The instrument is designed to measure the height, quantity and the intensity of the precipitation striking the surface of the earth. The measuring principle is basing on the description “Guide to Meteorological Instruments No 8” of the WMO (World Meteorological Organization). The precipitation, collected by the collecting surface of 200 cm², is conducted through a inflow-sieve into a tipping-bucket. After having collected the precipitation amount of 2 cm³ = 0,1 mm of precipitation the bucket tips over. This tipping procedure is detected by a Reed-switch, and induces an output pulse for 0,1 mm of precipitation in combination with connected electronics. As the number of tipping procedures is not linear to the precipitation intensity, an intensity-dependent linearization is carried out in the connected electronics. The linearization procedure is basing on a precipitation-intensity-dependent pulse-number-correction for the precipitation intensity range of approx. 0,5…7 mm/min.
Each instrument is calibrated in the intensity range 0… 7 mm/min with a precipitation quantity of 200 cm³ (=10 mm precipitation height).
Precipitation Transmitter 5.4032.35.008 is equipped with an electronically regulated heater, and is so suitable for winter operation. All parts are corrosion-resistant. The cover is made of stainless steel (V2A).
The precipitation transmitter 5.4032.45.008 has an additional heating for the casing, and is therefore wellsuited particularly for the use in mountains.
|Order-No.||5.4032.35.007 without heating
5.4032.35.008 with heating 49 W; 24V AC/DC
5.4032.45.008 with additional heating 113 W; 24 V AC/DC
|Collector surface||200 cm²|
|Measuring range||max. 11 mm/min.|
|Ambient temperature|| 0… +60°C without heating
-25… +60°C with heating
-35… +60°C with additional heating
|Supply electronics||5… 24 V DC (2-lead circuit)|
|Heating||24 V AC/DC|
|Housing||Stainless steal, non-corrosive|
|Mounting||onto mast tube Ø 50 mm|
|Dimensions||Ø 186 x 445 mm|