Global Water's RG600 Tipping Bucket is a durable weather instrument for monitoring rain rate and total rainfall.
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|EK0000||RG600 tipping bucket rain gauge, 0.01" per tip||
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|EK0100||RG650 heated tipping bucket rain gauge, 0.01" per tip||
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Where should this rain gauge be installed?
Install the RG600 in a unobstructed location that is easily accessible for normal cleaning and distant from trees and other sources of debris. The bucket can be installed on a flat level surface or on a mast.
What should I do if my RG600 isn't reading correctly?
If the RG600 isn't reading correctly, the tipping bucket may need to be cleaned. Trapped leaves, bugs and dirt can affect the readings. After cleaning, it is recommended to re-calibrate the tipping bucket.
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