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Offline daman

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WS-2816CH-IT and C84612 ??
« on: October 07, 2016, 08:21:04 PM »
Can someone give me a review on these two models a place has them on sale and im just wondering how good a station they are?
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Re: WS-2816CH-IT and C84612 ??
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2016, 06:00:21 PM »
No one has these models?
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Re: WS-2816CH-IT and C84612 ??
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2016, 07:07:22 PM »
my brother has had a C84612 running reliably for 3 years now in the central US east coast, feeding data into weewx.  luc has been running a ws28xx station in suriname for about that long as well.

console batteries need to be replaced about once per year (shortest time was 9 months, typical is 11-12 months)

sensor batteries last longer.

use the battery monitor graphs in weewx and you'll get a one to two week notice before the battery voltages are too low for accurate data.  or use a weewx alarm to send you an email when the batteries start to falter.  if you wait too long, you'll just get wacky temperature and humidity readings.

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Re: WS-2816CH-IT and C84612 ??
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2016, 07:45:41 PM »
Thanks, how's the range on it?
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Re: WS-2816CH-IT and C84612 ??
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2016, 07:54:35 PM »
usb transceiver to console is pretty limited - 10 meters through 3 wood framed walls

console to instruments is about 60 meters through a few interior walls and an exterior wall with vinyl siding

on the plus side you gain a bit of distance since one of the instrument clusters is a relay for the other

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Re: WS-2816CH-IT and C84612 ??
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2016, 08:04:47 PM »
Hmmm ok thanks
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