Instruction Manual 5-in-1 PRO+ Weather Sensor model 06014 Package Contents 1. 5-in-1 PRO+ Weather Sensor 2. Mounting Hardware 3. Sensor Mounting Bracket 4. Instruction Manual IMPORTANT PRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE PRODUCT REGISTRATION Register online to receive 1 yearwarranty protection www.AcuRite.com Questions? Contact Customer Support at (877) 221-1252 or visit www.AcuRite.com. Features & Benefits 7 1 2 9 11 3 4 5 8 6 10 5-in-1 SENSOR 5. Temperature & Humidity Sensors (internal) 1. Rainfall Collector Funnel 2. Solar Cell Panel 6. Mounting Point Converts sunlight into power to run internal aspirating fan. 7. Wind Speed Anemometer Internal Aspirating Fan (not shown) Draws ambient air into sensor to reduce solar radiation heating, resulting in more accurate temperature measurement. 8. Wind Direction Vane 9. Mounting Bracket 10. Mounting Hardware Includes 5 anchors & the following screws: Qty Diameter Length 5 #4 3/4” 1 #4 1/2” 1 #6 1/2” 3. A-B-C Switch ID code that must match display’s A-B-C switch to ensure units synchronize. 11. Debris Filter 4. Battery Compartment Pre-installed to prevent debris from entering the rain gauge. 2 SETUP 5-in-1 Sensor Setup 1 Set the A-B-C Switch The 5-in-1 sensor requires lithium batteries in low temperature conditions. Cold temperatures can cause alkaline batteries to function improperly. Use lithium batteries in the 5-in-1 sensor for temperatures below -4ºF / -20ºC. Locate 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 choice for both the sensor and the companion unit (not included) in order for the units to synchronize. 2 Install or Replace Batteries Batteries MUST be installed for this product to operate. AcuRite recommends high quality alkaline or lithium batteries for the best product performance. Heavy duty or rechargeable batteries are not recommended. 3 Remove Rain Gauge Stabilizer Locate and remove the rain gauge stabilizer (plastic tab) taped into the bottom of the sensor. The rain gauge will not function until this is removed. ABC 1 A-B-C Switch 2 3 Install Batteries 4 AA Batteries Rain Gauge Stabilizer Remove and discard 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. 3 Placement for Maximum Accuracy AcuRite sensors are sensitive to surrounding environmental conditions. Proper placement of both the display and the sensor are critical to the accuracy and performance of this product. 5-in-1 Sensor Placement The 5-in-1 sensor is designed to remain outdoors all year long. Choose an open location with no obstructions above or around the sensor for the most accurate measurements. Important Placement Guidelines Display and sensor must be within 330 feet (100 meters) of each other. MAXIMIZE WIRELESS RANGE lace units away from large metallic items, thick walls, metal surfaces, or other P objects that may limit wireless communication. PREVENT WIRELESS INTERFERENCE lace units at least 3 feet (.9 m) away from electronic devices (TV, computer, P microwave, radio, etc.). LOCATE AWAY FROM HEAT SOURCES Position sensor away from heaters, air conditioners, chimneys, exhaust vents, asphalt and concrete (surfaces that radiate heat). LOCATE AWAY FROM HUMIDITY SOURCES Avoid installing the sensor near pools, spas, or other bodies of water. Water sources may impact humidity accuracy. LOCATE AWAY FROM SPRINKLER HEADS DO NOT install the sensor where it will be sprayed by a sprinkler system. This may force water inside the sensor. LOCATE AWAY FROM WIND & RAIN OBSTRUCTIONS DO NOT mount the sensor with obstructions around it. Consider a location that is a wide open area, with few structures around to ensure accurate wind measurement. Visit us online to view installation photos and video, or learn more about AcuRite technology: www.AcuRite.com/5in1 4 View Video 5-in-1 Sensor Installation Guidelines INSTALLATION HEIGHT Mount the sensor at a minimum height of 5 feet (1.5 meters) off the ground, in an open area. Higher is better for wind measurements - the National Weather Service