TE525-L Rain Gage with 6 in. Orifice

Overview

The TE525, manufactured by Texas Electronics, has a 6 in. orifice and measures rainfall in 0.01 in. increments. It is compatible with all Campbell Scientific dataloggers, and it is widely used in environmental monitoring applications.

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Benefits and Features

  • Accuracy is ±1 percent at rates up to 1 in./hr
  • Compatible with most Campbell Scientific data loggers
  • High precision—tips at 0.01-in. increments
  • Compatible with the CWS900-series interfaces, allowing it to be used in a wireless sensor network

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Detailed Description

The TE525 funnels precipitation into a bucket mechanism that tips when filled to its calibrated level. A magnet attached to the tipping mechanism actuates a switch as the bucket tips. The momentary switch closure is counted by the pulse-counting circuitry of our data loggers.

Specifications

Sensor Type Tipping bucket with magnetic reed switch
Material Anodized aluminum
Operating Temperature Range 0° to 50°C
Resolution 1 tip
Volume per Tip 4.73 ml/tip (0.16 fl. oz/tip)
Rainfall per Tip 0.254 mm (0.01 in.)
Measurement Uncertainty 1.0% up to 50 mm/h (2 in./h)
Cable Type 2-conductor shielded
Orifice Diameter 15.4 cm (6.06 in.)
Height 24.1 cm (9.5 in.)
Cable Weight 0.1 kg (0.2 lb) per 3.05 m (10 ft) length
Tipping Bucket Weight 0.9 kg (2.0 lb)

Compatibility

Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.

Dataloggers

Product Compatible Note
21X (retired)
CR10 (retired)
CR1000 (retired)
CR1000X
CR10X (retired)
CR200X (retired)
CR206X (retired)
CR211X (retired)
CR216X (retired)
CR23X (retired)
CR295X (retired)
CR300
CR3000 (retired)
CR310
CR350
CR500 (retired)
CR5000 (retired)
CR510 (retired)
CR6
CR800
CR850
CR9000 (retired)
CR9000X (retired)

Additional Compatibility Information

Mounting

The TE525 rain gage mounts to a CM300-series Mounting Pole or a user-supplied 1.5-in. IPS pole. Several pedestal options are available to secure a CM300-series pole to the ground (see Ordering Information). Accurate measurements require the gage to be level.

Snowfall Adapter

The TE525 cannot be directly used with our CS705 rainfall adapter. However, the CS705 is compatible with the TE525WS, and the TE525 can be converted to a TE525WS by returning it to Campbell Scientific (requires an RMA).

Wind Screen

Campbell Scientific offers the 260-953 Wind Screen to help minimize the effect of wind on the rain measurements. This wind screen consists of 32 leaves that hang freely and swing as the wind moves past them.

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