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Failure to connect outdoor and indoor units.
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Harvey Stranigan

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Posted 2 years ago

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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Harvey,

If you are not getting an outdoor temperature, please try the steps below:

  • Verify you are using fresh¬†alkaline batteries¬†or 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.
***Note please make sure you are at least 3 feet away from electronics such as televisions, microwaves, computers, radios.

1. Bring both the sensor and display unit indoors and remove the batteries from the display, and sensor.
2. Reinstall the battery in the outdoor sensor.
3. Reinstall the battery in the display unit.
4. Let the units sit within a couple feet of each other for about 20 minutes to gain a strong connection.

If this does not correct your problem, please let us know. Thank you. Have a great day!