TFA Weather Station User manual

TFA Weather Station User manual
WEATHER STATION
Instruction Manual
INTRODUCTION:
Congratulations on purchasing this state-of-the-art weather station as an example of
innovative design and quality piece of engineering. Providing radio controlled time, date,
calendar, Moon phase, indoor and outdoor temperature, indoor and outdoor relative
humidity, and air pressure history information. This unit will never keep you guessing on
current and future weather conditions. Operation of this product is simple and
straightforward. By reading this operating manual, the user will receive a better
understanding of the Weather Station together with the optimum benefit of all its features.
FEATURES:
The Weather Station
Hanging hole
Battery
compartment
LCD Display
Stand
Function keys
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DCF Radio controlled time with manual setting option
Time reception ON/OFF (user selectable)
12/24 hour time display
Time zone option ±12 hours
Weekday and day calendar display (year and month only in setting mode)
Alarm setting with snooze function
Display 12 Moon phases throughout the year
Weather forecasting with weather tendency indicator
Indoor comfort indicator
Temperature display in ºC/ºF
Indoor and outdoor temperature display with MIN/MAX records and time of reception
Humidity data display as RH%
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Indoor and outdoor humidity display with MIN/MAX records
Relative air pressure hPa/ inHg with adjustable reference value
Weather icon sensitivity setting
Relative air pressure history for the past 24 hours (electronic barometer with
barometric pressure trend)
LCD contrast selectable
Wireless transmission at 868 MHz
Signal reception intervals at 4 seconds
Can receive up to 3 outdoor transmitters
LED back light
Low battery indicator
Table standing or wall mounting
Thermo-Hygro Transmitter
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Remote transmission of outdoor temperature and humidity to
weather station by 868 MHz signals
Wall mounting case
TO INSTALL AND REPLACE BATTERIES IN THE WEATHER STATION
The Weather Station uses 3 x AA, IEC LR6, 1.5V batteries. To
install and replace the batteries, please follow the steps
below:
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2.
3.
Insert finger or other solid object in the space at the
bottom center of the battery compartment and lift up to
remove the cover.
Insert batteries observing the correct polarity (see
marking).
Replace compartment cover.
TO INSTALL AND REPLACE BATTERIES IN THE THERMO-HYGRO
TRANSMITTER
The Thermo-Hygro Transmitter uses 2 x AA, IEC, LR6, 1.5V batteries. To
install and replace the batteries, please follow the steps below:
1.
Remove the cover.
2.
Insert the batteries, observing the correct polarity (see marking).
3.
Replace the battery cover.
Note:
In the event of changing batteries in any of the units, all units need to be reset by following
the setting up procedures. This is due to a random security code assigned by the transmitter
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at start-up. This code must be received and stored by the Weather Station in the first 3
minutes of power being supplied to the transmitter.
BATTERY CHANGE:
It is recommended to replace the batteries in all units on an annual basis to ensure optimum
accuracy of these units.
Please participate in the preservation of the environment. Return used
batteries to an authorized depot.
SETTING UP
WHEN ONE TRANSMITTER IS USED
1.
First, insert the batteries in the transmitter (see “How to install and replace batteries
in the Termo-hygro outdoor transmitter” above).
2.
Within 2 minutes of powering up the transmitter, insert the batteries in the Temperature
Station (see “How to install and replace batteries in the Weather Station” above).
Once the batteries are in place, all segments of the LCD will light up briefly and a short
signal tone will sound. Following the indoor temperature/humidity and the time as 0:00
will be displayed. If these information are not displayed on the LCD after 60 seconds,
remove the batteries and wait for at least 60 seconds before reinserting them. Once
the indoor data is displayed user may proceed to the next step.
3.
After the batteries are inserted, the Weather station will start receiving data signal from
the transmitter. The outdoor temperature and humidity data should then be displayed
on the Weather station. If this does not happen after 2 minutes, the batteries will need
to be removed from both units and reset from step 1.
4.
