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Ambient Weather WS-0101 Wireless Thermo-Hygrometer
with Calibration User Manual
Table of Contents
1.
2.
Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 2
Getting Started ................................................................................................................................ 2
2.1 Parts List ....................................................................................................................................... 2
2.2 Recommend Tools ......................................................................................................................... 2
2.3 Thermo-Hygrometer Sensor Set Up .............................................................................................. 2
2.4 Display Console Set Up ................................................................................................................ 3
2.5
Sensor Operation Verification ................................................................................................ 3
3. Remote Sensor Installation ............................................................................................................. 3
4. Console Operation........................................................................................................................... 4
4.1 Set Mode ....................................................................................................................................... 4
4.2 Min/Max Mode ............................................................................................................................. 5
4.3 Multi-Channel Operation .............................................................................................................. 5
4.3.1 Sensor Initialization ........................................................................................................... 5
4.3.2 Sensor Accuracy Note ........................................................................................................ 5
4.3.3 Viewing the 3 Sensor Channels .......................................................................................... 5
4.4
Humidity Calibration.............................................................................................................. 5
5. Glossary of Terms ........................................................................................................................... 6
6. Specifications .................................................................................................................................. 6
6.1 Wireless Specifications ................................................................................................................. 6
6.2 Measurement Specifications ......................................................................................................... 6
6.3 Power Consumption ...................................................................................................................... 6
7. Troubleshooting Guide.................................................................................................................... 7
8. Accessories ..................................................................................................................................... 8
9. Liability Disclaimer ........................................................................................................................ 8
10.
FCC Statement............................................................................................................................ 9
11.
Warranty Information ................................................................................................................. 9
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1. Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of the Ambient Weather WS-0101 Wireless Weather Station with time,
indoor temperature and outdoor temperature and outdoor humidity with calibration. The following
user guide provides step by step instructions for installation, operation and troubleshooting. To
download the latest manual and additional troubleshooting tips, please visit:
http://ambientweather.wikispaces.com/ws0101
2. Getting Started
The WS-0101 weather station consists of a display console (receiver), and a thermo-hygrometer
(remote transmitter).
2.1 Parts List
QTY
1
1
Item
Display Console
Frame Dimensions (LxWxH): 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.0 in
LCD Dimensions (LxW): 2.25 x 1.75”
Thermo-hygrometer transmitter (WH2B) with mounting bracket
Dimensions (LxWxH): 3.5” x 2.5” x 0.9”
2.2 Recommend Tools
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•
Philips screwdriver (precision)
Drill for mounting bracket
2.3 Thermo-Hygrometer Sensor Set Up
Note: To avoid permanent damage, please take note of the battery polarity before inserting the
batteries.
Remove the battery door on the back of the sensor with a Philips screwdriver (there is only one screw,
at the bottom of the unit). Insert two AAA batteries as shown in Figure 1 (we recommend lithium
batteries for cold weather climates, but alkaline batteries are sufficient for most climates).
Replace the battery door and set screw. Note that the temperature and humidity will be displayed on
the LCD display. Looking at the back of the unit from left to right, the polarity is (-) (+) for the top
battery and (+) (-) for the bottom battery.
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Figure 1
2.4 Display Console Set Up
Note: To avoid permanent damage, please take note of the battery polarity before inserting the
batteries.
Move the remote thermo-hygrometer at least 10’ away from the display console (if the sensor is too
close, it may not be received by the display console).
Remove the battery door on the back of the display. Insert two AA (alkaline or lithium, avoid
rechargeable) batteries in the back of the display console.
All of the LCD segments will light up for a few seconds to verify all segments are operating properly.
Replace the battery door, and fold out the desk stand and place the console in the upright position.
The console will instantly display indoor temperature, date and time. The outdoor temperature and
humidity will display --, then update on the display within a few minutes. Do not touch any buttons
until the remote sensor reports in, otherwise the remote sensor search mode will be terminated, and
you must power down and power up the console again. When the remote sensor data has been
received, the console will automatically switch to the normal mode, and all further settings can be
performed.
