Dyacon - Model MS-130 - Solar Powered Weather Station
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MS-130 is a basic solar powered weather station with embedded cell phone. Reports of wind conditions, air temp, humidity, and barometric pressure are delivered by text message directly to your cell phone. MS-130 is compatible with Weather Underground where you can see charted data and download CSV tables.
MS‑130 includes the same Modbus port and other standard features as other Dyacon weather stations, so it can be used in wireless and wired configurations. (More about Modbus.) MS‑130 can also automatically upload data to the user’s Weather Underground account.
In addition, with the installation flexibility provided by the Tripod‑1 (an optional add-on), MS‑130 can be located for optimal measurements, whether in the backyard, at a summer cabin, around evaporation ponds, or on a remote airplane landing strip.
- Wind speed and direction
- SMS (text message) weather reports
- USB configuration
- Air temperature
- Relative humidity
- Barometric pressure
- Modbus slave
- Low-power operation
- Data logger
- Lightning detection
Other sensors and features may be added to this weather station as needs change. These include the following:
- Rain gauge
- Solar sensor
- Temperature probe (soil, liquid, or surface)
MS‑130TM is shipped with a control module, wind sensor (WSD‑1), air sensor (TPH‑1), solar module, mounting brackets, air sensor pipe, and wires. The tripod and aspiration kit are optional add-ons and are purchased separately.
Weather Station MS‑130 uses Dyacon modules to build a solution that is unique, expandable, and flexible.
Brackets and hardware are included for mounting the components onto 3/4” to 2” pipe or a flat surface. (Tripod is sold separately.)
Separate wind and air sensors allow for instruments to be positioned at conventional elevations or as required by the application.
The included Dyacon control module utilizes a cellular phone module for command and control as well as for user reports.
A 24‑bit ADC digital pressure sensor has the capability of delivering 10 cm (+/- 1.5 mbar) resolution. Barometric pressure is contained in the TPH‑1 sensor.
The control module is equipped with both USB device and Modbus slave ports for connecting to data-hosting equipment, such as PCs or programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
A 10 W solar module powers the MS‑130 and charges an internal battery. The system is designed to go five days of normal operation without solar input. An adaptive power algorithm extends critical operation for several more days.
Weather Station MS‑130 is designed to be installed and maintained by the user. Sensors shipped with the unit are preconfigured and tested prior to shipment. Full instructions are provided so that setup can be done by the user without technical support.
MS‑130 includes a 12 V output for the Smart-Fan aspirated air sensor, which improves the temperature accuracy in sunny conditions.
MS-100 weather station controllers (data logger), CM-1, may be configured using the LCD interface on the unit or with the software CMUtility. CMUtility is also used for downloading the data log. Control module configuration files may be saved and easily copied to other units using the USB port.
Unzip the file and execute the setup.exe on your Windows 7, 8, or 10 computers. The following two videos give a brief demonstration of this easy-to-use software. Sensor Configuration and Log Download. Oh… and it is free to all users.