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  • Location: err......Carnoustie
  • Location: err......Carnoustie

    Hi there,

    I've had my VP2 for almost 2 years now but it has recently developed a fault in that it is not picking up or displaying the external conditions, i.e. temperature, humidity, dewpoint, wind speed/direction or rainfall.

    Have changed the battery, but to no avail.

    I have also read the manual with regards to re-setting the thing but without success. By the way, the display appears to be working fine in that it is showing pressure and internal temperature and the flashing X indicates that it is talking to the remote sensors.

    Any ideas would be welcome.

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  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland
  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland

    I did have a similar problem when setting up my VP2, but for the life of me can't remember what the solution was, other than I was misreading the instructions. In the end, I phoned up Davis support in America and they went through it step by step with me. I think that's your best bet.

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
    Hi there,

    I've had my VP2 for almost 2 years now but it has recently developed a fault in that it is not picking up or displaying the external conditions, i.e. temperature, humidity, dewpoint, wind speed/direction or rainfall.

    Have changed the battery, but to no avail.

    I have also read the manual with regards to re-setting the thing but without success. By the way, the display appears to be working fine in that it is showing pressure and internal temperature and the flashing X indicates that it is talking to the remote sensors.

    Any ideas would be welcome.

    :good:

    Sounds like you lost the connection. Is it cabled or wireless???

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  • Location: err......Carnoustie
  • Location: err......Carnoustie
    Sounds like you lost the connection. Is it cabled or wireless???

    It's a wireless model.

    I've not lost connection, as the wee X still flashes to confirm that it is still speaking to the outdoor sensors.

    The strange thing is, I can get the outdoor temp and humidity to register where the indoor reading should normally sit.

    Sounds like a fault with the console, but a repalcement is £320........................GGrrrrr.

    I might have to phone America as Osbourne suggests. ;)

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  • Location: London
  • Location: London

    Hello - one and all VP2 users. I'm considering buying just the 'basic' Davis VP2 wireless modelwithout the FARS etc, but can anybody tell me how accurate they are finding the temperature readings etc, does the Fan aspirated shield thingy really make another £400 worth of difference?

    Regards Timmy.

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

    not if you can site it where the sun is not too much of a problem early and late

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  • Location: Thorrington (North East Essex)
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme
  • Location: Thorrington (North East Essex)
    Hello - one and all VP2 users. I'm considering buying just the 'basic' Davis VP2 wireless modelwithout the FARS etc, but can anybody tell me how accurate they are finding the temperature readings etc, does the Fan aspirated shield thingy really make another £400 worth of difference?

    Regards Timmy.

    Hi Timmy H

    If you are buying the Davis VP2 you could do as i have and retro fit the fan which works as soon as the sun comes onto the solar panel when it is needed to circulate ambient air and then stops working when the sun goes down unlike the one that comes as standard (costing a lot more) which runs 24/7. I am well pleased with mine, in full sun the spec says it is accurate to within 1 degree where as without and just using the radiation shield you are looking at 4 degree's discrepancy.The cost in this country is about £125 or half that if you buy from the US including the postage.

    Food for thought

    BU

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  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland
  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland

    I spoke to Davis about this and they say that the fan is really designed for hot locations where there's very little airflow - ie. not the UK. They assured me that as long as the sensor suite is mounted where air can flow all around it, then it would be fine, and I'd agree with that. Never had a problem without it.

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    Unless the unit is going to be in shade you need the 24 hrs jobby.

    I need to modify my own 24 hrs because in winter if it's cloudy all day the batteries won't power the fan and you notice the difference the overnight lows.

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