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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Sensor 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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