TE525METS-L Rain Gage with 6 in. Orifice for METSENS550

Overview

The TE525METS-L, 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. This rain gage has a special connector for attachment to the MetSENS550.

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Benefits and Features

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

The "-L" on a product model indicates that the cable length is specified at the time of order.

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Detailed Description

The TE525METS-L 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 dataloggers.

Specifications

Sensor Type Tipping bucket/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.)
Accuracy 1.0% up to 2 in./h (50 mm/h)
Cable Type 2-conductor shielded
Funnel Collector 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

Note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible or incompatible products.

Dataloggers

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

Additional Compatibility Information

Mounting

The TE525METS-L 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 TE525METS-L is not designed for use with our CS705 rainfall adapter. 

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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