Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
Precipitation Measurement

Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

Model Number
HD2013 / HD2015


Standard Lead Time
3 weeks

The HD2013 and HD2015 tipping bucket rain gauge is built from corrosion resistant material and is designed to withstand extreme conditions.

When the rain gauge fills with water the internal bucket tips to one side and empties, this tipping action triggers a reed switch. There are two compartments on the bucket, so as one side empties the other fills up. For climates that frequently encounter below-freezing temperatures, it's possible to order the rain gauge with an internal heater that automatically turns on just ahead of the temperature dropping below freezing. The contact output of the rain gauge can also be interpreted by the onboard electronics to increment an analog output with each tip. Furthermore, the size of the bucket determines the resolution of the rain gauge, from 0.1mm, 0.2mm, or 0.5mm of rain per tip of the bucket, specify when ordering.

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Key Specifications

Area Of Collection
400cm² or 200cm² (model HD2015)
Contact Output
Voltage free
Optional Outputs (Optional)
Analog 4-20 mA, or 0-10 V, Digital SDI-12
0.1, 0.2, or 0.5mm (specify when ordering)
Heater (Optional)
12 or 24Vdc 165W (specify when ordering)
Bird Spikes (optional)
8 spikes, sharpened stainless steel
Maximum Rainfall Rate
600 mm/h (0.1 and 0.2 res. versions) 1000 mm/h (0.5 res. version)
Operating Temperature
0 ° to +70 °C (With heater: -20 to +70 °C)
Installation Types
Pole, ground, or floor.

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