Time to replace batteries

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My 5-in-1 hit the 14 month mark last month.  Batteries in the 5-in-1 show that they are okay, but I thought that rather than getting informed of the need to change batteries in the next few months when the cold hits, it might be better to do it now.  If you've hit a year on yours it might be time to consider doing it now if you are in a zone that gets cold. We hit 79 today here in STL and that is pretty unusual.  Last week we had our first hard freeze at 24 F.  So the cold winds will be here soon.  
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Jack Canavera

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Posted 9 months ago

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Hello Jack,

Thank you for sending a reminder to everyone.  Winter is coming!  For all, I have provided our battery recommendations below. The expected battery lifespan is 12-24 months.  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.