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TE653ELW-M
Complete Weather Forecaster
with Indoor/ Outdoor Temperature
and Humidity
USER MANUAL
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for selecting a Meade Instruments Weather Forecaster. This device combines
precise time keeping, monitoring and displaying of current temperature data from up to three
remote locations (additional sensors are required).
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 for innovation and high
performance to its own line of precision, feature rich weather stations.
Please read this instruction manual so that you can get the most enjoyment out of your Meade
Instruments weather station.
In this package, you will find:
• One (1) main unit (receiver)
• One (1) three-channel remote sensor (transmitter)
• One (1) user manual
Please keep this manual handy as it contains practical instructions, technical specifications and
precautions.
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INSTALLATION
Communications between the main unit (receiver) and the remote sensor (transmitter) is
wireless. This allows you to greater flexibility in choosing the location of remote sensor. The
remote transmits data up to 164 feet (50 meters) over an open, unobstructed area.
The remote sensor can be located either indoors or outdoors, allowing you chose where your
data is obtained.
NOTE:
• It is critical to power the remote sensor BEFORE setting up the main unit.
• It is critical to power up and test communication between the remote sensor and the main unit
BEFORE permanently mounting if outside.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
• We recommend using alkaline batteries for the remote sensor. If outdoor temperatures
regularly fall below 32°F (0°C), we recommend using lithium batteries.
• Avoid using rechargeable batteries. (Rechargeable batteries cannot maintain correct
power requirements.)
• ALWAYS install batteries in the remote sensor before the main unit.
• Insert batteries before first use, matching the polarity in the battery compartment.
• Press RESET after each battery change with a paper clip or similar tool.
• During initial set up, place the remote sensor close to the main unit.
• After reception is established (remote readings will appear on the main unit’s display),
position the remote sensor and the main unit within the effective transmission range of up to
164 feet (50 meters).
• The main unit must be placed indoors.
NOTE:
• Avoid pressing any buttons on the main unit before the remote readings are displayed.
• Transmission or reception range may be affected by trees, metal structures, and electronic
appliances, surrounding building materials and how the main unit and transmitter are
positioned.
• Place the remote sensor so that it faces the main unit (receiver), minimizing obstructions such
as doors, walls and furniture.
• Though the remote sensors are weather-resistant, they should be placed away from direct
sunlight, rain or snow. The optimal location for the remote sensor outdoors is under the eaves
on the north side of the building.
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REMOTE SENSOR
FEATURES
• Remote temperature transmission to the main unit via 433 MHz signal
• Case can be wall mounted using built-in hanger
• 164 feet transmission range without interference
• Selection of the temperature display in Celsius or Fahrenheit
• LCD display of measured temperature and humidity
• 3 channel selection
• Temperature display selection - Fahrenheit or Celsius
4 3 3 M H z
E
W I R E L E S S
1
A
C
MADE IN CHINA
RESET
1 2 3
CHANNEL
F
˚C/˚F
D
B
TM
THERMO – 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 previous settings.
D CHANNEL SWITCH
• Selects the desired channel before installing batteries.
E WALL-MOUNT RECESSED HOLE
• Keeps the remote sensor on the wall.
F °C/ °F SWITCH
• Selects the temperature display in Fahrenheit or Centigrade.
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PLACEMENT
• The remote sensor should be placed under eaves or a similar location with free air circulation,
sheltered from direct sunlight and extreme weather.
• Ideally, place the remote sensor over soil, rather than asphalt, which would cause
false readings.
• Avoid placing the remote sensor near sources of heat, such as chimneys or hot air
exhaust vents.
• Avoid areas that collect heat from the sun and radiate heat, such as metal, brick or concrete
structures, paving, and patios.
• The international standard for the valid air temperature measurements is 4 feet (1.25 meters)
above the ground.
OPERATION
Immediately after batteries are installed, the remote sensor will start transmitting a temperature
and humidity data to the main unit.
MAIN UNIT
FEATURES
TIME
• Precise time and date set via signals from the US Atomic clock
• 12 or 24 hour time format
• Manual adjustment of time and date
• Calendar date with month and day in 7 languages English, German, French, Italian, Spanish,
Dutch and Swedish
• Dual crescendo alarms with snooze
• Programmable ice warning alarm
WEATHER
• Weather forecast for the next 12 to 24 hour in seven large icons: sunny, slightly cloudy,
cloudy, rainy, heavy rainy, snowy and heavy snowy.
• Programmable minimum/maximum temperature alarm
• Indoor/outdoor temperature and humidity in up to 3 remote locations (additional
sensors required)
• Barometric pressure in imperial or metric units
• Altitude adjustment for pressure compensation
• 24 hour barometric pressure history chart
• Comfort level indicators (Dry, Humid and Comfort)
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FRONT
L
A
B
H
I
G
D
F
J
E
K
C
REAR
M
N
O
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A. WEATHER FORECAST/ PRESSURE window
B. TEMPERATURE/ HUMIDITY window
C. CLOCK window
D. DOWN button
• Select the next available mode
• Press and hold for 2 seconds to search for wireless signal from remote sensor.
