Davis Instruments 6162 & 6162C

Davis Instruments 6162 & 6162C

Vantage Pro2 Plus
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The 6162C is a cabled model.
Select the 6162 below if you prefer wireless.

MOUNTING POLE NOT INCLUDED

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DESCRIPTION

OVERVIEW

If you're looking for a superior weather station, the Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus Weather Station is as good as they come! Vantage Pro2 offers the professional weather observer and the serious weather enthusiast rugged performance and a wide range of options and sensors. You'll get your own local forecast, highs and lows, totals or averages, and graphs for virtually all weather variables over the past 24 hours, days, months or years on the included Vantage Pro2 console. Vantage Pro2 is also an excellent choice for emergency professionals, farmers, schools, researchers, municipalities, and others to monitor wind and moisture conditions, irrigation requirements, and potential flooding. It can be customized with a range of add-on options, such as additional temperature and humidity sensors, soil moisture stations, and long and short-range repeaters.

Two key factors that set the Vantage Pro2 apart from many other complete weather stations are the refresh rate and the transmission distance:

  • Refresh Rate - A packet of data is sent from the outdoor transmitter to the receiver every 2 1/2 seconds! This means when you look out the window and see the wind blowing, the weather station will reflect it almost immediately.
  • Transmission Distance (wireless models) - The first in its consumer price range to use frequency hopping spread spectrum radio technology, the Vantage Pro2 can transmit and receive data up to 1000' (300 m) line of sight. This is a much greater distance than most other weather stations. This technology also provides improved reception through multiple walls and greater immunity from RF interference.

The Davis Vantage Pro2 provides extensive additional information for each weather variable. These include daily highs and lows, temperature changes by the hour, air pressure changes and astronomical data such as moon phase and meteor showers. Additional consoles can be purchased for placement in other areas of your home such as a den, bedroom or backyard.

To make viewing weather data easier at night, Davis designed the Vantage Pro2 console with an easy-to-read backlit LCD display. A data collecting device in its own right, the console's built in sensors provide indoor temperature and humidity as well as barometric pressure measurements.

The Vantage Pro2 6162 outdoor Integrated Sensor Suite (ISS) is energized by a solar panel during the day and stored energy for power at night, making it an ideal product or gift for the "green" consumer. The solar panel is not included with the 6162C cabled version.

Vantage Pro2 Plus models include two additional sensors:

  • Solar Radiation Sensor measures solar radiation and solar energy. You can display solar radiation, highs for the day, month, and year as well as evapotranspiration and Temp/Hum/Sun/Wind (THSW) index, and set alarms for high readings. The diffuser element and housing are carefully designed for accurate cosine response. Silicon photo diode provides good match to solar spectrum. Two-piece housing minimizes radiation heating, allows convection cooling of the sensor, and prevents the trapping of water or dust.
  • UV Radiation Sensor measures the sunburning portion of the UV spectrum. Allows you to display UV index, UV index for the day, the daily, monthly, and yearly highs; or change scale to see UV in current, hourly and daily MEDs, dose rate, and daily and accumulated dose. You can also set an alarm to warn of high UV dose/index. Multilayer filter provides a spectral response that closely matches the Erythema Action Spectrum. Diffuser provides excellent cosine response. Two-piece housing minimizes radiation heating, allows convection cooling of the sensor, and prevents the trapping of water or dust.

You can set over 70 alarms on the Vantage Pro2 for multiple functions simultaneously. You can view over 80 graphs including additional analysis of temperature, rain, rain rate, wind, and barometric pressure. The ticker-tape display shows forecast details and additional information with over 100 different messages.

To view your weather data either on a PC, MAC or to stream the data to the online cloud you may purchase a WeatherLink data-logger and upload near real-time weather information.