If the remote does not update, please reference the troubleshooting guide in Section 7.
2.5 Sensor Operation Verification
Verify the indoor and outdoor temperature match closely with the console and sensor array in the same
location (about 10’ apart). The sensors should be within 4°F (the accuracy is ± 2°F). Allow about 30
minutes for both sensors to stabilize.
3. Remote Sensor Installation
It is recommended you mount the remote sensor on a north facing wall, in a shaded area. Direct
sunlight and radiant heat sources will result in inaccurate temperature readings. Although the sensor is
water resistant, it is best to mount in a well protected area, such as an eve.
Use 3 screws to affix the mounting bracket to the wall. Connect the remote sensor to the wall
bracket by snapping into place.
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Figure 3
4. Console Operation
Note: After 30 seconds of inactivity, the display will automatically revert to the normal display
mode (automatic time out).
4.1 Set Mode
Note: The SET and MIN/MAX functions use the same button and are used interchangeably. The
RESET and CH/+ functions use the same button and are used interchangeably.
Press and hold the SET for two seconds to enter the set mode.
1. Hour Format. The 12H will begin flashing. Press the CH/+ key to toggle between the 24
hour (24H) and 12 hour (12H) time display mode. Press the SET key to confirm 12/24 hour
format selection.
2. Temperature Units of Measure. The °F icon will begin flashing. Press the CH/+ key to
toggle between the °F and °C units of measure. Press the SET key to confirm the units of
measure selection.
3. Hour of Day. The hour of day will begin flashing. Press the CH/+ key to advance the hour.
Note that the PM icon will be displayed for afternoon hours. Press and hold the CH/+ key
to advance rapidly. Press the SET key to confirm the hour selection.
4. Minute of Hour. The minute will begin flashing. Press the CH/+ key to advance the minute.
Press and hold the CH/+ key to advance rapidly. Press the SET key to confirm the minute
selection.
5. Humidity Calibration. The remote humidity will begin flashing. Press the CH/+ key to
increase the humidity reading in 1% increments (when 100% is reached, it rolls over to 0%).
To reset the outdoor humidity to the measured value, press and hold the CH/+ key for three
seconds.
Press the SET key to confirm the calibrated humidity selection. If you have more than one
remote thermo-hygrometer, channel 2 humidity will begin flashing. Repeat this step of
optional channel 2 and channel 3 sensors.
Press the SET key again to exit the SET mode.
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Note: The remote thermo-hygrometer will always display the un-calibrated humidity and is
unaffected by the calibrated humidity set from the display console.
4.2 Min/Max Mode
While in Normal Mode, press the MIN/MAX key to enter the minimum mode, and the MIN icon and
minimum records will be displayed at the bottom of the display. Press and hold the RESET key for
two seconds to reset the minimum values to the current values.
Press the MIN/MAX key to enter the maximum mode, and the MAX icon and maximum records will
be displayed. Press and hold the RESET key for two seconds or more to reset the maximum values to
the current values.
Press MIN/MAX key again to return the Normal Mode.
4.3 Multi-Channel Operation
The WS-0101 supports up to three WH2B remote thermo-hygrometers (one is included). The optional
sensors can be purchased at AmbientWeather.com.
4.3.1 Sensor Initialization
Power up the sensors and console in the following order:
1. Power up the console. Do not touch any of the buttons, as described in Section 2.4.
2. Power up the first remote thermo-hygrometer as described in Section 2.5. Wait until the
sensor reports into the console.
3. Power up the second remote thermo-hygrometer as described in Section 2.5. Wait until the
sensor reports to the console. The first sensor will be designated as Channel 1 and the second
sensor will be designated as Channel 2.
4. Power up the third remote thermo-hygrometer as described in Section 2.5. Wait until the
sensor reports to the console. The third sensor will be designated as Channel 3. The display
will switch between each sensor until you exit the initialization state by pressing any button.
