Ambient Weather Support

How Do I Calibrate Temperature, WS-1000-WiFi, WS-1001-WiFi, WS-1002-WiFi Series

Temperature errors can occur when a sensor is placed too close to a heat source (such as a building structure, the ground or trees).

To calibrate temperature, we recommend a mercury or red spirit (fluid) thermometer. Here is an example:

Bi-metal (dial) and digital thermometers (from other weather stations) are not a good source and have their own margin of error. Using a local weather station in your area is a poor source, due to changes in location, timing (airport weather stations are only updated once per hour) and possible calibration errors (many official weather stations are not properly installed and calibrated).

  1. Place the sensor in a shaded, controlled environment next to the red spirit thermometer, and allow the sensor to stabilize for 3 hours. We recommend bringing both sensors inside.  Compare this temperature to the red spirit thermometer and adjust the console to match the fluid thermometer.
  2. Adjust the temperature from the console to match the red spirit thermometer. Press the Settings button three times to display the calibration panel:
  3. Press the down button until the temperature field is highlighted, and press plus  or minus  to adjust. Press the left  or right  button to change each multiple value.
  4. Press the return button  to return to the main screen.