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Davis Weather Stations and WeatherCat

WeatherCat is able to obtain data from the following weather station models from Davis Instruments:

  1. Vantage Vue
  2. Vantage Pro-2 product line, including the Weather Envoy and the WeatherLinkIP data-logger.

In order to connect your Macintosh to a Davis Vantage station (either the Vue or Vantage Pro-2 line) you need some sort of data logger. There are two possible choices:

Even if you intend to run WeatherCat software, you must purchase either the USB or IP data logger in order to physically connect your Macintosh to your Davis weather station. In addition for the moment, the Davis WeatherLink software is required for a number of adjust tasks not yet supported by WeatherCat like adjust the baseline values of a Davis Weather Envoy. We have compiled a list of the trade-offs between the Davis USB and IP data loggers:

A comparison of the Davis USB and IP data loggers for the Vantage-2/Vue line of weather stations

If you decide to go with the Davis USB data logger, you'll need to download the latest drivers for that USB interface. Information on that can be found below in the troubleshooting section.

WeatherCat can also use the following discontinued Davis weather stations:

  1. Vantage Pro
  2. Monitor
  3. Wizard

Troubleshooting and general tips for users of Davis Vantage Pro-2 and Vantage Vue stations:

Electronic Interference Effects on Station Hardware/Data Logger/USB Cable

Potentially incompatible weather station hardware for use with Macintoshes

Obtaining the latest drivers for use with Davis data loggers

Correcting erroneous barometric pressure readings from Davis Weather Envoys

Errors resulting from not having all instruments connected to ISS station: comms are "Bad - Check Installation (0.00%)"

Capacity of the Davis data-logger to store weather data depending on the chosen sampling interval

Retain rain and evapotranspiration data when replacing your old Davis console with a new one

How to change the station transmitter IDs for Davis Vantage Pro-2 hardware

How to clear the data logger in a Weather Envoy using Davis WeatherLink software for Mac

How to setup the Davis WeatherLinkIP™ data logger

How to reset a Davis WeatherLinkIP data logger and other troubleshooting tips

How to upgrade a Davis WeatherLinkIP data logger to the latest firmware

Additional resources for troubleshooting Davis weather stations

Davis Weather Support page This page includes links to the Davis knowledge base, downloadable documentation, software updates, hardware specifications, installation guides and much more.

Davis Instruments channel on YouTube This is the company presences on YouTube and includes general interest videos, but also includes videos on performing repairs to your Davis instruments.

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