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Davis Instruments 6153

Davis Instruments 6153

Wireless Vantage Pro2 w/ Fan Aspiration
Model: 6153
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If you're looking for a superior weather station, the Davis Vantage Pro2 Weather Station is as good as they come! Vantage Pro2 offers the professional weather observer and the serious weather enthusiast rugged performance and a wide range of options and sensors. You'll get your own local forecast, highs and lows, totals or averages, and graphs for virtually all weather variables over the past 24 hours, days, months or years on the included Vantage Pro2 console. Vantage Pro2 is also an excellent choice for emergency professionals, farmers, schools, researchers, municipalities, and others to monitor wind and moisture conditions, irrigation requirements, and potential flooding. It can be customized with a range of add-on options, such as additional temperature and humidity sensors, soil moisture stations, and long and short-range repeaters.

Two key factors that set the Vantage Pro2 apart from many other complete weather stations are the refresh rate and the transmission distance:

  • Refresh Rate - A packet of data is sent from the outdoor transmitter to the receiver every 2 1/2 seconds! This means when you look out the window and see the wind blowing, the weather station will reflect it almost immediately.
  • Transmission Distance (wireless models) - The first in its consumer price range to use frequency hopping spread spectrum radio technology, the Vantage Pro2 can transmit and receive data up to 1000' (300 m) line of sight. This is a much greater distance than most other weather stations. This technology also provides improved reception through multiple walls and greater immunity from RF interference.

The Davis Vantage Pro2 provides extensive additional information for each weather variable. These include daily highs and lows, temperature changes by the hour, air pressure changes and astronomical data such as moon phase and meteor showers. Additional consoles can be purchased for placement in other areas of your home such as a den, bedroom or backyard.

To make viewing weather data easier at night, Davis designed the Vantage Pro2 console with an easy-to-read backlit LCD display. A data collecting device in its own right, the console's built in sensors provide indoor temperature and humidity as well as barometric pressure measurements.

The Vantage Pro2 6153 outdoor Integrated Sensor Suite (ISS) is energized by a solar panel during the day and stored energy for power at night, making it an ideal product or gift for the "green" consumer. The Davis 6153 also includes Davis Instruments patented 24-hour Fan-Aspirated Radiation Shield for maximum accuracy of temperature and humidity readings. Fan aspiration is recommended if temperature accuracy is a concern and the unit will be installed in a location where the temperature is regularly above 90F with little or no moving air. The patented, solar-powered, 24-hour fan aspirated radiation shield combines active and passive aspiration to minimize this effect.

The system has additional radiation shield plates and a second solar power panel, which powers a motor-driven fan. The fan draws air through the sensor chamber 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Airflow across the sensors is 500 feet per minute (2.5 m/s). At night, when the effects of radiation are less, the solar-powered model runs on battery power and the airflow is 280 feet per minute (1.4 m/s). In far northern or southern latitudes, or in areas with extended periods of heavy cloud cover, there may not be enough sunshine to power the fan or recharge the battery during the winter. However, as the level of sunlight goes down, the need for fan aspiration also diminishes. The fan will start running and the battery will recharge as soon as sufficient sunlight returns.

You can set over 70 alarms on the Vantage Pro2 for multiple functions simultaneously. You can view over 80 graphs including additional analysis of temperature, rain, rain rate, wind, and barometric pressure. The ticker-tape display shows forecast details and additional information with over 100 different messages.

To view your weather data either on a PC or to stream the data to the online cloud you may purchase a WeatherLink data-logger and upload near real-time weather information.

