Overview of sensor support arm installation - DKP200

DKP206 and DKP210 User Guide

Document code
M210315EN
Revision
E
Language
English (United States)
Product
DKP200
Document type
User guide

Before starting the installation, plan carefully how many sensor support arms you need and where to install them. The number and positioning of sensor support arms depends on the sensors that you are going to install.

The sensor support arm is a horizontal bar that is used for mounting the following types of sensors:

  • Humidity and temperature probe
  • Present weather detector
  • Snow depth sensor
  • Solar radiation sensors
  • Wind sensor
  • Water level sensor

For most sensors, WMO recommends installation at 2 meters (6 feet 7 inches) from ground level. Install the sensor support arm as close to this height as possible. Take also into account the mast type: on a tiltable mast, install the sensor support arm so that it does not prevent lowering and erecting the mast.

For sensor-specific guidelines on positioning and aiming the sensor, see the sensor installation instructions.

To prevent corrosion, oxidation, and seizing, use a non‑conductive, non‑water‑soluble, non‑silicone based grease, such as ceramic or Teflon paste, between different kinds of metal.