Ambient Weather WS-2902 Home Wi-Fi Weather Station with Wi-Fi Remote Monitoring and Alerts

$189.99

Ambient Weather's best-selling Personal Wi-Fi Weather Station, the WS-2902, allows you to monitor your home and backyard weather conditions with a brilliant, easy-to-read LCD color display. Monitor indoor and outdoor conditions, including wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, UV, solar radiation, barometric pressure, indoor/outdoor temperature (F and C), indoor/outdoor humidity, dew point, heat index, wind chill, and more. Connect your station to the Ambient Weather Network and join an interactive weather community with the ability to customize your online dashboard, share weather data socially, and experience the benefits of AWN+ for one month*, all for free.

*AWN+ trial offer valid for new AWN+ users

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What can the WS-2902 do?

Unboxing and Installing the WS-2902

Ambient Weather's best-selling Personal Weather Station, the WS-2902, allows you to monitor your home and backyard weather conditions with a brilliant, easy-to-read LCD color display. Advanced wireless capabilities enable your station to transmit its data wirelessly to the Ambient Weather Network, our interactive weather community where you can customize and share your own personal online dashboard.

With your WS-2902 purchase you will also receive a free one-month subscription* to AWN+, our enhanced Ambient Weather Network experience. AWN+ goes beyond your standard account by adding key map layers like air quality, snow depth, fires, tropical cyclones, and river gauges. Enjoy up to 10 customizable SMS alerts daily and a 10-Day hourly forecast. Plus, AWN+ gives you access to 3 years of your station's historical data for insightful analysis.

Monitor indoor and outdoor conditions, including wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, UV, solar radiation, barometric pressure, indoor/outdoor temperature (F and C), indoor/outdoor humidity, dew point, heat index, wind chill and more. Connect your weather station to the Ambient Weather Network. Register for free and set up your account. Join an interactive community that lets you observe real-time hyperlocal weather, customize your own personal dashboard of weather "tiles" from your station feed, share details of your weather socially, and so much more.

Experience the convenience of having your personal weather information with you on the go using your computer, tablet, or mobile device. In addition to Wunderground, the weather station supports uploads to WeatherCloud.

The WS-2902 supports the following optional sensors: WH31E (8-channel), WH31P (8-channel), PM2.5, and PM2.5IN. Note that these sensors do not display on the console, but are pass-through sensors that are displayed on AmbientWeather.net.

*AWN+ trial offer valid for new AWN+ users.

Ambient Weather 2902 Console

Color Display Console Features 10 Different Weather Sensors

Ambient Weather's Personal Smart Weather Station allows you to monitor your home and backyard weather conditions with the brilliant, easy-to-read LCD color display.

The weather station console features two levels of wireless connectivity. The sensor array connects to the console via RF (915 MHz), and the console connects to your router (2.4 GHz).

The enhanced Wi-Fi connectable option enables the station to transmit its data wirelessly to the internet.

The weather station measures wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, outdoor temperature and humidity, solar radiation and UV. Also included inside the console is temperature, humidity and barometric pressure.

The weather station also calculates dew point, wind chill and heat index.

AmbientWeather.net is Your Personal Online Weather Data Dashboard. Stream live data from your weather station to the internet.

Remotely view real time conditions, historical data, and alerts on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop.

WS2902 Station and Console

Console Power Specifications:

5V DC Adaptor (included), Power Consumption: 0.5 Watts (1.25 Watts during WiFi configuration mode).

3 x AAA back up batteries (not included).

Notes and Specifications:

Requires an iPhone, iPad, or Android device to program through the AmbientTool application (available in the Apple App Store or Google Play).

Line of sight wireless sensor array RF transmission (in open air): 330 feet, 100 feet under most conditions.

A wireless signal will not pass through solid metal, earth or ground.

The sensor array bracket easily mounts to any pole (not included) between 1.25" and 2" (31.75mm - 50.8mm) diameter.

Connect to the Ambient Weather Network

Your Own Weather Server to keep private or share with friends and family. Send real time data to AmbientWeather.net.

Our mobile friendly and responsive design allows you to customize your dashboard, analyze graphs, generate reports, and send email or text alerts to protect your possessions in and around your home or business.

Ambient Weather ensures contributors can do more than simply measure the weather, so we created the most connected platform in the industry. AmbientWeather.net works with IFTTT, Amazon Alexa, SmartThings, Home Assistant, Weather Underground and PWSWeather, to name a few. In addition, we have a powerful API for programmers.

Quickly view detailed information with our animated expandable modules.

Monitor indoor and outdoor conditions, including wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, UV, solar radiation, indoor temperature, indoor humidity, barometric pressure, dew point, heat index, wind chill and more.

Features dials, gauges, graphs and text reports for every parameter.

Learn more about the Ambient Weather Network and how you can view Real-Time Hyperlocal Weather Data across all of your devices.

Features Email and Text Alerts, IFTTT and API Support, Rachio Sprinkler Integration

Send email or text alerts for high and low conditions for every parameter.

Send multiple alerts for the same parameter. Features handy timeline for tracking alert history. Connect your weather station sensors to IFTTT and control other devices, like blinds, rain gauges, and lights.

