Davis Vantage Vue Transmitter Manual

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    • 15Documents / Resources. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
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    • However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:.
    • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
    • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Changes or modifications not expressly approved in writing by Davis Instruments may void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
  • SENSOR TRANSMITTERS SOLAR-POWERED AND AC-POWERED.
    Installing the Console

    • Each transmitter can support up to five different sensors. It comes in two versions: Solar-powered or AC-powered for indoor installations. The Sensor Transmitter includes the following components and mounting hardware:.
      • Adjustable wrench or 7/16″ wrench. Compass or local area map. Ballpoint pen or paper clip (small pointed object of some kind).
      • Carpenter’s level (if mounting on a vertical surface). Prepare the Sensor Transmitter and plug in the sensor(s).
    • Choose a location for the Sensor Transmitter. Install sensors and test transmission from the proposed mounting location.
      • The illustration below shows the sensor interface inside the Sensor Transmitter.
      • AC-powered model only: Push the power cable up through the square black grommet on the bottom right. Plug it into the power jack above the battery compartment.
  • Push the ends of the sensor cables up through the square black grommet of one of the weather-resistant entrances for cables.Tip: You might find it easier to remove the grommet, thread the cable through it and then replace the grommet.
    Using Your Weather Station

    • See “Installing Sensors” on page 7. You may place a cable clamp over the cable (or two cables) between the grommet and the receptacle.
    • Each wireless transmitter (such as a Vantage Pro2 sensor suite or a Sensor Transmitter) must be set to a different one of eight transmitter IDs. Set the transmitter ID using the DIP switches inside the sensor interface.DIP switches #1, 2 and 3 allow you to control the ID — the “channel” it will transmit on.(DIP switch #4 is used for transmission testing, not for transmitter ID.).
      • The factory default transmitter ID is ‘1’. Your Vantage Pro2console/receiver is factoryset to find a Vantage Pro2 sensor suite on “channel” 1. Looking at the table below, you can see that means all three DIP switches are in the OFF position when each transmitting station leaves the factory, whether it is a sensor suite, a ensor Transmitter, or another kind of station.
      • Make a note of the channel so you can set your receiver to the same ID.ID CODESWITCH 1SWITCH 2SWITCH 3#1 (default)offoffoff#2offoffON#3offONoff#4offONON#5ONoffoff#6ONoffON#7ONONoff#8ONONON. Make sure each wireless transmitter in your system is broadcasting on its own transmitter ID. Note:Make sure your receiver’s ID has been set up to “listen” to the transmitter.
      • See “Using the Sensor Transmitter with a Vantage Pro2 Console” on page 7. Or see the User Guides for more information.
      • If mounting the Solar-Powered Sensor Transmitter outdoors, mount it so that the solar panel gets the most sunlight during the day; generally this means facing south in the Northern Hemisphere, and facing north in the Southern Hemisphere.
      • The range of your radio transmission depends on many factors. Try to position the Sensor Transmitter and your console/receiver as close as possible for best results.
      • Typical range under most conditions is 200′ to 400′ (60 to 120 m), but this may be reduced by walls, ceilings, trees, or foliage.
      • Cordless phones (900 MHz) and ham radios are common examples of RF interference.A metal roof or other large metal structure can interfere with the signal (aluminum siding, a furnace with metal ducts, and your refrigerator are examples).
      • If necessary, consider using Wireless Repeater #7627 to strengthen the signal or increase the distance between the anemometer transmitter and the receiver.
      • If you are using the Sensor Transmitter with an anemometer:. You should mount the anemometer at least 4′ (1.2 m) above the roofline for accurate wind readings.
      • It comes with 40′ (12 m) of cable to connect to the Sensor Transmitter, so the Sensor Transmitter will need to be mounted within 40’.
      • Otherwise, you will need to calibrate the wind direction on your receiver to display accurate wind directions.
      • If you need to increase the distance between your anemometer and the Sensor Transmitter, use extension cables #7876 from Davis Instruments.
