The 52202, manufactured by R. M. Young, is an electrically heated tipping bucket rain gage that measures rain, snow, and other frozen precipitation. Its catchment area of 200 cm2 and measurement resolution of 0.1 mm meet the recommendations of the WMO. This heated rain gage is compatible with all Campbell Scientific dataloggers, and it is used in environmental monitoring applications.Read More
The 52202 funnels precipitation into a bucket mechanism that tips when filled to the calibrated level. Each tip is marked by a magnetic reed switch closure that is recorded by a Campbell Scientific datalogger pulse count channel.
The 52202 has an internal heater that melts snow or other frozen precipitation. This heater is thermostat controlled and requires a reliable source of 24 Vac power. A wall transformer is shipped with the 52202 that plugs into a wall socket to provide the required 24 Vac power.
|Sensor Type||Tipping bucket with magnetic reed switch (normally open)|
|Rainfall per Tip||0.1 mm (0.004 in.)|
|Operating Temperature Range||-20° to +50°C (heated)|
|Humidity Range||0 to 100%|
|Power||18 W @ 24 Vac (for heater only)|
|Heater Thermostat Set Point||10°C ±3°C|
|Contact Rating||24 Vac/dc (400 mA maximum)|
|Compliance with Standards||
|Mounting Pipe||30.5 cm (12 in.) length; 1 inch IPS, aluminum, unthreaded|
|Catchment Area||200 cm2 (31 in.2)|
|Orifice Diameter||16 cm (6.3 in.)|
|Diameter||18.5 cm (7.3 in.)|
|Height||30 cm (11.8 in.)|
|Power Plug Weight||0.43 kg (0.95 lb)|
|Weight||1.16 kg (2.55 lb)|
Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.
The 52202 is shipped with a mounting pipe. The rain gage clamps onto this pipe, which is then fastened to a crossarm using the CM220 Right-Angle Mounting Kit, or mounted onto the top of a tripod using the CM216 Sensor Mounting Kit.
Campbell Scientific offers the 260-953 Wind Screen to help minimize the affect of wind on the rain measurements. This wind screen consists of 32 leaves that hang freely and swing as the wind moves past them.