Necessary tools and equipment - AWS810

AWS810 Installation Guide

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Wiring diagrams

Before going to the installation site, print the wiring diagrams in A3 size and take them with you. The wiring diagrams are available on the USB drive delivered with the weather station:

  • DRW253395 for AWS810
  • DRWnnnnnn for each sensor option


The following tools (not supplied by Vaisala) may be required for the installation, depending on the selected sensors:

  • Percussion drill (for foundation work)
  • Insulated tools (for solar panel)
  • Set of Allen keys
  • Ratchet wrench or socket wrench
  • Torque wrench (recommended)
  • Set of combination wrenches
  • Crosshead screwdriver
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Spirit level
  • Utility knife
  • Compass
  • Crimping tool. For example, Knipex self-adjusting crimping pliers (supplier model 97 53 04).
  • Cable stripper. For example, Weidmuller Stripax stripping tool for 10 mm² / 25 mm cables (supplier order no. 9005000000).
  • Cable cutters
  • Shovel
  • Hammer


The following equipment is required for the installation (not supplied by Vaisala):

  • Safety helmet, safety boots, safety glasses, gloves, high visibility clothing, and other appropriate safety equipment
  • Dozens of cable ties in different sizes (outdoor models with proper UV resistance)
  • Mild detergent
  • Soft, lint-free cloth
  • Permanent marker pen (sharpie)
  • Laptop computer with USB‑C cable
  • Ceramic or Teflon paste
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.