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WEATHER CENTER
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the BRESSER Weather Center. The weather center consists of
a main console unit with a remote control, as well as an assortment of remote sensors which collect
and transmit a wide range of weather data, including outdoor temperature, humidity, wind speed and
direction, rain amount and rain rate.
Main Console Unit
The main console unit features a radio-controlled atomic precision clock with alarm and weather
forecast. It measures indoor temperature and humidity, and displays weather data collected by the
remote weather sensors. It also provides indication of the indoor/outdoor temperature, pressure and
humidity trends, and celestial information such as moon phase, and sunrise/set times.
Meade Instruments Europe GmbH & Co. KG
DE-46414 Rhede/Westf. · Germany
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Remote Weather Sensors
The remote weather sensors include a thermo-hygrometer, anemometer (wind sensor) and rain
sensor. All data collected by the sensors are transmitted to the main console unit by wireless RF,
with a range up to 100 meters (open area). The weather center supports a maximum of
5 thermo-hygrometers, allowing 5 channels of temperature/humidity display.
Thermo-Hygro-Sensor
Wind sensor
Rain sensor
Features
Weather Forecast
- Sunny, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy, Slight Rain, Heavy Rain, Snow and Unstable Weather Conditions
Pressure
- Current or historical pressure (mbar/ hPa, mmHg or inHg)
- Altitude or sea-level pressure adjustment for atmospheric pressure compensation
- Pressure trend indication
- Sea-level pressure history for the last 24 days
- Sea-level pressure history bar chart
Moon Phase
- 12 steps of moon symbols
- Scans moon phase for year 2000 to 2099
- Moon phase history for the last or future 39 days
Radio Controlled Clock
- Time and date synchronized by radio signal DCF-77 to atomic clock precision
(time and date also manually adjustable)
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Clock and Calendar (12 hr/ 24 hr) (month/day or day/month)
- Different combinations of clock and calendar displays
- 6 languages for day of week (English/ German/ French/ Italian/ Spanish/ Dutch)
Alarms
- Single alarm: activated once at specified time
- Weekday alarm: activated everyday from Monday to Friday at specified time
- Pre-alarm: activated ahead of single or weekday alarm if channel 1 temperature falling to +2ºC or
below (fixed 30 minutes)
- Programmable snooze function (1-15 minutes)
Sunrise Time and Sunset Time
- Calculates sunrise/set times with geographical information provided by user (DST, zone time
offset, latitude, longitude)
- Over 133 preset cities can be selected for automatic geographical information input
Remote Temperate and Relative Humidity, with Trend Indication
- Indoor and outdoor temperature and relative humidity display (ºC or ºF)
- Temperature and relative humidity trend indication
- Dew point display
- Max and Min memory for temperature and relative humidity
Comfort Level Indicator
- Analyzes current environmental conditions (Comfort, Wet and Dry)
Rainfall Measurement
- Records rainfall amount for the last hour, last 24 hours, last day, last week and last month
(inch or mm)
- Daily rainfall alert if rainfall for the current day exceed pre-specified amount.
Wind
- Temperature at place of anemometer
- Temperature (ºC or ºF) adjusted to wind chill factor
- Wind direction compass display. Wind direction angles available as compass points or bearings
- Average wind speed and gust speed (mph, m/s, knots, and km/h)
- Daily Maximum wind speed and gust speed memory.
- Wind speed alert for average wind speed and wind gust speed
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Contents of Complete Weather Center Kit
Before installing your weather center, please check that the following are complete:
Hardware
Components
Fittings
Main Console Unit
Thermo-Hygro
Sensor
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Rain Sensor:
-Funnel shaped lid with battery hatch
-Sensor base
-Bucket see-saw mechanism
-Protective screen
4 screws for
securing unit to
ground
Anemometer (Wind
Sensor):
- Wind cups
- Wind vane
- Anemometer arm
- Anemometer base
4 screws for
securing unit to
vertical surface
Installing your Weather Center
Setting up the Remote Weather Sensors
Before starting up the main console unit, setup all the remote sensors first.
When placing the sensors, make sure that they are within receiving range of the console unit.
Ideally, they should be within the line of sight of the console unit. Transmission range may be
affected by trees, metal structures and electronic appliances. Test reception before permanently
mounting your weather center.
Also make sure that the sensors are easily accessible for cleaning and maintenance.
The remote sensors should be cleaned on a weekly basis, since dirt and debris will affect sensor
accuracy.
Setting up the Thermo-Hygro Sensor(s)
1. Open the latch at the base of the thermo-hygro sensor.
2. Set the channel with a slide switch.
3. Insert two 2 x UM-3 or “ AA” size 1.5 V batteries.
4. Use a pin to press the “RESET” key which is in the battery compartment of thermo-hygro sensors after LED flash.
5.Replace the latch and mount the unit at desired location.
Placement Tips:
-The thermo-hygro sensor should be in an area with free air circulation and sheltered from direct sunlight and other extreme weather conditions. Place the unit in a shaded area, such as under a
roof.
- Avoid placing the sensor near sources of heat such as chimneys.
- Avoid any areas which collect and radiate heat in the sun, such as metal, brick or concrete structures, paving, patios and decks.
- Ideally, place the sensor above natural surfaces such as a grassy lawn.
- The international standard height for measurements of air temperature is at 1.25m (4 ft) above ground level.
Setting up the Rain Sensor
1.Unlock the funnel-shaped top of the rain sensor by turning both knobs on the sides of the rain sensor in an anti-clockwise direction.
2. Lift the top off the base and insert two 2 x UM-3 or “AA” size 1.5 V batteries into the battery holder.
3. Replace the lid and secure into place by turning the knobs clockwise.
4. Place the rain sensor in a location such that precipitation can fall directly into the sensor, ideally 2-3 ft above the ground.
It may be secured into place by using the four screws provided.
5. The sensor must be accurately leveled for optimum performance. To check if the sensor is
leveled, remove the lid and check if the ball bearing inside is at the midpoint of the leveler.