In order to ensure sufficient 868 MHz transmission however, the distance between the
Weather Station and the transmitter should not be more than 100 meters (see notes on
“Positioning” and “868 MHz Reception”).
Note:
In the event of changing batteries of the units, ensure the batteries do not spring free from
the contacts. Always wait at least 1 minute after removing the batteries before reinserting,
otherwise start up and transmission problems may occur.
WHEN MORE THAN ONE TRANSMITTER IS USED
1.
User shall remove all the batteries from the Weather Station and transmitters, and wait
60 seconds.
2.
Insert the batteries in the first transmitter.
3.
Within 2 minutes of powering up the first transmitter, insert the batteries in the Weather
Station. Once the batteries are in place, all segments of the LCD will light up briefly
and a short signal tine will sound. Following the indoor temperature/humidity and the
time as 0:00 will be displayed. If these information are not displayed on the LCD after
60 seconds, remove the batteries from both units and wait for at least 60 seconds
before reinserting them.
4.
The outdoor temperature and humidity data from the first transmitter (channel 1)
should then be displayed on the Weather Station. Also, the signal reception icon will be
displayed. If this does not happen after 2 minutes, the batteries will need to be
removed from both units and reset from step 1.
5.
Insert the batteries in the second transmitter as soon as the outdoor temperature and
humidity readings from the first transmitter are displayed on the Weather Station.
Note : User shall insert the batteries into the second transmitter within 45 seconds
after the Weather Station displays the information of the first transmitter.
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The outdoor temperature and humidity from the second transmitter and the "channel 2"
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icon should then be displayed on the Weather Station. If this does not happen after 2
minutes, the batteries will need to be removed from all the units and reset from step 1.
Insert the batteries in the third transmitter as soon as the "channel 2" icon and outdoor
data are displayed on the Weather Station. Then within 2 minutes, the channel 3
outdoor data from the third transmitter will be displayed and the channel icon will shift
back to "1" once the third transmitter is successfully received. If this is not happen, user
shall restart the setting up from step 1.
Note : User shall insert the batteries into the third transmitter within 45 seconds after
the Weather Station displays the information of the first transmitter. Or immediately
after reception of the second transmitter is finished.
In order to ensure sufficient 868 MHz transmission however, the distance between the
Weather Station and the transmitter should not be more than 100 meters (see notes on
“Positioning” and “868 MHz Reception”).
IMPORTANT:
Transmission problems will arise if the setting for additional sensors is not followed as
described above. Should transmission problems occur, it is necessary to remove the
batteries from all units and start again the set-up from step 1.
RESETTING
The Weather Station and the Thermo-hygro transmitter need to be reset when one of the
following conditions occur:
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Unsuccessful 868MHz signal reception.
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Malfunction on the units.
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Batteries replacement.
For resetting, remove all batteries from the units. Wait at least for 1 minute before powering
up the Weather station again. Proceed from step 1 in “Setting Up”.
DCF RADIO CONTROLLED TIME
The time base for the radio controlled time is a Cesium Atomic Clock operated by the
Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig which has a time deviation of less
than one second in one million years. The time is coded and transmitted from Mainflingen
near Frankfurt via frequency signal DCF-77 (77.5 kHz) and has a transmitting range of
approximately 1,500 km. Your radio-controlled Weather Station receives this signal and
converts it to show the precise time in summer or wintertime.
The quality of the reception depends greatly on the geographic location. In normal cases,
there should be no reception problems within a 1500km radius of Frankfurt.
DCF reception is done twice daily at 02:00 and 03:00 am. If the reception is not successful at
03:00 am, then the next reception takes place the next hour and so on until 06:00am, or until
the reception is successful. If the reception is not successful at 06:00 am, then the next
attempt will take place the next day at 02:00 am.
Once the outdoor data reception test period is completed, the DCF tower icon in the clock
display will start flashing in the upper left corner. This indicates that the clock has detected
that there is a radio signal present and is trying to receive it. When the time code is received,
the DCF tower becomes permanently lit and the time will be displayed.
