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MetPak RG Base Station MetPak RG Base Station Rain Gauge
Designed & manufactured in the UK

Gill MetPak RG Base Station

Product code: WSMETPAKRGBASE

£ inc VAT

Remote sensor:
None
Include WindSonic @ £ inc VAT
Include Heated WindSonic M @ £ inc VAT

This MetPak RG Base Station allows an ARG314 tipping bucket rain gauge to be added and positioned remotely to the four standard parameters: temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure and dew point. Plus, a Gill WindSonic 1 ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensor with mounting bracket and 6m cable can also be included.

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MetPak RG Base Station Description

The MetPak RG Base Station measures barometric pressure, air temperature, humidity and dew point. Precipitation measurements can be added to those parameters provided with an ARG314 rain gauge, delivering reference quality rainfall measurements. The separate ARG314 rain gauge comes complete with a base plate and 6m of cable and is calibrated to the MetPak ensuring excellent accuracy and data quality.

Wind speed and direction can also be added with an optional Gill WindSonic 1 ultrasonic sensor that comes ready to integrate with the base station. Mounting bracket and 6m cable are included.

The MetPak RG Base Station utilises a highly accurate barometric pressure sensor and a Rotronic Hygroclip HC2-S3-GI temperature/humidity probe. The design of the MetPak allows measurements to be as accurate as possible without influencing other measured parameters yet provides a compact, reference quality system. The unit is especially suitable for harsh or marine environments and is supplied with selectable Gill ASCII, NMEA SDI-12 and Modbus outputs.

The following parameters come as standard:
• Air Temperature
• Relative Humidity
• Barometric Pressure
• Dew Point
• Optional ARG314 rain gauge, base plate and 6m cable
• Optional wind speed & direction with mounting bracket and 6m cable

MetPak RG Base Station comes complete with: MetSet configuration software, MetView data logging/visualisation software, mounting kit to adapt to poles or masts and selectable ASCII, NMEA, SDI-12 or Modbus outputs.

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
• Emergency response
• Pollution control and plume modelling
• Weather Forecasting
• Aviation
• Environmental monitoring
• Industrial controls
• Road Weather Stations
• Coastal Weather Stations
• Sports stadium and outdoor events
• HVAC & Building Automation Control

Features

• Lightweight, compact and durable complete weather station
• Optional ultrasonic wind sensor with no moving parts, including mounting bracket and 6m cable
    • Low start up wind speed (0.01 m/s)
    • True 0 to 360° operation
• Serial data output options
• Easily pole mounted
• Low power consumption for remote monitoring
• Real time output
• Simple and easy to install
• Extremely low maintenance
• 24 months warranty
• Free MetSet Configuration Software allows users to configure the output and display data provided by the MetPak Pro. The simple interface features a range of drop-down selection boxes, providing the ability to enable or disable existing sensors and adjust output rates.
• Free MetView software is also provided free with each weather station, offering a clear, intuitive display of the current weather conditions. MetView features five gauges: Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, Wind Speed and Wind direction. There is also a digital readout of Dew Point.
• Optional ARG314 tipping bucket rain gauge, base plate and 6m cable (other rain gauges available on request)

Physical Dimensions 361mm height (overall)
270mm standoff (max) from face of mounting pole
142mm width
Weight 2.1 kg (including bracket)
Mounting Vertical pipe mounting to 30mm to 58mm diameter mast
Material UV Stabilised white thermoplastic with anodised aluminium mounting bracket
Performance Wind speed Range 0.01 to 60 m/s (0.02 to 116 knots)
Accuracy ±2 % @ 12m/s
Resolution 0.01 m/s (0.02 mph)
Threshold 0.01 m/s
Units of measure m/s, knots, mph, km/hr, ft/min
Wind direction Range 0 to 360° (no dead band)
Accuracy ±3° @ 12m/s
Resolution
Response time 0.25 sec
Air temperature Range -35°C to +70°C
Accuracy ± 0.1°C
Resolution 0.1°C (0.1°F)
Units of measure °C, °F or K
Relative humidity Range 0-100% RH
Accuracy ± 0.8% @ 23°C
Resolution 0.1% RH
Units of measure % RH
Barometric pressure Range 600-1100 hPa
Accuracy ±0.5hPa
Resolution 0.1hPa
Units of measure hPa. mbar, mmHg, InHg
Dew point Accuracy ± 0.15°C @ 23°C ambient temp and 20°C dew point
Resolution 0.1°C (0.1°F)
Units of measure °C or °F
Sensors Wind speed & direction WindSonic ultrasonic sensor
Temperature, relative humidity & dew point Rotronic HygroClip model HC2-S3 compensated for temperature dependency.
Radiation shield 6-plate naturally aspirated
Barometric pressure Solid state device compensated for temperature dependency -20°C to +70°C
Inputs Analogue 1 0-5V or 4-20mA loop or self powered
Analogue 2 0-5V or 4-20mA loop or self powered
MetPak Pro A-D Conversion 12 bit resolution with an accuracy of ± 0.1% of reading +35µV offset
Pt100 temperature probe 4 wire Pt100 conforms to IEC 60751
Digital Contact closure for tipping bucket rain gauge capable of capturing events up to 10Hz
Outputs Digital outputs RS232, RS422, RS485 (2 wire point to point) or SDI-12
Baud rates 1200 (SDI-12) - 4800-57600 (ASCII RS232, RS422)
Protocols ASCII or SDI-12 V1.3
Output rate 0.25, 0.5, 1 Hz or polled mode
Parameters output Polar wind speed and direction or U & V vectors, barometric pressure, humidity, temperature, dew point, power supply voltage, MetPak status code, checksum
  click on the Overview tab for details of the default serial output
Power Power requirements RS232, RS422 5 to 30 V dc
<26 mA (output 1second) @ 12 V
SDI-12 12 V nominal (9.6 to 16 V dc)
< 12 mA low power operation
Environmental Temperature Operating range: -35°C to +70°C
Storage range: -40°C to +80°C
Humidity Operating range: 0% to 100% RH
Protection Class IP65
EMC EN 61326
Miscellaneous Calibration Factory calibrated
Software MetView - Free software for the display of data and logging
MetSet - Free software for the configuration of the MetPak, MetPak RG & MetPak Pro

ARG 314 Specification

Resolution/Calibration Metric: 0.2mm
WMO Compliant Yes
Output Contact Closure (Reed Switch) Dual reed switch upgrade available
(contact CSL)
Typical Accuracy 99% up to 120 mm/hr
Rainfall Intensity 0-1000 mm/hr (with mathematical correction over 120 mm/hr - contact CSL)
Operating Temperature 1°C - 70°C
Funnel Diameter 20.0 cm/7.98 inch
Funnel Area 314 cm²/48.67 sq. inch
Height 43.5 cm to 46.5 cm (with feet adjustment)
Weight 2.5kg
Colour White

The manufacturer reserves the right to amend the specification and therefore the information in this document may be subject to change