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Ventus W820 problems

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John Timson
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Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:53 pm
Weather Station: Ventus W820
Operating System: Apple I pad
Location: Eastbourne UK

Ventus W820 problems

Postby John Timson » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:18 am

Hi Guys I am back again after about 2yrs. I purchased a Ventus W820 station and have had a lot of problems with it and I have only had it a month.
Water leaked into the circuit board section and down to the temp and humidity sensors and stopped transmitting when the temp was low at night.
Waterproofed the circuit board section with nail varnish and changed the route of the wires to the sensors.
Very poor soldering on the circuit boards so I redone those and sealed any gaps with sealant.
Rain gauge is accurate, Wind flaps around a bit.
Blue tooth readings are way out to what is reading on the display unit so I don't tend to use this.
All in all a waste of money and wish I paid more for a Davis system ,but that's another day. John

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