If the tower icon flashes, but does not set the time or the DCF tower does not appear at all,
then please take note of the following:
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Recommended distance to any interfering sources like computer monitors or TV sets is
a minimum of 1.5 - 2 meters.
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Within ferro-concrete rooms (basements, superstructures), the received signal is
naturally weakened. In extreme cases, please place the unit close to a window and/ or
point its front or back towards the Frankfurt transmitter.
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During nighttime, the atmospheric disturbances are usually less severe and reception
is possible in most cases. A single daily reception is adequate to keep the accuracy
deviation below 1 second.
FUNCTION KEYS:
Weather Station:
The Weather Station has 5 easy to use function keys:
IN key
OUT/+ key
ALM/DATE key
SET key
SNOOZE/CH key
SET key
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Press and hold the key to enter manual setting modes: LCD contrast, time zone, time
reception ON/OFF, 12/24 hour display, manual time setting, calendar, temperature
°C/°F, pressure hPa/inHg, relative pressure value, and weather icon sensitivity setting
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Reset all MIN/MAX records
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Stop the alarm during alarm ringing
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Stop snooze mode
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Back-light on
ALM/DATE key
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Press and hold key for 3 seconds to enter the alarm setting mode
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Active/de-active the alarm time
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Stop the alarm during alarm ringing
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Stop snooze mode
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Display date
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Back-light on
IN key
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Press to toggle between MAX/MIN and current indoor temperature/humidity data
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Press to set the alarm hour (inside alarm setting mode)
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Decrease relative pressure value (within manual set mode)
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Stop the alarm during alarm ringing
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Stop snooze mode
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Back-light on
OUT/+ key
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Press shortly to toggle between MAX/MIN and current outdoor temperature/humidity
data
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Increase, change, toggle all values in manual set mode
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Press to set the alarm minute (inside alarm setting mode)
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Stop the alarm during alarm ringing
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Stop snooze mode
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Back-light on
SNOOZE/CH key
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Active snooze function during alarm ringing
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Exit the manual set mode and alarm setting mode
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Switch among display of channels (if more than 1 transmitter is used)
Back-light on
LCD SCREEN
The LCD screen is split into 4 sections displaying the information for
time/calendar/alarm/moon phase, indoor data, weather forecast and outdoor data.
Time reception icon
(for DCF time)
Time
Moon phase icon
Calendar or alarm time
Low battery
indicator
Indoor temperature
in ºC/ ºF
Comfort indicator icon
Indoor relative
humidity in RH%
Weather tendency
indicator
Weather forecast icon
Relative air pressure
in hPa / inHg
Relative air pressure
history bar graph
Outdoor data signal
reception indicator*
Outdoor temperature
in ºC/ ºF
Outdoor relative
humidity in RH%
* When the signal is successfully received by the Weather Station, the outdoor transmission
icon will be switched on. (If not successful, the icon will not be shown on LCD). The user can
then easily see whether the last reception was successful (icon on) or not (icon off). On the
other hand, the short blinking of the icon shows that a reception is currently taking place.
MANUAL SETTINGS:
The following manual settings can be changed when pressing the SET key for:
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LCD contrast setting
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Time zone setting
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Time reception ON/OFF setting
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12/24-hour format setting
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Manual time setting
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Calendar setting
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°C/°F temperature setting
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hPa / inHg pressure setting
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Relative air pressure setting
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Weather forecasting icon sensitivity setting
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LCD CONTRAST SETTING:
Last digit flashing
The LCD contrast can be set within 8 levels, from LCD 0 to LCD7 (Default setting is LCD 4):
1.
Press and hold the SET key until the digit starts flashing.
2.
Use the OUT/+ key to view all levels of contrast.
3.
Select the desired LCD contrast. Confirm with the SET key and enter in the Time Zone
setting.
TIME ZONE SETTING:
Flashing
The time zone default of the Weather Station is “0”. To set a different time zone:
1.