• Decrease parameters.
E. ALARM button
• When time mode has been selected, press once to display the alarm time of weekday
alarm (W), single alarm (S) and pre-alarm (Pre-AL).
• Hold for 2 seconds, set weekday, single and pre-alarm’s alarm time
• When alarm is on, press once to stop the alarm temporarily.
F. TEMP ALARM button
• When temperature mode has been selected, press once to display the highest or lowest
temperature alarm’s value.
• Hold for 2 seconds, set the highest lowest temperature alarm’s value
• When alarm is on, press once to stop the alarm temporarily.
G. CHANNEL button
• Press to display the outdoor temperature readings of Channels 1, 2 and 3.
• Hold for 2 seconds, enter into the circulation mode and outdoor temperature readings of
Channels 1, 2 or 3 will be displayed automatically in every 5 seconds.
H. MODE button
• When pressure mode has been selected, press once to display the local pressure, altitude and
sea level.
• Press and hold for 2 seconds to set altitude and sea level.
• When time mode has been selected, press once to toggle between time with seconds display or
time with weekday display.
• Press and hold for 2 seconds, set language of the day of the week, year digit, month digit, date
digit, hour format (12/ 24 hours), hour digit and minute digit. (Note: calendar format is default
in month-date display).
• When temperature mode has been selected, press and hold for 2 seconds to toggle the
temperature unit between Celsius or Fahrenheit.
I. UP button
• Press to select the next available mode
• Increase the parameters
• In time with seconds display mode, press and hold for 2 seconds to activate/ deactivate radio
controlled time signal search manually.
• In time with weekday display mode, press and hold for 2 seconds to switch time zone from
Pacific, Mountain, Central to Eastern.
J. HISTORY button
• When pressure mode has been selected, press once to check the historical pressure data for
the past 24 hours.
K. MEMORY button
• When temperature mode has been selected, press to recall the minimum or maximum
temperature and humidity readings of main unit and remote units.
• Press and hold for 2 seconds, collected memories will be cleared.
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L. SNOOZE/ LIGHT button
• Stops alarm temporarily and activates LCD backlight
M. WALL-MOUNT hole
• A recessed opening to mount the unit on a wall
N. BATTERY COMPARTMENT
• Requires two (2) AA batteries
O. TABLE STAND
• When placing the main unit on the table or other horizontal surface, unfold and adjust the
table stand for the desired viewing angle.
BATTERY INSTALLATION
• Remove the battery door located at the back of the main unit.
• Insert two (2) AA batteries and replace the battery compartment door.
PLACEMENT
• Make sure that the main unit is locating within the operating range of all remote sensors.
• Ideally the main unit should be placed within line of sight of remote sensors. Avoid placing
the main unit where surfaces emitting and radiating heat (e.g. heating ducts or air conditioners)
and areas with interference from wireless devices (e.g. cordless phones, radio headsets, baby
monitoring devices and other electronics).
OPERATION
Once the main unit is powered, the display will show all available LCD segments for a moment.
IMPORTANT: All of the display functions will be locked, allowing setting of your local
altitude and pressure parameters by pressing the UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) and SET buttons. The
locked display will show the pressure icon and abbreviation “inHg” flashing in the
Weather Forecast/ Pressure Window, default time in Clock Window and channel 1’s
temperature and humidity readings in Temperature/ Humidity Window.
If pressure and altitude are not configured during this time, the unit will self-calibrate in a few
minutes and show the default settings for the pressure and altitude (sea level) and all remote
weather sensors readings.
GETTING STARTED
WEATHER FORECAST
This unit is capable of detecting the atmospheric pressure changes. Based on collected weather
data, it forecasts the weather for the next 12 to 24 hours.
When the
display
shows...
Forecast
Sunny
is...
Partly
Cloudy
Cloudy
Rainy
Heavy
Rainy
Snowy
Heavy
Snowy
NOTE: The weather forecast accuracy is approximately 70%.
The main unit display shows forecasted (predicted) not current conditions. The SUNNY
icon indicates clear weather, even when displayed during the nighttime.
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PRESSURE OPERATION
The pressure window displays: current barometric pressure, sea level pressure, and weather
forecast. The information contains a number of historical statistics: pressure/ temperature/
humidity history bar-chart for the past 24 hours.
Pressure can be measured in inHg, hPa/mBar or mmHg, and altitude is determined in either
meters or feet.
IMPORTANT: There are three viewing options available: barometric pressure SEA LEVEL
or LOCAL and ALTITUDE. Local pressure is a measured value (can’t be adjusted) while
Sea Level & Altitude are variables that you can enter. It is advisable to select and program
only one of the variables and to allow the unit to calculate the third value.
The unit is designed to measure pressure changes at your specific location, when LOCAL
barometric pressure is selected. Information for programming your unit, with either Altitude or
Sea Level values, may be obtained from GPS readings, online from the Internet, etc.
