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Black USB Wireless Touchscreen Weather Centre

Code: N96GY


3.3  out of 5 based on 106 reviews
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  • Indoor/outdoor temperature (°C or °F)
  • Wind speed and direction (mph or kmh)
  • Self emptying rain gauge (mm or inches)

Product details

Black USB Wireless Touchscreen Weather Centre

• Indoor/outdoor temperature (°C or °F)
• Wind speed and direction (mph or kmh)
• Self emptying rain gauge (mm or inches)
• Indoor / outdoor humidity
• Barometer pressure with trends
• ''Easyweather'' software included to link to PC via USB
• Historic data storage and display (stores data on PC only)
• LCD panel wall mounts or desk mounts
• Wireless range up to 60 metres (clear line of sight)
• Batteries last over 12 months
• Operates on 5 x AA batteries (sold separately)

The large LCD touchscreen makes the operation of the unit incredibly simple and allows comprehensive adjustment and correction for your location. The USB wireless weather station requires no connecting cable between the base station and the remote weather transmitting sensors, with a typical sensor range of 60m (200ft). It can also display historic data and within the menu you can select metric or imperial values. Programme the LCD panel and download stored data and then display it in data base format for keeping your own weather history. If you are in an area or situation where weather plays a critical part, then you can switch on an alarm that can be triggered by any of the data sensors. This weather station offers amazing value and comes with everything you need to set it up in the garden. The system comprises large 23 x 14.5 x 3.5 cm LCD control panel, wind speed sensor, wind direction sensor, rain gauge, outside temperature sensor and transmitter, stub mast, sensor mounting arms, sensor cable harness, USB lead and PC software (not MAC compatible).

Replacement parts are available:
Order Code: N77NF – spare rain gauge
Order Code: N78NF – spare steel mast tube
Order Code: N80NF – spare transmitter (includes built-in temperature and humidity sensor)
Order Code: N81NF – spare wind direction sensor
Order Code: N09QR – spare wind speed sensor (anemometer)
SPECIFICATIONS
Indoor Data:
Temperature Range: 0 to 60°C (32 to 140°F)
Temperature Units Measured: °C or °F (switchable)
Humidity Range: 1% to 99%
Humidity Resolution: 1%
Air Pressure Range: 27.13in Hg 31.89in Hg (1.87 - 2.198 Bars)
Air Pressure Units Measured: hPa, inHg and mmHg
Outdoor Data:
Transmission distance: 140m (450ft) @ 433 MHz
Temperature Range: -40 to +65°C (-40 to +149°F)
Temperature Resolution: 0.2°F
Temperature Units Measured: °C or °F (switchable)
Humidity Range: 1% to 99%
Humidity Resolution: 1%
Rain Volume: 0 - 9999mm (390 inches)
Rain Resolution: 0.1mm
Rain Fall Counter Time Measurement: 1hr, 24hr, week, month or total (switchable)
Rain Fall Units Measurement: mm or inches (switchable)
Wind Speed: 0 - 100mph (0 - 160kph)
Wind Speed Measurement: mph or kph (switchable)
Wind Speed Mode: Average or gust (switchable)
Measure Interval Thermo-hygro Sensor: 48 secs
Waterproof Level: IPX3 (rain proof)
Battery Requirements:
Base Station (indoor): 3 x AA batteries (sold separately)
Sensors (outdoor): 2 x AA batteries (sold separately)

Reviews

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10 of 106 Reviews

  • Amateur Radio Weather

    Greetings, this is the 3rd winter using this weather station, the first lot of batteries lasted well over 18 months, which was a big suprise to me, I have replaced them with some high power units, the system is up at 20ft, and has no trouble at all, I have it connected to my laptop and it updates every 60 seconds to the Weather Underground and to the Met Office, I do maintain the units and check them after every winter and before every winter to make sure there is no damage and things have not come lose, I also use cumulus for the stations software, I prefer the look of it, for the money you cant really go wrong with this station, no, its not a Davies unit, that reflects in its price, I have no complaints with this item, its definately value for money, and I give it a 10/10..

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  • Very unreliable

    I have not had sensor disconnection problems like others, but whenever I connect it to the computer to download data it is liable (50% of the time) to lose all data. Then everything that has been set up must be redone, and the data is gone forever.
    Also, the software is incredibly poor at organising and displaying the data.

    Don't buy, unless you want a simple thermometer - then get something cheaper to do that.

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  • On my second one and it's failing as well..

    These are just not reliable, sadly. The first one was totalled by a storm (we live in the remote west coast of Scotland, and the weather is quite intense) - the anenometer stopped first, then wind direction, then the wireless unit packed in. Second one has been up for less than 3 months, and the rain and wind sensors are dead - only getting temps from outside.

    Just not good enough for £100!!

