Ambient Weather WS-1175 User manual

Ambient Weather WS-1175 Advanced Weather Station
User Manual
Table of Contents
1.
2.
Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 2
Getting Started ................................................................................................................................ 2
2.1 Parts List ....................................................................................................................................... 2
2.2 Recommend Tools ......................................................................................................................... 2
2.3 Remote Thermometer Sensor Set Up ............................................................................................ 2
2.4 Display Console Set Up ................................................................................................................ 3
2.4.1 Display Console Layout ..................................................................................................... 3
2.5
Sensor Operation Verification ................................................................................................ 5
3. Remote Sensor Installation ............................................................................................................. 5
4. Console Operation........................................................................................................................... 5
4.1 Quick Display Mode ..................................................................................................................... 5
4.2 Set (Program) Mode ...................................................................................................................... 5
4.2.1 Setting Barometric Pressure ................................................................................................... 8
4.3
Alarm Mode ........................................................................................................................... 8
4.3.1 Time Alarm ............................................................................................................................ 8
4.3.2 Setting the Time Alarm ...................................................................................................... 8
4.3.3 Cancelling the Alarm.......................................................................................................... 8
4.3.4 Snooze Alarm ..................................................................................................................... 8
4.4 Min/Max Mode ............................................................................................................................. 9
4.5 Other Console Features ................................................................................................................. 9
4.5.1 Backlight ............................................................................................................................ 9
4.5.2 Weather Forecasting and Tendency .................................................................................... 9
4.5.3 Weather Icons ................................................................................................................... 10
4.5.4 Wind Icon ......................................................................................................................... 10
4.5.5 Pressure threshold setting ................................................................................................. 10
4.5.6 Storm alert threshold ........................................................................................................ 11
4.5.7 Ice Alert ............................................................................................................................ 11
4.5.8 Indoor Comfort Icon ........................................................................................................ 11
4.6 Multi-Channel Operation ............................................................................................................ 11
4.6.1 Sensor Initialization ......................................................................................................... 11
4.6.2 Sensor Accuracy Note ...................................................................................................... 12
4.6.3 Viewing the 3 Sensor Channels ........................................................................................ 12
5. Glossary of Terms ......................................................................................................................... 12
6. Specifications ................................................................................................................................ 12
6.1 Wireless Specifications ............................................................................................................... 12
6.2 Measurement Specifications ....................................................................................................... 13
6.3 Power Consumption .................................................................................................................... 13
7. Troubleshooting Guide.................................................................................................................. 13
8. Accessories ................................................................................................................................... 14
9. Liability Disclaimer ...................................................................................................................... 15
10.
FCC Statement.......................................................................................................................... 15
11.
Warranty Information ............................................................................................................... 16
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1. Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of the Ambient Weather WS-1175 Weather Station with time, indoor
temperature and humidity, outdoor temperature and outdoor humidity, barometer and weather
forecasting. The following user guide provides step by step instructions for installation, operation and
troubleshooting. To download the latest manual and additional troubleshooting tips, please visit:
http://ambientweather.wikispaces.com/ws1175
2. Getting Started
The WS-1175 weather station consists of a display console (receiver), and a wireless thermometer
(remote transmitter).
2.1 Parts List
QTY
1
1
1
Item
Display Console
Frame Dimensions (LxWxH): 7.0 x 4.0 x 1.0 in
LCD Dimensions (LxW): 4.25 x 2.5”
Thermo-hygrometer transmitter (WH5) with mounting bracket
Dimensions (LxWxH): 4.5” x 1.25” x 0.5”
User Manual
2.2 Recommend Tools


Philips screwdriver (precision)
Drill for mounting bracket
2.3 Remote Thermometer Sensor Set Up
Note: To avoid permanent damage, please take note of the battery polarity before inserting the
batteries.
Remove the battery door on the back of the sensor with a Philips screwdriver (there is only one screw,
in the middle of the unit). Insert two AAA batteries as shown in Error! Reference source not found.
(we recommend lithium batteries for cold weather climates, but alkaline batteries are sufficient for
most climates).
Replace the battery door and set screw. Note that the temperature and humidity will be displayed on
the LCD display. Looking at the back of the unit from top to bottom, the polarity is (+) (-) for the left
battery and (-) (+) for the right battery.
