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Instruction Manual
Projection Alarm Clock
model 13020 / 13026
180º
CONTENTS
Unpacking Instructions............ 2
Package Contents................... 2
Product Registration................ 2
Features & Benefits: Sensor...... 2
Features & Benefits: Alarm....... 3
Setup..................................... 5
Sensor Setup.......................... 5
Alarm Setup........................... 6
Setup Preferences................... 7
Intelli-Time Clock..................... 7
Placement Guidelines.............. 8
Using the Alarm Clock............. 9
USB Charging......................... 9
Using the Projector.................10
Backlight Settings...................10
Troubleshooting..................... 11
Care & Maintenance..............12
Specifications.........................13
FCC Information....................13
Customer Support..................14
Warranty..............................14
Questions? Contact Customer Support at
(877) 221-1252 or visit www.AcuRite.com.
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Unpacking Instructions
Remove the protective film that is applied to the LCD screen prior to using this
product. Locate the tab and peel off to remove.
Package Contents
1. Alarm clock
2. Outdoor sensor
3. Power adapter
4. Instruction Manual
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TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
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Features & Benefits
1
OUTDOOR SENSOR
2
1. Integrated Hanger
for easy placement.
2. Wireless Signal Indicator
Flashes when data is being
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sent to the display unit.
3. Battery Compartment
3
4. A-B-C Switch
ID code that must match display’s
A-B-C switch to ensure units
synchronize.
4
5. Battery Compartment Cover
2
Features & Benefits
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10
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14 15 16 17
180º
DC 5 v
8 9
11 12
22
FRONT OF ALARM
˚
7. Flip Projection 180
for versatile viewing angles.
18.Projector Focus
Adjust the size and focus of the
Toggle between red or amber.
10. UP, SET & DOWN Buttons
Set time zone preference.
17. RESET Button
Full reset to factory defaults. temperature or outdoor temperature
9. Projection Color
˚ ˚
for setup preferences.
projected image.
19.DC 5v Power Input
11. Alarm Setup
20.USB Charging
for compatible smartphones.
12. Alarm On/Off Button
13. Snooze Button
21. + Brightness Button
Increase display brightness.
BACK OF ALARM
22.— Brightness Button
Decrease display brightness.
14. A-B-C Switch
ID code that must match sensor’s
23.Battery Compartment
24. Battery Compartment Cover
A-B-C switch to ensure units synchronize.
3
18
Select degrees Celsius or degrees
Fahrenheit temperature units.
16. Zone Button
8. Projection Information
Toggle between time, indoor
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15. C/ F Switch
6. Projector Power On/Off
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CHARGE
USB DEVICE
(not shown)
Features & Benefits
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3
4
6
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5
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1. Current Indoor Temperature
4.Intelli-Time® Date
Arrow icon indicates direction
temperature is trending.
Pre-programmed to the correct date.
5. Moon Phase
2. Current Outdoor Temperature
6. Alarm On/Off
rrow icon indicates direction
A
temperature is trending.
7. Alarm Set Time
8. Alarm Days Active
3.Intelli-Time® Clock
Indicates daily alarm or
weekday-only alarm setup.
Pre-programmed to the correct
time and automatically updates for
Daylight Saving Time.
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SETUP
Sensor Setup
1 Set the A-B-C Switch
The A-B-C switch is located inside
the battery compartment. It can
be set to A, B or C. However,
you must select the same letter
choices for both the sensor and the
display unit in order for the units to
synchronize.
2 Install or Replace Batteries
AcuRite recommends high quality
alkaline or lithium batteries for the
best product performance. Heavy
duty or rechargeable batteries are
not recommended.
conditions. Cold temperatures can
cause alkaline batteries to function
improperly. Use lithium batteries in
the sensor for temperatures below
-4ºF / -20ºC.
1. S
lide off the battery
compartment cover. Take note
of the A-B-C switch setting inside
the battery compartment for
display unit setup.
2. Insert 2 x AA batteries into
the battery compartment, as
shown. F
ollow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
The sensor requires lithium
batteries in low temperature
3. R
eplace the battery cover.
1
A-B-C Switch
set to match
display unit
ABC
2
Install Batteries
2 AA batteries
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Alarm Clock Setup
1 Set the A-B-C Switch
3 Install or Replace Backup
Batteries
L ocate 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
choices for both the display unit
and the sensor in order for the
units to synchronize.
1. R
emove the battery
compartment cover.
2. Insert 3 x AA alkaline
batteries into the battery
compartment, as shown.
Follow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
2 Plug in Power Adapter
For the best performance, plug
in the power adapter as the main
power source for this product.
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3. Replace the battery cover.
