This Is What My Box From AcuRite Includes
I recently was able to take advantage of an awesome sale price on the AcuRite Iris 5-In-1 weather station.
I am looking forward to installing it at my son and his family’s residence. What I wanted to share with you in this post is exactly what your purchase of an AcuRite Iris 5 1 weather station includes.
Sometimes I have found that shopping to buy a personal weather station often makes it hard to tell what you may be receiving if you do buy it.
Leave no stone unturned. Here is what I received in the box from AcuRite.
Watch My Video The Unboxing Of the AcuRite Iris 5-In-1 Personal Weather Station
So I have decided it is best to leave no questions about what is included and what isn’t part of your package.
I am going to share my video from my YouTube Channel, George Loves Weather as well as provide you with my images taken from opening the box.
The video may be found by going to it here.
Or better yet you may watch it here.
What do you think? It’s pretty basic, but I also look at the photos to get more of a feel for what this set of weather instruments is about.
When You First Open the Box of the AcuRite 5 in 1
Upon receipt of the box from Chaney Instrument Company Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, you will receive an instruction pamphlet for the AcuRite Iris model that you have been sent.
It has specific instructions for you.
These instructions are specifically for the display of the weather station. Here are a couple of shots for you.
AcuRite Iris Display Instructions Manual
AcuRite Iris Display Instructions Manual Pages 4-5
The Next Layer In The AcuRite Iris 5-In-1 Box
As I unpacked the box the next parts present were the mounting bracket
And the large Iris Sensor Array lay at the bottom just waiting to be plucked out and set up.
AcuRite Iris 5 1 Sensor Array Instruction Manual
The Sensor Array Instruction Manual
There is also a set of instructions for the AcuRite Sensor array.
This AcuRite set of directions or the Sensor Array manual gives specifics about the sensors housed with the array.
Many things are part of the total weather station. In this 5-in-1 wireless sensor, you have the rainfall collector funnel, it has a solar cell panel, and an internal aspirating fan to reduce solar radiation heating.
This unit also houses temperature and humidity sensors.
Also included is the mounting hardware. which includes 5 anchors and a set of 3 different screws.
Included as well is a debris filter for your rain collection pan.
A very worthwhile thing is the filter. It will filter out flying leaf debris and bird feces, etc, all things that could affect the rain gauge readings.
As you can see the Sensor Array is the collection of weather instruments that you receive with the AcuRite Iris 5-In-1 weather station.
AcuRite Iris 5 in 1 Sensor Array
AcuRite Iris 5 1 Mounting Bracket
Get The Ball Rolling
You should start the setup process by sorting out where you plan on having the display (inside) indoor part of the weather station.
It is usually best to put the display unit somewhere that you will have daily and maybe hourly access to it.
Some people like heavily traveled rooms such as the kitchen, dining room, and offices, and some like hallways.
Maybe a shelved area near the front door or some prefer a family room?
I don’t know maybe a bedroom? A Living Room?
Next Where To Mount The Weather Station’s Sensor Array
Now comes the outside part of the AcuRite Iris.
Where are you going to locate the instruments that will do all the heavy lifting for you?
Hours and days of providing you with your weather.
The mounting will be handled by walking your property and figuring out the best spot for you to locate the outside Sensor array.
You are very welcome to get your very own copy of my Placing Your Weather Station Hack Worksheet.
A Guide For Placing Your Instruments
This will guide you to finding the best spot for you on your property.
Get the maximum benefits of your weather station. The best place for your weather station instruments is?
You fill in the blank. __________________________.
This is my Unboxing information for the AcuRite Iris 5 in 1 wireless personal weather station.
Thanks for reading and being part of the George Loves Weather community.
George is a big fan of the weather. He has enjoyed for years observing all types of weather in several places he has lived. He shares his love by doing reviews of personal weather stations and discussing several key elements that are related to using weather stations.