The RainVUE™️10 is ideal for many hydrological or meteorological applications such as weather stations and flood warning systems. The RainVUE™️10 is an SDI-12 tipping bucket rain gage in the RainVUE™️ family of products. Advanced algorithms and digital processing within the sensor compensate for errors caused by high-intensity rain and provide accurate precipitation and intensity measurements. Constructed of an aerodynamic plastic funnel, the RainVUE™️10 is cost effective and minimizes the amount of liquid precipitation that is lost due to the effects of wind. This rain gage offers the user flexibility with the option to select from a series of set cable lengths or a user-defined cable length.
The RainVUE™️10 funnels rainfall through a stainless-steel gauze filter that traps and removes debris. The rainfall flows through a nozzle into one of the two halves of the tipping bucket. The internal tipping bucket assembly rotates around precision rolling pivot bearings and tips when the first bucket fills to a fixed calibrated level. Then the balance arm moves the second bucket under the funnel. A magnet attached to the balance arm actuates a reed switch as the bucket tips.
The aerodynamic design of the RainVUE™️10 prevents wind from carrying the rainfall away from the collecting vessel. With traditional cylindrical rain gages, wind can reduce the rainfall catch by up to 20%. The deep funnel catch also minimizes splashing out and loss due to high winds and heavy rainfall. The RainVUE™️10 also includes a microprocessor that corrects for rainfall intensity and outputs an SDI-12 signal.
|Sensor Type||Tipping bucket with magnetic reed switch|
|Material||ASA LI-911 plastic|
|Output||SDI-12 version 1.4|
|Sensor Configuration||SDI-12 or USB|
|Operating Temperature Range||1 to 70°C|
|Power Requirements||6 to 18 Vdc|
|Active Current Consumption||1 mA|
|Quiescent Current Consumption||0.08 mA|
|Internal Battery||240 mAh lithium battery (provides up to 15 days of continual operation after power loss)|
|Orifice Diameter||20.0 cm (7.87 in.)|
|Height||43.5 to 46.5 cm (17.1 to 18.3 in.) with feet adjustment|
|Weight||2 kg (4.5 lb)|
|Measurement Range||0 to 1000 mm/h (0 to 40 in./h)|
|Precipitation Amount Resolution||0.254 mm (0.01 in.)|
|Precipitation Amount Measurement Uncertainty||±1% at 0 to 500 mm/h intensity (0 to 19.7 in./h intensity)|
|Precipitation Intensity Range||0.01 to 1000 mm/h (0.0004 to 39.4 in./h)|
|Precipitation Intensity Measurement Uncertainty||±1%|
|Measurement Range||0 to 500 mm/h (0 to 19.7 in./h)|
|Precipitation Amount Resolution||0.1 mm (0.004 in.)|
|Precipitation Amount Measurement Uncertainty||
|Precipitation Intensity Range||0.01 to 500 mm/h (0.0004 to 19.7 in./h)|
|Precipitation Intensity Measurement Uncertainty||
Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.
The RainVUE™️10 is compatible with all current data loggers and retired data loggers that support SDI-12 sensors.
Current Operating System for the RainVUE 10 and RainVUE 20. Requires the Device Configuration Utility and a USB micro cable to update the OS.