Compact 15 cm (6 in) Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

$475.00

RGTB‑525i™ is a practical, high-value rain gauge, balancing performance with compact size and ruggedness. The RGTB‑525i is is available in several resolutions and orifice sizes, up to 20 cm. Dyacon stocks the 0.01” (o.254 mm), 6” version, and adds our unique mounting bracket to make mounting directly to any pipe possible.

SKU: RGTB-525i Categories: ,

Video

RGTB-525i Introduction
Coming Soon

Description

RGTB-525i is a practical, high-value rain gauge, balancing performance with compact size and ruggedness. Dyacon adds it’s own versatile mounting bracket that can be used for mounting the rain gauge directly to any pipe, including directly onto the Dyacon tripod.

Like other tipping bucket rain gauges, RGTB-525i uses a high-reliability reed switch, that closes momentarily with each tip.

The RGTB-525iTM is manufactured by Texas Electronics in the US and is available in several resolutions and orifice sizes, up to 20 cm. Dyacon stocks the 0.01” (o.254 mm), 6” version.

Feature Summary

Manuals & Software

Documents

RBTB-525i Data SheetRBTB-525i Manual
  • 6” (152 mm) orifice
  • Tipping bucket mechanism
  • Large debris screen
  • Easy to service
  • Reed switch tip detection
  • Integrated bullseye level
  • Versatile mounting system
  • Powder-coated Aluminum
  • Made in US

Key Features

Exterior Construction

Powder-coated aluminum.
Top is easily removable for installation and maintenance

Tipping Bucket

Injection molded black polypropylene promotes water shedding.
Polished stainless steel shaft is suspended in machined brass pivots.

Cable

Dyacon uses an outdoor-rated cable with PVC jacket.

Data Connection

Each bucket tip momentarily closes a reed switch, indicating one incremental step of the gauge resolution.

Mounting

RGTB-525i includes an integrated bubble level and a Dyacon-designed, tilt-and-pivot mounting system with both clamp and lock screws for a rigid and redundant adjustment system. The design allows for placement on any pipe as well as flat surfaces.

Specifications

MEASUREMENT
Orifice/Collector6.06 inch (15.4 mm) 200 mm
ResolutionOne tip per 0.01”
Accuracy1% at 0 to 2 inches/hr (o-50 mm/hr)
Resolution Options0.2 mm and 0.01” (standard)

ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Humidity0% to 100% RH
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C
Storage Temperature-40°C to 70°C

ELECTRICAL
Switch Characteristics135 ms switch closure 0.75 ms debounce time 2 A max @ 30 VDC
Wire Connection2-position screw terminal strip
Cable10 feet (3 m) 2-conductor, 20 AWG, PVC Jacket, Xtraguard outdoor cable

MECHANICAL
BodyPowder-coated Aluminum
Bucket Injection-molded polypropylene
Mounting SystemAnodized aluminum Stainless steel band-clamp and screws 3x 0.2 inch (5.1 mm) screw holes
Drain Ports 1 screened port
Orifice Debris Screen 6” diameter. Perforated and anodized aluminum with retaining clip
Tipping PivotsBrass (Sapphire pivots are available)
Weight2.4 lbs (1.1 kg) 4 lbs ship weight
Dimensions As Shipped, including mounting system: 12 x 7.5 x 7 inches 30 cm x 19 cm x 18 cm

ACCESSORIES
AccessoriesBird spikes are available.