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Re: DSI-01 Serial Interface for Davis VP, VP2, Vue and Envoy availability
« Reply #100 on: April 18, 2013, 07:41:24 PM »
My VP2 console just came back from Davis today, and the firmware has been updated to 3.12. My Cumulus software is not getting data from the unit. Can I assume that the DS1-01 will not work with this firmware update...?

My understanding of the entire thread is if any Davis unit is v3.(whatever) the DS1-01 will no longer work.  Thus I shall remain at v1.90.


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Am I correct that both the DS1-01 *and* Virtual VP stopped working when v3.12 came on the scene?  :-s

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Virtual VP still works on v3.12, sort of.
WeatherLink, Cumulus, and VP Live all still connected normally through VVP, Virtual Weather Station and WUHU would not, for me, anyway.
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Thanks, Jack!  That gets me into the game with WeatherLink and Cumulus as those are two I wanted to start with!

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Re: DSI-01 Serial Interface for Davis VP, VP2, Vue and Envoy availability
« Reply #104 on: December 06, 2014, 12:01:35 AM »
For anyone that may still be interested in a real RS232 (PC levels) logger, I put together a solution using a MAX3221E, I also had a need for USB so I made a board that can do both.

I program the AT45DB011 memory in circuit, so it works with the "Green Dot" consoles.
Also flow control is configured so it should work with weatherlink software if you have a licence, e.g. could replace failed hardware.
Works great with Cumulus, and should work with any software that supports Davis Pro/Vue consoles.

Photos show prototypes built as RS232 on the Left and USB on the right.

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Re: DSI-01 Serial Interface for Davis VP, VP2, Vue and Envoy availability
« Reply #105 on: December 12, 2014, 09:19:08 AM »
Does the Davis loopback test cable work with the DSI-01? I lost connection to my console since I installed my new computer. I am trying to troubleshoot the issue. The WL program cannot find the loopback with the cable connected.

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Re: DSI-01 Serial Interface for Davis VP, VP2, Vue and Envoy availability
« Reply #106 on: December 12, 2014, 09:40:17 AM »
Does the Davis loopback test cable work with the DSI-01? I lost connection to my console since I installed my new computer. I am trying to troubleshoot the issue. The WL program cannot find the loopback with the cable connected.

Greg H.

I just made a loopback connection at the RS232 pins and that works with PuTTYtel. Strangely, the WL loopback test does not work with the RS232 jumper. (handshake lines?)

I have an older VP2 console (eBay) that was working on this connection previously even after updating the firmware to 3.12.

I have removed battery/power and waited for over a minute for the console to discharge. Hmmm..

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Re: DSI-01 Serial Interface for Davis VP, VP2, Vue and Envoy availability
« Reply #107 on: December 13, 2014, 03:43:51 PM »
Does the Davis loopback test cable work with the DSI-01? I lost connection to my console since I installed my new computer. I am trying to troubleshoot the issue. The WL program cannot find the loopback with the cable connected.

Greg H.

I just made a loopback connection at the RS232 pins and that works with PuTTYtel. Strangely, the WL loopback test does not work with the RS232 jumper. (handshake lines?)


I have an older VP2 console (eBay) that was working on this connection previously even after updating the firmware to 3.12.

I have removed battery/power and waited for over a minute for the console to discharge. Hmmm..

Greg H.

I ran a test to see if there was something hosed up inside of this 2nd console. I removed the working WLIP from my original console and installed it into this console that had the DSI-01 installed. It worked fine with the WLIP and I was able to test communication and read out the data using Weatherlink.

Then, I placed the DSI-01 back into the 2nd console. IT WORKED!

Could the console Rx/Tx ports been hosed up and the WLIP "fixed" it somehow? Once it successfully communicated with the WLIP, it now works with the DSI-01. Bizarre!  :shock:

UPDATE: Well, after a while it is up to its old tricks and refusing to work again. I am beginning to suspect that there really is an issue with the 3.12 and the DSK-01, despite the temporary situation described above.


Well after eliminating everything else, I concluded that it was a hardware problem. I re-flashed the console firmware to 1.90 and is still happened. I took the console apart and re-soldered the logger connection on the main board. I have been running several days now with no problem. Before re-soldering the connector, it would take about 20 minutes to lose communication.

I suspect a cracked solder joint that manifested itself after time with the heating of the logger.

It was probably risky re-flashing with this thermal intermittent, but I did it right away after power on. (and I didn't know this at the time)

I now suspect that the WLIP didn't actually do anything, and it was the cooling and removal/replace of the loggers that disturbed the solder joints enough for it to work for a while.


Greg H.
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Re: DSI-01 Serial Interface for Davis VP, VP2, Vue and Envoy availability
« Reply #108 on: August 06, 2015, 11:39:44 PM »
Hi there! Looking for pinout and protocol of the console RJ11 of the Davis Vantage Pro 2 ISS transmitter!?

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Re: DSI-01 Serial Interface for Davis VP, VP2, Vue and Envoy availability
« Reply #109 on: February 28, 2016, 04:12:02 AM »
Hi, I have a problem with a Vantage Vue VERSION 2.14   in connection on serial.
I use raspberry pi 2 .
My code is:

import serial


WXPORT = '/dev/ttyAMA0'
WXBAUDRATE = 19200
WXBYTESIZE = serial.EIGHTBITS
WXPARITY = serial.PARITY_NONE
WXSTOPBITS = serial.STOPBITS_ONE
WXXONOFF = False
WXTIMEOUT = 3

w = serial.Serial(WXPORT, WXBAUDRATE, WXBYTESIZE, WXPARITY, WXSTOPBITS, WXTIMEOUT, WXXONOFF)

w.write("\n")
w.write("VER")
print w.readline()



My output is a echo to the write.
For example
w.write(“VER”)
OUTPUT w.readline() is “VER” AND NOT THE VERSION THE VANTAGE VUE.


ANY SOLUTION?



I read the manual wospi (http://meteo.annoyingdesigns.com/WOSPi.pdf) and in the code:

wospi.wx = wospi.openWxComm()
#wospi.wx = w
wospi.readWxData() # read LOOP/LOOP2 packet(s), as determined by the LPS setting..
# Note: the wxDict and wxMinMax dictionaries are now populated.
# "print wxDict" and/or "print wxMinMax" will display the corresponding diction..
print wospi.getRawData(1, 9, 'H') # LOOP packet, offset 9, WORD value = inside ..
print wospi.getRawData(2, 43, 'B') # LOOP2 packet, offset 43, BYTE value = UV i...
print wospi.getRawData(1, 18, 'B') # LOOP packet, offset 18, BYTE value = Extra...
# Note: extra temperature is offset by 90 degrees F - ref. Davis documentation
print wospi.getRawData(1, 62, 'B') # LOOP packet, offset 62, BYTE value = Soil …

my output is:

Fri Feb 26 11:58:07 2016 LT: Console wakeup call, attempt no. 1 of 3.
Fri Feb 26 11:58:07 2016 LT: Console NOT responding to wakeup call.
Fri Feb 26 11:58:08 2016 LT: Console wakeup call, attempt no. 2 of 3.
Fri Feb 26 11:58:08 2016 LT: Console NOT responding to wakeup call.
Fri Feb 26 11:58:10 2016 LT: Console wakeup call, attempt no. 3 of 3.
Fri Feb 26 11:58:10 2016 LT: Console NOT responding to wakeup call.
Fri Feb 26 11:58:11 2016 LT: Unable to wake up the console. Check connections.
None
None
None
None

No responding send. Any solution?

 

anything