Snow Depth Sensor - Model 5428-00
Snow Depth Sensor - Model 5428-00

 

 

FEATURES:

 

  • Ultrasonic Technology
  • 1.6 to 32.8 ft (0.5 to 10 m) Range
  • Analog Interface

 


 

DESCRIPTION:

The Snow Depth Sensor - Model 5428-00 is an ideal solution for remotely monitoring snow depth or water levels. The Snow Depth Sensor works by measuring the time required for an ultrasonic pulse to travel to/from a target surface. An integrated temperature probe with solar radiation shield, provides an air temperature measurement for properly compensating the distance measured by the Snow Depth Sensor. An embedded micro-controller in the Snow Depth Sensor calculates a temperature compensated distance and performs an error checking routine.

Both distance and air temperature measurement are output by the Snow Depth Sensor as a analog signal between 0 to 2.5 VDC or 0 to 5 VDC.


 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Snow Depth
     Measuring Range ...........................   1.6 to 32.8 ft (0.5 to 10 m)
     Accuracy ...........................   ± 0.39 in (1 cm) or 0.4% distance to target
     Resolution ...........................   0.12 in (3 mm)
Temperature
     Measuring Range ...........................   -40° to 185° F (1° C, -40° to 85° C)
     Accuracy ...........................   1.8° F (1° C)
     Resolution ...........................   0.9° F (0.5°C)
Analog Output ...........................   0 to 2.5 VDC or 0 to 5 VDC
Digital Output ...........................   1200 Baud serial ASCII
Beamwidth ...........................   22°
Analog Output ...........................   0 to 2.5 or 0 to 5 VDC
Operating Voltage ...........................   +12 to 24 VDC
Current Draw ...........................   50 mA (maximum sample time 2.6 seconds)
Cable Length ...........................   25 ft (7.6 m)
Max Cable Length ...........................   1000 ft (304 m) for analog output, 250 ft (76 m) for digital output
Mounting ...........................   0.5 in (1.27 m) galvanized threaded pipe
Operating Temperature Range ...........................   -40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)
Dimensions ...........................   3x3x5 in (8x8x13 cm)
Weight ...........................   1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
Shipping Weight ...........................   15 lbs (6.8 kg)

 

ORDERING GUIDE:
HSE Warranty
General Terms and Conditions

Model 5428-00 ......... RWIS Snow Depth Sensor; Includes: 25 ft (7.6 m) Signal Cable

 


 

RELATED PRODUCTS:

Model 5450-01 ......... Frost Depth Temperature Probe, 12 Element, 5 Foot Length
Model 2500-00 ......... Electrically Heated Rain Gauge
Model 2310-00 ......... All Season Precipitation Gauge
Rain Gauges
Road Weather Sensors
Model 3451-00 ......... Packaged Weather Station


 

SUPPORT:

Weather Station Applications: Applications
RWIS Snow Depth Sensor - Model 5428-00: Datasheet