Additionally, a bubble level or carpenter’s level may be used.
6. Attach the protective screen onto the top of the lid. The screen will prevent any debris entering
the sensor.
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Placement Tips:
- The rain sensor should be placed in an open area away from walls, fences, trees and other coverings which may either reduce the amount of rainfall into the sensor, deflect the entry of wind-
blown rain, or create extra precipitation runoff. Trees and rooftops may also be sources of pollen and debris.
- To avoid rain shadow effects, place the sensor at a horizontal distance corresponding to two to four times the height of any nearby obstruction.
- It is important that rain excess can flow freely away from the sensor. Make sure that water does not collect at the base of the unit.
- The rainfall measurement mechanism utilizes a magnet, hence do not place any magnetic objects around the proximity of the sensor.
Setting up the Anemometer (Wind Sensor)
1.Assemble the wind cups and wind vane to the anemometer arm
2.Attach the assembled anemometer to the base.
3.Insert two 2 x UM-3 or “AA” size 1.5 V batteries into the battery holder in the base.
4.Mount the anemometer onto a vertical surface, using the fittings provided.
5.To allow the main console unit to find the direction which the wind vane is oriented, the following procedures are required:
i. Insert the batteries
ii. Point the wind vane towards the north. Use a compass or map if necessary.
iii. Use a pin to press the “SET” key which is in the battery compartment of the wind sensor.
Note: Above procedure must be repeated for changing battery.
The “SET” will toggle the direction between two modes:
1.Let the wind direction as manufacturer has designed. It will be as a default setting after
changing the batteries.
2.Set the current direction as NORTH.
Placement Tips:
- Check that wind can travel freely around the anemometer and is not distorted by nearby buildings, trees or other structures.
- For better results, place the anemometer at least 3m above local structures and obstacles. The ground creates a frictional effect to wind flow and will attenuate readings.
- Aim for maximum exposure of the anemometer to the commonest wind directions in your area.
- The official mounting location for anemometers is 10m (33 ft) above ground level in a clear unobstructed location.
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Setting up the Main Console Unit
1. Open the latch at the back of the main console unit.
2. Insert 4 x UM-3 or “AA” size 1.5 V batteries according to the polarities shown.
3. Reattach the latch.
4. If placing the console unit on a table or horizontal surface, fold out the table stand and adjust to the optimal viewing angle.
5.If mounting the console unit on a wall or vertical surface, fold the table stand back into the unit and use the fitting provided.
Placement Tips:
Make sure that the console unit is within the receiving range of all remote sensors. Ideally
sensors should be within the line of sight of the console unit. Transmission range may be affected by
trees, metal structures and electronic appliances. Test reception before permanently mounting your
weather center.
The console unit measures indoor temperature, humidity, pressure and receives signals from all
remote sensors and radio-clock broadcasts. Avoid placing the console unit in the following areas:
- Direct sunlight and surfaces which radiate and emit heat.
- Near heating and ventilation devices, such as heating ducts or air conditioners.
- Areas with interference from wireless devices (such as cordless phones, radio headsets, baby listening devices) and electronic appliances.
Starting up the Main Console Unit
Once the console unit is properly powered, the display will start showing some data and weather
parameters. Wait for a few minutes for the console to finish self-calibration and for the sensor readings to show up.
If “---” is still displayed for the sensor reading(s), check the wireless transmission path and the batteries for the corresponding sensor.
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Using your Weather Center
Buttons and Controls
The following controls are available on the main console unit:
UP
-Switches to next mode in anti-clockwise direction
-Increment for setting parameters
DOWN
-Switches to next mode in clockwise direction
-Decrement for setting parameters
SET
-Rotates display for current mode
-Press and hold to enter setup or change units
-Confirmation for setting parameters
MEMORY
-Shows records for moon phase, UV, temperature, humidity, rain and wind
HISTORY
ALARM/CHART
CHANNEL
SNOOZE
-Shows history for sea-level pressure
-Shows time alarms and alerts for temperature, rain and wind
-Press and hold to enter alarm/alert setup
-Press and hold in Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode to view different bar-charts
-Changes temperature and humidity display to selected channel
-Press and hold to enable cycling display of channel
temperature and humidity
-Enters Snooze mode when alarm is activated
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Navigating between Different Modes
There are 7 modes available on the main console unit, and each one displays a different category of
data. When display is in a certain mode, its corresponding icon will start flashing.
To navigate between the different modes from the main console unit, press UP to cycle through the
modes in a clockwise direction or DOWN to cycle through the modes in an anti-clockwise direction.
Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode
- Current pressure, trend, and history bar-chart
- Weather forecast
- Moon phase
Moon Phase
History Bar-chart for
Pressure/ Temperature/
Humidity
Weather Forecast
Pressure and Weather
Forecast Mode Icon
Pressure Trend
Local Pressure/
Sea Level Pressure
Altitude
Clock and Alarm Mode
- Radio Controlled clock showing current time and calendar
- Single alarm, weekday alarm and pre-alarm
Single Alarm
Weekly Alarm
Radio Controlled
Clock Signal Status
Battery Status
Clock Module Icon
Time/Date Display
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Weekday/City/Second/
Year/UTC time Display
Sunrise/Sunset Mode
- Sunrise and sunset times
- Longitude and latitude of local area
Sunrise time/
Latitude
Sunset time/ Longitude
Sunrise/ Sunset Icon
Temperature and Humidity Mode
- Temperature and humidity trend and readings for indoor and selected channel
- Comfort level
- Dew point
- Temperature alerts
Sensor Battery Status
Channel temperature
Channel Humidity
Channel and
reception status
Cycling display
Dew-point Temperature
Comfort Level
Min/Max display
Temperature and Humidity
Mode Icon
Temperature alert
Indoor Temperature
Indoor Humidity
Rain Mode
- Precipitation amount for last hour, last 24 hour, yesterday, last week and last month
- Rainfall alert
Rain Statistic
Rain Alert
Rain Icon
Sensor Battery Status
Rainfall
Rain Rate Display
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Wind Mode
- Wind Chill
- Temperature at place of anemometer
- Wind direction
- Wind speed
- Wind gust
- Alert for wind speed and wind gust speed
Wind Direction
Indicator
Wind direction in
compass points/
bearing
Wind Speed/ Gust/
Max. Wind Speed/
Max. Gust/
Wind Alert/ Gust Alert
Wind Icon
Wind Chill
Temperature at sensor
Sensor Battery Status
Customizing your Weather Center
To fully customize the weather center to your local settings and personal preferences, the following
settings are required. Please refer to the appropriate sections for detailed instructions.
