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Davis Instruments 6162 Vantage Pro2 Plus Wireless Weather Station; UV/Solar

Davis Instruments  |   Mfr# 6162  |   Item# DO-86403-13

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  • Versatile wireless weather station complete with rain collector, temperature/humidity sensors and anemometer

Available for sale in the United States and Canada only.

What's Included:
console, integrated sensor suite, and mounting hardware.
Product Type Davis Vantage Pro2
Barometric pressure range 26 to 32 in Hg ( 880 to 1080 mbar)
Barometric pressure accuracy ±0.03 in Hg (1.0 mbar)
Dew point range -105 to 130°F (-76 to 54°C)
Temp accuracy (inside) 1°F (0.5°C)
Temp accuracy (outside) 1°F (0.5°C)
Temp range (inside) 32 to 140°F (0 to 60°C)
Temp range (outside) -40 to 150 °F (-40 to 65°C)
RH range (inside) 10 to 90%
RH range (outside) 0 to 100%
RH accuracy (inside) ±5%
RH accuracy (outside) ±3%
Dew point accuracy ±3°F (1.5°C)
Wind speed range 2 to 150 mph; 2 to 130 knots; 1 to 67 m/s; 3 to 241 km/hr
Wind speed accuracy ±5%
Wind direction range 0 to 360°
Wind direction accuracy ±3°F (1.5°C)
Solar radiation range 0 to 1800 W/m2
Solar radiation accuracy 0.05
Rain fall range 0 to 99.99 in
Rain fall accuracy ±4%
Time range 24 hours (12 or 24 hour format)
Time accuracy 8 sec/month
Display LCD
Dimensions Display console: 9.5 in W x 6 in H x 1.5 in D
Sensor assembly: 8.25 in W x 7.25 in H x 7.75 in D
Power 110 VAC
UV radiation range 0 to 16
Brand Davis Instruments
Wind chill range -110 to 130°F (-79 to 54°C)
Qty/ea 1
Wind chill accuracy ±2°F (1°C)
Model 6162
Manufacturer number 6162





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  • Q:

    I know we have a hot summer but not 158 f I re powered and now it's -90f
    Asked on 7/21/2016 by mike from port isabel Tx 78578

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      There maybe a few reasons why your weather station is malfunctioning. Please contact our Applications Department for further assistance.

      Answered on 8/3/2016 by Dan C from Technical Support
  • Q:

    I'm relocating my Vantage Pro 2 from a post on the ground to my roof because my trees have grown up around it and now block sun and probably make rain measurements inaccurate. I'd like to keep the temperature/humidity sensor near the ground. Is it possible to use an extension cable on the temp/humidity sensor instead of buying the remote temp/humidity setup?
    Asked on 7/17/2016 by Dave from Plano, Tx

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      You can use a cable. The length of the cable we sell is 25 ft. The item number is 00264PE.

      Answered on 8/30/2016 by Dan C from Technical Support
  • Q:

    Do you have any information on what you are actually measuring with your solar sensors? Is see one is up to 1800W/m2, but is this GHI? What exactly is the measurement. Same for UV.

    Second, do you have an app note on how to convert that to dose against a vertical or horizontal plane at a certain latitude, etc. ?
    Asked on 3/29/2016 by Paul from Hayward, CA, United States

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      The solar sensors are measuring the amount of UV

      Answered on 3/29/2016 by Anthony from Technical Support
  • Q:

    i have a 6162 vantage pro 2 wielrss uv/solar it worked with out any issues for about 3 years. the cr 123 battery went bad i thought so i changed it and the temp and rain amounts started working again. a week later the battery has failed again or the rain and wind info will not show up? is there a possible issue with unit or just a bad battery from store?
    Asked on 3/15/2016 by jeff from texas

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      If you are beginning to go through batteries quickly on your unit, that will typically signify a damaged transmitter. That can be replaced with part number 30003-52.

      Answered on 3/16/2016 by Rishi from Technical Support
  • Q:

    I have a current unit setup at a test track site. Working fine. I need to have the unit calibrated every year. what do you recommend? How long upon receipt of unit at your facility can I expect to get it back with unit calibration certificates. Do you have loaner while mine is calibrated? Rick.
    Asked on 11/30/2015 by Rick from Laredo, Texas

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      We can calibrate the weather station using service sku 17100-01. We do not have a loaner unit to offer at this time, and lead time on the calibration can vary based on demand.

      Answered on 12/1/2015 by Danielle from Technical Support
  • Q:

    How can i download or transfer Data from the weather station to the computer?
    Asked on 11/18/2015 by Gael from DRC

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      Software can be purchased for data transfer.

      Answered on 11/18/2015 by Dan from Technical Support
  • Q:

    What is diameter of the mounting hole? What size pipe is required for mounting?
    Asked on 5/28/2015 by Don from Bethlehem, Pa.

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      The tripod pole and extension pole diameter is 1 5/8". Extension poles (34542-75) can be used with the tripod.

      Answered on 5/28/2015 by Dan from Technical Support
  • Q:

    I bought the wireless product 10 years ago and it is still working great. I unplugged my console from the transformer power source to move it into another room and I can't get it to reconnect. Can you please tell me what I need to do to, to get the console talking to the station again?