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FRONT VIEW
BACK VIEW
Figure 1
2.4 Display Console Set Up
Note: To avoid permanent damage, please take note of the battery polarity before inserting the
batteries.
Move the remote thermometer at least 10’ away from the display console (if the sensor is too close, it
may not be received by the display console).
Remove the battery door on the back of the display. Insert three AA (alkaline or lithium, avoid
rechargeable) batteries in the back of the display console.
All of the LCD segments will light up for a few seconds to verify all segments are operating properly.
Replace the battery door, and fold out the desk stand and place the console in the upright position.
The console will instantly display indoor temperature, date and time. The outdoor temperature and
humidity will display --, then update on the display within a few minutes. Do not touch any buttons
until the remote sensor reports in, otherwise the remote sensor search mode will be terminated, and
you must power down and power up the console again. When the remote sensor data has been
received, the console will automatically switch to the normal mode, and all further settings can be
performed.
If the remote does not update, please reference the troubleshooting guide in Section 7.
2.4.1 Display Console Layout
Note: The following illustration shows the full segments of the LCD for description purposes
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only and will not appear like this during normal operation.
Figure 2
Radio Controlled Clock
(WWVB) icon flashes upon
reception
Time of the day
11
Barometric pressure
21
Outdoor humidity
12
Pressure tendency arrow
22
13
Console low battery
indictor
Indoor comfort index
Indoor temperature
Indoor temperature units
of measure
23
4
5
6
Day/month vs. month/day
format
Date
Maximum Icon
Sensor sensitivity
7
Ice alert
17
27
8
Weather forecast icon
18
Wireless transmitter
indicator
Outside temperature
Remote sensor channel
number
Barometric pressure
units of measure
Minimum icon
Time alarm setting
Time zone, daylight
savings time (set mode)
and snooze
Time alarm icon
9
Barometric Pressure units of
measure
Barometric pressure
19
1
2
3
10
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16
20
24
25
26
28
Radio controlled clock
WWVB received icon
Outside temperature units
of measure
Remote low battery
indicator
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2.5 Sensor Operation Verification
Verify the indoor and outdoor humidity match closely with the console and sensor array in the same
location (about 10’ apart). The sensors should be within 10% (the accuracy is ± 5%). Allow about 30
minutes for both sensors to stabilize.
Verify the indoor and outdoor temperature match closely with the console and sensor array in the same
location (about 10’ apart). The sensors should be within 4°F (the accuracy is ± 2°F). Allow about 30
minutes for both sensors to stabilize.
3. Remote Sensor Installation
It is recommended you mount the remote sensor on a north facing wall, in a shaded area (the sensor
can mount to a horizontal or vertical surface). Direct sunlight and radiant heat sources will result in
inaccurate temperature readings. Although the sensor is water resistant, it is best to mount in a well
protected area, such as an eve.
Use 3 screws to affix the mounting bracket to the wall, as shown in Figure 1. Connect the remote
sensor to the wall bracket (it will snap into place).
4. Console Operation
Note: After 30 seconds of inactivity, the display will automatically revert to the normal display
mode (automatic time out).
Note: The MIN/MAX/- functions use the same button and are used interchangeably.
functions use the same button and are used interchangeably.
The CH/+
Note: There are two modes of operation (1) normal mode, and (2) set mode, where settings are
programmed.
4.1 Quick Display Mode
While in Normal Mode, press the SET key to toggle between the time of day and the year.
4.2 Set (Program) Mode
While in Normal Mode, press and hold the SET key for at least three seconds to enter the Set Mode.
The first setting will begin flashing. You can press the SET key again to skip any step, as defined
below.
Note: In the Set mode, press the + key or the - key to change or scroll the value. Hold the + key
or the - key for 3 seconds to increase/decrease rapidly.
Note: To exit the Set Mode, press the SNOOZE/LIGHT button on the top of the display (or wait
30 seconds), and the Set Mode will return to Normal Mode.
1.
Language. The English (EN) language setting will begin flashing.
toggle between the following languages:
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English:ENRussian:RUGerman:GEFrench:FRSpanish:ES.
2.
Contrast (LCD). Press the SET key to change the contrast. The default contrast is 4. Press
the + key or – key to increase or decrease the contrast level (1-8).
