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Offline ene

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Bresser 7in1 4cast pro solar
« on: May 30, 2022, 05:11:42 AM »
Hello,
I'm new here and I'm looking for a weather station that I can install and forget :)
With no wiring and no batteries.
To provide weather info to my home automations.
This one from bresser seams to fit, anyone has experience with this ?
https://www.bresser.de/en/Weather-Time/Weather-Center/BRESSER-6-day-4CAST-PRO-SF-7-in-1-Wi-Fi-weather-centre-with-solar-powered-sensor.html
I do not really need the screen but there is no version without one...

I also saw the WH69 from ecowitt with solar but the panel does not charge it...
And the acurite atlas, but this one is not sold in Europe...

Offline davidefa

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Re: Bresser 7in1 4cast pro solar
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2022, 06:34:47 AM »
I can recommend ecowitt stations.
- I have this one ( no console, only gateway, ws65 sensor, same functionality as ws69 you mention in different form factor ) price sometimes drops to 90 euros: https://www.amazon.it/Waldbeck-Halley-Precision-Line-Professionale/dp/B081B6H67M/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2J2R0BZ1TX4VM&keywords=waldbeck%2Bhalley&qid=1654251978&sprefix=weldback%2Caps%2C112&sr=8-1-spons&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExSFVCWEVDWktDNk8xJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMjMzMjYzOUFKSDFDREk0WjgyJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA3MzMzMDgzSEM4VlVYQzczVzE0JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1
- if you are in europe you can find it also at expondo ( sometimes with good prices too ): https://www.expondo.it/steinberg-systems-stazione-meteo-professionale-centralina-wifi-sensore-interno-esterno-10030583
- you can find lots of useful info about ecowitt stations in this 'must read' post: https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=40730.0
- others are interfacing them with home assistant: https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=41676.msg435850#msg435850
- the solar panel ( on the external sensor ) charges a supercap that powers the sensor for roughly a full day, the batteries are only used in prolonged low light conditions and lithium ones should last several years ( I'm using ni-mh batteries and in my opinion there is a small leakage current that keeps the batteries charged as last time I put the batteries in they were fully discharged and now are fully charged )

P.S.
Forgot to mention a 'super good' user support by ecowitt
« Last Edit: June 03, 2022, 06:59:28 AM by davidefa »

Offline ene

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Re: Bresser 7in1 4cast pro solar
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2022, 04:46:45 PM »
Thanks for the answer!
I'll probably get the same one then :)
The price on amazon is correct and well lower than the dresser or the ws69 one on ecowitt.

Cheers!

 

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