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Offline rob.quick

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Compatibility of Davis USB data logger
« on: June 29, 2020, 11:39:39 AM »
Hi,

I've recently upgraded my Pro2 set up from a USB data logger to a WIfi logger, best move I've ever made. I'm now considering selling my USB logger however, I have a couple of questions before I do.

Can someone tell me which year/version of Davis weather stations this logger is compatible with, I have no idea, but want to make sure I'm clear when I come to sell it. I've attached a picture of the information on the logger, hopefully this make it easier to identify ?

The Wifi logger is working faultlessly, it does everything I need on a day to day basis in terms of the setup I want. Does the USB logger do anything that the WiFi logger doesn't which one day I may come to regret if I sell it.........for example firmware updates ?

What would you suggest selling it for in the UK, it works 100% as it should.

Thanks

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Re: Compatibility of Davis USB data logger
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 12:38:32 PM »
I believe the "newer" models have a green dot on them.  Meaning you could only go up to 1.9 on firmware of your console.  So this one wouldn't work on any of the new consoles pre-shipped with newer firmware.
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Re: Compatibility of Davis USB data logger
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 04:20:56 PM »
I believe the "newer" models have a green dot on them.  Meaning you could only go up to 1.9 on firmware of your console.  So this one wouldn't work on any of the new consoles pre-shipped with newer firmware.
Hi, thanks for the reply. Something doesn't add up as I can't find a green dot however, the firmware on my old Vue was 3.00 and the USB logger worked fine on that ?

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Re: Compatibility of Davis USB data logger
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 04:29:09 PM »
That logger is compatible with all Vue and VP2 versions, whether old or new. See:

https://www.manula.com/manuals/pws/davis-kb/1/en/topic/green-dot-loggers
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Re: Compatibility of Davis USB data logger
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 08:18:44 AM »
That logger is compatible with all Vue and VP2 versions, whether old or new. See:

https://www.manula.com/manuals/pws/davis-kb/1/en/topic/green-dot-loggers
Thanks johnd.

Any thoughts on the other two questions.......?

The Wifi logger is working faultlessly, it does everything I need on a day to day basis in terms of the setup I want. Does the USB logger do anything that the WiFi logger doesn't which one day I may come to regret if I sell it.........for example firmware updates ?

What would you suggest selling it for in the UK, it works 100% as it should.

Any guidance appreciated.

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Re: Compatibility of Davis USB data logger
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 08:36:49 AM »
As far as I'm aware, the WFL does everything that the USB logger does, including console firmware updates. (The one obvious thing WFL cannot do is to provide a cabled connection to a computer - it is WiFi only. But as long as you have a working WiFi then that point is pretty irrelevant.)

I suppose one reason for keeping it is if you ever got a second wireless console and maybe wanted to feed data to a completely different weather program then the USB logger would allow that. But that's perhaps not a very likely possibility?

As to price I really don't know - don't you just put it on eBay maybe with a reserve price (say 30-40?) and see what someone might bid for it over a few weeks?
« Last Edit: June 30, 2020, 08:41:23 AM by johnd »
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Re: Compatibility of Davis USB data logger
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2020, 12:40:12 PM »
I would just keep it. My wifi logger does everything I need but one day it might break down. It would be nice to have a back up just in case.