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.
- 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
Top is easily removable for installation and maintenance
Injection molded black polypropylene promotes water shedding.
Polished stainless steel shaft is suspended in machined brass pivots.
Dyacon uses an outdoor-rated cable with PVC jacket.
Each bucket tip momentarily closes a reed switch, indicating one incremental step of the gauge resolution.
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.
|Orifice/Collector||6.06 inch (15.4 mm) 200 mm|
|Resolution||One tip per 0.01”|
|Accuracy||1% at 0 to 2 inches/hr (o-50 mm/hr)|
|Resolution Options||0.2 mm and 0.01” (standard)|
|Operating Humidity||0% to 100% RH|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 70°C|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C to 70°C|
|Switch Characteristics||135 ms switch closure 0.75 ms debounce time 2 A max @ 30 VDC|
|Wire Connection||2-position screw terminal strip|
|Cable||10 feet (3 m) 2-conductor, 20 AWG, PVC Jacket, Xtraguard outdoor cable|
|Mounting System||Anodized 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 Pivots||Brass (Sapphire pivots are available)|
|Weight||2.4 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||Bird spikes are available.|