SEA LEVEL barometric pressure provides you with information about pressure changes at
lower elevations in your surrounding area. The SEA LEVEL pressure value can be set to
match your local metro area weather information. (Sources – local TV or radio station, etc.)
SETTING INITIAL PRESSURE PARAMETERS
IMPORTANT: Allow the unit to set without touching ANY buttons for about 6-8 minutes
during the main unit initial set up. This will give the unit time to synchronize with remotes,
stabilize pressure readings and settle with default settings.
SELECT PRESSURE UNITS OF MEASURE
Press UP (? ) or DOWN (? ), as needed, until the pressure icon“PRESSURE”, to the left of
the barometric pressure value, begins to flash.
• Press MODE button, to toggle through selections until “SEA LEVEL” or “LOCAL”
barometric pressure is displayed.
• Press and hold HISTORY button to enter the pressure unit selection mode. Press the UP (? )
or DOWN (? ) button to select the preferred units of measure for pressure:
inHG (English), hPa/mBar (scientific) or mmHg (metric)
• Press HISTORY to confirm your selection. Then press MODE to move to the
ALTITUDE unit selection mode. Press the UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) button to select pressure
unit as FEET or METER.
• Press HISTORY to confirm and hold MODE to move to the ALTITUDE value
selection mode.
• Press UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) to select or adjust the altitude value to your location. (Press and
hold either button for accelerated digit advance)
• Press MODE to confirm the programming selection.
(NOTE: The unit will automatically exit programming mode if it does not detect a button
press after 2 minutes.)
VIEWING PRESSURE AND ALTITUDE INFORMATION
To view pressure or altitude information, press MODE button. The display will alternate
between the sea level pressure, local pressure and local altitude screens.
PROGRAMMING SEA LEVEL PRESSURE (not required if you did altitude)
• Press and hold MODE, until the barometric pressure digits are flashing.
• Enter the desired sea level pressure value by pressing UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) buttons. (Press
and hold either button for accelerated digit advance.)
• Press MODE, to confirm sea level value selection.
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CHANGING PRESSURE AND ALTITUDE UNITS
• Press MODE as needed, until “LOCAL” pressure is displayed.
• Press and hold HISTORY, until the pressure unit is flashing.
• Change local or sea level pressure units by pressing the UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) buttons to
select the pressure units. Choose from: inHg, hPa/mBar or mmHg.
• Press HISTORY to confirm your selection.
• Press MODE button until the local altitude value will be displayed.
• Press and hold HISTORY until the altitude unit is flashing.
• Select the ALTITUDE unit:, meters or feet, by pressing UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) buttons.
• Press HISTORY to confirm your selection.
VIEWING SEA LEVEL PRESSURE HISTORY
• In pressure mode, press HISTORY button entering the sea level pressure display.
• When the SEA LEVEL is displayed, press HISTORY repeatedly viewing the sea level
pressure history for the past 24 hours in 1 hour intervals.
• If no buttons are pressed for 5 seconds, the unit will automatically return to the default
Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode.
VIEWING PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY CHARTS
The bar chart in Pressure Window can be configured to display a historical data for the sea
level pressure and temperature or humidity for channel 1.
After selecting the Pressure Window, press and hold ALARM button to toggle the bar chart
between the sea level pressure with a word “PRESSURE” displayed at the right bottom corner
of the chart, temperature with a thermometer icon and “CH1” and a humidity with “RH” icon
and “CH1”.
MOON PHASE ICONS
New
Moon
Waning First
Crescent Quarter
Waxing
Gibbous
Full
Waning Last
Waning
Moon Gibbous Quarter Crescent
TEMPERATURE/ HUMIDITY WINDOW
The main unit supports up to 3 remote sensors, corresponding to a separate channel of the
temperature and relative humidity display. The temperature can be displayed in Celsius (ºC)
or Fahrenheit (ºF).
The main unit carries the temperature and humidity sensor and uses this data to calculate an
indoors comfort level - Wet, Comfort or Dry.
A temperature alert function is available for all channels. It can be programmed to sound if the
channel temperature exceeds or falls below the pre-set upper and lower limits.
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REMOTE SENSORS STATUS
The wave icon above the current channel icon shows the connection status of the corresponding
remote sensor:
Icon
Status
Searching for the signals from the remote sensor
Corresponding remote sensor signal received
successfully
No signals received for over 1 hour
SEARCH FOR REMOTE SENSORS
• The main unit can be manually activated to search for the signals from remote sensors by
pressing and holding DOWN (? ) button.
OPERATION
• To select the indoor/ outdoor temperature mode, press UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) until the IN
icon
flashing with a beep sound alert.
VIEWING REMOTE (CHANNEL) TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY
Static Display:
• Press the CHANNEL button to select measurements from different remote sensors, each is
set to a unique channel 1, 2 or 3.
Channel Auto-Scan Display:
• To enable an automatic scan of all channels, press and hold CHANNEL, until the
icon is
displayed. The measurements from each remote channel will be alternately displayed with a 5
seconds viewing.
