Battery Requirements

alkaline batteries

Not all batteries are created equal...

  • AcuRite recommends NEW, HIGH QUALITY, NAME BRAND ALKALINE batteries for the bestmproduct performance.
  • In outdoor, low temperature conditions (below -4 degrees Fahrenheit / -20 degrees Celsius), AcuRite recommends NEW, HIGH QUALITY, NAME BRAND LITHIUM batteries for the best product performance.
  • Verify batteries are fresh. The battery expiration date should be at least 5 years in the future. Batteries can lose 3% of their power or more every year in storage.
  • Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery compartment.
  • DO NOT USE heavy duty, rechargeable or private label brand batteries. These batteries are not recommended due to fluctuations in the way these types of batteries disperse power.
  • DO NOT MIX old and new batteries or different types of batteries (brands, alkaline/lithium, etc.)

Battery Safety

  • Clean the battery contacts and also those of the device prior to battery installation.
  • Remove batteries from products which are not to be used for an extended period of time.
  • Promptly remove dead batteries from the device.
  • Dispose of used batteries properly.
  • DO NOT incinerate used batteries.
  • DO NOT dispose of batteries in fire, as batteries may explode or leak.
  • DO NOT recharge non-rechargeable batteries.
  • DO NOT short-circuit the supply terminals.