Tipping Bucket Rainfall Gauge

Model 6506C

  • Overview

    The Unidata 6506C tipping bucket rain gauge is sturdily constructed with stainless steel jacket, copper collector and painted anodised aluminium base.

    The integrated syphon mechanism delivers high levels of accuracy across a broad range of rainfall intensities. Each unit consists of a collector funnel with stainless steel leaf sieve, an integrated syphon control mechanism, an outer enclosure with quick release fasteners, and base which houses the tipping bucket mechanism. This ensures reliable rainfall recording in even the highest rainfall intensities.

    The unit includes dual output reed switches with varistor protection as well as dual rainfall discharge outlets for water collection and/or analysis. The bucket tips when precipitation of 0.01 inch, 0.2mm, 0.5mm or 1.0mm has been collected.
    Each tip is marked by a reed switch closure and transmitted to a Data Logger and/or used by a Telemetry System.

    Gauze filters in the receiver and both outlets prevent debris (e.g. leaves, dirt, and insects) from entering the working parts of the instrument.

    Optional Heater kit, Bird guard and Pole mounting bracket are available.

  • Specifications

    Sensitivity: One tip
    Range: 0-500mm of rain per hour
    Accuracy: ±2% to 200mm/hr; ±3% up to 380mm/hr
    Output Signal: Counter channel
    Signal Element: Sealed reed switch, debounce CCT fitted
    Cable: 10 meters single pair instrumentation cable
    Material: Stainless steel jacket, copper collector and painted anodised aluminium base
    Size (HxD): 300mm x 275mm
    Funnel: 203mm diameter
    Weight: 3kg

  • Ordering Information

    6506CTipping Bucket Rainfall Gauge

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  • Documents

    Brochure: Model 6506C – Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

    Unidata Manual: Model 6506C – Tipping Bucket Flow Gauge

    Application Notes
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    Aquaculture monitoring
    Rivers and Streams Monitoring
    Weather monitoring

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