An economical recorder interface for use with tipping-bucket raingauges

D. L. Dunkerley

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This paper presents a design for a very low-cost interface which permits analog voltage recorders to be used with tipping bucket raingauges. The device also permits the connection of tipping buckets to periodic-scan data-acquisition systems. The circuit, which may be housed within a raingauge, generates a stable voltage proportional to the number of tips of the bucket; the maximum count is 256 tips for an output of 10.0 volts d.c. The circuit automatically resets when a full count is reached.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalAgricultural and Forest Meteorology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984

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