3.
Time Zone Settings. Press the SET key again to adjust the Time Zone (TZ) setting.
Press the + key or – key to adjust the time zone from -12 to 12, based on the number of
hours from Coordinated Universal Time, or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
The following table provides times zones throughout the world. Locations in the eastern
hemisphere are positive, and locations in the western hemisphere are negative.
Hours from
GMT
-12
-11
-10
-9
-8
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
4.
Time Zone
IDLW: International Date Line West
NT: Nome
AHST: Alaska-Hawaii Standard
CAT: Central Alaska
HST: Hawaii Standard
YST: Yukon Standard
PST: Pacific Standard
MST: Mountain Standard
CST: Central Standard
EST: Eastern Standard
AST: Atlantic Standard
--AT: Azores
WAT: West Africa
GMT: Greenwich Mean
WET: Western European
CET: Central European
EET: Eastern European
BT: Baghdad
--------CCT: China Coast
JST: Japan Standard
GST: Guam Standard
--IDLE: International Date Line East
NZST: New Zealand Standard
Cities
--Nome, AK
Honolulu, HI
Yukon Territory
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Denver, CO, USA
Chicago, IL, USA
New York, NY, USA
Caracas
São Paulo, Brazil
Azores, Cape Verde Islands
--London, England
Paris, France
Athens, Greece
Moscow, Russia
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tashkent
Astana
Bangkok
Bejing
Tokyo
Sydney
Magadan
Wellington, New Zealand
Radio Controlled Clock (RCC). Press the SET key again to change the RCC. The RCC
(ON or OFF) setting will begin flashing. Press the + key to toggle between RCC ON (adjusts
automatically to the atomic clock) and RCC OFF (uses the quartz clock).
Note: The time and date display is based on the signal provided by the highly accurate
government operated atomic clock in Fort Collins, CO. The base station will continue to scan
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for the radio controlled time signal each day at 2:00, 8:00, 12:00 and 20:00, despite if you
manually set the date and time. If reception is unsuccessful, the radio controlled time icon
will not appear but reception attempts will continue. If reception has been successful, the
received time and date will overwrite the manually set time and date.
5.
Daylight Savings Time (DST). Press the SET key again to adjust the DST. The DST (ON
or OFF) setting will begin flashing. Press the + key to toggle between DST ON and DST
OFF.
6.
12/24 Hour Format. Press the SET key again to adjust the 12/24 hour format setting. Press
the + key to change between 12 hour and 24 hour format.
7.
Day/Month and Month/Day Format. Press the SET key again to adjust the Day/Month
and Month/Day format. Pres the + key to toggle between month/day (mm/dd) format and
day/month (dd/mm) format.
8.
Change Year. Press the SET key again to set the calendar year. Press the + key or - key to
adjust the calendar year.
9.
Change Month. Press the SET key again to set the calendar month. Press the + key or
MIN/MAX key to adjust the calendar month.
10. Change Day. Press the SET key again to set the calendar day. Press the + key or - key to
adjust the calendar day (note that the display format is Month/Day/Year).
11. Change Hour. Press the SET key again to set the hour. Press the + key or - key to adjust the
hour up or down.
12. Change Minute. Press the SET key again to set the minute. Press the + key or - key to
adjust the minute.
13. Temperature Units (Celsius or Fahrenheit). Press the SET key again to change the
temperature units. Press the + key to toggle the temperature units from Celsius to
Fahrenheit.
14. Barometric Pressure Display Units (mmHg, hPa or inHg). Press the SET key again to
change the barometric pressure units. Press the + key to toggle the pressure units between
mmHg, hPa and inHg.
15. Relative Pressure Calibration. Press the SET key to adjust the relative barometric pressure.
Press the + key or - key to adjust the relative barometric pressure up or down. Reference
Section 4.2.1 Setting Barometric Pressure for more details on this function.
16. Pressure Threshold Setting (default level 2). Press the SET key again to adjust the
pressure threshold setting. Press the + key or - key to adjust the pressure threshold up or
down. Reference Section Error! Reference source not found. for more details on this
function.
17. Storm Threshold Setting (default level 4). Press the SET key again to adjust the storm
threshold setting. Press the + key or - key to adjust the storm threshold up or down.
