Hydreon RG-15 Optical Tipping Bucket Sensor NPN & RS-232output
Hydreon RG-15 Solid State Tipping Bucket is a rainfall-measuring device intended to replace conventional tipping buckets.
- Manufacturer: Hydreon
The Hydreon RG-15 Solid State Tipping Bucket is a rainfall measuring device intended to replace conventional tipping buckets. The RG-15 is rugged, reliable, maintenance-free and features a nominal accuracy of within 10%. The RG-15 is designed to replace tipping bucket rain gauges in many applications where their maintenance requirements make them impractical.
The RG-15 uses beams of infrared light within a plastic lens about the size of a tennis ball. The round surface of the lens discourages collection of debris, and the RG-15 has no moving parts to stick, and no water-pathways to clog. The device features an open-collector output that emulates a conventional tipping bucket, as well as serial communications that provide more detailed data and allow for configuration of the device.
The RG-15 may be configured through the serial port, or optionally via DIP switches. Power consumption of the RG-15 is very low, and the device is well-suited to solar-power applications.
Dip Switches can control the units (inches or millimeters) and resolution (0.01″/0.2mm or 0.001″/0.02mm) of the device. Commands can also be sent via the RS232 serial port to override them.
- Power supply: 5 to 35 VDC on J1; or 3.3V though pin 8 on J2
- Reverse polarity protected: 50 V
- 110 μA nominal. (No outputs on, dry not raining) 2-4 mA when raining
- NPN Open Collector Output 100 mA / 80V Max
Output Resolution: 0.01in / 0.2mm Alternative 0.001in / 0.02mm
Operating temperature: -40 to +60 °C (Will not detect rain when freezing
Supported Baudrates: 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600
- Weight0.5 kg
- Dimensions (L x W x H)10 x 8 x 10 cm
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- SKU:HYS-100Available for backorder