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Temperature ............................................................ 11
Wireless Rain Gauge
with Indoor / Outdoor Thermometer
Model: RGR126
User Manual
Outdoor ................................................................ 11
Indoor ................................................................... 11
Reset ....................................................................... 11
Precautions ............................................................ 11
CONTENTS
Introduction .............................................................. 2
Technical Specifications ....................................... 12
Notices .................................................................... 12
Product Overview .................................................... 2
Statement of Responsibility ................................. 12
Front View .............................................................. 2
About Oregon Scientific ........................................ 13
Back View .............................................................. 3
FCC Statement ....................................................... 13
LCD Display ........................................................... 4
Declaration of Conformity .................................... 14
Rain Gauge (PCR122) ........................................... 4
Remote Thermo Sensor (THN122N) ..................... 5
Getting Started ......................................................... 6
Main Unit ................................................................ 6
Rain Gauge (PCR122) ........................................... 6
Thermo Sensor (THN122N) ................................... 7
Data Transmission ................................................. 9
Low Battery Warning ............................................... 9
Clock / Calendar Setting .......................................... 9
Set Clock & Calendar ............................................ 9
Rainfall .................................................................... 10
Rainfall History ..................................................... 10
Total Rainfall ........................................................ 10
Rainfall Alarm ...................................................... 10
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW
INTRODUCTION
FRONT VIEW
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Congratulations on purchasing the Oregon Scientific
Wireless Rain Gauge with Indoor / Outdoor
Thermometer (RGR126). The rain gauge is equipped
with the following functions:
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Daily and total rainfall display
9-day rainfall history
Rainfall alarm
Indoor / outdoor temperature display
Real-time clock and calendar setting
328-foot (100-meter) transmission range
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The RGR126 operates at 433MHz. No wire installation
is required.
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FOUR-LINE LCD DISPLAY: For displaying the total
rainfall, current rainfall or rainfall history, indoor / outdoor
temperature and clock / calendar
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SEARCH: Press and hold to enforce a search for the
rain gauge and remote thermo sensor
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in - mm: Selects between inch and millimeter rainfall
measurement
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((.)): Displays the rain alarm setting; press and hold to
enter the rain alarm setting mode
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ANTENNA: Receives radio signal from rain gauge
and remote thermo sensor
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SINCE: Toggles between displaying the start day or
start year for total rainfall; press and hold to clear the
previous rainfall start time and reset the rainfall counter
to start again
2.
: Increases setting values; press and hold for
rapid increase
3.
: Decreases setting values; press and hold for
rapid decrease
HISTORY: Toggles between rainfall history and daily
rainfall
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WALL MOUNT HOLE
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TIME / SET: Toggles among the time, day, year
and rainfall display; press and hold to enter the time
setting mode
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RESET: Returns all settings to their default values
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°C / °F BUTTON: Selects between °C and °F
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BATTERY COMPARTMENT: Accommodates 2 x
UM-3 or AA-sized batteries
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: Enables or disables the rainfall alarm
REMOVABLE TABLE STAND: For securing the main
unit on a flat surface
BACK VIEW
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RAIN GAUGE (PCR122)
LCD DISPLAY
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ANTENNA:
Transmits radio
signal to main
unit
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BATTERY
COMPARTMENT:
Accommodates 2
x UM-3 or AAsized batteries
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Today's Rainfall, Rainfall History, Rainfall Alarm,
Start Date of Total Rainfall Record, Time / Date
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Rain Gauge RF Reception Status, Total Rainfall
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Thermo-sensor RF Reception Status, Outdoor
Temp
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Indoor Temp
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REMOTE THERMO SENSOR (THN122N)
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LED Indicator
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WALL MOUNT
HOLE
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RESET hole
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CHANNEL
number (1-3)
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BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
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GETTING STARTED
Position the main unit, rain gauge, and thermo sensor
within effective range:
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Rain gauge - 328 feet / 100 meters
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Thermo sensor - 98 feet / 30 meters
NOTE Every time the battery in the main unit is
changed, repeat installation before use.
IMPORTANT It is recommended that you follow the
sequence below when setting up the units:
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Set up the thermo sensor, then press and hold SEARCH
on the main unit and wait until you receive a signal.
4.
In the event that you do not obtain a signal from a
remote unit please repeat the process above.
1.
Insert the batteries, matching the polarity (+ and -)
as shown in the battery compartment.
2.
Mount the rain gauge on a level surface.
"AA" UM3 1.5V
Set up the rain gauge, then press and hold
SEARCH on the main unit and wait until you receive
a signal.
"AA" UM3 1.5V
2.
RAIN GAUGE (PCR122)
"AA" UM3 1.5V
Set up the main unit.
"AA" UM3 1.5V
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Press RESET, or press and hold SEARCH on the
main unit to initiate operation. The reception icon
on the main unit will blink while it is searching for
the sensor or rainfall gauge.
