Which digital weather station to choose for home

Multifunctional modern instrument - digital weather station - designed to measure the main temperature indicators;if you can correctly choose this device, you will always be aware of the temperature, pressure, humidity and other environmental parameters. In this material, we will talk about what characteristics to pay attention to when choosing a digital weather station, as well as what type and manufacturer to give preference.


Contents:
  • Types of digital weather stations
  • Digital thermometer
  • Digital weather station
  • Tips for selecting digital weather stations
  • Temperature measurement and range of indicators
  • Moisture measurement and range of indicators
  • Atmospheric pressure measurement and range of indicators
  • Type of remote sensor: wire or wireless?
  • Maximum number of sensors and number of sensors included
  • Sensor reception range
  • Minimum signal transmission interval
  • Device power: off-line or off-line?
  • Information display method
  • Device overall dimensions and wire length
  • Useful functions of digital weather stations
  • Determination of wind speed and direction
  • Weather forecast
  • Display illumination
  • Setting of units
  • Image projection
  • Audible alarms
  • Remote control
  • USB connector
  • Wall mount
  • Additional features of
  • Manufacturers of digital weather stations

Types of digital weather stations

All presented onThe current market for digital devices that provide users with data on weather conditions can be divided into two main types:

  • thermometers;
  • weather station.
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Digital thermometer

The room digital thermometer is a small device with a liquid crystal display, which displays information about the temperature mode indoors and outside.


Advantages:

  • compact;
  • low cost.

Disadvantages:

  • inadequate functionality;
  • low informativeness.
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Digital weather station

Home digital weather stations are multifunctional devices that, in addition to temperature, also measure atmospheric pressure and humidity of the environment. Many devices of this type have many additional functions, for example, a radio receiver or a clock.

Advantages:

  • multifunctionality;
  • informative;
  • many additional features.

Disadvantages of

The disadvantage of such devices can only be called their high cost.

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Tips for choosing digital weather stations

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Temperature measurement and range of indicators

Digital weather stations can be able to measure the ambient temperature not only indoors, but also outside. For this purpose the device is equipped with a special remote sensor.

The temperature range in different models can vary from -50 to +70 degrees.

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Humidity measurement and range of indicators

Absolute humidity can be determined by most digital weather stations only indoors, it is displayed in percent. The range of moisture indicators varies in different models from 0 to 100%.The most expensive models also display information about humidity outside the premises.

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Atmospheric pressure measurement and range of indicators

Equipped with a built-in barometer, digital weather stations can also display atmospheric pressure. It is the same inside and outside the premises. Measured in hectopascals or in millimeters of mercury. The indices can vary from 195 to 1080 millimeters of mercury.

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Type of remote sensor: wired or wireless?

Digital sensors are equipped not only with internal, but also external( remote) sensors. Remote sensors, which are equipped with the most informative models of weather stations, can be either wired or wireless. Models with a wire sensor have a lower cost, but are inconvenient to use, since the length of the wire is limited. Models with a wireless sensor have much more advantages, including ease of installation and good communication quality. Wireless sensors operate from the batteries.

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The maximum number of sensors and the number of sensors in the

package. Typically, one sensor is included in the scope of delivery. If desired, the user can additionally purchase the required number of sensors. The maximum number of sensors( external wireless) is virtually unlimited. Using several sensors located in different parts of the apartment or house, you can get the most accurate information.

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Sensor reception range

The maximum radius of sensor signal reception can be from several tens to several hundred meters. Please note that these maximum values ​​are guaranteed reception at a distance in the absence of obstacles.

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Minimum signal transmission interval

The minimum frequency at which sensors request signals and transmit them to the base can be from 5 seconds to 5 minutes in different models. The more often the update, the more relevant will be the information displayed on the display. However, an extremely frequent update is usually not necessary in most cases, as a rule, an interval of several minutes is enough.

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Device power: off-line or off-line?

Home digital weather stations can operate autonomously or from a network. The most functional devices are able to work from both power sources. The more functions in the device, the more energy it consumes. With a large energy consumption, it is rational to connect the device to the network.

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Information display method

The information on the device display can be displayed only with numbers or digits in combination with graphic symbols. The second type of instrument is more informative.

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Overall dimensions and length of the

device The digital home weather stations have, as a rule, rather compact dimensions and low weight. When selecting, pay attention to the screen size - the bigger it is, the larger the notations are displayed, which greatly increases the comfort of using the device.

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Useful functions of digital weather stations

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Determination of wind speed and direction

The functions of determining the speed and direction of the wind make it possible to more accurately determine the weather conditions outside the premises. Only the most expensive weather stations are equipped with such functions.

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Weather Forecast

Only the most expensive weather stations are equipped with the weather forecast function. The weather station accumulates the received data and analyzes it, making the weather forecast for some time ahead( from several hours to days).To be able to "compile" the weather forecast, the device must have a function of storing temperature values.

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Display backlight

The backlight of the display ensures the comfort of using the device even in low light conditions. Some manufacturers produce models with the possibility of multi-color display lighting, which performs not only aesthetic function, but also practical. When it's sunny, the device's display glows yellow, rainy blue and cloudy green.

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Setting of

units In most digital weather stations, the user can select the units of measurement of the received data himself. For example, you can get information about the temperature regime on both the Fahrenheit scale and the Celsius scale.

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Image projection

Weather stations can project an image from a display onto any surface that is at a certain distance from them. This function simplifies the use of the device in the dark.

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Audible signals

In some weather stations, the occurrence of certain events may be accompanied by a sound signal, for example, sudden changes in weather conditions. The device can also report a malfunction during operation, or a low battery level.

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Remote control

Increases the usability of the device, allowing you to change some settings without the need for immediate approach to the device.

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USB connector

The presence of such a connector can be useful to you in the event that you plan to transfer data from the memory of a weather station to the computer's memory.

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Wall mount

Most of the models on the modern market only provide installation on the table. Some of them can also be attached to the walls, which makes them more ergonomic.

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Additional features of

For the convenience of users, manufacturers equip home digital weather stations with additional features, among them:

  • Clock. The display shows the current time.
  • Calendar. The screen displays the current day of the week, month and year.
  • Alarm clock. A configurable alarm that emits a signal at a user-defined time.
  • Built-in radio. The presence of a built-in radio with speakers, working in the FM-band. Such models of weather stations, as a rule, are additionally equipped with telescopic antennas.
  • The Lunar Calendar. The screen shows the current phase of the moon, as well as the strength of tides and tides.
  • Astrological calendar. The screen displays the zodiacal celestial bodies in the form of symbols.
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Manufacturers of digital weather stations

Specialists recommend that home digital weather stations from such manufacturers:

  • Assistant;
  • Moller;
  • TFA;
  • EA2;
  • RST.

Correctly selected home digital weather station will give you the opportunity to always choose your wardrobe and plan your day in accordance with weather conditions.

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