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Weather Station Hardware => WiFiLogger/Meteo-Pi => Topic started by: Majmik on March 28, 2021, 05:50:12 AM

Title: New Wifilogger 2 on old Vantage PRO2
Post by: Majmik on March 28, 2021, 05:50:12 AM
I have some problem with my new Wifilogger 2 on Vantage PRO2, when i look in: Real Time Data the time and date say:00:00:0001.01.1970
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and there is nothing inCurrent Wind Speed[m/s]---
Current Wind Direction ------
2 min Avg Wind Speed[m/s]---
10 min Avg Wind Speed[m/s]---
10 min Wind Gust[m/s]---
Wind Gust Direction ---

The Vantage is model nr: 6152 EU

Archive Data:
Model=13
Records=0
MaxRecords=2560
ArchiveInt=30
ConsoleVer=Jan  4 2005
VantageTX=4096
Title: Re: New Wifilogger 2 on old Vantage PRO2
Post by: Garth Bock on March 28, 2021, 02:35:49 PM
What is the firmware level in your console ? I had the same thing until I updated the firmware to the most recent version.
Title: Re: New Wifilogger 2 on old Vantage PRO2
Post by: Majmik on March 29, 2021, 06:18:51 AM
ConsoleVer=Jan  4 2005

I have newer updated the firmware!

Where can i find i find the latest firmware?
Title: Re: New Wifilogger 2 on old Vantage PRO2
Post by: davidmc36 on March 29, 2021, 06:53:03 AM
This should sort it out for you:

https://www.manula.com/manuals/pws/davis-kb/1/en/topic/updating-console-firmware
Title: Re: New Wifilogger 2 on old Vantage PRO2
Post by: Majmik on March 29, 2021, 07:54:39 AM
If your VP2 firmware is dated before November 2005 then regrettably you are effectively stuck with that version.

does that mean i dont have a chance?

My console: jan 4 2005
Title: Re: New Wifilogger 2 on old Vantage PRO2
Post by: davidmc36 on March 29, 2021, 08:11:31 AM
It would seem clear to me.

To your original query. This is a recent malfunction? Did you update your Logger firmware?
Title: Re: New Wifilogger 2 on old Vantage PRO2
Post by: Majmik on March 29, 2021, 08:39:43 AM
   WiFiLogger2 2.36
Title: Re: New Wifilogger 2 on old Vantage PRO2
Post by: Garth Bock on March 29, 2021, 11:33:16 AM
Its not the logger firmware.. its the console. Call Davis support. The can help you.

I had the exact same problem and it was the okd firmware in the console. An update fixed it.
Title: Re: New Wifilogger 2 on old Vantage PRO2
Post by: johnd on March 29, 2021, 12:10:39 PM
Its not the logger firmware.. its the console. Call Davis support. The can help you.

Please can people stop saying this when replying to posters based outside the US. Davis support will always try to help by email or phone wherever you are. But for physical repairs and the like you will typically get referred to a local dealer. And for an issue like this (ie updating the firmware in a 2005 vintage console) they probably won't be able to help. You might strike lucky if someone still has access to a 6311VP2 updater, but it's not very likely.
Title: Re: New Wifilogger 2 on old Vantage PRO2
Post by: BigAlT on March 29, 2021, 12:24:36 PM
I believe your best option is to replace the circuit board of your console with the current version. Itís available from an eBay seller in the UK and can be replaced without any soldering involved just removing some screws and disconnecting the ribbon cable to the screen from the old circuit board and reconnecting it to the new circuit board.
 Itís eBay item 193227173609.
Title: Re: New Wifilogger 2 on old Vantage PRO2
Post by: Majmik on March 30, 2021, 06:43:55 AM
Davis Vantage Vue console wireless PCB (UK / EU version) 7345.911

Is this the right one? to 99.00 GBP

Title: Re: New Wifilogger 2 on old Vantage PRO2
Post by: BigAlT on March 30, 2021, 10:59:30 AM
Sorry, my mistake. That one is for the Vantage Vue, not the Vantage Pro 2. Hereís the link to purchase the current replacement https://weatherspares.co.uk/products/304.itís quite a bit more expensive. I checked with weatherspares and unfortunately, itís not compatible with the display of your older model Vantage Pro 2.
 I think your only option now is to purchase a Current model EU version of a Vantage Vue Console  ( hereís the link https://weatherspares.co.uk/collections/davis-instruments-accessories/products/336 ) or Vantage Pro 2 Console ( hereís the link https://weatherspares.co.uk/collections/davis-instruments-accessories/products/195 ) or replace both the circuit board and display of your Vantage Pro 2 with current models. Hereís the link to purchase the display. https://weatherspares.co.uk/collections/davis-console-parts/products/191.
 If you purchase the Vantage Vue Console you can install your WiFi Logger 2 in it and still use your older Vantage Pro 2 console as your ISS will transmit to both consoles.
 Good luck. Contact Weatherspares if you have any questions.
Title: Re: New Wifilogger 2 on old Vantage PRO2
Post by: Majmik on April 01, 2021, 03:33:50 AM
BigAIT

Thank you  =D>. I will consider what I want to do
Title: Re: New Wifilogger 2 on old Vantage PRO2
Post by: BigAlT on April 02, 2021, 02:12:02 PM
Hereís a UK/EU model ( manufactured in 2007 so only upgradeable to firmware 3.0 but which works just fine with WiFi logger ) listed on eBay. The asking price is way too high but there is an offer option.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/283944693501