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  • Very unreliable

    Now on my second weather station. As others have stated transmission and receiving is VERY hit and miss. The first station was replaced as signal was lost intermittently sometimes for minutes sometimes for days. The second station is now going the same way. I have borrowed a receiving unit from my son and placed it next to mine. His works consistently, but mine cuts out and loses all external transmitted information. Tried changing batteries and swapping between units but still with the same results. the fact that my sons receiving unit works consistently with my transmitter shows the problem again to be in my receiving unit. What, Maplin, is the issue. I would NOT recommend anyone to buy this product as its performance is so poor and intermittent.

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  • Unreliable

    I have had three of these now, as others have stated very unreliable. First unit stopped receiving signal from Transmitter. Second unit keeps losing USB Connection and has to be reset to get it working again. Plus it keeps giving odd readings like unrealistic temperatures and losing contact with Sensors.

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  • A good device at a good price

    Worked well for me for 6 years before outdoor transmitter failed (not bad considering that it's out in all weathers). Could have bought a replacement transmitter but decided to replace with a new one. 2 year battery life.

    Hints: Make sure you put the wind sensor as high as possible but the rain collector as low as possible. If the wind makes the rain collector move too much you will get massive rainfall recorded in dry gales! Shaking can make the collector tip. Slugs in the rain gauge can also cause long dry spells ;-)

    Don't bother with the provided software, donate a modest sum of your choice to Sandsysoft for their excellent Cumulus app from sandaysoft.com (using the USB port provided). Continuing support and maintenance.

    This device is a "Fine Offset" on Cumulus settings.

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  • Unreliable

    Bought this a few months back. The display has such poor contrast it can barely be read, the USB link from the display to the PC continually locks up meaning that you lose hours of data and finally after 3 months of use the rain gauge just stops working, which is something I see other people have also had trouble with.
    Mine has gone in the bin and I now have a brand new Oregon station which is immeasurably better. Don't waste your money,

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  • Touchscreen Weather Centre

    I purchased a weather centre and it was easy to set up and gives useful information. The battery claim seems ambitious. Using Maplin alkaline batteries I would suggest 3 months maximum. The anemometer seized up just after 12 months, however I managed to purchase and replace the bearing. Not bad for the money.

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  • OK, so I have problems with the first unit but Maplin replaced the transmitter which worked only for a few minutes. Once done it has reliably held the connection to base station. I have the unit connected to a raspberry pi and use nodejs to read the data and provide a HTTP data service and UI, you can get those here https://github.com/haricotbean/WeatherStation. 4 stars due to the need for the replacement.

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  • Have had it set up in the garden for about 3 weeks and now the connection to the base unit is really unreliable, meaning readings are often missed, specially during the night. It's not like it's very far away or anything. How can you keep max/min weather records if you don't know half the time what the max/min is because the equipment has lost the connection? In other words it doesn't work. The screen could be clearer too.

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Questions

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  • Bob Newton said:

    Does this unit work with Windows 8 or only Vista and Windows 7?

    I am sorry it is not windows 8 compatible.

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  • Graham Stallard said:

    I would like to extend the range of this unit with a 433MHz wireless repeater. Please advise the protocol of the wireless signal on this unit i.e. 1527/180K, 1527/300K, PT2262/1.2M, PT2262/2.2M, PT2262/3.3M, PT2262/4.7M or PT2240/1.5M. Thank you. Regards, Graham Stallard

    sorry but this info is not provided by the supplier/manufacturer.

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  • Phil Gibbs said:

    I have the easy weather n96gy, the unit will not connect to the PC. Comes up with need administrator privilege, and cannot connect Could you send a link or the software so I can try to re-install the software I have looked on the web site but could not find it regards Phil

    I will email this to you, Also have you tried right clicking the software icon and selecting "Run as Administrator"

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  • Gill said:

    Does it need to be connected to a computer??

    The device does not need to be connected to computer but you can if you wish to record and compare data with the provided PC software

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  • Jeff Sherrin said:

    What does the N96GY have that the N96FY does not for the extra £20?

    The N96FY (silver ) is end of line stock , there is no difference other than the colour and we are no longer stocking the silver one .

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  • Andrew said:

    I only have a Mac. Can I use this system (accepting that I do not get to use the software) or I do I need a PC in order to set it up?

    The system will quite happily work independently of connection to a computer, when connected to a PC via the software the result can be recorded and compared.

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  • Kenneth Vines said:

    Is it possible to download the instructions from anywhere? I've mislaid mine.

    These are available on request, please email technical@maplin.co.uk to request a copy

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  • Buzz said:

    How do i up load the data from the weather station to my PC

    You would use the provided "easyweather" software, full instructions for usage are included in the instruction manual.

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  • Robert said:

    Having changed to windows 8.1 I find it impossible to download date to the computer.The weather station is using version 6.2. Any advice how to overcome the problem would be appreciated.

    I am sorry, but this item does not support Windows 8.1

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  • seawood said:

    This is more of an answer to the question of lost data: open the file 'EasyWeather.mdb' (make a backup copy just in case) open the 'Param' table in the field where the 'RecordTime' reset this to the 1/1/2014 exit the file now run easyweather and recapture data from the unit (it should check for any data line greater than this to import) it worked for me....

    Thanks for the feedback ~ DH

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