This tipping bucket rain gauge is a dependable instrument used for
measuring precipitation. Rainfall that enters the 200 mm funnel collector
is directed to the tipping bucket assembly. When an incremental amount
of precipitation has been collected 0.2 / 0.5 mm the bucket assembly tips
and activates a magnetic reed switch. The sample is discharged through
the bas of the gauge. a momentary electrical contact is provided for each
increment of rainfall. The contact closure is used to operate a data
acquisition system. A heating kit has been added at extra cost to the rain
gauge to provide capability for measuring snowfall.
This rainfall sensor can be easily use with any pulse counter, Data logger
/ event logger which can use pulse input.