The Davis Vantage Pro 2 in the fruitweb edition consists of three components:
- ISS with anemometer, rain gauge, air temperature and humidity
- Leaf/temp station with leaf wetness sensors, dry temperature sensors and optional soil moisture sensors
- Console: records the data and transfers them to the Internet
As a rule, we deliver the station already pre-installed. This means that the various components only need to be attached to the iron rod. Information about the iron rod can be found here.
There should not be more than 150 m between the weather station and the console, which must be located directly next to the Internet connection. Ideal is if there is visual contact between both components.
The anemometer can either be mounted together with the rain gauge on the iron rod or independently. We recommend the latter. The ideal position is at the end of the pole, just above the treetop.
ISS with rain gauge
Fix at a height of approx. 1.3 - 1.5 m. The decisive factor is ultimately at what height the air temperature should be measured. The air temperature sensor is located in the white radiation protection housing of the ISS. The solar module should be oriented to the south if possible.
Below the ISS. Orientation of the solar panel towards the south if possible. If reception problems occur, the Leaf/Temp station can also be mounted above the ISS a. In this case, however, care must be taken to ensure that the transmitter unit does not create a rain shadow.
Leaf wet sensor
Fasten the bent up leaf wetness sensor at knee height, facing north, so that the sensor surface is horizontal. This sensor also detects dew. Mount the second leaf wetness sensor at a height of approx. 1.8 m, facing north. It can be fastened either with the bracket clips or with stable cable ties.
Dry temperature sensor
Various uses are possible for the dry temperature sensors. If soil moisture sensors are available, the temperature sensors can be buried in the soil with them and thus provide information about the soil temperature. It is important to ensure that the assignment of the soil moisture and temperature sensors is correct.
Alternatively, the temperature sensors can be used as wet and dry thermometers. For this purpose, a sensor must be fitted with a cotton stocking which is immersed in a water container.
Attaching the cable
To avoid cable tangle, only unroll as much cable as is needed. The rest can be fixed to the iron rod with cable ties. The same applies to the laid cables from the two transmitter units to the sensors.
Checking the transmission quality
With stations pre-installed by us, the console only needs to be connected to the power supply and the router. Information on checking the reception quality can be found here: Checking reception quality.