Model TB4 Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

The HyQuest Solutions Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge is recognized as the world standard for measuring rainfall and precipitation in remote and unattended locations. Based on Australian Bureau of Meteorology specifications, the gauge offers an integrated syphon mechanism which delivers high  levels of accuracy across a broad range of rainfall intensities. The gauge consists of a collector  funnel with leaf filter with an outer enclosure complete with quick release fasteners with the base housing the tipping bucket mechanism. The unit includes a dual output 24V DC reed switch with varistor protection as well as dual rainfall discharge outlets for water collection and/or analysis.


Main Features

  • World standard 200 mm diameter catch
  • Accuracy not affected by rainfall intensity
  • Long term stable calibration
  • Minimal maintenance required
  • Used world-wide in a range of hostile environments

Autonomous System: RainTrak TB4

  • Turnkey operation
  • Battery operated with solar panel
  • Embedded data modem with logger functionality
  • Periodic or event triggered data transmission
  • Wireless communication, antenna included

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  • Resolution: 0.1 mm, 0.2 mm, 0.5 mm, 1.0 mm, 0.01 inch
  • Accuracy:
    • O-250 mm per hour; +/-2 %
    • 250-500 mm per hour; +/-3 %
  • Range: 700 mm per hour
  • Enclosure: Anodised and powdercoated aluminium
  • Base: UV resistant plastic
  • Pivots: Stainless steel rolling bearings on stainless spring steel axle
  • Bucket Material: Chrome plated ABS
  • Dimensions: 330 mm (H)
  • Mass: 3.3 kg
  • Operating Temperature Range: +4 °C to +7O °C
  • Humidity: O - 100 %

Pole Mount Bracket: Pole mount bracket with stainless steel bolts, nuts and washers to suit TB3, TB4 or TB6 Model Tipping Bucket Rain gauge base. Suits 50 mm NB galvanised pipe with 2” BSP thread.

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Portable Field Calibration Device (FCD): The FCD effectively enables field technicians to run functional tests and calibrations of any given rain gauge in the field avoiding dismantling of TBRG’s, reducing TBRG downtime and thereby saving time and money.

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Pulse Counter CMCbt: The CMCbt is a bluetooth pulse counter that provides an interface between
the TBRG’s Reed Switch output and the FCD-App calibration software used in conjunction with HyQuest Solutions’ Field Calibration Device FCD.

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Bird Guard: The bird guard prevents wild or feral birds from perching or roosting and thus increases accuracy by stopping bird faeces from dropping inside the gauge funnel.

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HyQuest Solutions Europe provides a complete solution for a rainfall station which can be summarised as follows:

  • “All In One” Rainfall monitoring system
  • A wide range of Rain Gauges to suit all needs
  • A wide range of Data Loggers to suit different applications
  • Remote communication using GPRS, Next G modems or satellite communication
  • Solar panel and deep cycle battery
  • Easily deployed on new or existing 2 inch BSP pipe
  • Custom designed for harsh environments. (Heat shielding available on request)