13131 TEMPERATURE ADJUST

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Model 13131 shows a temperature approx. 3 degrees higher than two other Acurite products in the same location, these agree with a third non Acurite product.  Is there a method to adjust the temperature displayed on the 13131
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Scott McAllister

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Posted 1 year ago

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Fred Flinstone

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If the manual doesn't show how to adjust it, then it can't. 
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Scott McAllister

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too bad ,,i like the clock. you should provide that feature if its not calibtated in the factory
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Scott,

What is the name brand of the batteries you are using? We recommend following the battery guidelines below:

  • Verify you are using fresh alkaline batteries or lithium batteries (when temperature is below -4oF/-20oC) in sensor.
  • Quality brand batteries are recommended, including Duracell, Rayovac, Energizer, or Kirkland.
  • Verify batteries are fresh. The battery expiration date should be at least 6 years out. Batteries can lose 3% power or more every year in storage.
  • Heavy duty, extra strength or generic / store brand batteries are not recommended for use with AcuRite products because they may cause performance irregularities due to the way these types of batteries disperse power. Each battery should not exceed 1.6 volts.
  • Rechargeable batteries are not recommended for use with AcuRite products because they may cause performance irregularities due to the voltage instability of these types of batteries.
  • Mixing different battery types (brands, old/new, etc.) is not recommended.
The accuracy standard on our products is +/-2 degrees. When comparing 2 AcuRite products together there can be a total of a 4 degree difference between them. There is no way on this model to adjust the temperature reading. When you are comparing them you want to place them side by side for 30 minutes without touching them, and then compare the readings after the 30 minutes.