ACU-RITE 02005TBDI Instruction manual

Instruction Manual
Weather Station
model 02005TBDI
CONTENTS
Unpacking Instructions............ 2
Package Contents................... 2
Product Registration................ 2
Features & Benefits: Sensor...... 2
Features & Benefits: Display..... 3
Sensor Setup.......................... 5
Display Setup......................... 6
Setup Preferences................... 7
Intelli-Time® Clock.................... 7
Set the Time, Date & Units....... 7
Placement Guidelines................. 8
Using the Weather Station.......... 9
Troubleshooting....................... 10
Care & Maintenance.................11
Replace Intelli-Time® Battery..... 12
Calibration.............................. 12
Specifications........................... 13
FCC Information...................... 13
Customer Support.................... 14
Warranty................................ 14
Questions? Contact Customer Support at
(877) 221-1252 or visit www.AcuRite.com.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Congratulations on your new AcuRite product. To ensure the best
possible product performance, please read this manual in its entirety
and retain it for future reference.
Unpacking Instructions
Remove the protective film that is applied to the LCD screen prior to using this
product. Locate the tab and peel off to remove.
Package Contents
1. Display Unit
2. Outdoor Sensor
3. Instruction Manual
IMPORTANT
PRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED
TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
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to receive 1 year
warranty protection
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Features & Benefits
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OUTDOOR SENSOR
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1. Integrated Hanger
For easy placement.
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2. Wireless Signal Indicator
Flashes when data is being
sent to the display unit.
3. Battery Compartment
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4. A-B-C Switch
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ID code that must match display’s
A-B-C switch to ensure units
synchronize.
5. Battery Compartment Cover
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Features & Benefits
Display Unit Front
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Display Unit Back
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DISPLAY UNIT FRONT
18.Current Indoor Temperature
1. Day of the Week
Arrow icon indicates the direction the
temperature is trending.
2. Current Outdoor Temperature
Arrow icon indicates the direction the
temperature is trending.
19.Intelli-Time Clock®
3. Outdoor Sensor Signal Strength
20.Display Low Battery Icon
4. High/Low Outdoor Humidity
Records
21. “
“ Icon
Appears while in SET mode.
Highest and lowest humidity records
based on record viewing mode (#9).
22.Current Outdoor Humidity
Arrow icon indicates the direction the
humidity is trending.
5. High/Low Outdoor Temperature
Records
23.TIME ZONE & AUTO DST
Highest and lowest temperature
records based on record viewing
mode (#9).
6. Forecasted High Temperature
DISPLAY UNIT BACK
7. Forecasted Low Temperature
24.”p” Button
For setup preferences.
8. 4 Hour Weather Forecast
25.“SET” Button
9. Record Viewing Mode
Indicates viewing records for today,
all-time or “ “ auto-mode.
For setup preferences.
26.A-B-C Switch
ID code that must match sensor’s A-B-C 10.Outdoor Sensor Low Battery
Indicator
switch to ensure units synchronize.
27.”q” Button
11. 4 to 8 Hour Weather Forecast
12.8 to 12 Hour Weather Forecast
For setup preferences.
28.”tt” Button
Press to select record viewing mode (#9).
13.High/Low Indoor Humidity
Records
29.“geo” Button
Set geographical region preferences.
Highest and lowest humidity records
based on record viewing mode (#9).
30.“RESET” Button
Full reset to factory defaults.
14.High/Low Indoor Temperature
Records
31.“zone” Button
Set time zone preferences.
Highest and lowest temperature
records based on record viewing
mode (#9).
32.Battery Compartment
15.Current Outdoor Humidity
33.Battery Compartment Cover
Arrow icon indicates the direction the
humidity is trending.
34.Display Kickstand
For tabletop placement.
16.Date
35.Intelli-Time® Battery Compartment
17. Geographic Region Selection
For setup preferences.
36.Integrated Hang Hole
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For easy wall mounting.
