The 260-WS-2501 Data Logging Rain Station is a battery-powered rainfall data collection and recording system consisting of a battery-operated event logger with built-in display and an 8" tipping bucket rain gauge. A 3' tripod with sensor mast and mounting hardware is included.
The 260-2501-A Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge was designed for the National Weather Service to provide a reliable, low-cost tipping bucket rain sensor. It has been updated and improved with the addition of an inner funnel to even the flow of rainfall into the gauge, providing better accuracy at higher rainfall rates. Its simplicity of design assures trouble-free operation, yet provides accurate rainfall measurements. The tipping bucket mechanism activates a sealed reed switch that produces a contact closure for each 0.01" (0.25 mm) or 1 mm of rainfall. The gauge has an 8" orifice and is manufactured of powdercoated and anodized aluminum. The funnel screen prevents debris from entering the gauge.
The 260-2103 Rain Logger is an event data logger that connects to standard tipping bucket rain gauges to provide detailed rainfall history. The data can be useful in a wide range of fields such as agriculture, forestry, hydrology, and climatology.
This compact unit comes in a weatherproof case. It records the date and time of each bucket tip, along with the accumulated hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly totals. Data is stored in nonvolatile EEPROM memory that retains collected data even if the battery fails. The LCD display shows the total accumulated rainfall. Direct USB connectivity provides fast data download.
For easy access the logger is installed on the sensor mast below the rain gauge using hook and loop fastener. It can be installed inside the gauge if preferred. Please specify at the time of order.
The 260-2103 runs for up to 1 year on a user-replaceable battery.
The 84,650 tip/event capacity can record up to 846" of rainfall between readouts at 0.01" per tip. The real time display will update with each tip of the bucket. For start up and readout, the 260-2103 connects easily to your PC using the 195-BHW-KIT Software Starter Kit. The starter kit includes the software CD and a 6' USB interface cable. The cable connects to an available USB port on your laptop or PC.