unheated version, 52203, is available for use in moderate climates. To discourage birds from perching on the funnel rim, accessory bird wire assembly may be attached to the gauge.

For coastal salt air applications and other corrosive environments, the gauge is offered with a marine grade stainless steel housing.

Brochure   52202

Size: 18 cm dia. x 30 cm high, (39 cm high with mounting base)
Catchment Area: 200 cm2
Resolution: 0.1 mm per tip
Accuracy: 2% up to 25 mm/hr 3% up to 50 mm/hr
Output: Magnetic reed switch (N.O.), rating 24VAC/DC 500mA
Operating Temperature: -20 to +50 ° C (heated)
Power: 18 Watts for heater only
Mounting: Clamp for 1″ (1.34″ dia.) iron pipe or 3 bolts on 160mm dia. circle
Other: Leveling adjustment, thermostatic control for heater, intake screen

Ordering InformationModelPrice
TIPPING BUCKET RAIN GAUGE/Unheated52203$500.00
TIPPING BUCKET RAIN GAUGE/Heated/120V 60HZ52202$652.00
TIPPING BUCKET RAIN GAUGE/Heated/220V 50-60HZ52202H$652.00
TIPPING BUCKET RAIN GAUGE/Stainless Housing52203-20$530.00
TIPPING BUCKET RAIN GAUGE/SS Hsg Heated 115Vac52202-20$680.00
TIPPING BUCKET RAIN GAUGE/SS Hsg Heated 230Vac52202H-20$680.00
CABLE for 52202, 52203 / SIGNAL - 2 conductor shielded 18641 $0.72/ft.
CABLE for 52202 / HEATER - 2 conductor shielded 18641 $0.72/ft.

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Complies with applicable CE directives. Specifications subject to change without notice.