5-in-1 Weather Sensor: Temperature, Humidity, Rainfall, Wind Speed, Wind Direction VN1TXCA1 / 06004RM

MSRP: $89.99

Sale price: $79.99

Availability: In stock

Product Overview

AcuRite's high-precision 5-in-1 weather sensor accurately measures five different outdoor conditions, including temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction and rain, giving you easy-to-understand, comprehensive data about the elements right outside your door.

The sensor can be paired with an indoor digital display to view current conditions at-a-glance.

The 5-in-1 sensor is easy to setup and features a 2 year battery life for maintenance-free operation.

AcuRite 5-in-1 weather sensor

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5-in-1 Weather Sensor Features:

• Measures temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction and rain
• Wireless range up to 330 feet
• Transmits data every 18 to 36 seconds
• Automatic self-emptying rain collection cup
• 2 year battery life
• Durable, all-weather construction
• Easy installation includes mounting hardware

Compatibility:
• Use with any AcuRite Display for 5-in-1 Sensor Data
• Replacement sensor for any AcuRite 5-in-1 Weather Station
• For assistance determining AcuRite product compatibility, please contact customer support at (877) 221-1252.

Includes: Weather sensor, mounting bracket, debris filter, mounting hardware, instruction manual

Warranty: Limited 1 year warranty

5-in-1 Weather Sensor Specifications

Temperature Range -40 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit; -40 to 70 degrees Celsius
Temperature Accuracy +/- 2°
Humidity Range
1% to 99% Relative Humidity
Humidity Accuracy+/- 5% from 0% to 10% Relative Humidity
+/- 4% from 10% to 20% Relative Humidity
+/- 3% from 20% to 80% Relative Humidity
+/- 4% from 80% to 90% Relative Humidity
+/- 5% from 90% to 100% Relative Humidity
Wind Speed0 to 99 mph; 0 to 159 kph
Wind Speed Accuracy+/-2 mph below 10 mph
+/- 3 mph from 10 to 30 mph
+/- 4 mph from 30 to 50 mph
+/- 5 mph from 50 to 99 mph
Wind Direction Indicators
16 points
Rainfall Capacity0 to 99.99 inches; 0 to 99.99 millimeters
Rain Gauge Accuracy+/- 0.05" per inch of rainfall
Wireless Range330 feet / 100 meters depending on home construction materials
Wireless Signal433 MHz
Power4 AA alkaline or lithium* batteries
*Lithium batteries recommended for temperatures below -4 degrees Fahrenheit / -20 degrees Celsius
Data ReportingWind Speed: 18 second updates
Wind Direction, Temperature and Humidity: 36 second updates
Dimensions10.8" Height x 5.6" Width x 13.8" Depth
AcuLink CompatibleYes
  1. Good weather instrument so far. Review by Practical Girl
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    The only reason I give it 4 instead of 5 stars is it's only been up for a month. We'll see what a whole year will bring. Easy to set up, joined the bridge right away, and has been quite stable. Doesn't come with directions, but its pretty intuitive if you've worked with weather instruments before. (Posted on 7/12/14)

  2. Overall reliable and a good value Review by Joe
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    I lost my sensor in a Category 2 hurricane (Arthur) but the sensor and unit for the past 9 months has been fairly reliable. Only issues are that the wind does not read accurately and for whatever reason the barometer never "learned" how to report accurately. The wind was generally 10MPH low but there are some trees that are higher than the 35 foot mount point so that is likely the reason. The barometer was reliably .10 inches low even at ground level. Perhaps the new one will be more accurate.

    The temperature sensor in full sun is probably 4 to 5 degrees warmer than what is reported by the NWS station located 3/4 mile away. At night it is dead-on. I have an old Acurite station that is accurate in temperature with the sensor mounted about 13 feet up a tree that was dead on right out of the box. This one being mounted in the sun at the apex of 8 pitch roof and elevated 8 feet above the gable top is reliably 4+ degrees warm with the solar panel cell for the fan facing due south. I have never had an issue with the humidity and this unit is mounted 1 mile from the oceanfront (NC).

    Next time I will contact customer service as it appears they are responsive to other customers. I would still recommend the purchase based on overall value.
    (Posted on 7/7/14)

  3. Replacement sensor package, solved humidity problems, Review by Mike
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    Since i was replacing previous 5 in one sensor, easy to install on my existing mount and worked well out of the box. I am not sure I should have had to pay for it given class problem with humidity sensor seen in these reviews. My unit was 2 years old when humidity had wild fluctuations. Also, I do not understand why new and replacement 5 in one sensors do not come with the "improved" dual solar panels. Why market and sell an upgrade, but not offer it on full system original models????? Still, for value, pretty accurate weather station. Will have to see about reliability this time around. (Posted on 6/28/14)

  4. Replacement for Broken Unit Review by Jon
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    My first 5-in1 worked great, until the mount that held it to my house came loose and subsequent high winds sent it on a 25 foot drop to a gravel surface where it basically exploded into several pieces. Being highly addicted to my PWS, and given the fact that I already had over $200 invested, I had to get a replacement unit as soon as possible.

