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 to +50 ° C (-4 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 vertical pipe 25-50 mm (1-2 in) diameter.
Weight: 2.5 Kg (5.5 lb)
Shipping Weight: 4 Kg (9 lb)