NOTE: the channel auto-scan feature can be active only if there are more than one remote
sensors operating and are set to different channels.
PROGRAMMING TEMPERATURE IN CELSIUS OR FAHRENHEIT
• Press and hold MODE button for 3 seconds to toggle the temperature unit in Celsius (ºC) or
Fahrenheit (ºF).
SETTING TEMPERATURE ALARM
• Press
down button to select temp display.
• Press TEMP ALARM button selecting the desired alarm, the upper temperature alert with
icon (if disabled, displays OFF), or lower temperature alert with
icon (if disabled,
displays OFF).
• Press and hold TEMP ALARM button until the temperature digits flashing.
• Adjust the temperature digits using the UP (? ) or DOWN (? ). Press and hold either button
for fast digits advance
• Press the TEMP ALARM to confirm selection and return to the temperature alarm
selection screen
ACTIVATING OR DEACTIVATING TEMPERATURE ALARMS
• Once the above alerts are displayed, press the UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) to enable or disable the
corresponding alert.
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VIEWING MAX/MIN AND MINIMUM READINNGS
Press the MEMORY button recalling:
• Current temperature and humidity
• Minimum temperature and humidity
• Maximum temperature and humidity at the remote location.
RESETTING TEMPERATURE MEMORIES
Press and hold MEMORY button for 3 seconds to clear all channel memories.
COMFORT LEVEL INDICATION
The main unit is capable of detecting and displaying the current indoor comfort levels of
surrounding environment. The comfort level based on the combination of the current indoor
temperature and humidity readings. The following comfort levels may be displayed:
COMFORT (comfortable); WET (wet) and DRY (dry)
Temperature
Range
Humidity
Range
Shows current
condition
COM
20°C to 25°C
(68°F to 77°F)
40%RH70%RH
Ideal relative humidity
and temperature
WET
-5°C to 50°C
(23°F to122°F)
OVER
70%RH
Contains excess
moisture
DRY
5°C to 50°C
(23°F to122°F)
BELOW
40%RH
Contains inadequate
moisture
Indicator
displayed
CLOCK WINDOW
WWVB RADIO CONTROLLED TIME
The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) radio station (WWVB) is located in
Ft. Collins, Colorado. It transmits an exact time signal continuously throughout the most of the
continental United States at 60 KHz frequency. The main unit can receive this WWVB signal
through the internal antenna from up to 2,000 miles away. Due to the nature of the Earth’s
ionosphere, reception can be limited during the daylight hours. The radio controlled clock will
search for an alternate station that receives the atomic time signal from the NIST Atomic clock
in Boulder, Colorado.
The WWVB tower icon on the unit’s display will flash indicating a radio signal reception from
the WWVB station. If the tower icon is not fully lit, or if the time and date are not set
automatically, please consider the following:
• During nighttime hours, atmospheric disturbances are typically less severe and radio signal
reception may improve. A single daily reception is sufficient enough to keep the clock
accuracy within 1 second.
• Make sure the unit is positioned at 8 feet (2 meters) distance from any interference source
such as a TV, computer monitor, microwave, etc.
• Within concrete wall rooms such as basements or office buildings, the received signal may be
weakened. Always place the main unit near the window for better reception.
Once the atomic time signal is received, the date and time will be set automatically, and the
[
] icon will appear.
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ICON
(Flashing)
Atomic Time Reception Strength
Undefined data
No Reception for the past 24 hours
Weak signal, but can be decoded
Strong signal
• The atomic clock receiver is programmed that it will search for the atomic time signal daily
for 0:00, 3:00, 6:00, and 12:00 am.
• To enable or disable the atomic time receiver, press and hold UP (? ) button for 3 seconds. If
atomic time reception is activated, a tower icon will start flashing. If reception is disabled, the
tower icon will disappear.
• If the time signal has not been received in 8 minutes, you may set the time manually. (Refer to
the MANUAL SETTINGS section).
MANUAL SETTINGS
To select the time mode, press UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) until the IN icon
beep sound alert. It is necessary to set the desired US TIME ZONE.
flashing with a
TIME ZONE
• Press MODE button once to select hour and minutes with the day of the week display.
• Select the Time Zone by pressing and holding UP (? ) button for 3 seconds.
• Keep holding UP (? ) button until the desired US Time Zone (Pacific, Mountain, Central or
Eastern) is highlighted on the display’s US map, located to the right of the time display and
above the day of the week.
• Release the UP (? ) button. The Time Zone is set.
TIME AND CALENDER
• Press and hold MODE button until the day of week language abbreviation “ENG” will flash
• Press the UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) selecting the day of the week in English, German, French,
Italian, Spanish, Dutch or Swedish.
• After the language of weekday is MODE, press MODE button to confirm and move to the
next parameter (year).
• Continue setting the year, month, day, time format (12 or 24 hours), local hour and minutes,
using the same technique.
• After programming is complete the display will return to the default hour and minutes with
seconds display.
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CLOCK ALARMS
There are two time alarms – Weekday alarm (W) and Single day alarm (S) - and one Ice
Warning Alarm (PRE-AL).