4.3.2 Sensor Accuracy Note
Allow about one hour for all sensors to stabilize.
Verify the temperature values match closely with the console and sensor array in the same location
(about 10’ apart). The sensors should be within 4°F (the accuracy is ± 2°F).
Verify the humidity values match closely with the sensor array in the same location (about 10’ apart).
The sensors should be within 10% (the accuracy is ± 5%). Use the calibration procedure to remote
humidity inaccuracy.
4.3.3 Viewing the 3 Sensor Channels
To view the 3 sensor channels, select the CH/+ button. The minimum and maximum can be viewed
for each channel as specified in Section 4.2.
4.4 Humidity Calibration
Humidity measurement is among the more difficult problems in basic meteorology. Accuracy is
difficult to achieve and are subject to drift, so need regular recalibration.
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A further difficulty is that most hygrometers sense relative humidity rather than the absolute amount
of water present, but relative humidity is a function of both temperature and absolute moisture content,
so small temperature variations within the air in a test chamber will translate into relative humidity
variations.
All hygrometers are preset at the factory but may require recalibration due to shipping and storage or
electronic drift. There are several ways to calibrate the humidity sensors, including sling
psychrometers (which compare wet and dry bulb temperatures to measure relative humidity), or salt
calibration kits, available at AmbientWeather.com. Different salts, when mixed with water to create
a sludge or slurry, will generate a consistent and predictable humidity.
Comparing the humidity to an unknown source or an official weather station in your area is not a valid
calibration methodology.
5. Glossary of Terms
Term
Accuracy
Calibration
Hygrometer
Range
Definition
Accuracy is defined as the ability of a measurement to match the actual
value of the quantity being measured.
The act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the
accuracy of a measuring instrument.
A hygrometer is a device that measures relative humidity. Relative
humidity is a term used to describe the amount or percentage of water
vapor that exists in air.
Range is defined as the amount or extent a value can be measured.
6. Specifications
6.1 Wireless Specifications
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•
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Line of sight wireless transmission (in open air): 300 feet. 100 feet under most conditions.
Frequency: 433 MHz
Update Rate: 48 seconds
6.2 Measurement Specifications
The following table provides specifications for the measured parameters.
Measurement
Indoor Temperature
Outdoor Temperature
Outdoor Humidity
Range
32 to 140 °F
-40 to 149 °F
1 to 99%
Accuracy
± 2 °F
± 2 °F
± 5% (accuracy is only
guaranteed between 20
to 95%).
Resolution
0.1 °F
0.1 °F
1%
6.3 Power Consumption
•
•
•
Base station : 2 x AA 1.5V Alkaline batteries
Remote sensor : 2 x AAA 1.5V Alkaline batteries
Battery life: Minimum 24 months for base station
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Minimum 24 months for thermometer-hygrometer sensor (use lithium batteries in cold
weather climates)
7. Troubleshooting Guide
If your question is not answered here, you can contact us as follows:
1. Email Support: support@ambientweather.com
2. Live Chat Support: www.ambientweather.com/chat.html (M-F 8am to 4pm Arizona Time)
3. Technical Support: 480-283-1644 (M-F 8am to 4pm Arizona Time)
Problem
Wireless remote (thermo-hygrometer) not
reporting in to console.
Solution
The maximum line of sight communication range is
300’. Move the sensor assembly closer to the display
console.
There are dashes on the display console.
If the sensor assembly is too close (less than 10’), move
the sensor assembly away from the display console.
Cycle power on the console. The console may have
exited the search mode.
Install a fresh set of batteries in the remote
thermo-hygrometer. For cold weather environments,
install lithium batteries.
Make sure the remote sensors are not transmitting
through solid metal (acts as an RF shield), or earth
barrier (down a hill).
Move the display console around electrical noise
generating devices, such as computers, TVs and other
wireless transmitters or receivers.
Move the remote sensor to a higher location. Move the
remote sensor to a closer location.
Temperature sensor reads too high in the
day time.
