Instructions - Ambient Weather

Ambient Weather
6845 W. Frye Road
Chandler, AZ 85226
TEL 480-283-1644  FAX 480-346-3381
www.AmbientWeather.com
product, including the Linux computer (SheevaPlug), 4 HB SD
card and operating system. The operating system is referred to as
MeteoHub, developed by www.MeteoHub.de .
WeatherHub2 Quick Start Guide
Note: The WeatherHub2 Network Storage Link has been
programmed by Ambient Weather before you receive it. For
warranty replacement, please contact Ambient Weather directly.
Ambient Weather warranties this product for 1 year.
Table of Contents
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Introduction ............................................................................ 1
Packing List............................................................................ 1
Connections ........................................................................... 1
IP Addressing......................................................................... 2
Browser Access ..................................................................... 3
System Info ............................................................................ 3
Weather Station Settings ....................................................... 4
Sensor Settings...................................................................... 5
Weather Networks ................................................................. 6
Weather Underground Registration ................................... 6
Power Down Precautions .................................................. 8
SD Card Read-Write Switch .............................................. 8
More Information ................................................................ 9
Liability Disclaimer ............................................................. 9
Warranty Information ......................................................... 9
1
Introduction
The unit has been tested thoroughly before shipping.
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Packing List
The packing list is as follows:
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2.
3.
4.
5.
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WeatherHub2 Linux Computer (SheevaPlug)
WeatherHub2 AC adaptor
4.0GB SD Card (programmed)
Ethernet Cable
WeatherHub2 CD
Connections
Note: Never plug in or unplug the SD card when the
WeatherHub2 is powered up. This can damage the SD card.
Always make sure the device power is disconnected.
Connect the WeatherHub2 Linux Computer as follows:
Note: For technical issues, please email info@meteohub.de
1. Connect the Ethernet cable from the Ethernet Port on
the back of the WeatherHub2 to your router.
The following quick start programming guide provides basic
instructions for connecting your WeatherHub2 to your weather
station and router and the Internet.
2. Insert the SD Card provided into slot on the side of the
WeatherHub2. The pins on the SD card face upwards.
Note: Ambient Weather uses the terms WeatherHub2 and
MeteoHub interchangeably. WeatherHub2 is the complete
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3. Connect the USB cable (provided with the weather station
or purchased separately) into the USB Port on the side of
the WeatherHub2 and into the weather station.
4. communication port. If you have a weather station with a
serial port, you will need a USB converter and serial cable
available here:
http://www.ambientweather.com/cousbto9sead.html
and
http://www.ambientweather.com/secoca6.html
5. Connect the AC power adaptor to the WeatherHub2. The
unit will turn on and the top status light will turn solid on
after approximately one minute.
6. After about 1 minute, Ethernet lights should both be solid
on. The WeatherHub2 is now ready to use.
Figure 1
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IP Addressing
The WeatherHub2 is programmed from the factory for dynamic
addressing (or DHCP). This allows to you to address the unit from
any computer on your network without modifying the IP address.
However, since it is dynamic, you will have to determine the
address that was assigned to the unit.
To determine this address, load and install the IPScan tool
provided on the CD. You can also download it here:
http://www.download25.com/install/free-ip-scanner.html
For Mac and Linux users, visit:
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http://www.angryip.org/w/Download
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System Info
From the Menu Bar, select System Info. Record the Mac
Address and System-ID for warranty purposes.
Select the Start Scanning button. After the scan is complete,
locate IP address associated with the Host Name METEOPLUG
(or METEOHUB). In the example figure below, the IP address
was assigned to 192.168.1.77.
From the Menu Bar, select Maintenance. Record the Activation
Code for warranty purposes.
Store this information in a safe place for warranty service!
MAC:
System-ID (case sensitive):
Activation Code (case sensitive):
Figure 2
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Browser Access
Enter this IP address into your web browser. In the example
above, this would be http:// 192.168.1.77
When prompted for the Username and Password, enter:
Username: meteohub
Password: meteohub
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Reference Figure 5.
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Name: Enter any name for your weather station (optional). This is
helpful if you have more than one weather station.
Weather Station Settings
From the side Menu bar, select Weather Station.
Select your weather station type and then Save.
Type of Connection: Under Available Devices, you will see
your weather station connection type (if properly connected and
communicating). Enter the Type of Connection (1) and Device (2)
specified under available devices.
Note: If you own an Ambient Weather WS-1080, WS-1090 or
WS-2080 weather station, choose the WH-1080, W-8681,…
option.
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Note: if there are two devices listed, choose the first one in the
list. If there are no devices listed, this will be grayed out, and is
not required.
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Sensor Settings
From the Menu Bar, select Sensors. Select the appropriate
sensors for your system and add any additional sensors not listed.
For other non-critical settings on this page, visit
www.meteohub.de to download the full manual. Select Save
when complete.
Entering a Name for your sensor is optional.
