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AcuRite

Model 00899A1

Internet #202260982

Digital Rain Gauge with Wireless Self-Emptying Rain Collector

$23.14 /each

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Weather the day with confidence with your own accurate and up-to-date information right from your own backyard. The AcuRite Digital Rain Gauge with Self-Emptying Wireless Rain Collector features precise, reliable rainfall measurements. The bold, easy to read LCD screen displays daily rainfall and records rainfall history, including a rainfall event, 1 day or 7 days of measurements. Includes rain and flood watch alarms, alerting you when rainfall begins and when conditions are right for possible flooding. The outdoor sensor features a self-emptying mechanism and transmits rain data wirelessly. Includes a clock and calendar. Display stands upright for tabletop use or is wall-mountable. One-year limited warranty. It's more than accurate, it's AcuRite.

  • Automatic self-emptying rain collection cup
  • Wireless technology transmits data through walls & long distances
  • Enhanced 433 MHz signal with a signal strength indicator for use at great distances
  • 1-day or 7-day event mode with 2 users programmable totals for each mode to monitor rainfall history
  • Rainfall alarm measures rain in increments of 1/2 in. for flood watch alerts
  • Durable, weather resistant construction
  • Low battery indicator for reliability
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How and where are you able to mount this for best accuracy?

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August 25, 2015
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I mounted it on a very small platform on top of a 1 1/4" diameter steel conduit about 4 1/2 feet above a shrubbery bed and 2' of conduit in the ground. Keep in mind, if you're using it with the Acurite Internet Bridge, both units need to be fairly close together. If you're only using the display unit that cones with it, distance between the two, is not an issue at all.
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August 18, 2015
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I mounted the outside unit on a fence not under a tree and made certain to have the top above the top of the fence. Inside I put the receiver on a table in the family room.
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Wichita, Ks
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August 11, 2015
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We have our collector sitting on a short stone (landscaping wall block) wall. I was hoping they sold some sort of accessory for stick mounting, but I may have to make something up. I have the collector sandwiched between 2 bricks to keep it from falling over with our Kansas winds. It has some delicate workings inside the unit that I'm afraid might be damaged in a fall.
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McKinney, TX
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June 16, 2015
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Ten feet away from your house and on a small table at least two feet above the ground.
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May 19, 2015
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On deck railing.
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Does this unit record the begin and end time of the precipitation event?

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August 25, 2015
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No only the date & time of the rain event. If the unit is used with the Acurite Internet Bridge and the Acurite app, some very good graphical data is available to the user via a smartphone or an iPad. I wish Home Depot would begin selling the Acurite Internet Bridge. Their seems to be a lot of interest in this technology from online reading.
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August 11, 2015
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I've only had a few minutes to play with the unit. From what I understand, it will measure rainfall for a period of up to eight hours. If it rains for more than eight hours, it will continue with that recording (if it rains for 12 hours it will keep that as one measurement/recording....and you should probably consider building a boat). If it rains for, say 3 hours, it will time out to the eight hour mark Read More
I've only had a few minutes to play with the unit. From what I understand, it will measure rainfall for a period of up to eight hours. If it rains for more than eight hours, it will continue with that recording (if it rains for 12 hours it will keep that as one measurement/recording....and you should probably consider building a boat). If it rains for, say 3 hours, it will time out to the eight hour mark and then start recording with a new set of inputs Read Less
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May 19, 2015
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No. After 6 hours of no activity, it will reset and you can view in History.
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Yes...it is in a different section of the reporting...and I never used this function because it rained almost every day where I lived anyway. So I was just interested in the amount of rain received each day. But if you need to inspect the duration of each event, YOU CAN (provided it is less than a week)...no, Noah, it won't measure for 40 days!
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May 5, 2015
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Yes, this product can record rainfall events.
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Are the alarms always on or can they be shut off?

