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WeatherFile Connection Unit

WeatherFile Connection Unit

Product code: WFCONNECTIONUNIT

£ inc. VAT ex VAT)

The WeatherFile.com connection unit provides the means of connecting weather sensors to your local network or internet via Wi-Fi. The data can then be accessed by any pc, tablet or smart phone connected to your network or the internet.

Data is viewable at WeatherFile.com and/or on your web site. The WeatherFile.com connection unit has a SD card for long term storage of data and data backup when internet access is not available. If a local network is not available, then our GSM option can be used to connect to the internet.


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Overview

• Wireless network connection of wind and weather sensors to the internet.
• Display of weather data on any PC, tablet or smart phone connected to the internet.
• Logging of wind and weather data.
• Compatible with WindSonic, MaxiMet & MetPak sensors.
• Rugged IP67 enclosure.
• Connectors for ease of installation.

 

The WeatherFile.com connection unit provides the means of connecting weather sensors to your local network or internet via Wi-Fi. The data can then be accessed by any pc, tablet or smart phone connected to your network or the internet. Data is viewable at WeatherFile.com and/or on your web site. The WeatherFile.com connection unit has a SD card for long term storage of data and data backup when internet access is not available. If a local network is not available, then our GSM option can be used to connect to the internet.

The WeatherFile.com connection unit's electronics are contained in a tough weather proof (IP67) enclosure with high quality connectors for ease of installation.

Once the system is installed and connected to the internet data is sent to our WeatherFile server for storage and processing. It can then be assessed at WeatherFile.com in real time just using a web browser.

If your requirements mean you need to keep your data private or the data is not applicable to the rest of the world who, for example would not be interested in the air flow thorough your greenhouse, a log in to your private area on the weatherfile.com site can be provided.

Often wind and weather monitoring is an important health and safety consideration and the team at R-P-R Ltd and WeatherFile.com are dedicated to providing the best professional solution for your application. Please do contact us if you require additional information.

 

Applications

Weather, wind speed and wind direction data collection for:
• Weather monitoring and warning
• Wind farm surveying and operations
• Construction industry, including crane operations
• Education and research projects
• Aviation operations
• Health and safety
• Sports and outdoor activities
• Agriculture and Horticulture
• Roads, bridges and tunnels
• Marine and offshore

Physical  
Enclosure dimensions including flanges but excluding connectors 91mm x 161mm x 38mm
Mounting holes 4 off 5 mm dia. 140.8mm x 50.75 mm
Mounting key holes 2 off 8.5 mm dia. 4.6 mm slot, 140.8 spacing
Flange thickness 6.5 mm
Enclosure material Polycarbonate RAL-7035 UL94
Dimensions of Connectors not including cap or mating cable connector 60 mm x 16 mm dia.
Weight 0.24kg
Sensor Input  
Sensor type Gill Instruments' WindSonic, WindObserver and WindMaster ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors. MetPak, MetPak RG and MetPak Pro weather stations, MaxiMet sensors, NMEA compatible wind sensors with RS232 output. Please contact RPR Ltd if you wish to use other sensors.
Transmission standard RS232 compatible, 8 bits and no parity
Sensor output format Continuous mode: ASCII UV (or UVW), Polar or Tunnel from all sensors
Default Transmission speed 9600 Baud
Wireless/network Connectivity  
Wireless module Wi-Fi Certified 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11b/g 802.11i Security WPA2-PSK, WPA, WEP
Aerial Internal aerial, circuit board mounted
Data Storage  
Data storage card Removable SDHC card
Data capacity 8 GB (standard) or as per memory card capacity
File system FAT16 or FAT32 with 8.3 file names
Sector size 512 Bytes
Remote Cloud Storage Data stored on the weatherfile.com server
Audible / Visual Indicators  
LED indicators SD card status
Data input status
Wireless connection status
Status alert
Audio bleeper Status alert
Real Time Clock  
Accuracy ±40 ppm at 25°C
Synchronisation SNTP - Simple Network Time Protocol
GPS
Using PC program or SD card
Power  
Power requirement 5V DC ± 10%
Current at 5 VDC 200 mA typical
Environmental  
Temperature range Operating: -25°C to +70°C [or dependent on card conditions]
Storage: -40°C to +70°C
Enclosure protection IP67

Notes

internet connection required
GPS sensor required

The manufacturer reserves the right to amend the specification and therefore the information in this document may be subject to change.

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