      • If this distance is greater than 240′ (73 m), maximum wind speed may be less than 100 mph (161 kph). Note:Not all cables are compatible with your system.
      • It is very important to test reception from the proposed location before permanently mounting the sensor and Sensor Transmitter.Place the Sensor Transmitter at the intended mounting site, or have someone hold it there, so you can walk around with the console/receiver for a few minutes.
      • Take your time. If you aren’t picking up strong signals where you intend to place your receiver, better to move the Sensor Transmitter now than after it has been mounted. Experiment.If you have irregular terrain in the area, it may interfere with the signal.
      • If You Do Not See Current ReadingsFirst, if using with a console, verify that it is powered and is not in Setup Mode (exit Setup Mode by pressing DONE and holding it for a moment).
      • Check that the battery is properly installed.Walk around the room with the receiver, standing for a few moments in various locations to see if you are picking up signals.If you don’t see current readings no matter where you stand with the receiver, put your transmitter in Test Mode.
      • You can mount the Sensor Transmitter on a pole or on a vertical surface such as a post or wall.
      • While holding the shelter against the pole, place a U-bolt around the pole and through the two holes on at the top of the shelter.
    • Using an adjustable wrench or 7/16″ wrench, tighten the nuts. Place the second U-bolt around the pole and through the two holes at the bottom of the shelter.
      • Mounting on a Vertical Surface. With a 3/16″ (5 mm) drill bit, drill two holes approximately 2″ (50 mm) apart.
    • Drill two more holes 71/32″ below the upper holes. Insert the 1/4″ x 1-1/2″ lag screws through the flat washers, and through the holes at the top of the shelter into the post.
      • Insert the 1/4″ x 1-1/2″ lag screws through the flat washers, and through the holes at the bottom of the shelter into the post.
      • If using the AC-powered model, plug the AC-Adapter into the electrical outlet. Using the Sensor Transmitter with a Vantage Pro2 ConsoleYou can use a Sensor Transmitter with a Vantage Pro2 console to install the anemometer at a distance from the rest of the sensor suite, or to add a temperature station or a temperature/humidity station.
      • To set up the console to “listen” to your Sensor Transmitter:. Enter the Setup mode by pressing the DONE and – buttons at the same time.
      • Use the > to scroll through the IDs to the one you have set your Sensor Transmitter to.
      • Press the GRAPH key to choose the type of station. Note: You can add additional Sensor Transmitters up to the limits of the console.
      • Using the Sensor Transmitter with a WeatherLink LiveWeatherLink Live can “listen” to 8 different transmitters, in any combination, including 8 sensor suites, or 8 Sensor Transmitters with 5 different sensors installed in each.To set up your WeatherLink Live to “listen” to your Sensor Transmitter:.
      • In the WeatherLink app, click the Account Icon then scroll down to your WeatherLink Live and click the > next to it.
      • Click the ID you have set on your Sensor Transmitter.
      • Choose the sensors you have installed in the Sensor Transmitter.
      • Install the Sensor(s)Install the sensors as described in User Guide that came with the sensor.
      • Anemometer: You can use the anemometer that came with your Vantage Pro2 sensor suite or use Anemometer (#6410) or Sonic Anemometer.
      • Remember to mount it so the anemometer arm is extending northward. (Otherwise, you will need to calibrate the wind direction on your receiver for accurate wind directions.
      • Refer to the user manual for instructions on mounting the Sonic Anemometer (6415). The anemometer cable should be plugged into the receptacle in the sensor interface labeled “WIND.”.
    • Plug the sensor cable into the receptacle labeled “RAIN” in the sensor interface. Temperature Probe: Use either the Stainless Steel Temperature Probe with RJ Connector (#6475) or the Temperature Probe with RJ Connector (#6477).
    • Temperature & Humidity Sensor: For inside temperature/humidity, use theTemperature/Humidity Sensor (#6834). For outside temperature/humidity, use either theTemperature/Humidity Sensor with Radiation Shield (#6830), or theTemperature/Humidity Sensor with 24-Hour Fan-Aspirated Radiation Shield (#6832).Plug the sensor cable into the receptacle labeled “TEMP/HUM” in the sensor interface.
      • Plug the sensor cable into the receptacle labeled “UV” in the sensor interface. Solar Radiation Sensor: Use Solar Radiation Sensor (#6450) and Universal Mounting Bracket (#6670).
      • A Note on Securing Cables. To prevent fraying or cutting of cables, secure them so they will not whip about in the wind.
