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 Post subject: Help with Console
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:49 am 
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Location: Scotby
Altitude: 31
Weather Station: Davis VV
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I have a Davis Vantage View with a console and data recorder. I think the console is the same or very similar to that on the more sophisticated Davis stations that many of you use. I started using the setup in January 2010.

During all that time it has been my practice to keep the console in the hall so we can all see it easily. Each month I unplug its power supply and take it to my PC to download the data. All this with no problem until now.

The last couple of times I unplugged the power supply the console went blank and I had to 'start again' with all the initial location details. About 2 hours (4 recordings) of data are lost when this happens (not critical!). I did change the console battery the first time it happened and presumed all would be well but the same thing happened this month as well. I now have it plugged in to power near the PC but its not really what I want!

Anyone got any ideas, please?

Anne


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Console
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:27 pm 
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Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:52 pm
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Location: Brampton
Altitude: 117m
Weather Station: Davis VP2
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Are the batteries moving around and loosing its connection ?

Make sure the metal prongs are visible enough and havent become flattened over the years the battery has been pressing on it ?

Can I ask how you connect your console to the PC - USB etc

Not sure I can think of anything else at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Console
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:16 pm 
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Location: Scotby
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Weather Station: Davis VV
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Yes, I connect to the PC with the USB cable that came with the console. No problem with that. I'll bite the bullet and check the battery connectors again. The console is normally connected to the mains electric so only needs the battery during the fairly short time I'm downloading the month's data.
Anne


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Console
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:24 pm 
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Location: Seaton
Altitude: 40
Weather Station: Davis VP2
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Sounds like batteries have died. I normally change mine very few years, as nothing like finding them flat when you need them - or worse still they leak!


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