Traditionally, weather stations could only be found at national sites or on the television. Thanks to technology, you can now buy and install your home weather station, to view and foretell the weather situation on your own, at your doorsteps. Your kid can develop his/her career in meteorology and learn the basics indoors. That’s not all; many people are currently investing in weather stations to get firsthand information about climate changes. Your area may also fail to be covered by national forecast or defer with the predictions for the county due to varying geographical structure. That’s why you need a cabled home weather station.
Cabled weather stations, also known as wired weather stations, use electric cables to transfer data from weather sensors of the station to the indoor console where you get the readings to your computer. This station is cheaper compared to a wireless weather station and provides a direct connection, which is more reliable compared to remote signals. But they are less flexible and require more skills in installation compared to wireless stations.
The primary necessity for the installation of wired stations is the cable attachment directly from the indoor console to the weather sensors. The physical place to install these items will depend on the length of electric cable present, which is a primary issue, mostly for professional cabled weather station installation. The manual should be properly understood to know the right necessities essential for correct sensor placement. The indoor console should be located in a good position for proper connection to the weather sensor, and the place should also be convenient for you. If the cable provided by the manufacturer is short, and you plan to use an extension, make sure to read the instructions not to weaken the performance or degrade the machine with the extended electric cable.
When connecting the sensors, the cable must pass through the wall or selected position to get inside the house. Make sure not to damage the cable or any other cables passing through the same place. Connect with care observing the rules of current, negative, and positive potholes, and then apply a sealant to connected cables ends for waterproofing. The wires should be fixed neatly using cable tights or pins to the wall, other items they will pass over, or in contact. You should bury all the wires passing on the ground to prevent the chances of animal damage, tripping hazards, and children’s interference.
Your wired weather station can be placed on the rooftop or the ground. When placing the station above the houses or other items, you should remember it can become a home for the birds, and some things can fall if not well installed due to heavy winds, and it can also become a target of lightning.
The lightning strike is a great danger when it comes to wired stations. Exposed rooftop sensors that are cabled directly inside the house can attract large currents of the lightning and transfer them directly to your home. Sensors installed on poles must be mounted correctly, and lightning arrestors installed through wire systems to reduce the chances of a strike.