Expanding existing system

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I was given a 120HV-bundle and an AcuRite Access recently and now I am completely hooked! I would like to expand and purchase a 5-in-1 sensor and display. My concern is will the existing sensors "A,B&C" interfere with the display for the 5-in-1 and vice versa?
Plus - can I have the two systems running at the same time and keep sending information from both to MyAcuRite via the Access?
Thanks in advance!
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Dave Lashley

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George D. Nincehelser

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The existing sensors won't interfere.  A 5n1 display is designed only to listen for a 5n1 sensor that matches its channel setting.

You can have multiple devices on the same channel.  As long as they're all different models, it's all good.

All of the systems can report through the Access (assuming they are compatible, of course).  In that case the channel settings don't matter at all as the Access (and the SmartHUB) use a sensor ID number to tell all the devices apart.  

Channel settings are only an issue when working with displays.
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Dave you should have no problem with what you want to add. The 5 in 1 will transmit to its display and your Access unit. The three temp sensors will transmit  to its display and the Access but not to the 5 in 1 display. The 2 displays are both receivers so the indoor temp and humidity readings on them will not transmit to the Access. The Access unit can handle up to 7 compatible sensors so with this set up you will have 4 ,the 5 in 1 counts as 1 .
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Thanks for all the help.
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Dave,

George & Ledrak are correct there should be no issues with getting a five in one system working with what you currently have. Please let us know if there is anything we can assist you with.