Incorrect outdoor reading

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I have a model 01608 that is performing great. I also have a model 00415A1 that's about a year old. It's outdoor reading started registering about 50degrees high. I replaced batteries, did a hard reset, even brought the outdoor unit inside with no results. So I ordered a brand new model 00424CA. And it's doing the same thing with identical readings.
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Quin Skains

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Posted 6 months ago

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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Quin,
Model 00415A1 and 00424CA use the same sensor. Using these two units in the same location will cause interference between the two units.  Please verify you are using the battery recommendations listed below. I would recommend taking the batteries out of the sensor used with model 00415A1 then following the steps below with the display for 00415A1 and the 00424CA display and sensor. Please let us know if the issue continues. Thank you.


Batteries:

•Verify you are using fresh alkaline batteries or lithium batteries (when temperature is below -4°F/-20°C) in sensor.

•Quality brand batteries are recommended, including Duracell, Rayovac, Energizer, or Kirkland.

•Verify batteries are fresh. The battery expiration date should be at least 6 years out. Batteries can lose 3% power or more every year in storage.

•Heavy duty, extra strength or generic / store brand batteries are not recommended for use with AcuRite products because they may cause performance irregularities due to the way these types of batteries disperse power. Each battery should not exceed 1.6 volts.

•Rechargeable batteries are not recommended for use with AcuRite products because they may cause performance irregularities due to the voltage instability of these types of batteries.

•Mixing different battery types (brands, old/new, etc.) is not recommended

Hard reset:



- Bring both units side by side and remove all batteries


- Place batteries into the outdoor sensor first


- Place batteries into display


- Allow units to sit side by side until they connect.