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Davis Instruments 6162

Davis Instruments 6162

Wireless Vantage Pro2 Plus
Model: 6162
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If you're looking for a superior wireless weather station, the Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus Weather Station is as good as they come! A cabled version of this model is also available. Vantage Pro2 offers the professional weather observer and the serious weather enthusiast rugged performance and a wide range of options and sensors. You'll get your own local forecast, highs and lows, totals or averages, and graphs for virtually all weather variables over the past 24 hours, days, months or years on the included Vantage Pro2 console. Vantage Pro2 is also an excellent choice for emergency professionals, farmers, schools, researchers, municipalities, and others to monitor wind and moisture conditions, irrigation requirements, and potential flooding. It can be customized with a range of add-on options, such as additional temperature and humidity sensors, soil moisture stations, and long and short-range repeaters.

Two key factors that set the Vantage Pro2 apart from many other complete weather stations are the refresh rate and the transmission distance:

  • Refresh Rate - A packet of data is sent from the outdoor transmitter to the receiver every 2 1/2 seconds! This means when you look out the window and see the wind blowing, the weather station will reflect it almost immediately.
  • Transmission Distance - The first in its consumer price range to use frequency hopping spread spectrum radio technology, the Vantage Pro2 can transmit and receive data up to 1000' (300 m) line of sight. This is a much greater distance than most other weather stations. This technology also provides improved reception through multiple walls and greater immunity from RF interference.

The Davis Vantage Pro2 provides extensive additional information for each weather variable. These include daily highs and lows, temperature changes by the hour, air pressure changes and astronomical data such as moon phase and meteor showers. Additional consoles can be purchased for placement in other areas of your home such as a den, bedroom or backyard.

To make viewing weather data easier at night, Davis designed the Vantage Pro2 console with an easy-to-read backlit LCD display. A data collecting device in its own right, the console's built in sensors provide indoor temperature and humidity as well as barometric pressure measurements.

The Vantage Pro2 6162 outdoor Integrated Sensor Suite (ISS) is energized by a solar panel during the day and stored energy for power at night, making it an ideal product or gift for the "green" consumer.

You can set over 70 alarms on the Vantage Pro2 for multiple functions simultaneously. You can view over 80 graphs including additional analysis of temperature, rain, rain rate, wind, and barometric pressure. The ticker-tape display shows forecast details and additional information with over 100 different messages.

To view your weather data either on a PC or to stream the data to the online cloud you may purchase a WeatherLink data-logger and upload near real-time weather information.

Vantage Pro2 Plus models include two additional sensors:

  • Solar Radiation Sensor measures solar radiation and solar energy. You can display solar radiation, highs for the day, month, and year as well as evapotranspiration and Temp/Hum/Sun/Wind (THSW) index, and set alarms for high readings. The diffuser element and housing are carefully designed for accurate cosine response. Silicon photo diode provides good match to solar spectrum. Two-piece housing minimizes radiation heating, allows convection cooling of the sensor, and prevents the trapping of water or dust.
  • UV Radiation Sensor measures the sunburning portion of the UV spectrum. Allows you to display UV index, UV index for the day, the daily, monthly, and yearly highs; or change scale to see UV in current, hourly and daily MEDs, dose rate, and daily and accumulated dose. You can also set an alarm to warn of high UV dose/index. Multilayer filter provides a spectral response that closely matches the Erythema Action Spectrum. Diffuser provides excellent cosine response. Two-piece housing minimizes radiation heating, allows convection cooling of the sensor, and prevents the trapping of water or dust.

