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Old 10-17-2019, 10:57 AM   #1
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Best indoor/outdoor thermometer ?

Hi folks. It seems we have to replace our indoor/thermometer every 12-18 months due to transmitter failure.We have been using LaCrosse Technologies unit.
Does anyone know of a more reliable unit ?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:10 AM   #2
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I have 2 different Oregon Scientific units. 1 wireless unit I have had for over 20 years. The other is hard wired and about 4 years old.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:56 AM   #3
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Where and how do you have the outdoor transmitter mounted? our LaCrosses last longer than that. Are you following the procedure to resync the transmitter and receiver when you replace batteries in the transmitter?
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Old 10-18-2019, 06:27 AM   #4
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Where and how do you have the outdoor transmitter mounted? our LaCrosses last longer than that. Are you following the procedure to resync the transmitter and receiver when you replace batteries in the transmitter?
What SLOweather said.

We have two LaCrosses, an Acurite 00593W, and two Acurite 702's.

The 702's are simple wireless, indoor/outdoor thermometers. We use one with the remote (outdoor) sensor in the coach refrigerator to keep an eye on the temp in there. I'm guessing that batteries last at least a year and replacing them is straightforward and simple.

We use one of the LaCrosse units to monitor the temperature in a chest freezer in the garage. I don't think the batteries in the remote sensor last a year but they do last quite a while. I'm happy with the performance given that the remote sensor lives in a below-zero steel box.

The LaCrosses and the Acurite 00593W have battery replacement procedures that are more involved. That said, the Acurite 00593W is my favorite because it has a large display with pressure, humidity, temp, moon phase, forecast, and an "atomic" (WWVB) clock.

The Acurite 00593W is no longer sold but they probably have a functional equivalent.

FWIW
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:26 AM   #5
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I purchased a Kalawen Projection Alarm Clock with three sensors from Amazon for $35.99 that includes one outdoor sensor. Additional sensors were purchased for $12.99 each. Have been happy with this so far. I keep a couple small heaters in the Motorhome that is parked at my house and always on 50 amp. I have positioned two of the sensors in different positions in the motor home and can see the temperature of those locations from my bedroom and monitor if temps are getting a little low. You can monitor all three sensors (temps.) through the projection or on the unit.
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:51 AM   #6
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Where and how do you have the outdoor transmitter mounted? our LaCrosses last longer than that. Are you following the procedure to resync the transmitter and receiver when you replace batteries in the transmitter?
The transmitter is mounted on the outside of the coach next to the forward awning arm, almost directly outside of where the receiver is. Changing batteries and re-syncing does not work. Since we are in AZ I think the hot summer temps may have something to do with it.
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:21 AM   #7
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FWIW, I looked and thought a long time to find a good place to mount the outdoor transmitter. I finally settled on mounting them (we have 2 different displays) behind the front license plate. In the wind and out of the sun, but protected from direct rain.
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I attached mine with a bungee to the framing inside my propane tank area.

Here's a thread on the subject.

Where did you mount your outdoor thermometer sensor?
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Thanks for the info folks. I bought an off brand that was the only 5 star rated on Amazon. Too bad it was celsius and I had to send it back. I am now trying an Accurite
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Ordered this one and works great. I can check inside temp, outside, and most importantly the wet bay temp.

https://www.amazon.com/AcuRite-02082...X81B2409BAR5HY
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Where and how do you have the outdoor transmitter mounted? our LaCrosses last longer than that. Are you following the procedure to resync the transmitter and receiver when you replace batteries in the transmitter?


SLOweather,

I mounted the outdoor transmitter under the passenger side front slide out, using 2” wide industrial Velcro available at the big box store. I selected a location that didn’t interfere with the slide operation, and keeps the transmitter in the shade. The Velcro holds the device securely, but allows it to be removed for battery replacement. It works perfectly.

Hope this helps

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