Having got my new GW1003 set up and WD getting data from it I have a couple of questions. Is it possible to detect battery status for the rain gauge, 6-in-1 sensor array (wind speed, direction, temp & humidity) and lightning sensors? Is this available in the current api? The f/w of my station is GW1000A_V1.6.6 and I’m currently running WD 10.37S125.
i havent supported battery status or voltage at this stage
but I could add that support
I would need your gw1000.txt file
and if you know what the battery voltages actually are (e.g via the app)
Trouble is Brian I have nothing to go on, I’ve been trying to find out. I may be able to find something out. Give me a few days and I’ll get back to you. So far I’ve been told Ecowitt only share the details with s/w authors I assume under some kind of NDA. The ws view app only has a battery icon no details.
Anyway thanks for looking and I’ll see what I can find and get back to you.
In case you can make use of the gw1000.txt I have attached it here.
gw1000.txt (1.26 KB)
i already have the data protocol
i had not asked you to find that out
I was just needing the raw data, the GW1000.txt file
and the current voltages if they show in the ecowitt app
Apologies Brian, my misunderstanding. I had already been trying to find out more about these battery indicators elsewhere and getting nowhere. What I have been told is that there is no standard, apparently some use a 1 for good and 0 for bad others may use an actual voltage. What is also missing in the app is any indication for the battery state of the lightning sensor.
but it does not matter what others use…what matters is what ecowitt uses
according to the specs yes its either good or low (bad)
but there is also an actual battery reading
but it looks like you need to query the actual sensor…but then you need to know the actual sensor number to query
so its not easy or straight forward
Brian if the good/bad indicator could be done at least I’d know I needed to change that sensor’s battery.
which particular sensor are you needing that info?
Currently I have 3 - rain, lightning and the 6-in-1 for wind (speed & direction ultrasonic), temp, humidity, solar/uvi. The only two which show up on the vs view app with a battery icon are the 6-in-1 and lightning (I made a mistake earlier when I said that), there is no battery indicator for the rain sensor in the app.
Anything you can do would be much appreciated.
it does look like I can see in the raw data the battery status for the main sensor array OK
(i presume that is referencing the status of the solar rechargeable battery and if it needs replacing?)
you could always just use the wview app occasionally to check, or not?
Brian yes I can check for two sensors on the app, the issue is that there is no record of this unless WD records it somehow so no way to check over time how long the batteries last, even if it is only in a tag I can log that myself and keep a record. It might be possible uploading to the Ecowitt service but I don’t really want to do that as I don’t currently use any cloud service.
Please can you consider some way to do this when you have a chance?
I decided to sign up for the ecowitt service to see what if any battery information there was. It shows the WS80 (wind etc) as 3.28 volts currently and the lightning as a green battery icon. Apparently the battery indication for the rain gauge has recently been removed which seems strange as it only has a single 1.5 volt battery and no solar backup.