Batteries Recommended for Weather Stations


Not all batteries are created equal...

Electronic World recommended using FRESH NEW, HIGH QUALITY, BRANDED alkaline battery to make the best performance out for your La Crosse Technology and TESA Weather Pro weather stations.


  • Good fresh batteries are important for best performance in your sensors and as a backup in your weather station.
  • Batteries with an expiration date of 2020, were manufactured in 2010.
  • We recommend batteries with an expiration date more than 6 years in advance of the current year for best performance.
  • A minimum voltage of 1.48V per battery is required for best performance.
  • Lithium batteries may be used in outdoor sensors. Alkaline batteries for the station.

Many problems are resolved with fresh batteries of the appropriate voltage.  Many items sent in for warranty with a problem (Eg, incorrect reading, not transmit etc) work when tested with fresh batteries.  Batteries manufactured this year will have an expiration date for 10 years or more in the future.  Battery technology has improved and batteries will maintain voltage longer in storage.  However, the environment the batteries reside in for the 10 years can deplete the power.

  • Use alkaline or lithium batteries in the remote sensor.
  • A good alkaline battery should work at least over a year.
  • A minimum voltage of 1.48V for each battery is necessary for proper performance.
  • Use batteries dated at least six years in advance of the current year.
  • Good branded batteries make less noise, which reduces the chance of RF (radio frequency) interference from 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 they disperse power.
  • DO NOT MIX old and new batteries or different types of batteries (brands, alkaline/lithium, etc.).
    Carbon-zinc, alkaline, lithium, silver-oxide and the other battery chemistry types don't get along. Using batteries of different chemistries to power a product can cause damage to your device from electrolyte leakage and over-discharge of the lower capacity batteries.

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.