Acurite 01500

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I'm about to buy an Acurite 01500 model but first 2 questions. Does it work properly on souther hemisphere? The Acurite 06003 PRO+ accesory (Dual solar panels) does it fits in this model?
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Hello Nicolas,

You can install it for the Southern Hemisphere. I have included the instructions below:  You can use the dual solar assembly on this. It is an upgrade on the Five in one sensor.

Step-by-Step Installation Directions

STEP 1: Remove the battery cover located on the bottom of the sensor. 

STEP 2: Locate the A-B-C switch inside the battery compartment. Set the A-B-C switch to A, B or C. Be sure to choose the same channel that the A-B-C switch on the display is set to.

STEP 3: Insert 4 AA batteries into the sensor, following the polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery compartmentDO NOT use heavy duty or rechargeable batteries. Close the battery compartment cover. 

STEP 4: Fasten the mounting base to a post or pole using the 4 longer screws included in the hardware bag. 

STEP 5: Insert the mounting base into the hole on the bottom of the sensor. Make sure the arrows on the top of the sensor are pointed in the proper direction and the bubble level is centered. 

STEP 6: Fasten the sensor into the mounting base using the 2 shorter screws included in the hardware bag. 

STEP 7: Remove and discard the Rain Gauge Stabilizer taped to the bottom of the unit. 

**FOR ACCURACY: Clear data collected during the installation process. During the process of installation, internal sensors may be triggered resulting in erroneous rainfall measurements. When installation is complete, you should clear erroneous data from the display console's memory. Please see your product's user manual for instructions on clearing the memory.

Installation Guidelines

After installing batteries into the 5-in-1 sensor, you must choose a location to install the sensor. Choose an open location with no obstructions above or around the sensor for accurate rain and wind measurement. To ensure that your Professional Weather Center performs at its best, follow these guidelines:

DO NOT Place the sensor near localized heat sources like heaters, air conditioners, chimneys and exhaust vents. Install the sensor away from asphalt or concrete as these surfaces radiate heat from the sun. Also avoid installing the sensor near pools, spas, or other bodies of water as these water sources may affect the accuracy of the humidity. 

DO NOT install the sensor where it will be directly sprayed by a sprinkler system, this will affect the rainfall measurement accuracy and may force water into the housing. 

DO NOT mount the sensor with obstructions above it, as this will ensure proper rainfall measurement. Also consider a mounting location that has very little structures around the sensor, to ensure proper wind speed and direction measurements. 

DO mount the sensor at least 5 feet off the ground (higher is better for accurate wind measurements) in an open area NO FURTHER than 330 feet (100 meters) from the display console. A typical installation would involve mounting the bracket to a secured length of 4"x 4" wood (not included). 

DO install the sensor as level as possible to ensure accurate rain and wind measurements. Use the bubble level on the top to ensure a level installation.

DO install the sensor onto the mounting bracket with the solar cell facing NORTH. This is important to ensure that the cell receives as much sun as possible, and also orients the wind direction properly. Install the sensor with the solar cell facing north to properly orient the wind direction vane.

Thank you. Have a good day!