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Hi all, quick question, should the vantage vue iss have a seal around the battery cover?

Mine hasn't and looks like it should have, but I can't remember if it ever did. I changed the battery and found water was getting in and corroding the contacts.

Is this a known thing and has anybody got any good ideas how to stop it or where to get a seal if it should have one?

 

Thanks

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Hmm, good question. I have a few Vantage Vue's and I cant recall seeing a seal for the battery cover on any of them. I had one recently which didnt have the screw for the cover so I just covered it in waterproof tape to try and keep out the water. Always worth contacting Davis if you want to be sure.

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I also have a Vantage Vue and the battery has never been replaced, it's boxed up right now ready for a move so I will check mine and get back to you.

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5 hours ago, trebor said:

Hi all, quick question, should the vantage vue iss have a seal around the battery cover?

Mine hasn't and looks like it should have, but I can't remember if it ever did. I changed the battery and found water was getting in and corroding the contacts.

Is this a known thing and has anybody got any good ideas how to stop it or where to get a seal if it should have one?

 

Thanks

I don't think the Vue has a seal around the battery cover.
if you take a look at this un-boxing: https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=9146.0 you'll see that the owner put some duct tape over it.

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Sorry for the late reply, I've just checked my stock battery cover and there is no seal on it. so it doesn't come sealed from the factory! 

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There may be some reason why it's better to have slight ventilation.
I wouldn't tape over it.
Possibly battery getting slightly warmer/colder can lead to condensation which needs air exchange to dry out again.
 

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Thanks everybody, at least I have not lost a part of my iss :D. I will try some tape over the battery cover and see if that stops the water getting in.

condensation draining / drying is a thought, but as it is already wet and corroded in the battery compartment it isn't working, even if that's how it was intended to.

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