Tipping Bucket Rainfall Gauge

Model 6506C

  • Overview

    The Unidata 6506 tipping bucket rain gauge uses the tipping bucket principle to record rainfall. The Unidata 6506 can be connected to many dataloggers/ RTUs including the Unidata Neon Remote Logger range.

    The Unidata 6506 tipping bucket rain gauge is sturdily constructed with a stainless steel jacket, copper collector and painted marine grade 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 switch as well as dual rainfall discharge outlets for water collection and/or analysis. The bucket tips when precipitation 0.2mm has been collected. Each tip is marked by a reed switch closure and transmitted to a datalogger and/or used by a telemetry system.

    Optional heater kit and pole mounting bracket are available.

    environmental monitoring tipping bucket rain gauge 6506C

  • Specifications

    Material: SS jacket, copper collector and marine grade aluminium base
    Size: Collector Diameter 203mm (8″)±2mm
    300mm H, 230mm Body Diameter, 275mm Mounting Flange Diameter
    Weight: 5.5kg net
    Operating temperature: 0°C to 60°C without heating, -20°C to 60°C. with heating
    Accuracy:
    ±1.0% to 200mm/hr
    ±3.0% to 380mm/hr,
    useful to over 500mm
    Bucket Capacity: 0.2mm / 0.5mm
    Signal Element: Dual reed switch assembly
    Cable: 5m of 2 way instrumentation screened cable – PVC

  • Ordering Information

    Model Description
    6506C Tipping Bucket Rainfall Gauge

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