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Offline piggy

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Weather link question
« on: July 05, 2019, 05:32:50 PM »
Good afternoon all ,i recently purchased a used Davis vantage pro 2 console and with it also  came a USB data logger ,so my question can the cable and the CD  from data logger to PC be purchased separately ,or would I also have to buy everything in a package deal ;Thanks 

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2019, 05:58:10 PM »
There is nothing really special with the USB cable and the CD (I assume WeatherLink software for PC) can be freely downloaded from the WeatherLink.com site, you just need to create a stupid account

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2019, 06:30:17 PM »
If you're wanting to use Weatherlink with the USB, here's the full build of 6.0.3, no strings attached.

http://toolbox.davisnet.com/downloads/weather/software/WL_6_0_3_fullinstall/6_0_3_full_install.zip

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2019, 06:55:28 PM »
Thanks a million!!!! ,so if I plug the data logger into my 10 year old vantage pro 2 console will I be able to move all of my weather data from last 10 years onto weather link on PC ?

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2019, 07:06:26 PM »
Thanks a million!!!! ,so if I plug the data logger into my 10 year old vantage pro 2 console will I be able to move all of my weather data from last 10 years onto weather link on PC ?
No, not even close. IIRC, the VP2 console can only store 3 weeks worth of data. The data logger itself is limited also depending on your archive interval. If you want to store long term, you'll need to put it somewhere else. My long term stuff is on my PC itself.

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2019, 07:11:07 PM »
Ok thanks one more question,i can't seem to find a USB Mini-B female to male USB adapter on eBay from data logger to PC  would that cable have to be purchased directly from Davis ?

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2019, 07:13:21 PM »
Oh I wouldn't think so, it's a common item I believe. Something like Best Buy or the like should do.

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2019, 07:21:23 PM »
BTW, I forgot one important thing, the maximum length of the cable should not exceed 16 feet for technical reasons I don't understand.

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2019, 07:27:32 PM »
Ok thanks the mini USB connector on my logger is male but when i look on  the  cable from Davis  that  end is also male ,so what am i missing here ? https://www.davisinstruments.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/7330-061_750x518.jpg

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2019, 07:32:16 PM »
My logger is ~8 years old and is definitely a female connector. The pic you linked of the cable appears correct with the male end.

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2019, 07:38:01 PM »
OK!!!! that is  the problem my end on logger  is MALE  ,Oh well I have come a long ways I will di into it deeper tomorrow ;Thanks for all the help folks

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2019, 07:41:48 PM »
Evidently they changed it. :???:

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2019, 07:43:54 PM »
I just looked at it closely it is Female, i must have had a brain fart ,definitely ready for a thicker pair Lol

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2019, 07:45:44 PM »
Sweet! You should be ready to go after getting your cable. GL!

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2019, 07:56:52 PM »
Oh, BTW again, don't know if you got a manual(s) with the VP2/logger, important that you remove a/c and battery power before installing or removing the logger, otherwise it may get a boo-boo.

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2019, 09:00:35 PM »
 OK  that is good to know ,i definitely might not have cut the power

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Re: Weather link question
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2019, 09:44:46 AM »
Update finally got VP2 connected and running to PC works like a charm ,now  i will have to find and  read the manual  to figure out how to start broadcasting ;Thanks again for all the support