    Thank you
    Asked on 11/27/2014 by Edster from Albuquerque NM 87120

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      Obstructions, particularly metallic ones, often cut down your station’s reception distance. The console’s reception status displays at the lower right corner of the screen.
      • An “X” flashes for every data packet received by the console.
      • An “R” displays when the console is trying to re-establish a lost connection.
      The console tries for 10 minutes to re-establish a connection before going
      into L Mode.When no data packets have been received for 10 minutes, the
      console dashes-out any missing sensor readings.
      • An “L” displays when the signal is lost. The console stays in this mode for 15
      minutes until returned to “R” mode. Enter and exit Setup Mode to force the
      console into “R” mode, making the console manually exit “L” mode.

      Answered on 12/1/2014 by Danielle from Technical Support
  • Q:

    Does the rain gauge need protection from freezing precipitation?
    Asked on 2/14/2014 by stargazer from Holden, MO

    2 answers

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      It should not need any special protection from freezing precipitation.

      Answered on 2/14/2014 by Anthony from Technical Support
    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      It should not need any special protection from freezing precipitation.

      Answered on 2/14/2014 by Anthony from Technical Support
  • Q:

    How do you install batteries in davis vantage pro2
    Asked on 9/28/2013 by marty from ca

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      If the unit is displaying 'battery low' or 'battery failure' for Station 1, this means the external battery needs to be replaced.
      The part number for the lithium battery in the external unit is 34542-91.
      Installing Batteries
      1. Remove the battery cover located on the back of the console by pressing
      down on the two latches at the top of the cover.
      2. Insert three C batteries into the battery channel, negative (or flat) terminal
      first.
      3. Replace the battery cover.

      Answered on 9/30/2013 by Jen from Technical Support
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Davis Instruments 6162 Plus Wireless Weather Station; UV/Solar
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Lots of features (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Forecasting (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works great

By Ray

from Eugene, Oregon

About Me Casual User

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to Install
  • Easy to Use
  • Lots of Features
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Not waterproof

Best Uses

  • Forecasting

Comments about Davis Instruments 6162 Plus Wireless Weather Station; UV/Solar:

Very poor method to seal wires that enter the SIM box. The foam insert provided shows daylight where the wires enter the box. Water and bugs can enter. A better method to seal the box is to use rope caulk from your local hardware store. The rope caulking will not harden or dry out and can be removed if needed
My old Vantage pro had yellow jackets nest in the radiation shield. They would also end up in the tipping bucket of the rain gauge stopping the rain gage from working. You need to design a shield with a screen to keep yellow jackets, spiders and other large bugs from entering. The screen needs to have a large enough openings to allow air to enter the sensor area but keep large bugs out.
I have tried to take apart the old vantage pro and found it to be very difficult to take apart and disturbed the settings of all the rest of the unit (rain gage leveling of unit. Now that I have UV and Solar radiation sensors it will add to the complication of removing and leveling of the sensors to clean the radiation shield. It will take at least 4 hours to clean the bugs out. This will have to be done at least 3 times a year and you can't predict when the bugs will enter. It could be a day or week later

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Limitations with Frozen Precipitation

By Dave

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Casual User

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Inaccurate
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Davis Instruments 6162 Plus Wireless Weather Station; UV/Solar:

      May give inaccurate readings with frozen precipitation followed by freezing and thawing temperatures. Icicle formation can impede operation of tipping bucket. Winter temperature and precipitation regimes should be considered.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Something to Think About.

      By Weather Man

      from Washington DC

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Lots of Features

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Forecasting

      Comments about Davis Instruments 6162 Plus Wireless Weather Station; UV/Solar:

      I owned the Vantage Pro for nearly 8 years, until the transmitter board died and no replacements were available. I purchased a new Vantage Pro 2 from the company (excellent customer service/phone order), and set it up. (A little difficult to hook up the anemometer cable through the small hole in the RSS -- be patient.) The thing tested fine pre-installation but went belly up within 24 hours -- erroneous readings from rain gauge and then (when deinstalled an placed indoors) wildly erroneous 'outdoor' readings, suggesting that multiple sensors had soiled the bed. The company was great, though, and shipped another one (though I had to pay up front for the replacement and am waiting for my credit card refund for the return) -- again, great customer service, but a real inconvenience and so forth. I would just make sure that the readings you are getting are accurate based on local weather data.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Generally pleased

      By Tim

      from Monument, Colorado

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Easy to Use
      • Lots of Features

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Inaccurate

      Best Uses

      • Forecasting
      • Outdoor
      • Travel

      Comments about Davis Instruments 6162 Plus Wireless Weather Station; UV/Solar:

      I live at 7400 Ft. Even with repeated Calibrating of both consoles they are poor for barometric pressure accuracy. I have a number of good sources of local pressure and all agree except the Pro2 consoles , and they greatly disagree.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Compact Well Made Weatherstation

      By SnocoJim

      from Mountlake Terrace, WA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Well Calibrated
      • Works Properly

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Davis Instruments 6162 Plus Wireless Weather Station; UV/Solar:

          This is my third weatherstation for my home in over 20 years. My previous weatherstations were also made by Davis Instruments as I just replaced my Davis Weather Monitor II station on Dec 18, 2009 with the Davis 6162 Wireless Vantage Pro2 Plus. I have been very happy with all the Davis weatherstations I have previously owned. I would recommend the Davis 6162 Wireless Vantage Pro2 Plus to anybody who is interested in a quality home weatherstation.

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