The current time zone value starts flashing.
2.
Use the OUT/+ key to set the time zone. The range runs from 0 to -12 and then runs
from +12 back to 0 in consecutive 1-hour intervals.
3.
Confirm with the SET key and enter the Time reception ON/OFF setting.
TIME RECEPTION ON/OFF SETTING:
Flashing
In area where reception of the DCF time is not possible, the DCF time reception function can
be turn OFF. The clock will then work as a normal Quartz clock. (Default setting is ON).
1.
The digit “ON” will start flashing on the LCD.
2.
Use the OUT/+ key to turn OFF the time reception function.
3.
Confirm with the SET key and enter the 12/24-hour format setting.
Note:
If the Time Reception function is turn OFF manually, the clock will not attempt any
reception of the DCF time as long as the Time Reception OFF function is activated.
The time reception icon and the “DCF” icon will not be displayed on the LCD.
12/24-HOUR FORMAT SETTING:
Flashing
The hour display can be selected to show hours in 12-hour or 24-hour settings. (Default 24Hour)
1.
Use the OUT/+ key to toggle between “12H” or “24H”.
2.
Confirm with the SET key and enter the Manual time setting.
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MANUAL TIME SETTING:
In case the Weather Station cannot detect the DCF-signal (for example due to disturbances,
transmitting distance, etc.), the time can be manually set. The clock will then work as a
normal Quartz clock.
Minutes flashing
Hour flashing
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The hour digit will start flashing.
Use the OUT/+ key to set the hour.
Press again the SET key to set the minutes. The minute digits start flashing.
Use the OUT/+ key to set the minutes.
Confirm with the SET key and enter the Calendar setting.
Note:
The unit will still try and receive the signal despite it being manually set. When it does
receive the signal, it will change the manually set time into the received time. During
reception attempts the DCF tower icon will flash. If reception has been unsuccessful, then
the DCF tower icon will not appear but reception will still be attempted the following day.
CALENDAR SETTING:
Year
Date and month (24hr time format)
Month and date (12hr time format)
The date default of the Weather station is 1. 1. 2006. Once the radio-controlled time signals
are received, the date is automatically updated. However, if the signals are not received, the
date can also be set manually.
1.
The year starts flashing.
2.
Use the OUT/+ key to set the year (between year 2003-2029).
3.
Press the SET key again to confirm and to enter the month setting. The month starts
flashing.
4.
Use the OUT/+ key to set the month.
5.
Press the SET key again to confirm and to enter the date setting mode. The date starts
flashing.
6.
Use the OUT/+ key to set the date.
7.
Confirm all calendar settings with the SET key and enter the Temperature unit
setting.
°C/°F TEMPERATURE SETTING:
Flashing
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The temperature display can be selected to show temperature data in °C or °F (Default °C).
1.
Use the OUT/+ key to toggle between “°C” or “°F”.
2.
Confirm with the SET key and enter the Air pressure unit setting.
hPa / inHg PRESSURE UNIT SETTING:
The pressure display can be selected to show relative air pressure in hPa or inHg ( default is
“hPa”).
Flashing
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2.
Use the OUT/+ key to toggle between “hPa” or “inHg” unit
Confirm with the SET key and enter the Relative air pressure value setting.
Note: Units of weather icon sensitivity and air pressure history are not affected. They are
always expressed in hPa.
RELATIVE AIR PRESSURE VALUE SETTING
The default relative pressure value is 1013 hPa (29.92 inHg). This can be manually set to
another value within the range of 960 – 1040 hPa (28.35 – 30.72 inHg) for a better reference.
Flashing
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The current relative pressure value will start flashing
Use the OUT/+ key to increment and IN key to decrement the value. Keep holding the
key allows the value to advance faster.
Confirm with the SET key and enter the Weather forecast icon sensitivity setting.