All Davis Vantage Pro 2 Complete Weather Station models include:

  • Console with AC power adapter. Wireless console may also be powered using three C batteries. Batteries should also be added to cabled console for backup during power outages.
  • Integrated sensor suite with rain collector, temperature and humidity sensors, and anemometer. The temperature and humidity sensors are integrated beneath the rain collector (very nice).
  • 40 foot (12 meter) anemometer cable. The anemometer connects to the Sensor Interface Module (SIM) on the side of the rain gauge.
  • AeroCone with bird spikes. The AeroCone rain collector reduces wind-induced errors by providing a more aerodynamic path around the collector. Its contours are designed to streamline the airflow and reduce flow distortions. The design improves rain data accuracy in high wind situations where the horizontal wind velocity can cause under reporting. The inside of the rain collector is equally well designed, keeping intact the carefully engineered interior walls that reduce splash out during high rain conditions. The new debris screen locks into place, ensuring that it remains in place during high winds and heavy rainfall events. The rain collector has optional spikes that can be installed to avoid potential nesting.

The Vantage Pro2 6162C cabled version includes a 100 foot (30 meter) cable that connects the sensor suite to the console.

Not sure which model to choose? Visit our Davis Weather Stations Comparison Chart to help you decide. Includes the Davis Vantage Vue weather station as well.

Note: We do carry magnetic compasses to help you orient your anemometer to true north. Those can be located under the "Accessories" tab. For more information on set up, please visit the anemometer page on our WeatherShack education center.

Maximum Number of Each Transmitting Station Type:

Transmitting Station (total number cannot exceed 8)   Displayed on Console Logged by WeatherLink
Integrated Sensor Suite (included with station) One (1) One (1)
Anemometer Transmitter Kit (Davis 6332) One (1) One (1)
Leaf & Soil Moisture/Temp Station (Davis 6345) Two (2)* Two (2)*
Temperature Station (Davis 6372) Eight (8) Three (3)**
Temperature/Humidity Station (Davis 6382) Eight (8) Two (2)**
* One fully-populated station or two partially-populated stations (see Davis 6345).
** WeatherLink will log a maximum of three (3) Davis 6372 Temperature Stations or one (1) Temperature Station and two (2) Davis 6382 Temperature/Humidity Stations.
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Vantage Weather Stations Console Features
    Click here for a detailed comparison chart of Davis Vantage Weather Stations console features.
  • Solar Powered Integrated Sensor Suite
    The wireless, rugged outdoor sensor suite runs on solar power. A lithium battery provides backup at night and during cloudy, winter days. The cabled version receives power from the base station.
  • Temperature
    Current inside and outside temperature, and for each of the last 24 hours. High and low temperature alarms.
  • Humidity
    Current inside and outside humidity, and for each of the last 24 hours. High and low humidity alarms.
  • Barometric Pressure
    Current and for each of the last 24 hours. Five position trend arrow shows whether pressure is rising, falling, or stable. High pressure warning for storm clearing (rising trend) and low pressure for storm warning (falling trend).
  • Rainfall
    Rainfall for the last 15 minutes and the last 24 hours, 24 days, 24 months, and 24 years. Flash flood and 24 hour rain alarms. Rain gauge uses tipping bucket (self-emptying) technology.
  • Rain Rate
    Current and for each of the last 24 hours. Rain rate alarm.
  • Rain Storm
    Rainfall for the last 24 storms, with beginning and ending dates for each storm. Rain storm warning and alarm.
  • Wind Speed
    Current wind speed. Average for the last ten minutes and each of the last 24 hours. High and average wind speed alarms.
  • Wind Direction
    Current and for the last 24 hours, 24 days, and 24 months. Direction of high wind speed.
  • Wind Chill
    Current wind chill. Wind chill alarm.
  • Dew Point
    Current and for each of the last 24 hours. High and low dew point alarms.
  • Heat Index
    Current and for each of the last 24 hours. Heat index alarm.
  • Solar Radiation
    View solar radiation, highs for the day, month, and year as well as evapotranspiration and THSW index. Set alarms for high readings.
  • Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation
    View current UV index, UV index for the day, the daily, monthly, and yearly highs; or change scale to see UV in current, hourly and daily MEDs. Set alarm to warn of high UV dose/index.
  • Highs & Lows
    For most weather variables, with time and/or date, for each of the last 24 hours.
  • Sunrise/Sunset & Moon Phase
    Time of sunrise/sunset and moon phase at your location - it even takes daylight savings time into account!
  • On screen graphing
    Graph current conditions, averages, or highs and lows for the last 24 hours, days, months, or years.
  • Your Own Forecast
    The Vantage Pro2 forecast icons show sun, part sun, clouds, and rain, or snow. You may also check the scrolling ticker-tape at the bottom of the display for more details.
  • Optional Sensors
    Soil moisture, soil temperature, and more.