All Davis Vantage Pro2 Complete Weather Station models include:

  • Console with AC power adapter. Wireless console may also be powered using three C batteries.
  • Integrated sensor suite with rain collector, temperature and humidity sensors, and anemometer. The temperature and humidity sensors are integrated beneath the rain collector (very nice).
  • 40 foot (12 meter) anemometer cable. The anemometer connects to the Sensor Interface Module (SIM) on the side of the rain gauge.
  • AeroCone with bird spikes. The AeroCone rain collector reduces wind-induced errors by providing a more aerodynamic path around the collector. Its contours are designed to streamline the airflow and reduce flow distortions. The design improves rain data accuracy in high wind situations where the horizontal wind velocity can cause under reporting. The inside of the rain collector is equally well designed, keeping intact the carefully engineered interior walls that reduce splash out during high rain conditions. The new debris screen locks into place, ensuring that it remains in place during high winds and heavy rainfall events. The rain collector has optional spikes that can be installed to avoid potential nesting.

Not sure which model to choose? Visit our Davis Weather Stations Comparison Chart to help you decide. Includes the Davis Vantage Vue weather station as well.

Note: We do carry magnetic compasses to help you orient your anemometer to true north. Those can be located under the "Accessories" tab. For more information on set up, please visit the anemometer page on our WeatherShack education center.

Maximum Number of Each Transmitting Station Type:

Transmitting Station (total number cannot exceed 8)   Displayed on Console Logged by WeatherLink
Integrated Sensor Suite (included with station) One (1) Eight (8)*
Multi-Sensor Transmitter Kit (Davis 6631 or 6332) One (1) Eight (8)*
Leaf & Soil Moisture/Temp Station (Davis 6345) Two (2)+ Eight (8)*
+ Two partially-populated stations (see Davis 6345) or one fully-populated station (see Davis 6345CS)
* WeatherLink Live supports up to 8; ISS, transmitters or sensors
  • Vantage Weather Stations Console Features
    Click here for a detailed comparison chart of Davis Vantage Weather Stations console features.
  • Solar Powered Integrated Sensor Suite
    The wireless, rugged outdoor sensor suite runs on solar power. A lithium battery provides backup at night and during cloudy, winter days. The cabled version receives power from the base station.
  • Solar Powered Fan-Aspirated Radiation Shield
    Includes additional radiation shield plates and a second solar power panel, which powers a motor-driven fan.
  • Temperature
    Current inside and outside temperature, and for each of the last 24 hours. High and low temperature alarms.
  • Humidity
    Current inside and outside humidity, and for each of the last 24 hours. High and low humidity alarms.
  • Barometric Pressure
    Current and for each of the last 24 hours. Five position trend arrow shows whether pressure is rising, falling, or stable. High pressure warning for storm clearing (rising trend) and low pressure for storm warning (falling trend).
  • Rainfall
    Rainfall for the last 15 minutes and the last 24 hours, 24 days, 24 months, and 24 years. Flash flood and 24 hour rain alarms. Rain gauge uses tipping spoon (self-emptying) technology.
  • Rain Rate
    Current and for each of the last 24 hours. Rain rate alarm.
  • Rain Storm
    Rainfall for the last 24 storms, with beginning and ending dates for each storm. Rain storm warning and alarm.
  • Wind Speed
    Current wind speed. Average for the last ten minutes and each of the last 24 hours. High and average wind speed alarms.
  • Wind Direction
    Current and for the last 24 hours, 24 days, and 24 months. Direction of high wind speed.
  • Wind Chill
    Current wind chill. Wind chill alarm.
  • Dew Point
    Current and for each of the last 24 hours. High and low dew point alarms.
  • Heat Index
    Current and for each of the last 24 hours. Heat index alarm.
  • Highs & Lows
    For most weather variables, with time and/or date, for each of the last 24 hours.
  • Sunrise/Sunset & Moon Phase
    Time of sunrise/sunset and moon phase at your location - it even takes daylight savings time into account!
  • On screen graphing
    Graph current conditions, averages, or highs and lows for the last 24 hours, days, months, or years.
  • Your Own Forecast
    The Vantage Pro2 forecast icons show sun, part sun, clouds, and rain, or snow. You may also check the scrolling ticker-tape at the bottom of the display for more details.
  • Optional Sensors
    Ultraviolet (UV), solar radiation, soil moisture, soil temperature, and more.