Compatible with Alexa. Ask for your own personal weather report. Add up to 8 optional thermo-hygrometer sensors (WH31B), temperature probes (WH31P), and two PM2.5 Air Quality Sensors (PM25 and PM25IN).


Bob Vila The Best Home Weather Stations of 2022

Rated as the "The Best Overall Home Weather Station of 2022" by Bob Vila

For a home weather station that goes above and beyond, consider this Alexa-compatible model from Ambient Weather. In addition to the basics like temperature, date, time, and precipitation, the WS-2902 shows wind speed and direction, humidity, UV and solar radiation, heat index, wind chill, and dew point on its easy-to-read LCD display. Because it’s solar-powered with backup battery power (AAA batteries not included), users needn’t worry about losing power.
Bob Villa

Media Reviews

"At this price point, the Ambient Weather WS-2902 offers the most value for money compared to any other weather station on the market right now."
- Weather Station Advisor

"The Ambient Weather WS-2902 Osprey provides the best value for money compared to any other personal weather station on the market right now."
- WeatherStationLab, 4.85/5 Rating

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Product Placement
Product Placement Color Console + Sensor Array + Internet Color Console + Sensor Array + Internet Advanced Color Console + Sensor Array + WH32B Sensor + Internet Advanced Color Console + Ultrasonic Sensor Array + Extra Large Rain Cup + WH31B Sensor + Internet
Major Differences
Major Differences Basic Measurements, Color Console, Internet Connected, Expanded Sensor Capability - Compatible with 8 Sensors Color Console, Internet Connected, Additional Sensor Capability - Compatible with 5 Sensors Advanced Color Console, Internet Connected, Expanded Sensor Capability - Compatible with 8 Sensors Advanced Color Console, Internet Connected, Expanded Sensor Capability - Compatible with 8 Sensors, Ultrasonic Wind
Support / Set Up
  Support / Set Up Support / Set Up Support / Set Up Support / Set Up
  MEASUREMENTS
MEASUREMENTS
  Dew Point
Dew PointDew Point
  Forecast (Pressure Based)
Forecast (Pressure Based)Forecast (Pressure Based)
  Heat Index
Heat IndexHeat Index
  Indoor Humidity
Indoor HumidityIndoor Humidity
  Indoor Temp
Indoor TempIndoor Temp
  Lightning Detection
Lightning DetectionLightning Detection Optional   Optional Optional
  Moon Phase
Moon PhaseMoon Phase  
  Moonrise & Moonset
Moonrise & MoonsetMoonrise & Moonset    
  Outdoor Humidity
Outdoor HumidityOutdoor Humidity
  Outdoor Temperature
Outdoor TemperatureOutdoor Temperature
  Rainfall
RainfallRainfall
  Relative Pressure
Relative PressureRelative Pressure
  Soil Moisture
Soil MoistureSoil Moisture Optional   Optional Optional
  Solar Radiation
Solar RadiationSolar Radiation  
  Sunrise & Sunset
Sunrise & SunsetSunrise & Sunset    
  Ultrasonic Wind
>Ultrasonic WindUltrasonic Wind      
  UV
UVUV  
  Wind Direction
Wind DirectionWind Direction
  Wind Sensor Heater
Wind Sensor HeaterWind Sensor Heater       Optional
  Wind Speed
Wind SpeedWind Speed
  Wind Chill
Wind ChillWind Chill
  Connected
Connected Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Pool Temperature
Pool Temperature Optional Optional* Optional Optional
  Line of Sight Range
Line of Sight Range 300 ft. 300 ft. 300 ft. 1000 ft.
  Update Interval
Update Interval 16 Seconds 16 Seconds 16 Seconds 4.9 Seconds
  Display
Display Included: Full Color Included: Full Color Included: Full Color Included: Full Color
  Array Dimensions
Array Dimensions 15.5" x 6.5" x 4.5" 15" x 11" x 10" 15" x 11" x 10" 12" x 12" x 3.5"
  Display Dimensions
Display Dimensions 4.25" x 4.06" x 1.0" (with Antenna up) 7.50" x 4.50" x 0.75" 7.75 x 5.75 x 0.75” 7.75" x 5.75" x 0.75"
  OPTIONAL SENSORS
OPTIONAL SENSORS
  AQIN
AQIN  
  Thermo-Hygrometer (Temp & Humidity)
Thermo-Hygrometer (Temp & Humidity)
  Probed Thermometer
Probed Thermometer
  Indoor Air Particulate Monitor
Indoor Air Particulate Monitor
  Outdoor Air Particulate Monitor
Outdoor Air Particulate Monitor
  Leak Alarm
Leak Alarm  
  Lightning Detector
Lightning Detector  
  Soil Moisture
Soil Moisture  

* Does not show on the display, but is availabe through AmbientWeather.net

Weather Features


  • Dew Point

  • Forecast (Pressure Based)

  • Heat Index

  • Humidity

  • Rainfall

  • Relative Pressure

  • Solar Irradiance

  • Solar Radiation

  • Temperature

  • UV

  • Absolute Pressure

  • Wind Direction

  • Wind Speed

  • Wind Chill

Weather Services


  • Ambient Weather Network

  • Weather Underground

  • PWS Weather

  • Amazon Alexa

  • IFTTT

  • API

See all of the services that this can work with.


