Protecting outside weather station

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DocBeech
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by DocBeech » 03 Apr 2014, 20:13

I have fixed the accuracy issue, by ditching the aluminum housing, mounting the device inside of a heavy bush, on the side of the property that receives no sunlight. You need to get this device away from your house, as you get radiation heating and cooling. The device itself has survived over a month of heavy storms, rains, and sever weather. With no issues. In dramatic weather changes (more than 30 degrees or 60% humidity) it now catches up in about two cycles or 20 mins to the davis unit. In not so dramatic situations its keeping on par about 1% humidity, and .8 degrees F. Sometimes I will see a 3% humidity gap but its very rare, and I live on a lake so it could be a true reading of difference.

kosmocos
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by kosmocos » 12 Apr 2014, 21:18

I also took away the aluminium housing and mount the naked outside module into some weather protection shield. The temperature and humidity changes much faster now.
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Kydix
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by Kydix » 18 Apr 2014, 20:30

Simply put mine here and no problem :

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But we do some renovation so i put them here until the end of the work . :D Still 0 problem

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thermoink
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Joined: 20 Dec 2014, 21:45

Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by thermoink » 28 Dec 2014, 16:39

Any confirmation about the fact that the new outdoor module is weatherproof?

daverdfw
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Joined: 02 Jan 2015, 23:36

Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by daverdfw » 02 Jan 2015, 23:37

I installed mine in a Davis Solar Shield. I took the Netatmo outside of the housing and tie-wrapped it inside the Davis.

richardcb
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by richardcb » 28 Nov 2015, 15:53

Hi, brand new Netatmo user here. Just received my weather station and, like many, wondering how weatherproof my outside module is. I don't have anywhere sheltered to mount it as yet but have put it in a relatively safe place. I note from some of the posts here that new units are supposed to be more weatherproof than older ones. Is that the case and if so will my module survive the few showers that are forecast for today? Any advice would be appreciated.

JanMetDePet
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by JanMetDePet » 28 Nov 2015, 16:43

It seems like Netatmo has done its best to make it rain-resistant (same method as with the raingauge: packing the electronic compartiment).

Netatmo does not tell anything about this, so I am afraid they don't believe in their own construction and want their costumors to take the test at their expences: sad.

Tonky
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Joined: 30 Jun 2013, 19:12

Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by Tonky » 28 Nov 2015, 17:28

Hi Richard,

Personally I would never put it out in the open.
Not only for rain protection but also for sun.

I don’t know what you call a “safe place” but usually it’s close to home, (read a warm wall) so not a good idea too.

richardcb
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by richardcb » 29 Nov 2015, 00:39

Tonky wrote:Hi Richard,

Personally I would never put it out in the open.
Not only for rain protection but also for sun.

I don’t know what you call a “safe place” but usually it’s close to home, (read a warm wall) so not a good idea too.
Understood but I don't have much choice atm, until I can set up something more permanent. I have it fixed to a drainpipe and away from the house wall. Can you recommend some alternative ways of placing/protecting the module?

Many thanks.

richardcb
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by richardcb » 29 Nov 2015, 00:41

JanMetDePet wrote:It seems like Netatmo has done its best to make it rain-resistant (same method as with the raingauge: packing the electronic compartiment).

Netatmo does not tell anything about this, so I am afraid they don't believe in their own construction and want their costumors to take the test at their expences: sad.
Thanks, JanMetDePet. Sounds like a familiar story. :)

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