Read your rain gauge while sitting at your desk.
Checking a conventional rain gauge often entails a trip out to the garden in the rain, while keeping a record involves a lot of paperwork. Oregon Scientific’s RGR126 Wireless Rain Gauge, mounted in a convenient location, allows you to monitor rainfall and temperature without getting wet, and also stores data.
Its self-emptying THN122N rainfall cup and sensor measures, and then automatically discards, collected rainfall. A nine-day memory and indoor/outdoor temperature reading keeps track of long-term precipitation and weather data. An automatic wireless transmission range of up to 100m with the rain gauge and up to 30m with the thermometer eliminates the need to walk back and forth. The display unit, offering a wall mount or table top option, displays the daily rainfall, nine-day and total rainfall records in inches or millimetres.
The system features a high rainfall alarm and comes with two AA batteries for the gauge and two AAA batteries for the sensor.
The price is about R1 000, including VAT, at branches of the Gadget Shop. Phone 012 346 2726 (main branch).
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