Liquid Temperature Sensor 06011RM 00275RM Connector Type?

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What type of connectors is used on the sensor cable? Reason I ask is I need more that 5' and would like to add an extension cable if this is a standard connector. 
Thanks!
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scott12159

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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello scott12159,

All of our wired sensors that are compatible with this monitor have mini USB plugs.  We do not recommend using an extender of any kind with the wired sensors.  You can daisy chain the water detectors together for longer length.  Please let us know if you have any other questions.  Thank you and have a great day!
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Bill Blain

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Say what?  Daisy chain? YGTBKM. I need about 11-12 foot of cable to reach the desired spot for my outdoor monitor.  Do you make a liquid temperature sensor with a longer cable, if not could you please consider making one?
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Hello Bill,

At this time we do not have a longer wired sensor.  We will certainly keep your recommendation in mind for possible future products.  Thank you and have a great day!
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Bill Blain

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scott12159 - have you tried adding an extension successfully?

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Scott

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Hi Bill,

I have not tried it yet. Upgrading my entire house on several fronts. Last step will be to add a dedicated Acurite bridge and try the extension cable. No other choice. I live waterfront on the Newport Bay and I am looking for a way to measure the water temp. Trouble is the tide fluctuate 6' so I need a longer cable to keep the sensor under water at all times. There is a bridge right in front of my house and the plan is to mount the unit under the bridge and run the sensor down the support pylon. 


Scott
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Bill Blain

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Thanks, Our place is on Mobile Bay in AL.  We don't usually get more than 2 ft of tidal variation, except during storms  But, I need the extra length to reach a safe mounting spot for the monitor and line of sight transmission to smart hub.  I think her response was meant for the wireless signal extender to link out-of-range wireless signals.
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I have a similar situation. The range of the outdoor temp and humidity sensor is limited which constrains where I can locate. I also want to use the liquid temp sensor to measure the temp of the lake I live on so will see if I can get it to work through a USB extension cable. Couldn't find a mini-B extension cable of any length so use a couple of adapters with a USB A cable. Given the length of cable I expect the temp readings to be off but am hoping that it ends up being a fixed offset that I can compensate for. I'll let you know how it goes. Of course preference would be for sensors with longer cables. 
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Barbara

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yes, please!  I would gladly pay for an extra long liquid probe or a way to connect them together.  The water detector (6010rm) can be daisy chained, but not the liquid temp (6011rm).
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Steve Fischer

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@Barbara - unfortunately I can confirm what Bill found below, the connectors aren't compatible and will damage the plugs if you attempt to use them. I'm thinking about taking the connector out and hard wiring a cable with standard USB connectors on both sides to get this to work but lost momentum during the winter.  
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Steve,
The temp readings won't change as a result of adding cable, it's digital info at that point, it will either work or it won't .
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Bill Blain

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I'm seriously considering  just hardwiring the Liquid Temp sensor to the Outdoor monitor and just skip USB connectors totally.  I believe that the info transmitted from the sensor to the monitor  is purely electrical rather than digital, but adding a few feet of cable shouldn't affect that beyond calibration abilities.  I'm having problems getting consistent connections from the monitor to the SmartHub, so I haven't pursued the issues.   ACURITE - are you listening?  Make the products we need to solve these issues.
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Robert Barnes

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Bill,
Sorry, but I still disagree on the signaling interface between the room monitor and the various sensors it supports. What you propose is an analog signal from the sensor to the RM. I just don't see that working., 10 minutes with a oscope would resolve the issue, or some details from Acuriite.
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Bill Blain

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I found mini-b extension cables, problem is they won't plug in to the unit without damaging plugs.  As far as range, I believe they make a relay unit to increase range (Model: 06053M), not sure if it works for a double sensor unit like these are. Apparently, does not work with Smart Hub either.   Sure wish they made this with a 10 foot cable so the unit can be mounted high enough to allow for tidal fluctuations.
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Bill Blain

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For range issues you can use Model: 06053M extender, but it says it does not work with Smart Hub.  I found mini B extension cables, but they are not compatible with the sensors.  I need the longer cord on the Liquid probe. Come on Acurite, this shouldn't be a challenge to produce.