Reference Section Error! Reference source not found. for more details on this function.
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18. Weather Forecast Icon Setting. Press the SET key again to set the weather forecast icon
setting. the + key to toggle between Sunny, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy, and Rainy.
4.2.1 Setting Barometric Pressure
To compare pressure conditions from one location to another, meteorologists correct pressure to
sea-level conditions. Because the air pressure decreases as you rise in altitude, the sea-level corrected
pressure (the pressure your location would be at if located at sea-level) is generally higher than your
measured pressure.
Thus, your absolute pressure may read 28.62 inHg (969 mb) at an altitude of 1000 feet (305 m), but
the relative pressure is 30.00 inHg (1016 mb).
The standard sea-level pressure is 29.92 in Hg (1013 mb). This is the average sea-level pressure
around the world. Relative pressure measurements greater than 29.92 inHg (1013 mb) are
considered high pressure and relative pressure measurements less than 29.92 inHg are considered low
pressure.
To determine the relative pressure for your location, locate an official reporting station near you (the
internet is the best source for real time barometer conditions, such as Weather.com or
Wunderground.com), and set your weather station to match the official reporting station.
To change the relative pressure when flashing, press the + key or - key to increase or decrease the
relative pressure setting to match the official reporting station.
4.3
Alarm Mode
4.3.1 Time Alarm
While in Normal Mode, press the ALARM key to activate or de-activate the alarm.
active, the alarm time will be displayed below to the alarm icon
will be displayed below to the alarm icon
If the alarm is
. If the alarm is de-active, OFF
.
4.3.2 Setting the Time Alarm
To set the alarm time, press and hold the ALARM key for 3 seconds. The alarm hour will begin
flashing.
Change Alarm Hour. Press the + key or - key to adjust the alarm hour up or down.
Change Alarm Minute. Press the SET key again to set the alarm minute. Press the + key or - key to
adjust the alarm minute. Press the SET key again to exit the exit the
4.3.3 Cancelling the Alarm
When the alarm has been triggered, the alarm will sound and the alarm icon
seconds. Press the ALARM key to silence the alarm.
will flash for 120
4.3.4 Snooze Alarm
When the alarm has been triggered, press the SNOOZE/LIGHT button on the top of the display to
silence the alarm for seven minutes. To exit the snooze alarm mode, press and hold the
SNOOZE/LIGHT button on the top of the display for three seconds. In both cases, the backlight will
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turn on for five seconds.
4.4 Min/Max Mode
While in Normal Mode, press the MIN/MAX key to enter the min/max mode.
Note: If you have multiple remote temperature and humidity sensors, select the Channel you wish
to view the min/max data before you enter the min/max mode.
1. Maximum Barometric Pressure. The maximum barometric pressure, associated date and
time, and the MAX icon will be displayed. To reset the maximum barometric pressure to the
current pressure, press and hold the MIN/MAX key for two seconds.
2. Minimum Barometric Pressure. Press the MIN/MAX key again. The minimum
barometric pressure, associated date and time, and the MIN icon will be displayed. To reset
the minimum barometric pressure to the current pressure, press and hold the MIN/MAX key
for two seconds.
3. Maximum Remote Temperature (Chanel 1, 2 or 3). Press the MIN/MAX key again. The
maximum remote temperature (if you have multiple temperature/humidity sensors, the
channel currently selected on the display), associated date and time, and the MAX icon will
be displayed. To reset the maximum remote temperature to the current temperature, press
and hold the MIN/MAX key for two seconds.
4. Minimum Remote Temperature (Chanel 1, 2 or 3). Press the MIN/MAX key again. The
minimum remote temperature (if you have multiple temperature/humidity sensors, the
channel currently selected on the display), associated date and time, and the MAX icon will
be displayed. To reset the minimum remote temperature to the current temperature, press
and hold the MIN/MAX key for two seconds.
5. Maximum Remote Humidity (Chanel 1, 2 or 3). Press the MIN/MAX key again. The
maximum remote humidity (if you have multiple temperature/humidity sensors, the channel
currently selected on the display), associated date and time, and the MAX icon will be
displayed. To reset the maximum remote humidity to the current humidity, press and hold
the MIN/MAX key for two seconds.
