Some Highlights of the La Crosse 327-1414W
The La Crosse 327-1414W is a dynamic color weather station. It gives you an exceptional performance of its weather instruments and gives you accurate weather at a glance.
It also monitors your indoor climate and your backyard conditions using a 3-in-1 combination sensor.
This La Crosse unit records wind speed, outdoor temperature & humidity and transmits wirelessly within a range of over 300 feet.
The outdoor sensor is used in tandem with an indoor display which comes with an included AC adapter. The indoor display unity may also be used with just battery power.
One last highlight is that it has a self-setting time & date and calendar to view and use as a daily guide in your life.
Range Of Readings
The range of readings is valuable so here is that information,
- Outdoor temperature range: -40°F to 140°F (-40°C to 60°C)
- Outdoor humidity range: 13% to 99% (%RH)
- Wind speed range: 0-99 mph (0-159 kmh)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the dimensions of this weather station?
A. The dimensions are the following
Display: 8.34″ L x 1.03″ W x 5.48″ H
3-in-1 Sensor: 3.50″ L x 6.25″ W x 12.0″ H
Q. Does this system require the Internet to operate?
A. No, it does not require using the internet
Q. What frequency does this run at?
A. It works at 433mhz
Q Can this be plugged into a computer to upload data to Weather Underground?
A. No, it can not do this.
- Display: Level V AC adapter for primary power (included); 3 “AAA” Alkaline batteries for backup (not included)
- 3-in-1 Sensor: 2 “C” Alkaline batteries (not included)
The AC power adapter cord is approximately 1.8 meters long which is 5.8 feet long.
Other information about the power cord is:
Output: 5.0VAC 1.50mA
Input: 120V 60Hz (not for International use)
Shows wind speed on the top center of the display screen. Displayed prominently
Keeps track of wind measurements (avg & top mph) of speed and historical records
Full-color bright LED with adjustable backlight (hi/lo/off switch)
Combination wireless outdoor sensor transmits within 300 ft (open-air)
Adjustable alerts for wind, temperature, and humidity
Alerts are provided for
- Outdoor Humidity HI
- Outdoor Humidity LOW
- Outdoor Temperature HI
- Outdoor Temperature LOW
- Indoor Humidity HI
- Indoor Humidity LOW
- Indoor Temperature HI
- Indoor Temperature LOW
Cons for Purchasing the La Crosse Technology 327-1414W
The outdoor sensor uses “C Cell” batteries, So this means it uses regular “C Cell” batteries. The shelf life in the outdoors is much shorter than indoors. Thus your batteries in the sensor will go dead quicker than Lithium batteries would.
It does not give the wind direction
Can not connect to weather sharing sites like Weather Underground
Can’t upload stored monthly collected data to your computer. The information gets recycled at the beginning of each month
The possibility of a temperature sensor giving a bad inside temperature reading. Reported up to 5 degrees too high. Could be from inside heat building up in the sensor housing which would give you an indoor temperature that is skewered higher than it should be.
Pricing Contributes to Purchasing
I will often look at the price and compare it to other similar products to see how they stack up together. In looking at this model from La Crosse it does look like the extra $14 is worth the extra bells and whistles you will be receiving compared to similar La Crosse models.
I personally like the wind speed gauge that is front and center top on the display. Not only is the wind speed showing on a multi-colored wind speed gauge but right below it, it is shown as a large number that is easily picked out by my eye in quick glances at my station.
Also with all other features on the screen, there is much information you will be fed constantly so as to keep you up to date on the climate changes outside in your world.
My Summary of the 327-1414W
To me, the extra money is money well spent. I also have owned other La Crosse models and find what I own to be consistent operators and to be accurate in the readings they provide.
I know some people have had problems but I find that the majority (actually over 80%) of the purchasers are very happy with La Crosse weather stations.
I personally can vouch for the ease of setup, and maintenance in their stations. I believe this is a great buy for the middling weather person.
What I mean is the casual weather observer will not use most of what is provided by the La Crosse 327-1414W Color weather station.
But a person who has a good level of interest in weather will delight in all of the weather information that is provided by this unit. I would be excited to receive this station as a gift from a loved one.
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