260-2500 Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

The 260-2500 Tipping Bucket Rain Gauges are dependable instruments used for measuring precipitation. Rainfall entering the 8" or 12" funnel collector is directed to the tipping bucket assembly. When an incremental amount of precipitation has been collected, the bucket assembly tips and activates a magnetic reed switch. The sample is discharged through the base of the gauge. A momentary electrical contact closure is provided for each increment of rainfall. This contact closure is used to operate the 260-6113-A Event Recorder or other data acquisition systems. A level is provided on the base for correct positioning of the unit. The unit is manufactured of anodized aluminum and powder coated aluminum. The funnel has a screen to prevent debris from entering the gauge. It is shipped complete with mounting brackets and 25' of cable.

Specifications

  • Capacity: Unlimited
  • Orifice:
    • 260-2500: 8" (20 cm)
    • 260-2500-12: 12" (30 cm)
  • Calibration: 0.01", 0.25 mm, 0.5 mm, 1 mm
  • Accuracy: ±1% at 2"/hr
  • Output: 0.1 second switch closure
  • Contact rating: 3 watts, 0.25 amps, 24 Vdc
  • Size
    • 260-2500: 8" x 17"
    • 260-2500-12: 12" x 20"
  • Weight/Shipping
    • 260-2500: 7 lb/12 lb
    • 260-2500-12: 14 lb/18 lb

Ordering Information

Please contact us to order the following items:
260-2500D Dual Switch Option
260-2500H Heater Kit for 8" 260-2500, 115 Vac
260-2500H-240 Heater Kit for 8" 260-2500, 240 Vac
260-2500H-12 Heater Kit for 12" 260-2500-12, 115 Vac
260-2500-H-12-240V Heater Kit for 12" 260-2500-12, 240 Vac

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