TBH/TBH-LP: Heated TB3 Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

TBH/TBH-LP: Heated TB3 Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

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Heated Tipping Bucket Raingauge

The Hydrological Services Tipping Bucket Heater has been designed for use with the Hydrological Services Tipping Bucket Raingauges. The device is a thermostatically controlled heating element that raises the temperature of the interior of the raingauge, funnel and catch to avoid the freezing of the gauge in cold climates with subsequent loss of precipitation records.

There are two models available: The TBH for sites with access to mains power and the TBH-LP (low power) for remote location applications.

The TB Heater is supplied ready to be installed with no settings required. The TB Heater incorporates an SDI-12 interface that allows the operator to configure, monitor and manually control the TB Heater – depending on the system requirements. (It is not mandatory to use the SDI-12 interface – but only optional if more detailed information or control is required.) The SDI-12 interface is optically isolated from the control electronics, because the control electronics may be operated from AC and therefore has separate earthing. The SDI-12 interface requires a separate 12V DC power source.

Points of Interest:

  • Power Requirement AC/DC
  • Low Power Consumption - only operating when snow is detected
  • Fully Automated Operation
  • Thermostatically Controlled Heating Element
  • SDI-12 Interface