A related question -- I have yet to get my wind gauge to connect to the base, but I am guessing it's a matter of pushing the reset button on it (which I can't do until I have a contractor show up with a long enough ladder to reach it). Anyway, I have Heavy Weather Pro running, and along the bottom are what look like battery indicators for each component (WS, T, R, and WI). I assume these are giving me information about the charged state of each sensor, but it shows *all* of the sensors, including WI (again, I'm assuming that's the Wind Instrument) as being fully charged. Is it possible it is getting the status of the Wind Instrument, but is somehow not getting the reading from it? And if so, is there anything I can do to correct the situation?
Thanks in advance,
Andy, if you had the wind sensor connected and showing on the display previously then chances are you don't have to press the reset button on it. Yes, the "WI" on the display is for the wind instrument. If it's getting sunlight for the panel and hasn't gotten wet inside from leaking then chances are good that it's o.k.
I'm not sure what you've tried already but do know what usually works if everything is functioning normally. First, remove the batteries from the display/console and leave them out. Secondly, remove the thermo/hygro batteries, wait a couple of minutes and re-insert them. Pay attention to polarity on batteries as you replace them. Third, after the thermo/hygro batteries are re-inserted wait a couple of minutes before re-inserting the display/console batteries
(again, watching polarity). Now wait while the display/console comes back up and re-sync's with the thermo/hygro. Usually this will take just a couple of minutes and if the wind sensor is in range of the thermo/hygro sensor you will now see it displayed. If still no wind sensor readings there is a communication problem between the wind and thermo/hygro sensors. This can be the batteries in the thermo/hygro sensor (should read at least 1.5 volts each) or a wall, tree, any obstruction between them, distance, etc.
The fact that you're seeing the other outdoor readings, such as temp and rain gauge says your link between the thermo/hygro and display/console is working since all outdoor data is routed through the thermo/hygro sensor to the inside display/console. The issue may be the link between the thermo/hygro and wind sensors if only the wind data isn't appearing. Hope this helps.
as a note: all batteries (except WI) should be alkaline type only and read close to 1.5 volts or higher each.