Additional Features

Weather Station Features

  • Wireless all-in-one integrated sensor array measures wind speed, wind direction, temperature (F and C), humidity, wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, UV and solar radiation.
  • Console measures indoor temperature, humidity and barometer
  • Solar powered with battery backup
  • Color Film LCD display
  • Supports both imperial and metric units of measure
  • 915 MHz RF wireless transmission with 300' line of sight range (100' under most conditions, with the exception of metal barriers)
  • 16 second real-time updates on the console
  • 60 second updates on the Internet
  • Encrypted WiFi internet two-way communication
  • Calibration for all measured parameters
  • NIST time synchronization from Internet
  • Calendar (Month/date,2016-2099 Default Year 2016)
  • Quartz Time (hour/minute) and Auto DST
  • High/Low/Off backlight control
  • Weather forecast: Sunny, Partly sunny, Cloudy, Rainy, Stormy and Snowy
  • High/Low for all parameters
  • Independent alerts for all parameters
  • Trend arrows for temperature, humidity and barometer
  • Low battery indicators

AmbientWeather.net Features

  • Mobile friendly and responsive web design looks great on any phone, tablet, laptop or desktop
  • App not required. Simply view in your web browser and bookmark on your home screen. Saves memory and bandwidth
  • Customizable Dashboard Displays Dials, Gauges, Graphs and Text Reports
  • Send email or text alerts for high and low conditions for every parameter. Send multiple alerts for the same parameter
  • Monitors both indoor and outdoor conditions
  • Includes handy timeline for tracking alert history
  • Learn more about the Ambient Weather Network

Wunderground.com Features

  • The most popular personal weather station (PWS) hosting service in the world
  • Free 'cloud based' service
  • Real-time Streaming Updates
  • Weather Station Google Mapping
  • Historical data archiving (daily, monthly, yearly and custom)
  • WeatherCam integration with time lapse video and daily archiving (weathercams sold separately)
  • Graphs and tabular data
  • Comma Separated File (csv) export
  • XML Feeds

Weather Specifications

Indoor

Temperature Range: 14 to 140 °F

Temperature Accuracy: ± 2 °F

Temperature Resolution: 0.1 °F

Humidity Range: 10 to 99%

Humidity Accuracy: ± 5%

Humidity Resolution: 1 %

Outdoor

Temperature Sensor Range: -40 to 149 °F

Temperature Accuracy: ± 2 °F

Temperature Resolution: 0.1 °F

Humidity Range: 10 to 99%

Humidity Accuracy: ± 5%

Humidity Resolution: 1 %

Barometric Pressure

Range: 8.85 to 32.50 inHg

Accuracy: ± 0.08 inHg (within range of 27.13 to 32.50 inHg)

Resolution: 0.01 inHg

Solar Radiation

(Light) Range: 0 to 300,000 Lux / 0 to 27870.91 FC (Foot Candles)

Accuracy: ± 15%

Resolution: 1 Lux

Solar Irradiance

(Light) Range: 0 to 2367.798W/M2

Accuracy: ± 15%

Resolution: 0.001W/M2

Rain

Range: 0 to 394 in.

Accuracy: ± 10%

Resolution: 0.01 in

Wind

Direction Range: 0 - 360°

Direction Accuracy: ± 1°

Direction Resolution:

Speed Range: 0 to 100 mph (operational)

Speed Accuracy: ± 2.2 mph or 10% (whichever is greater)

Speed Resolution: 0.1 mph

Speed Calculation: Average wind speed in 16 second update period

Gust Calculation: Peak wind speed in 16 second update period

Other Specifications

Power

Base station: Input 5V DC; 6.5' 110-240V 50-60 Hz wall charger included, Power Consumption: 0.5 Watts (1.25 Watts during WiFi configuration mode)

3 x AAA back up alkaline or lithium non-rechargeable batteries recommended (not included)

Outdoor sensor array: 2 x AA alkaline or lithium non-rechargeable batteries recommended (not included)

Dimensions

Display Tablet Frame Dimensions (LxWxH): 7.50" x 4.50" x 0.75"

Display Tablet :LCD Dimensions (LxW): 3.00" x 6.75"

Sensor Arrray, appx. (HxLxW): 15" x 11" x 10"

WiFi

WiFi Specifications 802.11b/g/n

Line of sight WiFi RF transmission (in open air): 80 feet

WiFi Display Tablet RF Frequency: 2.4 GHz

Product Support Questions

To update the WiFi Firmware please go to the following link for a guide : How Do I Update The WiFi Firmware, WS-2000 And WS-5000


In order to stay up to date with the latest Ambient Weather firmware or app updates, sign up for email notifications below. This way, you'll always be notified when a new update is available for your station or app.


Version 4.3.3:

  • Adjust piezio gain for weather station. 

Version 4.3.2:

  • Optimized domain name resoloution.
  • Optimized stability of uploading to custom servers.
  • Fixed exception caused by user customization.

Version 4.3.1:

  • Optimized WU server dns parsing.
  • Fixed bug that effected third party custom mode.

Version 4.3.0:

  • Improved domain name resoloution
  • Improved stability of uploading to custom servers.