    One complaint that I have is shipping. I wanted it quickly, so I chose the FedEx Home Delivery option. It turns out that Home Delivery is four (4) business days if you live on the west coast. Anyway, I got it in the four days as promised and had it up and running within 30 minutes.

    This unit works just like the original, except that in order to get it to be recognized by the in home display, I had to remove the batteries and lost all my save data from my original date of install. That was a major bummer, but everything is working great now. And for the record, my mount is much more secure now!

    Another A+ to the Acurite crew for making such awesome equipment at such a fair price (compared to the competition). The 5-in1 Weather Stations rival units costing 4 and 5 times as much. (Posted on 5/24/14)

  5. Awesome but!!! Review by Gee
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    Excellent all around but do wish it had the Moon phases and the display had some kind of lighting to see the readouts. (Posted on 3/4/14)

  6. This was a replacement unit Review by Lenny
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    Excellent service, above and beyond your normal warranty services, by others.
    Have had ours for several years and has always worked great, Had a problem
    with the humidity portion and they replaced the whole unit. Very pleased with
    the service and quality. Thank you. (Posted on 2/26/14)

  7. Great customer service Review by Anthony
    Value

    Bought a 5 and 1 weather station from my local walmart after about 5 months the humidity sensor went and I contacted acurite and the gave me a new 5 and 1 weather station. This one works great so far. Thank you. (Posted on 2/11/14)

  8. quite satisfied Review by excellant service
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    Phone help was great. when issue could not be resolved due to faulty sending unit, it was replaced no questions asked. it arrived faster than was expected. working fine now. (Posted on 2/8/14)

  9. Mostly happy with it Review by Carey
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    I've had the weather station for 9 months and it seems to be accurate and does what it claims to do. My objections is that the wind cups are very delicate - I broke one trying to clean off some snow from around it. This part should be replaceable without having to buy another $90 unit. (Posted on 2/8/14)

  10. Replacement for defective unit Review by Nora
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    I received my replacement unit yesterday in the mail. I put the batteries in and it is working great. Going to put it outside today. I hope it works well!!! (Posted on 2/8/14)

  11. Accurate and Dependable, mostly Review by Larry
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    I had my first 5-in-1 came with my 1525 weather station and it worked reliably for a little over a year. The unit reliably contacted my console inside my house and the batteries in the unit lasted almost a year before changing. The rain gage was accurate and measured the same as my cup measure. The temperature is accurate except for the times that the sun is too far east or west and the fan does not turn to equilibrate the air temperature inside the unit. At that time the temperature is about 2 C warmer than it should be. (replacing with the new top with two solar panels may fix that).
    -Wind speeds seem low but I have some wind shadow problems in my siting of the sensors so I can't blame the 5-in-1 unit.
    - The batteries are easy to replace and since one radio transmitter sends for all the sensors and it is in one package, it is very easy to service.
    - Eventually the temperature/humidity sensor failed (both readings froze at high or low values). When Acu-rite was contacted and the problem explained, they kinkly replaced the unit and I am up and running again.
    - I have had other weather stations and used to have a terrible time with sensors not talking to the console and not being able to download data to my computer. The Acu-rite system doesn't have those problems for me.
    - I guess I give only four stars because the sensor failure ... otherwise five stars. (Posted on 2/4/14)

  12. Quality build, quality performance, highly reccomend Review by campfirerex
    Value

    I owned this system a few years. Worked great except for humidity sensor which I learned was a manufacture defect and the company sent a new one for free. Great to talk with a service rep who is actually an American speaking clearly. Great service, great company, great product. I have tried other comparable make/model systems in the past and none could compare to the ease of installation/use and the quality/accuracy/durability of this system. (Posted on 1/20/14)

  13. 5-in-1 sensor works as good as the original unit Review by Ed
    Value

    When installing new batteries, it fell off of the table and broke the wind cups! This this the reason I purchased a replacement unit. But the only complaint I have is after ordering and receiving the new 5-1, I saw a complete unit at Walmart for $99.95, so for $ 10.00 dollars more, this would have been a much better value than the $ 89.95 plus shipping!
    I guess the next time I need a replacement I will do a thorough investigation and getter a better buy (Posted on 1/19/14)

  14. Works so far Review by Kasey
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    I am 3 weeks into owning the unit. I am impressed with the fact that I can have my own temps and windspeed vs having to rely on the weather service location 15 miles away. I will await its performance after a year and check back in. (Posted on 1/13/14)

  15. good for about a year Review by sailor44
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    I am on my second replacement and I hope this one will last much longer. The wind speed on the bad unit is good and so is the direction readout, as is the rain gauge, but within about six months, the humidity stuck on 99% and has remained there. After almost a year the temp gauge went crazy, and reads anywhere from 50 to 5 degrees high. Not reliable.

    To their credit, acurite replaced it again, and I am looking forward to a good unit, finally.