WEATHER FORECASTING ICON SENSITIVITY SETTING:
For locations with rapid changes of weather conditions, the weather icons sensitivity can be
set to a different level for faster display of weather conditions.
Flashing
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3.
The current sensitivity value will start flashing.
Use the OUT/+ key to set the weather sensitivity level. There are 3 levels of setting: 2,
3 and 4. The value corresponds to the change of air pressure in hPa before the
weather icon will switch to another state. Level 2 is the most sensitive setting, level 4 is
the slowest recording setting (default setting is "3").
Confirm with the SET key and exit the Manual settings.
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TO EXIT THE MANUAL SETTING MODE
To exit the manual setting mode anytime during the manual setting, press the SNOOZE/CH
key or wait for automatic timeout. The mode will return to normal time display.
ALARM SETTING:
Alarm icons
Alarm time
The alarm time can be set when pressing the ALM/DATE key.
1.
Press and hold the ALM/DATE key to enter the alarm set mode. The alarm digits flash.
2.
Use the IN key to set the alarm hour.
3.
Use the OUT/+ key to set the alarm minute.
4.
Confirm with SNOOZE/CH key and exit the Alarm setting. The icon ((●)) will be
displayed along with the set alarm time.
Note:
If the calendar is displayed in the Weather station, the alarm is NOT active.
To view and active the alarm, press the ALM/DATE key. The alarm icon and the alarm time
will be displayed, indicating that the alarm setting is activated.
The maximum alarm ring duration is 2 minutes.
SNOOZE SETTING AND STOPPING THE ALARM:
10 minutes snooze function can be set when the alarm is ringing by pressing the
SNOOZE/CH key.
When the alarm is snoozing, the alarm icon ((•)) will remain flashing indicating that the alarm
is active but is in Snooze mode. To stop the snooze function when it is in snooze period,
press any key except the SNOOZE/CH key.
To stop the alarm, press any key during alarm ringing, except the SNOOZE/CH key.
MOON PHASES SYMBOL
The Moon icon of the Weather station will also display all 12 Moon phases throughout the
year according to the set calendar.
New Moon
Small Waning
Crescent
Small Waxing
Crescent
Large Waning
Crescent
Large Waxing First Quarter
Crescent
Last Quarter
Small Waxing
Gibbous
Small Waning Large Waning
Gibbous
Gibbous
Large Waxing
Gibbous
Full Moon
INDOOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND INDOOR TEMPERATURE:
The indoor temperature and humidity data, the indoor comfort indicator are automatically
updated and displayed on the second section of the LCD.
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MAX icon
Indoor temperature
in °C or ºF
Indoor relative
humidity in RH%
THE COMFORT LEVEL INDICATOR:
Comfortable
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Uncomfortable :
A happy face icon “☺” indicating a temperature level between 20°C and
25.9°C and relative humidity reading between 45% and 65%.
A sad face icon “” indicating any value outside the comfortable range.
TOGGLING AND RESETTING THE INDOOR READINGS:
1.
Press the IN key to toggle between the indoor current, MAX/MIN temperature and
humidity data. The time and dates of the recorded data will also be displayed in the
time and calendar sections (for temperature data only).
Once to show the MAX indoor temperature and humidity data with the recorded time
and date.
Twice to show the MIN indoor temperature and humidity data with the recorded time
and date.
Three times to return to the current displayed values
2.
Once the MIN or MAX data is displayed, press and hold the SET key for 3 seconds to
reset the respective MIN or MAX record to current temperature and humidity data, and
current time, date display.
Note: The MIN or MAX data needs to be reset individually.
WEATHER FORECAST AND WEATHER TENDENCY:
WEATHER FORECASTING ICONS:
Weather icons in the third section of LCD can be displayed in any of the following
combinations:
FORECAST
FORECAST
Sunny
FORECAST
Cloudy with sunny intervals
Rainy
For every sudden or significant change in the air pressure, the weather icons will update
accordingly to represent the change in weather. If the icons do not change, then it means
either the air pressure has not changed or the change has been too slow for the Weather
station to register. However, if the icon displayed is a sun or raining cloud, there will be no
change of icon if the weather gets any better (with sunny icon) or worse (with rainy icon)
since the icons are already at their extremes.
