Acu-Rite 06017RM Weather Radio User Manual

Instruction Manual
Display for 5-in-1 Weather Sensor
model 06017RM
Package Contents
1. Display unit with tabletop stand
2. Power adapter
3. Instruction Manual
This product requires an AcuRite 5-in-1 Weather Sensor (sold separately) to be
operational.
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Features & Benefits
Display
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1. Peak Wind Speed
20.Record Low
Highest speed from past 60 minutes.
2. Wind Speed Alarm On Indicator
21. Clear Button
3. Average Wind Speed
of all speeds from past 2 minutes.
Current pressure on right with trend
(Rising, Steady or Falling).
Deletes record high (#22) shown.
Pressure reading 12 hours ago.
24.Date
6. Storm Alert Alarm On Indicator
25.Current Month Total Rainfall
7. Weather Select
26.All-Time Total Rainfall
Heat index, dew point, wind chill,
indoor temperature / humidity, and rainfall rate (inches of rain per hour).
27. Rainfall Alarm On Indicator
28.Current Rainfall
8. Weather Select Button
Press to change the Weather Select
category data being displayed.
10.Outdoor Sensor Signal Strength
12.Alarm On/Off Indicator
For Selectable Category (#16).
“ Button
Activate alarm; press and hold to
adjust alarm values.
33.Outdoor Temperature Alarm On
Indicator
For setup preferences and category selection (#16).
34.Current Outdoor Temperature 16.Selectable Category
17. “
“ Button
For setup preferences.
36. Current Wind Speed
For setup preferences and category selection (#16).
19.“
37. Current Wind Direction
38. Momentary Backlight Button
“ Button
Press for all-time low and date
recorded for current category
selected on display (#16). Press twice
for all-time high and date recorded.
Arrow icon indicates direction the
temperature is trending.
35. Previous 2 Wind Directions
18.“T“ Button
Arrow icon indicates the direction the
humidity is trending.
32.Outdoor Humidity Alarm On
Indicator
15.“V “ Button
Self-Calibrating Forecasting pulls
data from your 5-in-1 sensor to
generate your personal forecast.
31. Current Outdoor Humidity
13.Programmable Alarm Setting
Disappears after weather forecast
self-calibration is complete.
30.12 to 24 Hour Weather Forecast
11. Sensor Low Battery Indicator
14.“
Accumulates data during rainfall.
29.Learning Mode Icon
9.Clock
Shown for current category selected
on the display (#16).
23.Clear Button
5. Historical Barometric Pressure
Deletes record low (#20) shown.
22.Record High
4. Pressure History Graph
Shown for current category selected
on the display (#16).
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Lights display for 5 seconds (only
applicable while on battery power).
Back of Display Unit
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BACK OF DISPLAY UNIT
5. Clear Today
Clears data recorded since 12:00am.
1. Backlight Dimmer Switch
6.Reset
Adjusts display backlight settings:
Off, low, medium, high
Full reset to factory defaults.
2. Integrated Hang Hole
7. Clear All
3. Battery Compartment Cover
8. Battery Compartment
4. A-B-C Switch
9. Plugin for Power Adapter
for easy wall mounting.
ID code that must match 5-in-1 sensor’s A-B-C switch to ensure units synchronize.
Clears all data recorded.
10.Power Adapter
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Display Unit Setup
The display unit operates with batteries and/or power adapter. Regardless
of the power source, it is recommended that batteries always be installed to
ensure continuous operation (and retain records) in case of a power outage.
3 Install or Replace Backup
1 Set the A-B-C Switch
Batteries (optional)
The A-B-C switch is located inside
the battery compartment. It can
be set to A, B or C. However,
you must select the same letter
choices for both the sensor and
the display unit in order for the
units to synchronize.
Insert 3 x AA alkaline batteries
into the battery compartment,
as shown. Follow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
2 Plug-in Power Adapter
For the best performance, plug
in the power adapter as the main
power source for this product.
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ABC
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Install Backup
Batteries
(optional)
3 AA Batteries
A-B-C Switch
set to match
sensor
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Plug in Power
Adapter
IMPORTANT: Batteries are
a backup power source to
preserve records in the event
of a power outage. Power
adapter is recommended as the
primary power source to enjoy
the full functionality of this
product.
PLEASE DISPOSE OF OLD OR DEFECTIVE BATTERIES IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE
WAY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
BATTERY SAFETY: Clean the battery contacts and also those of the device prior to battery installation. Remove batteries from equipment which is not to be
used for an extended period of time. Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery compartment. Promptly remove dead batteries from the device. Dispose of used
batteries properly. Only batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended are to be used. DO NOT incinerate used batteries. DO NOT dispose of batteries in fire,
as batteries may explode or leak. DO NOT mix old and new batteries or types of batteries (alkaline/standard). DO NOT use rechargeable batteries. DO NOT recharge
non-rechargeable batteries. DO NOT short-circuit the supply terminals.
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Set the Time & Date
The clock and calendar are utilized to time stamp history records and other
data, so it is important to set the time and date soon after you power on the
display unit.
Set the Time
1. Press the up or down arrow buttons
until “SET CLOCK?” is displayed on the
Selectable Category part of the display unit.
