FIVE-CHANNEL REMOTE
THERMO-HYGROMETER
For Professional
Weather Station TE923W-M
USER MANUAL
(TS34C-M)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
STANDARD PACKAGE CONTENTS
INSTALLATION
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
FEATURES
TROUBLESHOOTING
PRECAUTIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
FCC STATEMENT
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
BATTERY SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
STANDARD WARRANTY INFORMATION
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Introduction
Thank you for selecting a Meade Instruments 5-channel
thermo-hygro sensor!
Meade Instruments is the world’s leading designer and
manufacturer of telescopes for professional and amateur
astronomers – famous for its innovative, high performance
telescopes at affordable prices. Meade Instruments now
brings that same passion innovation and high performance to
its own line of precision, feature rich weather stations.
In this package you will find:
• One Five-Channel Remote Thermo-hygrometer
(transmitter) (TS34C-M)
• One User Manual
Standard Package Contents
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Components
Thermo Hygrometer Sensor
Installation
All data measured by this remote sensor is transmitted to the
main unit wirelessly, with the operating range up to 328 feet
(100 meters) in the open area.
Remote thermo-hygrometers (temperature & humidity
sensors) can be placed indoors or outdoors, depending on the
area where the temperature and humidity are intended to be
measured. If you intend measuring outdoor temperature and
humidity, place the remote sensor outdoors.
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Note: It is critical to power up and test communication
between the remote sensor and the main unit BEFORE
permanently mounting them outside.
Before you begin
• We recommend using alkaline batteries for the remote
thermo-hygrometer when temperatures are above 32ºF
(0ºC) and lithium batteries when temperatures are below
32ºF (0ºC).
• Avoid using rechargeable batteries. (Rechargeable batteries
cannot maintain correct power requirements).
• Insert batteries before first use, matching the polarity in the
battery compartment
• Remove protective plastic screen from LCD display (if
any).
• During an initial setup, place the main unit close to the
remote sensor.
• After reception is established (the remote readings will
appear on the main unit's display), position the remote
sensor and the main unit within the effective transmission
range of up to 328 feet (100 meters). Ideally they should be
placed within the line of sight of the main unit.
• Transmission range may be affected by trees, metal
structures and electronic appliances.
• The effective operating range may be influenced by the
surrounding building materials and how the receiver (main
unit) and transmitters (weather sensors) are positioned.
• Place the remote thermo-hygrometer so that it faces the
main unit (receiver), minimizing obstructions such as
doors, walls and furniture.
Note: When the temperature falls below freezing, the
batteries in the outdoor remote thermo-hygrometers may
have reduced voltage supply and a shorter effective range.
We recommend using lithium batteries at temperatures of
32ºF (0ºC) and below.
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Features
• LCD display of measured temperature and humidity
• Five (5) transmission channels selection
• Case can be wall mounted using built-in hanger
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D
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WIRELESS THERMO HYGRO
A. LED INDICATOR
• Flashes once when the remote sensor transmits a reading
to the main unit.
• Flashes twice when battery power is low.
B. BATTERY COMPARTMENT
Holds two AA-size batteries
C. RESET
Resets all readings
D. CHANNEL SWITCH
Selects the desired channel from 1 to 5
E. WALL-MOUNT RECESSED OPENING
Keeps the remote sensor on the wall
Note: Install the batteries and select the channel before
mounting the sensor.
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Battery installation
• Remove the screws from the battery compartment with a
small Phillips screwdriver.
• Set the channel 1 through 5. The switch is located in the
battery compartment. Channel 1 is typically selected if only
one remote thermo-hygrometer is being used.
• Install 2 "AA" size alkaline batteries (not included)
matching the polarities shown in the battery compartment.
• Replace the battery compartment door and secure the screws.
• Secure the remote thermo-hygrometer in the desired location.
Mounting
• The remote thermo-hygrometer can be placed on the flat
surface or mounted on the wall in vertical position
• Use the wall mount hardware and screws provided when
mounting the remote thermo-hygrometer on the wall
Placement tips:
• The remote thermo-hygrometer should be placed in the area
with a free air circulation and sheltered from the direct
sunlight and an extreme weather conditions.
• Ideally, place the remote thermo-hygrometer above the
natural surfaces (such as a grassy lawn).
• Avoid placing the remote thermo-hygrometer near sources
of heat such as chimneys and heating elements.
• Avoid any areas collecting and radiating a heat from the sun,
such as metal, brick or concrete structures, paving, patios
and decks.
• The international standard for the valid air temperature
measurements is 4 feet (1.25meters) above the ground.
Note: To display the readings from the remote thermohygrometer you must own the main display unit of the
Meade Professional Weather Station TE923W-M, model
number TE923W-M. Additionally it will work with all other
Meade weather station models.
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Troubleshooting
Q: "The remote sensor display shows dashes "---""
A: Press the RESET opening with a paper clip or similar tool.
If this does not work, check the batteries and replace them.
