Product description of WN1981
Sensor: Piezoelectric rain gauge; Ultrasonic wind speed, gust speed,
and wind direction; Temperature; Humidity; Solar light intensity and UV index;
Display: WLAN gateway; Barometric; Temperature; Humidity;
Although WN1980 could be as Wi-Fi gateway to pair with all ecowitt sensors and upload their data to Internet, only some sensors' data could display on WN1980 console, such as 8 channels WN30/WN31/WN36, WN32 outdoor sensor and WH40 rain gauge sensor. By the way, WS90's temperature, humidity, wind speed/direction, rainfall data and WS68's wind speed/direction data could display on WN1980, while their UV&Light data Not.
Website page: ecowitt.net; 192.168.4.1;
Weather servers support: Wunderground; Weathercloud; WeatherObservationWebsite; Customized (Homeseer; Homeassistant;)
Specifications (WS90 Sensor)
|Wind speed||0m/s to 40m/s||<10m/s, ±0.5m/s; ≥10m/s, ±5%||0.1m/s|
|Wind direction||0° to 359°||<2m/s, ±10°; ≥2m/s, ±7°||1°|
|Temperature||-40°C to 60°C||±0.3°C (± 0.6°F)||0.1°C (± 0.1°F)|
|Humidity||1% to 99%||±3.5%||0.01|
|Light||0Klux to 200Klux||±15%||0.1Klux|
Sensor (backup): 2 x AA 1.5V battery (not included)
Sensor solar panel (built-in): 6.5V/4mA
Specifications (WN1980_C display)
|Barometric||300 to 1100 hPa (8.85 to 32.5 inHg)||± 5hPa||0.1hPa (0.01 inHg)|
|Temperature (Indoor)||-10°C to 60°C (-14°F to 140°F)||± 0.3°C (± 0.6°F)||0.1°C (0.1°F)|
|Humidity (Indoor)||1% to 99%||± 3.5%||1%
Power supply: Type-C power cable
Backup power: 2 x AA batteries (Support Min. 48 hours working)
Transmission between gateway and sensor
Transmission distance in open field: 150 m (500 ft.) depend on environment
RF frequency: 433/868/915/920 MHz depending on location
Sensor reporting interval: 8.8 seconds
Transmission between gateway and Wi-Fi router
Transmission distance in open field: 50 m (165 ft.) depending on router and environment
RF Frequency: 2.4 GHz
WLAN and Ethernet: 802.11 b/g/n
Updates on the Internet: Customize 1-5 minutes (recommend 1 minute)
1* WS90 sensor
1* WN1980_C Display/Gateway/Console
1* Type-C power cable
1* User manual
I upgraded from the Ecowitt GW1100 Wi-Fi Weather Station Sensor Gateway and was excited to have more functionality. Both the WN1980 display and WS90 weather station came with NO instructions at all. I'm a weather enthusiast and have had weather stations for 50+ years, so I was able to figure out how to set it up. But a novice retiree would definitely have some issues. It still was a bit dicey to setup and I eventually got it.
PROS: Nice display and weather station for the price with a lot of features and able to add a other Ecowitt devices.
CONS: Instructions are non-existent and setup it horrible. Mounting is not a standard antenna pole, and you have to purchase a PVC or smaller 1" mounting pole. I've had a haptic sensors before (rain, wind) with my WeatherFlow Tempest Weather System, so I know what to expect as not so accurate. But waiting to see after a few days how the Ecowitt does with wind and rain.
Other than that not bad for the price and nice compact weather system.