Indoor and Outdoor Temperature do not
agree
Multi-channel Humidity do not agree
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Radio Frequency (RF) Sensors cannot transmit through
metal barriers (example, aluminum siding) or multiple,
thick walls.
Make sure the thermo-hygrometer is mounted in a
shaded area on the north facing wall. Consider the
following radiation shield if this is not possible:
http://www.ambientweather.com/amwesrpatean.html
Allow up to 30 minutes for the sensors to stabilize due to
signal filtering. The indoor and outdoor temperature
sensors should agree within 4 °F (the sensor accuracy is
± 2 °F)
Allow up to 30 minutes for the sensors to stabilize due to
signal filtering. The multi-channel sensors should agree
within 10% (the sensor accuracy is ± 5%). Perform
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Problem
Solution
calibration to a known source if out of range.
The console displays the calibrated humidity. The remote
displays the measured humidity only. Refer to
Section 4.1 Set Time and Humidity Calibration to
set and reset the humidity calibration.
Replace console batteries with a fresh set of batteries.
Console outdoor humidity and remote
humidity do not agree.
Display console contrast is weak
8. Accessories
The following software and hardware accessories are available for this weather station
at www.AmbientWeather.com .
Accessory
Energizer AA Lithium
Battery (2-pack) - Batteries
for Long Life and Cold
Climates
Image
Description
AA lithium batteries for cold weather
climates.
SRS100LX Temperature
and Humidity Solar
Radiation Shield
Solar Radiation Shield improves temperature
accuracy for hot weather climates. Remove
the rain guard and install over
thermo-hygrometer.
Ambient Weather WH2B
Thermo-Hygrometer
The WS-0101 supports up to three remote
channels (one is included).
Ambient Weather Humidity
Calibration Kits
Calibration kits provide a controlled method
for calibrating the hygrometer.
9. Liability Disclaimer
Please help in the preservation of the environment and return used batteries to an authorized depot.
The electrical and electronic wastes contain hazardous substances. Disposal of electronic waste in
wild country and/or in unauthorized grounds strongly damages the environment.
Reading the “User manual” is highly recommended. 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 designed for use in the home only as indication of weather conditions. This product is
not to be used for medical purposes or for public information.
The specifications of this product may change without prior notice.
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This product is not a toy. Keep out of the reach of children.
No part of this manual may be reproduced without written authorization of the manufacturer.
Ambient, LLC WILL NOT ASSUME LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
PUNITIVE, OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE OPERATION OR
MALFUNCTION OF THIS PRODUCT.
10. FCC Statement
Statement according to FCC part 15.19:
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.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Statement according to FCC part 15.21:
Modifications not expressly approved by this company could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
Statement according to FCC part 15.105:
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 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.
11. Warranty Information
Ambient, LLC provides a 1-year limited warranty on this product against manufacturing defects in
materials and workmanship.
This limited warranty begins on the original date of purchase, is valid only on products purchased and
only to the original purchaser of this product. To receive warranty service, the purchaser must contact
Ambient, LLC for problem determination and service procedures.
Warranty service can only be performed by a Ambient, LLC. The original dated bill of sale must be
presented upon request as proof of purchase to Ambient, LLC.
Your Ambient, LLC warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship with the following
specified exceptions: (1) damage caused by accident, unreasonable use or neglect (lack of reasonable
and necessary maintenance); (2) damage resulting from failure to follow instructions contained in your
owner’s manual; (3) damage resulting from the performance of repairs or alterations by someone other
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than an authorized Ambient, LLC authorized service center; (4) units used for other than home use (5)
applications and uses that this product was not intended (6) the products inability to receive a signal
due to any source of interference or metal obstructions and (7) extreme acts of nature, such as
lightning strikes or floods.
This warranty covers only actual defects within the product itself, and does not cover the cost of
installation or removal from a fixed installation, normal set-up or adjustments, claims based on
misrepresentation by the seller or performance variations resulting from installation-related
circumstances.
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