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There are several companies selling Fine Offset hardware. We informally call them all Fine Offset clones. Fine Offset doesn't directly sell any hardware. These reseller companies put their branding on the hardware and often use different model numbers and even different part numbers for the same stuff. There can be several differences though to keep in mind. For example one reseller brand may only provide a certain frequency for their sensors and consoles, which means that mixing brands would not work as the frequencies could be different. Even when the frequencies match sometimes the parts can possibly not be compatible because of firmware differences by each company. The purpose of this thread is to explain these differences and help users to better customize their stations and provide more options. Do also keep in mind that some reseller companies sell Fine Offset hardware along with other hardware that comes from yet different manufactures and consoles and sensors not listed here are most likely that and therefore not compatible with the Fine Offset hardware.

Can't decide which console to get? Then get more than one console! It is a popular option to have both an HP2551-C console and a GW1000 for example sharing the same sensors. You can have multiple consoles (with or without display)

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Console to Sensor Compatibility Chart
(consoles and sensor pictures shown are not to scale with respect to each other)
Using Ecowitt part numbers listed (Other vendor's part numbers in parenthesis like Ambient, Froggit, etc.) - These are not intended to match complete model numbers. If these parts match a complete station model it is a coincidence.
HP2551-C
(WS-2000-C, HP1000SE,
not the same as WS-1000)
GW1000
(DP1500)
HP3501/3500 1
Not the same as WS-3000
WH2910C
(WH2900,
WS-2902A-CONSOLE
WH3000) 2
WH2320E
(WH2350, WH4000SE)
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Expandable
LCD display
Expandable
No display
local network API
for 3rd party software 3
Limited Expandability
LCD display
Not Expandable
LED display
Not Expandable
WeatherSmartIP software
WH65
(WS-2902A-ARRAY
Osprey Sensor) 4








YES





YES





YES





YES





YES
WS68
anemometer






YES




YES




YES




X




X
WH40
rain gauge






YES




YES




YES




X




X
WH32
Outdoor Temp/Hum






YES




YES




YES




X




X
WS80
sonic anemometer






YES




YES




X 5




X




X
WH57
Lightning 6






YES




YES




X




X




X
WH41
PM2.5
(up to 4 supported)
(DP200)






YES




YES




YES




X




X
WH55
Water Leak 7






YES




YES




X




X




X
WH31
Extra Temp/Hum
(up to 8 supported)
(DP50)






YES




YES




YES




X




X
WH51
Soil Moisture
(up to 8 supported)
(DP100)






YES 8




YES




YES




X




X
* Please provide feedback if there are any errors in this information. Confidence is high that this information is correct or at least very close to correct.

NOTE: Ambient branded consoles only work with Ambient branded sensors even if the frequency matches. But the other way around is not a problem as long as the frequency matches; Ecowitt console (915MHz) with Ambient sensor works.

1 HP3501/3500 looks like the Ambient WS-3000 console but is totally different. The Ambient WS-3000 is running different firmware and only works with Temp/hum sensors and is not intended to be a complete weather station.

2 There is a non-WiFi version of this console sold by some resellers like Ambient, model WS-1900. It looks identical but cost less and make for an excellent 2nd display.

3 Local API 3rd party software currently compatible with GW1000; Cumulus MX, Meteobridge, Weather-Display, and GW1000live mobile app. Currently in very early development; WeeWx.

4 WH65 sensor array can be bi-wing or tri-wing. They are technically the same. The difference is only in design. Internal sensors are the same. The bi-wing is a newer design and may fair better in dealing with snow build-up. Some resellers only sell one or the other. If the console is compatible with the WS80, WS68, or WH40 then any of those sensors will override the equivalent sensor on the WH65.

5 WS80 is picked up by HP3501 on the display but it does not upload this data to any service. It may work in the future with firmware upgrade.

6 Lightning sensor not yet available.

7 Water Leak sensor not yet available.

8 Soil Sensor not yet sold by Ambient Weather. Coming soon. Available from Ecowitt for non-Ambient consoles.
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