We have a new design for weather stations including the RG-DI7852 that reduces the size and cost of the overall package. Previously, the rain gauge was attached to the node station with an S-shaped tube that is now replaced with a more cost effective bracket. The list price for the RG-UPG-Node upgrade kit has been reduced from $85 to $60 as a result.
Additionally, the new bracket increases the stability of the bucket and the accuracy of the data. This increased stability reduces the possibility of strong winds tipping the scale inside the gauge causing a false reading for rainfall.
If you have any questions, please contact Jay Brown firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Bauer email@example.com