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Re: LOW BATTERY TRANSMITTER 1?

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:36 pm
by steve
Yes, it takes some time for the console to reset the message, I can't remember when it does it - perhaps at midnight. See the post immediately before yours.

Re: LOW BATTERY TRANSMITTER 1?

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:33 am
by codeglia1
I have a Vantage VUE 6250/6351 that I bought new and installed in 2011. For 4 years, it worked flawlessly; however, in 2015, it suddenly started displaying the error message, "Low Battery Transmitter 1".

I figured after 4 years, it was time to replace the battery in the outdoor unit with a brand-new one, so I did. However, the error message persists to this day... even though all other functions continue to work flawlessly!

I checked and the Manufacture Code is "F111128B027", and the firmware revision is "2.14".

Am I missing something here?

Thanks!

Re: LOW BATTERY TRANSMITTER 1?

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:23 pm
by PaulMy
I don't have the Vue but there have been many posts about Low Battery messages on the Vue. A search here or Google should get you some past discussion.

Enjoy,
Paul

Re: LOW BATTERY TRANSMITTER 1?

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:32 pm
by Toxic17
there is a big thread about there on wxforum: http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=6535

might be a supercap, have you tried "another" new battery just in case?

there is also a newer firmware out which might help fix that issue. v3.00

http://www.davisnet.com/resources/weath ... g/#support

Re: LOW BATTERY TRANSMITTER 1?

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:48 pm
by codeglia1
FYI, I've now been working with tech support at Davis, and they've recommended that I try the following:

- Change the station number (both on the console and the ISS) to Station #4... to rule-out that I might be receiving another nearby Davis product user's data. (I did this, and now the error message says, "Low Battery Transmitter 4".....)

- Replaced the CR123 battery that's less than a year old with another new one (which I did, still to no avail)...

- Remove the CR123 battery from the ISS; then remove the ISS unit from it's outdoor location and put it in a dark closet for 24 hours, ostensibly to drain-down the "capacitor" inside... then, after this 24-hour period, put it back outside for 5 minutes, or until it starts transmitting to the console again... then replace the CR123 battery again. The theory behind this is that this process will run it down overnight, and then cause a total "reset", which "should" remove the error message. (I have not tried this suggestion yet, but will do so tonight).

- If this fails to fix the error message, I can send it in to them for a "complete overhaul" of both the ISS and the console, for a $112 fee (including shipping).

I'll keep you all posted, if any progress on this issue is made!

Re: LOW BATTERY TRANSMITTER 1?

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:24 pm
by Toxic17
codeglia1 wrote:I'll keep you all posted, if any progress on this issue is made!



Please do. it looks like plenty of people have had issues in the past with this. lets hope you get yours fixed soon ;)

Re: LOW BATTERY TRANSMITTER 1?

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:41 pm
by codeglia1
On an additional note, I was reading on another thread here regarding battery voltages, as well as Davis's official recommendation to put dielectric gel on the battery and programming contacts.

I checked my old battery (just removed and replaced) and it was at 3.02 volts, whereas my brand-new battery (just installed) was at 3.25 volts, so a low-voltage battery is clearly not the issue. I also added the gel to the battery contacts (which were already still clean), with no change in the issue.

I will bring the ISS down tonight and let it run down in the dark overnight... in the hopes that a full "reset" will finally occur!

Re: LOW BATTERY TRANSMITTER 1?

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:47 am
by BigOkie
codeglia1 wrote:On an additional note, I was reading on another thread here regarding battery voltages, as well as Davis's official recommendation to put dielectric gel on the battery and programming contacts.

I checked my old battery (just removed and replaced) and it was at 3.02 volts, whereas my brand-new battery (just installed) was at 3.25 volts, so a low-voltage battery is clearly not the issue. I also added the gel to the battery contacts (which were already still clean), with no change in the issue.

I will bring the ISS down tonight and let it run down in the dark overnight... in the hopes that a full "reset" will finally occur!


Are you waiting until midnight for the reset. I know my brother's had the low battery message (VP2) and changing the battery didn't clear the message until midnight that night. Not saying that will fix it, but make sure you wait it out.

Re: LOW BATTERY TRANSMITTER 1?

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:27 am
by TwoTonTed
A new sufferer here :(

Changed the battery, no effect and am now losing data from around 6.00am until after 8.00am when the solar cell wakes up. The ISS Vue is just out of the 1 year warranty. I'll be fuming if it's knackered.

Re: LOW BATTERY TRANSMITTER 1?

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:53 pm
by Toxic17
TwoTonTed wrote:A new sufferer here :(

Changed the battery, no effect and am now losing data from around 6.00am until after 8.00am when the solar cell wakes up. The ISS Vue is just out of the 1 year warranty. I'll be fuming if it's knackered.


think you'll find both the Vantage Vue and VPro2 come with a 2 year Davis warranty.

contact your reseller to confirm.

Re: LOW BATTERY TRANSMITTER 1?

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:36 pm
by TwoTonTed
thanks it was covered by a 2 year warranty! Prodata sent me a complete harness which was easy enough to fit.

Problem solved, happy days!

Re: LOW BATTERY TRANSMITTER 1?

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:56 pm
by Toxic17
Good news!

Re: LOW BATTERY TRANSMITTER 1?

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:09 am
by jmds
It is definitely a bad capacitor failing on the Vantage VUE or the Vantage pro2.I just replaced the faulty capacitor by soldering two of them in parallel and the LOW BATTERY TRANSMITTER 1 is gone even without the 3 volts battery inserted on the ISS.