A Question About the 06058M HD Display

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I had a power outage about 10:30pm on the 8th. Both my Weather Stations ( Acurite 01019M with a extra HD Display and a Davis 6163),
Modem and Wireless Router are plugged into a UPS. Well, a hour into the outage, one of my UPS shuts down and the other two I have is warning me they are about to shut down. So I killed power off to the UPS and my Acurite goes down and off line. The reason the Acurite goes down is because the HD Display does not have a Battery Back Up like my Davis has. I was bummed about losing the Data from the Two HD Displays.
 
About 1:00am, I have power again. I power up the UPS(s) and I was surprised that I kept the current day precipitation but had no historical data, time and date had reset too, also the smartHub started to up load in about a minute or two and under a minute that both HD Displays are receiving Data from the 5-in-1.

I said the heck with it and deal with the date and time when I get up.
Well, before I went to work, I reset the Date and time and All my Historical data came back! AFAIK, the HD Displays do not have a Super Cap or Internal Battery Back up. CS at Acurite Forums also stated that if you lose power to the HD Displays, you will lose all Data. My Displays were off about a hour. So I wonder what gives?
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I decided to do a test, I unplugged one of my HD Displays for 2 hours and here is my results:

 I just plugged the HD Display back in. It took less than 5 seconds to acquire Station Signal and Data( yes I timed it at 3.7 seconds ). Display did reset to 01/01/2016 and lost Historical Data . I reset the Time and Date and I re-acquired All Historical Data, the only niggle is the 14-30 day learning period of the Barometer ( Not a big deal for me ). Let me stress that I did not bring the Station in and set it up next to the Display or vice-a-versa.Display did not go into Auto Config mode when I plugged it back in, I had to manually configure the Date and Time.

I do remember someone took the back cover off the display and noted there was a outlined empty spot on the circuit board for a Button Battery Holder for either a cr2025 or 2032 battery. I will not take my Displays apart while under warranty but I'm pretty sure there is a battery there, I'll look after the warranty expires or the Display dies.

Ok Tech Support, what are you using for memory retention?
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I guess nobody is interested and I cannot not get CS or TS to comment. I think it's great that the HD Display does in fact hold Memory, but it's not documented, Oh well..........
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Hello John N,

 This model was not meant to retain memory. It is possible that the memory may have held. But this is not something we can guarantee as this was not what it was designed to do. Thank you.