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Loss of wind and direction data

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Ro3bert
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Loss of wind and direction data

Post by Ro3bert » Sun 31 Dec 2017 6:09 pm

WMR200 wind speed and direction are not displaying on either the base station or Cumulus. I realize, of course, that if something doesn't display on the base station if won't in Cumulus. :groan:

First I reset the base station, nothing happened, they I went out to the station, removed the wind dodad removed the wind cups and reset that unit.

Neither the base station nor Cumulus acknowledge the wind sending unit. All the battery indicators are green. Tried various configuration settings (didn't change any important parameters), looked through the edit menu but couldn't find anything that related to the problem.

Anybody have what has happened, or solutions. I've had the computer on constantly for a couple of days with no indications of problems with the computer. I did shut down Cumulus and restarted it, that was when the problem started. Before I shut Cumulus down everything was running well.

To try to correct the problem I turned the computer off then later turned it back on. Unfortunately the situation still exists.

So, Image HELP, HELP. I am a complete loss.

Meanwhile everyone have a great and happy New Year.

Robert
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Re: Loss of wind and direction data

Post by grwkak » Sun 31 Dec 2017 6:15 pm

Did you try pressing the button that forces the base unit to search for wireless sensors?
I had one of these units and this also happened to me from time to time. Sometimes slightly relocating the base unit appeared to help.

Guy

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Re: Loss of wind and direction data

Post by Ro3bert » Mon 01 Jan 2018 2:55 pm

Sorry for the delay Guy.

Actually I did that along with going outside to the wind unit, unscrewed it and pressed the reset button. Still nothing so either the sending unit has given up, the base unit has an internal problem or another possibility is the batteries in the outdoor sensors.

I looked through the WMR200 owners manual and it suggested Consumer grade Lithium batteries for temps below freezing. I have the normal alkaline so I'll have to get some of the Lithium ones and see if that works.

Our temp this morning hit a low of -4.7 degrees F though it wasn't that cold yesterday. However it hasn't gotten above freezing for five days and is not expected to get that warm until next Sunday or Monday 01/07 (US dating).

Well I'll get the batteries and see if that solves the problem.

Robert
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Re: Loss of wind and direction data

Post by sfws » Mon 01 Jan 2018 6:13 pm

Some batteries do not cope well with low temperatures, an intermittient problem I have been having with some of my kit on recent cold nights.

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Re: Loss of wind and direction data

Post by Ro3bert » Tue 02 Jan 2018 10:37 am

sfws wrote:Some batteries do not cope well with low temperatures, an intermittient problem I have been having with some of my kit on recent cold nights.
Going to get the lithium batteries today and replace all in the sensors. Have to bring the whole shebang into the house, it's too damned cold outside to change them there, well except for the rain sensor. Don't know about that one as to whether it sends information since we haven't had any rain lately :lol: Actually I have never seen rain information, and I just recently found the reason; one battery was corroded and I'd never pressed the reset button when I first mounted the unit. So now I have to wait until spring when and if we get rain.
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Re: Loss of wind and direction data: Solved

Post by Ro3bert » Tue 02 Jan 2018 6:07 pm

Yeah :clap: it's back up and running. Got some Lithium AA batteries and when I started changing them found that the temp/humidity takes AAA batteries so have to go back to get them. Still the station is registering on the software just fine.
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