HyQuest Solutions Tipping Bucket Flow Gauges

The HyQuest Solutions TB0.5L and TB1L Tipping Bucket Flow Gauges are used for measuring water flow coming from a pipe or a drain.


  • Bucket tip volume set at 0.5L or 1L per tip
  • Maximum flow rate of 25 liters per minute
  • Includes 24VDC dual reed switch
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The HyQuest Solutions’ single tipping bucket flow gauges TB0.5L and TB1L are used for measuring water seepage coming out of a pipe or a drain. In both models, the bucket is connected to its own dual reed switch, effectively enabling redundant data acquisition in two distinct data loggers, or providing data to two devices (e.g. a data logger and a counting display), etc.

TB0.5L and TB1L are perfectly suitable for flow measurements in water-carrying sediments or iron hydroxide deposition. Made of plastics and coated steel, these devices are both robust, fast and easy to clean.

The bucket tips when it is filled to maximum. The magnet integrated into the bucket rearside slides along the reed switch mounted in the flow gauge’s frame. The magnetic field forces a contact closure in the reed switch. The latter can be recorded by one or two connected data loggers. The number of tips per time unit is a measure of the flow rate.

Material PVC plastic and stainless steel
Resolutions PVC bucket: 0.5 L or 1.0 L (selectable), up to 25 L/minute
Flow Rate (L/min) Error
0.5 -2 %
1.0 -6 %
5.0 -10 %
10.0 -14 %
15.0 -18 %
20.0 -20 %
25.0 -22 %
Signal Out
  • Dual reed switch „
  • Protection: Mechanical: silicon rubber potting; Electrical: varistor surge protection „
  • Maximum capacity: 24 VDC (0.5 amp max) „
  • Resistance: initial contact resistance 0.1 Ω „
  • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure): 108 to 109 tips
Flow Rate Maximum 25 L/minute
Level Bulls eye level adhered to stainless steel base
Environmental Conditions
  • Relative humidity: 0 to 95 % „
  • Temperature: -20 °C to +70 °
Dimensions & Mass
  • Base Length x Width: 390 x 235 mm (incl. mounting brackets) „
  • Height: 390 mm „
  • Weight: 6 kg (packed 7 kg)
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