Dyacon - Model MS-140 - Solar Powered Weather Station
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Dyacon MS‑140 is a solar-powered weather station with embedded cell phone that provides excellent installation flexibility and portability. S‑140 has been configured specifically to meet agricultural (e.g., the grower’s) needs. The ability to monitor local soil and weather conditions helps growers be able to more effectively evaluate irrigation requirements and manage resource allocation.
MS‑140 includes a standard complement of air and wind sensors as well as soil moisture and soil temperature gauges. Upon installation of the weather station, weather reports and alarms will be sent directly to the user’s cell phone as text messages. No special software, websites, or computer programs are required. Alerts can be set for low soil moisture, temperatures outside a designated range, lightning, high wind, humidity, and other conditions.
MS‑140 is designed to be efficiently and easily set up right out of the box; adding the optional Dyacon Tripod‑1 is particularly helpful for easy setup.
- SMS (text message) weather reports
- USB configuration
- Air temperature
- Relative humidity
- Barometric pressure
- Soil moisture sensor
- Soil temperature sensor
- Lightning detection
- Rain gauge (optional add-on)
MS‑140 uses the same control module as other Dyacon MS-1xx weather stations, so the standard Dyacon communication features such Modbus, USB configuration, and Weather Underground compatibility are included. Data logging is built in to all Dyacon weather stations as well.
MS‑140TM is shipped with the control module, wind sensor (WSD‑1), air sensor (TPH‑1), solar module, soil moisture sensor, submersible temperature probe, and tripod with mounting hardware.
This wireless weather station includes an integrated cell phone for SMS weather reports and data uploads to Weather Underground.
Weather station MS‑140 uses Dyacon modules in building a solution that is unique, expandable, and flexible.
Brackets and hardware are included for mounting the components on 3/4” to 2” pipe. (Tripod 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 module for command and control as well as for weather 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‑140 and charges an internal battery. The system is designed to have five days of normal operation without solar input. An adaptive power algorithm extends critical operation for several more days.
Weather station MS‑140 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‑140 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.