SETUP
Sensor Setup
1 Set the A-B-C Switch
batteries in low temperature
conditions. Cold temperatures
can cause alkaline batteries
to function improperly. Use
lithium batteries in the sensor for
temperatures below -4ºF / -20ºC.
The A-B-C switch is located inside
the battery compartment. It can
be set to A, B or C. However,
you must select the same letter
choices for both the sensor and
the display unit in order for the
units to synchronize.
1. S
lide off the battery
compartment cover. Take note
of the A-B-C switch setting
inside the battery compartment
for display unit setup.
2 Install or Replace Batteries
AcuRite recommends high quality
alkaline or lithium batteries in
the outdoor sensor for the best
product performance. Heavy duty
or rechargeable batteries are not
recommended.
2. Insert 2 x AA batteries into
the battery compartment, as
shown. F
ollow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
The sensor requires lithium
3. R
eplace the battery cover.
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A-B-C Switch
set to match
display unit
ABC
2
Install Batteries
2 AA batteries
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SETUP
Display Unit Setup
2 Install or Replace Batteries
1 Set the A-B-C Switch
L ocate the A-B-C switch inside
the battery compartment. Set
the A-B-C switch to A, B or C.
You must select the same letter
choices for both the display unit
and the sensor in order for the
units to synchronize.
1. R
emove the battery
compartment cover.
2. Insert 3 x AA alkaline
batteries into the battery
compartment, as shown.
Follow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
3. Replace the battery cover.
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A-B-C Switch
set to match
sensor
ABC
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Install Batteries
3 AA alkaline
batteries
PLEASE DISPOSE OF OLD OR DEFECTIVE BATTERIES IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE
WAY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
BATTERY SAFETY: Clean the battery contacts and also those of the device prior to battery installation. Remove batteries from equipment which is not to be
used for an extended period of time. Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery compartment. Promptly remove dead batteries from the device. Dispose of used
batteries properly. Only batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended are to be used. DO NOT incinerate used batteries. DO NOT dispose of batteries in fire,
as batteries may explode or leak. DO NOT mix old and new batteries or types of batteries (alkaline/standard). DO NOT use rechargeable batteries. DO NOT recharge
non-rechargeable batteries. DO NOT short-circuit the supply terminals.
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Setup: Geographic Region
Select your geographic region according to
the map (pictured right) by pressing the
“geo” button, located on the back of the unit in
the battery compartment. The letters for each
corresponding GEO region are shown on the
display screen. Geographic region must be set
in order for Precision Forecasting to function
properly. *The “
” icon and geographic
region letter are only visible in GEO set mode.
You will automatically exit GEO set mode if no
buttons are pressed for 10 seconds. Enter GEO set
mode at any time by pressing the “geo” button
located inside the battery compartment.
A
B
C
E
F
G
D
Intelli-Time® Clock
Intelli-Time clock and calendar are pre-programmed
to the correct time and date, and update automatically for Daylight Saving
Time. All you need to do is select your time zone using the “zone” button
located inside the battery compartment.
Set the Time, Date & Units
Press the “SET” button, located on the back of the display unit, to enter SET
MODE. Once in set mode, the preference you are currently setting will blink on
the display.
To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “p” or
“q“ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
To save your adjustments, press and release the “SET” button again to adjust
the next preference. The preference set order is as follows:
TIME ZONE ( PST MST CST EST AST HAST AKST)
AUTO DST (Daylight Saving Time ON or OFF)*
CLOCK HOUR
CLOCK MINUTE
CALENDAR MONTH
CALENDAR DATE
CALENDAR YEAR
UNITS: TEMPERATURE (ºF or ºC)
*If you live in an area that observes DST, DST should be set to ON even if it is
not currently Daylight Saving Time.
You will automatically exit SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 30 seconds.
Enter SET MODE at any time by pressing the “SET” button.
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Placement for Maximum Accuracy
AcuRite sensors are sensitive to surrounding environmental conditions. Proper
placement of both the display unit and outdoor sensor are critical to the
accuracy and performance of this product.
