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All Weather Precipitation Gauge: AEPG 600/1000

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All Weather Precipitation Gauge: AEPG 600/1000

The All Environment Precipitation Gauge collects precipitation though a standard 8 inch (203.2mm) NWS orifice. Precipitation falls into a bucket which is supported by three precision sensors that weigh the precipitation amount independently and transmits the weight data to a central processing unit that compares each set of data and calculates the amount of precipitation. It converts this measurement into RS-232 format output for digital transmission to a recording device of customers selection. These pulses are transmitted as binary digital signals or as contact closures of a reed relay device.

All Environmental Operation

 

  • -65° to +135° F (-55° to +55° C) Operation Range
  • Non-stick fluoropolymer collection orifice
  • Optional event controlled low power heater
  • Optional Belfort wind shield

High Reliability

  • 3 Independent transducers provide redundant measurement (auto compensates for trasducer failure)
  • On-board processor compensates for temperature and environmental anomalies
  • No moving parts
  • No input restrictions
  • Digital RS-232 output with Programmable format

Meets Tough International Gov’t Requirements:

  • High Accuracy:+/- 0.01 inches (0.25mm) or 0.1% FS
  • High Resolution: +/- 0.01 inches (0.25mm)
  • 8″ Diameter (50 in² Area ) or 16 cm Diameter (200 cm² Area) Collection Orifice
  • Precipitation Rate: 0.01 in (0.25 mm)/hr. to 120 in. (304 cm)/hr.
  • Capacity:24 inches (609 mm) or 40 inches (1016 mm)

Easy to Install and Maintain

  • 2 inch ID ANSI Schedule 40 Steel Pipe Mount with 3 screw level adjustment
  • LED Fault isolation display
  • Programmable Digital output to display and monitor performance variables

Standard Features

  • Non-Stick fluoropolymer coated collection orifice
  • 0.001 inch resolution RS232 output
  • Standard 2 inch ID ANSI Schedule 40 pipe mount

Options

  • 24 inch (609mm) or 40 inch (1016mm) capacity
  • Heated Collection orifice (recommended for wet snow collection)
  • DC powered
  • Single or double Belfort Alter Shield
  • Wireless internet connectivity and data processing capability
  • Data Output Options:
    • In/mm
    • Total weight
    • Transducer Frequency/weight
  • Inlet Temperature

Product Specifications

SpecDetails
CapacityAEPG 600 24 inch(609)/AEPG 1000 40 inch (1016mm)
Collection Area200 cm² (16 cm diam.) or 50.26 in² (8 inch diam., AEPG600 only)
Precipitation RateRange 0.01 in (0.25 mm)/hou to 120 in. (304 cm)/hour
Resolution0.01 in. (0.25mm)
Repeatability+/- 0.01 in.(0.25)
Accuracy+/- 0.01 inch (0.25mm) or 0.1% FS
OutputRS232 configurable to provide inch or metric weight equivalent amount of precipitation (optional transducer frequency output & inlet temperature)
Power Requirements8-18 volts DC, (3 watts nominal) Optional heaters: 12 volts DC @ 30/60/90 watts
Operating Temperature-65° to +135° F (-55° to +55°C)
Storage Temperature-85° to +300° F (-65° to +150°C)
ConstructionAluminum with High Impact UV resistant thermal plastic insulating cover