P3 International P7680 User's Manual

Operating Instructions
P7680 Sol-Mate Solar Powered Jumbo Garden Thermometer
Congratulations on your purchase of Sol-Mate® Jumbo
Garden Thermometer. Please read these operating
instructions thoroughly before use. It is important for proper
use of the product.
The Sol-Mate® Jumbo Garden Thermometer makes it easy
to read the temperature before you even go outside! With
its state of the art technology, you can read the temperature
from a distance whether the sun is out or not.
Solar panel/LED housing cap (bottom side)
! Do not use indoors. Only use outdoors. Unit requires
exposure to sunlight in order to charge batteries. Unit
cannot charge indoors. !
! When installing, do not use extreme force or hammer the
spike. Breakage may occur. !
! Do not force the spike into the ground with the stainlesssteel tube attached. Breakage may occur. !
! Do not force the spike into the ground with the unit fully
assembled. Breakage may occur. !
! Only use NiMH batteries in unit. Other battery types may
leak or explode. Do not use Carbon or Alkaline batteries. !
Install the unit into soft earth or mulch by
inserting the plastic spike until it is firmly in
place. Do not install the spike too shallow or
the unit may fall over. Do not install the spike
too deep or assembly will be difficult.
After you install the spike, attach the stainlesssteel tube by sliding an open end over the
round coupling in the plastic spike. Do not
force the tube.
Attach the thermometer section by sliding the
plastic coupling on the stainless steel tube. Do
not force the tube or breakage may occur.
Unit is shipped with rechargeable batteries in
Be sure to remove the protective film from
the solar panel before first use.
For best results, allow unit to fully charge
before first use. Leave unit in direct sunlight
for at least two sunny days. Leave switch in
OFF position (factory default position).
When ready to use unit push switch to AUTO
position. Switch is located on the bottom side
of the solar panel/LED housing cap near the
LED light source. Please see diagram.
When the battery is charged, you can test the
unit by covering the photocell (round sensor
on top of unit) and observing the LED Lamp
Unit will charge when exposed to sunlight. Do
not place unit in the shade or it will not
LED Lamp will automatically turn on at dusk
and turn off at dawn. Strong ambient light will
prevent lamp from turning on.
LED Lamp may turn off earlier than dawn if the
batteries are not fully charged. Batteries may
not fully charge on cloudy days or if the unit is
in a partially shaded area.
NOTE: Unit will charge battery regardless of
switch position. AUTO/OFF switch only
controls LED lamp. LED lamp will not
illuminate when ambient light is too high.
Unit is supplied with 2X quality 600 mAh
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) AAA cell
batteries installed.
Fully charged batteries will yield up to 10
hours of light.
Batteries will charge when unit is exposed to
sunlight. Strong direct sunlight will charge the
battery faster.
Batteries are designed for up to 500 charge
cycles. If you note reduced battery
performance replace batteries.
To replace batteries remove the solar
panel/LED housing cap from clear tube.
Unscrew the 2 Phillips-head screws in cap.
Please see diagram.
Use only NiMH battery cells. Do not use
Alkaline, Lithium, or Lithium Ion batteries.
Incorrect batteries may leak or explode.
NiMH batteries with less capacity than 600
mAh will yield shorter illumination times. You
may use batteries with higher than 600 mAh
capacity but the extra capacity may not be
Ensure battery polarity is correct. Negative
pole towards the spring.
NOTE: Unit will charge battery regardless of
switch position. AUTO/OFF switch only
controls LED lamp. LED lamp will not
illuminate when ambient light is too high.
P3 INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION ("P3") warrants to the original retail
purchaser only, that its product is free from defects in material or
workmanship under the condition of normal use and service for a period of
six (6) months from the date of purchase. In the event that a defect,
malfunction or failure occurs or is discovered during the warranty period,
P3 will repair or replace at its option the product or component part(s)
which shall appear in the reasonable judgment of P3 to be defective or not
to factory specifications. A product requiring service is to be returned to P3
along with the sales receipt or other proof of purchase acceptable to P3
and a statement describing the defect or malfunction. All transportation
costs shall be borne by the owner and the risk of loss shall be upon the
party initiating the transportation. All items repaired or replaced thereunder
shall be subjected to the same limited warranty for a period of six (6)
months from the day P3 ships the repaired or replaced product. The
warranty does not apply to any product that has been subject to misuse,
tampering, neglect, or accident or as a result of unauthorized alterations or
repairs to the product. This warranty is void if the serial number (if any)
has been removed, altered, or defaced. This warranty is in lieu of all
warranties expressed or implied, including the implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose which are expressly
excluded or disclaimed. P3 shall not be responsible for consequential,
incidental or other damages, and P3 expressly excludes and disclaims
liability for any damages resulting from the use, operation, improper
application, malfunction or defeat of any P3 product covered by this limited
warranty. P3's obligation is strictly and exclusively limited to the
replacement or repair of any defective product or component part(s).
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply
to you. P3 does not assume or authorize anyone to assume for it any other
obligation whatsoever. Some states do not allow limitation on how long an
implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. It is
the owner/user's responsibility to comply with local, state, or federal
regulations, if any, that may pertain to P3 products or their use. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
If you experience difficulty in the operation of your product, or if your
product requires service please contact:
Tel: 212-741-7289
Fax: 212-741-2288
Email: techsupport@p3international.com
rev. 07/06