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FAQ: Wixey Remote Planer Readout
  Below are list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding Wixey Remote Router Readout. Please read through these first before inquiring with us. If your question is not listed below, please email at digital@wixey.com and we will try to answer your question as quickly as possible. For questions regarding free shipping and payment methods, please check our shipping and payment policies.
How long does the battery last?
What type of batteries do these readouts use?
How does it read?
Why aren't the fractions displayed all the time?

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the battery last?

The battery life should be up to 2 years under normal use. There is an auto shut off feature that turns off the display but still uses some power to hold calibration.
What type of batteries do these readouts use?
The WR550 Remote Planer Readout uses 2 AAA batteries.
How does it read?
All of our readouts use what's called capacitive measuring technology. This is the exact same system that is used in almost all digital calipers that have been on the market for at least 20 years. There is a circuit board on the scale part of the device that has a repeating pattern etched on it. The readout portion has another circuit board with a similar pattern and the rest of the electronics. As the 2 patterns pass over each other there is an electronic signal generated that is converted to distance. The only moving part is the circuit board of the readout passing over the circuit board on the scale. There is no electrical connection between the 2 circuits boards and they do not even touch each other. There are no other mechanical moving parts. This makes the device very reliable and resistant to problems caused by dust.
Why aren't the fractions displayed all the time?
The fractions work in a unique but highly accurate manner. The fractions will only display when the decimal reading is within + or - .002" of the fractions decimal equivalent. For example, if the display is reading .747" it will not display the 3/4" ( .750" equivalent) until after the readout passes .748". and turns off again at .752" This gives your fraction readings a very high level of accuracy.