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they can be shut off
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They can be turned off.
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Yes. Alarms can be disabled.
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August 27, 2015
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The default is alarms off. So if you require them, they will have to be turned on. My major concern with this rain gauge is the way it EATS BATTERIES❗️In roughly 2 months I'm seeing a half battery icon on the display. I'm also seeing it on the Acurite app on my iPhone & iPad. In addition, the system sends an automated email warning that the rain gauge sending unit needs to have the batteries replaced. Read More
The default is alarms off. So if you require them, they will have to be turned on. My major concern with this rain gauge is the way it EATS BATTERIES❗️In roughly 2 months I'm seeing a half battery icon on the display. I'm also seeing it on the Acurite app on my iPhone & iPad. In addition, the system sends an automated email warning that the rain gauge sending unit needs to have the batteries replaced. Currently I'm using the red Duracell Quantum batteries that are supposed to be the longest lasting battery available. I'm afraid this may be a design problem. I plan to call Acurite customer support and discuss the problem with them. Other than that flaw, I'm very happy with the product. Read Less
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Does the unit show indoor and outdoor temperatures?

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No. It only desplays information relative to rainfall.
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No, this is purely a rain gauge. It doesn't display any other data besides rainfall.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 91 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent guage, although calibration was a pain. This rain guage is very accurate, it's always within 0.01" of my regular guage. I love it. I've had it for 4 months now and it's still going strong, I haven't had to change the batteries yet, but the plastic shell is beginning to turn yellow and feels a little brittle. The worst part for me was the tedious calibration process, the cup method didn't work for me, I had to wait two weeks for rain and compare it with my regular guage, it took nearly a month to properly adjust it. I would've rated it 5 stars if it came properly calibrated. August 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by "Christmas in July for Dad!" I finally found the product number for this particular product and although the design has changed enormously, Dad is very happy to have a working rain gauge again!! All you do is pull two small pieces out of the box, insert the batteries, put the rain gauge outside and the 'control center' inside the house and Dad has what he wants - the amount of rain you get (or do not get)! He's very happy and that makes me very happy! August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Quality Control Issues Had this rain gauge and happily used it for 6 years (after several tries, I found one that worked even back then). Recently the case broke (my fault) and I tried to get a new one. I have recently purchased 3 online - all defective!! #1 - I did the calibration test as indicated in the manual several times. It was way off so I tried to calibrate it. The calibration screws were frozen and would not move. Returned. #2 The "clear" button was frozen in the depressed position when it was removed from the package. Therefore nothing worked. Returned. #3 - Thought 3rd would be the charm. It did not register rainfall. I don't know if the problem was the collector or the main unit. Returned. Clearly this product has had quality control issues for many years. Why have they not been addressed and why has Home Depot continued to carry it with such issues ? July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quite satisfactory Received the rain gauge, installed it and have enjoyed being able to see how much rain we have received without having to go out and dump the gauge between rains. It seems to be pretty close to the old rain gauge that I have to dump. There is only a hundredth or two difference between them. I am well pleased with this gauge. Will know more by this time next year. July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rain guage It is working great at this time. Ordered online and arrived in great time July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Beware of out of date Instruction Manual showing model as 00899 instead of 02445SBDI The latest Instruction Manual download from the Acurite web site shows the model as 02445SBDI. This manual provides information about the function and settings for the A-B-C switches found on both items, which was missing in the manual received with the bundle. In general, this downloaded manual is vastly improved and eliminates much confusion. I found that the included screws and washers for securing the Rain Collector base fell out onto the floor while opening the Clamshell Packaging. They should have been secured due to the very tiny thin plastic wrap that contained them. June 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Defective Had one for 6+ years. (Got broken by inquisitive neighbor who thought it was a security alarm and tried to disarm it ! ) Back then, I had to try several of these gauges before I found one that worked correctly ! Things have clearly not improved over the years. Tested calibration several times on NEW gauge per instructions. Tried to adjust but calibration screws were frozen-would not turn. Returned gauge to store. Ordered another one. There definitely are quality control issues but when you find a "good" one, you are all set. July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product so far I works great. I have not done the calibration of the unit yet but it appears to be close without doing it. I have told several friends about it and they are getting one. I am also going to buy one for a Christmas present. July 20, 2016
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