temperature sensor variance

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I have a Model 02059M base unit with 3 Model 06044 temp. sensor units. I have fo\ound there is a great degree of diffference in one of the remote sensor units. If I place them all in the same location, one of the units reads 4 deg. F high than the others. I am will to see a one deg. variance, but 4 deg. seems like a lot to me. Any one else see this large variable?
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George Caruso

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Posted 2 months ago

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Steve U

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These are NOT precision devices.  I believe 5% spread is the declared accuracy, so 4.0 is well within that spread
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George Caruso

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Too bad. It is not what I expected. I would have not purchased them if I was looking for a ballpark figure.
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Hello George,
The accuracy rating is +/-2°, +/-5% per unit. If your units are reading outside of the accuracy range, please verify you are using the battery recommendations listed below. 



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.