WeeWx and Ecowitt HP2553

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Martin Davies

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Aug 1, 2022, 9:07:51 AMAug 1
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Hi - I was looking for some guidance on how to send data from an Ecowitt HP2553 weather station to WeeWx. Looking at the WeeWx documentation I can't find any specific guidance. I believe that there isn't a standard WeeWx configuration for HP2553? I understand you may need to configure a custom interface using 'HTTP Post' etc? Many thanks.

Rainer Lang

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Aug 1, 2022, 6:45:12 PMAug 1
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You can use the weewx interceptor driver - station_type = ecowitt-client and have your HP2551 console post via custom server to the server where your weewx runs. path must contain a "/" (without ""), server/IP is IP address only (no http:// in front) - port has to be the same where the interceptor driver listens to - e.g. 8000. (port = 80 won't work as your web server usually already uses this port)

If you use more than the standard sensors, you will an expanded version of the Ecowitt driver some forum members have developed based on Matthew Wall's original version which considers the whole Ecowitt sensor "fleet".

A mere HP2553 (WS80 + WH40 outdoor sensors) should be covered by the original M.Wall interceptor driver from GitHub.

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Martin Davies

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Aug 2, 2022, 9:12:07 AMAug 2
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Hi Rainer. Many thanks for your helpful response. I will follow your suggestions and let you know how I get on. I did discover details of a service/driver at https://github.com/gjr80/weewx-gw1000/wiki which should work with the Ecowitt LAN/WIFI gateway but I couldn't get it to work. Reading the detail, it looks like this is a different approach from the one you suggest above?

Rainer Lang

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Aug 2, 2022, 2:48:18 PMAug 2
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you asked for the HP2553 station with the HP2551 console.
For the GW1000/GW1100/GW2000 displayless consoles/gateways and the WN19x0 console , weewx can directly communicate via their API using the Ecowitt Gateway driver (new name) or GW1000 API driver (old name).
The HP2551/HP350x, WS2320E/ WS2910 consoles don't have this API, hence the use of the interceptor driver.

Martin Davies

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Aug 3, 2022, 7:02:02 AMAug 3
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Many thanks, Rainer. I think I understand. I was confused because the display/console says it is 'Model HP2553AE' running Firmware: Pro_v1.7.6 and I thought this supported the new API/driver. I didn't realise that it is only the Ecowitt 'displayless consoles/gateways' that support the newer API/driver.

Thank you for your advice. I followed your suggestion and with Matthew Wall's intercept driver (https://github.com/matthewwall/weewx-interceptor ) I have got the Ecowite HP2553 to communicate with WeeWx.

Rainer Lang

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Aug 3, 2022, 7:06:16 AMAug 3
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to get some more related information of your station - including hints for latest firmware etc., visit https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=40730.0
(free registration required in order to see the (important !!) pictures)

upgrade to device firmware 1.8.1 recommended !! - WiFi firmware should be 1.6.4 - if not, connect via WS View Plus app ...😎

Martin Davies

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Aug 3, 2022, 7:23:39 AMAug 3
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Many thanks, Rainer! Will do as you suggest.
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