Silver USB Wireless Touchscreen Weather Forecaster
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: N82NF – spare wind speed sensor
|Temperature range||0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)|
|Temperature Units Measured||C or F (switchable)|
|Humidity Range||1% to 99%|
|Air Pressure Range||27.13in Hg 31.89in Hg (1.87 - 2.198 Bars)|
|Air Pressure Units Measured||hPa, inHg and mmHg|
|Transmission distance||140m (450ft) @ 433MHz|
|Temperature range||-40°C to +65°C (-40°F to +149°F)|
|Temperature Units Measured||C or F (switchable)|
|Humidity Range||1% to 99%|
|Rain Volume||0 - 9999mm (390 inches)|
|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|
|Water proof level||IPX3 (rain proof)|
|Base Station (indoor)||3 x AA batteries (sold seperately)|
|Sensors (outdoor)||2 x AA batteries (sold seperately)|
|Softwware Requirements:||Windows 2000/XP/Vista (32bit)||Not Mac or Linux compatible|
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10 of 86 Reviews
N96FY Weather Station
Managed to set my station up and got it running well. Couple of pointers down load Cumulus as their software works well and they have a website to help with any problems. Make sure you set the alarms correctly otherwise you will be woken up through the night. Lastly I think the stand has been fitted on manufacture upside down, the way it is now the screen points towards the sky if you turn the console the other way the stand is fine and adjustable but the screen is upside down. I fitted mine on the wall so the stand dont matter. I wrote to Maplin to point this out. Overall I like my weather station and wouldn't part tith it. Regards Bazz
This product is excellent but severely lacking by the poor user guide. That said I certainly wouldn't resort to blaming Maplin or taking the product back just because of this. There is documentation online to help you connect this weather station to the internet. There is the CumulusWiki which helps if you use the Cumulus software, which I'd recommend. There is pywws for connecting the weather station to your raspberry pi or there is the EasyWeather software for basic use. Better still there are a number of tools and applications being developed all the time to improve usability of this weather station. My only advice would be to ensure that you position the weather station in the best place possible to achieve a good signal for your wireless touchscreen and also to make sure the station isn't tucked away in your back garden as this could affect wind speed, rainfall readings, etc
LCD display adjustable?
Had the device for a while now and wonder if the contrast displsay is adjustable as difficult to see in some conditions. Also if changing internal batteries keep connected to pc to avoid losing date.
Good when it works
I've had mine for 1 year. After a few months the anemometer seized up. They sent me a replacement which also seized up after a few months. I replaced the bearing myself and the anemometer has worked ever since. The wireless reciever loses connection with the unit weekly (even though its within the required distance and in line of sight). A hard reset is required. When the unit works its great! All readings seem accurate compared other stations close by.
I have been using the weather station for about one month. It was straight forward to set up. I have mounted it on the gable end of the house to ensure I get accurate readings away from the shelter of trees etc. The rain gauge under reads by about 30% when compared with my traditional rain gauge and also that of my fathers. This is a big disappointment as accurate rainfall readings are essential for my work. It would be interesting to know if there is any way to calibrate the rain gauge? All the other sensors seem to work well. The display unit is well set out but does not sit upright enough when on a flat surface.
Maplin Weather Station
Great product, easy to setup and use despite really bad user manual. Download Cumulus Free software from the internet, don't waste your time with Easy Weather supplied. Couple of points to consider when setting up your weather station: I installed a TV aerial bracket with 6ft pole with my weather station on top so about 20ft off the ground. two problems I can across and had to go up and sort out. 1) The join in the pole supplied will spin around and give false wind direction readings, I used the main control unit and clamped the join to fix this, 2) because the pole I used was so long and high up the whip of the pole was making the rain gauge think it was raining constantly so I moved the rain gauge down the pole close to the mounting bracket. Problems solved and now works a treat...
Does anybody know why my weather station has stopped working after two years, it simply will not transmit the data, both sets of batteries have been replaced and the connecting plugs checked. Until now it has been an excellent product.
Product has been significantly cost reduced from earlier versions. No longer has radio update to time facility and more importantly the memory has been changed to a volatile memory. This means that on replacement of the batteries all data is lost and prediction of weather is useless untill it builds up a new history. Very poor downgrade from earlier version.
This sounds first class, but it packed up on the second day.
weather station assembled easily, was installed in an open area of the garden, attached to pc via usb, installed easyweather software worked fine, but a bit basic. found 'cumulus' freeware online that is a bit more comprehensive, and a bit harder to set up, but allows me to publish to my website, and the met office (WOW) as well as underground, yoweather. cumulus forum has a desktop gadget that works too. i am now a weatherman.
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7 of 7 Questions
Tony Dearsley said:
is it possible to buy additional external temperature sensors for use in out houses, garage, green house?
Janet Farrell said:
I've just bought this station which is actually a Fine Offset WH1081. I have Apple Macs and find it works with WeatherSnoop which you can find in the App Store for £39.00. You need to use WS-1080/WS-2080 for the source on the Weather Agent page.
Hi, Does this product come with Mac software? Cheers, Rob
Is this unit's mast made of metal or plastic?
Iain McMiIllan said:
This may be helpful to you! Can the base unit can be run using a mains DC transformer. NO! But the base unit is powered from the USB computer link and then the batteries are used as backup supply for the base unit!
Martin Shepherd said:
Is the screen backlit?
PAUL OWEN said:
Can you tell me what software it runs for weather tracking of data on home pc
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|N96FY||Silver USB Wireless Touchscreen Weather Forecaster||(1+)||£99.99|
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