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#271865 29-May-2020 21:00
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Hi Guys


For the weather station gurus, does anyone know of an outdoor hardy weather station that has an ethernet port (not wifi-only) and can withstand strong winds? I found a good one on aliexpress that although wireless, still had an ethernet port but when I opened the package I decided its mounting wasnt strong enough to withstand an 80km/h storm wind.  The location I want to put it is very windy. 


Your suggestions are appreciated. 

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  #2494724 29-May-2020 23:29
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I suggest you have a chat to the people at Intech. I've not used their weather stations, but they are instrumentation specialists. The weather gear looks to be mA output, there may be other options. It won't be cheap, but if reliability is your aim, it's worth a look at.

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  #2494726 29-May-2020 23:39
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I have the Vantage Pro 2 from Davis Instruments with the addition of the uv sensor. Costly but for the last 3 years I have not had a single issue its cable based.



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  #2494786 30-May-2020 01:27
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Same, Vantage Pro 2 bought at discounted US, not NZ, prices. It's wireless and I use an SDR to read it, since I'm nervous about running a direct electrical connection from an elevated external position into an internal network.

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  #2494788 30-May-2020 02:16
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Davis Instruments ISS only + independent radio/IP converter + vServer with web I/F and smart home integration

- ISP1: OneBox FTTH modem, 1/.5G, full DS, VLAN7, VoIP + ipTV streaming flat
- ISP2: LTE USB modem + GL-AR750S, 100/40M data plan (wireless fallback)
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  #2495092 30-May-2020 13:57
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Davis vantage pro 2 wifi version since 2006.

Been very impressed with customer service over the years.
When the broadcast frequencies changed they gave me a console swap when I put in a new issue motherboard ( one of the capacitors blew after 8 years )

But you are paying for it.

OP Highest wind I've had was 60 km/h but you do see Davis gear at ski fields

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  #2495107 30-May-2020 14:41
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No Ethernet plug-in (I think...) and don't know the cost, but we had a couple of ITU minis on our cherry orchard down south, and they survived wind, hail, heat, and snow. 



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  #2495110 30-May-2020 14:54
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Remember ethernet power consumption is going to be orders of magnitude higher than WiFi or serial. If you're aiming for battery backup or solar power your power plant size gets a lot larger and therefore more expensive.

Also, there's no problem with a cable connection to high mounted devices if proper transient protection devices are used on the cabling system.

If you want to measure in a windy place don't forget to spend decent money on a robust mount/mast.

You'll need to keep the sensor out of turbulent air to make it last so going higher may actually be safer.

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