RG1 Rain Gauge, 200cm², 0.2mm

Unheated

The Adcon RG1 was designed as a universal rain gauge, that meets the need of most applications. This gauge is built to last, in agriculture as well as in hydrographical or meteorological applications and in rough environments.

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Description

This version of the RG1 weighs in at less than half a kilo and is suited for both mast and floor mounting. The measurement is done by a double tipping bucket system that’s factory calibrated to remain within a <2% accuracy in rain falls up to 60mm per hour. The steep angle of the buckets makes water run of quickly and thus prevents the build-up of residue, like sand or dust in the buckets.Water is collected through a funnel with an orifice of 200 cm². Leaves and bird droppings are kept out of it by means of an aluminum filter, that can easily be taken out for cleaning. The funnel attaches to the body with a bayonet-style lock, which prevents the funnel from being shaken off in heavy winds.All parts (except the buckets) are made of aluminum that’s anodized for extra protection and durability.The sensor comes complete with all mast mounting equipment, two pipe clamps, and a shielded 1m cable with a 7-pin Binder jack, compatible to all RTU’s of the A723, A733 and A75x families.

Resources

Leaflet – RG1 Rain Gauge

Technical Data

Resolution in mm 0.2
Orifice in cm² 200
Measuring device Double Tipping buckets
Capacity/hour @ Accuracy up to 50mm @ + 1%
up to 100mm @ + 3%
Output signal one pulse per tip
Reed switch potential free reed switch, fully sealed, made by Meder, Germany; >1 million operations
Weight 0.5 kg / 1.1 lb.
Material anodized aluminum
Cable PUR, shielded, 1m / 3.3ft
Connector 7-pin Binder M9 male
Operating temperature freezing point to +85°C (+180°F)
Heating not available

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