Maplin Wireless Desktop Weather Station with Barometer

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About this product


  • Wireless weather station allows you to check indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity and air pressure
  • Records a temperature range of 0°C - 50°C indoors and -25°C - 70°C outdoors so you can dress appropriately for the weather
  • Wireless transmission range of up to 30m in a clear line of sight

Product overview

• Wireless weather station allows you to check indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity and air pressure
• Records a temperature range of 0°C - 50°C indoors and -25°C - 70°C outdoors so you can dress appropriately for the weather
• Wireless transmission range of up to 30m in a clear line of sight
• Requires three AA batteries for the base station and two AAA for the wireless sensor

How does this weather station work?
The sensor included with this weather station allows you to wirelessly transmit the data collected up to 30m to your base unit. The sensors and the base unit are battery powered, giving you a portable unit you can carry around the house with you.

What data can I view with this weather station?
With this weather station you are able to view the indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity as well as the indoor air pressure. The display will also show you the last 12 hours of barometric pressure and give you a trend indication.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from great product Works great and looks great. Can't really read it without the backlight but it lights up when you touch it or clap your hands . The sound activation feature is not mentioned for some reason but all works well. Would like to get another outdoor sensor for it as it can have up to 3 at same time but can't find them for sale.
Date published: 2014-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great deal The weather station works very well and at Ј20 is great value. It also comes with a mains adaptor for the inside unit. This is because the screen has a sound activated function to save batteries. This function can be overridden using a switch on the back when on battery power but I am unsure how long the batteries would last while doing this. The wireless unit has a great range being 433mHz. I have only one complaint and that is the poor viewing angle of the LCD display as you have to be looking down on it to see it clearly.
Date published: 2014-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Weather station Good value for money - ideal for youngsters. Only one problem with mine: freezing point sensor doesn't operate (at 0degC anyway). Not essential I suppose, but the symbols are there, & so should work as per the (poorly worded) instructions.
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Many good features; poor instructions A good, smart, basic weather station which seems to work well. Setting up was straightforward despite the awful instructions which are badly written, confusing and incomplete. They don't follow a logical sequence, and there is no mention, for example, of how to turn on the background light by sound (eg, by clapping) under the heading 'Sound-controlled backlight'! Also, the alternative DC supply for the main unit (saving three AA batteries) is hardly mentioned. Although fairly obvious, there are no instructions for inserting the batteries. The compartment in the remote sensor is secured by no less than four tiny screws, but it is not waterproof. However, it is very good value.
Date published: 2015-12-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fine at the Beginning but Pretty Much Useless Now When I bought the weather station some months ago I was pleased with it, my only negative thought being that I would have much preferred to be able to reset the maximum and minimum readings at times of my choice, rather than them being reset automatically and unavoidably at noon each day. However, I am now much less impressed, because two faults have arisen: 1. The backlight has become progressively dimmer, to the extent where the display is almost unreadable. The unit is connected to the mains electricity supply, changing the batteries has had no effect (and the old batteries were fully charged anyway), and there seems to be no way of increasing the screen's brightness. 2. Today, the unit suddenly switched from degrees centigrade to degrees fahrenheit and I can find no way of switching it back. The instructions are, quite frankly, gibberish in this respect.
Date published: 2017-07-09
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Indoor data
Temperature range 0°C - 50°C
Humidity range 20% - 95%
Air pressure range 919 hPa - 1080 hPa
Outdoor data
Temperature range -20°C - 70°C
Humidity range 20% - 95%
Units measured
Temperature units measured °C or °F
Air pressure units measured hPA
Base station 3 x AA batteries
Sensors 2 x AAA batteries
Colour Black
Transmission distance Up to 30m
Transmission frequency 433 MHz
Dimensions Base Unit - 160 mm x 170 mm x 28 mm

can I get a replacement start & setup manual

Asked by: don28
The previously posted link to the user manual still works. I have copied it below for your convenience.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-08-17

Is the unit and sensor waterproof?

Asked by: PaulS
To add a bit of detail to this, the outdoor /remote sensor is not built to withstand being exposed to the elements. It doesn't not have a rubber gasket and the screws will go rusty if they are allowed to get thoroughly wet. Mine has been left somewhat sheltered under a porch roof (it can get somewhat wet and sun exposed) and it seems to be doing okay.
Answered by: Garreth
Date published: 2017-03-19

Sensor reads LL.L for degrees and -- for %. Put in new batteries and still no change. What is the problem? Monitor OK.

Asked by: Henkg
Henkg, I have this weatherstation. From my experience of it, that readout indicates lower limit. I assume this is on/from the wireless sensor. If you have it in the sun for example, the humidity reading might read this. If it is constantly reading this and the sensor is not in an extreme environment (direct sun, or in the freezer say) then the unit may be faulty. Hope this helps
Answered by: Garreth
Date published: 2017-03-19

Can you tell me where I can download a user manual please?

Asked by: Matt
This is available from the link below.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-02-04

does it use the atomic clock

Asked by: process
This is a user programmed device, it is not fed by the MSF time signal.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-08-23

I have model so1qx which keeps resetting its self any advice please

Asked by: brian
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9757 or email
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-01-27

I set this up a few days ago and the weather symbol hasn't moved off sunny for 2 days and the the barometer setting doesn't seem to move either. Whilst there are buttons for setting the pressure I guess this is meant to be automatic?

Asked by: Ian Wright
This could require a reset to be done if the settings do not change . It could have a fault and needs exchanging.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-01-15

The remote sensor has become water damaged and no longer functions. Can I buy a replacement?

Asked by: Rich67
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-01-08
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