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  • Location: Newcastle under Lyme
  • Location: Newcastle under Lyme

    Hi

    I've got a LaCrosse Rain Gauge and it's been ok for a couple of years but now it's starting to use a lot batteries.

    I've used 4 AA Energizer Lithium batteries in 3 months, But it's always the same battery side (Where the Batteries Go)

    Has anybody else had this problem and fixed it?

    Thanks

    Pete :lol:

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  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport
  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport
    Hi

    I've got a LaCrosse Rain Gauge and it's been ok for a couple of years but now it's starting to use a lot batteries.

    I've used 4 AA Energizer Lithium batteries in 3 months, But it's always the same battery side (Where the Batteries Go)

    Has anybody else had this problem and fixed it?

    Thanks

    Pete :lol:

    Morning Pete

    Im using i think its the 3600 Lacross weather station with the tipping rain gauge, for the first year it was fine , then it started to play up , i checked everything, and found that the REED had gone. SO i went to Maplins and purchased a new REED which cost very little , about 2 quid if i remember, i soldered this back together angain, and its working fine now

    hope this helps

    nigel

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  • Location: Newcastle under Lyme
  • Location: Newcastle under Lyme
    Morning Pete

    Im using i think its the 3600 Lacross weather station with the tipping rain gauge, for the first year it was fine , then it started to play up , i checked everything, and found that the REED had gone. SO i went to Maplins and purchased a new REED which cost very little , about 2 quid if i remember, i soldered this back together angain, and its working fine now

    hope this helps

    nigel

    Thanks Nigel

    So what does the REED do then?

    Thanks

    Pete :lol:

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  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport
  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport

    Pete

    Now your asking, lol { im no Physician lol

    anyway persoanlly i think it has something to do with helping measure the rain,

    I found this web site , have a read through , it mentions what a reed actually is , and it also helps with the lacross 2300 set up etc

    http://www.gloomy-place.net/wshw.htm

    nigel

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  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland
    Pete

    Now your asking, lol { im no Physician lol

    anyway persoanlly i think it has something to do with helping measure the rain,

    I found this web site , have a read through , it mentions what a reed actually is , and it also helps with the lacross 2300 set up etc

    http://www.gloomy-place.net/wshw.htm

    nigel

    Thanks for the link Nigel. I bought a WS2300 recently and noticed the same temperature spike effect the guy on the link mentioned. So I will try his solution.

    Cheers

    Tom

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  • Location: Harbury, Warwickshire
  • Location: Harbury, Warwickshire
    Pete

    Now your asking, lol { im no Physician lol

    anyway persoanlly i think it has something to do with helping measure the rain,

    I found this web site , have a read through , it mentions what a reed actually is , and it also helps with the lacross 2300 set up etc

    http://www.gloomy-place.net/wshw.htm

    nigel

    That's a fantastic link - a brilliant description of using the WS2300 and full of useful hints - excellent work.

    Bernard

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