Meteorological heated rain gauge / snow sensor
Meteorological snow, rain and precipitation sensor with our patented unique single spoon tipping bucket is one of the most accurate and reliable heated precipitation gauges that comply with WMO standards.
For 36 years we have supplied more than 230.000 rain gauges to 41 countries on 5 continents. We deliver our products to OEM customers only and we are not competing with you for the end user.
Features and benefits
Beneath is listed the features and benefits of choosing Meteorological heated tipping bucket rain gauge as your rain gauge.
Meteorological patented unique single spoon tipping bucket is one of the most accurate and reliable rain gauges on the market. It gives you advantages in:
- More accurate measurements
- Only one adjustment screw which makes it easy to recalibrate.
- Bucket made in POM, which is a more dismissive material and therefore makes dust and dirt not stick so easily on the spoon and maximize water release.
WMO compliant rain gauge
Meteorological heated rain gauge complies with World Meteorological Organization standard (WMO guide no.8) such as:
- Deep funnel to avoid splash out and evaporation.
- 200 cm2 orifice angel top-ring with sharp edges.
- Drain pipe for collection of precipitation.
- Drip-rod/filter in plastic.
- Thermal safety switches on the heating elements to avoid evaporation and reduce power consumptions.
- 2 separately heating compartments.
Calibration is a very important issue for PRONAMIC and therefore all Professional rain gauges are manually calibrated. It gives you the guarantee for a very accurate measurement. Free selection of 0,1 - 0,2 - 0,25 or 0,5 mm resolution at the same price. Accuracy: +/- 2%.
Our Meteorological rain gauges require minimal maintenance due to:
- Outer shell is made from ASA which makes the surface easy to clean.
- High quality plastic materials and a simple design for a very long durability (10-20 years).
Our strength is customized rain gauges for the individual customers. Logo Match - Branding of your own brand/company name on the rain gauge.
Rain gauge/Tipping Spoon
Meteorological heated rain gauge measures the precipitation and snowfall by means of a heated copper funnel (orifice 200 cm2), which leads the water down into the single self-emptying tipping POM bucket, held in place by a hard ferrite magnet.
The magnet always exerts just enough tension to allow the measuring bucket to empty in one quick movement (less than 300 ms) and then return to its normal position, ready to once again collect precipitation. This means the counter weight always remains the same opposite to other conventional two spoons tipping bucket rain gauges.
Diagrams of intensity are available in the datasheet here.
ASA plastic materials
The rain gauge is made in molded thermoplastic, also known as ASA, which has high outdoor weather ability.
ASA is extremely resistant against the sun’s UV radiation, it is frost‐ and heat resistant, standing all climatically conditions.
The product is widely used in the automotive industry as well as several other outdoor applications.
The electronic printed circuit board with individually tested and high quality reed switches protected against extreme weather conditions such as extreme frost or heat. This include corrosion from salt water due to the PCB is coated with weather-resistant varnish.
The printed circuit board comes in this version:
- PCB No. 9602 (NC—Normally closed, NO—Normally open). Terminal strip with 4 connections / 2 outlets and 2 reed switches, connected-up in series by 1 kohm and 1/4W resistor.
The Meteorological heated rain gauge are very accurate and rugged which makes it perfect for:
- Weather stations
- Meteorological institutes
- Avalanche facilities Water works
- Wastewater treatment plants
- Hydropower stations
- Road authorities
- Skiing resorts
- Research facilities
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Price and logistics
We deliver directly to you. We have no agents, distributors or other expensive middlemen.
Let us have your estimate for quantities required and we will come back to you within 1 day on weekdays. Our strength is customizing, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for a price request on some specific demands.
Due to its size and lightness, it is economic to transport worldwide. Time of delivery: 5 days + transportation time by TNT.
Time of delivery
5 days + transportation time by TNT.
Our rain gauges are of such a high quality that we offer 24 months of warranty on mechanical- and plastic parts.
All components are RoHS approved.
Meteorological have been tested 100 % frost proof.
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Test and Patent
Meteorological heated rain gauge has been thoroughly tested by the Finish Meteorological Institute at Jokioinen Meteorological Observatory.
The Meteorological heated rain gauge has been tested 100 % frost proof.
Meteorological heated rain gauge is patented and protected by the Law of Copyright. Patent no. UM-27598, AU pat. 565951, EPO Pat. 014212, US pat. 4.644.786, CA Pat. 126181, Japan Pat. 501208/83 Taiwan Reg. 74-201292.
Components may NOT be used for other products or purposes without a written approval from PRONAMIC ApS. Violation implies immediate prosecution.
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