Davis Instruments 6250 Vantage Vue is a wireless unit in a weather station that provides an accurate, reliable weather monitoring throughout. The whole package comes with a mounting kit, a unique LCD console and a sensor array tailored for the outside conditions. The installation process is easy, and you can do it on your own. This wireless kit measures all aspects of the weather conditions at hand, ranging from humidity, dew point, temperature, wind direction, barometric speed, wind speed, and rainfall. It is due to the integrated sensors in this weather station that makes it report all these weather aspects accurately at once.
Integrated sensor suit;
- This component is wireless, and it transmits various weather data conditions to the console. A high transmission of 1000 ft is done by the spectrum that has frequency-hoping technology in this wireless unit.
- During the day, the station is run by solar panels and reserve solar power is put to use when the sun is out.
- The unnecessary heat that may make the report to be inaccurate is prevented by the sensors in the radiation shield.
- The rain gauge is built with a bucket that empties itself and has a resolution of 0.2 mm.
- The anemometer measures the wind speed that ranges from the low of 3 kilometers per hour to 290 kilometers per hour on the highest. Compass point or degree is the unit that measures the speed of the wind.
- Forecast icons that are used to show typical weather conditions such as, cloudy, sunny, snowy or rainy.
- LCD console screen that displays the sunset and sunrise, time of the current day, alongside the date and time of the day.
- An array of conditions such as humidity, pressure, and temperature have a regular monitor and display. There is an update of the outdoor temperature after every 10 minutes and after every minute in the indoor temperature update by the console. There is an update on outdoor humidity every 50 seconds and every minute in the indoor humidity. The pressure, its stability, and rise, and fall will also have its display on the console.
- The total and the rate of the rain is updated after each 20 seconds, and the console can keep the record of 25 hours to many months back and will be available if one searches it.
- The speed of the wind is available each 2.5seconds, and the average is provided at an interval of 2 to 10 minutes. Meters pers second, kilometers per hour and miles per hour displays the wind speed.
- The screen also displays all the phases of the moon from new to the full moon.
- There is also an update on other weather variables like such as wind chill and heat index which have an update after each 10 seconds.
- An analysis and comparisons of variables like temperature, rain, and pressure of up to 25 months are available.
- Alerts for calamities like heavy rain, freezing temperatures, storms and others can be set on the console.
- This station is radio-compatible which differentiates it from other available wireless stations.
- It is resistant to corrosion due to its cover which is weather proof making it have a long durable period. The unit has gone through various tests of cyclic corrosion with no harm to it, and this makes it survive even in extreme weather.
- This weather unit saves on cost as it solar powered and one will not spend on electricity at all as it depends on solar energy totally.
- It can record inaccurate rain statistics if some water is lost as a result of the leakage in the buckets of the rain gauges during the process of water tipping.
- It is possible for the unit to miss some important signals which are a shortcoming of many wireless technologies.
- In the cases where there is no solar energy, and the reserve has been exhausted, the 6250 Vantage Vue wireless station will not work. This makes it not to be recommended in cloudy or rainy weather.
- The cost of this unit sometimes might exceed the budget of the buyer.
Despite being expensive, Davis Instruments 6250 Vantage Vue is an ideal bargain if you need accuracy in weather forecasting and data. It is reliable and accurate due to its various features and the technology it uses.