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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fendant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 November 2013 at 14:43
I think that I have found the manufacturer, it seems to be CBE:
 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Connan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 November 2013 at 04:34
Thanks everyone for the assistance. I discovered today that the water tank was over-filling, so now the most likely explanation is wet wiring and short circuiting. I pulled the sensor out again and tried it in multiple water levels and it still reads full.
On the side it says: Calira
I didn't want to do it but had to call the electrician - I've tried everything I can.

On the bright side I've discovered all manner of new storage spaces I didn't know existed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CharlesP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 November 2013 at 10:20
My post above refers to the Calira sensor which I also have. It seems really well sealed. It will be interesting to hear what your electrician says. I wonder whether it may be short circuiting between sensor rods due to water droplets or condensation staying on the surface of the plastic where the rods enter. I found the same problem in two new sensors.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fendant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 November 2013 at 12:40
I think the nagging question for us all is which sensor ( Wema, Philippi, ...... ) would be drop in interchangeable with the Calira sensor which apparently gives a lot of headache if you browse thorugh the camper and mobilhome forums.
Any experiences ??
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Connan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2013 at 00:46
The great news is the water sensor is working again. Smile
I got a marine electrician to take a look and he had no luck, but suggested I order a replacement display unit from phillipi.
I was in the process of ordering one, when a helpful chap at phillipi asked me to double check the tank type value I had input. It had to be set to 40 to match the prong style sensor I had.
Now it's working perfectly. Especially after I cleaned the gunk of the stainless steel prongs!
Moral of the story - don't let the kids poke around with the settings on your gauges.
And learn German, so you can understand the obscure manuals.Confused
Thanks everyone for your collective wisdom.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iemand Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2013 at 07:51
If somebody needs to replace his calira sensor, I could sell mine which I replaced a couple of years ago...

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What did you replace it with?

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I think this is the nagging question for all of us: Which make and model is drop in interchangeable ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iemand Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2013 at 20:45
I changed not just the sensor but the whole unit for phillipi digital gauges. A lot of work but in the end nice.


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you can switch from battery to tank level as well...
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