RG200 Rain Gauge, 6 inch (Tipping Bucket)


Global Water rain gauges: durable, UV-protected plastic construction for long life. Easy to use, minimal maintenance, accurate measurements. Affordable solution for reliable rainfall monitoring.

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RG200 Rain Gauge, 6 inch (Tipping Bucket)

Global Water Tipping Bucket Rain Gauges: Accurate and Reliable Rainfall Measurement

Built to Withstand the Elements, Designed for Ease of Use

Global Water tipping bucket rain gauges are designed to be the cornerstone of your precipitation monitoring system. These robust instruments, meticulously crafted from anodized aluminum, offer exceptional durability and resistance to corrosion. They are built to endure harsh weather conditions, ensuring reliable operation for years to come.

Uncompromised Accuracy for Informed Decisions

At the heart of each tipping bucket rain gauge lies a meticulously engineered tipping mechanism. Rain falling into the collector funnel fills a seesaw-like bucket until its weight tips it. As the bucket tips, it empties its contents and triggers a sealed reed switch, generating a signal that corresponds to a specific amount of rainfall (typically 0.01 inch or 0.25 millimeters). This simple yet ingenious design translates into highly accurate rainfall measurements, allowing you to make informed decisions based on reliable data.

Two Models to Suit Your Needs

Global Water offers two tipping bucket rain gauge models, the RG600 and the RG200, to cater to different applications.

  • RG600: The Workhorse for Extensive Monitoring

The RG600 boasts a generous 8-inch (20.3 cm) orifice, ideal for capturing even the heaviest downpours with exceptional accuracy. This model comes equipped with 25 feet (7.6 meters) of two-conductor cable for flexible installation and connection to your data recording system. Whether you need to monitor rainfall for agricultural purposes, environmental research, or flood risk management, the RG600 is a dependable choice.

  • RG200: Compact and Efficient for Smaller Areas

The RG200 offers a slightly smaller 6-inch (15.2 cm) orifice, making it a great option for monitoring rainfall in more compact areas. This model includes 40 feet (12.2 meters) of two-conductor cable, providing ample reach for installation. The RG200 is an excellent choice for personal weather stations, rooftop installations, or any application where a smaller footprint is desirable while maintaining reliable rainfall measurement capabilities.

Seamless Integration with Your Data Recording System

Global Water tipping bucket rain gauges are designed for seamless integration with your existing data recording system. The tipping mechanism triggers a sealed reed switch, generating a pulse output for each rainfall increment. This output can be directly connected to a compatible data logger for real-time recording and analysis.

Expand Functionality with Optional Accessories

For enhanced functionality, Global Water offers a range of optional accessories designed to complement your tipping bucket rain gauge.

  • GL500 Tipping Bucket Data Logger: This compact and versatile data logger connects directly to the tipping bucket’s pulse output, enabling you to record rainfall data at user-defined intervals. The stored data can then be downloaded to a computer for further analysis.

  • RG700 4-20mA Output Tipping Bucket Converter Module: This module converts the tipping bucket’s pulse output into a 4-20mA current signal, a commonly used standard in many data recording systems. This allows for seamless integration with existing infrastructure that utilizes 4-20mA communication protocols.

Simple Installation and Easy Maintenance

Global Water tipping bucket rain gauges are designed for ease of installation and minimal maintenance requirements. Each model comes complete with mounting brackets, ensuring quick and secure installation on a pole or a level plate. The robust construction minimizes the need for frequent maintenance, allowing you to focus on collecting valuable rainfall data.

In Conclusion: A Reliable and Cost-Effective Solution

Global Water tipping bucket rain gauges offer a compelling combination of accuracy, durability, and ease of use. With two models to choose from and a range of compatible accessories, these instruments provide a versatile and cost-effective solution for a wide range of rainfall monitoring applications. Whether you are a professional meteorologist, a passionate weather enthusiast, or require reliable rainfall data for any other purpose, Global Water tipping bucket rain gauges are a dependable choice for accurate and long-term precipitation monitoring.

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