A-B-C Switch
set to match
sensor
ABC
2
Plug in Power
Adapter
3
DC 5 v
CHARGE
USB DEVICE
Install
Batteries
3 AA alkaline
batteries
IMPORTANT: Batteries are a backup power source to preserve records in the event of a
power outage. Power adapter recommended as the primary power source to enjoy the full
functionality of the product.
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.
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Intelli-Time® Clock
Intelli-Time clock and calendar are pre-programmed to the correct time and
date, and update automatically for Daylight Saving Time. All you need to do is
select your time zone using the “ZONE” button.
Set the Time, Date & Language
Press and hold the “ ” button, located on the right side of the display, to
enter SET MODE. Once in set mode, the preference you are currently setting
will blink on the display.
To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “
“ “ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
” or
To save your adjustments, press and release the “ ” button to adjust the next
preference. The preference set order is as follows:
LANGUAGE (English or French)
TIME ZONE (PST MST CST EST AST HAST AKST)
AUTO DST (Automatically adjust time -/+ on DST dates)
CLOCK HOUR
CLOCK MINUTE
CALENDAR MONTH
CALENDAR DATE
CALENDAR YEAR
You will automatically exit SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 5 seconds.
Enter setup mode at any time by pressing the “ ” button.
Manual Clock Quick-Adjust
Self-timed clocks may drift by a few minutes over time. You can adjust the time
using the “Quick Adjust” feature.
To access “Quick Adjust” mode, press AND HOLD the “ ” OR “ ” buttons
for at least 8 seconds. The minutes will flash to indicate they can be adjusted.
Press the “ ” or “ ” buttons to adjust the minutes. After 3 seconds of
inactivity, any adjustments will be saved and the clock will return to normal
operation.
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Placement for Maximum Accuracy
AcuRite sensors are sensitive to surrounding environmental conditions. Proper
placement of both the display unit and outdoor sensor are critical to the
accuracy and performance of this product.
Alarm Clock Placement
Place alarm clock in a dry area free of dirt and dust. To help ensure
an accurate indoor temperature measurement, be sure to place the
display away from heat sources or vents.
Outdoor Sensor Placement
Sensor must be placed outside to observe outdoor conditions.
Sensor is water resistant and is designed for general outdoor use,
however, to extend its life place the sensor in an area protected
from direct weather elements.
Hang the sensor using the integrated hang holes or hanger, or by
using string (not included) to hang it from a suitable location, like a
well covered tree branch. The best location is 4 to 8 feet above the
ground with permanent shade and plenty of fresh air to circulate
around the sensor.
Important Placement Guidelines
•To ensure accurate temperature measurement, place units out of direct sunlight and away from any heat sources or vents.
•Display unit and outdoor sensor must be within 330 ft (100 m) of each other.
•To maximize wireless range, place units away from large metallic items, thick walls, metal surfaces, or other objects that may limit wireless communication.
•To prevent wireless interference, place both units at least 3 ft (.9 m) away from electronic devices (TV, computer, microwave, radio, etc.).
TV
AT
LEAST
3
(.91 m)
APART
Setup is Complete
(330 feet maximum)
(100 meters)
The sensor will now synchronize with the alarm clock. It may take a few
minutes for synchronization to complete.
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OPERATION
Using the Alarm Clock
Set Alarm Time
Press and release the “
” button to enter ALARM SET MODE.
To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “
“ “ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
To save your adjustments, press and release the “
preference. The preference set order is as follows:
” or
” button to adjust the next
ALARM CLOCK HOUR
ALARM CLOCK MINUTE
ALARM EVERY DAY or WEEKDAY ONLY SELECTION
You will automatically exit ALARM SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 5
seconds. Enter setup mode at any time by pressing the “
” button.
Momentary Backlight
During power adapter use, press the Snooze button for momentary backlight
at 100% brightness. During battery-powered use, press any button for
momentary backlight.
Moon Phase
Track the phases of the moon, conveyed through simple lunar phase icons.
NEW
WAXING
CRESCENT
1ST
QUARTER
WAXING
GIBBOUS
FULL
WANING
GIBBOUS
3RD
QUARTER
WANING
CRESCENT
USB Charging
Charge your mobile device by plugging your device’s
USB power cord (not included) into the USB charging
port on the back of the alarm clock.
USB charging is only available during power adapter
use; USB charging is not active when operating on
battery-power only.
DC 4.5 v
CHARGE
USB DEVICE
Note: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your mobile
device(s) to determine compatibility with the USB charging
feature on this product. Some devices may not support USB
charging or may require a higher power rating than this product provides.
Observe the charging status on your device. Ensure your device is working
properly before attempting to charge.
