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Offline WiFiLogger

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Ethernet Logger
« on: April 30, 2021, 08:51:26 AM »
Hi

I am finishing work with Ethernet Logger.
I need to ask people (this mean You) about some preferations.
I will post multiple photos in this topic and questions about it.
First introcuction:  Ethernet Logger is very similar to WL IP.
Main features:
- Export weather data to WeatherLinkŪ.com
- Export data to WeatherUnderground.com
- Export to custome server using PHP&MySQL.
- All exports with 1 min interval, no RapidFire.
- Robust connection with PC software on TCP port 22222. WeatherLink PC, Cumulus etc.
- RTC with battery backup
- Console is not losing batteries in case of AC power down. Ethernet ability is not working without power, but batteries are for console and logger memory only.
- power: Davis AC adapter/ Davis USB cable/ USB-C cable

Some fast photos:
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Power. AC adapter,  or USB-C cable:
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Re: Ethernet Logger
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 09:03:05 AM »
First question:
Should I rotate telephone cable?
I can use other kind of RJ11 socket, then cable will not have to be twisted.
With short cable it could be important, but I was thinking about 15-20 inches cable in set with Ethernet Logger.

Problem:
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Current version:
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Re: Ethernet Logger
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 09:12:01 AM »
Another thing.
Ethernet socket goes beyond PCB. It is solution for example box.
I am not planing to have a box for it, but Davidmc36 (WX member) made one using 3D printer.
Should I make RJ11 socket with the same style?

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Re: Ethernet Logger
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 09:13:59 AM »
Simple case/cover Which one?

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Top solid:
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Re: Ethernet Logger
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 09:42:47 AM »
First question:
Should I rotate telephone cable?
I can use other kind of RJ11 socket, then cable will not have to be twisted.
With short cable it could be important, but I was thinking about 15-20 inches cable in set with Ethernet Logger.

Maybe, but if I bought one of these I would probably clip or Velcro the unit to the back of the console, then the twist would not matter (or could be beneficial, I'd have to think about it).
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Re: Ethernet Logger
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2021, 10:11:15 AM »
Maybe, but if I bought one of these I would probably clip or Velcro the unit to the back of the console, then the twist would not matter (or could be beneficial, I'd have to think about it).

There is also another idea. Bottom plate of the cover can be little longer like 1/2 inch from each side. On the ends there can be holes for wall mounting.
With wall mount option twisted cable can be not helping.

I have a photo of bad wider (not longer) version. Please check:

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Re: Ethernet Logger
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2021, 12:19:55 PM »
I like the one with the solid top.
Solid top, with maybe the extended bottom one for mounting?

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Re: Ethernet Logger
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2021, 12:48:15 PM »
I like the one with the solid top.
Solid top, with maybe the extended bottom one for mounting?

Dries

This is old wide version. I would like to make bottom board longer with also holes for srews for wall mounting.
Longer veraion will be better looking.
2 screws will be far enought.

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Re: Ethernet Logger
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2021, 03:52:45 PM »
If I wanted to put it in a box I think leaving the RJ11 connector flush with PCB would allow a cover without slots to slip over the RJ45, protruding through the box, and the RJ11 remains just below surface of printed box with precision sized and placed hole for wire connector.

I think the RJ11 need not be flipped over. Go for the Solid Top and one could mount it with velcro or two sided tape using whichever orientation suits the chosen position. Include the 15-20 inch cable and some like me with all the connectors and crimp gear will make custom lengths for anything that is more unique than that length will accommodate. 15-20 is good for most I bet.

I would prefer nothing extended on the bottom board. But I have the printer to make any solid mounting device I want.

(Maybe I should whip up a box that will attach to the kickstand and proffer for sale Tee Hee Hee)

If you did extend bottom board, longer would be best I think. Stays in line with Station and Network wires and keeps it narrow.


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Re: Ethernet Logger
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2021, 01:16:52 PM »
I like the idea of the longer cable between the logger and the console.  Then the orientation of the RJ11 wouldn't be a concern.  I also think that the cover with the jack protruding thru the top makes it seem like a much smaller package and would prefer that.  It seems like it could still be easily mounted even with the smaller cover plate by using the base plate as a mounting area from adhesive of some sort.  Or even go with the wider base and the top plate with the jack protruding.  Just my opinion on it.

I personally can't wait for these to become available.   I am limping my PC along long enough to get a ethernet logger for my station.  I will most likely run cumulus on a raspberry pi also with it.  I am unsure about the weatherlink live just yet.  Thank you for developing a product like this.

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Re: Ethernet Logger
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2021, 02:51:21 PM »
The Ethernet Logger will be just what you need.

I set up WeeWx on a Pi and it picks up the Logger with ease. Many options in that respect.

Sleek setup with one power source for Logger and Console.  [tup]

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Re: Ethernet Logger
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2021, 02:54:53 PM »
External indicators that I built into my enclosure showing the pause of WD for Bulletin upload.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5TKu0kmVZw