Setting up the weather station is a process of several steps in order to make this system work properly and measure weather conditions as accurately as possible.
Prerequisites for proper assembly
- Screwdriver (not included)
- Metal wrench (not included)
- Batteries 1.5V not rechargeable (x6 AA) (not included)
If you use rechargeable batteries, you may harm your device
In order to properly deploy the weather station, you will need six (x6) AA batteries. These are not included in the box.
Step by step instructions
Battery installation diagram (external box)
Step 1: Slide the battery box lock switch to unlock position. Push to open the battery box door according to the arrow direction.
Step 2: Insert the 6 AA batteries according to the +/- polarity indicated.
Step 3: Place and lock the battery box door.
Step 4: Unscrew the battery door at the bottom of the weather station.
Step 5: Insert the dummy battery to the battery compartment, make sure the +/- polarity is correct.
Step 6: Replace the battery door which comes along with the external battery box, then tighten the battery door screw.
If the dummy battery is not installed in the correct orientation, no power will be provided and the LED indicator will not be flashing.
Rechargeable batteries should not be used, as they provide lower voltages and lose power over time. Solar panel is not trying to charge the batteries, but only provides power to an internal super capacitor, thus no point using rechargeable ones.
Batteries should not be installed backwards. This may permanently damage the weather station.
Although alkaline batteries are sufficient for most climates, lithium non-rechargeable batteries could be used for cold weather climates.
The primary power source for the weather station is the solar panel. When solar power is available (sun light) a super capacitor is charged and is later used during night and when there is insufficient solar light. In climates that frequently sustain temperatures below 0°C or 32°F the use of lithium batteries is recommended as these are performing better than alkaline batteries under such circumstances, but depend on battery manufacturer and quality.
In case that LED is permanently on or does not light up at all, make sure that the batteries are inserted fully and in the correct way.
LED of sensor working status
At the bottom of the weather station there are buttons and indicators:
Once the batteries are inserted, the LED indicator on the back of the station should turn on for 4 seconds and then flash every 16 seconds indicating that the station transmits the data.
Adjust the solar panel
The tilting angle of the solar panel can be adjusted vertically from 0° into 15°, 30°, 45° and 60° positions depending on the area you are living in. For optimal power output year-round, please set the tilt angle that is closest to your latitude.
Set tilt angle of solar panel related to your location
|Location ( latitude, longitude)||Solar panel tilt angle|
|Hamburg (53.558, 9.7874)||60°|
|Chicago (42.1146, -88.0464)||45°|
|Houston (29.7711, -95.3552)||30°|
|Bangkok (14.2752, 100.5684)||15°|
|Sydney (-33.5738, 151.3053) *||30°|
*Sensors installed in southern hemisphere must have their solar panels facing north.
If the screw holding the solar panel is not released for the adjustment, there is a risk of breaking the plastic enclosure.
Do not remove solar panel protection film before assemble battery box properly.
Step 1: Remove the solar panel protection film.
Step 2: Loosen the screw lightly until the gears on the opposite side separated from lock position.
Step 3: Adjust the vertical angle of the solar panel (0°, 15°, 30°, 45°, 60°) according to the latitude of your location.
Step 4: Push the gear and tighten the screw until the gears are securely locked.