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Offline marylandwx

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WeatherLink Live - station maintenance
« on: January 29, 2022, 04:13:57 PM »
I just received and setup WeatherLink Live but wasnít sure what I should do to prevent erroneous readings when performing station maintenance on my VP2. Iíve always put the console in setup mode, is there an equivalent on the WLL module? I did find a ďtest modeĒ within the app but Iím not sure if thatís what Iím looking for.

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Re: WeatherLink Live - station maintenance
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2022, 06:35:26 PM »
Just unplug the sensors.
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Re: WeatherLink Live - station maintenance
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2022, 04:19:28 PM »
Thanks for this suggestion but Iím worried about jostling the station and getting the dreaded tip of the rain bucket that you canít delete in WLL. My station siting requires a ladder so it isnít the easiest to get up there and gently open the ISS panel to unplug the sensors without shaking it a bit.

I wrote to Davis to see what they suggest but Iím not sure when I will hear back from them.

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Re: WeatherLink Live - station maintenance
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2022, 10:42:11 PM »
Would pulling the power and batteries from WLL do the same thing? I don't think the ISS stores any data, heck, i might be wrong so get confirmation, also, i don't know if you lose settings after x amount of time either so clarify that too...
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Re: WeatherLink Live - station maintenance
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2022, 11:28:20 PM »
I don't think the ISS stores any data
It does not.

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Re: WeatherLink Live - station maintenance
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2022, 02:07:33 AM »
I don't think the ISS stores any data
It does not.

Thanks, i thought not but i do tend to jump the gun :/
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Re: WeatherLink Live - station maintenance
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2022, 07:16:48 AM »
I have never used the setup mode when doing maintenance. I always unplug the rain gauge, regardless of what I am cleaning. It doesn't cause any issues, unless of course, it's raining while you're doing the maintenance..  \:D/


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Re: WeatherLink Live - station maintenance
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2022, 04:31:38 PM »
Thanks all for the suggestions and the idea to unplug the rain sensor. To take WLL offline, it looks like Bashy had the right idea!

Here is the official response from Davis:

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Actually, regarding the Weatherlink LIVE, you would need to reset the weatherlink LIVE device by removing 1 battery and disconnecting from AC power.

When you are done with your weatherstation maintenance,

1. power up the Weatherlink LIVE
2. Make sure you are no more the five feet from the weatherlink LIVE device with your smart phone, blue tooth enabled, and logged into your weatherlink app
3. Tap the torso/snowman icon in the top right of the weatherlink app
4. Under Devices tap the right arrow next to <Station Name>
5. Next tap "Edit" next to <Station Name>
6. Tap "Network Settings" and follow the instructions on the app to connect to your network.

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Re: WeatherLink Live - station maintenance
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2022, 03:02:46 AM »
I think for your situation the official way is ideal, whilst the majority would just pull the bucket plug.
Me, i would have been stupid enough to have pulled all the damn plugs, not realising that that was just plain idiocy lol
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