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How to Add a Remote Station to Your Davis System

How to Add a Remote Station to Your Davis System

Part of what makes the Vantage Vue and Vantage Pro2 sensor suites are that all the sensors you need are in one place. The sensors for temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, rain, and optionally UV and/or solar radiation, are all in one compact suite of sensors.

The especially compact design of the Vantage Vue gives it a sleek look with a smaller “footprint” in your garden or on your roof. The Vantage Pro2 has an extra advantage of allowing you to install the anemometer up to 40 feet from the rest of the sensors by using the included anemometer cable. This means you can site your wind sensors at 30 feet and your temperature/humidity and rain at 6 feet, which conforms to NOAA’s siting standards

But sometimes, you want an extra “specialty” station elsewhere. For example, let’s say you want to install a water temperature probe in the pool, or a humidity sensor in the cellar, a second anemometer in the garden, or a soil moisture sensor in the garden.

The best way to do this is using a WeatherLink Live because you can have up to 8 transmitting stations, whether they are Vantage Pro2 or Vantage Vue sensor suites or any Sensor Transmitters, in any combination. Adding a specialty station to your weather system is easy and the additional data will mesh seamlessly with your weather station data on WeatherLink.com.

Here are some example set-ups and what you need for each.

Remote Wind Station

If you would like to site your Vantage Pro2 anemometer more than 40 feet from the rest of the sensor suite, you can install the anemometer that came with your station in a Solar-Powered Sensor Transmitter.  You can mount the Sensor Transmitter anywhere within transmission range of your console.

What you need:

Second Wind Station

If you want a second (or more) wind station, in addition to the anemometer on your sensor suite, you will need a WeatherLink Live because your Vantage Pro2 or Vantage Vue console can only “listen” to one anemometer. Mount an anemometer in a Solar-Powered Sensor Transmitter within transmission range of your WeatherLink Live.

What you need:


Indoor Temperature/Humidity Station

Mount an indoor humidity sensor in an AC-Powered Sensor Transmitter wherever you might need temperature or humidity data and within transmission range of your WeatherLink Live: in the cellar or garage, in the nursery, in the attic, or in the greenhouse. (Note: Your Vantage Pro2 console can also receive data from this remote station as well as a WeatherLink Live.)

What you need:


Pool Temperature Station

Mount a temperature probe in a Solar Powered Sensor Transmitter near the pool, but within range of  your WeatherLink Live or Vantage Pro2/Vantage Vue console.

What you need:


Leaf and Soil Moisture/Temperature Station

If you grow anything, you know how important it is to know if you are watering enough or too much. You can connect a Leaf Wetness/Soil Moisture station to your Vantage Pro2 console or to your WeatherLink Live to know just how well your garden irrigation system is working.  We have two versions of the Leaf Wetness and Soil/Moisture Station: one, 6345CS comes with sensors; while the other 6345 allows you to choose which sensors you want.

What you need:


Remote UV Radiation Station

Install a UV Radiation Sensor in a Solar-powered Sensor Transmitter outside your outdoor business, venue, school, pool, or home to know exactly how much UV exposure customers, workers, students, children at play, or swimmers are exposed to. It can report either to your Vantage Pro2 or Vantage Vue console or to a WeatherLink Live.

What you need:


Outdoor Remote Temp/Hum Station

Put a remote temperature and humidity sensor anywhere you need additional it, such as in the garden, or in the crawlspace under the house. (Note: Your Vantage Pro2 console can also receive data from this remote station as well as a WeatherLink Live.)

What you need:



When it comes to weather data, more is better. That's why Davis gives you the flexibility to design a custom weather system for your specific needs and interests.

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