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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2018, 09:11:21 PM »
any idea how Davis overcomes the 5vdc latching voltage for the new Hall sensor models?  The IWS appears to not produce enough voltage.
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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2018, 03:17:50 AM »
Are in market 3v Hall sensors. You say that new vp2  vanes use  5v sensors and ISS use 3v because must be ISS down versions compatible?

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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2018, 05:27:46 AM »
I'd like to buy one as well please.

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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2018, 03:06:01 PM »
I need some help beta testing part 3 of this project.
Part 1 is called simple because you can purchase your own parts and use the instructions: http://www.lexingtonwx.com/anemometer/simple.pdf

Part 2 is a method to test your anemometer using a multimeter and these instructions: 
http://www.lexingtonwx.com/anemometer/resistance.pdf

Part 3 is a construction using my circuit board.  I have built and test previous versions which work.  I wish that someone will build and evaluate the instructions and the circuit operation before many people try it. 
The part 3 instructions:  http://www.lexingtonwx.com/anemometer/tester.pdf  for beta testing only.  Wait for an evaluation before you invest money and time.  If the design is approved, all design information will be turned over to the forum. 

Will this forum group select one to beta test this project?  I will mail (free to a US address) the circuit board to the one that this forum selects.  IC, LEDS, resistors, connectors, battery, cable probably cost $20.

Happy experimenting,
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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2018, 04:43:21 PM »
I have selected two forum members to beta test parts 3 & 4 of this project.  I have only 2 pc boards available for the beta test.  If the beta results are OK, then I'll post the circuit and board layout so that anyone can have their boards produced by ExpressPCB.
It's in the beta cycle because I've already tested & re-designed and the items work OK for me.  I need someone else's opinion.
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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2018, 05:14:13 PM »
I have selected two forum members to beta test parts 3 & 4 of this project.  I have only 2 pc boards available for the beta test.  If the beta results are OK, then I'll post the circuit and board layout so that anyone can have their boards produced by ExpressPCB.
It's in the beta cycle because I've already tested & re-designed and the items work OK for me.  I need someone else's opinion.

How is the status of the beta testers to test the above mentioned parts 3 & 4?
I'm curious about the results. When everything is working I would like to order a set of parts, so I can build this beautiful test-tool :grin:

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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2018, 05:52:48 PM »
wxtech decided to make a board change.  Once that is completed, we'll be assembling the new board and testing it.
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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2018, 08:35:58 AM »
Sorry that it's taking so long.  I was trying to incorporate too many options.  Attached is a picture of today's version (av20180620).  I'm trying to find a subminature on-off slide power switch.  This board pattern can use 2 AA batteries or a CR123.  The final will be powered by a CR123.
The anemometer can be plugged into this and tested; or this will simulate an anemometer when it is plugged into the  outside Integrated Sensor Suite. 
I asked the Beta Testers to hold off assembling their kit until I provided them with a new circuit board. 
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 08:41:47 AM by wxtech »
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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2018, 07:30:24 AM »
Hi Al,

No problem at all.When you got the final version, wil there be the possibility for buying a pcb, so we can build our own Anometer&Vane Tester? Or would you made a diy kit, with the pcb and all the parts? Or a pre-assembled tester?

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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2018, 11:03:26 AM »
I intend to freely share everything; the schematic, the board design; board purchase info from ExpressPCB; parts list and sources; step-by-step construction of the break-out, the test plug, & the full tester.
The two Beta Testers will be experienced with this device, so they may offer completed testers or kits for sale.
Al
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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2018, 12:51:36 PM »
The latest on the anemometer and vane tester and the anemometer and vane simulator is version 9 being produced.  The schematic is included here with a photo of a completed board and a blank board.  Two forum members, Old Tele Man and 92 Merc, have agreed to build and beta test the next version when I provide the parts to them.
Others who are interested, I will provide the board design, parts list, and instructions to anyone who wishes to build one.  I'll also offer a completed device.
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CoCoRaHS=GA-OG-1. CWOP=CW2074.  Davis VP2+ WLIP 5.9.2, VP(original) serial, VWS v15.00 p02. ImageSalsa, Win7 & Win8 all-in-one.

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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2018, 05:23:34 PM »
Hi Al,

Maybe there is any progress to tell about the Anemomete & Vane Tester?
I'm curious :grin:

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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2018, 06:48:22 PM »
I am a tester.  I plan on building the new version tomorrow while three wife is out of town.
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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2018, 07:44:59 PM »
I am a tester.  I plan on building the new version tomorrow while three wife is out of town.
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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2018, 08:37:38 PM »
Oops.  'The' wife.  I couldn't afford three. :grin:
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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2018, 02:18:32 AM »
Haha :grin:

Thats good news! Like to hear the results when you finished the tester.
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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2018, 07:01:41 AM »
...any progress?? :roll:
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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2018, 07:15:32 AM »
I will order the final version of the board and parts today.  I'll have 3 boards ready to build.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2018, 07:19:49 AM by wxtech »
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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2018, 01:03:58 PM »
Hi Al, thanks for the update.
I like to hear when everything is working and passed the tests, and also the possibilities for ordering a tester.

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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2018, 06:58:56 PM »
It has been working through many iterations.  Just couldn't decide on which variation to produce in quantity.  Can you solder/construct a board?  How do I mail a box to you?
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Re: Anemometer & Vane Tester
« Reply #45 on: October 17, 2018, 07:57:37 PM »
It has been working through many iterations.  Just couldn't decide on which variation to produce in quantity.  Can you solder/construct a board?  How do I mail a box to you?

I see the green "Wind Speed" LED and 3V battery ON/OFF switch got relocated. What other changes from the Beta Test units?
« Last Edit: October 17, 2018, 07:59:24 PM by Old Tele man »
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