TFA rain gauge/temp sensor – will this work?

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Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:02 am
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TFA rain gauge/temp sensor – will this work?

I'm thinking to buy this TFA weather station (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09CDX6CZL). I am trying to confirm if the RFXCOM plug-in supports it before I purchase it. Please be gentle – I am an RFXcom newbie.

The TFA kit includes two sensors – a temperature/humidity sensor (30.3208.02) and a rain gauge (30.3233.01). When I look in the RFX manual (http://www.rfxcom.com/WebRoot/StoreNL2/ ... _Guide.pdf), both are listed, and appear to use the Hideki protocol.

It seems that – on paper – this should work. Can anyone help confirm?

My aim is to get real-time reports when it starts raining, so I can then set actions/triggers in Indigo.

EDIT: I should add – I have a RFXtrx433E transceiver. It is detected as follows in Indigo:

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   Started plugin "RFXCOM 2.1.16"
   RFXCOM                          initializing communication on port /dev/cu.usbserial-A12HRLXR at speed 38400
   RFXCOM                          connected to RFXtrx 433.92 MHz, firmware version 24
   RFXCOM                          currently enabled receiver protocols: RFU, Byron, RSL, Lightning4, Viking, Rubicson, AE Blyss, Blinds T1234, Blinds T0, La Crosse, Hideki, LightwaveRF, Mertik, ATI, Oregon Scientific, HomeEasy EU, AC, ARC, X10
   RFXCOM                          enabling receiver protocols: Undecoded
   RFXCOM                          stored changed settings into non-volatile memory

I am unclear if it is running the Pro1 or Pro2 firmware.

EDIT2: Correct part number of the temperature sensor.
Last edited by jrcitizen on Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:53 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:20 am
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Re: TFA rain gauge/temp sensor – will this work?

Is the Davis WeatherLink Live available in the UK? It's a much better solution.

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Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:57 am
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Re: TFA rain gauge/temp sensor – will this work?

Is the Davis WeatherLink Live available in the UK? It's a much better solution.


It is... for £450 off eBay. But that's about 10 times what I was looking to spend! The two parts I found come in at £45 (US$60ish). I'm fine with "good enough", unless there is a major problem/showstopper I should beware of.

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