6. Minimum Remote Humidity (Chanel 1, 2 or 3). Press the MIN/MAX key again. The
minimum remote humidity (if you have multiple temperature/humidity sensors, the channel
currently selected on the display), associated date and time, and the MAX icon will be
displayed. To reset the minimum remote humidity to the current humidity, press and hold
the MIN/MAX key for two seconds.
7. Press the MIN/MAX key again to exit the min/max mode.
4.5 Other Console Features
The following section describes additional console features.
4.5.1 Backlight
To turn on backlighting, press the SNOOZE/LIGHT button on the top of the display console. The
backlight will stay on for 5 seconds.
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4.5.2 Weather Forecasting and Tendency
Note: The weather forecast or pressure tendency is based on the rate of change of barometric
pressure. In general, when the pressure increases, the weather improves (sunny to partly cloudy) and
when the pressure decreases, the weather degrades (cloudy to rain). For significant decreases in
barometric pressure, the storm icon will be displayed. If the temperature is below freezing (32 degF),
the snow icon will replace the rainy or stormy icon.
The weather forecast is an estimation or generalization of weather changes in the next 24 to 48 hours,
and varies from location to location. The tendency is simply a tool for projecting weather conditions
and is never to be relied upon as an accurate method to predict the weather.
The barometer updates every 10 minutes. If the barometer increases for three consecutive updates (30
minutes), the up arrow will be displayed (). If the barometer decreases for three consecutive updates
(30 minutes), the down arrow will be displayed (). If there is no clear trend in pressure, the arrows
will not be displayed.
4.5.3 Weather Icons
The six weather icons are Sunny, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy, Rainy, Stormy and Snowy, as shown in
Figure 3. If there is no significant change in pressure, the forecast icon will not change.
Sunny
Partly
Cloudy
Cloudy
Rainy
Stormy
Possible
Snow
Possible
Heavy Snow
Figure 3
4.5.4 Wind Icon
If the air pressure decreases less than -3 mmHg within 3 hours, the wind icon will be displayed, as
shown in Figure 4. This rapid decrease in barometric pressure indicates winds are expected.
Figure 4
4.5.5 Pressure threshold setting
The pressure threshold setting is defined in Section 4.2 Set (Program) Mode The pressure threshold
(the negative or positive rate of change of pressure signifying a change in the weather) can be adjusted
by the user from level 2 to level 4 (default level 2 mbar/hour).
The lower the level pressure threshold setting, the higher sensitivity for weather forecast changes.
Locations that experience frequent changes in air pressure require a higher setting compared to
locations where the air pressure is typically stagnant.
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This pressure threshold setting is displayed on the console in the form of bars (1 to 4), as shown in
Figure 5.
Figure 5
4.5.6 Storm alert threshold
The storm threshold (the negative rate of pressure change signifying a storm is expected) can be
adjusted by the user from level 3 to level 5 (the default level 4 mbar/hour).
When negative rate of change of pressure is exceeded for 3 hours, the storm warning indicator will be
activated, and the clouds with rain icon and tendency arrows will flash for 3 hours indicating the storm
warning feature has been activated.
4.5.7 Ice Alert
When the temperature is between 27 degC and 34 degC, the ice alert icon will be present.
Figure 6
4.5.8 Indoor Comfort Icon
An indoor comfort icon indicates the comfort zone based on indoor humidity, as shown in Figure 7.
RH<45%
RH 45%~65%
Dry
Comfortable
RH >65%
Wet
Figure 7
4.6 Multi-Channel Operation
The WS-1175 supports up to three WH-3C remote thermometers (one is included). The optional
sensors can be purchased at AmbientWeather.com.
4.6.1 Sensor Initialization
Power up the sensors and console in the following order:
1. Power up the console. Do not touch any of the buttons, as described in Section 2.4.
2. Power up the first remote thermometer as described in Section 2.5. Wait until the sensor
reports into the console.
3. Power up the second remote thermometer as described in Section 2.5. Wait until the sensor
reports to the console. The first sensor will be designated as Channel 1 and the second sensor
will be designated as Channel 2.
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4. Power up the third remote thermometer as described in Section 2.5. Wait until the sensor
reports to the console. The third sensor will be designated as Channel 3. The display will
switch between each sensor until you exit the initialization state by pressing any button.
