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RainVUE10 SDI-12 Precipitation Sensor with Plastic Funnel
Simple and Economical with Digital Output
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The RainVUE™️10 is ideal for many hydrological or meteorological applications such as weather stations and flood warning systems. The RainVUE™️10 is an SDI-12 tipping bucket rain gage in the RainVUE™️ family of products. Advanced algorithms and digital processing within the sensor compensate for errors caused by high-intensity rain and provide accurate precipitation and intensity measurements. Constructed of an aerodynamic plastic funnel, the RainVUE™️10 is cost effective and minimizes the amount of liquid precipitation that is lost due to the effects of wind. This rain gage offers the user flexibility with the option to select from a series of set cable lengths or a user-defined cable length.

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Funktionen und Vorteile

  • Durable ASA plastic construction providing UV stability and exceptional strength for all environments
  • Digital processing to correct for high-intensity precipitation errors up to 500 mm/h (20 in./h)
  • Precipitation intensity measurements up to 1000 mm/h
  • Meets WMO recommendations for funnel area
  • Tilt, internal temperature, and voltage measurement for remote diagnostics on the sensor
  • Built-in bubble level for easy leveling
  • Adjustable mounting feet to simplify leveling
  • Unique aerodynamic shape increases accuracy by minimizing effects of wind
  • Built-in data recording and battery backup to prevent data loss from power or communication disruptions


View of the 39668 funnel filter installed in a RainVUE precipitation sensor

Technische Beschreibung

The RainVUE™️10 funnels rainfall through a stainless-steel gauze filter that traps and removes debris. The rainfall flows through a nozzle into one of the two halves of the tipping bucket. The internal tipping bucket assembly rotates around precision rolling pivot bearings and tips when the first bucket fills to a fixed calibrated level. Then the balance arm moves the second bucket under the funnel. A magnet attached to the balance arm actuates a reed switch as the bucket tips.

The aerodynamic design of the RainVUE™️10 prevents wind from carrying the rainfall away from the collecting vessel. With traditional cylindrical rain gages, wind can reduce the rainfall catch by up to 20%. The deep funnel catch also minimizes splashing out and loss due to high winds and heavy rainfall. The RainVUE™️10 also includes a microprocessor that corrects for rainfall intensity and outputs an SDI-12 signal.


Sensor Type Tipping bucket with magnetic reed switch
Material ASA LI-911 plastic
Output SDI-12 version 1.4
Rainfall Intensity 1000 mm/h (39.4 in./h)
Operating Temperature Range 1 to 70°C
Rainfall per Tip 0.254 mm (0.01 in.)
  • ±1% (0 to 500 mm/h intensity)
  • Note: Accuracy over the rain intensity range requires a mechanical calibration that is within 1% at a 1 in./h intensity. RainVUE™10 sensors are calibrated at the factory to meet this specification but should be verified prior to deployment.
Internal Battery 240 mAh lithium battery (provides up to 15 days of continual operation after power loss)
Orifice Diameter 20.0 cm (7.87 in.)
Height 43.5 to 46.5 cm (17.1 to 18.3 in.) with feet adjustment
Weight 2 kg (4.5 lb)

Kompatibel mit

Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.


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Additional Compatibility Information

The RainVUE™️10 is compatible with all current data loggers and retired data loggers that support SDI-12 sensors.



RainVUE OS v.2.02 (470 KB) 14-03-2022

Current Operating System for the RainVUE 10 and RainVUE 20. Requires the Device Configuration Utility and a USB micro cable to update the OS.

Liste der Änderungen