Yes, we are open!  Thank you for supporting small business.  Be safe!
Davis Instruments 6163

Davis Instruments 6163

Wireless Vantage Pro2 Plus w/ Fan Aspiration
Model: 6163
List Price: $1395.00
Our Price: $1255.95
FREE SHIPPING
Lowest price too low to advertise,
CLICK HERE for a lower price.

MOUNTING POLE NOT INCLUDED

Expected to Ship On or Before 12/08/2020
See Cart for Delivery Date & Shipping Options
WeatherLink Computer/Online Interface Help Me DecideHelp Me Decide
Additional Wireless Console Help Me DecideHelp Me Decide
Sensor Transmitter for Anemometer Help Me DecideHelp Me Decide
Mounting Hardware Help Me DecideHelp Me Decide
Compass Help Me DecideHelp Me Decide

Quantity:

Share This Item:

Free Shipping for Continental U.S. orders over $50
30-day Satisfaction Guarantee

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 - 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 6163 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 Davis 6163 also includes Davis Instruments patented 24-hour Fan-Aspirated Radiation Shield for maximum accuracy of temperature and humidity readings. The system has additional radiation shield plates and a second solar power panel, which powers a motor-driven fan. The fan draws air through the sensor chamber 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Airflow across the sensors is 500 feet per minute (2.5 m/s). At night, when the effects of radiation are less, the solar-powered model runs on battery power and the airflow is 280 feet per minute (1.4 m/s). In far northern or southern latitudes, or in areas with extended periods of heavy cloud cover, there may not be enough sunshine to power the fan or recharge the battery during the winter. However, as the level of sunlight goes down, the need for fan aspiration also diminishes. The fan will start running and the battery will recharge as soon as sufficient sunlight returns.

Vantage Pro2 Plus model 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 Pro2 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.

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
Live
Integrated Sensor Suite (included with station) One (1) Eight (8)*
Multi-Sensor Transmitter Kit (Davis 6631 or 6332) One (1) Eight (8)*
Leaf & Soil Moisture/Temp Station (Davis 6345) Two (2)+ Eight (8)*
+ Two partially-populated stations (see Davis 6345) or one fully-populated station (see Davis 6345CS)
* WeatherLink Live supports up to 8; ISS, transmitters or sensors
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.
  • Solar Powered Fan-Aspirated Radiation Shield
    Includes additional radiation shield plates and a second solar power panel, which powers a motor-driven fan.
  • 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 spoon (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.

Major Dimensions:

  • Console: 10.625" x 6.125" x 1.625" (270mm x 156mm x 41mm)
  • LCD Display: 5.94" x 3.375" (151mm x 86mm)
  • Integrated Sensor Suite:
    • 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)

Integrated Sensor Suite Mounting:

  • With the supplied U-bolt, the ISS can be mounted on a pole or rod having an outside diameter ranging from 1.25" to 1.75" (32 to 44 mm).

Backup Battery Life:

  • Vantage Pro2 Console/Receiver: 274 days
  • Vantage Pro2 Sensors: 240 days

Note: Actual battery life will vary depending on station setup and usage.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Average Customer Rating 4.9 5 stars (based on 57 reviews)

Displaying reviews 1-10 of 57
By Dave
From Hillsborough, CA
5 stars This is the best home weather station on the market.
10/27/2020
This weather station was a replacement for a 25 year old Davis station that was still working, but I wanted some of the new features. It is very accurate and easy to operate. Weather Shack delivered the station exactly as they had promised.
By Bryan
From Greenville, TX
5 stars Product is great
09/25/2020
I love being away from home and being able to see the weather conditions at home.
By Seth
From Brooklyn, NY
5 stars Fantastic
09/17/2020
Extremely well made, and very thorough install instructions. The console is a little antiquated (it takes C batteries !) , but it is nice having a physical display if you don't want to be always looking at your phone.
By Ken
From Richmond, TX
5 stars Love the unit and price
05/17/2020
The price and quality of the unit is outstanding. The displays inside temp is not accurate and it typically 2 degrees higher than what the actual temp is. The inside humidity is accurate. I love the Davis weather station. The quality it superior to other stations have seen.
By Michael
From McKinney, TX
5 stars Great Product
03/30/2020
This is the second Vantage Pro my first one lasted 15 years in the Texas heat and storms. I love having my own weather station and Davis stations are the best.
By William
From Hillsboro, OR
5 stars Ideal product for my vineyard
11/16/2019
This product has great quality and I am very pleased with its performance thus far. One thing I didn't order and should have is the leaf wetness sensor, and I will ultimately get a soil moisture sensor. I also went back and obtained the wireless anemometer setup because I have to put the anemometer much further from the ISS. Another interesting aside is that the WU integration isn't so straightforward. The PC software that you use with it , while primitive, has a small operational footprint and is also scalable. It also has a method to track your weather through weatherlink.com to have an easier way to setup for web viewing. It only has a 15 minute resolution however, unless you use the WU interface, which will send updates almost continuously, which makes great graphs online. The greatest attribute of the Davis product is that it is scalable and modular. I started with an acquirer 5-in-1, and that's an OK product, but, at the end of the day, if you want serious and accurate weather data and scalability, then this is the station for you.
By Dave
From Somerville, NJ
4 stars Davis Pro 2 Plus
10/21/2019
Installation was quick and simple.
By Stuart
From Jupiter, FL
5 stars Simply awesome
09/27/2019
Incredibly accurate, really just love the way I works. Support was fast and the best I've seen for any company . You guys are true professionals.
By Mark
From Princeton, TX
5 stars Davis Pro2Plus
07/17/2019
I'm very pleased with all aspects of the unit!
By Harry
From Hope Mills, NC
5 stars Complete Station
06/13/2019
Contains all the sensors for a complete home weather station including uv and solar radiation sensors. Nicely packaged together. Easy setup and mounting. The daytime aspirated fan provides more accurate temperature measurements. Using the optional 6100 Weatherlink live internet interface allows the monitor to be mounted anywhere you desire and still stream live data.

