Below is a list of devices which are confirmed to run with the current version of Cumulus.
If you are running a different model, please take a moment to update the page.
We also maintain a list of unsupported devices
This list applies to the latest version of Cumulus MX. Only a limited subset of these devices will work with Cumulus 1 (marked with ^).
- Vantage Pro ^
- Vantage Pro 2 ^
- Vantage Vue ^
- WeatherLink Live
- WMR-928 ^
- WMR-918 ^
- WM-918 ^
- WMR-968 ^
- Equivalent rebadged Radio Shack stations (serial only) ^
- WMR-88, WMR-100, WMR-180, WMRS200 and WMR-200 ^
(Brands include: Conrad, MyDEL, Nevada, Watson, Tycon Power, Aercus, Ambient, Misol, etc)
Fine Offset manufactured weather stations are sold under a lot of different Brand Names.
Use the "Fine Offset (WH1080)" setting in Cumulus for these stations that send weather information to a computer using a USB connection, and that weather information does not include a Lux measurement. Only a selection of makes and model numbers are included in this list:
- W8681 (NOT the Watson W-8681-Pro and Pro II) ^
- WH1080 ^
- WH1080PC ^
- WH1081 ^
- WH1090 ^
- WH1091 ^
- National Geographic 265NC ^
- PCE-FWS 20 ^
- ELECSA 6975 ^
- Clime Met model cm2000-professional-weather-station ^
- Maplin N96FY/N96GY (No longer available since shops closed) ^
- Chas Olsen WH1080
- Ambient Weather WS-1080/WS-2080 ^
- WeatherEye WEA22 ^
- Jaycar Digitech XC0348 (AU/NZ) ^
- Tycon Power TP1080WC (USA) ^
- blitzversandhaus USB WIRELESS WEATHER FORECASTER STATION LCD TOUCHSCREEN
Fine Offset with UV/Light sensor
There are many other brands of station as in last section. Include here any Fine Offset manufactured stations which have solar sensors (rather than just solar charging) and transmit data via USB.
Use this setting ("Fine Offset with Solar Sensors") for these which do report "lux" as well as other weather measurements:
- WH3080/WH3081/WH3083 ^
- WS3080/WS3081/WS3083 ^
In general, if the station is supplied with 'Easyweather' software, it is likely that the station is made by Fine Offset and will work with Cumulus.
Ecowitt, Misol, or Froggit
This particular device is just a transmitting relay (also known as dongle), powered by USB (the USB does not have any data sent over it), containing temperature, pressure and humidity sensors, and able to interrogate a range of external sensors; and output to various external servers/destinations.
As is often the case with devices manufactured by Fine Offset, they are sold with a variety of brand names for essentially same device.
Ecowitt is a subsidiary of Fine Offset in China. Ecowitt (China and USA), Misol (China), and Froggit (Central Europe) are brand names for Fine Offset/Ecowitt's latest range of weather stations and sensors.
Please see the wxforum.net forum for full details about each of the models, and how they differ, as well as which sensors are compatible, and which external servers are standard.
These devices, do not include a screen to show readings, nor do they provide any logger functionality to store readings.
For MX purposes, they support up to 8 sensors measuring temperature (MX calls these the user temperatures, because they might be soil probes, devices for measuring water, or air temperature, MX does not care), plus up to 4 air quality sensors (again MX does not care how they detect the air quality number they report).
At the time of updating this section:
- Ecowitt GW1000 family WiFi gateway ecowitt.com/wifi_weather
- GW1000 (for 433 MHz sensors)
- GW1000A (for 868 MHz sensors)
- GW1000B (for 915 MHz sensors)
- Misol GW1K gateway SmartHub WiFi Gateway
- Froggit DP1500 WiFi gateway product_info_dp1500-wi-fi-wetterserver-usb-dongle
- WH2650 is also equivalent see here
It is possible that model names may vary, which is why you should check at the wxforum.net forum.
Cumulus MX can intercept (via your existing network router) the WiFi transmissions from the device and process those. Because there is no logger, MX must be left running all the time to pick up every transmission. All of these can have sensors that MX can log in its extra sensor log file. MX will then output web tags so all the sensor readings can be incorporated on a web site.
- WS-2300 range (all model numbers of the form 23xx) ^. Use of a USB/Serial adapter is not supported with these stations.
Note that I don't have access to a La Crosse station, and the PC interface on these stations is very poor. If you find that you don't get very good results using Cumulus with one of these, I'm afraid I probably won't be able to do anything about it.
Recent models of Instromet stations ^
A unit that can read transmissions from Fine Offset or Davis sensors and output them in a format that Cumulus can understand.
Specifically, the following do not work with Cumulus. This is not a definitive list but stations we have come across which are not supported.
- La Crosse WS3650 and WS2800 (all model numbers in range WS36xx and WS28xx)
- TFA-Sinus/TFA-Nexus/Honeywell/Irox/Cresta/Ventus WXR-815LM/TE924W/TN924W/W928 etc
- Peet Bros
- Davis Weather Monitor
- Davis Weather Wizard
- Davis Envoy8X
- Ambient WS-1000 and WS-1001 WIFI
- Oregon Scientific WMR89 and WMR300
- Tycon Power TP2700WC
- Oregon Scientific LW301
- Watson W-8681-Pro and W-8681-Pro II
My station is unsupported - Can I use Cumulus?
If your station output can be changed into the EasyWeather_Format, then Cumulus can offer most of its functionality by reading the last line of that file each time.