Weathertech FX 5000, retail $TBA (*
Manufactured by LaCrosse Technology (
Last updated 08-14-12

The Weathertech FX 5000 is a handsome desktop unit that displays indoor & outdoor temperature and humidity along with a clock and calendar (displays day & month) and moon phase indicator. It also comes with a wireless outdoor temperature & humity sensor. It also displays the heat index & dew point (the temperature at which fog is likely to form).

The FX 5000 can receive time and date signals from the National Institute of Standards & Technology Time & Frequency Division (NIST) from the atomic clock located in Fort Collins, Texas. The internal antenna of the weather station allows it to receive signals from NIST from up to 2,000 miles away.

Temperature and humidity sensors can be positioned up to 330 feet from the weather station, which can receive signals from up to 3 sensors simultaneously. By measuring air pressure, the FX 5000 forecasts changes in the weather over the following 12 to 24 hours.

Moon phases
The Weather Tech FX 5000 tracks phases of the moon. The weather station displays 12 phases of the moon, including new moon, large waxing crescent and small waxing crescent.

Product is well-used; that's why it does not look brand spanken new in the photograph shown above.

* Product was not found on the website, so this URL simply leads to the 'front door'.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

Since the instructional materials are rather large and I don't feel like writing a book tonight, I'll refer you to the following instructional materials (in .PDF form) {hosted on my server to prevent bandwidth issues: WeatherTech FX5000

To change the batteries in your shiny new (or corroded old ) weather forescaster, lay the unit face-down on a soft surface like a bed, couch, upholstered chair, etc., unclip and swing up the battery door, remove it, and then mail it somewhere where an F5 tornado will strike and subsequently destroy it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL PROBABLY WANT TO KEEP THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Relieve the battery compartment of its three used AA cells, and dispose of or recycle them as you fit; do not attempt to flush them away or even throw them into a trout-filled stream for Christ sakes!!!

Install three new AA cells into the compartment, orienting them according to the polarity legends embossed into the bottom of each chamber.

Place the battery door back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad that you didn't let a twister suck up that battery door now?

Unable to measure current usage due to how the product was constructed.

Thisa is a weather forecaster, not as flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, and abused; so I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a front porch, let my mother's big dog's ghost, my mother's kitties, my kitty cat, or my sister's "kitty-kitty-kitten-kat" spring a leak (uranate) all over it, run over it with a 450lb Quickie Pulse 6 motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium or large ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoñata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piñata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piñata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoñata (also located at Piñata Central) is only used to shoot piñatas to piñata parties away from picturesque Piñata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piñata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analyses, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

Besides, this was a gift from my stepmother, so I would not have performed any potentially damaging or even destructive analyses on it, regardless of what type of product it was.

Photograph of the unit with its backlighting turned on.

Photograph of the unit with its backlighting neutralised (off).

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the backlighting LEDs in this product.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the backlighting LEDs in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 540nm and 580nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 568.509nm.

Radiation level was ***FAR*** too low to get decent spectrographic analyses, but here "ya" go anyway.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Test unit was given to me as a gift in early-August 2012, so the "" icon will be appended to its listings on this website -- denoting the fact that the product was a gift from a friend or family member and as a result, I will not perform any potentially damaging or even destructive analyses on it.

Because this product is also missing a key component (the outdoor sensor), the new (but still dreadful) "" icon will also be appended to its listings on this website.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    MANUFACTURER: LaCrosse Technology
    PRODUCT TYPE: Home "weather station"
    LAMP TYPE: Yellow-green LED (for backlighting only)
    No. OF LAMPS: 3
    SWITCH TYPE: 5x momentary pushbuttons for various modes
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 3x AA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: At least one remote (outdoor) temp/humidity sensor
    SIZE: 227.0mm (9.0") H x 117.40mm (4.620") W x 31.20mm (1.250") D
    WEIGHT: Unknown/not equipped to weigh
    WARRANTY: 1 year


    Product is missing a key component, and therefore could not be fully tested.

Weathertech FX 5000 *

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