Q: "Main unit display in temperature and humidity portion
shows dashes "---""
A: The display will show "- - -" when the wireless connection
with the remote thermo-hygrometer is lost for 15 minutes
Check or replace the batteries in remote sensor. Then press and
hold DOWN button on the main unit to force a search for the
remote signals.
If this does not work, check the wireless transmission path from
the remote thermo-hygrometer to the main unit and change their
locations if necessary.
The following may be the cause of reception problems:
• The remote thermo-hygrometer and a main unit are too far
from each other.
• The signal shielding materials, such as metal surfaces,
concrete walls or dense vegetation, are in the path of
transmission.
• There is interference from the wireless devices (such as
cordless phones, radio headsets and baby listening devices)
and electronic appliances.
Precautions
This product is engineered to give you years of satisfactory
service if handled carefully. Here are a few precautions:
• Do not immerse the units in water.
• Do not clean the units with abrasive or corrosive materials.
They may scratch the plastic parts and corrode the electronic
circuits.
• Do not subject the product to excessive force, shock, dust,
temperature, or humidity, which may result in malfunctions,
shorter lifespan, damaged batteries, and damaged parts.
• Do not tamper with the product's internal components.
Doing so will invalidate the warranty and may cause damage.
The product contains no user-serviceable parts.
• Use only fresh batteries. Do not mix new and old batteries.
• Read the user's manual thoroughly before operating the product.
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Specifications
Radio Frequency: 433 MHz
RF Reception range: 328 feet (100 m)
Temperature
Range: -40ºF to 122ºF (-40ºC to 50ºC)
Resolution: 0.2ºF (0.1ºC)
Accuracy: 2ºF (1ºC)
Transmitting Interval: around 47 seconds
Humidity
Operating Range: 0% to 99%
Resolution: 1%
Accuracy: 5%
Sampling Interval: 10 seconds
Transmitting Interval: around 47 seconds
Power: 2 x UM-3 or AA 1.5V battery
Battery life (alkaline): over 12 months
Weight (without batteries): 2.29oz (65g)
Dimensions: 2.37(L) x 4(H) x 1(D) inches /
60(L) x 101(H) x 25(D) mm
FCC STATEMENT
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, and (2) This device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Warning: Changes or modification 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 had 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, installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications.
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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 improve or correct turning 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 to 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.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
We
Name: Meade Instruments Corporation
Address: 27 Hubble, Irvine, CA92618
Telephone No.: 1-949-451-1450
declare that the product
Product No.: TS34C-M
Product Name: Five-channel Remote Thermo-Hygrometer
Manufacturer: Hideki Electronics Ltd.
Address: Unit 2304-06, 23/F Riley House, 88 Lei Muk Road,
Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong
is in conformity with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
The information above is not to be used as a contact for
support or sales. Please call our customer service hotline
(refer to the Standard Warranty Information) for all
injuries instead.
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BATTERY SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Always purchase the correct size (2 x 1.5V AA, 15A/15AC
ANSI, LR6 IEC), (2 x ANSI/NEDA-5004LC, IEC-CR2032)
and grade of battery most suitable for the intended use.
• Replace all batteries of a set at the same time.
• Clean the battery contacts and also those of the device prior
to battery installation.
• Ensure the batteries are installed correctly with regard to
polarity (+ and -).
• Remove the batteries from any weather station which is not
to be used for an extended period of time.
• Remove used batteries promptly.
• Do not mix old batteries with new batteries.
• Do not mix alkaline, lithium, standard (Carbon Zinc), or
rechargeable (Nickel Cadmium) batteries.
Caution:
• If batteries or parts are swallowed, see a doctor immediately.
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STANDARD WARRANTY INFORMATION
This product is warranted by Meade Instruments Corp. (MIC)
to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a
period of ONE YEAR from date of original retail purchase in
the U.S.A. MIC will repair or replace the product, or part
thereof, found upon inspection by MIC to be defective,
provided the defective part or product is returned to MIC,
freight prepaid, with proof of purchase. This warranty applies
to the original purchaser only and is non-transferable. Meade
products purchased outside North America are not included
in this warranty.
RGA Number Required: Prior to the return of any product
or part, a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number must
be obtained by writing to Meade's Customer Service
Department or by calling 800-626-3233. Each returned part
or product must include a written statement detailing the
nature of the claimed defect, as well as the owner's name,
address, phone number, and a copy of the original sales
invoice.
This warranty is not valid in cases where the product has been
abused or mishandled, where unauthorized repairs have been
attempted or performed, or where depreciation of the product
is due to normal wear-and-tear. MIC specifically disclaims
special, indirect, or consequential damages or lost profits,
which may result from a breach of this warranty. Any implied
warranties which cannot be disclaimed are hereby limited to a
term of one year from the date of purchase by the original
retail purchaser. This warranty gives you specific rights. You
may have other rights which vary from state to state.
MIC reserves the right to change product specifications or to
discontinue products without prior notice.
This warranty supersedes all previous Meade product
warranties.
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Meade Instruments Corp.
27 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 U.S.A.
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All user manual contents and information are subject to change.