Required:
- Setting Pressure Parameters during Initial Start-Up (Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode)
- Setting up the Time, Date and Language (Clock and Alarm Mode)
- Setting up the Location Data (Sunrise/Sunset Mode )
Optional:
- Setting up the Time Alarms (Clock and Alarm Mode)
- Setting up the Temperature Alerts (Temperature and Humidity Mode)
- Setting up the Daily Rainfall Alerts (Rain Mode)
- Setting up the Wind Alerts (Winds Mode)
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Using the Different Weather Modes
Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode
This part of the display indicates the current pressure, sea level pressure, weather forecast, moon
phase and pressure trend.
A number of historical statistics can also be viewed, such as the sea-level pressure values for the last
24 hours, moon phase for the previous and next 39 days, as well as a pressure/ temperature/
humidity history bar-chart.
Pressure values may be displayed inHg, hPa/mbar or mmHg, and altitude values may be displayed
in meters or feet.
Accessing Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode
From the main console unit: Press UP or DOWN until the weather forecast icon
of the display starts flashing.
in the middle
Setting Pressure Parameters during Initial Start-Up
During the initial start-up of the main console unit, all functions in Pressure and Weather Forecast
Mode will be locked until the pressure settings are configured.
1. Choose Pressure Units:
The unit icon “inHg” or “mmHg” or “hPa/mbar” should be flashing. Press UP or DOWN to select pressure unit as in Hg, hPa/mbar or mmHg
Press SET to confirm your selection.
2. Choose Altitude Units:
Press UP or DOWN to select altitude unit as feet or meters.
Press SET to confirm your selection.
3. Set Altitude:
Press UP or DOWN to adjust value. Press and hold either button for fast advance.
Press SET to confirm your selection.
4. Upon completion the display will be returned to Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode.
Note: After initial start-up the altitude cannot be adjusted again until the main console unit is
restarted.
Viewing Pressure and Altitude Data
In Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode, each press of SET rotates display between:
- Sea-level pressure
- Local pressure
- Local altitude
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Setting the Sea-Level Pressure
1. In Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode, press SET until the sea-level pressure is displayed.
2. Press and hold SET. The Sea-Level Pressure display should be flashing.
3. Set Sea-Level Pressure:
Press UP or DOWN to adjust value. Press and hold either button for fast advance.
Press SET to confirm your selection.
4. Upon completion the display will be returned to Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode.
Setting the Pressure and Altitude Units
1. In Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode, press SET until local pressure is displayed.
2. Press and hold MEMORY. The pressure unit should be flashing.
3. Set Local Pressure Units:
Press UP or DOWN to adjust value.
Press SET to confirm your selection.
4. Set Altitude Units:
Press UP or DOWN to adjust value.
Press SET to confirm your selection.
5. Set Sea-Level Pressure Units:
Press UP or DOWN to adjust value.
Press MEMORY to confirm your selection.
6. Upon completion the display will be returned to Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode.
Viewing the Sea Level Pressure History
1. In all modes, pressing HISTORY will toggle the sea level pressure display.
2. When sea level pressure is displayed, press HISTORY repeatedly to view sea level pressure data for each of the last 24 hours.
3. If no buttons are pressed for 5s, the display automatically returns to Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode.
Viewing the Pressure/ Temperature/ Humidity Bar-Charts
The bar-chart on the display can be configured to display the history data for sea-level pressure,
temperature or humidity for channel 1.
In Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode, press and hold ALARM/CHART to toggle the bar-chart
between:
- Sea-level pressure (“PRESSURE” should be displayed)
- Temperature (Thermometer icon and “CH1” should be displayed)
- Humidity (RH icon and “CH1” should be displayed)
Viewing Moon Phase History and Forecast
1. In Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode, press MEMORY.
2. “+ 0 days” should be flashing.
3. View Moon Phase History / Forecast:
Press UP or DOWN to choose number of days forward (+ days) or backward (- days) from current date. Press and hold either button for fast advance.
The corresponding moon phase will be shown.
4. To exit, press MEMORY.
Otherwise, if no buttons are pressed for 5s the display automatically returns to Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode.
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Understanding the Weather Forecast Display
Display
Weather Forecast Status
Sunny
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy
Rain
or
Heavy Rain
Unstable Weather
Snow
NOTE:
1. The accuracy of a general pressure-based weather forecast is about 70%.
2. The weather forecasts may not necessarily reflect the current situation.
3. The “Sunny” icon, as applies to night time, implies clear weather.
Understanding the Moon Phase Diagram
Fullmoon
decreasing moon
waxing moon
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Clock and Alarm Mode
The main console unit can be configured to display the time, calendar or UTC time. There are three
time alarms available on the console unit:
Single alarm: activated once at specified time
Weekday alarm: activated everyday from Monday to Friday at specified time
Pre-alarm: activated at specified time interval (30 min) ahead of weekday alarm, if channel 1
temperature falling to +2 ºC or below.
The snooze duration for the above alarms can also be programmed (0-15 min).
Accessing Clock and Alarm Mode
From the main console unit: Press UP or DOWN until the clock icon
display starts flashing.
beside the time/date
Setting up the Time, Date and Language
1. In Clock and Alarm Mode, press and hold SET to enter clock and calendar setup.
2. The day of week should start flashing in the display.
Set Language:
Press UP or DOWN to select language for day of week: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Dutch.
