Srážkoměr SR03 500cm2

  • Collection area 500 cm2
  • Pulse output after 0.1mm of rainfall
  • Long-term resistance to adverse weather conditions
  • High measurement accuracy
  • The SR03 / V version contains microprocessor-controlled dual-circuit heating for year-round operation

SR03 (SR03/V) is a rain gauge with a catchment area of 500 cm2 designed for measuring liquid (and solid) precipitation using the mechanism of a "split tipping shuttle". By flipping it, pulses are generated, which must be further recorded in the connected registration unit. Each pulse represents 0.1 mm of precipitation.

Mechanical design

The rain gauge is made of quality materials that are weather-resistant for a long time. Its cylindrical shell, funnel and circle at the top, which creates a precise surface for the falling rain, are made of aluminum alloy. A spring is located above the outlet opening of the funnel, preventing the penetration of coarse dirt into the outlet.

The tilting shuttle mechanism is located on a plastic base inside the body of the rain gauge, where there is also a spirit level for checking the horizontal surface, locking screws for calibration, holes with a grid for water leakage, three adjusting screws for adjusting the horizontal surface, and terminal blocks for connecting cables.

Measurement principle

The precipitation measurement is based on the principle of counting pulses from the overturning of a divided tilting shuttle located below the funnel outlet. Rain or melted snow flows through an opening in the center of the funnel into the upper half of the divided inclined shuttle. When the upper half is filled with 5 ml of precipitation, the shuttle flips over. At the same time, water flows out of the now lower half of the shuttle and the other half of the divided shuttle is placed under the funnel outlet. The alternation of filling and tipping the shuttle continues for the entire duration of the rain.

A ferrite magnet embedded in the shuttle body closes the reed contact encapsulated in the shuttle holder each time it is flipped. The connected recording unit can calculate from the number of pulses and the delay between the pulses both the total amount of precipitation and the maximum intensity of rain and can also perform dynamic correction of the pulse weight to increase the accuracy of the measurement

Rain gauge location

It is recommended to use an S301 stainless steel stand and a concrete foundation tile to fasten the rain gauge. The stand ensures easy adjustment of the rain gauge to a horizontal position, and at the same time its high resistance to adverse weather conditions. The height of the stand is such that the collecting surface of the rain gauge (upper edge of the funnel) is located 1 m above the ground.

SR03/V  - Heated version of rain gauge

The heated variant of the larger rain gauge allows continuous measurement of precipitation even in winter. Separate heating of the rain gauge casing and the inner space around the measuring shuttle together with the built-in microprocessor controller ensures gradual thawing of snow without its evaporation. The two-circuit controller controls the heat output so that at the same time the safe outflow of melted rainwater from the body of the rain gauge is ensured and the drain holes are not frozen.

SR03/V - topení horní sekce srážkoměru Srážkoměr SR03 500cm2

The heating current for the heating elements is supplied from a connected external mains supply of 24 to 28 VDC / 3A and therefore this type of rain gauge can only be used close to the mains voltage.


Připojení srážkoměru SR03/V k jednotce M4016

Basic technical parameters

Diameter of the collecting area252,3 mm
Collection area500 cm²
Sensitivity0,1 mm/puls
Measurement accuracy

± 5% from captured precipitation at an intensity of up to 30 mm/h,

± 10% from captured precipitation at an intensity of up to 100 mm/h,

± 15% from captured precipitation at an intensity of up to 200 mm/h,

Outputpulse (switching contact, switching time type 50 mS)
Switching ability24 V DC, 0,05 A
Weight4,3 kg
Operating temperature0 °C až +60 °C
Height above ground (S301)1 m


Technical parameters of the heating section of the SR03/V rain gauge

Operating temperature-30 °C .. +60 °C
Supply voltage for heating24 .. 28 V DC
Heating capacity of the upper section48 .. 55 W
Heating capacity of the lower section30 .. 35W
Lower section cut-out temperature+20 °C ±5 °C
Switch-off temperature of the upper section-funnel+5 °C ±3 °C
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