• If Weekday (W) alarm is activated, it will sound at the set time and the alarm icon will flash
Mondays through Fridays
• If Single (S) day alarm is activated, it will sound at the set time and the alarm icon will flash
only for this specific day and will not activate on subsequent days
• If Ice Warning Alarm ( PRE-AL) is activated, it will sound at the set time and alarm icon
will flash when the remote temperature for Channel One (1) reaches 32°F(0°C) and below.
NOTE: Ice Warning Alarm can be set only if weekday and/or the single alarm are
programmed.
SETTING THE WEEKDAY (W) AND SINGLE DAY (S) ALARMS
• Press ALARM button once to enter into the alarms setting mode. The default alarm is a
Weekday alarm (W). The abbreviation “OFF” with a letter “W” next to it will be displayed,
if the alarm has not been set previously
• Press and hold ALARM button for two seconds. The hour digit will flash
• Adjust the hour using UP ( ? ) or DOWN ( ? ) buttons
• Press ALARM button again. The minute digits will flash
• Adjust the minutes using UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) buttons
• Press ALARM button again to confirm and the weekday alarm time will be set
• Set Single (S) day alarm if desired in the same manner
SETTING THE ICE WARNING ALARM (PRE-AL)
If Weekday (W) or Single day (S) alarm is set, the Ice Warning Alarm (Pre-AL) can
be programmed.
• Press ALARM button once to enter into the Ice Warning Alarm setting mode. The
abbreviation OFF with a PRE-AL next to it will be displayed.
• Press and hold ALARM button for two seconds. The number 30 will flash, meaning that if
selected, the alarm will sound 30 minutes earlier than the Weekday or Single alarm.
• Select the desired Ice Warning Alarm interval in 15 minutes increments between 15 and 90
minutes, using UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) buttons
• Press ALARM button to confirm and exit from the alarm setting mode.
ACTIVATING/ DEACTIVATING ALARMS
• Press ALARM button to enter into the desired alarm mode.
• Press UP ( ? ) to activate alarm and the corresponding icons W, S or PRE-AL will be displayed.
• Press DOWN ( ? ) to deactivate alarm until “OFF” is displayed.
MAINTANANCE
CHANGING BATTERIES
• If the low battery indicator lights up, replace batteries in the corresponding unit.
• Do not mix old and batteries.
CLEANING
The main unit and remote sensors housings can be cleaned with a damp cloth. Small parts can
be cleaned with a cotton tip or pipe-cleaner. Never use abrasive or corrosive cleaning agents or
solvents. Do not immerse electronic components in water.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Check here before contacting customer service.
Issue
Main unit
Remote sensor
Symptom
Solution
Radio Controlled
Time signal is not
received
Place unit by the window and keep it there
overnight
Cannot locate
remote sensor
Check batteries
Check location
Press and hold DOWN ( ? ) button on the
main unit to search for the signal form the
remote sensor
Cannot change
the channel
Press “RESET” after setting the channel
Data does not
match data on the
main unit
Initiate manual sensor search (Press and hold
DOWN ( ? ) button on the main unit)
PRECAUTIONS
This product is engineered to give you years of satisfactory service if handled carefully. Here
are a few precautions:
• Do not immerse the units in water.
• Do not clean the units 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 units internal components. Doing so will invalidate the warranty and
may cause damage. These units contain no user-serviceable parts.
• Use only fresh batteries. Do not mix new and old batteries.
• Read the user's manual thoroughly before operating the units.
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L. SNOOZE/ LIGHT button
• Stops alarm temporarily and activates LCD backlight
M. WALL-MOUNT hole
• A recessed opening to mount the unit on a wall
N. BATTERY COMPARTMENT
• Requires two (2) AA batteries
O. TABLE STAND
• When placing the main unit on the table or other horizontal surface, unfold and adjust the
table stand for the desired viewing angle.
BATTERY INSTALLATION
• Remove the battery door located at the back of the main unit.
• Insert two (2) AA batteries and replace the battery compartment door.
PLACEMENT
• Make sure that the main unit is locating within the operating range of all remote sensors.
• Ideally the main unit should be placed within line of sight of remote sensors. Avoid placing
the main unit where surfaces emitting and radiating heat (e.g. heating ducts or air conditioners)
and areas with interference from wireless devices (e.g. cordless phones, radio headsets, baby
monitoring devices and other electronics).
OPERATION
Once the main unit is powered, the display will show all available LCD segments for a moment.
IMPORTANT: All of the display functions will be locked, allowing setting of your local
altitude and pressure parameters by pressing the UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) and SET buttons. The
locked display will show the pressure icon and abbreviation “inHg” flashing in the
Weather Forecast/ Pressure Window, default time in Clock Window and channel 1’s
temperature and humidity readings in Temperature/ Humidity Window.
If pressure and altitude are not configured during this time, the unit will self-calibrate in a few
minutes and show the default settings for the pressure and altitude (sea level) and all remote
weather sensors readings.
