RAIN-O-MATIC PROFESSIONAL is a self-emptying and frostproof electronic rain gauge.
Consisting of an outdoor rain collector, ready for connection to a counter and a data logger or computer. The basic idea in RAIN-O-MATIC is the rain collector's measuring spoon being automatically tipped and emptied when the pre-adjusted water weight has been reached. Suitable for use in a number of applications requiring reliable and accurate rainfall measurement e.g. weather stations, schools, universities, professional gardeners, foresters, outdoor sport facilities, waterworks, purifying plants for sewage, and enviromental surveying stations.
RAIN-O-MATIC PROFESSIONAL is registering the rainfall by the water running through the collectors funnel into a self emptying spoon. The spoon is fitted with a magnet being kept in position by an anchor which implies that the spoon is emptied by a quick tip returning immediately to collecting position for collecting a new portion of water. The rain collector consists of 3 parts: funnel, box, and base plate, which can be easily assembled and disassembled without tools. The tipping spoon and it's magnet controlled suspension is designed in a way which makes no measuring inaccuracy even if the rain collector should not be exactly horizontally mounted.
Resolution 0.20 mm, 0.25 mm, 0.50 mm, 1.0mm
Capacity per minute with 12 tips 0.20 mm: 2.4 mm, 0.25 mm: 3.0 mm, 0.50 mm: 6.0 mm
Orifice 200 cm squared
Diameter 159.6 mm
Height 240 mm
Weight 380 g
The rain gauge is made of Styrosun, a very endurable and weatherproof material resisting extreme frost and heat temperatures as well as the sun's UV radiation.
The colour is light grey for minimal evaporation.
The electronic circuit board is protected against extreme consitions, including saltwater.