AcuRite 00251W Instruction manual

Instruction Manual
Sportsman’s Forecaster
models 00251W/00252W
CONTENTS
Unpacking Instructions............ 2
Package Contents................... 2
Product Registration................ 2
Features & Benefits: Sensor...... 2
Features & Benefits: Display..... 3
Setup..................................... 4
Sensor Setup.......................... 4
Display Setup......................... 4
Intelli-Time® Clock................... 5
Set the Time, Date & Units....... 5
Placement Guidelines.............. 6
Using the Forecaster............... 7
Troubleshooting...................... 8
Care & Maintenance..............10
Replace Intelli-Time® battery...10
Specifications......................... 11
FCC Information.................... 11
Customer Support..................12
Warranty..............................12
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
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Features & Benefits
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 4
display unit.
3. Battery Compartment
4. Battery Compartment Cover
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Features & Benefits
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DISPLAY UNIT
21 12 22
14.Learning Mode Icon
Disappears after weather forecast
6. Hunting or Fishing Activity Meter
Predicts wildlife activity level. Select
hunting, fishing, or auto-cycle
between both.
self-calibration is complete.
7. Pressure History Graph
15.12 to 24 Hour Weather Forecast
Self-Calibrating Forecasting pulls data
8. Barometric Pressure
16. Moon Phase
from the outdoor sensor to generate
your personal forecast.
Tracks and displays the barometric
pressure history.
Arrow icon indicates the direction the
pressure is trending.
17.Intelli-Time® Date
Sets itself to the correct date.
9.Intelli-Time® Clock
18. Today’s High Temperature Record
Sets itself to the correct time and
automatically updates for Daylight
Saving Time.
19. Wireless Sensor Signal Strength
20. Today’s Low Temperature Record
10.Display Low Battery Indicator
21. Hunting/Fishing Mode Button
11. Monthly High Temperature Record
22. Sensor Low Battery Indicator
12.Current Outdoor Temperature
13.Monthly Low Temperature Record
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SETUP
Install or Replace Batteries
AcuRite recommends high quality alkaline batteries for the best product
performance. Heavy duty or rechargeable batteries are not recommended.
The outdoor sensor requires lithium batteries in low temperature conditions.
Cold temperatures can cause alkaline batteries to function improperly. Use
lithium batteries in the outdoor sensor for temperatures below -4ºF / -20ºC.
Outdoor Sensor
1. S
lide off the battery compartment
cover.
2. Insert 2 x AA batteries into the
battery compartment, as shown.
Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in
the battery compartment.
3. R
eplace the battery cover.
Display Unit
1. Slide the stand off of the bottom
of the display, as shown.
2. S
lide off the battery compartment
cover.
3. Insert 3 x AA batteries into the
battery compartment, as shown.
Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in
the battery compartment.
4. R
eplace the battery cover.
5. Replace the stand.
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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Intelli-Time® Clock
Intelli-Time products are pre-programmed with the correct time and date.
Intelli-Time technology instructs the time and date to set themselves. All you
need to do is select your Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time preferences. The
clock will then automatically set itself and change for Daylight Saving Time.
Set the Time, Date & Units
Press the “SET” button 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)
DST* (Daylight Saving Time ON or OFF)
CLOCK HOUR
CLOCK MINUTE
CALENDAR MONTH
CALENDAR DATE
CALENDAR YEAR
UNITS: TEMPERATURE (ºF or ºC)
UNITS: PRESSURE (inHg or hPa)
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.
*DST is set to ON by default. If you live in an area that observes daylight
saving time, DST should remain ON.
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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 the display unit in a dry area free of dirt and dust.
Display unit stands upright for tabletop use.
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 165 ft (50 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.).
165 feet maximum
(50 meters)
Setup is Complete
The sensor will now synchronize with the display unit. It may take a few
minutes for synchronization to complete. Please refer to the troubleshooting
section of this manual if anything appears to be functioning improperly.