3. Select City Code:
Press UP or DOWN to select city code for your local area. Refer to P.63 for a list of available codes.
Press SET to confirm your selection.
4. (If USR was chosen for city code) Set Degree for Latitude:
You will be asked to enter your latitude in degrees (º).
Press UP or DOWN to adjust value. Press and hold either button for fast advance.
Press SET to confirm your selection. Repeat above procedure to set minutes and seconds for
latitude, degrees for longitude, minutes for longitude and seconds for longitude.
5. (If USR was chosen for city code) Set Time Zone:
Press UP or DOWN to adjust value in resolution of 30 min. Press and hold either button for fast advance. Press SET to confirm your selection.
6. (If USR was chosen for city code or city is in a DST zone) Set Daylight Saving Time Option:
Press UP or DOWN to turn DST option on or off. Press and hold either button for fast advance.
Press SET to confirm your selection.
7. Repeat the above instructions to set year, month, day, calendar display format (day/month or month/day), time display format (12 hr / 24 hr), local hour and local minutes.
8. Upon completion the display will return to normal Clock and Alarm Mode.
Note: Press and hold SET anytime during the setup to return to normal Clock and Alarm Mode. All
settings made will be discarded.
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Rotating between Different Clock/Calendar Displays
In Clock and Alarm Mode, each press of SET rotates clock display between:
- Hour: Minute: Weekday
- Hour: Minute for UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)
- Hour: Minute: City
- Hour: Minute: Second
- Month: Day: Year (or Day: Month: Year depending on settings)
Activating/Deactivating the Time Alarms
1. In Clock and Alarm Mode, each press of ALARM/CHART rotates clock display between:
- Weekday Alarm Time (displays OFF if weekday alarm deactivated)
- Single Alarm Time (displays OFF if single alarm deactivated)
- Pre-Alarm Time (displays OFF if pre-alarm deactivated)
2. When the above alarms are displayed, pressing UP or DOWN will activate/deactivate the corresponding alarm.
Note: Press SET anytime during alarm selection mode to return to normal clock display.
Setting up the Time Alarms
1. In Clock and Alarm Mode, press ALARM/CHART to select alarm which you wish to configure.
2. Press and hold ALARM/CHART until hour starts flashing in the display.
3. Set Alarm Hour:
Press UP or DOWN to adjust value. Press and hold either button for fast advance.
Press ALARM/CHART to confirm your selection.
4. Set Alarm Minutes:
Press UP or DOWN to adjust value. Press and hold either button for fast advance.
Press ALARM/CHART to confirm your selection.
5. Set Duration of Snooze Function (all three alarms share same snooze time duration):
Press UP or DOWN to adjust value. Press and hold either button for fast advance.
Press ALARM/CHART to confirm your selection.
6. Upon completion the display will be returned to the alarm selection screen.
Note: Pre-alarm cannot be activated if weekday alarm or single alarm is not enabled.
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Disabling/Entering Snooze when Time Alarms are Activated
To Enter Snooze:
Press SNOOZE to enable snooze function.
Note: Alarm will automatically enter snooze mode if no key is pressed after the alarm sounds for 2
minutes. This will occur for a maximum of three times.
To Disable Alarm(s):
Press ALARM/CHART to disable the alarm(s).
Note: For weekday alarm, pressing ALARM/CHART will only disable the alarm for the current
day. The alarm will be activated again the next day (if it falls within Monday to Friday).
Activating/Deactivating Radio Clock Reception
The main console unit synchronizes the time and date with radio clock broadcasts to maintain
atomic clock precision.
To turn this function on/off:
Press and hold UP.
If RC reception is activated, a triangular tower icon will start flashing beside the clock icon.
If RC reception is deactivated, the triangular tower icon will disappear.
Icon
(Blinks)
RC Reception Strength
Undefined data
Reception failed for 24 hours
Weak signal, but can be decoded
Strong signal
Note: The radio controlled signal for time (DCF 77) is transmitted from the central atomic clock in
Frankfurt/Main in short intervals. It has a reception range of approx. 1500 km. Obstructions such as
concrete walls can reduce the signal range.
Sunrise/Sunset Mode
The main console unit computes the sunrise and sunset times from the user-configured location data.
This includes the longitude, latitude, time zone and DST (Daylight Saving Time). Choosing a
suitable city code for your area will automatically generate the correct values for the location data.
Should you wish to input your own location data or if a suitable city code could not be found,
choose “USR” as the city code during setup.
A searching function is also available, which allows the sunrise/sunset times for different dates to
be viewed.
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Accessing Sunrise/Sunset Mode
From the main console unit: Press UP or DOWN until the sunrise and sunset icons
the display start flashing.
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Setting up the Location Data
1. In Sunrise/Sunset Mode, press and hold SET to enter location data setup.
2. The city code in the Time and Alarm Display should start flashing.
Set City Info:
Press UP or DOWN to select city code for your local area. The corresponding longitude and latitude will be shown along with the city.
Should you wish to input your own geographical coordinates, choose “USR” as the city code.
Press SET to confirm your selection.
3. If “USR” was chosen, you will be asked to input your geographical coordinates.
Set Degree of Latitude:
Press UP or DOWN to adjust value. Press and hold either button for fast advance.
Press SET to confirm your selection.
4. Repeat above procedure to set minute of latitude, degree of longitude, minute of longitude, time zone of the city, and DST selection.
5. Upon completion the display will be returned to Sunrise/Sunset Mode.
Note: Press and hold SET anytime during the setup to return to normal Clock and Alarm Mode. All
settings made will be discarded.
Viewing the Location Data
In Sunrise/Sunset Mode, each press of SET rotates display between:
- Time and sunrise/ sunset times
- Calendar and sunrise/ sunset times
- Calendar and longitude/ latitude
Viewing Sunrise/Sunset Times for Different Dates
1. In Sunrise/Sunset Mode, press MEMORY.
2. The date should be flashing.
Press UP or DOWN to adjust date. Press and hold either button for fast advance.
