*Product Out of stock - See Aercus Instruments WS3085 for the updated model*
The WS3083 is extremely easy to set-up and measures a comprehensive array of weather information. Its backlit console displays a full range of weather variables and customisable alarms allow alerts for all weather conditions.
The WS3083 has a transmission range of up to 100m (line of sight) back to the main unit which displays temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind, rainfall, dew point, windchill, date/time, short range forecast, UV Index and Light levels.
The main unit stores up to three month's worth of data with easy viewing of historic records and connects to PC via USB for downloading, charting and uploading to websites for displaying live local weather conditions (PC software download included, requires additional third-party software to download your data to a Mac).
Can be connected to Weather Underground - become part of the global weather community and view the weather from your WS3083 from anywhere in the world using a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android phone.
Installation kit included.
Posted by John on 29th Jun 2019
This was purchased to replace an old Maplin N96GY Station that failed.
Very easy to set up as it is so similar to the old one however, the solar wiring seemed to be 180 degrees out when trying to mount the solar panel to the transmitter assembly. Got there in the end but wasn't as easy as perhaps it should have been.
Useful detailed instructions with the weather station and Greenfrog.
All works fine and no problem connecting to commuter operating Windows 10.
Posted by Frank Carroll on 24th Mar 2019
I purchased this station to replace an old Maplin N96GY Station I have had for over 5 years and has now come to the end of its life.
The reason I chose the WS3083 is because is it pretty similar to the old Maplin one I had. The base station even connected to the external sensor of my old station when I first powered it up. After doing some research I found it would fit in seamlessly with my Raspberry Pi\Weewx setup without too many changes to the config - which I can confirm it does, everything is up and working as if nothing has changed, which is what I wanted. Apart from that this new station comes with a Solar Cell UV and Light level indicator.
The flaw with this station is that the UV\Light level sensor in mounted on top of the external temperature sensor. The external temperature sensor needs to be kept out of direct sunlight to give accurate readings whereas the UV\Light level sensor needs to be kept in the sun. So you have a choice, you can either have accurate temperature readings or accurate UV\Light readings, but not both. With the wind\rain sensors there is plenty of cable supplied to allow them to be located away from the temperature sensor, the fact they did not supply the same amount of cable for the UV\Light sensor is a real shame.
Apart from that it’s a pretty good station and certainly value for money.
Posted by Unknown on 8th Feb 2018
Good value - easy to set up
North point on wind direction indicator a bit difficult to find/see
Posted by Larneyin on 30th Oct 2017
Unit was delivered promptly. Unfortunately when assembled the solar unit was defective (reading 10 time too high!). Contacted Greenfrog and replacement unit arrived within 2 days - very good service
Posted by S on 27th Jan 2016
Nice looking unit with the addition of a solar cell for outside, uv and light level indicators are a good thing so if you want a good value for money product buy it
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Oct 2014
Very plesead with it! Very easy setup, in less than 1 hour I was uploading data to weather underground!
Posted by Derek James on 19th Aug 2014
Really please with my weather station. Setup was pretty straight forward once I realised that the time-signal was not syncing. I've since found that the clock syncs intermittently with the DCF77 signal - normally overnight.
I found that wrapping excess cables around the arms of the mount made for a much tidier installation.
I am not sure that my urban station is mounted in a location that is truly indicative of the local weather conditions but the mast to raise it over the local buildings would dwarf the station both economically and physically.
Software installation was again straight forward but it is a bit of a shame that the two displays on the console and my PC have to be next to each other because of the limitations of USB connection.