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HOBOnet Rainfall Sensor

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The HOBOnet Wireless AeroCone® Rain Gauge records rainfall in 0.2-millimeter increments. HOBOnet Wireless Sensors communicate data directly to the RX3000 weather station or pass data through other wireless sensors back to the central station
Part Number: RXW-RGF-922
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$648.00 ex GST
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Overview

The HOBOnet Wireless AeroCone® Rain Gauge records rainfall in 0.2-millimeter increments. HOBOnet Wireless Sensors communicate data directly to the RX3000 weather station or pass data through other wireless sensors back to the central station. They are preconfigured and ready to deploy, and data is accessed through HOBOlink, Onset’s innovative cloud-based software platform.

Highlighted Features


Sensor Features

  • Resolution of 0.2 millimeters
  • Bird spikes
  • Debris screen that locks in place
  • Designed to meet World Meteorological Organization (WMO) guidelines

Wireless Features

  • 900 MHz wireless mesh self-healing technology
  • 450 to 600 meter (1,500 to 2,000 feet) wireless range and up to five hops
  • Up to 50 wireless sensors per RX3000
  • Simple button-push to join the HOBOnet wireless network
  • Onboard memory to ensure no data loss
  • Powered by rechargeable AA batteries and built-in solar panel

In what environment does this sensor operate?

This sensor operates in an outdoor environment.

What measurements does this sensor support?

The RXW-RGF-xxx sensor supports the following measurement: Rainfall

Important Info:

A complete system requires at least one HOBO RX3000 Remote Monitoring Station, a HOBOnet Wireless Manager (RXMOD-RXW-xxx), and a HOBOnet Wireless Sensor. HOBOnet Wireless Repeaters (RX-RPTR-xxx) can be added to extend the range.

 

To see the full specifications for this product, please see our product manual found under the documentation above.

Sensor

Measurement Range

0 to 10.2 cm (0 to 4 in.) per hour, maximum 4,000 tips per logging interval

Accuracy

±4.0%, ±1 rainfall count between 0.2 and 50.0 mm (0.01 and 2.0 in.) per hour; ±5.0%, ±1 rainfall count between 50.0 and 100.0 mm (2.0 and 4.0 in.) per hour

Resolution

0.01 in.

Calibration

Requires annual calibration; can be field calibrated

 

 

Wireless Mote

Operating Temperature Range

-25° to 60°C (-13° to 140°F) with rechargeable batteries
-40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F) with lithium batteries

Radio Power

12.6 mW (+11 dBm) non-adjustable

Transmission Range

Reliable connection to 457.2 m (1,500 ft) line of sight at 1.8 m (6 ft) high
Reliable connection to 609.6 m (2,000 ft) line of sight at 3 m (10 ft) high

Wireless Data Standard

IEEE 802.15.4

Radio Operating Frequencies

RXW-RGF-922: 916–924 MHz

Modulation Employed

OQPSK (Offset Quadrature Phase Shift Keying)

Data Rate

Up to 250 kbps, non-adjustable

Duty Cycle

<1%

Maximum Number of Motes

50 motes per one RX Wireless Sensor Network

Battery Type/ Power Source

Two AA 1.2V rechargeable NiMH batteries, powered by built-in solar panel or two AA 1.5 V lithium batteries for operating conditions of -40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)

Battery Life

With NiMH batteries: Typical 3–5 years when operated in the temperature range -20° to 40°C (-4°F to 104°F) and positioned toward the sun (see Deployment and Mounting), operation outside this range will reduce the battery service life With lithium batteries: 1 year, typical use

Memory

16 MB

Dimensions

Sensor: 16.5 cm opening diameter (6.5 in.) x 24 cm (9.5 in.) high; 214 cm2 (33.2 in.2) collection area
Cable length: 2 m (6.6 ft)
Mote: 16.2 x 8.59 x 4.14 cm (6.38 x 3.38 x 1.63 inches)

Weight

Sensor and cable: 1.2 kg (2.7 lbs) Mote: 223 g (7.87 oz)

Materials

Sensor: UV-stabilized ABS plastic housing; tipping bucket mechanism with magnetic reed switch pivots on metal shaft
Mote: PCPBT, silicone rubber seal

Environmental Rating

Sensor: Weatherproof
Mote: IP67, NEMA 6

Compliance Marks

Australia and New Zealand Complicance     RXW-RGF-922

Onset HOBOnet Field Monitoring System

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How To Add the Onset HOBOnet Manager to the RX3000 Station

How to Add Sensors to the HOBOnet Wireless Sensor Network

Wireless and Wired Sensors

Click Here for HOBOnet wireless sensors or see related products below.

For Smart Sensors (Plugged into RX3000) Click here

Overview

The HOBOnet Wireless AeroCone® Rain Gauge records rainfall in 0.2-millimeter increments. HOBOnet Wireless Sensors communicate data directly to the RX3000 weather station or pass data through other wireless sensors back to the central station. They are preconfigured and ready to deploy, and data is accessed through HOBOlink, Onset’s innovative cloud-based software platform.

Highlighted Features


Sensor Features

  • Resolution of 0.2 millimeters
  • Bird spikes
  • Debris screen that locks in place
  • Designed to meet World Meteorological Organization (WMO) guidelines

Wireless Features

  • 900 MHz wireless mesh self-healing technology
  • 450 to 600 meter (1,500 to 2,000 feet) wireless range and up to five hops
  • Up to 50 wireless sensors per RX3000
  • Simple button-push to join the HOBOnet wireless network
  • Onboard memory to ensure no data loss
  • Powered by rechargeable AA batteries and built-in solar panel

In what environment does this sensor operate?

This sensor operates in an outdoor environment.

What measurements does this sensor support?

The RXW-RGF-xxx sensor supports the following measurement: Rainfall

Important Info:

A complete system requires at least one HOBO RX3000 Remote Monitoring Station, a HOBOnet Wireless Manager (RXMOD-RXW-xxx), and a HOBOnet Wireless Sensor. HOBOnet Wireless Repeaters (RX-RPTR-xxx) can be added to extend the range.