I’m concerned about leaving a FieldKit station out in the wilderness for long periods of time. How durable are they?
The FieldKit project came straight from expedition work in some of the least forgiving parts of the world. We’ve worked to make sure that our case and components are as durable as they can be. However, if you’re planning to deploy in a place that is especially hazardous, get in touch with us and we can work with you to see if FieldKit can meet your needs.
Are there extreme freezing temperature limits for my FieldKit?
In very cold weather (i.e. -20 °C or lower), the battery for FieldKit will not work as effectively and may be damaged even by storage in these temperatures. The screen on the FieldKit’s internal hardware also may become sluggish in extreme cold. ...
I’m deploying a FieldKit Weather for the first time. What are your general recommendations?
To ensure effective measurement with your FieldKit Weather station, your sensor cluster should be a minimum of five meters (15 feet) off the ground to avoid boundary layer effects. If you are using a solar panel, you should ensure that it receives ...
I’m interested in using FieldKit, but concerned about uploading data to the web platform. Does this mean my data is open to anyone?
No. As a FieldKit user, you have full control over how your data is shared. You can choose to share it with no one else, to share it with trusted collaborators, or to make it public. FieldKit will never share your data with anyone without your ...
I’d like to deploy a FieldKit station with solar power, but I’m not sure it’ll get enough light to keep the station powered. Is there a way to find out?
As a rule of thumb 6-8 hours of full sun a day is ample power to charge a FieldKit station. Any spot with enough sun for a vegetable garden will be good for your station. In general, solar panels being used in the Northern Hemisphere should face ...
Is the FieldKit case UV resistant?
Yes! The FieldKit case is rated to f1, indicating that the material has met both UV and water exposure or immersion requirements as called out in UL 746C. The material is suitable for outdoor use with respect to exposure to ultraviolet light and ...