PC Connect Weather Stations
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Access Weather Sensor Data on a PC
PC Connect is a new way to access your weather data. AcuRite weather stations with PC Connect include a 5-in-1 weather sensor that measures:
3) Wind speed
4) Wind direction
and 5) Rainfall
The 5-in-1 sensor wirelessly delivers the measurements it collects to your PC in a data file, and enables you to stream your data online. PC Connect weather stations can operate in several different modes, ranging from a standard weather station with no PC connection to a weather station that streams data to online weather station software, like Weather Underground or AcuRite's complimentary AcuLink software.
How it Works
PC Connect weather stations come with a display that connects to your computer through an ethernet cable and a weather sensor. To use PC Connect, the sensor should be positioned in the location where you'd like measurements to be taken and monitored. The sensor wirelessly transmits it's data to the weather station's display. The display plugs directly into a PC through a USB connection. Then, the data can then be accessed and utilized on a PC in one of three ways:
1) Download data to the PC in a data file (CSV, or comma-separated values, record). Measurements are recorded at 12 minute intervals (example pictured above).
2) View data on your PC's screen as a weather widget.
3) Stream the data to online software, like AcuLink, for access from a web browser or mobile device*. Measurements are sent every 18 seconds.
*Requires the display to be connected to an always-on computer with an always-on internet connection.
The AcuLink software allows you to monitor your sensor's data and weather forecast remotely from a web browser by visiting http://www.aculink.com, or from a mobile device by downloading the free AcuLink app from the iPhone App Store or Android Market.
Sample Data File
Specifications & System Requirements
PC Connect Specifications
|PC Connect System Requirements||Windows Vista / XP SP2 or higher; Intel Dual-Core 1.6 GHz or higher, 1 GB RAM, Available USB port
|Data Reporting||CSV Data Logging: 12 minute updates
PC Connect to AcuRite Software and App: 18 second updates
5-in-1 Weather Sensor Specifications
|Temperature Range||-40 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit; -40 to 70 degrees Celsius|
|Temperature Accuracy||+/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit
||1% to 99% Relative Humidity
|Humidity Accuracy||+/- 5% from 0% to 10% Relative Humidity
+/- 4% from 10% to 20% Relative Humidity
+/- 3% from 20% to 80% Relative Humidity
+/- 4% from 80% to 90% Relative Humidity
+/- 5% from 90% to 100% Relative Humidity
|Wind Speed||0 to 99 mph; 0 to 159 kph
|Wind Speed Accuracy||+/-2 mph below 10 mph
+/- 3 mph from 10 to 30 mph
+/- 4 mph from 30 to 50 mph
+/- 5 mph from 50 to 99 mph
|Wind Direction Indicators
|| 16 points
|Rainfall Capacity||0 to 99.99 inches; 0 to 99.99 millimeters
|Rain Gauge Accuracy||+/- 0.05" per inch of rainfall|
|Wireless Range||330 feet / 100 meters depending on home construction materials
|Wireless Signal||433 MHz
|Power||4 AA alkaline or lithium* batteries
*Lithium batteries recommended for temperatures below -4 degrees Fahrenheit / -20 degrees Celsius
|Data Reporting||Wind Speed: 18 second updates
Wind Direction, Temperature and Humidity: 36 second updates
|Dimensions||10.8" Height x 5.6" Width x 13.8" Depth|