All Davis Vantage Pro2 Complete Weather Station models include:

  • Console with AC power adapter. Wireless console may also be powered using three C batteries. Batteries should also be added for backup during power outages when using the included AC power adapter.
  • Integrated sensor suite with rain collector, temperature and humidity sensors, and anemometer. The temperature and humidity sensors are integrated beneath the rain collector (very nice).
  • 40 foot (12 meter) anemometer cable. The anemometer connects to the Sensor Interface Module (SIM) on the side of the rain gauge.
  • AeroCone with bird spikes. The AeroCone rain collector reduces wind-induced errors by providing a more aerodynamic path around the collector. Its contours are designed to streamline the airflow and reduce flow distortions. The design improves rain data accuracy in high wind situations where the horizontal wind velocity can cause under reporting. The inside of the rain collector is equally well designed, keeping intact the carefully engineered interior walls that reduce splash out during high rain conditions. The new debris screen locks into place, ensuring that it remains in place during high winds and heavy rainfall events. The rain collector has optional spikes that can be installed to avoid potential nesting.

Not sure which model to choose? Visit our Davis Weather Stations Comparison Chart to help you decide. Includes the Davis Vantage Vue weather station as well.

Note: We do carry magnetic compasses to help you orient your anemometer to true north. Those can be located under the "Accessories" tab. For more information on set up, please visit the anemometer page on our WeatherShack education center.

Maximum Number of Each Transmitting Station Type:

Transmitting Station (total number cannot exceed 8)   Displayed on Console Logged by WeatherLink
Integrated Sensor Suite (included with station) One (1) Eight (8)*
Multi-Sensor Transmitter Kit (Davis 6631 or 6332) One (1) Eight (8)*
Leaf & Soil Moisture/Temp Station (Davis 6345) Two (2)+ Eight (8)*
+ Two partially-populated stations (see Davis 6345) or one fully-populated station (see Davis 6345CS)
* WeatherLink Live supports up to 8; ISS, transmitters or sensors
  • Vantage Weather Stations Console Features
    Click here for a detailed comparison chart of Davis Vantage Weather Stations console features.
  • Solar Powered Integrated Sensor Suite
    The wireless, rugged outdoor sensor suite runs on solar power. A lithium battery provides backup at night and during cloudy, winter days. The cabled version receives power from the base station.
  • Temperature
    Current inside and outside temperature, and for each of the last 24 hours. High and low temperature alarms.
  • Humidity
    Current inside and outside humidity, and for each of the last 24 hours. High and low humidity alarms.
  • Barometric Pressure
    Current and for each of the last 24 hours. Five position trend arrow shows whether pressure is rising, falling, or stable. High pressure warning for storm clearing (rising trend) and low pressure for storm warning (falling trend).
  • Rainfall
    Rainfall for the last 15 minutes and the last 24 hours, 24 days, 24 months, and 24 years. Flash flood and 24 hour rain alarms. Rain gauge uses tipping spoon (self-emptying) technology.
  • Rain Rate
    Current and for each of the last 24 hours. Rain rate alarm.
  • Rain Storm
    Rainfall for the last 24 storms, with beginning and ending dates for each storm. Rain storm warning and alarm.
  • Wind Speed
    Current wind speed. Average for the last ten minutes and each of the last 24 hours. High and average wind speed alarms.
  • Wind Direction
    Current and for the last 24 hours, 24 days, and 24 months. Direction of high wind speed.
  • Wind Chill
    Current wind chill. Wind chill alarm.
  • Dew Point
    Current and for each of the last 24 hours. High and low dew point alarms.
  • Heat Index
    Current and for each of the last 24 hours. Heat index alarm.
  • Solar Radiation
    View solar radiation, highs for the day, month, and year as well as evapotranspiration and THSW index. Set alarms for high readings.
  • Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation
    View current UV index, UV index for the day, the daily, monthly, and yearly highs; or change scale to see UV in current, hourly and daily MEDs. Set alarm to warn of high UV dose/index.
  • Highs & Lows
    For most weather variables, with time and/or date, for each of the last 24 hours.
  • Sunrise/Sunset & Moon Phase
    Time of sunrise/sunset and moon phase at your location - it even takes daylight savings time into account!
  • On screen graphing
    Graph current conditions, averages, or highs and lows for the last 24 hours, days, months, or years.
  • Your Own Forecast
    The Vantage Pro2 forecast icons show sun, part sun, clouds, and rain, or snow. You may also check the scrolling ticker-tape at the bottom of the display for more details.

