Optical Rain Gauge Sensor - eucaiot store
Optical Rain Gauge Sensor - eucaiot store
Optical Rain Gauge Sensor - eucaiot store
Optical Rain Gauge Sensor - eucaiot store

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Optical Rain Gauge Sensor

Sale priceR 1,451.34
SKU: 114992321
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Pickup available at EUCA Head Office Usually ready in 24 hours

Optical Rain Gauge Sensor

EUCA Head Office

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

Clearwater Office Park
Block H Ground Floor
Boksburg
Gauteng
1459
South Africa

+27123623271

Rainfall volume provides important information for people's decisions and actions in weather and climate studies, hydrological network monitoring, agriculture, food delivery, as well as many other industries.

For example, in the agricultural field rainfall is one of the most important sources of water for plant cultivation. With the precipitation information accessible, farmers can make sound decisions for the irrigation schedule and amount, thus make sure there is sufficient water for crop growth, and not too much water that leads to waste, root rot, or other diseases, showing the importance of having accurate and reliable measurements of rainfall is.

This industrial-grade Optical Rain Gauge RG-15 is a perfect fit for any rainfall monitoring application, as it is a highly reliable, cost-effective, and rugged rain gauge that uses light beams to determine how much rain has fallen and at what intensity. This industrial-grade optical rain gauge is intended to replace conventional tipping buckets rain gauges. The device uses beams of infrared light within a plastic lens about the size of a tennis ball in order to take measurements. It's maintenance-free; with the round surface of the lens, there are no collections of debris, no moving parts to stick or water-pathways to clog.

Key Features

  • Industrial-grade: reliable, accurate, and rugged
  • Easy-installation: on weather station masts, buildings, and other infrastructures
  • Maintenance-free: no debris and no clogging
  • Wide application scenarios

Rainfall volume provides important information for people's decisions and actions in weather and climate studies, hydrological network monitoring, agriculture, food delivery, and many other industries. Taking agriculture as an example, rainfall is one of the most important sources of water for plant cultivation. With the precipitation information accessible, farmers can make sound decisions for the irrigation schedule and amount, thus make sure there is sufficient water for crop growth, and not too much water that leads to waste, root rot, or other diseases.

Accurate and reliable measurement of rainfall is of vital importance. And this industrial-grade Optical Rain Gauge RG-15 is a perfect fit. It's a reliable, cost-effective, and rugged rain gauge that uses light beams to determine how much rain has fallen at what intensity.

This industrial-grade optical rain gauge is intended to replace conventional tipping buckets rain gauges. It uses beams of infrared light within a plastic lens about the size of a tennis ball. It's maintenance-free; with the round surface of the lens, there are no collections of debris, no moving parts to stick or water-pathways to clog.

The RG-15 Optical Rain Gauge features an open-collector output that emulates a conventional tipping bucket, as well as serial communications that provide more detailed data and allow for configuration of the device. It can be configured through the serial port, or optionally via DIP switches. A built-in mounting arm allows for convenient mounting to weather station masts, buildings, and other infrastructure. It's also suitable for solar-powered applications.

In what environment does this Sensor operate?

This Sensor operates in outdoor environments.

What measurements does this Sensor support?

This device supports the following measurements: Rainfall.

Industrial Rain Gauge Datasheet

Specifications:

Parameter Value Connection Pins
Nominal Accuracy ±10% J1 Terminal
J1 - Out
J1 - V+
J1 - GND
Input Voltage Range 5-15 VDC 50V surge on J1 Reverse polarity
protected to 50V or 3.3VDC through pin 8 on J2
Current Drain (Not final) 110 μA nominal. (No outputs on, dry not raining)
2-4 mA when raining
J2 Header
J2 - 1 GND
J2 - 2 V+ (Same as J1 V+)
J2 - 3 OUT (Same as J1 OUT)
J2 - 4 RS232 OUT
J2 - 5 RS232 IN
J2 - 6
J2 - 7 MCLR
J2 - 8 3.3V
Output NPN Open Collector Output 100 mA / 80V Max
Operating Temperature -40°C to +60°C (Will not detect rain when freezing)
Output Resolution 0.01in / 0.2mm or 0.001in / 0.02mm
RS232 Port 3.3 V
Supported Baud Rates 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600
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