Would like to use the 30ft battery pack with AC to DC plug to be able to plug into an outlet.

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Would like to use the 30ft battery pack with AC to DC plug to be able to plug into an outlet. What is the amps and voltage needed for the 5 in 1 weather stations? Is there a difference between the Pro and normal weather station. I have both.
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3 (standard) Alkaline batteries at 1.55V each.  Power drain is low, so any quality 4.5V retail battery eliminator should work.
BUT
120V devices and their plugs outdoors need to be protected from weather (NEC
Article 406.(8)(B)(1) )
Batteries for the 5 in 1 last. Replacing the batteries with a battery eliminator, loses the ability to remain powered during an outage (moot, if you do not also use batteries in the display)
BTW AFAIK, the power for the PRO is the same. the diff, is the PRO has 2 panels to power the Aspirator, which does not use battery power
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Thank you for explaining the difference between the pro and standard.

My Pro 5-1 is mounted on a 20 ft pole and have to have a group of people to change the batteries, so I am thinking of hooking the battery extender and plug it into an outlet that has the NEMA covering etc...  Might as well do both so I won't have to change batteries which fill up the land fill.  

The other thing I was thinking of installing a small 5 watt solar panel along with rechargeable batteries and that way it could be self contained.  Has anyone tried this?  I assume three 2100 mAh battery should last through the night and a few days of having clouds rolling in.
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Hello Jared,

We would not recommend making any alterations to the product as this will void your 1 year warranty.

 The difference between the 2 sensors is one is a single solar panel, and one is a dual. We do recommend the dual for customers who live in the warmer climates.
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humm, I live in south Florida and it seems to be working well.
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Hello Jared,

We are happy to hear that the sensor is working well for you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you.