Major Dimensions:

  • Wireless Console: 10.625" x 6.125" x 1.625" (270mm x 156mm x 41mm)
  • Cabled Console: 9.625" x 6.125" x 1.625" (244mm x 156mm x 41mm)
  • LCD Display: 5.94" x 3.375" (151mm x 86mm)
  • ISS Anemometer Side:
    14 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 17 1/2" (370mm x 130mm x 445mm)
  • ISS Rain Collector Side:
    11" x 9" x 13 1/2" (280mm x 230mm x 340mm)

Backup Battery Life:

  • Wireless Vantage Pro2 Console/Receiver: 274 days
  • Wireless Vantage Pro2 Sensors: 240 days
  • Cabled Vantage Pro2 Console & Sensors: 27 days
  • Note: Actual battery life will vary depending on station setup and usage.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Average Customer Rating 4.7 4.5 stars (based on 27 reviews)

Displaying reviews 1-10 of 27
By William
From Babylon, NY
5 stars Weather Station
11/05/2018
Davis weather station arrived quickly (3 days)was easy to set-up and works as advertised.
By Greg
From Fort Worth, TX
5 stars Great product
10/29/2018
This is my 3rd Weather station. I've had to leave the other ones when I moved. This is the most advanced yet. I love it.
By Paul
From Hood River, OR
5 stars Easy Station Set-up
08/27/2018
Well described instructions to assemble. I read through first and knew what came next.
By Mike
From Macungie, PA
5 stars Davis Solar-Powered Wireless Vantage Pro2 Plus Weather Stati
03/06/2018
I am replacing my 14 year old Davis vantage pro 2 with a new one. I have never had an issue until now and it was the thermometer/humidity sensor failed and had no choice but to upgrade. These systems are fantastic and highly advise their use if you love the weather like I do.
By James
From Medina, OH
5 stars Excellent Station but Setting up the Console...
01/24/2018
I had been admiring the Davis Vantage Pro weather stations for years before finally springing for one now (January 2018). The kit contained everything I needed for the setup and use of the system -- except for a place to mount it. The wireless ISS, as Davis calls it, came fully-assembled and with mounting hardware flexible enough to accommodate at least three configurations and two stands. I chose to mount the ISS on a TV mast pole over a grassy lawn area, and installed the anemometer and wind vane on a rooftop mast with optional wireless transmitter. Outside of the physical/mechanical efforts the most difficult part of the installation was setting up the Console. The button-pressing combinations seemed counter-intuitive but once learned (like setting a digital watch) are manageable though you'll want to keep the manual nearby for some time after! The LCD panel has a clear layout and a nice, bright amber backlight that is manually controlled. Overall I am very pleased with my sophisticated new system and the ease of the wireless configuration -- no cables to run through walls or windows.
By Matthew
From Micco, FL
5 stars Davis pro 2 plus
12/14/2017
Professional equipment, easy ordering, fast delivery
By Joe
From Alamogordo, NM
5 stars Review of Vantage Pro 2 Plus (6162)
04/03/2017
Already being the owner of the Vantage Pro (13 years old now) I had no problem setting up the 6162. The only adjustment I had to make was to calibrate the Inside Temperature sensor ( a 2 minute task ) So far the station has performed flawlessly. The greatest feature of this station is the UV and Solar Sensors on the ISS. Being in the Southwest Desert the Sun definitely affects our lifestyle as well as our vegetable garden. The Package was shipped out almost instantly and arrived soon in perfect condition. The price of the station at WeatherShack was the best between major suppliers of the Vantage Pro!
By Charlie
From Longmont, CO
5 stars Vantage Pro2 Plus
03/03/2016
This collection of instruments was installed easily and is working as advertised.
By Leslie
From Denver, CO
5 stars Must have Weather Station
10/27/2014
My weather station arrived when it was supposed to and we got it up and running with a few questions to ask a tech person, and now it is working fine and we love it!
By gary
From wooster ohio, AA
5 stars weather station
01/06/2014
Very happy with product

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