Instabus KNX/EIB weather station Comfort

Instabus KNX/EIB weather station Comfort
The weather station from the Gira Instabus KNX/EIB system is used for the detection and forwarding of climate data and events to Instabus KNX/EIB actuators, which then, for example, control the blinds, awnings and motor-operated windows. The weather data can also be displayed on signalling and monitoring devices like the Gira InfoTerminal Touch or, in connection with a PC, PDA or other browser device, on the Gira HomeServer or Gira Facility Server.

Up to four freely combinable analogue measurement-value receivers and an Instabus KNX/EIB combination sensor can be connected to the Instabus KNX/EIB weather station Comfort. Two internal limit values can be defined per measurement-value receiver, and when these are exceeded/fallen short of, configurable actions run. The limit values can be changed via the Gira SmartSensor, Gira Info-Display 2 or other value transmitters.

Depending on the position of the sun, an "Astro" function enables control of the blinds and the angle of the slats. In addition, an integrated linking controller ensures more flexible planning of the actions. This even makes it possible, for example, to control blinds for individual facade segments depending on the sensor data. If communication between the Instabus KNX/EIB weather station Comfort and the Instabus KNX/EIB combination sensor is interrupted, protective measures can be introduced, e.g. precautionary raising of the blinds.

Product details

  • Evaluation of the DCF77 signal from the combination sensor
  • Astro function for determining the position of the sun (azimuth and elevation) for sun-position-dependent blind and shutter control, especially control of the slat angle of blinds (DCF77 signal required)
  • Linking controller (logic) for more flexible planning of the (limit dependent) actions (also usable externally), e.g. shading individual facade segments possible
  • User can make changes to the limit value objects, e.g. via SmartSensor, Info Display 2, Info Terminal or other signal transmitters
  • Cyclical monitoring of the combination sensor
  • On failure of communication with the combination sensor, protective measures can be introduced (optional), e.g. raising the blinds
  • Selective shading of the facade (max. 4 facades) with setting of the basic brightness, orientation of facade, the aperture angle to the sun (pre-configured)
  • Objects for basic brightness and aperture angle are present – changes of the objects through external value transmitters possible, e.g. SmartSensor, Info Display 2, Info Terminal etc.
  • Programming of the weather station via a plug-in for ETS 2 from version 1.2a and higher

Signal evaluation

Signal evaluation can be configured via software for each input. The following signals can be evaluated:
  • Current signals:
    0 - 20 mA
    4 – 20 mA (with line-break monitoring)
  • Voltage signals:
    0 - 1 V
    0 – 10 V

Technical data

  • Number of inputs: 4
  • Ambient temperature: -5ºC to +45ºC
  • Protection type: IP 20
  • Dimensions: DRA device, 4 HP


Operating instructions Weather station comfort
Operating instructions Combination sensor
Operating instructions Standard weather station
Technical information Gira Instabus KNX / EIB Weather Station Standard