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Old 12-19-08, 08:47 AM   #1
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Powertap/WKO questions

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Menu 2 - Average watts setting, from the manual:
"Press [SELECT] to toggle through (1, 2, 3, 5 10, 30) rate of display values in seconds for watts. Press [MODE] to save."

I've reset mine from 1 all the way through 30 and notice absolutely no difference. The display value seems to update every second no matter what I set the value to. It didn't appear to smooth the average display either. What is this setting for?

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The 'Clear Device' button is never enabled. Does it work for anyone else? The advice I got from their forums "just clear it by holding both buttons yada yada yada". Yeah..there's more than one way to do most things but I want my 'Clear Device' button - dammit.
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Old 12-19-08, 09:11 AM   #2
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There is a setting for recording watts and one for displaying watts. IMO, always keep the recording at 1 second. The display is personal, but I think I kept mine at 3-5 seconds. I thought it was menu 2 also, so not sure what's going on. Are you pessing mode to save the changes? I was thinking the older ones used to say "do it" to ensure you saved correctly.

WKO+ clear device always worked fine for me, but I still just manually cleared it anyway.

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Old 12-19-08, 09:51 AM   #3
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It appears to me that when you set the display to avergae 5 seconds, still updates the display every second or so, but it is showing numbers that were averaged over the sample rate you picked.

In other words let me draw a picture of 5 second averaging:

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My WKO's never been able to clear the head unit either. I got a software upgrade recently, I should try it and see if it works now.
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