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AHHHHH, somebody help me with my power-tap(5 posts)

AHHHHH, somebody help me with my power-tapxcmntgeek
Dec 24, 2003 2:37 PM
I just bought a power tap hub (merry christmas to me) but I can't seem to get it to work. The batteries are fresh, and in perfect shape (I tested them all independently) and the contacts are clean. The display on the head lights up and I can scroll through, ect. But, there is no transmission icon- nor have I ever seen one. I'll call them and troubleshoot after christmas but does anyone have any ideas of thing I might be over looking?
Receiver Position?asgelle
Dec 24, 2003 3:10 PM
Have you checked that the receiver is the correct distance from the hub? Too close can be as bad as too far away. Also, the recevier should not be at an angle from straight back.
Another thoughtasgelle
Dec 24, 2003 3:12 PM
You're testing with the wheel turning, right. The hub goes to sleep as well as the CPU and you have to have it turning to transmit.
Another thoughtSchvonzie
Dec 24, 2003 10:23 PM
I have had my PowerTap Pro for all of 450 miles and its already starting to get testy. I am thinking about selling it already. Anyway, here is my question. I see most people when the route the cables, wrapping it around their frame. I used zip ties. By using zip ties, do i interfear with th signal because i have 5-10 zip ties along the course of the cable that are too tight? thanks, what does a slightly used power tap pro go for?
Zip Tiesasgelle
Dec 25, 2003 7:52 AM
The only way too tight zip-ties might hurt is if they wear through the wire insulation and cause a short. When you say the power tap is getting testy, what do you mean? Also, if you haven't called Graber tech support for help yet, you should. They're knowledgeable and friendly. They really want to work with you to get things working.