CropX rain gauge installation instructions

CropX rain gauge installation instructions

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CropX Rain Gauge installation instructions 


This manual provides step-by-step instructions for installing a CropX rain gauge in your field. 

**Note: Prior to installing your sensor, you should complete the user registration and set up your farms & fields. 


CropX rain gauge kit contents:  

Item Description 

Item image 

  • CropX telemetry unit. 



  • Rain gauge funnel 
    - Orifice: 31 sq. in (200 cm2) 
    - Inside diameter: 6.3'' (159,6 mm) 
    - Outside diameter: 6.5'' (165 mm) 

  • Material: ASA/Styrosun 



  • Tipping bucket box + pedestal and pole mount. 
    - box: width x dept: 3.9'' x 1.9''  (100 mm x 50 mm) 

  • Resolution of tipping bucket: 0.2 mm 



  • Bird spikes 6x 


  • Sensor cable already attached to rain gauge box with loose wires on the end that connects to the telemetry unit. 


  • CropX rain gauge Installation Guide 



Step 1: Setting Up 

  • Go to the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, search for CropX Farm Management, and download the app to your phone. 

  • Launch the CropX app by clicking on the CropX icon & create an account. 

  • If you have yet to add a new field, you may do so by clicking on the ‘add a new field’ sign at the first screen and following the instructions. 

  • Once you have created a field, click on the + symbol at the top of your screen to add a sensor. 

  • Follow the interactive installation guide. 


**Note: Allow the system to use your mobile device’s Bluetooth & Location Services, when prompted. 

Step 2: Rain Gauge installation 

Although the CropX Telemetry ships with a fully charged battery that should last the whole season, we recommend charging your batteries for 10 hours prior to installation, using the USB cable provided (see charging instructions on the last page).  

Please ensure you have the following for installation: 

  • CropX Rain Gauge kit 

Customer to provide: 

  • A smartphone 

  • Level 

  • Pole with a diameter of 1.26'' – 1.97'' (32-50mm) 

  • Hexagonal socket wrench; size 7 mm or a flat screwdriver to fasten the hose clamps; 

  • Flat screwdriver to fasten wires into the connector

  • 2 - Hose clamps - Size Adjustable 1.26" - 1.97" (32 - 50 mm)


To Install the rain gauge:  

**Warning: Never attach the rain gauge and/or telemetry unit to the pole before installing/hammering the pole in the ground. 

  • Insert a pole in the ground (with a diameter of 1.26'' – 1.97'' (32-50mm). 

  • Make sure the pole is plumb. 

  • From the Tipping bucket box, pull the tab, cut the "safety rubber band" and attach the Rain gauge funnel.

  • Attach the Rain gauge and Telemetry unit to the pole using hose clamps. 

  • Attach the rain gauge cable to the “Pulse A” input of the telemetry unit.

  • Gently guide the cable through the integrated strain reliefs. 
    - connect the brown or blue wire to input labeled “signal” 
    - connect the white or black wire to input labeled “GND” 

  • Attach the antenna to the telemetry unit and confirm that the antenna connections are tight. 


Uninstalling the rain gauge 

  • Using the app, click on the sensors tab, find the rain gauge and click the 3-dot action menu, then click Deactivate. 

  • Use the hexagonal size 7 mm or a flat screwdriver to loosen the hose clamps.  

  • Disconnect wires using the small flat screwdriver 

  • After removing the sensor, keep the rain gauge in a safe and dry place and charge it prior to the next installation. 

**Note: In addition to the physical uninstallation of the rain gauge, it should also be deactivated from the App. 


Charging the CropX Telemetry 

  • Gently pull the two clips on the side of the telemetry unit to open the cover. 

  • Remove the battery. 

  • Connect the USB cable to the USB cable port (cable provided) and connect to a certified UL/CE USB power adapter. 

  • Allow the battery to fully charge for at least 10 hours. 


Technical Data: 


Battery and Power: 

 Risk of explosion if battery replaced by an un-authorized personnel. 

    Dispose used batteries according the local regulations.  

3.7V/10.4Ah/38.48Wh (Two Li-Ion battery pack) 

Charging at: 5VDC @ 2A max 


Temperatures range: 

Storage range -4°F to +140° F (-20°c to +60°c) 

Operating range 32°F to +122°F (0°C to +50°C( 



Proprietary Notice:  

All information set forth in this document, all rights to such information, all inventions disclosed herein and any patents that might be granted by 

Employing the materials, methods, techniques or apparatus described herein are exclusive property of CropX Technologies Ltd., its affiliates and/or its licensors. CropX Technologies Ltd., its affiliates and/or its licensors, as appropriate, reserve all patent, copyrights and other property rights to this document, including all design, manufacturing, reproduction, use and sales rights thereto, except to the extent said rights are expressly granted to others. 

No part of this document may be reproduced, stored in retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of CropX Technologies Ltd. the information contained herein is designed only for use with the CropX sensor.  

CropX Technologies Ltd. is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to any other apparatus.  

Copyrights C2019, CropX Technologies Ltd. 


The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. CropX Technologies Ltd. assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies contained herein, or for incidental or consequential damage in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this guide. 

CropX Technologies Ltd. or any of its affiliated entities shall not be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by the purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or failure to strictly comply with CropX Technologies Ltd.’s operating and maintenance instructions. 

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