The corresponding sunrise and sunset times will be displayed for the selected date.
3. Press MEMORY or SET to return display to Sunrise/Sunset Mode.
Understanding the Sunrise/Sunset Display
The sunrise time being displayed differs during the morning and the afternoon/night.
From 12 am to 12 pm:The sunrise time for the current day will be displayed.
From 12 pm to am: The sunrise time for the next day will be displayed. “NEXT DAY” icon will be displayed above the sunrise time.
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At certain locations (especially those at high latitudes), sunrise and sunset events may not occur
within a 24 hour time frame.
Display
FULL
----
Sunrise status
Sunrise at previous day
No sunrise for the whole day
Display
FULL
-----
Sunset status
Sunset at next day or later
No sunset for the whole day
Temperature and Humidity Mode
The weather center supports up to 5 remote thermo-hygro sensors, each sensor corresponding to a
separate channel for the temperature and relative humidity display. The temperature may be shown
in degrees Celsius ºC or degrees Fahrenheit ºF. The trend (rising, steady or falling) of all values is
also indicated on the display.
The main console unit uses the indoor temperature and humidity data to compute a comfort level
rating of Wet, Comfort or Dry.
A temperature alert function is available for each channel. It can be programmed to sound if the
channel temperature exceeds or falls below the pre-configured upper and lower limits.
Note: The temperature alerts have a 0.5 ºC hysteresis to prevent the alerts from sounding constantly
due to small fluctuations near the alert value. This means that after the temperature reaches the alert
value, it will have to fall below the alert value plus the hysteresis to deactivate the alert.
Accessing Temperature and Humidity Mode
From the main console unit: Press UP or DOWN until the IN icon
starts flashing.
of the display
Viewing Temperature and Humidity Display for each Channel
For Static Display:
In Temperature and Humidity Mode, each press of CHANNEL rotates display between different
channels.
For Cycling Display:
To enable automatic rotating between different channel displays, press and hold CHANNEL, until
the
icon is displayed. Each valid channel will now be alternately displayed for 5 s.
Rotating Between Temperature and Dew Point Display
In Temperature and Humidity Mode, each press of SET rotates temperature display between:
- Temperature and Relative Humidity
- Dew Point Temperature and Relative Humidity
Setting Units for Temperature Display (ºC or ºF)
In Temperature and Humidity Mode, press and hold SET to convert units between degrees
Celsius ºC and degrees Fahrenheit ºF.
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Activating/Deactivating the Temperature Alerts
1. In Temperature and Humidity Mode, each press of ALARM/CHART rotates channel
temperature display between:
- Current Temperature for corresponding channel
- Upper Temperature Alert (displays OFF if deactivated): icon displayed
- Lower Temperature Alert (displays OFF if deactivated): icon displayed
2. When the above alerts are displayed, pressing UP or DOWN will activate/deactivate the
corresponding alert.
Setting up the Temperature Alerts
1. In Temperature and Humidity Mode, press ALARM/CHART to select alarm which you wish to configure.
2. Press and hold ALARM/CHART until channel temperature and or icon starts flashing in
the display.
3. Set Value for Temperature Alert:
Press UP or DOWN to adjust value. Press and hold either button for fast advance.
Press ALARM/CHART to confirm your selection.
4. Upon completion the display will be returned to the temperature alert selection screen.
Disabling when Temperature Alarms are Activated
To Disable Temperature Alarm(s):
Press ALARM/CHART to disable the alarm (s).
Viewing the Max/Min Channel Temperature and Humidity
In Temperature and Humidity Mode, each press of MEMORY rotates channel temperature and
humidity display between:
- Current temperature and humidity at remote sensor
- Minimum temperature and humidity at remote sensor
- Maximum temperature and humidity at remote sensor
Resetting the Max/Min Channel Temperature and Humidity Memory
In Temperature and Humidity Mode, press and hold MEMORY to clear memory for all channels.
Remote Sensor Status
The wave icon above the current channel display shows the connection status of the corresponding
remote sensor:
Icon
Status
(Blinks)
Searching for remote sensor signals
Corresponding remote sensor successfully linked
No signals received for more than 15 minutes
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Activating Main Console Unit to Search for All Remote Sensor Signals
The main console unit may be manually activated to search for signals from all remote sensors.
Press and hold DOWN to enforce a search.
Rain Mode
The main console unit records the total amount of rainfall for the last hour, last 24 hours, yesterday,
last week and last month. The rainfall may be displayed in mm or inches.
A daily rainfall alert function is available which can be programmed to sound if the daily rainfall
exceeds a pre-configured limit.
Accessing Rain Mode
From the main console unit: Press UP or DOWN until the RAIN icon
flashing.
on the display starts
Viewing Rain Statistics
In Rain Mode, each press of SET or MEMORY rotates display between different rain statistics:
- Last hour
- Last 24 hours
- Yesterday
- Last week
- Last month
Tip: For an estimation of the rain rate, the Last Hour rainfall value can be understood as “inch/hr”
or “mm/hr”.
Resetting the Rainfall Statistics Memory
In Rain Mode, press and hold MEMORY to reset all rainfall statistics.
Setting Units for Rain Display (inch or mm)
In Rain Mode, press and hold SET to convert units between mm and inches.
Activating/Deactivating the Daily Rainfall Alert
1. In Rain Mode, each press of ALARM/CHART rotates display between the current rainfall statistics and the daily rainfall alert (“ALARM HI” will be displayed).
If the alert is deactivated, “OFF” will be shown, otherwise the rainfall alert value is shown.
2. When the rainfall alert is displayed, pressing UP or DOWN will activate/deactivate it.
Setting up the Daily Rainfall Alert
1. In Rain Mode, press ALARM/CHART to display rainfall alert.
2. Press and hold ALARM/CHART until rainfall alert and “ALARM HI” starts flashing in the display.
3. Set Value for Rainfall Alert:
Press UP or DOWN to adjust value. Press and hold either button for fast advance.
