We make every effort to supply and support the most durable, long-lasting weather products possible. However, certain components are subject to wear and tear.
Lightning, rain, salt spray, snow, sleet, freezing temperatures and high heat, small mammals, insects and birds …. many factors can take their toll. Because we know this, and because we know how important your purchase is to you, we are committed to providing the best possible support and service program we can.
Is there maintenance I can do?
Yes. Keeping your station clean is the best thing you can do. Spiders build webs around the various components, especially the rain gauge mechanism so brush free and apply spider spray to control return.
Ants will nest in unsealed cavities so inspect and treat regularly. Ants leave a chemical residue that can damage electronics.
Inspect any batteries regularly and replace if any signs of leakage.
How can I help the Customer Technical Support Representative help me?
Be prepared. You will be asked for the name, model number, and serial number (if there is one) of your product and accessories, and when you purchased them. It helps to have a copy of your original invoice in front of you.
If you’re calling about your weather station, it’s best to have it nearby since we may ask you to perform a few simple tasks while you’re on the phone.
What if my unit needs repair?
Be sure to talk to us before you send your unit in for service. We may be able to help you solve the problem over the phone. If the unit needs to come in for repair, we can help determine if you need to send us the entire item or only a part of it.
We can also advise you whether or not the repair is likely to be covered under warranty. A standard initial inspection fee of $45 may apply for non-warranty jobs, with a turn around time of 15 working days from receipt of the item/s.
Please note that all items sent in for repair must be accompanied by a fully completed RMA form, for the turn around time stated above to apply. We also reserve the right to not carry out certain repairs, such as those for lightning damage on a weather station and in other situations where items, in our opinion, may not be repairable.
Can I just buy the parts?
Yes, there any many service and replacement parts available. If you know what you need see our web store or call our Customer Technical Support Representative for assistance
What is an RMA form?
A Return Merchandise Authorisation or RMA form helps us to process your item more efficiently as it provides key information like a return delivery address, a daytime contact.
All items sent in for repair should be accompanied by a fully completed RMA form, to properly identify the owner, to avoid delays and for the turn around times stated to apply.
A printable version of the RMA form can be found below.
Who pays for shipping?
You are always responsible for the cost of shipping the item to us whether it is under warranty or not. On warranty repairs, we will pay for return shipping via surface to a destination within New Zealand. For all non-warranty repairs, we will charge you for the cost of returning the unit via courier.
How should I ship the item back?
Pack it up as securely as possible and ship it to us. Please ensure that you include a fully completed RMA form. We also recommend that you ship items to us in a way that can be easily traced, contact your local post office or courier for details.
How long is the repair warranted?
All workmanship on repairs is warranted for 90 days.
What if I didn’t purchase my weather station from you?
We are happy for you to send your weather station in for repair regardless of whether you bought it from us or not. Refer to the terms and conditions above for further information on initial inspection costs and our required RMA Form etc.
However please be aware that wireless weather stations not purchased from us may have the wrong frequency setup for New Zealand. Such stations will not be returned until made compliant at your expense. It is important to note that some stations can not be made compliant. NOTE: All prices mentioned above are GST exclusive