HOBO Data Logging Rain Gauge

Onset Self Contained Battery Powered Rainfall Data Collector

Self contained battery powered rainfall data loggerThe Data Logging Rain Gauge is a fully self-contained, battery-powered rainfall data collection and recording system. It  includes a HOBO Event data logger integrated into a tipping-bucket rain gauge. The RG3 automatically records up to 160" (320 cm for the RG3-M) of rainfall data that can be used to determine rainfall rates, times and duration. A time and date stamp is stored for each 0.01" (0.2 mm for the RG3-M) tip event for detailed analysis.

Included with the Rain Gauge
>> HOBO Pendant Event Data Logger
>> (2) Hose Clamps and (3) Screws

Requires Optic Base Stations or Waterproof Shuttle Data Transporter and Type A to Mini B USB Cable (#CABLE-USBMB-HS). HOBOware Software is Now Available as a Free Download.

Features   Specifications   Software Tutorials

Description Part Number Qty 1-9 Qty 10+  
Data Logging Rain Gauge (English Version)RG3
Data Logging Rain Gauge (Metric Version)RG3-M
Standard Type A to Mini B USB CableCABLE-USBMB-HS
Communication Kits 1 - Required
Optic USB Base Station (includes Coupler)BASE-U-4
Pendant Optic Base Station with CouplerBASE-U-1
Waterproof Shuttle Data Transporter/Optic Base Station w/ Couplers - Requires HOBOWare Pro SoftwareU-DTW-1
Optional Accessories
Extra/Replacement Batteries (pack of 5) - CR2032 Lithium BatteriesBAT-CR2032-LITH
Coupler for UA Pendant Loggers (Note: Purchase Quantity: 2 Minimum)COUPLER2-A
HOBOware Pro Software Kit for Windows/Mac (includes Software and Cable)BHW-PRO-CD

Data Logging Rain Gauge Features

  • Complete with Fully Integrated HOBO Pendant Event Data Logger
  • Constructed from field-proven corrosion-resistant components: aluminum housing and collector ring; stainless steel shaft and brass bearings; tipping bucket s high-precision, injection-molded, high impact ABS plastic.
  • Nonvolatile EEPROM memory retains data even if battery fails
  • Removable top for easy data offload
  • Battery check at launch
  • Side bracket for mast mounting (hose clamps included)
  • Self-emptying for continuous rainfall logging
  • Weatherproof
  • Readout and relaunch in the field with optional
  • Requires Optic Base Station or Waterproof Data Shuttle and Type A to Mini B USB Cable (#CABLE-USBMB-HS)
  • HOBOware Software Available as a Free Download.

Data Logging Rain Gauge Specifications

Maximum Rainfall Rate 127 cm (5 in.) per Hour
16,000-Tip Memory Capacity RG3: records up to 160" of rainfall data
RG3-M: records up to 320cm
Resolution RG3: 0.01"
RG3-M: 0.2mm
Calibration Accuracy RG3: ±1.0% (up to 1"/hr)
RG3-M: ±1.0% (up to 20 mm/hr)
Time Stamp Resolution 1 second
Operating Range Temperature: 0° to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Range Temperature: -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Environmental Rating Weatherproof
Tipping Gauge Housing 15.24cm (6") Aluminum Bucket
Tipping Gauge Mechanism Stainless Steel Shaft with Brass Bearings
Time Accuracy 1 minute per month at 25°C (77°F)
Data Storage Capacity Number of data points depends on rainfall rate: 16K to 23K tips when recording rainfall only; 25K to 30K data points when recording rainfall and temperature.
Software Compatibility HOBOware Version 3.5+
OS Compatibility Windows: Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
Mac: OS X 10.6.x, 10.7.x and 10.8.x
Standards Compliance CE
Weight 1.2 Kg (2.5 lbs)
Dimensions 257.2mm Height x 152.4mm Diameter (10.125" x 6.0")
15.39 (6.06") Receiving Orifice
Temperature Measurement Range: -20° to 70°C (-4° to 158°F)
Accuracy: ±0.47°C at 25°C (±0.85°F at 77°F)
Resolution: 0.10°C at 25°C (0.18°F at 77°F)
Drift: Less Than 0.1°C (0.2°F) per Year
Response time in Airflow (1 m/s (2.2 mph): 10 minutes typical to 90%
NOTE: A Solar Radiation Shield is Required for Accurate Temperature Measurements in Sunlight.

Optic USB Base Station

  • Offload and Relaunch Loggers in the Field
  • Optical Infrared Interface
  • Easy USB connection to PC
  • Includes All Couplers and USB Cable

Pendant Optic Base Station and Coupler

  • Offloads and Relaunches Pendant Data Loggers in the Field
  • Optical Infrared Interface
  • Easy USB connection to PC
  • Includes Coupler and USB Cable

Waterproof Shuttle Data Transporter

HOBOWare Software Video Tutorials

How to Launch a HOBO Data Logger using HOBOware Pro Software

How to Readout a HOBO Data Logger using HOBOware Pro

Check Out More HOBOWare Software Tutorials.

Data Loggers - Your Source for Temperature Data Loggers, Humidity Data Loggers, Pressure Data Loggers,Relative Humidity Data Loggers,CO data loggers,CO2 data loggers,Rainfall Gauges,Soil Moisture Content Measurement and many other data logging,measurement or recording devices
(603) 746-5524
Mon. - Fri. 8:30AM - 5:00PM EST