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Records rainfall in 0.2-millimeter increments. HOBOnet wireless sensors communicate data directly to the HOBO RX3000 or the HOBO MicroRX station or pass data through other wireless sensors back to the central station. They are preconfigured and ready to deploy, and data is accessed through HOBOlink, Onset’s innovative cloud software platform.
In what environment does this sensor operate?
This sensor operates in an outdoor environment.
What measurements does this sensor support?
The RXW-RGF-xxx sensor supports the following measurement: Rainfall
HOBOnet Field Monitoring System
The NEW HOBOnet Field Monitoring System from Onset provides a cost-effective and scalable solution for web-enabled monitoring of field conditions for applications such as crop management, research, and greenhouse operations.
|Measurement Range||0 to 10.2 cm (0 to 4 in.) per hour, maximum 4,000 tips per logging interval|
|Accuracy||±4.0%, ±1 rainfall count between 0.2 and 50.0 mm (0.01 and 2.0 in.) per hour; ±5.0%, ±1 rainfall count between 50.0 and 100.0 mm (2.0 and 4.0 in.) per hour|
|Calibration||Requires annual calibration; can be field calibrated|
|Operating Temperature Range||-25° to 60°C (-13° to 140°F) with rechargeable batteries
-40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F) with lithium batteries
|Radio Power||12.6 mW (+11 dBm) non-adjustable|
|Transmission Range||Reliable connection to 457.2 m (1,500 ft) line of sight at 1.8 m (6 ft) high
Reliable connection to 609.6 m (2,000 ft) line of sight at 3 m (10 ft) high
|Wireless Data Standard||IEEE 802.15.4|
|Radio Operating Frequencies||RXW-RGF-900: 904–924 MHz
RXW-RGF-868: 866.5 MHz
RXW-RGF-922: 916–924 MHz
|Modulation Employed||OQPSK (Offset Quadrature Phase Shift Keying)|
|Data Rate||Up to 250 kbps, non-adjustable|
|Maximum Number of Motes||50 motes per one RX Wireless Sensor Network|
|Battery Type/ Power Source||Two AA 1.2V rechargeable NiMH batteries, powered by built-in solar panel or two AA 1.5 V lithium batteries for operating conditions of -40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)|
|Battery Life||With NiMH batteries: Typical 3–5 years when operated in the temperature range -20° to 40°C (-4°F to 104°F) and positioned toward the sun (see Deployment and Mounting), operation outside this range will reduce the battery service life With lithium batteries: 1 year, typical use|
|Dimensions||Sensor: 16.5 cm opening diameter (6.5 in.) x 24 cm (9.5 in.) high; 214 cm2 (33.2 in.2) collection area
Cable length: 2 m (6.6 ft)
Mote: 16.2 x 8.59 x 4.14 cm (6.38 x 3.38 x 1.63 inches)
|Weight||Sensor and cable: 1.2 kg (2.7 lbs) Mote: 223 g (7.87 oz)|
|Materials||Sensor: UV-stabilized ABS plastic housing; tipping bucket mechanism with magnetic reed switch pivots on metal shaft
Mote: PCPBT, silicone rubber seal
|Environmental Rating||Sensor: Weatherproof
Mote: IP67, NEMA 6
|Compliance Marks|| RXW-RGF-900
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