Placing precipitation sensor - AWS810

AWS810 Installation Guide

Document code
M212418EN
Revision
G
Language
English
Product
AWS810
Document type
User guide

Make sure that the opening of the precipitation sensor is horizontal, open to the sky, and above the level of in-splashing and snow accumulation. Do not place the precipitation sensor closer to any object than a distance twice their height above the precipitation sensor surface.

To avoid water dripping, install the precipitation sensor so that the guy wires of the mast are not positioned above the sensor.

The standard cable length is 10 m (32 ft 10 in), and the precipitation sensor must not be mounted at a distance more than 6 m (19 ft 8 in) from the weather station enclosure. The precipitation sensor is light, so it must be mounted securely.

For the OTT Pluvio2 L Precipitation Gauge installation, choose a setup location that is free of vibration. For example, vibration from nearby traffic can influence the measurement results.