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Using The Projector
The projector can be rotated to project the time, indoor temperature, or
outdoor temperature on a wall or on the ceiling.
Press the projector power button “
Press the “
or wall.
” to turn the projector ON/OFF.
” button to flip the projection image 180º for use on a ceiling
Press the “ “ button, located on the left side of the display, to select the
information you want to be projected:
CURRENT TIME
INDOOR TEMPERATURE ( )
OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE ( )
Press the color selection button (
projection.
) to choose between a RED or AMBER
If the projected information is hard to read or blurry, use the “FOCUS” dial on
the back of the projector to make the projected image clearer.
NOTES:
• Do not stare into the projector lens directly!
• Do not touch the projector lens.
• Some rough surfaces will not display the projection clearly.
Display Backlight
Display backlight has 6 brightness levels: 100% (default), 70%, 50%, 30%,
10% and 5%. The backlight will be ON 100% intensity by default, you may
adjust the backlight using the dimmer control buttons located on the back of
the unit.
BATTERY POWER NOTE: The display unit is intended to be plugged in during
use with included AC power adaptor; batteries are optional for maintaining
settings in case of a power outage. Please note that to conserve backup
battery power, the projector and display illumination only activate momentarily
for 10 seconds at a time when the unit is powered by batteries alone. The
display dimmer option is only available when the unit is plugged in.
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Troubleshooting
No outdoor sensor
reception
no bars
If the wireless signal indicator shows no bars:
•R
elocate the display unit and/or the outdoor sensor.
The units must be within 330 ft (100 m) of each other.
•M
ake sure both units are placed at least 3 feet (.9
m) away from electronics that may interfere with the
wireless communication (such as TVs, microwaves,
computers, etc).
•U
se standard alkaline batteries (or lithium batteries in
sensor when temperature is below -4ºF/-20ºC). Do not
use heavy duty or rechargeable batteries. NOTE: It
may take up to 20 minutes for display unit and sensor
to synchronize after batteries are replaced.
Alarm clock display
seems dark or hard to
read
•V
erify power adapter is plugged in.
• Increase brightness using +/– buttons, located on the
back of the clock.
• T he optimum viewing angle for this product is from
slightly above it.
Alarm clock screen not
working
•C
heck that the batteries are installed correctly.
Batteries may need to be replaced.
•R
eset the display by pressing the reset button, located
on the back of the display unit. Time and date will
need to be entered after a reset.
Inaccurate
temperature
•M
ake sure both the display unit and sensor are
placed out of direct sunlight and away from any heat
sources or vents (see page 8).
Outdoor
temperature
is flashing or
showing dashes
Flashing of the outdoor temperature is generally an
indication of wireless interference.
1. B
ring both the sensor and display unit indoors and
remove at least one battery from each.
2. Make sure the A-B-C switch on both units match.
3. Reinstall the battery in the outdoor sensor.
4. Reinstall the battery in the display unit.
5. L et the units sit within a couple feet of each other
for about 20 minutes to gain a strong connection.
If your AcuRite product does not operate properly after trying
the troubleshooting steps, visit www.AcuRite.com or call
(877) 221-1252 for assistance.
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Care & Maintenance
Display Unit Care
Clean with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives. Keep
away from dust, dirt and moisture. Clean ventilation ports regularly with a
gentle puff of air.
Outdoor Sensor Care
Clean with a soft damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives.
Replace Intelli-Time Clock Battery
Intelli-Time technology is
powered by a pre-installed
coin-cell battery that stores
the time and date settings.
The battery has a shelf life of
several years. To replace the
Intelli-Time battery:
CR2032
3V
1. Locate the coin cell battery compartment door on the
back of the display unit.
Unscrew and remove the
compartment cover.
2. Insert 1 x CR2032 coin cell battery into the battery compartment, as shown.
Install battery with “+” positive terminal facing OUT.
3. Screw in the battery cover.
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Specifications
TEMPERATURE RANGE
Outdoor: -40ºF to 158ºF; -40ºC to 70ºC
Indoor: 32ºF to 99ºF; 0ºC to 37ºC
WIRELESS RANGE
330 ft / 100 m depending on home construction materials
OPERATING FREQUENCY 433 MHz
POWER
Display: 5v power adapter
3 x AA alkaline batteries (optional)
Sensor: 2 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries
DATA REPORTING
Outdoor data: 16 second updates
Indoor data: 60 second updates
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).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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AcuRite customer support is committed to providing you with best-inclass service. For assistance, please have the model number of this
product available and contact us in any of the following ways:
(877) 221-1252
info@chaney-inst.com
24/7 support at www.AcuRite.com
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