The icons displayed forecasts the weather in terms of getting better or worse and not
necessarily sunny or rainy as each icon indicates. For example, if the current weather is
cloudy and the rainy icon is displayed, it does not mean that the product is faulty because it
is not raining. It simply means that the air pressure has dropped and the weather is expected
to get worse but not necessarily rainy.
Note:
After setting up, readings for weather forecasts should be disregarded for the next 12-24
hours. This will allow sufficient time for the Weather station to collect air pressure data at a
constant altitude and therefore result in a more accurate forecast.
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Common to weather forecasting, absolute accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The weather
forecasting feature is estimated to have an accuracy level of about 75% due to the varying
areas the Weather station has been designed for use. In areas that experience sudden
changes in weather (for example from sunny to rain), the Weather station will be more
accurate compared to use in areas where the weather is stagnant most of the time (for
example mostly sunny).
If the Weather station is moved to another location significantly higher or lower than its initial
standing point (for example from the ground floor to the upper floors of a house), discard the
weather forecast for the next 12-24 hours. By doing this, the Weather Station will not mistake
the new location as being a possible change in air-pressure when really it is due to the slight
change of altitude.
WEATHER TENDENCY INDICATOR
Working together with the weather icons is the weather tendency indicators (located on the
left and right sides of the weather icons). When the indicator points upwards, it means that
the air-pressure is increasing and the weather is expected to improve, but when indicator
points downwards, the air-pressure is dropping and the weather is expected to become
worse.
Taking this into account, one can see how the weather has changed and is expected to
change. For example, if the indicator is pointing downwards together with cloud and sun
icons, then the last noticeable change in the weather was when it was sunny (the sun icon
only). Therefore, the next change in the weather will be cloud with rain icons since the
indicator is pointing downwards.
Note:
Once the weather tendency indicator has registered a change in air pressure, it will remain
permanently visualized on the LCD.
AIR PRESSURE HISTORY (ELECTRONIC BAROMETER WITH BAROMETRIC
PRESSURE TREND)
The third section of the LCD also shows the relative air pressure value and the air pressure
history.
Air pressure over the last 24 hours
The bar chart indicates the air pressure history trend over the last 24 hours in 7 steps, 0h, 3h, -6h, -9h, -12h, -18h, and -24h. The “0h” represents the current full hour air pressure
recording. The columns represent the “hPa” (0, ±2, ±4, ±6) at specific time. The “0” in the
middle of this scale is equal to the current pressure and each change (±2, ±4, ±6) represents
how high or low in “hPa“ the past pressure was compared to the current pressure.
If the bars are rising it means that the weather is getting better due to the increase of air
pressure. If the bars go down, it means the air pressure has dropped and the weather is
expected to get worse from the present time “0h“.
Note:
For accurate barometric pressure trends, the Weather Station should operate at the same
altitude for example, it should not be moved from the ground to the second floor of the
house. Should the unit be moved to a new location, discard readings for the next 12-24
hours.
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OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE/HUMIDITY DATA
The fourth LCD section shows the outdoor temperature and humidity, the reception indicator,
the transmitter identification number and the MIN/MAX outdoor data.
MIN icon
Outdoor transmitter identification number
Outdoor temperature
in °C/ °F
Outdoor relative
humidity in RH%
TOGGLING AND RESETTING THE OUTDOOR DATA
To toggle between the outdoor current, MAX/MIN temperature and humidity data and
the times (for temperature data only) they were recorded press the OUT/+ key:
Once to show the MAX outdoor temperature and humidity data with the recorded
time and date.
Twice to show the MIN outdoor temperature and humidity data with the recorded
time and date.
Three times to return to the current displayed values.
2.