Display Unit Placement
Place display unit in a dry area free of dirt and dust. Display stands
upright for tabletop use or is wall-mountable. For wall mounting,
hang using the keyhole located on back of the unit.
Outdoor Sensor Placement
Sensor must be placed outside to observe outdoor conditions. Sensor
is water resistant and is designed for general outdoor use, however,
to extend its life place the sensor in an area protected from direct
weather elements.
Hang the sensor using the integrated hang holes or hanger, or by
using string (not included) to hang it from a suitable location, like a
well covered tree branch. The best location is 4 to 8 feet above the
ground with permanent shade and plenty of fresh air to circulate
around the sensor.
Important Placement Guidelines
•To ensure accurate temperature measurement, place units out of direct
sunlight and away from any heat sources or vents.
•Display unit and outdoor sensor must be within 330 ft (100 m) of each other.
•To maximize wireless range, place units away from large metallic items, thick
walls, metal surfaces, or other objects that may limit wireless communication.
•To prevent wireless interference, place both units at least 3 ft (.9 m) away
from electronic devices (TV, computer, microwave, radio, etc.).
TV
AT
LEAST
3
(.91 m)
APART
(330 feet maximum)
(100 meters)
Setup is Complete
The sensor will now synchronize with the display unit. It may take a few
minutes for synchronization to complete. NOTE: It will take up to 4 hours to
generate a weather forecast after initial setup.
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OPERATION
Using the Weather Station
Precision Weather Forecasting
AcuRite’s Precision Forecasting provides your personal forecast of morning,
noon & night (4 hour, 4 to 8 hour and 8 to 12 hour) weather conditions. The
patent-pending technology combines regional weather patterns with data
measured by a sensor in your yard. It generates a forecast with pinpoint
accuracy - personalized for your exact location.
STORMY
& WINDY
SNOW
LIKELY
SNOW / RAIN
MIX LIKELY
RAIN
LIKELY
MOSTLY
CLOUDY
(flashing=stormy)
View the complete list of icons at www.AcuRite.com/acurite-icons
High & Low Records
Today’s high and low records are displayed for indoor and outdoor
temperature and humidity. Today’s records automatically clear at 12:00am
midnight every day. All-time high and low records are the maximum and
minimum readings recorded since batteries were installed.
Press the “tt” button to cycle through records for “today”, “all-time”, or
“ ” auto-mode. High & low records will automatically cycle through “today”
and “all-time” when “ ” auto-mode is selected.
To manually reset the high/low records currently being viewed, press and hold
the “p” on the back of the display to clear high records or press and hold
“q” on the back of the display to clear low records. Dashes display to confirm
you have cleared the records.
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Troubleshooting
No outdoor sensor
reception
no bars
Display screen
not working
If the wireless signal indicator shows no bars:
•R
elocate the display unit and/or the outdoor sensor.
The units must be within 330 ft (100 m) of each other.
•M
ake sure both units are placed at least 3 feet (.9 m)
away from electronics that may interfere with the
wireless communication (such as TVs, microwaves,
computers, etc).
•U
se standard alkaline batteries (or lithium batteries in
sensor when temperature is below -4ºF/-20ºC). Do not
use heavy duty or rechargeable batteries. NOTE: It
may take up to 20 minutes for display unit and sensor
to synchronize after batteries are replaced.
•C
heck that the batteries are installed correctly.
Batteries may need to be replaced.
•R
eset display by pressing the RESET button, located in
the battery compartment on the display unit. Time and
date will need to be entered after a reset.
• Forecast will be blank for first 4 hours after battery
installation.
Outdoor
t emperature
is flashing or
showing dashes
Flashing of the outdoor temperature is generally an
indication of wireless interference.
1. Bring both the sensor and display unit indoors and
remove batteries/power adapter from both.