Version 4.2.8:

  • Adds path for custom server setup.
  • Able to upload Co2 sensor data

Version 4.2.6:

  • Fixes issues with connecting to Arris, Asus and several other routers.

Version 4.2.4:

  • Supports alert if leak detector is offline for 10 minutes.

Version 4.2.2:

  • WS-5000: Supports low battery indicator push to AmbientWeather.net server.

Version 4.2.1:

  • Supports leak detector, soil moisture sensor data push to AmbientWeather.net server.

Version 4.2.0:

  • Supports lightning detection data to AmbientWeather.net (Model WS-2000 and WS-5000 only).
  • Supports leak detection data to AmbientWeather.net (Model WS-2000 and WS-5000 only).

Version 4.1.9:

  • Supports soil moisture data to AmbientWeather.net (Model WS-2000 and WS-5000 only).

Version 4.1.8:

  • Supports PM2.5 indoor sensor data to AmbientWeather.net (Model WS-2000 and WS-5000 only).

Version 4.1.7:

  • Improves pairing with Android 9 OS phone.

Version 4.1.6:

  • Fixes low battery bug for PM2.5 (Model WS-2000 and WS-5000 only).  It would falsely alarm the low battery alert.

Version 4.1.5:

  • Firmware improves RF sensitivity.
  • WiFi setup user interface improved.
  • Console setup user interface improved (WS-2000 only).
  • Bug fixed with UART0 communication (WS-2000 only).
  • Improved data stream to AmbientWeather.net
  • Corrected low battery bug for PM2.5. It would falsely alarm the low battery alert (WS-2000 only).
  • RAM optimized (WS-2000 only).
  • Rain calculation algorithm optimized (WS-2000 only).
  • Backlight on/off control algorithm improved (WS-2000 only).

Version 4.1.4:

  • Model WS-2000 only. Fixes low battery bug introduced in 4.1.2 for PM2.5 sensor.

Version 4.1.3:

  • Model WS-2000 only. PM2.5, PM2.5_24h and its low battery, soil moisture sensor data push supported.

Version 4.1.2:

  • Model WS-2000 only. Adds support for PM2.5 sensor to AmbientWeather.net

Version 4.1.1:

  • Fixes rounding and sign error when temperature is between -10 and 0 degF.

Version 4.0.10:

  • One customer reported their weather station would go offline every day at Midnight, so we rolled back the SDK but kept all of the other fixes in 4.0.9 until we can further evaluate the SDK.

Version 4.0.9:

  • SDK is updated to official release 3.3.1. The WiFi connection is much faster and more stable.
  • Time sync ping changed from Wunderground to AWS. The AWS time server is much more reliable.
  • Weathercloud ID and password are verified for exactly 16 and 32 bytes, otherwise, no connection is attempted.
  • Some customers reported WiFi disconnecting at Midnight. We were resetting the WiFi module every night to force a reconnect once per day, but we removed this logic.

Version 4.0.8:

  • Fixed bug where temperature was set to 0.0 and Midnight.

Version 4.0.7:

  • WiFi SDK update.

Version 4.0.6:

  • After DNS lookup is verified, it will ping once per minute.

Version 4.0.3:

  • Previous to Firmware Version 4.0.3, DNS queries were performed every 5 seconds, which was excessive.
  • With Version 4.0.3, DNS queries are now performed once every 15 minutes.
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Console : Input 5V DC; 6.5′ 110-240V 50-60 Hz wall charger included.

Power Consumption: 0.5 Watts (1.25 Watts during WiFi configuration mode)

DC barrel connector dimensions: 7.5mm ( L ) x 3.5mm ( OUT D) x 1.35mm ( Inner D)

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  1. Look for the WiFi icon  in the time field of the weather station console. Make sure this WiFi icon is on. If it is on, you already connected to WiFi.
  2. If you own a Mesh Network (examples,  Orbi, eero or Google), temporarily turn off all of the secondary nodes, leaving only the primary node (the node connected to the Internet) powered up. If you use a Virtual Private Network (VPN), temporarily turn this off.
  3. Wi-Fi Assist is a feature lets you automatically pop over to cellular data if you end up on a Wi-Fi network with a poor connection. This can interfere with the connection process it is recommended to be disabled during setup.
  4. Go to Settings → Cellular
  5. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the cellular data settings and turn off Wi-Fi assist. it will be the last option beneath everything else.

    Apple's WiFi Assist Feature Vs Battery Life

  6. Scroll all the way back up to the top and now disable cellular data completely.
    How to turn off your iPhone's cellular data
  7. If the WiFi icon is off, press and Hold the Rain and Alarm buttons at the same time for 5 seconds, and the WiFi icon will begin to flash.
  8. If you currently do not have the Ambient Tool application, it is no longer available to download. We do have an upgrade program to assist in connecting your station back to Wi-Fi. Upgrade Program
  9. Launch the AmbientTool app on your mobile device or tablet, and make sure your phone is connected to your router. If you own a dual band router, make sure the phone is temporarily connected to the 2.4 GHz band on your router.
  10. The AmbientTool includes a wizard. This wizard is also shown Step by Step in the User Manual.
  11. Select Add Device to add a device.
  12. Enter your WiFi password. If configured properly, the WiFi icon will now be on.