GETTING STARTED
WEATHER FORECAST
This unit is capable of detecting the atmospheric pressure changes. Based on collected weather
data, it forecasts the weather for the next 12 to 24 hours.
When the
display
shows...
Forecast
Sunny
is...
Partly
Cloudy
Cloudy
Rainy
Heavy
Rainy
Snowy
Heavy
Snowy
NOTE: The weather forecast accuracy is approximately 70%.
The main unit display shows forecasted (predicted) not current conditions. The SUNNY
icon indicates clear weather, even when displayed during the nighttime.
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PRESSURE OPERATION
The pressure window displays: current barometric pressure, sea level pressure, and weather
forecast. The information contains a number of historical statistics: pressure/ temperature/
humidity history bar-chart for the past 24 hours.
Pressure can be measured in inHg, hPa/mBar or mmHg, and altitude is determined in either
meters or feet.
IMPORTANT: There are three viewing options available: barometric pressure SEA LEVEL
or LOCAL and ALTITUDE. Local pressure is a measured value (can’t be adjusted) while
Sea Level & Altitude are variables that you can enter. It is advisable to select and program
only one of the variables and to allow the unit to calculate the third value.
The unit is designed to measure pressure changes at your specific location, when LOCAL
barometric pressure is selected. Information for programming your unit, with either Altitude or
Sea Level values, may be obtained from GPS readings, online from the Internet, etc.
SEA LEVEL barometric pressure provides you with information about pressure changes at
lower elevations in your surrounding area. The SEA LEVEL pressure value can be set to
match your local metro area weather information. (Sources – local TV or radio station, etc.)
SETTING INITIAL PRESSURE PARAMETERS
IMPORTANT: Allow the unit to set without touching ANY buttons for about 6-8 minutes
during the main unit initial set up. This will give the unit time to synchronize with remotes,
stabilize pressure readings and settle with default settings.
SELECT PRESSURE UNITS OF MEASURE
Press UP (? ) or DOWN (? ), as needed, until the pressure icon“PRESSURE”, to the left of
the barometric pressure value, begins to flash.
• Press MODE button, to toggle through selections until “SEA LEVEL” or “LOCAL”
barometric pressure is displayed.
• Press and hold HISTORY button to enter the pressure unit selection mode. Press the UP (? )
or DOWN (? ) button to select the preferred units of measure for pressure:
inHG (English), hPa/mBar (scientific) or mmHg (metric)
• Press HISTORY to confirm your selection. Then press MODE to move to the
ALTITUDE unit selection mode. Press the UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) button to select pressure
unit as FEET or METER.
• Press HISTORY to confirm and hold MODE to move to the ALTITUDE value
selection mode.
• Press UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) to select or adjust the altitude value to your location. (Press and
hold either button for accelerated digit advance)
• Press MODE to confirm the programming selection.
(NOTE: The unit will automatically exit programming mode if it does not detect a button
press after 2 minutes.)
VIEWING PRESSURE AND ALTITUDE INFORMATION
To view pressure or altitude information, press MODE button. The display will alternate
between the sea level pressure, local pressure and local altitude screens.
PROGRAMMING SEA LEVEL PRESSURE (not required if you did altitude)
• Press and hold MODE, until the barometric pressure digits are flashing.
• Enter the desired sea level pressure value by pressing UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) buttons. (Press
and hold either button for accelerated digit advance.)
• Press MODE, to confirm sea level value selection.
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CHANGING PRESSURE AND ALTITUDE UNITS
• Press MODE as needed, until “LOCAL” pressure is displayed.
• Press and hold HISTORY, until the pressure unit is flashing.
• Change local or sea level pressure units by pressing the UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) buttons to
select the pressure units. Choose from: inHg, hPa/mBar or mmHg.
• Press HISTORY to confirm your selection.
• Press MODE button until the local altitude value will be displayed.
• Press and hold HISTORY until the altitude unit is flashing.
• Select the ALTITUDE unit:, meters or feet, by pressing UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) buttons.
• Press HISTORY to confirm your selection.
VIEWING SEA LEVEL PRESSURE HISTORY
• In pressure mode, press HISTORY button entering the sea level pressure display.
• When the SEA LEVEL is displayed, press HISTORY repeatedly viewing the sea level
pressure history for the past 24 hours in 1 hour intervals.
• If no buttons are pressed for 5 seconds, the unit will automatically return to the default
Pressure and Weather Forecast Mode.
VIEWING PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY CHARTS
The bar chart in Pressure Window can be configured to display a historical data for the sea
level pressure and temperature or humidity for channel 1.
After selecting the Pressure Window, press and hold ALARM button to toggle the bar chart
between the sea level pressure with a word “PRESSURE” displayed at the right bottom corner
of the chart, temperature with a thermometer icon and “CH1” and a humidity with “RH” icon
and “CH1”.
