Oregon Scientific’s +ECO Clima Control solar powered weather station
By Darren Quick
July 8, 2009
Oregon Scientific’s solar powered +ECO Clima Control weather station allows users to monitor the temperature and humidity in up to four locations within the home and outdoors and includes weather predictions on the best time for the unit to soak up the sun’s rays.
Equipped with a detachable solar panel, the +ECO Clima Control will operate for up to three months from an eight hour charge before the 600mAH rechargeable battery needs another charge. The unit comes with two remote wireless sensors to monitor temperature and humidity, but it supports up to four for readings from locations around the home.
Oregon Scientific say the +ECO Clima Control forecasts the next 12 to 24 hours of weather within a 30-50 km (19-31 mile) radius with 75% accuracy, with the forecast is displayed as easy to read icons on the unit’s LED blacklit LCD display.
For those that like to know the time down to the nearest millisecond the +ECO Clima Control also shows the precise Atomic time, synchronizing automatically with a clock signal. To make use of this function though users will need to be within a 1,500 km (932 mile) radius of Frankfurt, Germany or Anthorn, England, or within a 3,200 km (2,000 mile) radius of Fort Collins, Colorado. If not, you’ll have to set the clock manually.
The +ECO Clima Control is the first of Oregon Scientific’s new line of energy-conserving electronics, which will be joined in the near future by the more compact +ECO Solar Weather Clock. Like the +ECO Clima Control, the +ECO Solar Weather Clock will monitor the current indoor and outdoor weather temperatures and humidity, as well the Atomic time.
The +ECO Clima Control is available for USD$119.99 through Oregon Scientific.