Once the MIN or MAX data is displayed, press and hold the SET key for 3 seconds to
reset the respective MIN or MAX record to current temperature and humidity data, and
current time, date display.
Note: The MIN or MAX data needs to be reset individually.
1.
TO VIEW THE MIN/MAX DATA FROM DIFFERENT TRANSMITTERS
When more than 1 transmitter used:
1. To toggle between transmitters, press the SNOOZE/CH key:
Once to show transmitter 2
Twice to show transmitter 3
Three times to return to transmitter 1
2.
Use OUT/+ key to view the MIN/MAX temperature and humidity data for the selected
transmitter.
3.
To reset the minimum and maximum temperature and humidity data, and the times at
which they were recorded, press the SET key continuously for about 3 seconds. This
will reset the MIN/MAX data recorded to the current time, date, temperature and
humidity. The current time taken is the normal displayed time and does not regard the
time zone set for the unit.
Note: the MIN/MAX data for each transmitter needs to be reset separately.
BACK-LIGHT
The back-light is automatically switched ON when any keys are pressed. The back-light will
be switched on for approximately 8 seconds before automatically switching OFF.
LOW BATTERY INDICATOR
Low battery indicator is displayed on the LCD when the batteries require changing.
ABOUT THE OUTDOOR TRANSMITTER
The range of the Thermo-hygro transmitter may be affected by the temperature. At cold
temperatures the transmitting distance may be decreased. Please bear this in mind when
positioning the transmitters. Also the batteries may be reduced in power for the Thermohygro transmitter.
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CHECKING FOR 868MHz RECEPTION
If the outdoor temperature and humidity data are not being received within three minutes
after setting up (or outdoor display always show “- -. -” in the outdoor section of the Weather
station during normal operation), please check the following points:
1.
The distance of the Weather station or transmitters should be at least 2 meters away
from any interfering sources such as computer monitors or TV sets.
2.
Avoid placing the transmitters onto or in the immediate proximity of metal window
frames.
3.
Using other electrical products such as headphones or speakers operating on the
868MHz-signal frequency may prevent correct signal transmission or reception.
Neighbors using electrical devices operating on the 868MHz-signal frequency can also
cause interference.
Note:
When the 868MHz signal is received correctly, do not re-open the battery cover of either the
transmitter or Weather station, as the batteries may spring free from the contacts and force a
false reset. Should this happen accidentally then reset all units (see “Setting up” above)
otherwise transmission problems may occur.
The transmission range is around 100 meters from the Thermo-hygro transmitter to the
Weather station (in open space). However, this depends on the surrounding environment
and interference levels. If no reception is possible despite the observation of these factors,
all system units have to be reset (see “Setting up” above).
POSITIONING THE WEATHER STATION
The Weather station provides the option of table standing or wall mounting the unit. Before
wall mounting, please check that the outdoor data can be received from the desired
locations.
To wall mount:
1.
Fix a screw (not supplied) into the desired wall, leaving the head
extended out by about 5mm.
2.
Place the weather station onto the screw, using the hanging hole on
the backside. Gently pull the weather station down to lock the screw
into place.
Foldout table stand:
The foldout table stand leg is located on the backside. Pull the stand out
from the bottom center edge of the weather station, below the battery
compartment. Once the foldout table stand is extended, place the weather
station in an appropriate location.
POSITIONING THE THERMO-HYGRO TRANSMITTER
The Thermo-hygro transmitter is supplied with a holder that may be attached to
a wall with the three screws supplied. Before securing the transmitter, ensure
that the 868MHz signal is properly received. To attach to the wall, please follow
the steps below:
1.
Mark the wall using a pen through the holes in the holder to obtain the
exact drilling position.
2.
Drill holes in the wall at the points marked.
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3.
Screw holder onto wall.
