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Connection options between sensor head and monitoring device. Click to expand for details.
Included with the Pulsar Weather Station is a 50-foot section of sensor cable which connects to the Interface Module. Longer lengths are available.
A standard 7-foot serial communication cable connects the Interface Module to the Weather MicroServer. Extra length RS-485 cable is available up to 200 feet.
Most weather stations include a 50-foot section of sensor cable which connects to an Interface Module.
A standard 7-foot serial communication cable connects the Interface Module to a computer or display console. Extra length RS-232 cable is available up to 200 feet, catalog number 8233.
For lengths from 200 to 4000 feet, refer to the RS-485 Converter option below.
Wireless transceivers offer a cable-free means to remotely monitor weather information when hardwire installations are not feasible or practical.
For fixed-mount weather stations, 2.4 GHZ and 900MHZ wireless transceiver options offer outdoor line-of-sight range at one mile and 20 miles, respectively.
For Capricorn FLX Weather Stations, weather sensors are connected to the control module which is housed with a transceiver in a weatherproof enclosure. One or two transceivers are also connected at the data viewing point(s) — the Weather Display Console and/or computer.
For the wireless Orion or Magellan Weather Stations, a transceiver is housed in the weatherproof enclosure near the sensor head. A single transceiver is connected to the Orion Interface Module at the data display site, which then is connected to a Weather Display Console and/or computer.
2.4 GHz Model, Catalog Number 8245
900 MHz Model, Catalog Number 8255
These stations require power at the site of the weatherproof enclosure. This power can be AC, battery or solar. The Orion and Magellan sensor heads require significantly less power and are good choices for solar or battery-powered operation.
A wireless weather station system configuration would include the weather station itself with display or software, plus a weatherproof enclosure and transceivers.
Portable Wireless Weather Stations
Our portable weather stations come standard with 2.4 GHz transceivers which are good over a one mile, line-of-sight range. With the Pegasus FLX, the sensor transceiver is mounted in the weatherproof enclosure that is hung on the tripod mast. With the Nomads, the transceiver is mounted in the carrying case with the battery pack.
2.4 GHz: FCC (USA), IC (Canada) and ETSI (Europe).
900 MHz: FCC and IC
Catalog Number 8250-1
Serial to Ethernet Converter transmits the serial data from the sensor transmitter to the monitoring computer using the existing Ethernet Local Area Network. The device driver will create a virtual serial port that can be used by Weather Master software. The serial to Ethernet converter is useful for large facilities such as an industrial plant or hospital. Instead of running miles of cable from the weather station on the roof to a computer on the first floor, users can take advantage of existing Ethernet cables to connect.
Includes a power supply, driver, and Ethernet cable.
For TCP/IP communication over a LAN, the Weather MicroServer can make weather data available to any computer or device on the network.
Catalog Number 8248
RS-485 converters are used to extend the RS-232 range from 200 feet to 4000 feet. Includes power supplies.
Order cable by the foot, catalog number 8230.