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Offline DelChard

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Re: My WH80 seems to be using battery
« Reply #75 on: February 06, 2022, 03:54:19 PM »
My WS80 has behaved for a week, had some rain today, with no side effects. Early days.

Comparison on solar values. I had to knock the UV gain down.
I don't think 3 was realistic for an overcast February day. [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
GW1100 - WS80 WH40 WH32EP
Feeding Weewx on Pi4b, CumulusMX on Synology DS215+

GW1100 - WS69
HP2550 - WS80 WH40

Extras common to all 3
WH51 5, WH31 4, WN30 3, WH57, WH41 1, WN34S 1, WN35 1, WH55 1

Offline davidefa

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Re: My WH80 seems to be using battery
« Reply #76 on: February 06, 2022, 04:22:08 PM »
Sadly there is no real uv sensor, the uv data is simply int(solar_data/100)
« Last Edit: February 06, 2022, 05:05:23 PM by davidefa »

Offline DelChard

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Re: My WH80 seems to be using battery
« Reply #77 on: February 06, 2022, 06:21:36 PM »
Yes,I know it's calculated. A UV sensor would be more expensive than a complete Ecowitt set.
I'll stick with the calculated version.
GW1100 - WS80 WH40 WH32EP
Feeding Weewx on Pi4b, CumulusMX on Synology DS215+

GW1100 - WS69
HP2550 - WS80 WH40

Extras common to all 3
WH51 5, WH31 4, WN30 3, WH57, WH41 1, WN34S 1, WN35 1, WH55 1

Offline Mandrake

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Re: My WH80 seems to be using battery
« Reply #78 on: February 07, 2022, 03:44:14 AM »
A stand a lone UV sensor with genuine UV detection is still on our wish list with Ecowitt.
Hopefully one day we will get this.
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Ecowitt HP2551A + WH65 Tri-Wing (Wunderground: IGUILDFO67)
Ecowitt GW1000 (Wunderground: IGUILDFO68)
Ecowitt GW1000 (Mk2) test environment driving CumulusMX on a RPi 3b
Ecowitt GW2000 (Test)
Ecowitt WS90 Wittboy - Test
Ecowitt WH51 (x6) Soil Moisture Sensor
Ecowitt WH41 PM2.5 AQM Sensor
Ecowitt WH31 (x8) Thermo/Hygro Sensor
Ecowitt WS80 Ultrasonic Anemometer (pre-prod test)
Ecowitt WH57 Lightning Sensor -test
Ecowitt WH32-EP (SHT35) + Davis 7714 Screen
Ecowitt WH45 CO2/PM2.5/PM10 -Test
Ecowitt WN34 Soil Temp Sensor -Test
Ecowitt WN34 Water Temp Sensor -Test
Ecowitt WN35 Leaf Moisture

Offline hiljolodewijk

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Re: My WH80 seems to be using battery
« Reply #79 on: February 07, 2022, 04:56:54 AM »
A stand a lone UV sensor with genuine UV detection is still on our wish list with Ecowitt.
Hopefully one day we will get this.

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Offline DelChard

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Re: My WH80 seems to be using battery
« Reply #80 on: February 07, 2022, 05:17:26 AM »

I do not disagree with the sentiments of the 2 previous posts.
And I'm swayed more by an engineering definition of accuracy (reason for buying the WS80).
However I was originally put off a VP2 pro+ on cost.
This post https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=43353.msg441795#msg441795
Would suggest that cost/performance benefit would be a major hurdle.
GW1100 - WS80 WH40 WH32EP
Feeding Weewx on Pi4b, CumulusMX on Synology DS215+

GW1100 - WS69
HP2550 - WS80 WH40

Extras common to all 3
WH51 5, WH31 4, WN30 3, WH57, WH41 1, WN34S 1, WN35 1, WH55 1

Offline broadstairs

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Re: My WH80 seems to be using battery
« Reply #81 on: February 07, 2022, 05:25:46 AM »
Yes a Davis VP2 here fully configured with solar, UV and the kit to connect it to either cloud or PC comes in around 1000 here in the UK. My Ecowitt station was just under 250. OK so it has some compromises but for an amateur who only wants an indication of things not 200% accuracy it's a no brainer.

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Ecowitt GW1003 with ultrasonic wind gauge, lightning sensor and PM2.5 sensor with Personal Weather Tablet as a console.

Offline DelChard

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Re: My WH80 seems to be using battery
« Reply #82 on: February 07, 2022, 06:23:21 AM »
Also, to achieve my goal, I needed at least 2 soil/temp modules + sensors. My shopping list got close to 2000.
GW1100 - WS80 WH40 WH32EP
Feeding Weewx on Pi4b, CumulusMX on Synology DS215+

GW1100 - WS69
HP2550 - WS80 WH40

Extras common to all 3
WH51 5, WH31 4, WN30 3, WH57, WH41 1, WN34S 1, WN35 1, WH55 1