Product Manual
https://ambientweather.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/567/

Product Page
https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902.html

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  1. If AmbientWeather.net stops reporting but WeatherUnderground.com continues to update, power down and up your console by removing batteries and AC power. There may have been a DNS server change that was not updated on the console.
  2. If the problem persists, power down and up your wireless router.
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  1. To connect your WS-2902A or WS-2902D to AmbientWeather.net, you must first connect your weather station console to your WiFi Router.

Look for the WiFi icon  in the time field of the weather station console. Make sure this WiFi icon is on. If it is on, you already connected to WiFi.

If it is off, please reference:

I Cannot Connect The WS-2902A Console To WiFi.

How Do I Connect My WS-2902, WS-2902A To AmbientWeather.Net?

2.  Launch the console configuraton app  awnet  on your mobile device or tablet, the weather station MAC address is displayed in the Device List.
The example below is for three devices connected to the same network:

Tap on the device directly to program it and make sure a schedule is set:

3. Visit AmbientWeather.net and select Create your Account. Use the MAC address shown above to register your account.

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This help guide is intended to be used with WS-2902 model of weather station

If you have a WS-2902A, WS-2902B or WS-2902C please go the guide here


To update the firmware, launch AmbientTool  (for model WS-2902) from your mobile device.

On the Device Info panel, the current Firmware Version is listed, as well as the latest upgrade version.

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The WS-2902 weather station sensor array wirelessly updates wind speed and direction to the console every 16 seconds.

The sensor array updates wind speed and direction once per second and then calculates the 16 sample average (wind speed) and the peak or maximum wind speed in the 16 second update period (wind gust) and passes this to the display console each transmission period.
 
The resolution of the sensor is about 1.1 mph.  Thus, the wind gust has a resolution of about 1.1 mph.
 
The wind speed, since it is a 16 sample average, has a resolution of 0.1 mph.
 
The wind direction is transmitted real time every 16 seconds, and is not processed like the wind speed is.
 
The wind gust displayed on the console, unless viewing Min/Max, is the Wind Gust for the last 16 second period not for the day
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If the WS-2902 series WiFi is blinking or intermittent, and the console WiFi icon is flashing slowly (about once per second):

  1. Power down and up your router and wait a few minutes for the console to reconnect. If the problem persists:
  2. Check for the WiFi chip status light inside the console. Make sure the console is plugged into AC power.  In a dark room, look inside the slots in the back of the unit. The status light should be glowing blue. If you see no blue light, there is an issue with the console and must be replaced.
  3. Move the console away from any RF or EMI devices, like routers and other computer equipment. Do not place the console too close to your router.
  4.  The console cannot be too far away from the router either.
  5. To avoid complication, connect directly into the router’s WiFi and not a repeater.
  6. If you have a mesh network, connect directly to the primary router.
  7. For troubleshooting, turn the orientation of the console 90 degrees and see if this resolves the issue.
  8. We have a one year warranty.  To replace the console under warranty, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
  9. For out of warranty replacement, please visit:  https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902aconsole.html
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  1. If the display is on rain rate, and it has not updated in the last 10 minutes, the rain will read 0.00 in. Change the display to read daily, weekly, monthly or yearly rain by pressing the rain key. Does the rain stay at 0.00?
  2. Visually inspect the rain funnel. Is the funnel missing? To replace the funnel, please visit:https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902funnel.html
  3. Check the funnel for any debris. Clean the funnel.
  4. Remove the funnel and check for any debris that may be affecting the tipping mechanism. Tip the mechanism back and forth. Does the rain update on the console? Check for any bugs or dirt. Clean with a damp, soft cloth.
  5. If the problem persists, we have a one year warranty. Please visit www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
  6. If out of warranty, the sensor array can be replaced here:https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902rainassembly.html
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Yes, you can purchase as many consoles as you like.

To purchase a second console, visit: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902aconsole.html

If your second console does not require connection to the Internet, and is for display purposes only, you can save by ordering the WS-1900 console:

https://www.ambientweather.com/amws1900console.html

The WS-2000 console also supports the Osprey Sensor array:

https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2000c.html

but requires the indoor thermo-hygrometer-barometer, since it is not included inside the console:

https://www.ambientweather.com/amwh32b.html

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To turn on on or off alarms, enter the Alarm Mode.

Press and hold the ALARM button for two seconds to enter the ALARM Set Mode. To save and proceed to the next alarm setting, press (do not hold) the SET button.

To exit the alarm mode at any time, press the LIGHT / SNOOZE button.

The figure below summarizes the alarm mode sequence and commands.

Hint – if the alarm goes off at the same time every day, the time alarm is turned on.

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Press and hold the TEMP. and MAX/MIN buttons at the same time for 5 seconds to enter calibration mode. The CAL icon will be displayed:

To proceed to the next calibration setting, press (do not hold) the SET button.

To exit and save the calibration setting, press the LIGHT / SNOOZE button.

The table below summarizes the set mode sequence and commands.

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To clear rain on the console:

  1. Press the RAIN button to switch between Rain Rate (in/hr), Rain Event, Rain Day, Rain Week, Rain
    Month, and Rain Total. Select the rain total you wish to clear.
  2. To reset the rain totals, press and hold the RAIN button for two seconds.