MOON PHASE ICONS
New
Moon
Waning First
Crescent Quarter
Waxing
Gibbous
Full
Waning Last
Waning
Moon Gibbous Quarter Crescent
TEMPERATURE/ HUMIDITY WINDOW
The main unit supports up to 3 remote sensors, corresponding to a separate channel of the
temperature and relative humidity display. The temperature can be displayed in Celsius (ºC)
or Fahrenheit (ºF).
The main unit carries the temperature and humidity sensor and uses this data to calculate an
indoors comfort level - Wet, Comfort or Dry.
A temperature alert function is available for all channels. It can be programmed to sound if the
channel temperature exceeds or falls below the pre-set upper and lower limits.
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REMOTE SENSORS STATUS
The wave icon above the current channel icon shows the connection status of the corresponding
remote sensor:
Icon
Status
Searching for the signals from the remote sensor
Corresponding remote sensor signal received
successfully
No signals received for over 1 hour
SEARCH FOR REMOTE SENSORS
• The main unit can be manually activated to search for the signals from remote sensors by
pressing and holding DOWN (? ) button.
OPERATION
• To select the indoor/ outdoor temperature mode, press UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) until the IN
icon
flashing with a beep sound alert.
VIEWING REMOTE (CHANNEL) TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY
Static Display:
• Press the CHANNEL button to select measurements from different remote sensors, each is
set to a unique channel 1, 2 or 3.
Channel Auto-Scan Display:
• To enable an automatic scan of all channels, press and hold CHANNEL, until the
icon is
displayed. The measurements from each remote channel will be alternately displayed with a 5
seconds viewing.
NOTE: the channel auto-scan feature can be active only if there are more than one remote
sensors operating and are set to different channels.
PROGRAMMING TEMPERATURE IN CELSIUS OR FAHRENHEIT
• Press and hold MODE button for 3 seconds to toggle the temperature unit in Celsius (ºC) or
Fahrenheit (ºF).
SETTING TEMPERATURE ALARM
• Press
down button to select temp display.
• Press TEMP ALARM button selecting the desired alarm, the upper temperature alert with
icon (if disabled, displays OFF), or lower temperature alert with
icon (if disabled,
displays OFF).
• Press and hold TEMP ALARM button until the temperature digits flashing.
• Adjust the temperature digits using the UP (? ) or DOWN (? ). Press and hold either button
for fast digits advance
• Press the TEMP ALARM to confirm selection and return to the temperature alarm
selection screen
ACTIVATING OR DEACTIVATING TEMPERATURE ALARMS
• Once the above alerts are displayed, press the UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) to enable or disable the
corresponding alert.
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VIEWING MAX/MIN AND MINIMUM READINNGS
Press the MEMORY button recalling:
• Current temperature and humidity
• Minimum temperature and humidity
• Maximum temperature and humidity at the remote location.
RESETTING TEMPERATURE MEMORIES
Press and hold MEMORY button for 3 seconds to clear all channel memories.
COMFORT LEVEL INDICATION
The main unit is capable of detecting and displaying the current indoor comfort levels of
surrounding environment. The comfort level based on the combination of the current indoor
temperature and humidity readings. The following comfort levels may be displayed:
COMFORT (comfortable); WET (wet) and DRY (dry)
Temperature
Range
Humidity
Range
Shows current
condition
COM
20°C to 25°C
(68°F to 77°F)
40%RH70%RH
Ideal relative humidity
and temperature
WET
-5°C to 50°C
(23°F to122°F)
OVER
70%RH
Contains excess
moisture
DRY
5°C to 50°C
(23°F to122°F)
BELOW
40%RH
Contains inadequate
moisture
Indicator
displayed
CLOCK WINDOW
WWVB RADIO CONTROLLED TIME
The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) radio station (WWVB) is located in
Ft. Collins, Colorado. It transmits an exact time signal continuously throughout the most of the
continental United States at 60 KHz frequency. The main unit can receive this WWVB signal
through the internal antenna from up to 2,000 miles away. Due to the nature of the Earth’s
ionosphere, reception can be limited during the daylight hours. The radio controlled clock will
search for an alternate station that receives the atomic time signal from the NIST Atomic clock
in Boulder, Colorado.
The WWVB tower icon on the unit’s display will flash indicating a radio signal reception from
the WWVB station. If the tower icon is not fully lit, or if the time and date are not set
automatically, please consider the following:
• During nighttime hours, atmospheric disturbances are typically less severe and radio signal
reception may improve. A single daily reception is sufficient enough to keep the clock
accuracy within 1 second.
• Make sure the unit is positioned at 8 feet (2 meters) distance from any interference source
such as a TV, computer monitor, microwave, etc.
• Within concrete wall rooms such as basements or office buildings, the received signal may be
weakened. Always place the main unit near the window for better reception.
Once the atomic time signal is received, the date and time will be set automatically, and the
[
] icon will appear.
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ICON
(Flashing)
Atomic Time Reception Strength
Undefined data
No Reception for the past 24 hours
Weak signal, but can be decoded
Strong signal
• The atomic clock receiver is programmed that it will search for the atomic time signal daily
for 0:00, 3:00, 6:00, and 12:00 am.
