ZWave outdoor temperature sensors?

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Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:47 am
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ZWave outdoor temperature sensors?

Anyone aware of a ZWave enabled outdoor thermometer that can handle temperatures like we recently experienced in the northeast (low as -35F)? My Aeon multi-sensor definitely can't , and the other supported devices I've seen here are not designed to handle this range either.

This is surprising because my $27 projection clock
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0097C41PC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

not only handled temps in this range recently but I've had other similar ones that have gone multiple years without having to change the batteries.

-so I'd imagine it should be very easy for manufacturers to make a simple ZWave enabled device that an outdoor sensor transmits to as it does with these inexpensive clocks.

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Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:30 pm
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Re: ZWave outdoor temperature sensors?

You might try a solution where the temperature sensor is industrial temperature range, -40C to +85C, but plugs into the z-wave module kept in a warmer location. I like the 1-wire devices for temperature sensors.

-Al

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Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:20 pm
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Re: ZWave outdoor temperature sensors?

By 1-wire do you mean a ZWave device that stays indoors with a 'probe' wire that runs outdoors? If so, that solution would work in my particular case.

Is there a particular one you could recommend?

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Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:21 pm
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Re: ZWave outdoor temperature sensors?

Couldn’t you just get a RFXrec433 and read the temperature sensor your la crosse projection clock reads?

Computer says no.

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Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:34 pm
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Re: ZWave outdoor temperature sensors?

I’ve used DS18b20’s with success. But I use a insteon based smartenit EZIO8SA with them. I’m not sure they still make it.

-Al

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Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:07 pm
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Re: ZWave outdoor temperature sensors?

I wasn't aware there was a wireless standard (433.92mhz) for these devices. Now that you have brought it to my attention, I'll see if this could work for me. The receiver devices do seem kind of pricey at over $200 for just my current needs.

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Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:10 pm
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Re: ZWave outdoor temperature sensors?

$200? Wow that’s a LOT! I thought they were significantly cheaper!

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Re: ZWave outdoor temperature sensors?

six50joe wrote:
I wasn't aware there was a wireless standard (433.92mhz) for these devices. Now that you have brought it to my attention, I'll see if this could work for me. The receiver devices do seem kind of pricey at over $200 for just my current needs.


If you're talking about the RFXrec433, it's about $130 with shipping (depending on conversion rates).

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