The Tipping Bucket Flow Gauge measures precipitation and irrigation by means of a self-emptying spoon, which tips when the preset water weight has been reached. Water is collected via a funnel with a 50 cm2 orifice. Re-calibration of the sensor is easy, and it retains its accuracy over many years.
The resolution of the tipping bucket flow meter will depend on its usage. When used as an irrigation sensor the spoon will tip once it has accumulated 5g of water, which can then be easily converted into a flow rate of e.g. gallons/hr, litres/hr. When used as a rain gauge it will show precipitation with a resolution of 1mm.
All external parts of the tipping bucket flow gauge are made of Styrosun. This is a very endurable material that can withstand the sun's UV radiation and agrochemicals, as well as extreme frost and heat. When using this sensor as an irrigation gauge we recommend that a cover is used to prevent leafs, bird droppings, sand, dust or other debris clogging the inlet. The orifice has a sharp edge to deter birds from landing on it, helping to prevent clogging of the funnel by bird droppings. Water from the dripper should be guided into the sensor via a tube.
The tipping bucket flow gauge is compatible with all of our wireless telemetry systems. The unit comes complete with a pole mounting bracket, two pipe clamps, and a shielded 5m cable with a 7-pin Binder jack.
Manufactured by: Adcon Telemetry
Model: Tipping Bucket Flow Gauge
Monitoring sprinkler and drip irrigation systems
5g per tip
|Orifice in cm2||50|
|Measuring Device||Tipping spoon|
|Capacity / Minute||10mm / 4 in.|
|Weight||0.4 kg / 0.9 lb.|
|Cable||5m / 16.5ft shielded|
|Operating Temperature||-30°C to +70°C / -22°F to +158°F|
|Connector||7 pin Binder|