Press ALARM/CHART to confirm your selection.
4. Upon completion the display will be returned to the rainfall alert display.
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Disabling when Daily Rainfall Alert is Activated
To disable Rainfall Alert:
Press ALARM/CHART to disable the alert.
Wind Mode
The wind direction is shown by an animated compass display. Its angle can be displayed as compass
points (i.e. NW) or in bearings from the north (i.e. 22.5º).
The lower left of the wind display can be set to indicate the temperature at the anemometer or the
temperature adjusted with a wind chill factor.
The upper left of the wind display indicates the average wind speed for the last 10 minutes, as well
as gust, wind speed alert and gust alert information. It can also show records of the maximum values
of wind speed and gust attained for the current day.
The wind speed and gust alert functions can be programmed to sound if the wind speed or gust
exceeds a pre-configured limit. The wind speed may be displayed in km/h, mph, m/s or knots.
Note: The wind speed alert has a 5 mph hysteresis and the wind gust speed alert has a 7 mph
hysteresis. The hysteresis is to prevent the alerts from sounding constantly due to small fluctuations
near the alert value. This means that after the wind speed reaches the alert value, it will have to fall
below the alert value plus the hysteresis to deactivate the alert.
Accessing Wind Mode
From the main console unit: Press UP or DOWN until the WIND icon
flashing.
on the display starts
Configuring Wind Display
In Wind Mode, each press of SET rotates display between:
- Temperature with wind chill, wind direction in bearings
- Temperature with wind chill, wind direction in compass points
- Temperature at anemometer, wind direction in compass points
- Temperature at anemometer, wind direction in bearings
Setting Units for Wind Speed Display (km/h , mph, m/s or knots)
In Wind Mode, press and hold SET to convert wind speed units between km/h, mph, m/s or knots.
Viewing Wind Statistics
In Wind Mode, each press of MEMORY rotates wind speed display between:
- Current wind speed
- Daily maximum wind speed (“DAILY MAX” is displayed)
- Gust speed (“GUST” is displayed)
- Daily maximum gust speed (“GUST DAILY MAX” is displayed)
Resetting the Wind Statistics Memory
In Wind Mode, press and hold MEMORY to reset all wind statistics.
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Activating/Deactivating Wind Alerts
1. In Wind Mode, each press of ALARM/CHART rotates wind speed display between:
- Current wind speed
- Wind speed alert (“ALARM HI” displayed)
- Gust alert (“GUST ALARM HI” displayed)
If the alert is deactivated, “OFF” will be shown, otherwise the alert value is shown.
2. When a wind alert is displayed, pressing UP or DOWN will activate/deactivate it.
Setting up the Wind Alerts
1. In Wind Mode, press ALARM/CHART to select alarm which you wish to configure.
2. Press and hold ALARM/CHART until alert and corresponding icon starts flashing in the display.
3. Set Value for Alert:
Press UP or DOWN to adjust value. Press and hold either button for fast advance.
Press ALARM/CHART to confirm your selection.
4. Upon completion the display will be returned to the wind alert selection screen.
Disabling when Wind Alert is Activated
To disable Wind Alert:
Press ALARM/CHART to disable the alert.
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Maintenance
Changing Batteries
The battery statuses of the sensors are checked every hour. If the low battery indicators light up,
replace the batteries for the corresponding unit immediately.
Changing Batteries for the Main Console Unit
1. To avoid losing data and records, connect the AC/DC adaptor to the main unit first.
2. Remove the latch at the back and replace all batteries. Do not mix old and new batteries.
3. Replace the cover.
Changing Batteries for the Remote Sensors
1. Replace the batteries following the setup instructions for the corresponding sensor.
2. When the batteries are properly installed, the sensor will resume sending signals to the main console unit.
To enforce a search immediately for all remote signals, press and hold DOWN on the main console unit.
Cleaning
The main console unit and outer casings for the remote sensors can be cleaned with a damp cloth.
Small parts can be cleaned with a cotton tip or pipe-cleaner.
Never use any abrasive cleaning agents and solvents. Do not immerse any units with electronic parts
in water or under running water.
Anemometer
- Check that the wind vane and wind cups can spin freely and are free from dirt, debris or spider webs.
Rain Sensor
Like all rain gauges, the rain sensor is prone to blockages due to its funnel shape. Checking and
cleaning the rain sensor from time to time will maintain the accuracy of rain measurements.
- Detach the protective screen and lid. Remove any dirt, leaves or debris by cleaning the items with soapy water and a damp cloth. Clean small holes and parts with a cotton tips or pipe-cleaner.
- Look out for spiders or insects that might have crawled into the funnel.
- Also clean the swinging mechanism with a damp cloth.
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Troubleshooting
The display shows dashes “---” for weather parameter(s)
The display will show “---” when the wireless link with the remote is lost sensor for the following
periods:
Thermo-hygro Sensor – 15 minutes
Anemometer (Wind Sensor) – 15 minutes
Rain Sensor – 30 minutes
Check or replace the batteries for the corresponding sensor. Then press and hold DOWN to enforce
a search for all remote signals.
If the above does not solve the problem, check the wireless transmission path from the
corresponding sensor to the main console unit and change their locations if necessary.
Although wireless signals can pass through solid objects and walls, the sensor should ideally be
within the line of sight of the console unit.
The following may be the cause of reception problems:
- Distance between remote sensor and main console unit too long. (Maximum transmission distance in open area conditions is 100 m.)
- Signal shielding materials such as metal surfaces, concrete walls or dense vegetation in the path of transmission.
- Interferences from wireless devices (such as cordless phones, radio headsets, baby listening devices) and electronic appliances.
The weather readings do not correlate with measurements from TV, radio or official weather reports
Weather data can vary considerably due to different environmental conditions and placement of
weather sensors.
