WS90/WS85 Piezoelectric Rain Calibration


Piezoelectric rain gauge working principle: raindrops fall on the sensor's surface so that the monitoring panel produces small mechanical vibration, the vibration of the mechanical stress, and the sensor produces a voltage difference corresponding to the amount of rainfall.

In practice, the measurement of precipitation by piezoelectric rain gauges is influenced by environmental factors such as wind, terrain, and debris. In the case of large rainfall intensity, rainfall intensity can be measured by the piezoelectric rain gauge, but the raindrops landing may have two impacts on the monitoring panel so that the measured rainfall value is larger; for minimal rainfall intensity, due to the vertical momentum is too small, so that the measured rainfall value is small. Therefore, it is necessary to calibrate the piezoelectric sensors for different rainfall intensities depending on the environment in which they are located.

WS90 and WS85 are weather stations equipped with piezoelectric rain gauges. To make your rain data more accurate, you can calibrate the rain sensor accuracy by yourself on the ecowitt APP:

  1. A reference is needed to record the rainfall value, and it is also important to be able to record the rain rate. Our WH40 rain sensor can be used for this purpose.
  2. You can set five rain gain parameters: Piezo Rain1: Rain5. We usually leave Rain1 as it is unless you can confirm it consistently produces the same result, and then you can adjust this.
  3. Please ensure that you record rain data as follows: set rain4 gain to 6/7.5, which equals 0.8. For easier management, set rain2, rain3, and rain5 all to 0.8 for now. Only when different rain rates are recorded, divide the ws90 rain by 0.8 to get 1.0 rain, and then recalculate (reference/ws90/0.8) to precisely adjust the corresponding rain gain setting.


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