This self-emptying, tipping bucket style rain collector utilizes an 8" diameter openning to meet NWS specifications for statistical accuracy. Rainfall is gathered in the collecting bucket and funnels through a small openning into a tipping mechanism. When the mechanism has 1/100th of an inch of water in it, it tips. A count is then transmitted to an indicator and the water emptys from the tipping mechanism, through the bottom of the collector bucket to the outside.
Tipping bucket, self-emptying rain collector. 8" diameter openning meets NWS specifications for size and accuracy.
Dimensions: 8.63" O.D. x 7.88" Deep
Weight: 1.77 lbs.
The rainfall collector requires no manual emptying. Each tip of the bucket is equivalent to 1/100th of an inch of rain. It utilizes a normally open circuit that is momentarily closed each time it tips. As such, it can be connected to any simple counting circuit, including Maximum's Rainwatch indicator.
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