The Atlas Weather Station is designed for use in the Northern Hemisphere, however, it can be easily calibrated for use in the Southern Hemisphere. When using the Atlas sensor in the Southern Hemisphere, the sensor will need to be mounted with the solar panels facing North and the wind vane will need to be reprogrammed to read correctly in this orientation.
Mounting The Sensor
For use in the Southern Hemisphere, the Atlas sensor will need to be mounted with the rear solar panel facing North, in order to catch as much sunlight as possible.
Correcting The Wind Direction
Perform the following steps to adjust the wind vane orientation:
- In the battery compartment of the outdoor device, locate the calibration button. Press and hold the calibration button until the red LED begins flashing rapidly.
- Point the small end of the wind vane to the north. You may need a compass to find the proper north orientation.
- While holding the vane facing North, press and hold the calibration button in the battery compartment again until the LED stops flashing rapidly. Wind direction information will now use the new orientation.