Major Dimensions:

  • Console: 10.625" x 6.125" x 1.625" (270mm x 156mm x 41mm)
  • LCD Display: 5.94" x 3.375" (151mm x 86mm)
  • Integrated Sensor Suite:
    • ISS Anemometer Side:
      14 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 17 1/2" (370mm x 130mm x 445mm)
    • ISS Rain Collector Side:
      11" x 9" x 13 1/2" (280mm x 230mm x 340mm)

Integrated Sensor Suite Mounting:

  • With the supplied U-bolt, the ISS can be mounted on a pole or rod having an outside diameter ranging from 1.25" to 1.75" (32 to 44 mm).

Backup Battery Life:

  • Vantage Pro2 Console/Receiver: 274 days
  • Vantage Pro2 Sensors: 240 days

Note: Actual battery life will vary depending on station setup and usage.



Average Customer Rating 4.8 5 stars (based on 37 reviews)

Displaying reviews 1-10 of 37
By Michael
From Guaynabo, PR
5 stars Very good.
By Michael
From West Union, SC
5 stars easy to set up
every thing is doing what it souppose to and seems to be accurate
By Tom
From Burbank, IL
5 stars Easy to install. Works great with no problems.
By Kim
From Raynham, MA
5 stars Nice Weather Station!!!
Purchased to replace a worn out, other brand of weather station. New station assembled quickly, appears to be working quite well, very pleased thus far!!!!
By joe
From The Villages, FL
5 stars works as advertised
you really must read the instructions through at least once. not complicated, just very involved. took me 2 days to read and understand the various manuals and set up my process. then it was just a couple hours and the thing works like a charm.
By Jetsi
From Wilmington, NC
5 stars The greatest!!
I needed to replace an 18 y/o system that quit transmitting and had failed on several levels. After much research I settled on the 6162. It fit my needs perfectly. Mounted on the top of my 2 story home. Out of the box, assembly and installation was uncomplicated- but one must read and follow the directions. The display takes just a little getting used to, but is easy to read, especially with it being back-lit. I expect to get many years of use from this new weather station.
By Jerry
From Azle, TX
4 stars Have wanted this for a long time!
I finally purchased the VP2! I am very glad to have it. I am not as proud of the console. It is hard to read from 3' away. Would be great for a color screen and larger in size. Have not been through our first storm. Am excited to watch the weather that has some real wind and rain. I think the remainder of the unit is good and have seen good reviews. Surprised as long as this unit has been selling that more folks have not complained about the console. Yes I do have it on my phone and computer, but would love to be able to look at it as I walk through the den where I have my console.
By Frank
From Albuquerque, NM
5 stars Vantage Pro2
This unit replaced a Weather Monitor II system that I had for about 25 years. I like the updated data capture through the internet. This seems to be a forward compatible set up. Also, we live in the arid South West so the UV and solar sensors are nice to have. All sensors seem to track well with older system plus local public weather data. The unit is also much lighter and more compact than my older system so good evolution of design. Console is a bit complex but I am taking my time going through the options. After one week, very pleased.
By David
From Palm City, FL
5 stars Vantage Pro2 Plus - Excellent weather station. Easy setup.
The shopping experience with WeatherShack was very good. Pricing, shipping and delivery were all excellent!
By Glenn
From Nogal, NM
5 stars Easy to use and made in the USA!
First, unpack the equipment and inventory all the parts -- read all the books as you look and examine everything. Then plan your assembly and location of install. The order of assembly is very important, as the books explain. Then the weather station went together easily without problems. Be sure you have the mast ready and you have people on hand for help. You will need a magnetic compass to "aim" the anemometer arm to true north (be sure to correct for declination). I tried to use a cell phone compass app first, with lousy results. It powered up OK, and set-up was easy, again books in hand! The display functions take getting used to; you'll have some learning to do!


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