Major Dimensions:

  • Console: 10.625" x 6.125" x 1.625" (270mm x 156mm x 41mm)
  • LCD Display: 5.94" x 3.375" (151mm x 86mm)
  • Integrated Sensor Suite:
    • ISS Anemometer Side:
      14 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 17 1/2" (370mm x 130mm x 445mm)
    • ISS Rain Collector Side:
      11" x 9" x 13 1/2" (280mm x 230mm x 340mm)

Integrated Sensor Suite Mounting:

  • With the supplied U-bolt, the ISS can be mounted on a pole or rod having an outside diameter ranging from 1.25" to 1.75" (32 to 44 mm).

Backup Battery Life:

  • Wireless Vantage Pro2 Console/Receiver: 274 days
  • Wireless Vantage Pro2 Sensors: 240 days

Note: Actual battery life will vary depending on station setup and usage.



Average Customer Rating 4.8 5 stars (based on 101 reviews)

Displaying reviews 1-10 of 101
By Windell
From Port Lavaca, TX
5 stars So far the product is working fine.
The station is working as advertised. I have yet to have any rain so I can't speak to the rain gauge accuracy.
By Bob
From Palmdale, CA
4 stars poorly designed solar panel, and low batt message
Love it, but I have a low battery message that never goes away no matter how much sun it gets, tho it seems to be working OK. But no ticker. The solar panel should not be mounted vertical, at the summer solstices the sun is BEHIND it.
By Joseph
From Kannapolis, NC
5 stars Very Accurate
I purchased a Davis Vantage Pro 2 6153 with the 24 hour aspirated fan. This unit works great and shows true Davis quality. The newly styled rain collection cone is very nice. The unit gives very accurate data and is robust in size and strength. Davis has a history of quality and it clearly shows with this unit. I have multiple other weather devices and this lines up nicely with the accuracy of the data being collected. Connection to Weatherlink Live was seamless and hasn't failed out at all.
By Alan
From Vilas, NC
5 stars Great Website, Excellent Service
This is our fourth Davis unit for two different locations. each of the earlier units lasted 9 or 10 years. Excellent station. I tried another brand before ordering this replacement. Fancy colored graphic and a sonic wind unit at a lower price, but nothing worked correctly out of the box. Back to Davis and never looking back again. WeatherShack has been great (a delight) to deal with.
By Brian
From Godley, TX
5 stars The Davis Vantage Pro 2 is an excellent weather station!
It is easy to install and set up. Ordering this unit from Weathershack couldn't be easier. Quick delivery. I am very happy with this weather station!
By Brendan
From Pearl River, LA
5 stars Great Product
easy to install and set up. only up and operating a little over a week so far everything works as advertised. and ordering was a breeze .
By Gary
From Placerville, CA
5 stars Well-built
The console is a little confusing to navigate, mainly because there are a lot of options. No problems with it, has been working fine for about a year now.
By Carl
From Lyle, WA
5 stars Quality backed by quality support
Shipped and arrived promptly. Set up was easy. Had a problem with the wind vane but support was great and I had a replacement in three days. Now working great! I have to eat the cost of shipping the broken wind vane back but the pleasant experience I had with support makes it worth it. Wish all product support was like Davis.
By Jeff
From Lakemont, GA
5 stars Station upgrade
I previously had a Vantage Vue but it was time to change up and decided to get this, one benefit is that I can still use the old console from the Vue to receive in two different places. I hope to see better accurcy. The main console is easier to read as well. I like the option of being able to add additional sensors.
By Thomas
From Malibu, CA
5 stars great station, works great
Set up went well, but make sure you follow the manual. I had trouble getting the wireless link to work, pilot error. Had the wrong setting. But once corrected, works great.


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