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Offline sheldon

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can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« on: March 20, 2019, 04:02:49 PM »
Hi to everyone,
I've had a vantage vue weather station since 2013, and now I changed the ISS to vantage pro2 with solar radiation and uv sensors; the console is still the vantage vue one. Now it receives without problems the principal parameters (temp/hum, wind, rain), but I can't see the solar radiation and uv data. If I push on 2nd>ET I hear just a beeep.

I noticed that during the console setup, in the ID setting step, I can choose only between "OFF" and "VUE ISS", contrary to what is written in the vantage vue console manual (see attached image), which involves also the options "VP2 ISS" and "WIND".

What should I do to solve this?

As I've written before, the console was bought in 2013, so I think that it should be a 2012/2013 console (in the setup, it says "REV 3.0 (EU)").
« Last Edit: March 20, 2019, 04:04:25 PM by sheldon »
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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 04:14:19 PM »
Vantage Vue console does not support display of Solar or UV. Only way to solve this is to use a VP2 console

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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 04:17:25 PM »
Vantage Vue console does not support display of Solar or UV. Only way to solve this is to use a VP2 console

ahh ok, with the vue one I can see only evapotraspiration (ET), right?
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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 04:26:11 PM »
Vantage Vue console does not support display of Solar or UV. Only way to solve this is to use a VP2 console

That's not true. I have a Vantage Vue console for downstairs and it is set to listen to my VP2 ISS, and it shows the solar radiation and UV.


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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 04:39:07 PM »
Here's the relevant extract from the Vue console manual:

Solar Radiation
What we call “current solar radiation” is technically known as Global Solar Radiation, a
measure of the intensity of the sun’s radiation reaching a horizontal surface. This irradiance
includes both the direct component from the sun and the reflected component from the rest of
the sky. The solar radiation reading gives a measure of the amount of solar radiation hitting the
solar radiation sensor at any given time, expressed in Watts/sq. meter (W/m2). Measuring solar
radiation requires that the Vantage Vue console listen to an optional Vantage Pro2 Plus station
with a solar radiation sensor installed. Solar Radiation is displayed in the Weather Center
when ET is pressed and WxCEN is pressed multiple times.



UV (Ultra Violet) Radiation
Energy from the sun reaches the earth as visible, infrared, and ultraviolet (UV) rays. Exposure
to UV rays can cause numerous health problems, such as sunburn, skin cancer, skin aging, cataracts,
and immune system suppression. Measuring UV radiation requires that the Vantage
Vue console listen to an optional Vantage Pro2 Plus station with a UV radiation sensor
installed. The UV Index is displayed in the Weather Center when ET is pressed and WxCEN is
pressed multiple times.


But yes you do have to have VP2 ISS selected as the transmitter type. If you cannot see this as an option then it does suggest something amiss with the firmware.
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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 04:58:28 PM »
Here's the relevant extract from the Vue console manual:

Solar Radiation
What we call “current solar radiation” is technically known as Global Solar Radiation, a
measure of the intensity of the sun’s radiation reaching a horizontal surface. This irradiance
includes both the direct component from the sun and the reflected component from the rest of
the sky. The solar radiation reading gives a measure of the amount of solar radiation hitting the
solar radiation sensor at any given time, expressed in Watts/sq. meter (W/m2). Measuring solar
radiation requires that the Vantage Vue console listen to an optional Vantage Pro2 Plus station
with a solar radiation sensor installed. Solar Radiation is displayed in the Weather Center
when ET is pressed and WxCEN is pressed multiple times.



UV (Ultra Violet) Radiation
Energy from the sun reaches the earth as visible, infrared, and ultraviolet (UV) rays. Exposure
to UV rays can cause numerous health problems, such as sunburn, skin cancer, skin aging, cataracts,
and immune system suppression. Measuring UV radiation requires that the Vantage
Vue console listen to an optional Vantage Pro2 Plus station with a UV radiation sensor
installed. The UV Index is displayed in the Weather Center when ET is pressed and WxCEN is
pressed multiple times.


But yes you do have to have VP2 ISS selected as the transmitter type. If you cannot see this as an option then it does suggest something amiss with the firmware.

is there the possibility to modify the firmware?
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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 05:02:42 PM »
Things have changed then, how old is that Vue manual, as it doesn't match what's indicated in the console comparison chart which is a version old?


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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2019, 05:04:13 PM »
is there the possibility to modify the firmware?

Can be downloaded from the Davis website and installed using a logger

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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2019, 05:09:00 PM »
Things have changed then, how old is that Vue manual, as it doesn't match what's indicated in the console comparison chart which is a version old?

Far as I know it's always been like that. The PDF manual I was quoting from is dated Rev. D, June 1, 2011.
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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2019, 05:19:07 PM »
is there the possibility to modify the firmware?

Can be downloaded from the Davis website and installed using a logger

I found this https://www.davisinstruments.com/support/vantage-vue-console-firmware-direct-pc-install/
but i have REV 3.0 firmware, so I don't think I need to upgrade it.
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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2019, 05:24:42 PM »
You are _definitely_ pressing the Graph button at the relevant stage of the setup to cycle through the available transmitter types?
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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2019, 05:31:51 PM »
You are _definitely_ pressing the Graph button at the relevant stage of the setup to cycle through the available transmitter types?

thank you!! I wasn't pushing it!! Now I could set VP2 ISS and see solar radiation/uv data.
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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2019, 05:59:20 PM »
is there the possibility to modify the firmware?

Can be downloaded from the Davis website and installed using a logger

I found this https://www.davisinstruments.com/support/vantage-vue-console-firmware-direct-pc-install/
but i have REV 3.0 firmware, so I don't think I need to upgrade it.

There is Vue firmware 4.18 and 4.30 but can only be installed on consoles with Mfg code of MB or higher

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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2019, 07:10:05 PM »
Interesting. I didn't know that. So would something like a Meteobridge Nano installed in a Vue console be able to grab the solar and UV data?
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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2019, 07:22:34 PM »
Interesting. I didn't know that. So would something like a Meteobridge Nano installed in a Vue console be able to grab the solar and UV data?

Being included in the VP2 ISS then it could? What the Nano won't do when installed in a Vue (other than ISS) is Temperature only, Humidity only, Temp/Humidity, Rain, Leaf, Soil, Soil/leaf, Solar & UV are not specifically noted as these are typically part of the VP2 ISS, the others are additional transmitters     

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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2019, 07:44:24 PM »
Interesting. I didn't know that. So would something like a Meteobridge Nano installed in a Vue console be able to grab the solar and UV data?

Yes, the nano installed in Vue console can grab Solar and UV.


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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2019, 08:02:32 PM »
Interesting. I didn't know that. So would something like a Meteobridge Nano installed in a Vue console be able to grab the solar and UV data?

Yes, the nano installed in Vue console can grab Solar and UV.

Great. Thanks
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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2019, 08:44:20 PM »
Remember, the vue itself does not have those sensors. You have have to point the vue console with Nano to VP2 ISS . Works like a charm
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Re: can't see solar/uv sensors on vantage vue console
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2019, 04:42:44 AM »
To sum up, the maximum receiving capacity of a Vue console (and of any fitted loggers too) is:

1. Standard Vue or VP2 ISS sensors (ie temp/hum/wind/rain);

2. Solar and/or UV, if fitted to a VP2 ISS (cannot be fitted to a Vue ISS);

3. Optionally, wind data from an anemometer connected to a 6332 Anemometer Transmitter (this replaces the wind data from the primary ISS);

4. Internal readings from the console (ie inside temp/hum plus barometer);
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