recommends 33 feet (10 meters) high! MOUNTING OPTIONS The included mounting bracket is designed to screw directly onto wooden posts or surfaces that are 2”x 4” or larger. The sensor can also be mounted directly to 3/4” steel pipe (available at hardware stores and home centers). SOLAR CELL INSTALLATION Install the sensor with the solar cell facing SOUTH. This ensures the cell receives as much sun as possible and orients wind direction. NO OBSTRUCTIONS ABOVE OR AROUND TH SOU 5-in-1 Sensor Installation 1. F asten mounting base (included) to a post or pole (not included) using the 4 longer screws included in the hardware bag. 2. Insert the mounting base into the hole on the bottom of the sensor. (1.5 meters) 3. M ake sure the arrows on the top of the sensor are pointed in the proper direction and the bubble level is centered. The solar cell should be facing south to properly orient the wind direction. 4. F asten the sensor into the mounting base using the 2 shorter screws included in the hardware bag. The 5-in-1 sensor is now ready to use. Basic Setup is Complete The 5-in-1 sensor will now synchronize with the display. It may take a few minutes for synchronization to complete. If both or one of the units appear to be functioning improperly, please refer to the troubleshooting section. 5 Calibrate the Rain Gauge The rain gauge on the 5-in-1 sensor can be calibrated to improve accuracy. Items Needed: 5-in-1 sensor, companion unit, plastic cup, pin, screw driver 1. First, ensure 5-in-1 sensor is perfectly level using built-in bubble level. 2. Use compatible companion unit or AcuRite software to monitor during calibration. 3. Make a pin hole in the bottom of a plastic cup. Hold the cup over the rain gauge and fill it with exactly 1 cup (8oz) of water, allowing the water to drip into the rain gauge. You should hear the internal buckets tip and see water drain through the rain gauge. 4. A few seconds after each bucket tip, the companion unit displays rainfall in approximately 0.01” or more increments. 5. The cup of water should take more than 20 minutes to empty; a quicker period will result in inaccurate calibration. Try to simulate a normal steady rainfall. When cup is empty of water, companion unit should register 1.06” Tips • There should be nearly an equal number of water drops (about 25 water drops) between bucket tips. If not, adjust the calibration screws on the bottom of the 5-in-1 sensor until an equal number of water drops are tipping the buckets. Adjustment If the rain gauge doesn’t register close to 1.06”, make an EQUAL adjustment to the two calibration screws on the bottom of the 5-in-1 sensor. Turning screws clockwise increases rainfall; counter clockwise decreases rainfall. • To adjust the rainfall reading by 2% turn both screws 1/8 of a turn. • To adjust the rainfall reading by 4% turn both screws 1/4 of a turn. • To adjust the rainfall reading by 8% turn both screws 1/2 of a turn. Watch the video at www.AcuRite.com/5in1 Specifications TEMPERATURE RANGE Outdoor: -40ºF to 158ºF; -40ºC to 70ºC HUMIDITY RANGE Outdoor: 1% to 99% WIND SPEED 0 to 99 mph; 0 to 159 kph; 0 to 86 knots WIND DIRECTION INDICATORS 16 points RAINFALL 0.01 inches (0.25 mm) and up WIRELESS RANGE OPERATING FREQUENCY POWER DATA REPORTING 330 ft / 100 m depending on home construction materials 433 MHz 4 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries Wind Speed: 18 second updates; Direction: 30 second updates Outdoor temperature & humidity: 36 second updates Customer Support AcuRite customer support is committed to providing you with best-in-class service. For assistance, please have the model number of this product available and contact us in any of the following ways: (877) 221-1252 Visit us at www.AcuRite.com ► Installation Videos ► Instruction Manuals ► Replacement Parts ► Register your Product 6 ► Support User Forum ► Submit Feedback & Ideas 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). 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