    Resetting the weekly rain also resets the daily rain.
    Resetting the monthly rain also resets the daily and weekly rain.
    Resetting the total rain also resets the monthly, weekly and daily rain.

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  1. Look for the WiFi icon  in the time field of the weather station console. Make sure this WiFi icon is on. If it is on, you already connected to WiFi.
  2. If you own a Mesh Network (examples,  Orbi, eero or Google), temporarily turn off all of the secondary nodes, leaving only the primary node (the node connected to the Internet) powered up.If you use a Virtual Private Network (VPN), temporarily turn this off.
  3. Select your APP PERMISSIONS on your Android Device and make sure Location is turned On for the AmbientTool app:
  4. The Android phone may not connect to the Ambient Wireless SSID if it cannot resolve the DNS address client3.google.com, and will instead try to use the LTE network.To avoid this,  temporarily disable Switch to mobile data on your  on your device under Settings -> Connections -> WiFi -> Advanced -> Switch to mobile data. You can re-enable this after you are finished.or:
  5. Swipe down from the top of the screen, select Settings, press Data usage and then flick the Mobile data switch from On to Off – this will completely turn off your mobile data connection.  You can re-enable this after you are finished.
  6. If the WiFi icon is off, press and Hold the RAIN and ALARM buttons at the same time for 5 seconds, and the WiFi icon will begin to flash.
  7. If you have not done so already, download the AmbientTool console configuration application for your Android or Apple mobile device:App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ambienttool/id1166897468

    Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dtston.ambienttool
  8. Launch the AmbientTool app on your mobile device or tablet, and make sure your phone is connected to your router. If you own a dual band router, make sure the phone is temporarily connected to the 2.4 GHz band on your router.
  9. The AmbientTool includes a wizard. This wizard is also shown Step by Step in the User Manual.
  10. Select Add Device to add a device.
  11. Enter your WiFi password. If configured properly, the WiFi icon will now be on.

Return to Help Center >>

Product Manual
https://ambientweather.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/567/

Product Page
https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902.html

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If the RF signal quality antenna is fluctuating, losing bars, or missing completely, this means one or more consecutive RF signal packages were lost.

The sensor array updates once per 16 seconds.

The wireless signal strength displays reception quality. If no signal is lost, the signal strength indicator will display 5 bars. If the signal is lost once, four bars are displayed. If the signal is lost twice, three bars are displayed, and so on.

Loss of signal is normal with wireless signals. The most common issue is RF or EMI interference, followed by distance and attenuation due to barriers.  It is considered normal and not a concern, unless the outdoor sensor repeatedly displays dashes (complete loss of signal for 5 minutes).

Here is a general guide on intermittent loss of communication:

Wireless Signal Is Intermittent Or Not Working

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  1. Launch the IP Tools App and tap on your device, as shown in the figure below.
  2. AmbientWeather.net console settings are displayed. Tap Next.
  3. Wunderground console settings are displayed. Tap Next.
  4. Weatherclould console settings are displayed.
  5. Enter your WeatherCloud ID and Key.
  6. Tap Save.

 

For more information, please visit: https://weathercloud.net/info/awnet

Product Manual
https://ambientweather.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/567/

Product Page
https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902.html

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If the display is blank:

  1. Make sure the console is plugged into AC power and the power is switched on. If the console operates on battery power, the LED backlight is temporary when LIGHT SNOOZE button is pushed.
  2. Press the LIGHT SNOOZE button on the front of the console. The backlight may have been inadvertently turned off.
  3. If the console also stops reporting to online services, the console or AC adapter need replacing.
  4. Measure the output voltage of the AC adapter, and it should be about 5 Volts.If the AC adapter is not registering a voltage, we have a one year warranty here: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.htmlIf out of warranty. the AC adapter is available here for purchase:  https://www.ambientweather.com/amws1000acadapter.html
  5. If out of warranty, the console is available here for purchase:WS-2902: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902console.htmlWS-2902A: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902aconsole.html
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If the wind vane is moving, but the wind direction is not changing on the console:

  1. Make sure the wind vane is firmly attached to the shaft with the set screw. Move the shaft manually with your hand.
  2. If the problem persists, the sensor array must be replaced. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.ambientweather.com/rma.html
  3. If out of warranty, a replacement array can be purchased here: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902array.html
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Sorry but the weather station console requires a smart phone to connect it to WiFi and the Internet.

From our sales literature on the website:

Important Note: Requires an iPhone, iPad, or Android device to program through the AmbientTool application (available in the Apple App Store or Google Play).

Ambient Weather Setup Tool:


This is very typical of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as Nest Thermostat, hue Lightning, WiFi switches and more.

You only need the smart device once.  Once you set it up, you can view the data on any platform by going to your AmbientWeather.net dashboard. Therefore, we recommend borrowing a smart phone or tablet from a friend or family member.

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To turn the Time Alarm Off in the WS-1900 and WS-2902A series, press and hold the ALARM button for two seconds. The Alarm Time will flash. Press (do not hold) The ALARM button again to toggle the alarm on and off. The alarm bell will appear  and disappear in the time field.

