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Offline SLOweather

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Installed, tested and ready for tonight's 50% chance of showers
« on: October 03, 2011, 09:10:09 PM »
I have it all ready to go, wired to the house 12VDC system and a NovaLynx counter.

A few sprays of water from a sprayer bottle clocked up 0.007" of rain.


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Re: Installed, tested and ready for tonight's 50% chance of showers
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 01:40:21 AM »
Wow, that thing is tiny.
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Re: Installed, tested and ready for tonight's 50% chance of showers
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011, 03:12:45 AM »
So have you interfaced to the PC yet? or running it on the counter only?

I bought one but a simple check a while back of connecting it to the Ring Indicator on a COM Port did not trigger a change in state so maybe I need to spend more time and work out a circuit to count the pulses and then read them via a COM port or USB port.

All out of my knowlege area - but  having a forum could be good.

What did your counter system cost to setup?

Are you using normal CAT5 or an Exterior Cat 5?

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Re: Installed, tested and ready for tonight's 50% chance of showers
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2011, 02:13:36 PM »
My second RG-11 arrived yesterday and is installed and configured as an "It's raining" sensor.

So have you interfaced to the PC yet? or running it on the counter only?

Counter only right now. The new one will be connected to an input of one of my Home Automation controllers. I think eventually the first one will be repurposed as an irrigation controller.

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I bought one but a simple check a while back of connecting it to the Ring Indicator on a COM Port did not trigger a change in state so maybe I need to spend more time and work out a circuit to count the pulses and then read them via a COM port or USB port.

All out of my knowlege area - but  having a forum could be good.

What did your counter system cost to setup?

Not counting the junction box, terminal strips and cable, just the $30 + tax and shipping to NovaLynx for the counter.

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Are you using normal CAT5 or an Exterior Cat 5?

Chris

Gel filled direct bury Cat5.

 

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