We have just purchased the WECO 4050X test board and have the basic Winboard 3 software. We are just getting started using it and have realized the reporting limitations. Can anyone tell us a little history of the quality of WECO test board softwares and what level of software we need to purchase to get more advanced reporting. I.E. searchable etc.
I think what you would be looking for is Wattnet Express. We have just been using the basic Wattnet with our 4150’s we have but we have been running into several issues with the software. We were unable to test 36S meters for a long time due to a software bug and we haven’t been able to backup the bench since the last update besides having to restart the software and board several times a day while testing due to lockups. Thus far we have been happy with the product for the most part but it has been having a good number of software bugs and the most frustrating part has been 5 Op amp boards that failed over the 4 years in the 2 units we have. Each board is a couple thousand dollars which is a little frustrating with how many we have had fail out on us. They do overnight you a new board immediately so atleast they are responding quickly to the issue.
John we have a 2350 and have been struggling with trying to get upgraded to WattNet Basic on a Windows 10 computer from an older version. I believe Jason is right, if you want more reporting capabilities you have to use WattNet Express and it does came at at cost. In our older version we could easily create reports and make changes but that’s not the case with Basic.
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