Wireless repeaters extend the range possible between primary transmitter (eg the ISS unit) and the main VP2 console, by receiving the wireless data and retransmitting again at full power and thereby acting as a staging post for the signal. Each repeater can extend range by 150-200m in clear line-of-sight conditions and repeaters may be daisy-chained to cover longer distances. Repeaters can be useful not only for extending range, but for taking the signal around an object such as a building which would otherwise be in the direct signal path between ISS and console and otherwise preventing good reception. One repeater is able to handle signals from multiple transmitters on different channels.
There are two types of repeater: 7627 is a solar-powered variant and will operate in a completely isolated location. 7626 is the AC-powered version, and therefore is only suitable for use when a mains supply is close at hand.
For use with Wireless Vantage Pro2, Vantage Vue, or special-purpose stations.
Further details about using wireless repeaters are provided on the Davis System Accessories page at our Main Site.