EC200 sensor fault?

Paul Gosbee replied on 14/01/2021 16:11

Posted on 14/01/2021 16:11

Hi There

We bought an Autotrail Dakota SE 2003 in Nov 5 and have not been anywhere in it YET due to lockdown #2 and #3. I have been slowly going through the hab area, rectifying small issues. One I have noticed is the EC200 digital control panel (Sargant) shows the outside temperature is -29.3 degrees C. Inside temp seems to be recorded correctly. Now it has been chilly of late but not THAT cold!!! I have rebooted/reset the unit as per the EC200 manual from Sargant but no joy. Is it likely to be the probe/sensor?  I have no idea where to find that! or is it likely to be the control panel itself? I see Sargeant sell new probes/sensors for £15 which according to one review will fit the EC200 but not made specifically for it. Thanks for any replies/advice wiser heads out there in MH land may have.

Paul

peedee replied on 15/01/2021 07:52

Posted on 15/01/2021 07:52

For £15 I would try a new sensor. No need to know where the old one is just unplug/disconnect it.and connect the new one up ensuring the sensor is located outside the van somewhere.

peedee

EmilysDad replied on 15/01/2021 11:10

Posted on 15/01/2021 07:52 by peedee

For £15 I would try a new sensor. No need to know where the old one is just unplug/disconnect it.and connect the new one up ensuring the sensor is located outside the van somewhere.

peedee

Posted on 15/01/2021 11:10

how do you disconnect a sensor if you don't know where it is? 🤔🤔

EmilysDad replied on 15/01/2021 11:36

Posted on 15/01/2021 11:13 by peedee

ED it must feed into the EC200 somewhere. On my control panel, not an EC200, it is just and optional plug in at the back of the panel.

peedee

Posted on 15/01/2021 11:36

I see ... I was thinking more along the lines of a sensor on the end of a loom somewhere 😉