In general, weather stations have the following default sensor IDs:
Figure 5
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Type
Indoor
ID
thb0
Outdoor
th0
UV
uv0
Solar
sol0
rain
rain0
wind
wind0
Description
t=temperature (indoor)
h=humidity (indoor)
b=barometer
0=no specific channel number
Most weather stations have the indoor
temperature, humidity and barometer built
into the console.
t=temperature (outdoor)
h=humidity (outdoor)
0=no specific channel number
All of the weather stations include an
outdoor temperature and humidity sensor.
The default is no channel number.
uv=ultra-violet radiation
0=no specific channel number
Most weather stations do not include a UV
sensor and is optional.
sol=solar radiation
0=no specific channel number
Most weather stations do not include a
Solar Radiation sensor and is optional.
rain=rain gauge
0=no specific channel number
wind= anemometer
0=no specific channel number
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Note that you can define multiple channel numbers if your
weather station has more than one of each sensor (example,
channel 1,2,3 outdoor temperature, or th1, th2, and th3). In most
cases, these sensors are optional.
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Weather Networks
Once all of the sensors have reported in, Select Weather
Networks.
For some weather stations, this may take a while for the sensors
to report in.
The following example details the steps for registering your
weather station with Weather Underground. For more detailed
information on publishing to other servers, including your own
website, please reference the MeteoHub user manual (referenced
in the appendix).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not add Additional sensors. The weather
station sensors will automatically report in, as shown in Figure 6.
10 Weather Underground Registration
1. To sign up your station with Weather Underground, visit:
http://www.wunderground.com/wxstation/signup.html
2. Enter your Weather Underground Station ID and
Password.
3. Select the Weather Underground checkbox.
4. Enable rapid fire to update up to the second data.
5. Select Save
6. Enter the appropriate sensors you entered on the Sensor
page for reporting to the weather servers. If the sensor list
is not displayed, make sure you select Save first.
7. Select Save to complete the registration.
Figure 6
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11 Power Down Precautions
Note: It is important to perform a graceful shutdown of the
WeatherHub2. Failure to perform this procedure when power is
removed from the device may corrupt the SD Card.
1. Select the Maintenance panel from the menu.
2. Under System Control, MeteoHub System, select the
Reboot button. Carefully watch the blue light on the
WeatherHub2. When the blue flight flashes off, quickly
unplug the WeatherHub2 from power. If you wait too long
(you have several seconds to unlug), the system will
reboot again.
Figure 9
12 SD Card Read-Write Switch
Note: The high quality Transcend Secure Digital Card
includes a read-write lock switch on the left hand side, as shown
in Figure 9. The yellow lock switch must always be in the UP
position (read-write). If the LOCK is ON, the WeatherHub2 will
continuously reboot and will not function.
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www.AmbientWeather.com
Questions or comments about this manual? We are always striving to
improve our documentation. Please send your comments to
support@ambientweather.com .
14 Liability Disclaimer
The electrical and electronic wastes contain hazardous
substances. Disposal of electronic waste in wild country and/or in
unauthorized grounds strongly damages the environment.
Reading the “User manual” is highly recommended. The
manufacturer and supplier cannot accept any responsibility for
any incorrect readings and any consequences that occur should
an inaccurate reading take place.
This product is designed for personal use as indication of weather
conditions. This product is not to be used for medical purposes or
for public information.
The specifications of this product may change without prior notice.
This product is not a toy. Keep out of the reach of children.
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No part of this manual may be reproduced without written
authorization of the manufacturer.
13 More Information
MeteoHub is a Copyright of smartbedded UG (haftungsbeschränkt), all
rights reserved. Please visit www.meteohub.de for firmware and manual
updates.
Ambient, LLC WILL NOT ASSUME LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES
ASSOCIATED WITH THE OPERATION OR MALFUNCTION OF
THIS PRODUCT.
Note: Ambient Weather has licensed the WeatherHub2 for one weather
station. For additional weather station licenses, visit www.meteohub.de
15 Warranty Information
For technical assistance, please email info@meteohub.de
Ambient, LLC provides a 1-year limited warranty on this product
against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship.
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This limited warranty begins on the original date of purchase, is
valid only on products purchased and only to the original
purchaser of this product. To receive warranty service, the
purchaser must contact Ambient, LLC for problem determination
and service procedures.
Warranty service can only be performed by Ambient, LLC. The
original dated bill of sale must be presented upon request as proof
of purchase to Ambient, LLC.
Your Ambient, LLC warranty covers all defects in material and
workmanship with the following specified exceptions: (1) damage
caused by accident, unreasonable use or neglect (lack of
reasonable and necessary maintenance); (2) damage resulting
from failure to follow instructions contained in your owner’s
manual; (3) damage resulting from the performance of repairs or
alterations by someone other than an authorized Ambient, LLC
authorized service center; (4) units used for other than home use
(5) applications and uses that this product was not intended.
This warranty covers only actual defects within the product itself,
and does not cover the cost of installation or removal from a fixed
installation, normal set-up or adjustments, claims based on
misrepresentation by the seller or performance variations resulting
from installation-related circumstances.
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