There is also double sided tape included with the wall mount. On smooth surfaces this can
be used instead of drilling holes. The mounting surface can, however, affect the transmission
range. If for example the unit is attached to a piece of metal, it may then either reduce or
increase the transmitting range. For this reason, we recommend not placing the unit on any
metal surfaces or in any position where a large metal or highly polished surface is in the
immediate proximity (garage doors, double glazing, etc.). Before securing in place, please
ensure that the Weather station can receive the 868MHz signal from the Thermo-hygro
transmitter at the positions that you wish to situate them.
The Thermo-hygro transmitter simply clicks in or out of the holder. When inserting or
removing the Thermo-hygro transmitter from the wall holder please hold both units securely.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE:
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Extreme temperatures, vibration and shock should be avoided as these may cause
damage to the units and give inaccurate forecasts and readings.
When cleaning the display and casings, use a soft damp cloth only. Do not use
solvents or scouring agents as they may mark the LCD and casings.
Do not submerge the units in water.
Immediately remove all low powered batteries to avoid leakage and damage. Replace
only with new batteries of the recommended type.
Do not make any repair attempts to the units. Return it to their original point of
purchase for repair by a qualified engineer. Opening and tampering with the units may
invalidate their guarantee.
Do not expose the units to extreme and sudden temperature changes, this may lead to
rapid changes in forecasts and readings and thereby reduce their accuracy.
SPECIFICATIONS:
Temperature measuring range:
Indoor
: -9.9ºC to +59.9ºC with 0.1°C resolution
14.2ºF to 139.8ºF with 0.2ºF resolution
(“OF.L” displayed if outside this range)
Outdoor
: -39.9ºC to +59.9ºC with 0.1°C resolution
-39.8ºF to +139.8ºF with 0.2ºF resolution
(“OF.L” displayed if outside this range)
Indoor humidity range
: 1% to 99% with 1% resolution
(Display “- -“ if temperature is OL.F; display “- -“ if < 1% and “99%” if > 99%)
Outdoor humidity range
: 1% to 99% with 1% resolution
(Display “- -“ if outside temperature is OF.L; display 1% if < 1% and 99% if > 99%)
Interior data checking intervals
Indoor Temperature
: Every 15 seconds
Humidity
: Every 20 seconds
Air pressure checking interval
: Every 15 seconds
Outdoor temperature and humidity data checking interval:
Every 4 seconds
(or every 15 minutes if data are lost and display “--.-“)
Transmission range
: up to 100 meters (open space)
Power consumption: (alkaline batteries recommended)
Weather station
: 3 x AA, IEC LR6, 1.5V
Thermo-hygro transmitter
: 2 x AA, IEC LR6, 1.5V
Battery life
: up to 24 months
Dimensions (L x W x H):
Weather station
: 117.4 x 31.2 x 227.1mm
Thermo-hygro transmitter
: 57.3 x 62 x 135.6 mm (excluding wall bracket)
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LIABILITY DISCLAIMER
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The electrical and electronic wastes contain hazardous substances. Disposal of
electronic waste in wild country and/or in unauthorized grounds strongly damages the
environment
Please contact your local or/and regional authorities to retrieve the addresses of legal
dumping grounds with selective collection
All electronic instruments must from now on be recycled. User shall take an active part
in the reuse, recycling and recovery of the electrical and electronic waste.
The unrestricted disposal of electronic waste may do harm on public health and the
quality of environment.
This product must however not be thrown in general rubbish collection points.
As stated on the gift box and labeled on the product, reading the “User manual” is
highly recommended for the benefit of the user.
The manufacturer and supplier cannot accept any responsibility for any incorrect
readings and any consequences that occur should an inaccurate reading take place.
This product is not to be used for medical purposes or for public information.
This product is only designed to be used in the home as indication of the future
weather and is not 100% accurate. Weather forecasts given by this product should be
taken only as an indication and not as being totally accurate.
The specifications of this product may change without prior notice.
This product is not a toy. Keep out of the reach of children.
No part of this manual may be reproduced without written consent of the manufacturer.
R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC
Summary of the Declaration of Conformity : We hereby declare that this wireless transmission device does
comply with the essential requirements of R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC.
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