HyQuest Solutions TB7 Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

The HyQuest Solutions’ TB7 is a new generation high-quality tipping bucket rain gauge for measuring rainfall and precipitation in remote and unattended locations.


  • Integrated bird guard
  • Minimal maintenance required
  • Robust design for all environments
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The HyQuest Solutions’ TB7 is a new generation high-quality tipping bucket rain gauge for measuring rainfall and precipitation in remote and unattended locations. TB7 is a reliable ‘low-cost’ device with very good accuracy across a broad range of rainfall intensities.

The TB7’s tried and proven design ensures long-term, accurate and repeatable results. It is manufactured from high-quality, durable materials, ensuring long-term stability in the harshest of environments. The enclosure and base consist of robust UV-resistant ASA polymer, and fasteners and filter are made of stainless steel.

TB7 provides a finger filter that ensures the collector catch area remains unblocked when leaves, bird droppings and other debris find their way into the catch. The TB7’s base incorporates two water outlets at the bottom allowing for water collection and data verification.

Resolution                               0.2 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.01”

Range                                        700 mm per hour

Accuracy                                               Resolution

                                                                 0.2 mm              0.01“              0.5 mm

Flow rate 0-200 mm/hr                        +/-5 %                +/-5 %             +/-5 %

Flow rate 200-500 mm/hr                    NA                      NA                   better than -8 %

                                                                 Alternatively: Individual accuracy +/-2 % at any set intensity
                                                                 specified by the user, calibration required.
                                                                 (Please note: additional costs for individually calibrated units)


Enclosure and Base                  UV-resistant ASA

Pivots                                           Ground sapphire pivots

Bucket                                         Teflon impregnated injection moulded

Dimensions                                Height: 310 mm (H)

                                                       Catch: 200 mm diameter

Mass                                             2.1 kg


Questions & Answers
What is the purpose of the dual reed switch on the TB Series rain gauges?
Dual reed switches are provided for several reasons. First, two isolated switches permit the control of two separate circuits; e.g. a local counter and a telemetry circuit. Additionally, the parallel connection of both switches increases the current carrying capacity of the contact system if required. Finally, parallel switch operation confers a degree of redundancy in locations where data from the rain gauge is critical to flood warning, etc.
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