Instruction manual | Acu-Rite 00837W Weather Radio User Manual

Instruction Manual
Weather Forecaster
model 00837W
CONTENTS
Unpacking Instructions............ 2
Package Contents................... 2
Product Registration................ 2
Features & Benefits: Sensor...... 2
Features & Benefits: Display..... 3
Setup..................................... 4
Install or Replace Batteries...... 4
Temperature Units................... 4
Set Time & Date...................... 5
Placement Guidelines.............. 6
Using the Forecaster............... 7
Troubleshooting...................... 9
Care & Maintenance..............10
Specifications.........................10
FCC Information....................10
Customer Support.................. 11
Warranty.............................. 11
Questions? Contact Customer Support at
(877) 221-1252 or visit www.AcuRite.com.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Congratulations on your new AcuRite product. To ensure the best
possible product performance, please read this manual in its entirety
and retain it for future reference.
Unpacking Instructions
Remove the protective film that is applied to the LCD screen prior to using this
product. Locate the tab and peel off to remove.
Package Contents
1. Display unit with tabletop stand
2. Outdoor sensor
3. Instruction Manual
IMPORTANT
PRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED
TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Register online
to receive 1 year
warranty protection
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Features & Benefits
1
OUTDOOR SENSOR
2
1. Integrated Hanger
For easy placement.
2. Wireless Signal Indicator
Flashes when data is being
sent to the display unit.
3. Battery Compartment Cover
3
2
Features & Benefits
Front of Display Unit
Back of Display Unit
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19
1
2
18
17
13
3
12
4
5
6
7
8
9
°C/°F
11
16
15
10
14
DISPLAY UNIT
1. Weather Trend Indicator
Arrow icon indicates the direction 13. 12 to 24 Hour Weather Forecast
2.Clock
Self-Calibrating Forecasting pulls data
from the outdoor sensor to generate
your personal forecast.
3.Date
BACK OF DISPLAY UNIT
the pressure is trending.
4. Outdoor Sensor Low
Battery Indicator
14.Battery Compartment Cover
15.Battery Compartment
5. Current Outdoor Temperature
16. °C/°F Switch
Press to select °C or °F temperature units.
6. Outdoor Sensor Signal Strength
7. Current Indoor Humidity
17.▼ Button
For setup preferences and viewing records.
18.▲ Button
For setup preferences and viewing records.
19.SET Button
For setup preferences.
20.Integrated Hang Hole
For easy wall mounting.
8. Current Indoor Temperature
9. Display Unit Low Battery Indicator
10.Display Unit Stand
11. Learning Mode Icon
Disappears after weather forecast
self-calibration is complete.
12. What-to-Wear Character
Includes 20 different clothing recommendations based on the weather forecast.
3
SETUP
Install or Replace Batteries
AcuRite recommends high quality alkaline batteries for the best product
performance. Heavy duty or rechargeable batteries are not recommended.
The outdoor sensor requires lithium batteries in low temperature conditions.
Cold temperatures can cause alkaline batteries to function improperly. Use
lithium batteries in the outdoor sensor for temperatures below -4ºF / -20ºC.
Outdoor Sensor
1. Slide off the battery compartment
cover.
2. Insert 2 x AA batteries into the battery
compartment, as shown. Follow the
polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
3. Replace the battery cover.
Display Unit
1. Slide off the battery compartment
cover.
2. Insert 2 x AA batteries into the battery
compartment, as shown. Follow the
polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
3. Replace the battery cover.
Select Degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius
To select between degrees Fahrenheit (ºF) or Celsius (ºC) temperature units,
press the “ºC/ºF” button located on the back of the display unit inside the
battery compartment area.
PLEASE DISPOSE OF OLD OR DEFECTIVE BATTERIES IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE
WAY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
BATTERY SAFETY: Clean the battery contacts and also those of the device prior to battery installation. Remove batteries from equipment which is not to be
used for an extended period of time. Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery compartment. Promptly remove dead batteries from the device. Dispose of used
batteries properly. Only batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended are to be used. DO NOT incinerate used batteries. DO NOT dispose of batteries in fire,
as batteries may explode or leak. DO NOT mix old and new batteries or types of batteries (alkaline/standard). DO NOT use rechargeable batteries. DO NOT recharge
non-rechargeable batteries. DO NOT short-circuit the supply terminals.
4
Set Time & Date
Press and hold the “SET” button, located on the back of the display unit, to
enter SET MODE. Once in set mode, the preference you are currently setting
will blink on the display.
To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “▲” or
“▼“ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
To save your adjustments, press and release the “SET” button again to adjust
the next preference. The preference set order is as follows:
CLOCK HOUR
CLOCK MINUTE
CALENDAR YEAR
CALENDAR MONTH
CALENDAR DATE
You will automatically exit SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 30 seconds.
Enter setup mode at any time by pressing and holding the “SET” button.
5
Placement for Maximum Accuracy
AcuRite sensors are sensitive to surrounding environmental conditions. Proper
placement of both the display unit and outdoor sensor are critical to the
accuracy and performance of this product.
Display Unit Placement
Place the display unit in a dry area free of dirt and dust.
Display unit stands upright for tabletop use or is wall-mountable.
Outdoor Sensor Placement
Sensor must be placed outside to observe outdoor conditions.
Sensor is water resistant and is designed for general outdoor
use, however, to extend its life place the sensor in an area
protected from direct weather elements.
Hang the sensor using the integrated hang holes or hanger, or
by using string (not included) to hang it from a suitable location,
like a well covered tree branch. The best location is 4 to 8 feet
above the ground with permanent shade and plenty of fresh air
to circulate around the sensor.
Important Placement Guidelines
•To ensure accurate temperature measurement, place units out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources or vents.
