The image above is for illustration purpose only. The actual module may vary from the one presented here.
* Current consumption does not include the optional rain sensor powered by the module.
Module M-METEO is a component of the Ampio system. Required voltage to power the module is 11 — 16V DC. It is controlled via the RS-485 interface using the Modbus RTU protocol.
Each M-METEO weather station comes with an M-CON-485 module, which enables the device to work with the CAN bus of Ampio building automation system. Thanks to the use of the Modbus RTU interface, the M-METEO weather station module can be integrated with the majority of BMS systems available on the market.
The module enables the measurement of a number of weather parameters:
The module has a 1-Wire interface that enables the connection of an additional temperature sensor and one ground-detecting input for connecting a rain sensor.
If the weather station is installed in a place exposed to sunlight, the temperature measurement of the built-in sensor will be distorted due to the heat generated by sun exposure.
The module is equipped with a 1-Wire interface connector that allows one to connect a Dallas DS18B20 digital temperature sensor. The sensor can be installed away from the weather station, in a shaded place, which will facilitate obtaining reliable temperature measurements.
The module has an input that goes into an active state when it is shorted to ground. It is designed to integrate an external rain sensor with a potential-free contact output, a potential-free relay output, or an optocoupler output with a collector voltage greater than 12V.
A dedicated power supply output can be used to power the sensor, providing a supply voltage identical to the module’s supply voltage. This output has a short-circuit protection enabling a maximum current consumption of 100mA.
The rain sensor is not a part of the M-METEO set.
The module should be mounted on a mast or any other external surface. There are two mounting holes for M7 screws at the base of the module’s casing. The spacing of the holes is 80mm.
The M-METEO weather station can be used as part of the Ampio building automation system using the supplied M-CON-485 module, or it can be integrated with a BMS system of other manufacturers. Depending on the intended usage scenario, programming can be performed in one of the two ways described below.
If the weather station is used as part of the Ampio building automation system, it is possible to use a dedicated version of the M-METEO module’s software intended for integration with the device. The M-CON-485 module supplied with the weather station is pre-prepared to work in this version of the software and has the appropriate firmware version preloaded.
If the dedicated software does not provide the flexibility necessary to obtain the expected functionality, it is also possible to use the M-CON-485 module’s software intended for the integration with devices supporting the Modbus RTU protocol, and to carry out integration based on the table of registers of the M-METEO weather station.
More information on the use and method of programming the M-CON-485 module can be found in its documentation.
The M-METEO weather station module communicates using the standard Modbus RTU protocol via the RS-485 interface. In order to integrate through the M-CON-485 module operating in the general-purpose Modbus integrator mode, or in the case of integration with BMS systems of other manufacturers, it is necessary to know the structure of the device’s registers and how to access them.
The registers in the table below are read-only registers. The readout is carried out by the input
register readout function (code
|Address||Registry name||Data type||Description|
||unsigned int||Module firmware version.|
||unsigned int||Device status information.|
||unsigned int||Rain sensor input status.|
||unsigned int||Fixed-point value of wind speed with a step of 0.1km/h.|
||unsigned int||Atmospheric pressure in hPa.|
||unsigned int||Fixed-point temperature value with a step of 0.1°C increased by 1000°C.|
||unsigned int||Air humidity in %.|
||unsigned int||Light intensity in lux.|
||unsigned int||Fixed-point value of light intensity with a step of 10lux steps.|
||unsigned int||Fixed-point temperature value of additional sensor with a step of 0.1°C increased by 1000°C.|
The device’s communication interface parameters are as follows:
The parameters of the communication interface can be read and modified through the registers shown
in the table below. The readout of the values from the registers below is performed by the register
readout function (code
3), while the write function is performed by the single register write
|Address||Registry name||Data type||Description|
||unsigned int||Device ID.|
||unsigned int||Transmission speed.|
||unsigned int||Number of data bits.|
||unsigned int||Stop bit configuration.|
||unsigned int||Parity bit configuration.|
||unsigned int||Configuration commit.|
RS-485 interface configuring registers take the following values:
1- 7 bits;
2- 8 bits;
3- 9 bits.
1- 1 bit;
2- 1,5 bit;
3- 2 bits.
Once changes are introduced in registers whose name is preceded by the prefix
RS, they should be
confirmed by entering the value
1 into the
Dimensions expressed in millimeters.
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The connection diagram shows only the M-METEO module connector, not the whole module. The connector is located under the weather station’s top cover.
In case of communication errors of the RS-485 interface, it is recommended to make a connection between the ground of the weather station and the SC terminal of the integration module. For third party integration modules, the reference line input can also be labeled G or reference.