Industrial-Grade Optical Rain Gauge RG-9 detects the size of raindrops and provides information on rain intensity to the users. It features easy-installation and maintenance-free, suitable for applications in weather and climate studies, hydrological network monitoring, agriculture, and other scenarios that need monitoring rainfall.
Industrial-Grade Optical Rain Gauge RG-9
Rainfall volume provides important information for people’s decisions and actions in weather and climate studies, hydrological network monitoring, agriculture, food delivery, and many other industries. Taking agriculture as an example, rainfall is one of the most important sources of water for plant cultivation. With accessible precipitation information, farmers can make sound decisions for the irrigation schedule and amount, thus make sure there is sufficient water for crop growth, and not too much water that leads to waste, root rot, or other diseases.
Detecting rain intensity is of vital importance. Thus, this industrial-grade RG-9 Rain Sensor is a perfect fit. It’s a reliable, cost-effective, maintenance-free, and compacted rain gauge that uses the change in light beams intensity to determine the rainfall status and the size of raindrop. It sensitively detects when raining is starting and when it is not.
|Input Voltage||Range 5-15 VDC on J1 Reverse polarity protected to 50V or 3.3VDC through pin 8 on J2|
|Current Drain||110 uA nominal. (No outputs on, dry not raining) 2-4 mA when raining|
|Output||NPN Open Collector Output 100 mA / 80V Max|
|Operating Temperature||-40°C to +60°C (Will not detect rain when freezing)|
|DIP Selectable Sensitivity||Rain Drops|
|Supported Baud Rates||1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600|
|High Accuracy Tipping Bucket||✓||–|
|Rain Water Harvest||–||–|
|“It’s Raining Mode”||–||✓|
|Current Drain||110 uA Nominal 4 mA Raining||110 uA Nominal 4 mA Raining|
|Tipping Bucket Accuracy||±10% in our controlled environment||–|
|Serial Communication RS232||Command Based Bidirectional||Command Based Bidirectional|