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Reviews Categories | Weather Stations | Acurite Wireless Rain Gauge 00614 Help


Reviews Summary for Acurite Wireless Rain Gauge 00614
Acurite Wireless Rain Gauge 00614 Reviews: 3 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $28
Description: Acu-Rite 00614 Wireless Rain Gauge features an extra-wide, 6 inch diameter rain collector (9.5 inches in height) to ensure better measurement accuracy. The unique design minimizes interference from wind, splash-in or splash-out. It includes a removable screen to collect debris and a self-emptying base for easy maintenance.

The main rain monitor unit has two rainfall modes, 24 hour total or accumulative total. The alert function helps you monitor your rainfall with a pre-established alert system.

The 00614 features a large, easy-to-read display and comes with a one year manufacturer warranty.


Features:

-Extra-wide 6 inch diameter rain collector
-Collector is 9.5 inches in height
-Two rainfall modes
-Self-emptying
-24-hour rainfall mode
-Resolution 0.02 inch of rainfall
-Display in inches or millimeters
-Rain monitor (alarm set in increments of 0.5 inches)
-Enhanced wireless sensor has 100 foot (33 meter) range unobstructed
-Main Unit uses 3 AA batteries (not included)
-Collector uses 2 AA batteries (not included)
-Instruction manual included
-One year manufacturer warranty
-Available from WalMart at Only $28, Satisfaction Guaranteed
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.weatherconnection.com/mfgproduct.asp?mfgname=Acu+Rite&itmky=487041&mfgno=21
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W4RKS Rating: 2/5 Apr 5, 2009 06:24 Send this review to a friend
Won't do a 24 hour reset.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have an Acurite 00614 Rain Gauge mounted about 30 feet from the display. The signal strength shows 4 full bars (a good signal).It will NOT reset the 24 Hour rainfall reading as it should. The only two ways to reset are to do hold down the display button or to remove and reinstall the batteries. But, this resets BOTH the 24 Hour and the Accumulated totals. There seems to be no way to reset only the 24 hour total.

A call to Acurite customer service indicated the unit has an internal clock and is supposed to reset the 24 Hour total daily at 24 hours after the batteries are installed. Mine does not.

The CS Rep. also told me that the Energizer batteries I used are "...too strong for the instrument.") Really? I had to tell the CS Rep that I found this incredible. She said I should use Duracell because the Energizers are too strong. (Wow!)

I returned the gauge to Lowes and got another one. It has the same problem. Customer Service is no help what-so-ever.

None of this reset (or claimed battery question) is covered in the very meager User Manual.

I recommend this gauge for making the measurement but you must plan on doing the reset yourself on your own schedule. It will not do it automatically. The self-emptying feature is cute.
 
WA3LWR Rating: 5/5 Jul 16, 2008 05:14 Send this review to a friend
Excellent for the Price  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I have owned the unit for six months and am very pleased with it. The worse item was that it has to be protected in freezing weather. Tech support has been excellent, or better. Accuracy is excellent too.
 
N3DG3 Rating: 5/5 Dec 31, 2007 07:15 Send this review to a friend
New, Improved, Great Value  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
After using the Acurite Wireless Weather Station and Wireless Rain Gauge for several years, I recently purchased the New & Improved Acurite 00614 from WalMart for Only $28. Indeed, I find this new model to be even more accurate and precise with many new features and of course, outstanding value, satisfaction guaranteed. Why pay more ???
 


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