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Rain Gauge

by Farmo
Original price $349.00 - Original price $349.00
Original price
$349.00
$349.00 - $349.00
Current price $349.00
Click option below: LoRaWAN

Accurately monitor your rainfall remotely with the Farmo Rain Gauge. This rain gauge will measure rainfall and send data to your dashboard or alerts directly via email or SMS. Rainfall is updated every 15 mins with the NB-IoT version or every hour with the LoRaWAN version.

Features a patented single spoon tipping bucket which is held in place by a hard ferrite magnet until the it fills with enough rainfall to break the tension and allow the measuring spoon to empty in one quick movement. Then measuring spoon then returns to its normal position, ready to once again collect precipitation. This means the counter weight always remains the same opposite to other conventional two spoons tipping bucket rain gauges. 

Configured for simple set up and visualisation on the Farmo dashboard.

Maintenance required: Tipping spoon rain gauges are known as the most accurate of rain measuring devices, but they can be affected if spiders or ants get inside and build webs or nests. It depends on the location and the time of the year, but you should check every few months and apply preventive measures if required. Some customers have used insect deterrent sprays that are used on other farm electrical appliances.

The choice of options includes LoRaWAN (cheaper annual susbcription but needs a gateway) or NB-IoT (works anywhere you get mobile reception). We explain the choice of technologies in detail elsewhere in the website.

Options: LoRaWAN or NB-IoT 

LoRaWAN

LoRaWAN coverage required
AS923 standard (AU915 available upon request)
LoRaWAN data subscription required

NB-IoT
see notes on NB-IoT coverage
no gateway needed
NB-IoT data subscription required

Sensor Details

  • Patented unique single spoon tipping bucket is one of the most accurate and reliable rain gauges on the market.
  • Only one adjustment screw which makes it easy to recalibrate.
  • Bucket made in POM, which resists dust and dirt to maximize water release
  • Outer shell is made from ASA which makes the surface easy to clean, and extremely resistant against the sun’s UV radiation, frost and heat.

Farmo dashboard

  • Display daily, weekly, monthly rainfall
  • Set custom alerts via SMS and email

Application areas

  • Small weather stations
  • Irrigation/soil moisture management
  • Agriculture
  • Outdoor sport facilities
  • Hobby Gardeners
  • IoT solutions

Warranty

  • All Farmo products include 12 month warranty on mechanical and plastic parts.

Installation Instructions LoRa  [download]

Installation Instructions NB-IoT [download]