Temperature Sensor Placement/Mounting Instructions

Location of your outdoor temperature sensor is important.

Note:  Temporarily secure sensors in place for a few hours before permanently mounting them, to be sure they will read to your clock or weather station from that location.

Temperature / Temperature-Humidity Sensors

  • Mount the sensor vertically at least 6 feet off the ground.
  • Provide good airflow around the sensor.
  • Direct sunlight can inflate the temperature reading, so a north-side, shaded location is best.
  • If you have a solar panel on the sensor it will need to be charged. Mounting the sensor facing east will allow it to charge with the cooler morning sun.
  • Be aware of heat sources such as soffit or dryer vents, windows or door frames.

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 iconSensor Weather Shield - Hard to find a good spot for your sensor?  The Sensor Weather Shield is designed to protect your outdoor temperature/humidity sensor from rain and snow.  This shield will offer limited protection from the sun's heat.  Click here for more information.

IMPORTANT: Some rain and wind sensors transmit to the temperature/humidity sensor and others send directly to the weather station display. Consider the transmission distance to the unit that will receive the signal when choosing a location to mount your sensors. If your sensors are corded, be sure to secure any additional cord from blowing around.

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