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With the TP-LINK AC9 router and similar TP-LINK routers, there is a problem is you choose 802.11n and AES, or auto encryption is selected.
 
if you choose 802.11b, g mode and AES encryption selected. the problem is resolved.
 
Here is a link to the TP-LINK AC9 router:
 

 

Product Manual
https://ambientweather.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/567/

Product Page
https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902.html

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Pressing RAIN And ALARM at the same time for 5 seconds does not do anything. The buttons work when pressed individually.

  1. Make sure the console is plugged into wall power. If it is not plugged in, the console will not connect to WiFi or the Internet.
  2. Make sure you own a WS-2902 and not a  WS-1900. This command does not work on previous versions.
  3. If you own a WS-2902, turn the lights off in the room and turn the console around. Make sure the AC adapter is plugged in.
    If you do not see a blue light, the console WiFi chip is no longer working properly and the console needs replacing.
  4. If the blue light is present, try performing a factory reset on the console:

How Do I Restore Console To Factory Default Or Factory Reset, Osprey Series?

 

To replace the console under warranty, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html

For out of warranty replacements, please visit: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902aconsole.html

Product Manual
https://ambientweather.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/567/

Product Page
https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902.html

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We contacted Netgear support and it turns out that getting the DNS from my router automatically was the problem.

Enter 8.8.8.8 as the DNS setting for the primary note.

Enter 8.8.8.4 as the DNS setting for the secondary node.

We recommend you contact Netgear directly.

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  1. Make sure the backlight is turned on. Press the LIGHT/SNOOZE button on the front of the console to adjust the brightness.
  2. Make sure the console is plugged into an AC adapter, and if on a switched outlet, make sure the outlet switch is turned on.
  3. Check the connector in the back of the console, and make sure it is firmly inserted into the connector.
  4. If the problem persists, the console needs replacing. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
  5. If out of warranty, a replacement console is available here:
    WS-2902 Console: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902console.html
    WS-2902A Console: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902aconsole.html
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Please reset the sensor array:

  1. Cover the solar collector to shut of the solar energy source.
  2. Cover remove the batteries.
  3. Press the reset button for a full minute. There should be no LED flashing
  4.  Reinsert the batteries. Install fresh batteries if old.
  5. Uncover the solar collector.
  6. LED should flash once per 14 seconds.
  7. Power down and up the console to resync
  8. If the outdoor temperature still reads -40 degF or 140 degF after several minutes, the sensor array must be replaced.
  9. To replace  under warranty, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
  10. If out of warranty, a replacement is available here:
    https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902array.html
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There is a problem with the sensor inside the console.

The console must be replaced.

  1. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.AmbienetWeather.com/rma.html
  2. If out of warranty, a replacement console can be purchased here:WS-2902: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902console.html
    WS-2902A: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902aconsole.html
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There is a problem with the sensor inside the console. A similar issue is the sensor works fine when running on batteries, but reads 14 degF when plugged into AC power.

The console must be replaced.

  1. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.AmbienetWeather.com/rma.html
  2. If out of warranty, a replacement console can be purchased here:WS-2902: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902console.html
    WS-2902A: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902aconsole.html
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If the console flashes when connected to AC power:

  1. Unplug the console and run on batteries only. If the issue stops, the console needs replacing.
  2. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit:

    www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html

  3. Out of warranty replacement is available here:

    https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902console.html

Product Manual
https://ambientweather.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/567/

Product Page
https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902.html

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Yes, you can, since they both use the same sensor array.

However, the WS-2902 series includes a thermo-hygrometer-barometer sensor inside the console. The WS-2000 console (WS-2000-C) does not include this sensor, because it would heat up too much due to the TFT screen technology.

With the WS-2000-C, the thermo-hygrometer-barometer is sold separately (WH32B):

https://www.ambientweather.com/amwh32b.html

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If the console flashes and does not boot up:

  1. Check the electrical connection at the console and the wall.
  2. If the problem persists, the console requires replacing. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit:

    www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html

  3. For out of warranty replacement, visit:

    https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902console.html

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The plug in is located on the back of the console.

Connect the display console power jack to AC power adapter with the included power adapter (see 1 below):

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The AC adapter or console has a power issue.

  1. If you have a volt meter, test the voltage output of the AC adapter.
  2. The console or AC adapter needs replacing. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
  3. If out of warranty, a replacement console is available here:
    WS-2902 Console: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902console.html
    WS-2902A Console: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902aconsole.html
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If you are using an ios device(iphone/ipad) and Ambient Tool shows ‘WiFi’ and gives no option to select your Routers SSID then follow the steps below:

  1. Uninstall Ambient Tool, restart your iphone/ipad, then re-install Ambient Tool. When first opening Ambient Tool and it asks for location services, please select either ‘always allow’ or ‘allow while using’.
  2. If Ambient Tool still only shows ‘Wifi’ and no option to select your SSID then the only options available are to use an android device, purchase an Observerip module, or upgrade your console.

