My barometric pressure chart is all over the place.

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At both WU and MyAcurite my barometric pressure chart is all over the place. It looks like saw tooth on the charts at both sites.  The smart hub has been replaced so I am out of ideas.  What is the next thing to do to remedy this?  You can see the issue by going to KMOOFALL60 and looking at the pressure chart.  I need this fixed.
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Mike

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Steve U

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your rain readout is also a bit rough.  Is the 5 in 1 shaking in the breeze?
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Mike

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No it does this continuously even when the wind is zero.  We just had a squall line so the rain was heavy then stop then light.  Typical spring weather here. Thanks for the reply, though.
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Thanks.  Already swapped cables, ports, etc.  No change.
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Mike,

The smartHUB is meant to be plugged directly into the router. Please plug it into the router to see if the pressure reading is still all over the place. Thank you.
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I will try your suggestion but I must say, this is a horrendous design error.  Your average home router comes with 4 ports.  Do your engineers think they deserve 25% of the available router ports?  
I will try this when I get home and see if it makes a difference.  Because of the number of machines on my network, it can't stay in the router port even if the issue is resolved. I will at least know what is causing the problem.
I will get back to you with the results.
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I plugged the Smart Hub directly into the router and it made no difference at all.  I am still getting the saw tooth pattern.  I switched from Adjusted Pressure (the default) to Station Pressure.  That made the saw tooth pattern smaller but since it is still a saw tooth, it is still not working correctly. What next?
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Mike,

Thank you for going through the troubleshooting steps. We have emailed you at the address on file to start a warranty claim. Please check your inbox.
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Mike

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Jennifer, your repaired unit is malfunctioning again.  The barometric pressure is jumping all over the place again.
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George D. Nincehelser

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You probably have one of two problems here.

1) You've still got PC Connect reporting at the same time the SmartHUB is running.

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2) Wunderground's auto adjustment feature has gone berserk.


In the case of number 2, you'll need to contact wunderground.  Talk is that are thinking of putting to turn their "auto-adjust" feature off at the user level.  Many people will be happy if and when that happens.
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Hi George,
You lost me on the first comment.  If I look directly at MyAcurite, it is doing the same thing, so I doubt the issue is with wunderground.  This unit has already been back to Acurite for repair once and they fixed it but the fix didn't last more than a month or so.  Please explain number one though.
Thanks,
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George D. Nincehelser

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Correct. You should only send data with one method.
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Thanks again, George.  That should be in bold print in the FAQ.  Don't recall seeing anything about setting them both up.  May be it is there and I missed it.  This, I suspect, has been the issue all along.  Off to fix it.
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One other thought, George.  Do you have a recommendation as to which one to use?  And also thanks for the help, Jon.
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George D. Nincehelser

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The SmartHUB is usually the best way to go.
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Mike,

If you are using a smartHUB and PC Connect to transmit to My AcuRite  they both do the same thing. It just duplicates the information. George is correct. The smartHUB is the better route to go. It gives you the flexibility of not having the display plugged in, or having the computer on at all times. The smartHUB will hold up to 10 compatible sensors instead of just transmitting 1 like the PC Connect does.