Instruction Manual Atomic Dual Alarm Clock models 13022 / 13035 CONTENTS Unpacking Instructions............ 2 Package Contents................... 2 Product Registration................ 2 Features & Benefits: Sensor...... 2 Features & Benefits: Clock....... 3 Setup..................................... 5 Outdoor Sensor Setup............. 5 Clock Setup............................ 6 Atomic Clock.......................... 7 Set the Time & Date................ 7 Placement Guidelines.............. 8 Using the Clock...................... 9 USB Charging......................... 9 Troubleshooting.....................10 Care & Maintenance.............. 11 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. Alarm clock 2. Outdoor sensor 3. Power adapter 4. Instruction Manual IMPORTANT PRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE PRODUCT REGISTRATION Register online to receive 1 year warranty protection www.AcuRite.com ►Register a Product Features & Benefits 1 OUTDOOR SENSOR 2 1. Integrated Hanger for easy placement. 2. Wireless Signal Indicator Flashes when data is being 5 sent to the clock. 3. Battery Compartment 3 4. A-B-C Switch ID code that must match clock’s A-B-C switch to ensure units synchronize. 4 5. Battery Compartment Cover 2 Features & Benefits FRONT OF CLOCK 1 1. Snooze Button/Night Light 2. Alarm #1 ON/OFF Switch + 3. Alarm- #1 Setup Button 4. DOWN & SET Buttons DIMMER for setup preferences. 5. UP Button Toggles between displaying indoor & outdoor temperature and used for setup preferences. CHARGE DC 4.5 v USB DEVICE 6. Alarm #2 Setup Button 3 2 4 5 6 8 7 9 BACK OF CLOCK 8. + Brightness Button Increases display brightness. ALARM + 7. Alarm #2 ON/OFF Switch + - - DIMMER VOLUME 9. +/— Alarm Volume Adjusts alarm volume. 10. — Brightness Button Decreases display brightness. 11. USB Charging CHARGE USB DEVICE 10 12. DC 5v Power Input DC 4.5 v 11 for compatible smartphones. 12 BOTTOM OF CLOCK (inside battery compartment) 13 14 15 13. A-B-C Switch ID code that must match 16 sensor’s A-B-C switch to ensure units synchronize. 14. RCC ON/OFF Switch Controls synchronization with the atomic signal. 15. ºF/ºC Temperature Units 16. Reset Button Full reset to factory defaults. 3 Features & Benefits 1 2 6 3 7 9 4 8 11 5 10 1.Date 8. Alarm #2 Time 2. Atomic Clock 9. Alarm #2 Days Active Indicates weekday, weekend or every Sets itself to the correct time and automatically updates for Daylight Saving Time. day alarm. 10. Alarm Volume 3. Atomic Signal Strength 11. Indoor or Outdoor Temperature 4. Outdoor Sensor Low Battery Icon 5. Outdoor Sensor Signal Strength 6. Alarm #1 Time 7. Alarm #1 Days Active Indicates weekday, weekend or every day alarm. 4 SETUP Sensor Setup 1 Set the A-B-C Switch 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 clock 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 clock setup. 2 Install or Replace Batteries AcuRite recommends high quality alkaline or lithium batteries 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 batteries in low temperature 3. R eplace the battery cover. 1 A-B-C Switch set to match clock ABC 2 Install Batteries 2 AA batteries 5 Clock Setup 1 Set the A-B-C Switch 3 Install or Replace Backup Batteries 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 clock 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. 2 Plug in Power Adapter For the best performance, plug in the power adapter as the main power source for this product. 1 3. Replace the battery cover. A-B-C Switch set to match sensor ABC 2 3 Plug in Power Adapter (on back of unit) Install or Replace Backup Batteries 3 AA alkaline batteries IMPORTANT: Batteries are a backup power source to preserve records in the event of a power outage. Power adapter recommended as the primary power source to enjoy the full functionality of the product. 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. 6 Atomic Clock (RCC) AcuRite atomic clocks use a radio-controlled signal (RCC) to synchronize to the correct time broadcast by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Radio Station WWVB, located near Fort Collins, Colorado. WWVB broadcasts the current time and date with split-second accuracy. The atomic clock and calendar will maintain the correct time and date, and automatically update for daylight saving time to provide the most accurate timekeeping standard possible. When the RCC button, located under the battery compartment cover, is set to ON, the clock will automatically search for the atomic clock signal. To manually search for the atomic signal, make sure the RCC button is set to ON, then press AND HOLD the “ “ button. Please note: Signal reception is normally better at night and when the weather is clear. The atomic signal generally takes a few hours to synchronize, so it is important to manually set the time and date after powering on the clock. Set the Time & Date Press and hold the “ ” button, located on the front of the clock, to enter SET MODE. Once in SET MODE the preference you are currently setting will blink on the clock. To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “ “ “ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust). To save