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Overview

The RAWS-P is a CR1000-based weather station that combines flexibility with ease of use. With the RAWS-P, sensors and mounting peripherals are purchased separately--allowing you to customize your station exactly the way you want it.

Even with this flexibility, however, installation is easy because the selected sensors are simply attached to color-coded, keyed connectors on the outside of the RAWS-P enclosure. Besides the connectors, a wiring panel is provided that allows the attachment of additional sensors.

Benefits and Features

  • Monitors, records, and transmits meteorological data relevant to fire danger prediction.
  • Preprogrammed to monitor wind speed and direction, air temperature and relative humidity, precipitation, barometric pressure, and solar radiation sensors.
  • Complies with the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) weather station standard.

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Detailed Description

Our RAWS-P is the core of a permanent station designed for a wide range of mounting options and for ease of configuration. Each RAWS-P station is preprogrammed to monitor wind speed and direction, air temperature and relative humidity, precipitation, barometric pressure, and solar radiation sensors. This program complies with the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) weather station standards.

A RAWS-P consists of a CR1000 datalogger and 12-V battery, housed and protected in an aluminum environmental enclosure that can be mounted in a variety of ways. Sensors and power source are purchased separately. The sensors can be chosen from those with an -LQ suffix; this designates sensors built with cable ends that will fit the RAWS-P enclosure connectors.

The battery is recharged via a solar panel or an AC transformer. To facilitate sensor connection, the outside of the enclosure has color-coded, keyed connectors. A wiring panel is also provided, allowing the RAWS-P to measure additional sensors.

The RAWS-P typically communicates via our GOES satellite transmitter. It is also compatible with other communication equipment such as telephones, digital cellular transceivers, and radios.

Specifications

  • Enclosure Material: Aluminum
  • Connector Descriptions: color-coded keyed connectors for attaching sensors.
  • Enclosure Mounts: options available for mounting to a tripod mast or tower leg (see Ordering Info)
  • Enclosure Dimensions:
    35.6 x 45.7 x 22.9 cm
    (14.0” x 18.0” x 9.0”)
  • Enclosure Weight: 12.6 kg (27.75 lb) fully loaded (i.e., includes CR1000M, connector panel, 7 Ahr battery)

CR1000 specifications are provided on our CR1000 web page.

Compatibility

Sensors

The following sensors can be attached to the connector panel.

Connector Label Compatible Sensors (one sensor per connector)
WS/WD 034B-LQ
FM/FT CS516-LQ
Temp/RH HC2S3-L (choose the -RQ cable termination option)
PRECIP TE525-L, TE525WS-L (choose the -RQ cable termination option)
SDI-12 WINDSONIC4-LQ
SOLAR RAD
SDI-12
CS300-LQ

Barometer

The CS100-QD barometric pressure sensor is also compatible. It is mounted inside of the RAWS environmental enclosure and the sensor wires are attached to the CR1000 printed circuit board wiring panel.

Battery Chargers and Solar Panels

The following can be used to recharge the internal battery.

Connector Label Compatible Device (choose one)
BATT CHARGER/
SOLAR PANEL
18897 wall charger,
SP10-LQ 10 W solar panel, SP20-LQ 20 W solar panel

Communications

The RAWS-P typically communicates using our GOES satellite transmitter. It is compatible with other communication equipment such as telephones, digital cellular transceivers, and radios.


Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to RAWS-P: 1

  1. Campbell Scientific offers several software options, which are outlined below:

    1. PC200W
      • Provides basic tools (clock set, program download, monitor data, retrieve data, etc.)
      • Only works with direct connections between a PC and a datalogger (that is, connecting through a serial COM port, such as a short haul RAD modem or radio); no telecommunication, such as phone modems or Internet
      • Offers simple tools to view and graph data files
      • Does not include the CRBasic Editor or Edlog software
      • Does not do automated scheduled data collection
      • Is available as a free download from our website
    2. PC400
      • Has all of the features of the PC200W
      • Compatible with additional telecommunications options, such as IP ports and phone modems; does not work with combined communications options such as phone-to-radio
      • Offers additional features, including the CRBasic and Edlog program editors
      • Does not do automated scheduled data collection
      • Is not offered as a trial version
    3. VisualWeather
      • Has been designed for use with weather stations
      • Allows connection to the station, viewing of current conditions, and data collection
      • Does not include the CRBasic Editor or Edlog program editors
      • Generates reports and graphs
      • Does automated scheduled data collection
      • Can be set up to create web content and transfer it to a web server via FTP
      • Is available as a 30 day downloadable trial version
    4. LoggerNet
      • Is not as simple to use as the other software options, but contains the tools needed to communicate with, program, manage, and collect data from a single datalogger or a network of dataloggers
      • Includes the CRBasic and Edlog program editors
      • Can communicate with any configuration of hardware and telemetry offered by Campbell Scientific
      • Includes tools to view, graph, and manipulate data files
      • Does automated scheduled data collection
      • Has a task manager to manipulate data files following collection
      • Is available as a 30 day downloadable trial version

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