      • Make sure cables are secure by placing clips or ties approximately every 3 – 5′ (1 – 1.6 m). Note:Do not use metal staples or a staple gun to secure cables.
      • If you haven’t used the entire length of anemometer cable, secure the remaining coil by taping it to the pole, or hanging it on a hook on the post.
      • “I see no current data.”Check the sensor cable’s RJ connectors to make sure they are firmly plugged into the correct receptacle.If you have placed the Sensor Transmitter into Test Mode, make sure you have turned off DIP switch #4.Check the battery and replace if necessary.Bring the receiver closer to verify that the transmitter is actually transmitting.Use the Sensor Transmitter’s Test Mode to further investigate the problem.
      • Switch it to the ON position using a ball-point pen or paper clip. This puts the transmitter in Test Mode. An LED indicator light, located above and to the right of the battery compartment, will flash each time the transmitter broadcasts a signal, which should be every 2.5 seconds.
      • See “See “Contacting Davis Instruments” on page 10.If the LED flashes repeatedly but your receiver isn’t picking up a signal anywhere in the room, it could be related to one of the following causes:.
    • See “Set the Transmitter ID” on page 3. The ID was not correctly set on the receiver.
      • Interference has to be very strong to prevent the console from receiving a signal while in the same room as the anemometer transmitter!
    • See “Contacting Davis Instruments” on page 10.
      • If it is left ON, the blinking LED will reduce battery life significantly. “Readings aren’t what I expected them to be.”Be very careful.
      • Davis Instruments sensors are carefully tested at the factory. If you have questions, contact Technical Support. For questions about installing or operating your Sensor Transmitterplease contact Davis Technical Support.
      • Online www.davisinstruments.comSee the Weather Support section for copies of user manuals, product specifications, application notes, software updates, and more.E-mail [email protected].
      • Note: Please do not return items to the factory for repair without prior authorization.
      • Wireless transmission frequency:US: 902 – 928 MHzOverseas models: 868.0 – 868.6 MHz FHSS (product # includes “OV”).
      • License: low power (less than 8 mW), no license required.
    • Battery life: Up to 9 months without sunlight. Sensor Transmitter ManualProduct Numbers: 6331, 6331EU, 6331UK, 6332, 6332OV Document Number: 07395.359 Rev. B (1/28/21)Vantage Pro2™, Vantage Vue®, and WeatherLink Live™ are trademarks of Davis Instruments Corp., Hayward, CA.
      • All rights reserved.This product (models 6331EU, 6331UK & 6332OV) complies with the essential protection requirements of the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU.
  • The complete Declaration of Conformity is on our website at https://www.davisinstruments.com/legal.
    Troubleshooting and Maintenance

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        Troubleshooting Reception Problems
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        Check Console Reception
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      Console Diagnostic Mode
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        Diagnostic Screen Commands
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        Screen 1: Statistical Diagnostic Screen
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        Screen 2: Reception Diagnostic Screen
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      Console Maintenance
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        Changing Batteries
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        Console Firmware Versions
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      One Year Limited Warranty
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        Contacting Davis Technical Support
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    Appendix A Weather Data

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      Solar Radiation
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    Appendix A: Weather Data

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    Appendix B Specifications

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      Console Data Display Specifications
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      Weather Data Specifications
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    Appendix B: Specifications

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    Appendix C: Wireless Repeater Configuration

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      Moon Phase