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Edge 500/PT SL+ disconnect

Old 02-12-11, 10:02 PM
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Edge 500/PT SL+ disconnect

I've noticed the last few times I've trained that if I get off mid-training session and take a 2-3 minute "break" (like to adjust my new cleats), the PT stops sending to the Edge 500. I can't resync them, the Edge doesn't see anything from the PT. I've even tried stop/starting when I take a break, and power cycling the edge. No dice. But when I come back for the next workout, everything seems ok unless I take a break again.

Any ideas? I would almost say low PT batteries, but that doesn't quite jive. I went ahead and bought some new batteries, but couldn't muscle the cover open to swap them tonight.
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Old 02-13-11, 01:12 AM
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First you should call cycleops to have them send you the tool to open the cover on the hub. Makes that way easier.
I have a 705 and when my batteries on the PT were going out, my data would stop 30-45 minutes in. The next day would be the same thing. 2 #357 batteries will fix that.

If its something between the PT and the 500, a really good resource is the wattage forum on google.
http://groups.google.com/group/wattage/about
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Old 02-13-11, 09:48 AM
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The cover does tend to get stuck. If you have one of those rubber-type sheets used to open jars, try that. A large open-end wrench will work, too. Whatever wrench you use, it has to have sharp enough edges to grab the indentations in the cover.
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Old 02-14-11, 06:54 AM
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Thanks for the tips. I ended up just going for a ride and it stopped working after 15 minutes, about the time I usually stop to adjust things. Seemed like a low battery kinda deal, so I replaced the batteries and it worked fine after that. I did use a rubber jar opener to get it open, and I tried lots of things before that. It's the perfect combination of being thin enough, grippy enough, and durable enough. I guess that's why people use it to open jars. I put some grease on the o-rings and threads so it's not quite a bear to open next time.

Thanks again!

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Get the tool from Saris, it's cheap, or they have been known to send them out for free sometimes. It not only helps to get the cover off, but it is designed so that you cannot over-tighten the cover when you put it back on.
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Originally Posted by hammond9705 View Post
Get the tool from Saris, it's cheap, or they have been known to send them out for free sometimes. It not only helps to get the cover off, but it is designed so that you cannot over-tighten the cover when you put it back on.
Will do. I'd rather use the appropriate tool then rig something up, especially on such a pricey component.
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