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Davis VP2 Console Humidity Sensor
« on: January 04, 2018, 03:14:22 PM »
Vantage Pro 2
Product 6312
Model 6152
IC 3788A-6312
Vintage 2004

 Inside humidity indication failed reporting 100% continuously.  Could not figure out how to find sensor info on this site so cracked the case to discover the humidity sensor is separate from the temperature rtd sensor.  Markings on the humidity sensor are 02465.  It is a discontinued Vishay capacitive humidity sensor 2322 691 90001 with Digikey part number BC1333-ND.  Tickle the case open and see how beautiful gold can be.

 Digikey part BC2325-ND Vishay part 2322 691 90001/HUMIDITY-SENSE-E seems to be a newer version with identical characteristics.  This part is stocked and may be available from other suppliers.

  Web research indicates that simple capacitive humidity sensors are usually used in an oscillator circuit such that changes in humidity cause changes in oscillator frequency.  I assume the Davis circuit does something similar with either a separate chip or directly by the microprocessor itself.  If you know what circuit Davis uses I would appreciate a reply.
later, slater


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Re: Davis VP2 Console Humidity Sensor
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 08:16:28 PM »
Vantage Pro 2
Product 6312
Model 6152
IC 3788A-6312
Vintage 2004

 Inside humidity indication failed reporting 100% continuously.  Could not figure out how to find sensor info on this site so cracked the case to discover the humidity sensor is separate from the temperature rtd sensor.  Markings on the humidity sensor are 02465.  It is a discontinued Vishay capacitive humidity sensor 2322 691 90001 with Digikey part number BC1333-ND.  Tickle the case open and see how beautiful gold can be.

 Digikey part BC2325-ND Vishay part 2322 691 90001/HUMIDITY-SENSE-E seems to be a newer version with identical characteristics.  This part is stocked and may be available from other suppliers.

  Web research indicates that simple capacitive humidity sensors are usually used in an oscillator circuit such that changes in humidity cause changes in oscillator frequency.  I assume the Davis circuit does something similar with either a separate chip or directly by the microprocessor itself.  If you know what circuit Davis uses I would appreciate a reply.
later, slater

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Re: Davis VP2 Console Humidity Sensor
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 11:44:51 PM »
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Re: Davis VP2 Console Humidity Sensor
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 04:00:13 PM »
Called again and got a Technical Service guy.  No they would not sell me the part, but I could send it in for repair at some fixed price.  Not unreasonable if you do not want to fix it yourself.  Bought a replacement humidity sensor and installed it with no problem.  Took off working and the indoor humidity matches a sling psychrometer.  I am happy with this.

I did check the circuitry to find the humidity sensor acts like a variable capacitor in the timing circuit of a 555.  This is a pretty old console.

 

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