2. Make sure the A-B-C switch on both units match.
3. Reinstall batteries in the outdoor sensor.
4. Reinstall batteries in the display unit.
5. Let the units sit within a couple feet of each other
for about 20 minutes to gain a strong connection.
Inaccurate
temperature
or humidity
•M
ake sure both the display unit and sensor are
placed out of direct sunlight and away from any heat
sources or vents (see page 8).
• Make sure both units are positioned away from any
sources of moisture.
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Troubleshooting
Inaccurate forecast
•W
eather Forecast icons predict conditions for the
future, not current conditions.
• Forecast will be blank for first 4 hours after battery
installation.
• Make sure your GEO region is correct. If you
live close to a region border, try testing both regions
to see which generates the most appropriate forecast
for your location.
• Make sure time, date, GEO region, temperature,
humidity and pressure are accurate. Note: It may
take up to 14 days for the pressure to calibrate to
your location.
• Calibrate the forecast (see page 12).
• If forecast reads inaccurately after all other
troubleshooting steps have been attempted, press
and release the “RESET” button (inside battery
compartment), time and date will need to be entered
after a reset. Next, press “geo” button to toggle
through each of the regions (A-B-C-D-E-F-G) and
back to your correct region.
The unit lost power
or batteries were
changed and the
time is not correct
T he Intelli-Time battery needs to be replaced
(see page 12). Once the new battery is installed,
time and date will need to be set manually.
If your AcuRite product does not operate properly after trying
the troubleshooting steps, visit www.AcuRite.com or call
(877) 221-1252 for assistance.
Care & Maintenance
Display Unit Care
Clean with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives. Keep
away from dust, dirt and moisture. Clean ventilation ports regularly with a
gentle puff of air.
Outdoor Sensor Care
Clean with a soft damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives.
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Replace Intelli-Time® Clock Battery
Intelli-Time technology is
powered by a pre-installed
coin-cell battery that stores
the time and date settings.
The battery has a shelf life of
several years. To replace the
Intelli-Time battery:
CR2032
3V
1. Locate the coin cell
battery inside the battery
compartment of display
unit. Unscrew and remove
the compartment cover.
2. Insert 1 x CR2032 coin cell battery into the battery compartment, as shown.
Install battery with “+” positive terminal facing OUT.
3. Screw in the battery cover.
Calibration
Calibrate Weather Forecast
The forecast can be calibrated on the display unit to improve accuracy when
sensor placement or environmental factors impact your data accuracy. The
calibration increases or decreases the amount of moisture in the forecast
algorithm. For example, if you feel the forecast is showing rain too often you
may want to remove 10% of the moisture from the forecast equation.
1. To enter calibration mode, press and HOLD the “p” and “q“ buttons for at
least 3 seconds.
2. The “
“ will begin flashing, indicating it is ready to be calibrated.
3. Press the “p” button to increase moisture in the forecast or press the “q“
button to remove moisture from the forecast.
4. Press the “SET” button to confirm the calibration adjustment, or after 20
seconds of inactivity the display will automatically save your adjustments
and exit calibration mode.
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Specifications
TEMPERATURE RANGE
Outdoor: -40ºF to 158ºF; -40ºC to 70ºC
Indoor: 32ºF to 122ºF; 0ºC to 50ºC
HUMIDITY RANGE
Outdoor: 1% to 99% RH
Indoor: 1% to 99% RH
330 ft / 100 m depending on home construction materials
OPERATING FREQUENCY 433 MHz
WIRELESS RANGE
POWER
Display: 3 x AA alkaline batteries
Sensor: 2 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries
DATA REPORTING
Outdoor Data: 16 second updates
Indoor Data: 60 second updates
FCC Information
This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1- This device may NOT cause harmful interference, and
2- This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
NOTE: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment.
Such modifications could void the user authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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AcuRite customer support is committed to providing you with best-inclass service. For assistance, please have the model number of this
product available and contact us in any of the following ways:
(877) 221-1252
info@chaney-inst.com
24/7 support at www.AcuRite.com
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