ACCESSORIES

Accessories for your Davis Instruments 6163
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6312
Vantage Pro2 Wireless Console
Our Price: $265.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6316
Wireless Weather Envoy
Our Price: $166.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6332
Vantage Pro2 Solar-Powered Wireless Multi-Sensor Transmitter
Our Price: $148.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6345
Vantage Pro2 Leaf Wetness & Soil Moisture/Temp Station
Our Price: $220.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6351
Vantage Vue Console
Our Price: $175.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6410
Vantage Pro & Pro2 Anemometer
Our Price: $139.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6420
Vantage Pro2 Leaf Wetness Sensor
Our Price: $117.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6440
Vantage Pro2 Soil Moisture Sensor
Our Price: $58.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6450
Vantage Pro2 Solar Radiation Sensor
Our Price: $166.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6470
Vantage Pro2 Steel Temperature Probe
Our Price: $54.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6490
Vantage Pro2 UV Sensor
Our Price: $346.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6673
Vantage Pro2 Sensor Mounting Shelf
Our Price: $31.95
Product Title
Davis Instruments 7654
Long Range Repeater
Our Price: $292.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 7656
Omni Antenna for Long Range Repeater
Our Price: $189.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 7660
Yagi Antenna for Long Range Repeater
Our Price: $157.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 7716
Davis Mounting Tripod
Our Price: $124.95 - $132.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 7717
Vantage Pro2/Vue Mounting Pole Kit
Our Price: $42.95
Product Title
Davis Instruments 7904
Vantage Pro2 Replacement Wind Vane
Our Price: $13.95
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6510SER
WeatherLink Serial Data-Logger
Our Price: $157.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6510USB
WeatherLink USB Data-Logger
Our Price: $157.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 7876
Vantage Pro2 Extension Cables
Our Price: $17.95 - $72.95
Product Title
Davis Instruments 7905L
Vantage Pro2 Large Wind Cups
Our Price: $13.95
Product Title
RainWise MONOMT
MK-III Mono Mount
Our Price: $59.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6328
Vantage Pro2 Plus Wireless Sensor Suite w/ Fan Aspiration
Our Price: $917.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6612
Heavy Duty Solar Power Kit
Our Price: $265.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6614
Solar Power Kit
Our Price: $238.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6616
Extra Solar Panel Kit
Our Price: $153.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6618
Universal Shelter Enclosure
Our Price: $85.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments Vantage Connect
Our Price: $827.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 7758
Davis Standard Motor Kit for Fan-Aspirated Radiation Shield
Our Price: $49.95 - $63.95
Product Title
Tru-Find Compass
Compass w/Lanyard
Sale Price: $8.95
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6462
Vantage Pro2 Replacement Rain AeroCone Kit
Our Price: $31.95
Product Title
Davis Instruments 7721
Vantage Pro2 Rain Collector Cone and Heater
Our Price: $225.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6627
USB Power Cord
Our Price: $6.95
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6100
WeatherLink LIVE
Our Price: $225.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6331
Vantage Pro2 AC Powered Wireless Multi-Sensor Transmitter
Our Price: $130.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6834
Temperature & Humidity Sensor with RJ Connector
Our Price: $63.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 7346-070
Temperature & Humidity Digital Sensor Board
Our Price: $49.95
Product Title
Davis Instruments 7345-425
Vantage Pro2 Tipping Spoon Replacement Kit
Our Price: $49.95
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6415
Sonic Anemometer for Vantage Pro2 Weather Station and ISS
Our Price: $445.95
FREE SHIPPING
Product Title
Davis Instruments 6466
AeroCone Rain Collector with Mounting Base
Our Price: $94.95
FREE SHIPPING
Why Shop with WeatherShack.com? 60 Day Guarantee
Why Shop with WeatherShack.com Why Shop with WeatherShack.com Staff Note Staff Note

Our Customers Say