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Temperature & Humidity
Sensor with Probe
USER MANUAL
(TS33F-M)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
BATTERY INSTALLATION
LOW BATTERY WARNING
PLACEMENT OF THE REMOTE SENSOR
GETTING STARTED
TRANSMISSION COLLISION
PRECAUTIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
FCC STATEMENT
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
BATTERY SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
STANDARD WARRANTY INFORMATION
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for selecting a Meade Instruments temperature
and humidity sensor with probe!
Meade Instruments is the world’s leading designer and
manufacturer of telescopes for professional and amateur
astronomers – famous for its innovative, high performance
telescopes at affordable prices. Meade Instruments now
brings that same passion innovation and high performance to
its own line of precision, feature rich weather stations.
In this package you will find:
• One remote sensor (transmitter) TS33F-M
• One removable temperature probe with 10 feet cable
• One User Manual
Please keep this manual handy as you use your new item.
It contains practical step-by-step instructions, as well as
technical specifications and precautions you should know.
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW
FEATURES
• Remote temperature transmission to the main unit via
433 MHz signal
• Temperature and Humidity LCD display
• Case can be wall mounted using built-in hanger
• 100 feet (30 meters) transmission range without interference
• Selection of the temperature display in Celsius or Fahrenheit
• 3 available channels for temperature and humidity transmission
• Reset for all previous readings
• Low Battery Indication
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MADE IN CHINA
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C
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D
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THERMO – HYGRO SENSOR
A LED INDICATOR
• Flashes once when the remote sensor transmits a reading
to the main unit.
• Flashes twice when battery power is low.
B BATTERY COMPARTMENT
• Holds two AA-size batteries.
C RESET
• Resets all readings.
D CHANNEL SWITCH
• Selects the desired channel.
E WALL-MOUNT RECESSED HOLE
• Keeps the remote sensor on the wall.
F °C/ °F SWITCH
• Selects the temperature display in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
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G EXTERNAL REMOVABLE TEMPERATURE PROBE
• Measures the temperature in the pools, hot tubs and etc.
TS33F-M SENSOR IS COMPATIBLE WITH ALL
MEADE INSTRUMENTS WIRELESS WEATHER STATIONS
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
• The remote sensor can be placed indoors or outdoors.
• We recommend using alkaline batteries for the remote
sensor when temperatures are above 32°F (0°C). We
recommend using AA lithium batteries when temperatures
are below 32°F (0°C).
• Avoid using rechargeable batteries. (Rechargeable batteries
cannot maintain correct power requirements).
• Insert batteries before first use, matching the polarity in the
battery compartment.
• ALWAYS install batteries in the remote sensor before the
main unit.
• Press RESET after each battery change with a paper clip
or similar tool.
• During an initial setup, place the main unit as close as
possible to the remote sensor.
• After reception is established (the remote temperature and
humidity will appear on the main unit's display), position
the remote sensor and the main unit within the effective
transmission range of 100 feet (30 meters).
NOTE:
1. Avoid setting manually the time and date on the main unit
before the remote temperature is displayed.
2. The effective operating range may be influenced by the
surrounding building materials and how the receiver
(main unit) and transmitter (remote sensor) are positioned.
3. Place the remote sensor so that it faces the main unit
(receiver), minimizing obstructions such as doors, walls,
and furniture.
4. Though the remote sensors are weather-resistant, they
should be placed away from direct sunlight, rain or snow.
NOTE: When the temperature falls below freezing, the
batteries in the outdoor remote sensors may have reduced
voltage supply and a shorter effective range. We
recommend using lithium batteries at temperature
32°F (0°C) and below.
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BATTERY INSTALLATION
NOTE: Install the batteries; select the channel and temperature
in C° or F° before mounting the remote sensor.
• Remove the screws from the battery compartment with a
small Phillips screwdriver.
• Set the channel (if channel switch is available in your model).
The switch is located in the battery compartment. Channel 1
is typically selected if only one remote sensor is being used.
• Install 2 “AA” size alkaline batteries (not included)
matching the polarities shown in the battery compartment.
• Replace the battery compartment door and secure the screws.
• Secure remote sensor in the desired location.
LOW BATTERY WARNING
A low-battery indicator [
] will appear on the remote
temperature reading line of the main unit, warning that the
remote sensor batteries need replacement.
PLACEMENT OF THE REMOTE SENSOR
The remote sensor can be mounted on the wall using the
recessed screw hole or placed on a flat surface indoors or
outdoors.
GETTING STARTED
After batteries are installed; remote sensor will transmit
temperature and humidity readings at 45 second intervals.
The main unit may take up to two minutes to receive the
initial readings. Upon successful reception, remote temperature
and humidity will appear on the main unit's display. The main
unit will automatically update readings at 45-second intervals.
LOST COMMUNICATION
If the main unit display line for the remote sensor reading
goes blank, refer to the main unit's User Manual to find out
the way to begin a new signal search. If the signal still isn't
received, please make sure that:
• The remote sensor is in its proper location.
• The distance between main unit and remote sensor is not
over 100 feet (30meters).
• The path between units is clear of obstacles. Shorten the
distance if necessary.
