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Maplin in administration - where to buy spare parts now?

Discussion specific to Fine Offset and similar rebadged weather stations
kuro68k
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon 10 Jan 2022 3:54 pm
Weather Station: Fine Offset WH1080
Operating System: Windows 8.1

Re: Maplin in administration - where to buy spare parts now?

Post by kuro68k »

harrym1byt wrote: Sat 15 Jan 2022 6:46 pm
kuro68k wrote: Mon 10 Jan 2022 4:04 pm Does anyone happen to know if this would be a suitable replacement for my Maplin Fine Offset WH1080?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123132220508

I think the transmitter part is dead, it works for a few days or weeks after I change the batteries but then stops.
Are you sure it's not cheap, old batteries you are fitting? My sensor are pole mounted at the top / far end of my garage. I ran a two core from the battery pins in the unit, down into the garage so they were easier to relplace when necessary and running from larger batteries for longer life.
I tried some different batteries, and also cleaned the contacts. I tried IKEA and Duracell.
watsonm
Posts: 71
Joined: Sun 03 Jan 2016 3:39 pm
Weather Station: N96GY -but like Triggers Broom!!
Operating System: Raspberry Pi4 Vers:11 Bullseye
Location: Poundbury, Dorset

Re: Maplin in administration - where to buy spare parts now?

Post by watsonm »

kuro68k wrote: Wed 12 Jan 2022 12:43 pm Thanks Alan. Maybe I should get the transmitter in from outdoors and see if I can fix it.

I have an SDR here, I need to get a 433MHz antenna anyway so I could see if it is transmitting.
I am using rtl433 which is based on SDR to receive the data from two 1080 transmitters (purchased from Greenfrog Scientific) and just used a cheap £15 aerial (from
my pocket air band radio receiver) .

One transmitter is in the garage connected to the wind sensors on the roof and the other is on the garden fence connected
to the water sensor. rtl433 send data stream to HIVEMQ broker and I wrote some python script to read the broker and create an Easyweather.dat file.
(all on a raspberry Pi 4 )
Regards Mike

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