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MaxiMet GMX100

Gill MaxiMet GMX100 Precipitation Sensor

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Lightweight and compact optical rain gauge used as a standalone rainfall sensor or as part of a complete weather station when combined with the GMX531, GMX550 or GMX551 sensors.

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GMX100 Precipitation Sensor Description

The Gill MaxiMet GMX100 is an extremely compact, robust and lightweight solution for accurately measuring rainfall. The integrated optical rain gauge senses rainfall as it hits its surface automatically measuring the raindrops size and quantity. It then records the data from which it calculates and formats the output as if a traditional tipping bucket rain gauge in serial format.

The result is an accurate rainfall sensor that has no moving parts, requires virtually no maintenance and when linked to the WeatherFile website will automatically record data that can be viewed from any internet connected device.

NOTE: This optical sensor provides a general Indication only of rainfall levels for use in situations where low maintenance is required. Use a tipping bucket gauge (ARG314 or Kalyx) or equivalent with a GMX MaxiMet sensor (GMX531, GMX550 and GMX551) where reference quality precipitation measurements are required.

Richard Paul Russell Ltd. can connect the sensor to the WeatherFile.com website where data can be viewed using any internet connected device and downloaded for detailed analysis in a .CSV file format.

Applications

• Building and industrial controls
• Authorities
• Transport
• Coastal
• Agricultural
• Safety
• Educational
• Commercial
• Energy

Features

• Optical rain gauge
• Lightweight and compact
• Real time output
• Robust construction
• Low power consumption
• No moving parts unlike tipping bucket rain gauges
• Simple and easy to install, 1 unit fit and forget
• Extremely low maintenance
• 24 months warranty

Precipitation Rainfall total
Rainfall intensity
Rainfall Y/N
Emulated tipping bucket
Integrated heater
No moving parts
0.08 mm tip Optical Rain Gauge (customer selectable)
Parameters Precipitation mm/hr, mm/total, in/hr, in/total
Angle of Tilt
Outputs RS232, 422, 485 (ASCII), SDI-12, NMEA, MODBUS, Analogue (option)
GPS (Manual) Height above sea level m
Sunrise/sunset
Position of the sun
Twilight
Solar Noon
MSL pressure
Precipitation Measurement type Optical
Range 0 to > 300 mm/hr
Precipitation Resolution 0.08 mm
Repeatability 3%
Sampling Rate 1 Hz
Units mm/hr, mm/total, mm/24 hr, in/hr, in/total, in/24 hr
Heating Yes
Outputs
Output rate 1/s, 1/min, 1/hr
Digital Comms Modes Serial RS232, RS422, RS485, SDI-12, NMEA, MODBUS, ASCII
Analogue Outputs Available via seperae optional device
Power Power Supply 5 to 30 Vdc
Power (Nominal) 12 Vdc 42 mA continuous high mode. 0.7 mA eco-power mode (1 hour polled)
Environmental Conditions IP Rating 66
Operational Temperature Range -40°C to +70°C
EMC Standard BS EN 61326 : 2013
FCC CFR47 parts 15.109
CE Marking Yes
RoHS compilant Yes
Weight 0.3 Kg
Origin UK

Precipitation Care & Maintenance

Users should clean the plastic dome with a soft, lint free cloth and where necessary with a non-aggressive cleaning solution ideally once a week. Where this is not possible, cleaning should be done during regularly- scheduled visits to the sensor and site. It is recommended that the rain gauge sensor should be cleanred every 3 months as a minimum.

Users can check operation of the rain gauge by performing a simple test of functionality by spraying some water using a mist nozzle similar to that used in many households for watering plants. The MaxiMet rain gauge should register incremental rain fall when sprayed with water.

Choose your sensor based on the parameters you want to measure.

 
GMX 100
GMX 101
GMX 200
GMX 240
GMX 300
GMX 301
GMX 400
GMX 500
GMX 501
GMX 531
GMX 541
GMX 550
GMX 551
GMX 600
  GMX100 GMX101 GMX200 GMX240 GMX300 GMX301 GMX400 GMX500 GMX501 GMX531 GMX541 GMX550 GMX551 GMX600
Wind Speed     Tick Tick       Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Wind Direction     Tick Tick       Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Air Temperature         Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Humidity         Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Pressure           Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Dew Point         Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Wet Bulb Temperature         Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Precipitation (Optical Rain Gauge) Tick     Tick     Tick       Tick     Tick
Precipitation (Tipping Rain Bucket Gauge)                   Tick        
Solar Radiation   Tick       Tick     Tick Tick Tick   Tick  
Compass     Tick         Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Optional GPS Positioning     Tick         Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Side Connector for Rain Gauge                   Tick Tick Tick Tick  

If you want to discuss a bespoke system specification or have any questions call
our technical team on +44 (0) 1590 641223 or email sales@r-p-r.co.uk