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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS Battery Life
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2010, 10:17:52 PM »
Uh oh, bad news, BatteryJunction has burned, no more cheap CR123's  :(

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS Battery Life
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2010, 10:48:30 AM »
I ordered some from them on the 5th of March and had no problem. So everything seems to be ok.

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS Battery Life
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2010, 01:58:55 PM »
Interesting, I tried yesterday, and again after seeing your post, and get this notice:

Dear Customer,

At 3:30 AM on 2/17 there was a fire in our building that has forced us to temporarily suspend operations. As a result we are not accepting new orders at this time. We value your business and are working diligently to restore full service as quickly as possible. We do not yet have an estimate as to when we will be able to ship orders but we will be posting updates regularly to this space.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS Battery Life
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2010, 07:00:13 PM »
Good News, www.batteryjunction.com is now back in business  :D

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS Battery Life
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2010, 10:37:11 PM »
hello niko....


just an update on the batteries I bought, around the same time you did from the junction. Mine are still both working.."knock on wood". I placed one in the Davis ISS unit and also the Davis Anenometer Transmitter kit unit.


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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS Battery Life
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2010, 11:40:00 PM »
i have been using rechargable cr123's for around 9 months now.
I will never last as long as the normal batteries, but they work ok.
I haev always got one spare so as soon as i get the "station 1 low battery" message up, the spare is charged and later that day, i swap them over.

I do however have a leaking "supercap" in my ISS, and soil station. Remote anemometer is fine at the moment.
I am hoping using rechargeables hasn't caused the leaks :(

Does the Davis VP really give a message to the console "station 1 low battery"??

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS Battery Life
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2010, 11:44:38 PM »
Yes, it does.

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS Battery Life
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2010, 11:46:01 PM »
Yes, it does.

Niko....where on the console so I can look out for this.  I can't find any mention in the console manual.

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS Battery Life
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2010, 11:48:49 PM »
Along the bottom of the screen, same place it does "raining cats and dogs".

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS Battery Life
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2010, 11:52:21 PM »
There's a WD status tag too:

%vpissstatus%...............ISS battery status flag

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS Battery Life
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2010, 01:09:41 PM »
Hello all

I wonder if I could have a word of advice from this panel.

I have a VP2 working OK since Apr 2005 and normally I have replaced the ISS battery once a year.

Recently I have been experiencing a new situation. During the day the transmission to the console works flawlessly but when night arrives no more data until next morning... :-(

I am not electronic savy but it looks like a battery situation...

The problem is that I have now replaced the battery, 3 times, for fresh new ones and the problem is still there... #-o

I saw mentioned earlier in this thread a “leaking super cap”…. Could this be the culprit???
How (and where) can I check?

Any other idea / suggestion most welcomed

Thanks in advance

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS Battery Life
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2010, 01:48:36 PM »
I had the problem last winter.  I first suspected that the battery was bad.. so I replaced it, then went in and reset the console to get rid of the message (just done and the down arrow or wait until midnight)  and we are fine.  I had thought maybe the solar panel was bad, as I also normally change the battery out.  But it works fine.

What Davis suggested is that if the sunlight isn't hitting the panel long enough, then the super cap doesn't charge and it uses the battery more.  We had not many bright days this last winter and I am guessing that is the problem.  Anyway,  I would take off the plastic cover over the ISS board and give it a look at the super cap with a magnifying glass to see if there is any corrosion or leaking.   I live inland so there isn't much unless you ask about road salt during the winter, and there is no spray so that wouldn't be it for me.

If it cap is good then I would think it is either a bad series of batteries, or the solar panel isn;t doing its thing, or that the sun angle isn't charging the cap.  IF it looks bad, then it is time to contact Davis to send you a new ISS board.  What I would try to do is get them to send you the replacement board and you return the bad  one to them.   They have on their web site a video on how to replace the board.   That alone tells me that you are not alone with these going bad.
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS Battery Life
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2010, 07:52:58 PM »
hello niko....


just an update on the batteries I bought, around the same time you did from the junction. Mine are still both working.."knock on wood". I placed one in the Davis ISS unit and also the Davis Anenometer Transmitter kit unit.


...Chris

The early demise of the one I installed is down to the classic leaky supercap  :roll:



I called Davis but the bums wouldn't send me one  :( so I've had to order a couple.

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS Battery Life
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2010, 07:13:52 PM »
The early demise of the one I installed is down to the classic leaky supercap  :roll:

I called Davis but the bums wouldn't send me one  :( so I've had to order a couple.

Well, I just received my new leaking super cap, to replace my old leaking supercap  :onfire:

Looks like shipping damage, anyone who thinks you can safely mail these parts cross country in a very thinly padded envelope needs to think again  :roll:

Oh well, off to Mouser which is where I should have ordered in the first place  :oops:

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS Battery Life
« Reply #44 on: December 01, 2012, 11:25:33 AM »
I just found my anemometer ISS flatline last night.  Pulled the battery.  Voltage was down to 2.5 volts.  Put in one with 2.7 volts and nothing has kicked in.  That's 2 gone in 2 years.  When replacing these in the Vantage Pro 2, is it good enough just to replace the battery or is there a way you're supposed to reset?

 

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