The 5600-0805 (SR50A) was designed to meet the stringent requirements of measuring depths and uses a multiple echo processing algorithm to help ensure measurement reliability. The sensor’s non-contact method for determining snow or water depth is facilitated by its emitting of an ultrasonic pulse and then measuring the elapsed time between the emission and return of the pulse. An air temperature measurement is required to correct for variations of the speed of sound in air.
The sensor is typically mounted to a tripod mast, tower leg or user supplied pole to achieve an unobstructed view for the acoustic beam.
The sensor may also be attached to the crossarm using a mounting stem and cross over fitting or right angle mount. Mounting kits are available sold separately.