I just bought a Pro Weather Center

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I just bought a Pro Weather Center/ model 01515DIA3... I will be installing it tomorrow after noon. Is there anything I need to know or do before installing it? Thanks for your feed back.
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D.Batten

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Posted 3 years ago

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Harold Ashe, Champion

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Just follow the instructions in the included manual and you should be good to go.  Remember to insert the batteries in the sensor (5in1) first, then the display and let them sit side by side indoors for a few minutes before taking the sensor outside.  Be sure that the channel switches (A-B-C) are set to the same letter.  Also, remember to remove the grey wedge shaped shipping piece from the bottom of the sensor before mounting it.  It's held in place by a piece of transparent tape and keeps the rain "buckets" from tipping during shipment and installation.  And, whatever you do, do not turn either of the 2 rain calibration screws on the bottom center of the sensor!

Orient the 5in1 sensor so that the solar panel is facing south and that the unit is level when mounted.
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D.Batten

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Thanks Harold.. I didn't know about the battery placement. Lol I'm sure I would have done that backward.. so thanks again
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Here is a good reference to go by when considering a permanent mounting location.
http://www.acurite.com/acurite-sensor-siting
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I have installed my 5 in 1 and it looked good, all but the indoor temp. It's running about 7 degrees high. I'm checking it with my home themostat. I don't have anything to check the indoor humidity. The outdoor temp and humidity is running about 1 degree low and 1 % high. I think that pretty good. The indoor temp is the only thing I don't understand. Maybe you guys can help me out with that one. Thanks for the help.
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Hi D.Batten,

Congratulations on your new weather station!  It should provide you many years of excellent service.  In regards to your indoor temperature, here are some troubleshooting steps to follow:

AcuRite’s accuracy standard for weather products is +/-2°F. When comparing two AcuRite thermometers, there may be up to a 4° difference in temperature. Example: Current temperature is 70°F. Unit 1 reads 72°F (+2°) and unit 2 reads 68°F (-2°F). 
  • If you have another weather product of known accuracy, place the 2 units side by side for at least 1 hour to fully adjust to the ambient temperature.
  • The units should read within 4° of one another.
  • Or, if you believe the outdoor sensor to be accurate, you can bring the outdoor sensor inside next to the display unit and allow the 2 units to sit side by side for an hour to ensure they read within 4° of one another. 
To learn more about AcuRite accuracy, visit: http://www.acurite.com/accuracy

Should you need anything else, please let us know.  Have a great day!
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D.Batten

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Hello Kevin,

Thanks for your reply. When I started the install of my 5in1 I put the batteries in the sensor first then the display. I then let the two sit side by side for like 30 mins. The indoor temp reading was 82 degrees and the outdoor temp reading was 74 degrees. The temp reading on my home thermostat was 74 degrees. That tells me that the 5in1 sensor is working perfectly.

    The display is still showing an 8 to 10 degree higher reading then my thermostat and I know it's right.

Is the indoor temp and humidity sensor in the display? if so, I may have a bad display

I was hoping to get a color display soon. lol, just not this soon

Thanks for your help,

     Daniel.

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Hi Daniel,

Yes, the sensor for the indoor temperature and humidity readings is located inside the display console.  I have emailed you at the address on file, please check your inbox.