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Sun sensors

Posted: Sat 21 Mar 2015 6:22 pm
by krimatic
Hello to all!

I'm a quite new user of this software and also user of model 2307. As you know my station doesn't have option of "sun measurements" so I would like to equip my equipment with solar sensors. As I can see Cumulus is able to use it, but I'm afraid about functionality because for sun data I can't use same serial port, for that data I have to use any other port, like USB.
How Cumulus handle with that?

Second question, I would like to measure UV index, sunshine hours, which sensor is ok for that purpose?

Re: Sun sensors

Posted: Sat 21 Mar 2015 6:40 pm
by steve
The only additional sun sensor (i.e. not part of the weather station) which is supported by Cumulus is the Blake-Larsen sun recorder - http://www.sunrecorder.net/ - which measures the number of sunshine hours in a day.

Re: Sun sensors

Posted: Sat 21 Mar 2015 11:12 pm
by krimatic
Thanks Steve for a quick response!

Additional question; if I use that sensor I'll have values on log files and in graphs automatically and in real time or I have to use some import method (manually start command to join to log files)?

Re: Sun sensors

Posted: Sun 22 Mar 2015 12:33 am
by PaulMy
Re the B-L Sunrecorder you would need to check availability with Ole as there may be some significant changes. I have graphs and links on my site http://www.komokaweather.com

Paul

Re: Sun sensors

Posted: Sun 22 Mar 2015 9:25 am
by steve
krimatic wrote:Additional question; if I use that sensor I'll have values on log files and in graphs automatically and in real time or I have to use some import method (manually start command to join to log files)?
Cumulus will automatically includes sunshine hours, it reads a file created by the sun recorder software. But note Paul's reply; I do not know what the current status is of the sun recorder.