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HOBO weather stations

From: Scott Ellis <scott_ellis>
Date: Monday, December 22, 2003
Mario Galea <mariopgalea [at] hotmail__com> writes

>I would be grateful if anyone could furnish me with their experience
>with regard to the service rendered from a Hobo weather station in
>particularly harsh environments close to the sea.

Typically the HOBO weather stations are very reliable however we we
have run into corrosion problems when the station is used near the
ocean. With Onset being located on Cape Cod we run into a nasty
environmental as well, especially when a Nor'Easter blows through.
The nuts and bolts on the tripod are galvanized steel so they will
rust eventually. We have experienced corrosion on 2 sensors in
particular, the Wind Speed and Direction sensor and the RH sensor
located in the solar radiation shield. At this point I do not have a
good solution to protect the HOBO Weather Station from the nasty
environment. If you choose to use the HOBO Weather Station in this
environment we recommend checking the station monthly with your
laptop to make sure the sensors are working properly and accurately.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

Scott Ellis
Product Application Specialist
Onset Computer Corporation
Fax: 508-759-9100

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:48
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Received on Monday, 22 December, 2003

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