MAIN UNIT
1.
Insert the batteries, matching the polarity (+ and -)
as shown in the battery compartment.
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Put drops of water on the cross at the base to check
the leveling.
Remove the fiber tape from around the bucket
assemblies.
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THERMO SENSOR (THN122N)
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Insert the batteries, matching the polarity (+ and -)
as shown in the battery compartment.
2.
Set the channel switch to any channel. The switch
is located in the battery compartment.
Use the metal ring to adjust the level of the rain
gauge.
3.
Press RESET on the sensor.
4.
Close the remote sensor battery compartment.
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Secure the sensor in the desired location using the
wall mount or table stand.
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Place the sensor in a location with a clear view to
the sky, away from metallic or electronic objects.
Position the sensor close to the main unit during
cold winter months as below-freezing temperatures
may affect battery performance and signal
transmission.
You may need to experiment with various locations to
get the best results.
Standard Alkaline batteries contain significant amounts
of water. Because of this they will freeze in low
temperatures of approximately 10°F (-12°C). Disposable
Lithium batteries have a much lower threshold for
temperature with an estimated freezing range of below
-40°F (-40°C).
Wireless ranges can be impacted by a variety of factors
such as extremely cold temperatures. Extreme cold may
temporarily reduce the effective range between the
sensor and the base station. If the unit's performance
fails due to low temperature, the unit will resume proper
functioning as the temperature rises to within the normal
temperature range (i.e. no permanent damage will occur
to the unit due to low temperatures).
For best results:
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Insert the batteries before you mount the sensor.
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Place the sensor out of direct sunlight and
moisture.
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Do not place the sensor more than 98 feet (30
meters) from the main (indoor) unit.
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Position the sensor so that it faces the main
(indoor) unit, minimizing obstructions such as
doors, walls, and furniture.
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DATA TRANSMISSION
LOW BATTERY WARNING
Data is sent from the remote thermo sensor approx.
every 78 seconds and every 94 seconds from the rain
gauge. The reception icon shows the status - see table.
There are 3 low-battery indicators - see table.
THERMO SENSOR
RAIN GAUGE
UNIT
DESCRIPTION
Searching
LOCATION ON MAIN UNIT DISPLAY
Main
Remote Thermo Sensor
Indoor Temperature Area
Outdoor Temperature Area
Rain Gauge
Total Rainfall Area
Replace the batteries immediately when the respective
indicator lights up.
Connected
Disconnected
CLOCK / CALENDAR SETTING
If without obvious reason the main unit display shows
that the thermo sensor or rainfall connector is
disconnected, press and hold SEARCH to enforce an
immediate search.N
Press TIME / SET to toggle among today's rainfall, time,
date, and year.
If that fails, check:
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The remote rain gauge and thermo sensor are still
in place.
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The batteries of the main unit, rain gauge, and
thermo sensor are still good. Replace them if
necessary.
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The transmission is within range and path is clear
of obstacles and interference. Shorten the distance
if necessary. Then press and hold SEARCH again.
SET CLOCK & CALENDAR
1.
Press TIME / SET to display the clock or calendar.
2.
Press and hold TIME / SET for two seconds.
or
to set the desired value.
3.
Use
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Press TIME / SET to confirm.
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Repeat steps 3 and 4 to complete all settings.
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The order of the settings is hour, minute, year,
month and day.
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To clear the existing commencing date and reset it to
start again, press and hold SINCE. The total rainfall will
now be equal to the today rainfall and the unit will start
again to collect the rainfall data.
RAINFALL
Today's rainfall appears on the 1st line of the display
and total rainfall is shown on the 2nd line. Press in /
mm to toggle between inches and millimeters as the
unit of measurement.
RAINFALL ALARM
RAINFALL HISTORY
The rain alarm value can be displayed at any time by
pressing (( • )).
The rainfall history is displayed on the 1st line of the
LCD display. The main unit can record up to 9 days of
rainfall.
To set the rainfall alarm,
Use HISTORY to display the record for a particular day.
The day of the record will be displayed with a minus (-)
sign.
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Press and hold (( • )) for two seconds.
2.
Use
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Press (( • )) to confirm. The alarm will be activated.
The rain alarm indicator will light up.
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to set the desired value.
The alarm will go off for one minute when the rainfall
reaches the preset value and the rain alarm indicator
will flash. A reminder beep will be emitted every minute.
Once the rain alarm is on the indicator will not stop
flashing unless
is pressed or the rain alarm value is
changed. To stop the alarm and reminder beep, press
any button or change the rainfall alarm value.
Caution: Other sensors using the 433 MHz transmission
frequency may influence the rainfall reading. Please
avoid placing those sensors too close to the unit.
TOTAL RAINFALL
The total rainfall is displayed on the 2nd line of the LCD
display.