• Fresh batteries are installed correctly in both remote sensor
and main unit.
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If there is no reception, please perform the following steps:
• Bring the main unit and remote sensor close together.
• Remove four (4) small screws from the back of the remote
sensor with small Phillips screwdriver, and open the
battery compartment.
• Remove the batteries from the battery compartment and
reinstall them in the same manner. Remote sensor LED
indicator will flash showing transmission of the signal.
• Remove the batteries from the main unit and reinstall them
in the same manner.
• The remote temperature and humidity appeared on the main
unit's display will show that transmission is being received
successfully.
TRANSMISSION COLLISION
Signals from the other household devices such as wireless
doorbells, home security systems, and entry control, may
interfere with this product or cause temporary reception
interruption. This is normal and will not affect the general
performance of the product. The transmission and reception
of the temperature readings will resume once the interference
subsides.
PRECAUTIONS
This product is engineered to give you years of satisfactory
service if handled carefully. Here are a few precautions:
• 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 circuits.
• Do not subject the product to excessive force, shock, dust,
temperature, or humidity, which may result in malfunctions,
shorter lifespan, damaged batteries, and damaged parts.
• Do not tamper with the unit's internal components. Doing
so will invalidate the warranty and may cause damage.
This unit contains no user-serviceable parts.
• Use only fresh batteries. Do not mix new and old batteries.
• Read the user's manual thoroughly before operating the unit.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Remote Temperature
Proposed operating range with alkaline batteries:
-4°F to 122°F(-20°C to 50°C)
Proposed operating range with lithium batteries:
-40°F to 122°F(-40°C to 50°C)
Temperature resolution: 0.1°C/0.2°F
LCD display of registered temperature and humidity
Remote Humidity
Proposed operating range: 25% to 95%
Humidity Resolution: 1%
Low battery indicator
Removable temperature probe with 10 feet cable
RF Transmission Frequency: 433 MHz
Maximum number of transmission channels: three (3)
RF transmission range: Maximum 100 feet (30 meters)
Temperature and humidity transmission cycle:
approximately 45 seconds
Wall Mount or Desktop option
Power
2 AA size (UM-3) 1.5V batteries (not included)
Dimensions
2.37(L) x 4(H) x 1(D) inch
FCC STATEMENT
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 modification 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 had 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, installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
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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 improve or correct turning 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 to 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.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
We
Name: Meade Instruments Corporation
Address: 27 Hubble, Irvine, CA92618
Telephone No.: 1-949-451-1450
declare that the product
Product No.: TS33F-M
Product Name: Temperature and Humidity Sensor with Probe
Manufacturer: Hideki Electronics Ltd.
Address: Unit 2304-06, 23/F Riley House, 88 Lei Muk Road,
Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong
is in conformity with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
The information above is not to be used as a contact for
support or sales. Please call our customer service hotline
(refer to the Standard Warranty Information) for all
injuries instead.
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BATTERY SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Always purchase the correct size (2 x 1.5V AA, 15A/15AC
ANSI, LR6 IEC), (2 x ANSI/NEDA-5004LC, IEC-CR2032)
and grade of battery most suitable for the intended use.
• Replace all batteries of a set at the same time.
• Clean the battery contacts and also those of the device prior
to battery installation.
• Ensure the batteries are installed correctly with regard to
polarity (+ and -).
• Remove the batteries from any weather station which is not
to be used for an extended period of time.
• Remove used batteries promptly.
• Do not mix old batteries with new batteries.
• Do not mix alkaline, lithium, standard (Carbon Zinc), or
rechargeable (Nickel Cadmium) batteries.
Caution:
• If batteries or parts are swallowed, see a doctor immediately.
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STANDARD WARRANTY INFORMATION
This product is warranted by Meade Instruments Corp. (MIC)
to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a
period of ONE YEAR from date of original retail purchase in
the U.S.A. MIC will repair or replace the product, or part
thereof, found upon inspection by MIC to be defective,
provided the defective part or product is returned to MIC,
freight prepaid, with proof of purchase. This warranty applies
to the original purchaser only and is non-transferable. Meade
products purchased outside North America are not included
in this warranty.
RGA Number Required: Prior to the return of any product
or part, a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number must
be obtained by writing to Meade's Customer Service
Department or by calling 800-626-3233. Each returned part
or product must include a written statement detailing the
nature of the claimed defect, as well as the owner's name,
address, phone number, and a copy of the original sales
invoice.
This warranty is not valid in cases where the product has been
abused or mishandled, where unauthorized repairs have been
attempted or performed, or where depreciation of the product
is due to normal wear-and-tear. MIC specifically disclaims
special, indirect, or consequential damages or lost profits,
which may result from a breach of this warranty. Any implied
warranties which cannot be disclaimed are hereby limited to a
term of one year from the date of purchase by the original
retail purchaser. This warranty gives you specific rights. You
may have other rights which vary from state to state.
MIC reserves the right to change product specifications or to
discontinue products without prior notice.
This warranty supersedes all previous Meade product
warranties.
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Meade Instruments Corp.
27 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 U.S.A.
© 2010 Meade Instruments Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
All user manual contents and information are subject to change.
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