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    half man - half sheep Doggus's Avatar
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    Powertap/WKO questions

    - Powertap -
    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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    Quarq shill cslone's Avatar
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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.
    Last edited by cslone; 12-19-08 at 08:21 AM.
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    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
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    It appears to me that when you set the display to avergae 5 seconds, etc....it 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:

    Sample:1--2--3--4--5--6--7--8--9--0--11--12--13--14--15--16
    Display:------------1-5--2-6--3-7--

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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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