•Display unit and outdoor sensor must be within 165 ft (50 m) of each other.
•To maximize wireless range, place units away from large metallic items, thick walls, metal surfaces, or other objects that may limit wireless communication.
•To prevent wireless interference, place both units at least 3 ft (.9 m) away from electronic devices (TV, computer, microwave, radio, etc.)
Setup is Complete
(165 feet maximum)
(50 meters)
The sensor will now synchronize with the display unit. It may take a few
minutes for synchronization to complete. Please refer to the troubleshooting
section of this manual if anything appears to be functioning improperly.
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OPERATION
Using the What-to-Wear Weather Forecaster
Learning Mode
Self-Calibrating Forecasting use a unique algorithm to analyze changes in
pressure over a time period (called Learning Mode) to determine your altitude.
After 14 days, the Learning Mode icon disappears from the display screen. At
this point, the self-calibrated pressure is tuned in to your location and the unit is
ready for superior weather prediction.
Weather Forecast
AcuRite’s patented Self-Calibrating Forecasting provides your personal forecast
of weather conditions for the next 12 to 24 hours by collecting data from
the sensor in your backyard. It generates a forecast with pinpoint accuracy personalized for your exact location.
HEAVY
STORM
STORMY
MOSTLY
CLOUDY
PARTLY
CLOUDY
MOSTLY
SUNNY
(flashing=severe)
View the complete list of icons online at www.AcuRite.com
Weather Trend
Subtle variations in barometric pressure greatly impact the weather. This
weather forecaster displays an arrow icon to indicate the direction the pressure
is trending (FALLING, STEADY, or RISING).
What-to-Wear
Includes 20 different clothing recommendations based on the weather forecast:
COLDER
hat
scarf
gloves
heavy coat
long pants
boots
MILD
hat
light jacket
long pants
boots
sweatshirt
long pants
shoes
7
WARMER
t- shirt
long pants
shoes
sunglasses
t-shirt
shorts
shoes
High & Low Records
Today’s high and low records are displayed for outdoor temperature and
indoor temperature and humidity. Today’s records automatically clear at
12:00am midnight every day.
To view today’s HIGH (MAX) recorded values, press and release the “▲”
button. The “MAX” icon appears on the display next to the high records. To
view today’s LOW (MIN) recorded values, press and release the “▼“ button.
The “MIN” icon appears on the display next to the low records.
To manually clear all of today’s HIGH (MAX) recorded values, press and
hold the “▲” button for 2 seconds while viewing the record you wish to clear.
Dashes display to confirm you have cleared the record.
To manually clear all of today’s LOW (MIN) recorded values, press and hold
the “▼“ button for 2 seconds while viewing the record you wish to clear.
Dashes display to confirm you have cleared the record.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
No outdoor sensor
reception
no bars
Possible Solution
If the wireless signal indicator shows no bars:
•R
elocate the display unit and/or the outdoor sensor.
The units must be within 165 ft (50 m) of each other.
•M
ake sure both units are placed at least 3 feet (.9
m) away from electronics that may interfere with the
wireless communication (such as TVs, microwaves,
computers, etc).
•U
se standard alkaline batteries (or lithium batteries in
sensor when temperature is below -4ºF/-20ºC). Do not
use heavy duty or rechargeable batteries. NOTE: It
may take up to 20 minutes for display unit and sensor
to synchronize after batteries are replaced.
Outdoor
temperature
is flashing or
showing dashes
Flashing of the outdoor temperature is generally an
indication of wireless interference.
1. B
ring both the sensor and display unit indoors and
remove at least one battery from each.
2. Reinstall the battery in the outdoor sensor.
3. Reinstall the battery in the display unit.
4. L et the units sit within a couple feet of each other for
about 20 minutes to gain a strong connection.
Inaccurate
temperature
or humidity
• Make sure both the display unit and sensor are placed
out of direct sunlight and away from any heat sources
or vents (see page 6).
•M
ake sure both units are positioned away from
moisture sources (see page 6).
Inaccurate forecast
• The Weather Forecast icon predicts conditions for the
next 12 to 24 hours, not current conditions.
•H
as Learning Mode icon disappeared from the
display unit? Learning Mode must complete before
forecast and pressure will be accurate.
•A
llow unit to run continuously for 33 days. Battery
removal or resetting the display unit will restart
Learning Mode. After 14 days, forecast should be
fairly accurate, however Learning Mode calibrates for
a total of 33 days.
Display screen
not working
•C
heck that the batteries are installed correctly.
Batteries may need to be replaced.
If your AcuRite product does not operate properly after trying
the troubleshooting steps, visit www.AcuRite.com or call
(877) 221-1252 for assistance.
9
Care & Maintenance
Display Unit Care
Clean with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives. Keep
away from dust, dirt and moisture. Clean ventilation ports regularly with a
gentle puff of air.
Outdoor Sensor Care
Clean with a soft damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives.
Specifications
TEMPERATURE RANGE
Outdoor: -40ºF to 158ºF; -40ºC to 70ºC
Indoor: 32ºF to 122ºF; 0ºC to 50ºC
INDOOR HUMIDITY
16% to 98%
WIRELESS RANGE
165 ft / 50 m depending on home construction materials
WIRELESS FREQUENCY
433 MHz
POWER
4 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries (not included)
DATA REPORTING
30 seconds
FCC Information
This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1- This device may NOT cause harmful interference, and
2- This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
NOTE: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment.
Such modifications could void the user authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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Customer Support
AcuRite customer support is committed to providing you with best-inclass service. For assistance, please have the model number of this
product available and contact us in any of the following ways:
(877) 221-1252
info@chaney-inst.com
24/7 support at www.AcuRite.com
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