AcuRite Atlas™ (7-in-1) Draining Batteries

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If your AcuRite Atlas™ (7-in-1) sensor is losing connection to the display unit and/or Access, the low battery icon is often present on the display, or the sensor is going through batteries too quickly, please review the troubleshooting suggestions below.

 

You would want to ensure the following first:

  1. Verify that the old batteries have lost all/most of their power by using a voltmeter or testing in other devices. You can also verify if the Atlas sensor is receiving power by checking to see if the red light in the battery compartment of the Atlas sensor is flashing every 10 seconds.
  2. Verify that you are about to use a fresh set of batteries. The battery expiration date should be at least 6 years out. Batteries can lose 3% of their power or more every year in storage. 
  3. Use standard alkaline batteries from a high-quality brand (or lithium batteries in the sensor when the temperature is below -4ºF/-20ºC). We do not recommend using heavy-duty or rechargeable batteries.
  4. When fresh batteries are installed, make sure the light in the battery compartment of the Atlas sensor flashes every 10 seconds. If you notice 5 quick flashes when fresh batteries are installed, there may be a loose connection within your Atlas sensor.

 

Check all connections:

Before installing fresh batteries, please check all connections inside the AcuRite Atlas™ (7-in-1) sensor.
NOTE: Silicone grease can be added directly to all of the connectors to ensure a more secure connection.

  • Wind Assembly Connectors:
    1. Please remove the wind assembly as shown below.
    2. Unplug the connectors, as shown below, for 1-2 minutes.
    3. Reconnect the connectors. When re-connecting the assembly plug, you should feel/hear a snap when the connection is 100%.
    4. Reinstall the wind assembly.


  • Rain Bucket Connectors
    1. Open your AcuRite Atlas™ (7-in-1) sensor by detaching the rain bucket (black portion) from the bottom half of the sensor, as shown below.
    2. Unplug the connectors between the rain bucket and base of the sensor for 1-2 minutes.
    3. Reconnect the connectors. When re-connecting the plug, you should feel/hear a snap when the connection is 100%.
    4. Reassemble the AcuRite Atlas™ (7-in-1) sensor by reattaching the rain bucket to the bottom half of the sensor.
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  • Temperature and Humidity Sensor
    1. On the bottom of the AcuRite Atlas™ (7-in-1) sensor, there is a vent cover that is held in place by 2 tabs. Remove the vent.
    2. Under the vent, there is a cylinder that is clipped in with 2 tabs. This is the temperature and humidity sensor. Remove the temperature and humidity sensor to expose the fan.
    3. Unplug the white cable connectors attaching the temperature and humidity sensor to the Atlas sensor for 1-2 minutes. 
    4. Inspect the temperature and humidity sensor board and connections for any signs of corrosion. If the temperature and humidity sensor board is corroded, an AcuRite Atlas Temperature and Humidity Sensor Replacement model #06097M is recommended.
    5. Reconnect the temperature and humidity sensor's connectors. When re-connecting the sensor assembly plug, you should feel/hear a snap when the connection is 100%.
    6. Install the temperature and humidity board over the fan assembly, confirm the tabs do not block the fan from spinning.

 

If you are still experiencing concerns, please contact our U.S. based support staff by Submitting a Request or by chatting with our Live Agents. If you already have an open ticket with a support agent, please reply to the last email sent. 

 

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