HOBO Rain Gauge Data Logger - RG3

English version (includes data logger)
IMPORTANT:
HOBO data loggers requires HOBOware software (USB interface cable included w/CD purchase) and a communications device. See compatible items below.
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RG3 HOBO Rain Gauge Data Logging System
Rain Gauge

RG3 Internal ViewRecord up to 160 in. of rainfall at rates up to 12.7 cm (5 in.) per hour. The Data Logging Rain Gauge system is battery powered and includes a HOBO® Pendant Event data logger with a tipping-bucket rain gauge. Easily collect rainfall, time, and duration data, as well as temperature when used with an optional solar radiation shield (RS1 Solar Radiation Shield, or M-RSA). Base station or shuttle is required.

Features:

  • High quality tipping-bucket rain gauge includes a HOBO Pendant Event data logger. Base station or shuttle is required.
  • Time and date stamp is stored for each tip - provides detail needed to determine rainfall rates and duration
  • Reliable, field-proven rain gauge
  • Externally Mounted pendant event loggerAlso records temperature when used with an optional solar radiation shield

Environment:
The RG3 Data Logger is for use in Outdoor environments

Measurements:
The RG3 Data Logger supports the following measurements:
Rainfall
IMPORTANT:
HOBO data loggers requires HOBOware software (USB interface cable included w/CD purchase) and a communications device. See compatible items below.
Rain Gauge

RG3 Internal ViewRecord up to 160 in. of rainfall at rates up to 12.7 cm (5 in.) per hour. The Data Logging Rain Gauge system is battery powered and includes a HOBO® Pendant Event data logger with a tipping-bucket rain gauge. Easily collect rainfall, time, and duration data, as well as temperature when used with an optional solar radiation shield (RS1 Solar Radiation Shield, or M-RSA). Base station or shuttle is required.

Features:

  • High quality tipping-bucket rain gauge includes a HOBO Pendant Event data logger. Base station or shuttle is required.
  • Time and date stamp is stored for each tip - provides detail needed to determine rainfall rates and duration
  • Reliable, field-proven rain gauge
  • Externally Mounted pendant event loggerAlso records temperature when used with an optional solar radiation shield

Environment:
The RG3 Data Logger is for use in Outdoor environments

Measurements:
The RG3 Data Logger supports the following measurements:
Rainfall

  • High quality tipping-bucket rain gauge includes a HOBO Pendant Event data logger. Base station or shuttle is required.
  • Time and date stamp is stored for each tip - provides detail needed to determine rainfall rates and duration.
  • Reliable, field-proven rain gauge.
  • Compatible with HOBOware and HOBOware Pro software for logger setup, graphing and analysis.
  • Externally Mounted pendant event loggerAlso records temperature when used with an optional solar radiation shield.

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

Rain Gauge
Maximum rainfall rate: 12.7 cm (5 in.) per hour

Calibration accuracy: ±1.0% (up to 1 in./hour for the RG3 or 20 mm/hour for the RG3-M)

Resolution: 0.01 in. (RG3) or 0.2 mm (RG3-M)

Calibration: Requires annual calibration: can be field calibrated or returned to the factory for re-calibration

Operating temperature Range: 0° to +50°C (+32° to +122°F)

Storage temperature Range: -20° to +70°C (-4° to +158°F)

Environmental rating: Weatherproof

Housing: 15.24cm (6-in.) aluminum bucket

Tipping bucket mechanism: Stainless steel shaft with brass bearings

Dimensions: 25.72 cm height x 15.24 cm diameter (10.125 x 6 in.); 15.39 cm (6.06 in.) receiving orifice

Weight: 1.2 Kg (2.5 lbs)

Part numbers: RG3 (0.01 in. per tip) ; RG3-M (0.2 mm per tip)

The CE Marking identifies this product as complying with all relevant directives in the European Union (EU).


Logger
Time stamp: Resolution 1.0 second

Time accuracy: ± 1 minute per month at 25°C (77°F), see Plot B on page 10.

Operating range: -20° to 70°C (-4° to 158°F)

Environmental rating (for logger used outside of rain gauge): Tested to NEMA 6 and IP67; suitable for deployment outdoors

NIST traceable certification: Available for temperature only at additional charge; temperature range -20° to 70°C (-4° to 158°F)

Battery: CR-2032 3V lithium battery; 1 year typical use

Memory: 64K bytes – 16K to 23K tips when recording rain only; 25K to 30K data points when recording rain and temperature

Materials: Polypropylene case; stainless steel screws; Buna-N o-ring; PVC cable insulation

The CE Marking identifies this product as complying with all relevant directives in the European Union (EU).


Temperature Measurement
Measurement range: -20° to 70°C (-4° to 158°F)

Accuracy: ± 0.47°C at 25°C (± 0.85°F at 77°F). A solar radiation shield is required for accurate temperature measurements in sunlight.

Resolution: 0.10°C at 25°C (0.18°F at 77°F), see Plot A on page 10.

Drift: Less than 0.1°C/year (0.2°F/year)

Response time: Airflow of 1 m/s (2.2 mph): 10 minutes, typical to 90%

Software
Graphing and Analysis
HOBOware Pro Mac/Win (USB cable included)
$99
HOBOware Pro - Mac/Win Data Logger Software - Download Only
$75
Communications
Data Offload - Base Stations - Shuttles
Optic USB Base Station for Pendant
$70
Optic USB Base Station
$124
HOBO® Waterproof Shuttle
$249
Maintenance
Batteries
Replacement batteries (Pack of 5)
$12
Desiccants
Desiccant Replacement Pack for UA-003
$12
Accessories
Carrying Case
Pelican Case
$245
Data Offload Couplers
Replacement Pendant Coupler for BASE-U-1
$20
A Replacement Coupler for BASE-U-4
$11
Documentation for the RG3

 
Data Logging Rain Gauge (RG3, RG3-M) User's Manual