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Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS

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Dennisdg
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Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS

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My ISS unit has been up for 1 year now. The manual suggests the replacement battery should last about 2 years. Is 2 years realistic for the Pro2 ISS in the south of the UK?
Dennis

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mcrossley
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS

Post by mcrossley »

I would think so, mine last longer than 2 years.

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS

Post by PaulMy »

I am not in the south of the UK but I changed my first VP2 ISS battery after 2 years because I thought I should, and then the next set was nearly 7 years when I decided to replace it.

We get good sunshine in the summer and much less in wintertime.

Enjoy,
Paul

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Thanks both, thats good to know.

Regards
Dennis

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Post by RayProudfoot »

Up here in the grim north my VP2 has been running for 10.5 years and I’ve changed the battery in the ISS probably no more than 3 times. Max 4.
Cheers,
Ray, Cheshire.

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Dennisdg
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Thanks Ray
Dennis

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 ISS

Post by G6GUH »

I also have this problem, the battery only lasts about 10 months, the replacement is always a reputable brand and the internal contacts are clean and dry. The station is about 8 years old and 18 months ago I changed the capacitor.
So my thoughts are the solar panel is not producing the full out put and needs replacement. What should the output be ? I suspect 5v but cannot find that info. Has anyone found a replacement panel which would fit the Davis housing or alternatively a stand alone external panel.
My thoughts are that a third party panel with a slightly higher output would help to maintain the charge.

Any thoughts on this problem?

Regards. Pete

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