Check the placement tips included in this manual to site your sensors in the best possible way.
The weather forecast is inaccurate
The weather forecast is a prediction of weather after 12-24 hours, and may not reflect current
weather conditions.
PRECAUTIONS
This product is engineered to give you years of satisfactory service if you handle it carefully. Here
are a few precautions:
1. Do not immerse the unit in water.
2. Do not clean the unit with abrasive or corrosive materials. They may scratch the plastic parts and corrode the electronic circuit.
3. Do not subject the unit to excessive force, shock, dust, temperature or humidity, which may result in malfunction, shorter electronic life span, damaged battery and distorted parts.
4. Do not tamper with the unit‘s internal components. Doing so will invalidate the warranty on the unit and may cause unnecessary damage. The unit contains no user-serviceable parts.
5. Only use fresh batteries as specified in the user‘s manual. Do not mix new and old batteries as the old ones may leak.
6. Always read the user‘s manual thoroughly before operating the unit.
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CAUTION
- The content of this manual is subject to change without further notice.
- Due to printing limitation, the displays shown in this manual may differ from the actual display.
- The contents of this manual may not be reproduced without the permission of the manufacturer.
Remark: The front side of the casing shows, under certain angles, 2 flow lines. These flow lines
are caused by the production process of the casing and, unfortunately, are unavoidable.
They have, however, no effect whatsoever on the operation of the device.
EC-DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Product : BRESSER Weather Center
This product contains the approved transmitter and complies with the essential
requirements of Article 3 of the R&TTE 1999/5/EC Directives, if used for its
intended use and that the following standard(s) has/have been applied:
Efficient use of radio frequency spectrum
(Article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive)
applied standard(s)
EN 300 220-3:2000
Electromagnetic compatibility
(Article 3.1.b of the R&TTE Directive)
applied standard(s)
EN 301 489-1,3:2000
Low voltage directive
applied standard(s)
EN 60950-1:2001
Additional information:
The product is therefore conform with the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EC,
the EMC Directive 89/336/EC and R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC
(appendix II) and carries the respective CE marking.
RTTE Compliant Countries :
All EU countries, Switzerland CH
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Power
Main unit
Remote Thermo-hygro unit Remote Anemometer unit Remote Rain gauge unit : use 4 pcs UM-3 or ”AA” 1.5 V battery
: use 2 pcs UM-3 or “AA” 1.5 V battery
: use 2 pcs UM-3 or “AA” 1.5 V battery
: use 2 pcs UM-3 or “AA” 1.5 V battery
Weight
Main unit Remote Thermo.-Hygro unit Remote Anemometer unit Remote Rain gauge unit : 580g (without battery)
: 65g (without battery)
: 315g (without battery)
: 290g (without battery)
Dimension
Main unit Remote Thermo-hygro unit Remote Anemometer unit Remote Rain gauge unit : 148(L) x 193(H) x 39(D) mm
: 55.5(L) x 101(H) x 24(D) mm
: 405(L) x 375(H) x 160(D) mm
: 163(L) x 177(H) x 119(D) mm
Appendix
City Codes
US and Canadian Cities
City
Code
Zone
DST
City
Code
Offset
Zone
Offset
DST
Atlanta, Ga.
Austin, Tex.
Baltimore, Md.
Birmingham, Ala.
Boston, Mass.
Calgary, Alba., Can.
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Dallas, Tex.
Denver, Colo.
Detroit, Mich.
El Paso, Tex.
Houston, Tex.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Jacksonville, Fla.
Las Vegas, Nev.
Los Angeles, Calif.
-5
-6
-5
-6
-5
-7
-6
-5
-5
-5
-6
-7
-5
-7
-6
-5
-5
-8
-8
-6
-5
-6
-6
-5
-6
-6
-5
-6
-6
-5
-5
-7
-5
-8
-6
-8
-8
-8
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
NO
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
ATL
AUS
BWI
BHM
BOS
YYC
CGX
CVG
CLE
CMH
DAL
DEN
DTW
ELP
HOU
IND
JAX
LAS
LAX
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
SU
NO
SU
SU
SU
Memphis, Tenn.
Miami, Fla.
Milwaukee, Wis.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Montreal, Que., Can.
Nashville, Tenn.
New Orleans, La.
New York, N.Y.
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Omaha, Neb.
Ottawa, Ont., Can.
Philadelphia, Pa.
Phoenix, Ariz.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Portland, Ore.
San Antonio, Tex.
San Diego, Calif.
San Francisco, Calif.
San Jose, Calif.
MEM
MIA
MKE
MSP
YMX
BNA
MSY
NYC
OKC
OMA
YOW
PHL
PHX
PIT
PDX
SAT
SAN
SFO
SJC
DST definition
SA = Australian DST. / SB = South Brazilian DST. Changes annually. / SC = Chile DST / SE = Standard European DST.