To deactivate the alarm, press
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To display the commencing date of the total rainfall
record, press SINCE. The date will appear on the 1st
line of the display. Press again to show the commencing
year.
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TEMPERATURE
PRECAUTIONS
OUTDOOR
This product is engineered to give you years of
satisfactory service if you handle it carefully. Here are a
few precautions:
The outdoor temperature is displayed on the 3rd line of
the LCD display. Use the °C / °F button to select between
Centigrade and Fahrenheit display units.
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INDOOR
The indoor temperature is displayed on the 4th line of
the LCD display. Use the °C / °F button to select between
Centigrade and Fahrenheit display units.
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RESET
This button should only be used when the unit is
operating in an unfavorable way. Use a blunt stylus to
hold down the button. All settings will return to their
default values.
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Do not immerse the unit in water.
Do not clean the unit with abrasive or corrosive
materials. They may scratch the plastic parts and
corrode the electronic circuit.
Do not subject the unit to excessive force, shock,
dust, temperature or humidity, which may result in
malfunction, shorter electronic life span, damaged
battery and distorted parts.
Do not tamper with the unit's internal components.
Doing so will invalidate the warranty on the unit
and may cause unnecessary damage. The unit
contains no user-serviceable parts.
Only use fresh batteries as specified in the user's
manual. Do not mix new and old batteries as the
old ones may leak.
Always read the user's manual thoroughly before
operating the unit.
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General
RF Transmission Frequency 433 MHz
RF Transmission Range
Rain gauge - 328 feet
(100 meters)
Remote thermo sensor - 98 feet
(30 meters)
Temperature sensing cycle Around 78 seconds
Rainfall sensing cycle
Around 94 seconds
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
TYPE
Main Unit Dimensions
LxWxH
Weight (without battery)
Main unit
Display rainfall range (total)
Display rainfall range
(history / daily)
Rainfall resolution
Operating range
DESCRIPTION
3.54 x 0.98 x 5.59 inches
(90 x 25 x 142 mm)
0.38 lbs (173 g)
0 - 999.99 inch (0 - 25,400 mm)
0 - 99.99 inch (0 - 2,540 mm)
NOTE It is recommended that you use alkaline
batteries with this product for longer performance or
lithium batteries in temperatures below freezing.
0.04 inch (1 mm)
23°F to 122°F
(-5°C to +50°C)
Temperature resolution
0.2°F to (0.1°C)
Remote Rain Gauge (PCR122)
Operating range
33.8° F to 140.0°F
(1.0° C to 60.0°C)
Weight
0.57 lbs (260 g)
Remote Thermo Sensor (THN122N)
Proposed operating range
-22° F to 140°F
(-30° C to 60°C)
Power
Main unit
2 x UM-3 / AA 1.5V batteries
Rain gauge
2 x UM-3 / AA 1.5V batteries
Remote thermo sensor
2 x UM-4 / AAA 1.5V batteries
NOTE Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
NOTICES
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY
Oregon Scientific will not be held liable for any bodily
injury, death, property damages, or any other claims
of whatever nature resulting from the misuse or
negligence of the product, whether intentional or
unintentional.
Oregon Scientific will not be responsible for any
deviations in the usage of the device from those
specified in the user instructions or any approved
alternations or repairs of the product.
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ABOUT OREGON SCIENTIFIC
FCC STATEMENT
Visit our website (www.oregonscientific.com) to learn
more about Oregon Scientific products such as digital
cameras; MP3 players; children's electronic learning
products and games; projection clocks; health and fitness
gear; weather stations; and digital and conference phones.
The website also includes contact information for our
Customer Care department in case you need to reach
us, as well as frequently asked questions and customer
downloads.
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 modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
We hope you will find all the information you need on our
website, however if you're in the US and would like to
contact the Oregon Scientific Customer Care department
directly, please visit:
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.
www2.oregonscientific.com/service/support
OR
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:
Call 1-800-853-8883.
For international inquiries, please visit:
www2.oregonscientific.com/about/international/default.asp
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment
and 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.
Address:
Block C, 9/F, Kaiser Estate,
Phase 1,41 Man Yue St.,
Hung Hom, Kowloon,
Hong Kong
is in conformity with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: 1) This device
may not cause harmful interference. 2) This device must
accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
The following information is not to be used as contact for
support or sales. Please call our customer service number
(listed on our website at www.oregonscientific.com), or
on the warranty card for this product) for all inquiries
instead.
We
Name:
Address:
Telephone No.:
Fax No.:
Oregon Scientific, Inc.
19861 SW 95th Ave., Tualatin,
Oregon 97062 USA
1-800-853-8883
1-503-684-3332
declare that the product
Product No.:
RGR126
Product Name:
Wireless Rain Monitor
Manufacturer:
IDT Technology Limited
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