Product Manual
https://ambientweather.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/567/

Product Page
https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902.html

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How to resync the WS-2902 series console to the outdoor sensor array:

  1. Bring the outdoor sensor array within 10 feet of the console.
  2. Unplug the power and remove batteries from the console
  3. Insert power cable back into the console
  4. Press the Light/Snooze button for 30 seconds.
  5. Give it 5 minutes for the outdoor sensor data to appear on the console
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Q: What is the WIFI component power consumption for the WS-2902 series consoles?

 

A: The instant peak current of the wifi module can be up to 500mA, and its average current is about 200mA.

So it is safer to have an adapter that is capable of supplying 1.0mA ( at least 500mA ) for stable operation.

 

1000 Milliampere (mA) = 1 Watt/Volt (W/V)

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Q: Which sensors work with the WS-2902B console?

A: The WS-2902B will ONLY work with the WH31/WH31B/WH31E, WH31P (probed) and PM25/PM25IN sensors.

The sensors are “pass-through”, which means they will not appear on the local display console, but are displayed on AmbientWeather.net.

It will NOT work with WH31L (lightning), WH31LA (leak alert), WH31SM (soil moisture) .

The following image is an example of a channel 1 sensor. The title is customizable on the website:

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  1. Make sure your weather station console is connected to WiFi. Look for the WiFi icon  in the time field on your display console.
  2. Launch awnet  on your mobile device or tablet, the weather station MAC address is displayed in the Device List.
    The example below is for three devices connected to the same network:

Tap on the device directly to program it and make sure a schedule it set:

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  1. Make sure your display console is already connected to WiFi (your WiFi icon in the time field will be on ).
  2. To enter your station ID and Station Key, you will need to launch the AmbientTool mobile application for configuring the console.
  3. Follow the wizard shown in the figures below and enter the Station ID and Station Key and select Save.

DO NOT copy and paste your station key into the app, as it will add a lagging space. Make sure you type it in. Also, it is easy to confuse the lower case letter l, upper case I and the number 1, as well as the number 0 and the letter O.

Product Page
https://www.wunderground.com

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This help guide is intended to be used with WS-2902A, WS-2902B or WS-2902C  model of weather station

If you have a WS-2902 please go the guide here


To update the firmware on the WS-2902A, WS-2902B, WS-2902C  console , launch awnet   from your mobile device.

From the Device Info panel, tap on your device (in the example below, three devices are connected to the same device):

On the bottom right is the current firmware version of your console. If there is an upgrade available, tap on the upgrade link:

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No, it does not. The scaling of several parameters is different and would result in incorrect data.

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  • Cover the solar collector to shut of the solar energy source.
  • Remove the batteries.
  • Let sit until the red LED on the bottom goes out showing you had drained the solar capacitor
  • Press the reset button (#10, below) for a full minute with a pointed object, such as a pen tip:

  • Reinsert fresh batteries
  • Uncover the solar collector.
  • LED(#11) should flash once per 16 seconds. If it is not flashing, the sensor array must be replaced.
  • Power down and up the console to resync(Remove batteries and AC Adapter then reinsert)
  • May take a few minutes for the outside array information to display on the console.

 

We also have a video which you can watch to walk you through the reset.

HOW TO: Reset Your WS-2902C Array

If the weather station array is not communicating properly with the indoor console AFTER performing ALL of the steps above, then the outdoor sensor array OR individual sensor/sensors will need to be replaced.

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You can connect the WS-2902D to Wi-Fi using a computer, smartphone, or tablet with a browser.

To connect the WS-2902D, connect the console to power and ensure the Wi-Fi symbol in the time area is flashing

If it is not, please press and hold the WIND + and PRESSURE – buttons at the same time for four seconds. (2) The Wi-Fi icon will begin flashing rapidly and the characters M-B will flash, indicating the console is broadcasting a Wi-Fi signal.

Access your Wi-Fi connection settings and look the following Wi-Fi network:

Connect to the network and then open a browser. Note: You may be told that the network has no internet.

Navigate to the following IP address: 192.168.4.1. You will be presented with the following screen:
If you are presented with a login screen, please leave the password blank and click login.

You will now be presented with the screen below.

You will want to navigate to the Wi-Fi Network area to connect to Wi-Fi. Click [SCAN ROUTER] to find the network, or enter the appropriate network name and the password.

Click [APPLY] to connect the console to Wi-Fi. You will receive a message confirming the successful connection.

 

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Introducing the WS-2902 Personal Weather Station

With a full range of sensors, this weather station will keep you informed of exactly what is happening right outside your door.


WS-2902 Accessories

Expand the capabilities of your WS-2902 Personal Weather Station with these accessories.


Unboxing and Setup

Here is how to properly setup your new WS-2902 Personal Weather Station from Ambient Weather.


HOW TO: Connect Your WS-2902 To WiFi

Here is how to connect your WS-2902 Personal Weather Station to Wifi.


Connecting your WS-2902

Connect your WS-2902 Personal Weather Station to AmbientWeather.net to access the data from anywhere.


HOW TO: Reset Your WS-2902 Array

How to reset your outdoor array for the WS-2902 weather station.


WS-2902D How To Connect to WiFi


WS-2902 How To Set Time Zone


WS-2902 Replacing Rain Gauge, Wind Speed & Wind Direction Sensors


WS-2902 Connecting Additional Sensors


WS-2902 Calibrate Sensors on Console