Dying powermeter battery causes strange spikes

(Mike Swart) #1

I use a stages power meter and knew I was close to requiring a new battery when I started getting periodic disconnections in both TrainerRoad and Zwift. TrainerRoad seemed to handle the disconnections fine. Zwift however would show my wattage as a large spike (1200+ watts) after the ANT+ connection was reconnected. The strangest part was sometimes it would hold that wattage for a few seconds, propelling my avatar up the road at ridiculous speed until everything stabilized.

Now that I’ve replaced my battery, everything is fine.

(Eric C. (Zwift HQ)) #2

Hi Mike,

That’s pretty odd but also a really interesting edge case. Could you drop a line to our support queue (via the report link in the upper right) with a description of the issue? That we can log it in and check it out.


(Greg Gibson-Haymarket) #3

Eric I’ve seen this happen after an ANT+ drop out. There seems to be some kind of power surge coming back in from a drop out. I got the 1200w blow dryer achievement because of this…