Made from high quality PVC, the simplistic design of the Jarek Rain Gauge ensures reliable operation and accurate measurements when properly installed. The gauge collects rainfall using a funnel receiver with a 203mm (8") diameter. The rain is then strained by metal screen before being passed to the PVC tipping bucket measuring system.
The bucket tips when a specified volume of rain is collected. A reed switch detects each tip and transmits a contact closure signal to a digital input channel on a data logger such as the as the Neon and Starlog Data Loggers or Hobo Event Logger.
The amount of precipitation which tips the bucket can be adjusted, but pre-calibrated values of 0.25mm, 0.5mm, 1mm and 0.01" are standard.