Datataker DT80 connection Vaisala WXT520

Interfacing a Vaisala WXT520 Weather Transmitter to a dataTaker DT80 Series Data Logger


The Vaisala WXT520 is a lightweight weather transmitter which has the capability to measure six weather properties including wind speed and direction, temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure and precipitation. The weather transmitter provides the option of outputting data using RS-232, RS-485 or SDI-12 protocols. This application note explores the connection of the WXT520 to the dataTaker DT80 Series ‘Serial Sensor’ port and compares the programs and sample speeds of the different methods.