• To enable or disable the atomic time receiver, press and hold UP (? ) button for 3 seconds. If
atomic time reception is activated, a tower icon will start flashing. If reception is disabled, the
tower icon will disappear.
• If the time signal has not been received in 8 minutes, you may set the time manually. (Refer to
the MANUAL SETTINGS section).
MANUAL SETTINGS
To select the time mode, press UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) until the IN icon
beep sound alert. It is necessary to set the desired US TIME ZONE.
flashing with a
TIME ZONE
• Press MODE button once to select hour and minutes with the day of the week display.
• Select the Time Zone by pressing and holding UP (? ) button for 3 seconds.
• Keep holding UP (? ) button until the desired US Time Zone (Pacific, Mountain, Central or
Eastern) is highlighted on the display’s US map, located to the right of the time display and
above the day of the week.
• Release the UP (? ) button. The Time Zone is set.
TIME AND CALENDER
• Press and hold MODE button until the day of week language abbreviation “ENG” will flash
• Press the UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) selecting the day of the week in English, German, French,
Italian, Spanish, Dutch or Swedish.
• After the language of weekday is MODE, press MODE button to confirm and move to the
next parameter (year).
• Continue setting the year, month, day, time format (12 or 24 hours), local hour and minutes,
using the same technique.
• After programming is complete the display will return to the default hour and minutes with
seconds display.
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CLOCK ALARMS
There are two time alarms – Weekday alarm (W) and Single day alarm (S) - and one Ice
Warning Alarm (PRE-AL).
• If Weekday (W) alarm is activated, it will sound at the set time and the alarm icon will flash
Mondays through Fridays
• If Single (S) day alarm is activated, it will sound at the set time and the alarm icon will flash
only for this specific day and will not activate on subsequent days
• If Ice Warning Alarm ( PRE-AL) is activated, it will sound at the set time and alarm icon
will flash when the remote temperature for Channel One (1) reaches 32°F(0°C) and below.
NOTE: Ice Warning Alarm can be set only if weekday and/or the single alarm are
programmed.
SETTING THE WEEKDAY (W) AND SINGLE DAY (S) ALARMS
• Press ALARM button once to enter into the alarms setting mode. The default alarm is a
Weekday alarm (W). The abbreviation “OFF” with a letter “W” next to it will be displayed,
if the alarm has not been set previously
• Press and hold ALARM button for two seconds. The hour digit will flash
• Adjust the hour using UP ( ? ) or DOWN ( ? ) buttons
• Press ALARM button again. The minute digits will flash
• Adjust the minutes using UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) buttons
• Press ALARM button again to confirm and the weekday alarm time will be set
• Set Single (S) day alarm if desired in the same manner
SETTING THE ICE WARNING ALARM (PRE-AL)
If Weekday (W) or Single day (S) alarm is set, the Ice Warning Alarm (Pre-AL) can
be programmed.
• Press ALARM button once to enter into the Ice Warning Alarm setting mode. The
abbreviation OFF with a PRE-AL next to it will be displayed.
• Press and hold ALARM button for two seconds. The number 30 will flash, meaning that if
selected, the alarm will sound 30 minutes earlier than the Weekday or Single alarm.
• Select the desired Ice Warning Alarm interval in 15 minutes increments between 15 and 90
minutes, using UP (? ) or DOWN (? ) buttons
• Press ALARM button to confirm and exit from the alarm setting mode.
ACTIVATING/ DEACTIVATING ALARMS
• Press ALARM button to enter into the desired alarm mode.
• Press UP ( ? ) to activate alarm and the corresponding icons W, S or PRE-AL will be displayed.
• Press DOWN ( ? ) to deactivate alarm until “OFF” is displayed.
MAINTANANCE
CHANGING BATTERIES
• If the low battery indicator lights up, replace batteries in the corresponding unit.
• Do not mix old and batteries.
CLEANING
The main unit and remote sensors housings can be cleaned with a damp cloth. Small parts can
be cleaned with a cotton tip or pipe-cleaner. Never use abrasive or corrosive cleaning agents or
solvents. Do not immerse electronic components in water.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Check here before contacting customer service.
Issue
Main unit
Remote sensor
Symptom
Solution
Radio Controlled
Time signal is not
received
Place unit by the window and keep it there
overnight
Cannot locate
remote sensor
Check batteries
Check location
Press and hold DOWN ( ? ) button on the
main unit to search for the signal form the
remote sensor
Cannot change
the channel
Press “RESET” after setting the channel
Data does not
match data on the
main unit
Initiate manual sensor search (Press and hold
DOWN ( ? ) button on the main unit)
PRECAUTIONS
This product is engineered to give you years of satisfactory service if handled carefully. Here
are a few precautions:
• Do not immerse the units in water.
• Do not clean the units 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 units internal components. Doing so will invalidate the warranty and
may cause damage. These units contain no user-serviceable parts.
• Use only fresh batteries. Do not mix new and old batteries.
• Read the user's manual thoroughly before operating the units.
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