I have had my Davis Vantage Pro 2 system for about four years. It has given me excellent service in that time. I have never had to replace anything (except the stupid little debris shield for the rain gauge - the wind blows them out.)
With recent high temps in our area, I have noticed a problem with the Davis unit displaying temps over 95 degrees F on the display. I get dashes for outdoor temp and heat index. It begins about 93 degrees with each 1/10th increase causing a brief dash period of those two displays before it will change. I have noticed that with WD open, it still seems to be getting the correct temp because the max temp is increasing and WD recorded a high yesterday of 97.9 F.
I went to Davis’ website and found an update to the software in the console which I applied. It does not seem to be working, however. At 95.4, outdoor temp and heat index are now dashed. Wind speed still changes so I can tell the console is not locked up.
The weather station has been in its location outside for at least 3 years with the console in its present location for at least 2 years, no construction or rearranging has interfered with the signal. I still get the flashing X letting me know it is receiving. The second display console in another room experiences the same problem, but it is receiving a retransmission of the first console.
Now with dashes, I can see on the WD software the temperature is increasing but nothing displays in the temp field on the console but dashes.
Do I need to replace the sensor package? Battery is good, reception is good, everything seems good, except the temp not showing when we are in higher temps. Thanks.