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Wireless signal is intermittent or not working

Simply moving your display console (or receiver) to a different location may easily fix the communication issue. We recommend the following best practices for trouble free wireless communication. Fresh Batteries. If applicable, make sure there are fresh batteries in both the console and remote. Remember…

Testing the accuracy of a hygrometer - saturated salt test

The saturated salt solution test is an easy method for testing the accuracy of your humidity sensor. Most electronic sensors are accurate from +/- 3 to 5% humidity, and some weather stations or weather centers can be calibrated from the display console by applying a…

How can I test the accuracy of my hygrometer (humidity Calibration)?

Place the sensor inside next to the indoor console sensor. Wait about 24 hours for stabilization. The sensors should agree within the accuracy specifications. Most digital capacitive hygrometer sensors are accurate within +/- 5%. Thus, the sensors should agree within 10% when considering full tolerance…

How long will a weather station last?

A weather station’s life is greatly impacted by the environment. In general, a user can expect a 1 to 10 year life before replacing the sensor array. Salt Air. Salt air and salt spray is the most difficult environment for weather stations. They corrode bearing…

Weather Station Grounding.

Because lightning is so unpredictable, we cannot make important decisions about your individual installation. If you are installing the weather station on your roof or structure, consult a licensed electrician that specializes in lightning for advice. Because weather stations are not hardened against EMP damage…

Sensor array not communicating with the display console, WS-2090, WS-2095, WS-5300, WS-5305 Series

If the sensor array is not communicating to the console: Replace the batteries. We recommend Lithium Energizer Ultimate batteries. Please reference: https://ambientweather.net/help/why-are-lithium-ultimate-batteries-recommended-and-not-alkaline-or-rechargeable-batteries/ The LED on the bottom of the unit should light up after replacing the batteries, and then flash once per minute. If the…

Can the Weather Station Measure Snow?

Most weather stations use self-emptying rain gauges, which do not count snow and will not operate when frozen. It requires the snow melt before the precipitation is “counted”.

Transmitter Light Stays On All Of The Time

Remove the batteries and replace with non-rechargeable Energizer Lithium batteries. We have a discussion here:https://ambientweather.net/help/my-rechargeable-batteries-no-longer-work-which-batteries-are-recommended-for-my-weather-station/ Clean any corrosion around and on the battery terminals. If the problem persists, the sensor array must be replaced. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please…

Temperature error is excessive, WS-2090, WS-2095, WS-5300, WS-5305 Series

Replace the batteries. We recommend Lithium Energizer Ultimate batteries. Please reference:https://ambientweather.net/help/why-are-lithium-ultimate-batteries-recommended-and-not-alkaline-or-rechargeable-batteries/ We have a one year warranty. To replace the sensor array under warranty, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html If out of warranty, the sensor array can be replaced here: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws5300array.html

Outdoor Temperature Is Drifting, WS-5300 Series.

Replace the batteries. We recommend the following batteries: https://ambientweather.net/help/my-rechargeable-batteries-no-longer-work-which-batteries-are-recommended-for-my-weather-station/ Clean any corrosion around and on the battery terminals. If the problem persists, the sensor array must be replaced. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.AmbienetWeather.com/rma.html If out of warranty, a…

Console is missing segments, WS-5300 Series.

If the console is missing segments: Replace the batteries. If the problem persists, the console may need replacing. We have a one year warranty. To replace in warranty, visit: www.AmbientWeather.com If out of warranty, a replacement console is available here: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws5300c.html

Temperature Reads too low at night.

Temperature can read too low (or inaccurate) at night when placed close to a radiant heat source, like a house, building or structure.  It can also read lower then other stations in your area due to irrigation or sprinklers. Place the sensor inside next to…

Outdoor temperature inaccurate, WS-5300 Series.

If the temperature sensor is well without the accuracy range, the sensor array must be replaced. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html Out of warranty replacement sensor array is available here: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws5300array.html

Wind Speed Reads 0.0 even when the wind cups are spinning.

If the wind speed reads 0.0 even when the cups are spinning, the sensor array will need replacing. We have a one year warranty. For details, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html For out of warranty replacement, visit: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws5300array.html The sensor array also works with the Model WS-2080….

Outdoor Temperature Is Inaccurate Or Drifting, WS-5300, WS-2090 Series

Replace the batteries. We recommend the following batteries: https://ambientweather.net/help/my-rechargeable-batteries-no-longer-work-which-batteries-are-recommended-for-my-weather-station/ Clean any corrosion around and on the battery terminals. If the problem persists, the sensor array must be replaced. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.AmbienetWeather.com/rma.html If out of warranty, a…