How We Tested the Performance of SenseCAP ONE Weather Station
The design quality, structure and material of SenseCAP ONE Weather Sensor are proven through extensive performance tests and will be introduced in this blog.
To serve the increasing demand for better measurements, Seeed has developed industrial-grade IoT environmental monitoring devices, especially our SenseCAP product series, to suit a wide range of specialized applications both indoor and outdoor.
The design quality of all SenseCAP Industrial IoT devices is proven through extensive performance tests. We firmly believe that quality control is fundamental for environmental monitoring sensors, and is the necessary final stage before the release of all Seeed products.
Last year we introduced our new friends to SenseCAP Industrial IoT product line – SenseCAP ONE All-In-One Compact Weather Sensors. Currently, SenseCAP ONE S700 7-in-1 Compact Weather Sensor is available on our Bazaar e-commerce store. S700 7-in-1 Weather Sensor measures parameters including air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, light intensity, rainfall (optical), wind speed, and wind direction (ultrasonic), so it is an ideal option for applications in rough conditions in outdoor scenarios: agriculture, smart cities, smart traffic, just to list a few. Excitingly, SenseCAP S500 and S900 will be available soon!
After more than a year of performance testing of each component of the environmental sensors, and continuous self-diagnosing processes before handing each sensor to our customers, here we write this blog to share our testing process with you all and how we evaluate SenseCAP ONE weather sensors to ensure their data quality, consistency, and reliability.
Testing Robustness – Meeting Industrial IoT Quality Standard
To accurately measure the weather parameters in various and diverse conditions, ensuring the high quality of enclosure material, design, and manufacturing of devices is always the prerequisite. Weather Sensors, which are the core components supporting the well-functioning of weather stations, are mean to be durable, reliable, and maintenance-free to constantly record data in even extreme environments for years. SenseCAP ONE Compact Weather Sensors are designed to meet the Industrial IoT standard and to minimize the need for post-installation maintenance and service. The tests listed below give you an overview of why the SenseCAP ONE series of devices can survive in an extreme environment to confront difficulties.
‘Ice Removing’ Test – Evaluating Heater Performance
Sensors might be inaccurate in a low environmental condition. To solve such a problem, every weather sensor goes along with an integrated heater to ensure its normal operation by eliminating the obstacle between ultrasonic probes that prevents measurement. To test the performance of the integrated heaters, sensors are placed into freezing testing environment. By enabling the heater, engineer recorded the changing of NTC temperature inside the weather station until the ice cube and snow melt completely.
No deformation of the enclosure.
Integrated heater functions normally to increase and constantly maintain the temperature inside the sensor to create an appreciated inner environment for each component to function well.