AcuRite Access - How Often Does List Of Available Sensors Refresh?

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I am in the process of upgrading from my old AcuRite smartHUB to the new Access. I had ten sensors on the old hub, so I purchased two new Access devices to replace it.

Since I can't identify which sensor is which (there is no serial number displayed on the add a sensor page on My AcuRite, my idea was to put batteries in one sensor, add it, then remove the batteries from that sensor. After that sensor shows as not reporting I'd add batteries to the next sensor, add it, and repeat.

The problem I'm having is that both sensors are showing multiple sensors available, even though all of mine now have had the batteries out for about half an hour. I know one of the available sensors belongs to a neighbor, but how long until the list of sensors refreshes? I have no way to know which one from the list is the one I've placed batteries in, and since you can't rearrange the order of your sensors on My AcuRite, I have to add them to the Access in the order I want to display them.

Is there a way to force it to refresh?



tl;dr: How often does the Access purge its list of sensors that are no longer reporting?
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Todd

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Todd

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For anyone else messing with this:

If you go to the IP of your Access you can see the sensors it is detecting, and their device ID. Those seem to get detected within half a minute, which makes sense with the 16 second update time on the sensors I'm using.

The My AcuRite website seems to only purge the available sensor list once every hour or so.

To anyone working on My AcuRite:

Can we see the sensor ID displayed somewhere on the My AcuRite website? That would be REALLY helpful so we know which one we're adding. Especially since you can see what sensors your Access is reading by going to its own internal web page.

Also, the ability to change the order of sensors on My AcuRite would be really nice. Right now you're stuck with them in the order they were added.
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This is truly a frustrating challenge. I’m having to guess which sensor is reading which room, and conduct bizarre experiments with ice cubes to figure out which is which.