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Offline hmueller

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Inaccurate readings on multiple sensor s
« on: August 22, 2019, 08:33:09 PM »
Greetings All,

Over the past several weeks I have been noticing increasing inaccuracies on barometric pressure, temperature, and humidity readings on my MKIII-LR.

Barometer-wide swings with inaccuracies of as much as 0.3" from nearby stations and the nearest airport (4 miles away)
Temperature-as much as 6 degrees colder or warmer than 2 stations within a mile
Humidity-readings off as much as 20% compared to other nearby stations

My initial thought was that there was some type of obstruction that was fully or partially blocking the sensors from the environment. I to the station down and thoroughly cleaned. I didn't see any change in performance. I considered a battery problem but the battery is at 6.3 volts even after a few hours in full darkness.

My leading suspicion right now is a problem with the main logic board but I don't have the resources to make a definitive diagnosis.

I've emailed Rainwise support and hope to hear from them soon but wanted to ask if anyone had potential sources to the problem that I may have missed.

Thoughts?

--Harry

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Re: Inaccurate readings on multiple sensor s
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 07:33:15 AM »
Have you checked your battery?

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Re: Inaccurate readings on multiple sensor s
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 03:45:34 PM »
Battery is showing 6.3 volts. I think that's what it is supposed to be.

--Harry

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Re: Inaccurate readings on multiple sensor s
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 06:01:16 PM »
Battery is showing 6.3 volts. I think that's what it is supposed to be.

--Harry

I wouldn't get too excited with that type of pressure swing just yet.   The temp/RH may be related to the sensor itself.  Not hard to change out.  If it's like the NON-LR model, you remove the wind sensor and it's right down in the tube.

 

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