    I live right on the water, and maybe the humidity sensor just cannot deal with the high humidity. (Posted on 1/13/14)

  16. They are great when they work - I am still waiting for my special return Review by rkf
    Value

    All in one is very convenient. Range has been good, temperature sensor has problems at the ocean. (Posted on 12/25/13)

  17. some variables not accurate Review by Tommy
    Value

    It gives a lot of wx variables, some are accurate, some are not. This will be our 3rd 5in1 unit and humidity is consistently wrong and wind speed on MPH is low at best. I'll qualify this, up to around 10 MPH it's not half bad but after that wind is extremely under measured. A tip to compensate... go to set units and put wind speed on KPH and that number will be pretty close to what actual wind speed in miles per hour is (as compared to our Davis Vantage Pro2). This wx sta was purchased for our campsite and we bring it home after the season is over and install on our mast. And finally the barometric pressure is not calibratable and that's a problem. I know they tout their learning mode but the fact of the matter is, the actual reading is wrong, the rise and fall is fine but the number is wrong if that's important to you. Example: right now our REAL sea level pres is 30.02" and rs, the 5in1 is 29.83" and stdy. I'll end by saying for the money it's not a bad unit save for the above mentioned problems (if fixed, would be a great unit for the money). (Posted on 12/23/13)

  18. It's such fun to watch the weather Review by Farmer's wife
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    My husband and I are really enjoying our weather station. I received it for a gift as I've always liked the watching the weather. Now my husband has become interested in the weather all because of the weather station. Whenever our family stop by they always take a look at the weather station to see what it says about the weather for the day. We're farmers so I guess the weather is kind of a big deal. (Posted on 11/13/13)

  19. Excellent Review by Roos
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    I've had the unit five months, easy to install,quite accurate, rain guage is on the money ever time. Money well spent so far. (Posted on 10/17/13)

  20. Good Warranty Service from Acu-Rite Review by PJ
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    The humidity sensor on my original unit went out just a little past the one year warranty period. Acu-Rite acknowledged that my unit was included in a series that had that problem and replaced it. Glad to be back on track and only experiencing the 80%+ humidity we have in the south vs. 99% constantly. (Posted on 8/4/13)

  21. 5 in 1 sensor Review by Fred
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    I have owned this station for almost a year and it has performed without a single hitch, it has actually proven to be more accurite than the local weathercasters. I highly recommend it. (Posted on 5/23/13)

  22. Great Product for the price Review by Kenneth
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    For the cost... this has been a good weather parameter measuring product. I only had one issue and have one recommendation for this unit. After seven months, there was a problem with measuring dew point and humidity. One call to Chaney instruments and a replacement was on the way. The only recommendation I have has to do with the ambient air temperature. In direct sunlight, the unit measures a temperature as much as 10 degrees higher than actual. The unit needs some sort of shielding from direct sunlight on the temperature sensor. Maybe placement in the housing itself will mitigate this. Other than that, I am very satisfied with this unit and would recommend it to weather enthusiasts and observers.

    Thank you Acurite... Ken (Posted on 5/10/13)

  23. Love it Review by SMokey
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    This is a great unit, but cold weather and ice caused one of wind speed anemometer cups to break and fall off. Can these be replaced? (Posted on 3/4/13)

  24. Value Review by KJ4FGI
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    I have been using this weather station for about 1 1/2 years now and the only problem I had was the anemometer cups seize. Support suggested to lube the cups, I did and it has been working well.

    My decision to purchase this unit over a all others was the update time, Acu-rite
    has a 14 second update, most others are 45 second except the 400.00 dollar Davis. I saved 300.00 dollars by adding 12 more seconds wait time, worth it to me and this unit has been accurate. (Posted on 3/2/13)

  25. Great alue Review by Jonathan
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    Good value for the price of the sensor. Works good for a area that experiences all types of weather. Highly recommend the weather station. (Posted on 2/26/13)

  26. Nice device. Great for weather nerds. Review by Mohegan Mark
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    Very nice device. Quality construction, reasonable price and it connected with the Acu-Link and IPhone software almost by it's self. It interfaces with my weather underground account to provide historical data, super cool. Really happy I got this gadget. Oh ya I have a temp/humidity sensor in basement to keep an eye on things down there. Love this stuff. (Posted on 2/22/13)

  27. great company and even greater products Review by dive61364
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    i bought the 5n1 unit at bass pro shop 3 weeks ago. my sensor quit working and i called product support and they shipped me a new unit on the same day for free. the unit is highly accurate and reliable. i would recommend this company and their products to anyone wanting a high quality weather station..........thank you acurite. (Posted on 2/3/13)

  28. Quality Product Review by Steve
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    I have had the 5 in 1 sensor for about a month and just added the internet bridge and couldn't be happier. Quality product! (Posted on 11/27/12)

  29. Nice Replacement Review by Joseph
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    This unit replaced my Acrite 01025. All measurements accurate when compared to analog instruments. Enjoy ability to dowload data to my computer. Still working on connection to forecasting software. I am very satisfied with this weather station. (Posted on 11/10/12)

  30. Great prouduct Review by Jake
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    I"ve been using the 5 in 1 sensor for about a month now and have to say it seems to pretty acurite! It's great to know what the temp is in my backyard and how much rain we got in my exact location. Thanks (Posted on 10/11/12)


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