La Crosse Technology WS-2815U-IT-AL Professional Weather Center with Solar Wind Sensor

La Crosse Technology WS-2815U-IT-AL Professional Weather Center with Solar Wind Sensor

La Crosse Technology WS-2815U-IT-AL Professional Weather Center with Solar Wind Sensor

  • Complete wireless weather forecast icons and tendency arrows based on barometric pressure
  • Wireless outdoor temperature & humidity sensor, solar wind sensor, wireless rain sensor, and USB transceiver to download measurements to computer
  • 12 to 24 hour pressure historical graph and weather measurement records storage up to 1797 data sets
  • Solar wind readings, including speed, direction, and chill and wireless rain measurements
  • Min/Max and Hi/Low alarm for all values

Have the convenience of your own professional weather center in your home. Value priced with many benefits, such as: wireless solar powered wind sensor, self-emptying rain bucket, weather resistant thermo-hygro sensor and USB transceiver to download historical data. Displays all of your weather needs: IN/OUT temperature & humidity, wind direction, speed, and gust, total rainfall, MIN/MAX values, barometric pressure with historical graph. All wireless transmission sent rapidly to the inside display giving you piece of mind instantly. Outdoor temperature & humidity sensor offers you a 200 ft range of distance.

List Price: $ 279.95

Price: $ 212.30

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3 Responses to “La Crosse Technology WS-2815U-IT-AL Professional Weather Center with Solar Wind Sensor”

  1. 22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    NEVER, EVER Purchase a Low Quality La Crosse Station, October 7, 2013
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    This review is from: La Crosse Technology WS-2815U-IT-AL Professional Weather Center with Solar Wind Sensor (Misc.)
    ORIGINAL AUG 2011
    My first La Crosse station was a WS2810U-IT purchased at Costco. It is virtually identical to this Amazon model with a rain gauge and wind anemometer. I had this unit for a couple of years and had multiple troubles for the entire time. I DON’T recommend a purchase at any price. Be wary of any product from Lacrosse because of the poor quality control, poor performance and poor customer support.

    UPDATE OCT 2013: Tried an almost identical Costco Lacrosse C86234 one more time; hoping that my first La Crosse “lemon” was a rare quality control problem. THE RESULT? My second Lacrosse is just as bad as the first one; this time it never communicated to the display station at all. This second unit goes back to Costco and I will absolutely, positively, never purchase another Lacrosse product again; as they have wasted too much valuable time in my ever shortening life. As a last punishment and theft of my time, it took about 30 minutes just to get the unit back in the original packaging container to return to Costco.

    The display unit virtually never connected with the temperature-humidity sensor without extreme effort and multiple trials. I can’t count how many hours and how many times I have reinstalled brand new batteries and following the instructions absolutely, and explicitly, trying to get a remote connection. I know it’s an inexpensive unit but it should be an easy setup and should work for more than a year without major problems. Here are some of the problems I have had over the past several years with the unit:

    1. The rain gauge is not even close to being accurate; I carefully experimented with simulated rainfall from a sprinkler in a very scientific manner. My best estimate is that it is at least 100% off. Many others have complained about the same problem on the technical weather station websites.

    2. The set up procedure is hit or miss most of the time…if you want a normal life to spend with your family…buy a unit from another manufacturer where you will not be spending most of your life trying to get the unit to work consistently.

    3. Lacrosse states that 1.5 Volt batteries must register at least 1.48 Volts for proper operation. You would think the technical designers would accommodate a small voltage drop, but the primary reason for their voltage statement is to cover up the other problems with the device, especially the difficulty of the remote communication between the rain gage, anemometer, and the temperature-humidity sensor. In other words, shift as much blame on the purchaser as possible.

    4. The wind sensor has two AA rechargeable batteries that went bad after one year, even though the unit was always pointed into a southern exposure. The wind gage never again worked properly even though I replaced the original AA’s with two high quality Sanyo Enerloop AA rechargables.

    5. The computer software display is adequate, but even though I am computer literate and an engineer, I had too much trouble trying to figure out where the files and templates would be stored. Again, they don’t make anything easy for customers. The software manual is poorly written.

    My first Lacrosse station went to the dumpster in frustration. The second one is going back to Costco tomorrow. Do yourself a favor; carefully read all the negative reviews and look for a different product. Davis Instruments sells much higher quality and more reliable weather stations. You will have to pay more , but at least you can keep your blood pressure down by not dealing with the frustration of trying to get a low quality La Crosse product to work consistently.
    Auburn, WA

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  2. 18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not worth the price, May 19, 2013
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    Fizbin

    This review is from: La Crosse Technology WS-2815U-IT-AL Professional Weather Center with Solar Wind Sensor (Misc.)
    For the price this unit does not perform. If it were in the $30-$50 price range it would be worth it. This is my third unit, I bought it at Costco and easily returned it for another unit after a month-ish when it started to fail to send wind data. The second one started failing to send any wind data after about 4 months. The base and wind vane, and transmitter are all within about 30 feet. Tech support did their best to try and help me resynch all the pieces in a specific sequence, but having to go up on the roof/ladder to detach the wind sensor each time I need to do this got very old. Tech support sent me a new wind sensor, which made no difference, so that is unit #3. Now over the past couple of years I have had this unit, I live with the wind data drop outs that sometimes last for half a day. The sensor is solar powered and I’m in Central Texas so it gets plenty of sunshine.

    The next issue is the outdoor humidity, 6 months ago it stopped sensing over around 50%, most of the time it sits at 1%, so that is totally broken.

    The rain gauge, whereas it does seem to sense the rain, on a handful of occasions it has recorded .25 inch on totally clear days. The math on the hr,24hr,week,month, all don’t add up. I can get .5 in a 1hr period and the other stats may not change at all.

    I do like the software that comes with it, and like the wireless ability to send the date to a PC, good job on this part.

    In the end, it is still Chinese crap and acts like it.
    My birthday list has Davis Instruments 6250 Vantage Vue, as it is a higher end unit, has great reviews and is Made in USA.

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  3. Linda Alexander "Alex" Reply October 13, 2014 at 8:07 pm
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Difficult to set up, May 24, 2013
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    This review is from: La Crosse Technology WS-2815U-IT-AL Professional Weather Center with Solar Wind Sensor (Misc.)
    After repeated attempts, was unable to sync the unit for use. Found it impossible to contact customer support. Did try emailing, and all I received was a generic response. Possibly could have gotten it to work if I had been able to speak with someone. Not sure that LaCrosse is able to support their products any longer.

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