SG = Egypt DST / SH = Havana, Cuba DST / SI = Iraq and Syria DST / SK = Irkutsk & Moscow DST / SM = Montevideo, Uruguay DST
SN = Namibia DST / SP = Paraguay DST / SQ = Iran DST maybe changed annually. / ST = Tasmania DST / SU = Standard American
DST. / SZ = New Zealand DST / NO DST = no = Places that do not observe DST / ON = Always add 1 hour with local standard time
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World Cities
City
Code Zone DST
City
Code
Offset
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ADD
3
NO
Cairo, Egypt
CAI
Adelaide, Australia
ADL
9.5
SA
Calcutta, India
CCU
(as Kolkata)
Algiers, Algeria
ALG
1
NO
Cape Town, South Africa CPT
Amsterdam, Netherlands AMS
1
SE
Caracas, Venezuela
CCS
Ankara, Turkey
AKR
2
SE
Chihuahua, Mexico
CUU
Asunción, Paraguay
ASU
-3
sp
Copenhagen, Denmark
CPH
Athens, Greece
ATH
2
SE
Córdoba, Argentina
COR
Bangkok, Thailand
BKK
7
NO
Dakar, Senegal
DKR
Barcelona, Spain
BCN
1
SE
Dublin, Ireland
DUB
Beijing, China
BEJ
8
NO
Durban, South Africa
DUR
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
BEG
1
SE
Frankfurt, Germany
FRA
Berlin, Germany
BER
1
SE
Glasgow, Scotland
GLA
Birmingham, England
BHX
0
SE
Guatemala City, GUA
Guatemala
Bogotá, Colombia
BOG
-5
NO
Hamburg, Germany
HAM
Bordeaux, France
BOD
1
SE
Havana, Cuba
HAV
Bremen, Germany
BRE
1
SE
Helsinki, Finland
HEL
Brisbane, Australia
BNE
10
NO
Hong Kong, China
HKG
Brussels, Belgium
BRU
1
SE
Irkutsk, Russia
IKT
Bucharest, Romania
BBU
2
SE
Jakarta, Indonesia
JKT
Budapest, Hungary
BUD
1
SE
Johannesburg, JNB
South Africa
Buenos Aires, Argentina
BUA
-3
NO
Kingston, Jamaica
KIN
Zone Offset
DST
2
5.5
SG
NO
2
-4
-6
1
-3
0
0
2
1
0
-6
NO
NO
SU
SE
NO
NO
SE
NO
SE
SE
NO
1
-5
2
8
8
7
2
SE
SH
SE
NO
SK
NO
NO
-5
NO
City
Code Time
DST
City
Zone
Kinshasa, Congo
FIH
1
NO
Oslo, Norway
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
KUL
8
NO
Panama City, Panama
La Paz, Bolivia
LPB
-4
NO
Paris, France
Lima, Peru
LIM
-5
NO
Perth, Australia
Lisbon, Portugal
LIS
0
SE
Prague, Czech Republic
Liverpool, England
LPL
0
SE
Rangoon, Myanmar
London, England
LON
0
SE
Reykjavík, Iceland
Lyon, France
LYO
1
SE
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Madrid, Spain
MAD 1
SE
Rome, Italy
Manila, Philippines
MNL
8
NO
Salvador, Brazil
Marseille, France
MRS 1
SE
Santiago, Chile
Melbourne, Australia
MEL 10
SA
São Paulo, Brazil
Mexico City, Mexico
MEX -6
SU
Shanghai, China
Milan, Italy
MIL
1
SE
Singapore, Singapore
Montevideo, Uruguay
MVD -3
SM
Sofia, Bulgaria
Moscow, Russia
MOW 3
SK
Stockholm Arlanda, Sweden
Munich, Germany
MUC 1
SE
Sydney, Australia
Nairobi, Kenya
NBO
3
NO
Tokyo, Japan
Nanjing (Nanking), NKG
8
NO
Tripoli, Libya
China
Naples, Italy
NAP
1
SE
Vienna, Austria
New Delhi, India
DEL 5.5
NO
Warsaw, Poland
Odessa, Ukraine
ODS
2
SE
Zürich, Switzerland
Osaka, Japan
KIX
9
NO
Code
Time DST
Zone
OSL
PTY
PAR
PER
PRG
RGN
RKV
RIO
ROM
SSA
SCL
SPL
SHA
SIN
SOF
ARN
1
-5
1
8
1
6.5
0
-3
1
-3
-4
-3
8
8
2
1
SE
NO
SE
NO
SE
NO
NO
SB
SE
NO
SC
SB
NO
NO
SE
SE
SYD
TKO
TRP
10
9
2
SA
NO
NO
VIE
WAW
ZRH
1
1
1
SE
SE
SE
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Technical Specifications
Weather Center Receivers
Receiver Sensor unit RF Transmission Frequency
RF Reception Range
Barometric Pressure Range
(At sea level )
Altitude Compensation Range Barometric Pressure Resolution
Barometric Pressure Accuracy Outdoor Temperature Display Range
Indoor Temperature Display Range
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Temperature Accuracy
Temperature Resolution
Humidity Display Range
Humidity Accuracy
Humidity Resolution
Receiving Cycle
Remote Thermo-Hygro-Sensor Rain Gauge
Wind Sensor
Sunrise and Sunset Accuracy
Wind Direction Range
Wind Direction Accuracy
Wind Direction Resolution
Wind Direction Starting Threshold
Wind Speed Range
Wind Speed Accuracy
Wind Speed Starting Threshold
Wind/Gust Speed Display Update Interval Wind/Gust Sampling Interval 1h/24h/yesterday Rainfall Range
Last week/ last month Rainfall Range
Temperature Sensing Cycle (indoor) Humidity Sensing Cycle (indoor)
(Supply=6.0V, Ta=23°C)
(Supply=3.0V, Ta=23°C )
434 MHz
100 meters Maximum ( Line of Sight )
500 hpa to 1100hpa ( 14.75 inHg to 32.44 inHg ),
( 374.5 mmHg to 823.8 mmHg )
-200m to +5000 m ( -657 ft to 16404 ft )
0.1 hpa ( 0.003 inHg, 0.08 mmHg )
+/- 5 hpa ( 0.015 inHg, 0.38 mmHg ) -40°C to 80°C ( -40°F to 176°F )
-9.9°C to 60°C ( 14.2°F to 140°F )
0°C to 50°C ( 32°F to 122°F )
-20°C to 60°C ( -4°F to 140°F )
+/- 1°C or +/- 2°F
0.1°C or 0.2°F
0% to 99%
+/-5%
1%
around 47s
183s
33s
+/- 3min ( latitude within +/- 50° )
16 positions
+/-11.25°
22.5°
3mph
0 to 199.9mph
( 199.9 Km/h, 173.7 Knots, 89.3 m/s )
+/- ( 2mph + 5% )
3mph
33 seconds
11 seconds
0.0 to 1999.9 mm ( 78.73 inch )
0 to 19999 mm ( 787.3 inch )
10s
10s
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