Black USB Wireless Touchscreen Weather Centre

Code: N96GY

3.4  out of 5 based on 101 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)
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)


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10 of 101 Reviews

  • Works well, one hiccup

    Over the last fortnight or so with the progress of ex-hurricane Bertha the weather had been particularly unpredictable. I wondered whether it was because the nearest online weather station was in a different micro-climate to me. I thus decided to contribute to by installing a PWS (Personal Weather Station). I did a bit of research and noticed that some weather stations could be pricey especially when the interface software was included. I noticed that many in the UK used the N96GY from Maplin. So I popped to the local store and Jack guided me thru the options and I duly purchased one. Putting it together did not need the manual and the USB on the base display unit was useful as it meant easy onward connection. Although the Easyweather software worked I actually wanted internet connectivity so I replaced it with Cumulus from Sandaysoft. There was a problem, alluded to in other posts: the outdoor transmitter (though next to the base station) would not connect as shown by horizontal bars on the Outside Temp display. I checked the Maplin Forum: an rf expert there suggested interference from other domestic appliances, I duly applied tin foil - no change. Therefore I returned to the store, checking if the device worked outside - it did not, nor inside Maplin. Another N96GY box was opened and the transmitter replaced and then the base station which resulted in some life, though not perfection. I left and by the time I returned home all was well. (I do wonder whether with the battery swapping and settling down times, it was a case of switch it on and off again: none of the units have power switches for that particular remedy.) It is now 4 days and I have had the unit uploading data via a variety of PCs. I regularly check to see if my PWS (IBRIDGE02) is there yet, a turnaround of a day or so is stated. I suspect that the QA dept is questioning whether the 20C temperatures for Aberdeen in late August are authentic.

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  • Works well

    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 4 stars due to the need for the replacement.

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  • Unreliable device

    This is a touch screen version of a device usually marketed under the 'Easyweather' brand. It is likely to be even more troublesome than the non-touchscreen model. I have had four of these devices over about three years and they have all proved full of problems. The anemometer (wind speed detector) has a short life and the bearings tend to fail after a few months. The wireless connection between the weather station and the console is erratic and can fail at random. The console itself is prone to stall and loose the USB connection to the pc, requiring a reboot by removing the batteries. With the touch screen device, these irritations are compounded by a very fiddly touch screen interface that soon proves a great frustration. It is difficult to read, is not intuitive and unresponsive. If you want a decent weather station, you need to look for something else.

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  • Unreliable data link

    Bought one of these a few months ago. There is a tendency for the data link to lock up. It's done it several times. The USB says it's connected in Easy Weather but no data gets transferred to the PC. I've tried it in Cumulus software as well. You have to disconnect the USB and remove the batteries to reset. Of course you then lose any data in the unit. On the plus side, I haven't experienced blocked drains in the rain gauge.

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  • Experienced review

    Just bought a new one of these; the first one lasted years but finally outdoor relative humidity packed up and the transmitter unit started eating batteries -- new spare transmitter would not talk to my old base station -- shame, as the thing does a good job. A bit fiddly to set up and the instructions are not the clearest but, when you've got the hang of the way the base station works, the device functions well. PC software creates interesting records -- only the rainfall history is problematical -- seems to go on accumulating e.g. won't start a new month at zero (or am I missing a trick?). Tips: 1. Paint the louvred cover of the transmitter white or you'll get exaggerated outdoor temperature readings when there is not much wind and full sun. 2. Put some gauze or fine mesh over the drain holes in the rain gauge and block other holes on underside (e.g. Blutak) or spiders will get in there and tie the seesaw up.

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  • Unreliable

    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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  • weather station

    Touchscreen could be better if back lit so you could see it better and it could show wind speed and gust at same time would be a lot better and be able to connect base station to the mains power so could be back lit all time . Part from that its good value for money and has all the features you need.

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  • Very poor

    Stops connecting to the base unit after a few minutes. Re-set the transmitter, and that only last a few minutes. For such an expensive item I would have expected better quality from Maplin. I will be returning it for a refund. There must be better units for sale out there for the same price.

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  • Overview

    I have bought and installed this weather station Overall the kit is easy to assemble and setup. The instructions could do with a re-write as they are no the best A couple of changes to the Kit would be useful 1. The pole in two parts could do with a self tapper screw to stop the top rotating when the bottom half is fixed 2. If the pole had locations for the two arms then the wiring could be significantly reduced and generally tider 3. addition of wire routing on the arms would again help to keep things tidy 4. Captive nuts or nut arrestors in the plastic flanges on the arms would also be helpful 5. Rechargeable batteries that can be charged of the USB All in all though a great piece of kit not withstanding others comments on the display contrast/readability but as i tend to use the PC not really a problem for me

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  • Short-lived

    It worked for about 3 weeks then the USB link to the PC packed up. The whole thing is not very accurate and it's difficult to see the screen.

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10 of 21 Questions

  • 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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  • Peter said:

    Does the software run on Ubuntu (Linux)?

    The supplied software is for Windows based PC only ...

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  • phil said:

    what is the MHz of the N96GY


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  • Maplin Technical said:

    What is included in the box?

    The system comprises 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.

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  • Maplin Technical said:

    What batteries are required?

    This uses 5x AA batteries in total.

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  • Maplin Technical said:

    What is the length of the included USB cable?

    This includes a 1m USB cable.

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  • Maplin Technical said:

    Is this Windows 7 compatible?

    Yes, this is Windows 7 compatible.

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  • John Burt said:

    Does this device store max an min temperature.

    Yes the product does support that.

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Item code Item name Quantity Price
N96GY Black USB Wireless Touchscreen Weather Centre (1+) £69.99

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