Low Battery indicator still shows up 5 days later after lithium battery put in on the OUTDOOR sensor,Model 00827.

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Model 00827 low battery indicator issue on Outdoor sensor.
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robert scollan

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Posted 2 years ago

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Jack Bowman

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What brand of Lithium batteries are you using? Lithium batteries typically put out a lower voltage than Alkaline Batteries. That being said, I believe this model uses 1 of 2 outdoor sensors. I use both, and have been running them on Energizer Lithium for a couple of years now.  I am at 2.5 years on my 5-in1 now with the same set of batteries. I have three tower type sensors of both varieties running as well. You should be OK?
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hi Robert,

Please verify you are using the battery guidelines below:

  • Verify you are using fresh alkaline batteries or  Energizer Advanced lithium batteries (when temperature is below -4oF/-20oC) 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.
If you are using the correct batteries and the display is still showing a low battery indicator, please contact AcuRite customer support at 877-221-1252. Have a good day.


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I am using  LITHIUM ENERGIZER , and tempurature have not been below freezing since i replaced them,
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Hi Robert,

If your temperatures are not below -4F then we would recommend a standard alkaline battery such a Rayovac, Energizer, Duracell, or Kirkland. 

Remove the batteries for about 10 minutes from both the display and sensor.   

 Put the batteries in the sensor first.

 Look for the red light to flash.

Once the red light flashes go ahead and put the batteries in the display.

If this does not correct the problem, please contact AcuRite customer support at 877-221-1252. Have a great day!

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robert scollan

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AFTER 7 months of this continuing problem I have given up on this Model 00827 I have tried all this that was email to me and in this forum, BTW its new issue is once i have put new Batteries OR remove them and put them in after 10 minutes it will work then on day 5 of the 14 days settling at and get a reading on the area weather the OUTSIDE low battery indicator comes back on , this has been its M-O all year. Can i ship this useless thing back to your company, was purchased at Home Depot about a year ago and it really has been useless but for frustration and aggravation it the best think out there. 
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Hello Robert,

We have emailed you at the address on file for more personal information. Please check your inbox. Thank you. Have a good day!