The Rain Collector Heater with Cone may be used to protect the Rain Collector’s internal components from freezing and/or to measure the moisture content of snowfall. When the heater is on, it is capable of melting snow at a rate of 1/4” (6 mm) of liquid precipitation per hour. It may not be able to keep up with larger rates of snowfall.
The rain collector heater warms only the inside of the rain collector and the cone itself.
Rain Collector Cone and Heater Features:
- Capable of melting liquid snow at a rate of 1/4 inch (6 mm) of liquid precipitation per hour.
- Warms only the inside of the rain collector and the cone itself.
- Off/On switch allows you to turn heater on when you expect freezing conditions, and turn it off again when weather warms.
- When turned on, the thermostat switch turns power off if temperature reaches 110°F (43°C), and turns it back on with temperature drops to about 85°F (30°C).
- Cable length can be extended to 120 feet (36 m) with two-twisted pair wire; further with single pair cable.
- Replacement kit for stations with AeroCone rain cones.
- Vantage Pro2 sensor suite or compatible stand-alone rain collector.
- Must be plugged into an electrical outlet.