4.6.2 Sensor Accuracy Note
Verify the temperature values match closely with the console and sensor array in the same location
(about 10’ apart). The sensors should be within 4°F (the accuracy is ± 2°F).
Allow about 30 minutes for both sensors to stabilize.
4.6.3 Viewing the 3 Sensor Channels
To view the 3 sensor channels, select the CH/+ button. The minimum and maximum can be viewed
for each channel as specified in Section 4.3.
If the sensor communication has been lost (blank display where temperature and humidity are
displayed), hold the CH/+ key for 3 seconds to re-acquire the current channel sensor signal. If you
have additional remote sensors, hold the CH/+ key for 5 seconds to re-acquire all of the sensor
signals.
5. Glossary of Terms
Term
Absolute Barometric
Pressure
Accuracy
HectoPascals (hPa)
Hygrometer
Inches of Mercury (inHg)
Range
Relative Barometric
Pressure
Definition
Relative barometric pressure, corrected to sea-level. To compare
pressure conditions from one location to another, meteorologists correct
pressure to sea-level conditions. Because the air pressure decreases as
you rise in altitude, the sea-level corrected pressure (the pressure your
location would be at if located at sea-level) is generally higher than your
measured pressure.
Accuracy is defined as the ability of a measurement to match the actual
value of the quantity being measured.
Pressure units in SI (international system) units of measurement. Same
as millibars (1 hPa = 1 mbar)
A hygrometer is a device that measures relative humidity. Relative
humidity is a term used to describe the amount or percentage of water
vapor that exists in air.
Pressure in Imperial units of measure.
1 inch of mercury = 33.86 millibars
Range is defined as the amount or extent a value can be measured.
Measured barometric pressure relative to your location or ambient
conditions.
6. Specifications
6.1 Wireless Specifications



Line of sight wireless transmission (in open air): 260 feet
Frequency: 433 MHz
Update Rate: 60 seconds
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6.2 Measurement Specifications
The following table provides specifications for the measured parameters.
Measurement
Indoor Temperature
Outdoor Temperature
Indoor Humidity
Outdoor Humidity
Barometric Pressure
Range
14 to 140 °F
-40 to 140 °F
20 to 95%
20 to 95%
8.85 to 32.50 inHg
Accuracy
± 2 °F
± 2 °F
± 5%
± 5%
± 0.08 inHg (within
range of 27.13 to 32.50
inHg)
Resolution
0.1 °F
0.1 °F
1%
1%
0.01 inHg
6.3 Power Consumption



Base station : 3 x AA 1.5V Alkaline batteries
Remote sensor : 2 x AAA 1.5V Alkaline batteries
Battery life: Minimum 24 months for base station
Minimum 24 months for remote thermometer sensor (use lithium batteries in cold weather
climates)
7. Troubleshooting Guide
If your question is not answered here, you can contact us as follows:
1. Email Support: support@ambientweather.com
2. Live Chat Support: www.ambientweather.com/chat.html (M-F 8am to 4pm Arizona Time)
3. Technical Support: 480-283-1644 (M-F 8am to 4pm Arizona Time)
Problem
Wireless remote (thermo-hygrometer) not
reporting in to console.
The temperature and humidity are blank
the display console.
Solution
The maximum line of sight communication range is
300’. Move the sensor assembly closer to the display
console.
If the sensor assembly is too close (less than 10’), move
the sensor assembly away from the display console.
Cycle power on the console. The console may have
exited the search mode.
Install a fresh set of batteries in the remote
thermo-hygrometer. For cold weather environments,
install lithium batteries.
Make sure the remote sensors are not transmitting
through solid metal (acts as an RF shield), or earth
barrier (down a hill).
Move the display console around electrical noise
generating devices, such as computers, TVs and other
wireless transmitters or receivers.
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Move the remote sensor to a higher location. Move the
remote sensor to a closer location.
Temperature sensor reads too high in the
day time.
Indoor and Outdoor Temperature do not
agree
Indoor and Outdoor Humidity do not
agree
Humidity is reading 20% at low humidity
or 95% at high humidity
Absolute pressure does not agree with
official reporting station
The forecast icon is not accurate
Display console contrast is weak
Radio Frequency (RF) Sensors cannot transmit through
metal barriers (example, aluminum siding) or multiple,
thick walls.
