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Default rain tip size (Davis weather stations)

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Default rain tip size (Davis weather stations)

Post by Werk_AG » Sat 30 Sep 2017 2:22 am

Contrary to Cumulus1 which reads the type of the rain gauge (metric or imperial) from the value stored in console Eeprom, it seems that CumulusMX assumes a default value based on the units selected for rain. I'm wrong?
If I select mm each rain tip is multiplied by 0.2mm, but if I select in as unit, then each rain tip is automatically multiplied by 0.254mm.
There is any setting that we could add to Cumulus.ini to make CumulusMX count each rain tip as 0.2mm independently of the selected units?

This setting seems to not be effective with CumulusMX_
DavisRainCollectorModel=X

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Re: Default rain tip size (Davis weather stations)

Post by steve » Sat 30 Sep 2017 7:22 pm

MX uses VPrainGaugeType, see the MX announcement post, and the wiki entries for Cumulus.ini and Cumulus.ini (beta) for details and explanation (DavisRainCollectorModel mirrors a setting in the Davis DLL, which is not used by MX).
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Re: Default rain tip size (Davis weather stations)

Post by Werk_AG » Sun 01 Oct 2017 1:55 am

Thank you Steve.
I confess that I forgot to first do a search on the MX announcement post.

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