5-in-1 with addon sensor reports two addon sensors

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I had gotten the 5-in-1 station (panel model 01536CDI) which all works reasonable well. I then purchased an addon sensor (06002M).

From what I understand, the ABC selection for the weather station isnt at all related to the ABC of the addon sensors, correct?

I had originally set it up on A, had some weird stuff with data showing up for both A and B... figured maybe something was funky with A, so i switched it to B and reset the control station (removed power/battery, reconfigured)

No matter what i do i will always have a value for both A and B, but the signal strength icon is only shown for the selection of the addon sensor. Basically, it is working however it is forcing an additional sensor that doesnt exist. I dont believe it has to do with additional gear in the area since this only started to happen when i added this sensor.

I feel like it might have had to do with me switching between A and B to set it up, but that was why i had yanked the power to everything and reconfigured it all without any luck.
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George D. Nincehelser

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I'm not sure about the "phantom" reading, but the ABC settings don't matter between different models of sensors.

For example, if your 5n1 is on "A", a tower sensor can be on "A", too.  They can co-exist with the same channel setting since they are different model types.

However, if you had three tower sensors, you would want each tower sensor on a different channel.  If you don't the display will have difficulties telling the three tower sensors apart.
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Thanks that helps clear up some stuff. I didnt realize it was Model+channel to uniquely identify a device. Hopefully someone will have some insight in to the phantom reading!
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Hello jrich523,
The following instructions should help resolve any issues you are having with your display. Please let us know after the steps have been preformed if this issue continues. Thank you.


Please verify that you are using a name brand (Rayovac or Energizer) standard alkaline batteries in the display unit. We do not recommend using anything that is heavy duty, rechargeable, store brand or Lithium inside of the display.

- Remove all power, AC adapter and batteries from the display unit.
- Press and hold down the pin hole reset button, located in the battery compartment, for 20 seconds.
- Plug back into AC power and insert recommended batteries.
- Press and hold down the pin hole reset button for an additional 20 seconds.
- Verify that the unit has powered on and once connection has been made, attempt to set time and date.