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Offline Bruinzfan

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Newb 5 in 1 Question
« on: November 02, 2012, 11:21:54 PM »
Hi all new to the forum and to the weather thing, so please forgive my Newb question.

I currently have my 5 in 1 mounted on my shed.  I plan to put it on a 38' Telescopic Mast which I have purchased and it has arrived today.   :lol:

My question is this.  Are there more current 5 in 1's or are they all the same.  In other words were they updated with new firmware somewhere along the way.  I have a 1500 model.  I have also ordered an extra display that allows for the computer connection which I ordered from Acu Rite directly.  The original 1500 was purchased new but off of the auction site.  (not sure if the forum allows mentioning names, some don't.)  I just want to make sure I have the most up to date one if there are differences.  I would rather spend the extra couple of bucks and get another 5 in 1 than go through the effort of erecting an older version.   Although I am chomping at the bit to get it mounted in its new home!!!

 Thank you for your input.  I appreciate it.


Keith
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Re: Newb 5 in 1 Question
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2012, 09:23:58 AM »
On a telescopic mast you will have to tie it down well because any swaying can cause your rainfall amount to be inaccurate.


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Offline Bruinzfan

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Re: Newb 5 in 1 Question
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2012, 11:19:59 PM »
I think I've got the security of the pole set.  But thank you just the same.

 My question was whether the 5 in 1's firmware was ever updated along the way, or are they all the same?

Keith
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Re: Newb 5 in 1 Question
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 10:42:32 AM »
Not exactly firmware, but a hardware revision:

http://support.acurite.com/acurite/topics/5_in_1_sensor_stuck_at_98_or_1

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Offline Bruinzfan

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Re: Newb 5 in 1 Question
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 07:30:07 PM »
Thank you very much for your response.  I don't seem to have that problem so we will keep our fingers crossed, since I elevated it to its new home today! 

Thanks again.

Keith
Newb here!
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Weather Display