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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from Eugene, Oregon
About Me Casual User
Comments about Davis Instruments Vantage Pro2<tm> Plus, Wireless Weather Station with UV and solar radiation sensors.:
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 neededMy 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
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Limitations with Frozen Precipitation
from Raleigh, NC
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.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Something to Think About.
By Weather Man
from Washington DC
About Me Enthusiast
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.
from Monument, Colorado
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.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Great Compact Well Made Weatherstation
from Mountlake Terrace, WA
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.