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OPERATION
Using the Sportsman’s Forecaster
Hunting & Fishing Activity Meter
Don’t miss out on favorable weather and wildlife conditions! AcuRite’s Hunting
& Fishing Activity Meter predicts wildlife activity levels by combining weather
observations with lunar positioning data. View the fishing meter, the hunting
meter, or automatically cycle between both meters.
The Mode button (shown right), located on the front
of the display, allows you to select the meter mode:
Hunting Activity
Meter Mode
Fishing Activity
Meter Mode
Learning Mode
Cycle between hunting
& fishing a
ctivity meters.
Press AND HOLD Mode
button for 3 seconds.
Self-Calibrating Forecasting uses a unique algorithm to analyze changes in
pressure over a time period (called Learning Mode) to determine your altitude.
After 14 days, the Learning Mode icon disappears from the display screen. At
this point, the self-calibrated pressure is tuned in to your location and the unit is
ready for superior weather prediction.
Weather Forecast
AcuRite’s patented Self-Calibrating Forecasting provides your personal forecast
of weather conditions for the next 12 to 24 hours by collecting data from
the sensor in your backyard. 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
Barometric Pressure
Subtle variations in barometric pressure greatly affect the weather. This
weather forecaster displays the current pressure, trend arrow and a pressure
chart. The chart tracks and displays the change in pressure so you can monitor
the rate of change over time.
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Moon Phase
Track the phases of the moon, conveyed through simple lunar phase icons:
NEW
WAXING
CRESCENT
FULL
1ST
WAXING
QUARTER GIBBOUS
LAST
WANING
GIBBOUS QUARTER
WANING
CRESCENT
High & Low Records
“Today” temperature records automatically clear daily at midnight. “Month”
temperature records automatically clear at midnight on the last day of the
month.
• To manually clear the HIGH recorded values, press and HOLD the “
”
button. Dashes display to confirm you have cleared the HIGH records.
• To manually clear the LOW recorded values, press and HOLD the “
”
button. Dashes display to confirm you have cleared the LOW records.
Troubleshooting
Problem
No outdoor sensor
reception
no bars
Display screen
not working
Possible Solution
If the wireless signal indicator shows no bars:
•R
elocate the display unit and/or the outdoor sensor.
The units must be within 165 ft (50 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 the display by pressing the reset button, located
on the back of the display unit. Date and time will
need to be entered after a reset.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Outdoor
t emperature
is flashing or
showing dashes
Possible Solution
Flashing of the outdoor temperature is generally an
indication of wireless interference.
1. B
ring both the sensor and display unit indoors and
remove batteries from each.
2. Reinstall batteries in the outdoor sensor.
3. Reinstall batteries in the display unit.
4. L et the units sit within a couple feet of each other for
about 20 minutes to gain a strong connection.
Inaccurate forecast
•W
eather Forecast icon predicts conditions for the next
12 to 24 hours, not current conditions.
•H
as Learning Mode icon disappeared from the
display unit? Learning Mode must complete before
forecast and pressure will be accurate.
•A
llow unit to run continuously for 33 days. Battery
removal or resetting the display unit will restart
Learning Mode. After 14 days, forecast should be
fairly accurate, however Learning Mode calibrates for
a total of 33 days.
Inaccurate
temperature
•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 6).
If your AcuRite product does not operate properly after trying
the troubleshooting steps, visit www.AcuRite.com or call
(877) 221-1252 for assistance.
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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.
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:
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Insert
CR2032 Battery
1. Locate the coin cell battery compartment door on the
back of the 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.
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3. Screw in the battery cover.
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Remove
Battery Cover
CR2032
3V
Specifications
TEMPERATURE RANGE
WIRELESS RANGE
Outdoor: -40ºF to 158ºF; -40ºC to 70ºC
165 ft / 50 m depending on home construction materials
OPERATING FREQUENCY 433 MHz
POWER
DATA REPORTING
Display: 3 x AA alkaline batteries
Sensor: 2 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries
Outdoor Data: 31 second updates
Indoor Data: 30 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.
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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product available and contact us in any of the following ways:
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