Weather Word Connected to the
Davis Instruments Vantage Pro
The Weather Word connected to the Davis Instruments Vantage Pro configuration represents a way to quickly get telephone answering capability for your Vantage Pro weather station.  The Weather Word comes specifically set up for the Vantage Pro.  To get the system up and answering the telephone, all you need to do is plug it together and supply power.

The Weather Word connects directly to any US telephone line.  Plug it into the phone line just as you would an extension telephone or an answering machine.

Weather Word connects to the Davis Instruments Vantage Pro using the Weather Link II data logger.  The Weather Link II is installed in the back of the Vantage Pro display unit.  The serial output of the Weather Link II is connected via a serial cable to the Weather Word.  Readouts on the display of the Vantage Pro are directly translated and stored in the Weather Word.  The Weather Word is configured to report wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, inside and outside temperature, outside relative humidity, barometric pressure and dew point.  You can also report inside relative humidity by reconfiguring one of the eight channels.  Replacement sensors and parts are available from Adaptive Engineering, for pricing click here.

Note that you cannot use the Weather Link II PC software when the Weather Word is connected to the Weather Link II.  However the Weather Link II PC software is designed so that it can be disconnected from the Vantage Pro for extended periods of time. When reconnected, all the missed data is downloaded, bringing the PC software logs up to date.  So you can leave the Weather Word connected to the interface most of the time, and then reconnect it to the PC when you want to use the Weather Link II software.

This version of Weather Word also supports the direct to sensors connection configuration.  If the serial link is not detected by the Weather Word when it is activated, it automatically switches to the direct to sensors mode.  The sensors used for the Weather Word Direct to Sensors configuration can be directly plugged into this version of Weather Word.  Some setup changes are necessary.

Power for Weather Word is supplied by the AC adapter.  If you run the device on batteries it draws approximately 30 mA (the exact amount depends on the instruments you select) at any input voltage from 9 through 20 volts DC.  The Vantage Pro system also runs on batteries.  If possible Adaptive Engineering recommends that you plan to externally power the Vantage Pro, as the serial interface between the units consumes some power.

Weather Word is supplied with a manual, an RJ-11 telephone line, a 2.1 mm power plug with wires, RS232 interface cable, and an AC adapter.   Shipping will be calculated when you order.
 

Model
Description
Price
W-608/2 Weather Word
Ready for interface to Vantage Pro
$280
W-608/2a Weather Word
Davis Instruments Vantage Pro (model 6150)
Davis Instruments Weather Link (model 6510C)
$889

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San Ramon, CA  94583
Ph. 415-518-7131
Fax 925-828-3140

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