One of three sensors consistently show wide fluctuations in humidity. New lithium batteries. Why?

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Bad temp/humidity sensor?
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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Paul,
What is the model number of your unit? What are you reading on the sensor and what do you believe it should read? Can you explain the fluctuations?  Please verify you are following the battery recommendations listed below. 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.
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Brand new Energizer lithium batteries in all units.

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AcuRite 01059RM 3-Sensor bundle.

Two are stationed six inches apart; third is about 150 feet away. The errant unit reports 13% humidity while the other two report 75%. It also periodically and abruptly reports higher levels and occasionally approximates the readings from the other two.
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