Ecowitt WH57 Lightning Sensor, Shelter & GW1200 WiFi Gateway

Ecowitt WH57 Lightning Sensor, Shelter & GW1200 WiFi Gateway

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The Ecowitt WH57 Lightning sensor with the GW1200 WiFi gateway is an ideal starter set for those with an interest in lightning detection and weather . Start with this sensor and add additional sens......
£89.00 - Includes Free UK Delivery

The Ecowitt WH57 Lightning sensor with the GW1200 WiFi gateway is an ideal starter set for those with an interest in lightning detection and weather .

Start with this sensor and add additional sensors as your interest grows building a modular weather station with full internet access.

The GW1200 is configured through a web browser so a smart device is not required for setup. The gateway connects to all the Ecowitt sensors (WH57 lightning sensor included), you can set Time Zone and Date, manage other sensors, view sensor signal and power status. 

The GW1200 WiFi gateway is USB powered and also has builtin temperature, humidity and barometric pressure sensors for indoor readings. These sensors are on a wired probe so that they can be kept away from sources of heat which would skew readings. The GW1200 can be configured through the App or a web browser so a smart device with is optional for the setup. The gateway connects to all the Ecowitt transmitter sensors (listed below) and also IoT devices such as the WFC01 water valve and AC1100 power socket.

The WH57 lighting detection sensor obtains lightning data from within 25 miles of the sensor and is housed in the included protective shelter.  Lightning data is uploaded to the Ecowitt weather network which displays strike count, distance and the time recorded. Using the Ecowitt network you can also receive emailed lightning alerts.

The WH57 lightning data, along with any other sensor data is uploaded to the Ecowitt service via WiFi and can be viewed on the App, or on the Ecowitt weather website.

You are not just limited to weather data on the weather site or App. With additional sensors, you can share your data further afield with free access to the UK MetOffice WoW service, Weather Underground, WeatherCloud and your own web server (where additional sensors are supported by the network).

Unlike some other stations, the WH57 lightning sensor and Ecowitt GW1200 can be expanded with additional sensorsclick here to view the latest Ecowitt sensor matrix for details.

    All of these are available to view in the App, or online via and in the 3rd party services that support the sensor type.

    • WH57 lightning sensor
    • Protective shelter for WH57 sensor
    • GW1200 WiFi gateway, 868MHz (UK/EU approved)
    • Cable clip for sensor
    • Instruction manual via electronic download

    WH57 lightning sensor

    • Detects lightning bolts from storms within 25 miles (40 km)
    • High or low sensor sensitivity to meet different requirements
    • When used with the included GW1200 Wi-Fi Gateway
      • Monitor number of strikes daily and the time & distance of the last strike detected within a 25-mile radius of your location on the Live Data page of the WS View or Ecowitt app (requires the gateway and phone using the same Wi-Fi network)
      • Battery power level display on the App &
    • When uploaded to Ecowitt Weather Server
      • View lightning data & history records & graph on the website
      • Receive email alerts from the server
    • Remote monitoring with smart phone, laptop, or computer by visiting the website
    • Transmission distance in open field: 100m (300 feet)
    • 868MHz UK and European frequency
    • Lightning detection range: 0 - 25 miles / 0 - 40 km
    • Sensor reporting interval: 79 seconds
    • Power: 2 x AA 1.5V Alkaline battery

    GW1200 WiFi Gateway with USB power

    • 3 Built-in sensors
      • Temperature (-10°C - 60°C; resolution: 0.1°C)
      • Humidity (1% ~ 99%; resolution: 1%; accuracy: ± 5% )
      • Atmospheric pressure sensor (300 – 1,100 hPa ; accuracy: ± 5 hPa)
    • Configure gateway WiFi via web browser
    • Configure additional sensors options via web browser including calibration
    • Control Ecowitt IoT devices with schedules and smart rules
    • Publishes sensor data to Internet based weather services including
      • Ecowitt weather data service:
      • WeatherCloud
      • MetOffice WoW
      • Only sensor data supported by each specific service will be uploaded
    • View historical records from your weather station (outdoor temperature, humidity, wind, rain)
    • View all current sensor data on the live dashboard
    • View historical records, and graphs on service website. Historic records can also be exported in Excel format
    • Wireless Range from external sensors: 300FT/100M(in open areas)
    • 868MHz UK and European frequency
    • GW1100 gateway is USB powered (power supply available separately)


    The instruction manual for the WH77 lightning sensor can be viewed by clicking here.

    The manual for the GW1200 WiFi Gateway is available by clicking here.


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