Make sure the thermo-hygrometer is mounted in a
shaded area on the north facing wall. Consider the
following radiation shield if this is not possible:
http://www.ambientweather.com/amwesrpatean.html
Allow up to one hour for the sensors to stabilize due to
signal filtering. The indoor and outdoor temperature
sensors should agree within 4 °F (the sensor accuracy is
± 2 °F)
Allow up to one hour for the sensors to stabilize due to
signal filtering. The indoor and outdoor humidity sensors
should agree within 10 % (the sensor accuracy is ± 5 %)
The humidity sensor is out of range (20 to 95%)
Make sure you properly calibrate the sensor to an official
local weather station (reference 4.2 Set (Program)
Mode4.2 Set (Program) Mode
The barometer is only accurate to ± 0.08 inHg within the
following relative pressure range: 27.13 to 32.50 inHg,
which corresponds to an altitude of -2,200 to 2,700 feet.
At higher altitudes, expect some non-linearity or error.
The weather station console must run for several days to
trend barometric pressure.
The weather forecast is an estimation or generalization of
weather changes in the next 24 to 48 hours, and varies
from location to location. The tendency is simply a tool
for projecting weather conditions and is never to be
relied upon as an accurate method to predict the weather.
Replace console batteries with a fresh set of batteries.
8. Accessories
The following software and hardware accessories are available for this weather station at
www.AmbientWeather.com .
Accessory
Energizer AA Lithium
Battery (2-pack) - Batteries
for Long Life and Cold
Climates
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Description
AA lithium batteries for cold weather
climates.
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Accessory
SRS100LX Temperature
and Humidity Solar
Radiation Shield
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Ambient Weather WH5
WH5 Wireless
Thermometer
Description
Solar Radiation Shield improves temperature
accuracy for hot weather climates. Remove
the rain guard and install over thermometer.
Add two additional remote wireless
thermometers for a total of three remote
sensors.
9. Liability Disclaimer
Please help in the preservation of the environment and return used batteries to an authorized depot.
The electrical and electronic wastes contain hazardous substances. Disposal of electronic waste in
wild country and/or in unauthorized grounds strongly damages the environment.
Reading the “User manual” is highly recommended. The manufacturer and supplier cannot accept any
responsibility for any incorrect readings and any consequences that occur should an inaccurate reading
take place.
This product is designed for use in the home only as indication of weather conditions. This product is
not to be used for medical purposes or for public information.
The specifications of this product may change without prior notice.
This product is not a toy. Keep out of the reach of children.
No part of this manual may be reproduced without written authorization of the manufacturer.
Ambient, LLC WILL NOT ASSUME LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
PUNITIVE, OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE OPERATION OR
MALFUNCTION OF THIS PRODUCT.
10. FCC Statement
Statement according to FCC part 15.19:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Statement according to FCC part 15.21:
Modifications not expressly approved by this company could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
Statement according to FCC part 15.105:
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
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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 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.
11. Warranty Information
Ambient, LLC provides a 1-year limited warranty on this product against manufacturing defects in
materials and workmanship.
This limited warranty begins on the original date of purchase, is valid only on products purchased and
only to the original purchaser of this product. To receive warranty service, the purchaser must contact
Ambient, LLC for problem determination and service procedures.
Warranty service can only be performed by a Ambient, LLC. The original dated bill of sale must be
presented upon request as proof of purchase to Ambient, LLC.
Your Ambient, LLC warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship with the following
specified exceptions: (1) damage caused by accident, unreasonable use or neglect (lack of reasonable
and necessary maintenance); (2) damage resulting from failure to follow instructions contained in your
owner’s manual; (3) damage resulting from the performance of repairs or alterations by someone other
than an authorized Ambient, LLC authorized service center; (4) units used for other than home use (5)
applications and uses that this product was not intended (6) the products inability to receive a signal
due to any source of interference or metal obstructions and (7) extreme acts of nature, such as
lightning strikes or floods.
This warranty covers only actual defects within the product itself, and does not cover the cost of
installation or removal from a fixed installation, normal set-up or adjustments, claims based on
misrepresentation by the seller or performance variations resulting from installation-related
circumstances.
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