TB4 Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
KISTERS’ TB4 Series II is a high-quality tipping bucket rain gauge for measuring rainfall in urban and rural locations. Due to the integrated syphon, the gauge delivers high levels of accuracy across a broad range of rainfall intensities.More information
|0.2 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.01 inch
|Teﬂon-impregnated ASA plastic UV-stabilized or synthetic ceramic-coated brass
|Synthetic ceramic-coated brass
Machined, robust stainless steel axle resting on corrosion-free sapphire pivots
|Enclosure and base
Anodized, powder-coated aluminium
0-700 mm/h (maximum intensity: 700 mm/h)
|Operating Temperature Ranges
0 to 100 %
|Dimensions and Mass
|Ø 282.84 mm x H 410 mm
|Ø 200 mm x H 330 mm
KISTERS’ TB4 Series II is a high-quality tipping bucket rain gauge for measuring rainfall in urban and rural locations. Due to the integrated syphon, the gauge delivers high levels of accuracy across a broad range of rainfall intensities.
The tried and proven design of the TB4 Series II ensures long-term, accurate and repeatable results. It is manufactured from high quality, durable materials ensuring long-term stability in the harshest of environments. It consists of a robust powder-coated aluminium enclosure, a UV-resistant ASA polymer base, a teflon bucket, and stainless steel fasteners and ﬁnger ﬁlter.
TB4 Series II provides a ﬁnger ﬁlter that ensures the collector catch area remains unblocked when leaves, bird droppings and other debris ﬁnd their way into the catch.
The base incorporates two water outlets at the bottom allowing for water collection and data veriﬁcation.
Maintenance of the TB4 Series II is easy, because removal of the outer enclosure and access to the tipping bucket mechanism and ﬁnger ﬁlter assembly is made easy with quick release fasteners. The new more spacious enclosure makes maintenance even easier.
TB4 Series II includes a dual output 24 V DC reed switch allowing for output redundancy or the addition of a second data logger. The second output could also be used for connecting KISTERS’ Bluetooth pulse counter CMCbt paired with the free FCD application that allow for easy and accurate ﬁeld calibration even in noisy (urban) environments. The reed switch incorporates varistor protection against surges that may be induced on long, inappropriately shielded signal cables.
- Long-term stable calibration
- Accuracy not affected by rainfall intensity
- Minimal maintenance required
- Robust design for all environments
- Expandability: Optional autonomous real-time rain monitoring and reporting system RainTrak Undercover with in-built telemetry and logging
- Classical Meteorology and Climatology
- Environmental, Hydrological and Air Quality Monitoring
- Road Traffic Infrastructure
- Water Treatment Plants, Dams, Reservoirs
- Airports and Airfields
- Water Resources Management