your adjustments, press and release the “ preference. The preference set order is as follows: ” or ” button to adjust the next TIME ZONE (PST MST CST EST AST HAST AKST) AUTO DST ON/OFF* CLOCK HOUR CLOCK MINUTE CALENDAR MONTH CALENDAR DATE CALENDAR YEAR You will automatically exit SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 5 seconds. Enter SET MODE at any time by pressing the “ ” button. *If you live in an area that observes daylight saving time, DST should be set to ON. 7 Placement for Maximum Accuracy AcuRite sensors are sensitive to surrounding environmental conditions. Proper placement of both the clock and outdoor sensor are critical to the accuracy and performance of this product. Alarm Clock Placement ALARM + + - - DIMMER VOLUME Place alarm clock in a dry area free of dirt and dust. To help ensure an accurate indoor temperature measurement, be sure to place the clock away from heat sources or vents. CHARGE USB DEVICE DC 4.5 v 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. •Clock 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 Setup is Complete (330 feet maximum) (100 meters) The sensor will now synchronize with the clock. It may take a few minutes for synchronization to complete. 8 OPERATION Using the Clock Set the Alarm Time Slide Alarm #1 and/or Alarm #2 switch ON (alarm time cannot be adjusted if the alarm is OFF). Press and release the “ MODE. 1” or the “ 2 ” button to enter ALARM SET To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “ “ “ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust). ” or To save your adjustments, press and release the “ 1 ” or “ 2 “ button to adjust the next preference. The preference set order is as follows: ALARM CLOCK HOUR ALARM CLOCK MINUTE ALARM EVERY DAY or WEEKDAY ONLY or WEEKEND ONLY You will automatically exit ALARM SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 5 seconds. Enter ALARM SET MODE at any time by pressing the “ 1 ” or “ 2“ button. Backlight During power adapter use, press the Snooze button for momentary backlight at 100% brightness. During battery-powered use, press any button for momentary backlight. The backlight MAY turn off at 2:00AM and 3:00 AM to acquire the atomic clock (RCC) signal. USB Charging ALARM Charge your mobile device by plugging your device’s USB power cord (not included) into the USB charging port on the back of the clock. + + - - DIMMER VOLUME CHARGE USB DEVICE DC 4.5 v USB charging is only available during power adapter use; USB charging is not active when operating on battery power only. Note: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your mobile device(s) to determine compatibility with the USB charging feature on this product. Some devices may not support USB charging or may require a higher power rating than this product provides. Observe the charging status on your device. Ensure your device is working properly before attempting to charge. 9 Troubleshooting No outdoor sensor reception no bars Clock is too dark, hard to read or doesn’t work If the wireless signal indicator shows no bars: •R elocate the clock 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 clock and sensor to synchronize after batteries are replaced. • The backlight may automatically turn off for 10 minutes at 2:00am and 3:00am to acquire the atomic clock signal. •V erify power adapter is plugged in. •C heck that the batteries are installed correctly. Batteries may need to be replaced. • Increase brightness using +/– buttons, located on the back of the clock. • T he optimum viewing angle for this product is from slightly above it. •R eset the unit by pressing the reset button, located on the bottom of the clock. Inaccurate temperature •M ake sure both the clock and sensor are placed out of direct sunlight and away from any heat sources or vents (see page 8). Outdoor t emperature is flashing or showing dashes Flashing of the outdoor temperature is generally an indication of wireless interference. 1. B ring both the sensor and clock indoors, side by side and remove batteries from each. 2. Make sure the A-B-C switch on both units match. 3. Reinstall batteries in outdoor sensor. 4. Reinstall batteries in clock. 5. L et the units sit within a couple feet of each other for about 20 minutes to gain a strong connection. Atomic signal or time syncing problems For additional troubleshooting, please visit: http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp40/radioclocks.cfm If your AcuRite product does not operate properly after trying the troubleshooting steps, visit www.AcuRite.com or call (877) 221-1252 for assistance. 10 Care & Maintenance Clock 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. Specifications TEMPERATURE RANGE Outdoor: -40ºF to 158ºF; -40ºC to 70ºC Indoor: 32ºF to 99ºF; 0ºC to 37ºC WIRELESS RANGE 330 ft / 100 m depending on home construction materials OPERATING FREQUENCY 433 MHz POWER Clock: 5v power adapter 3 x AA alkaline batteries (for backup only) 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. 11 Customer Support AcuRite customer support is committed to providing you with best-inclass service. 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