2. Press the “
” button to set the clock.
3. Press the up or down arrows to adjust the
hour. Note the “AM” and “PM” indicators.
4. Press the “ ” button to confirm hour
selection.
5. Press the up or down arrows to adjust
minutes.
6. Press the “ ” button to confirm minute
selection.
The clock is now set.
Note: The “ ” stays in
Selectable Categories,
even after setup.
Set the Date
1. Press the up or down arrow buttons until
“SET DATE?” is displayed on the Selectable
Category part of the display unit.
2. Press the “
” button to set the date.
3. Press the up or down arrows to adjust the
month.
4. Press the “ ” button to confirm month
selection.
5. Press the up or down arrows to adjust the
day.
6. Press the “ ” button to confirm day
selection.
7. Press the up or down arrows to adjust the
year.
8. Press the “ ” button to confirm year
selection.
The date is now set.
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Select Measurement Units
To select between standard units (mph, ºF, etc.) or
metric units (kph, ºC, etc.):
1. Press the up or down arrow buttons until
“SET UNITS?” is displayed on the Selectable
Category part of the display unit.
2. Press the “
” button to set the unit preference.
3. Press the up or down arrows to select “STAND”
for standard or “METRIC” for metric units.
4. Press the “ ” button to confirm your selection.
5. Next, you will see “WIND MPH”. Press the up
or down arrows to select MPH, KPH, or KNOTS
for wind speed units.
6. Press the “ ” button to confirm your selection.
Units are now set.
Placement for Maximum Accuracy
AcuRite sensors are sensitive to surrounding environmental conditions. Proper
placement of both the display unit and the 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. To
ensure accurate temperature measurement, place out of direct
sunlight and away from heat sources or vents. Display unit stands
upright for tabletop use or is wall-mountable.
Important Placement Guidelines
Display unit and sensor must be within 330 feet (100 m) of each other.
MAXIMIZE WIRELESS RANGE
lace units away from large metallic items, thick walls, metal surfaces, or other
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objects that may limit wireless communication.
PREVENT WIRELESS INTERFERENCE
lace both units at least 3 feet (.9 m) away from electronic devices (TV,
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computer, microwave, radio, etc.).
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OPERATION
Using the Professional Weather Center
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.
RAIN
LIKELY
PARTLY
CLOUDY
MOSTLY
CLOUDY
CLOUDY
SNOW
LIKELY
RAIN/SNOW
MIX LIKELY
(flashing=stormy)
(flashing=stormy)
View the complete list of icons at www.AcuRite.com/acurite-icons
Barometric Pressure
Subtle variations in barometric pressure greatly affect the weather. This weather forecaster displays the current pressure, direction it’s trending (FALLING,
STEADY, or RISING) and a pressure chart. The chart tracks and displays the
change in pressure so you can monitor the rate of change over time.
Rainfall Event
The rainfall feature tracks rain accumulation over all-time, the current month,
and current rainfall event. Current event clears when no rain registers for 8
hours OR no rain registers for 1 hour and pressure rises by .03inhg or more.
Programmable Weather Alarms
Each Selectable Weather Category features an alarm option. When an
alarm sounds, the display unit emits an audible beep and flashes the affected
category, its alarm settings, and any other relevant data.
Some alarms can be customized to alert you when your programmed value is
reached. Alarms include: outdoor temperature, outdoor humidity, wind speed,
heat index, dew point, wind chill, indoor temperature and indoor humidity.
The rain alarm does not require a preset numerical value, but instead sounds as
soon as rain is recorded. Similarly, the storm alarm sounds when a large atmospheric pressure drop occurs, which usually indicates an oncoming storm. Note:
The storm alarm is NOT intended to be a safety device or warning system.
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Set a Weather Alarm
1. Choose the weather category for which you wish to set an alarm by
pressing the up or down arrow buttons until the category is displayed on the
Selectable Category part of the display unit.
2. To program a value (only applies to alarms that require a value), press
AND HOLD the “
” button until the “SET” indicator appears in the area
of the display labeled “ALARM” (left of the selected weather category) and
the alarm setting flashes.
3. Adjust the alarm value by pressing the up or down arrow buttons.
4. Press the “ ” button to confirm a value.
5. Next, press the “
” button to activate the alarm. The alarm ON indicator
will highlight on the display.
Alarm is now programmed and turned on.
To set or adjust an alarm value:
Press and hold “
”
To activate or deactivate an alarm:
Press “
”
Silence a Sounding Alarm
The alarm sounds initially for a few minutes, then silences itself. The alarm then
sounds every few minutes afterwards until one of the following happens:
1. “SNOOZE” - Press any button. Alarm silences, but sounds again if the alarm
condition reoccurs.
2. Turn the alarm “OFF” - Deactivates the alarm.
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Care & Maintenance
Display Unit Care
Clean with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives. Keep away
from dust, dirt and moisture. Clean ventilation ports regularly with a gentle puff of air.
Calibration
Calibrate Temperature & Humidity
The indoor / outdoor temperature and humidity readings can be calibrated on the
display unit to improve accuracy. Calibration improves accuracy when 5-in-1 sensor
placement or environmental factors impact your data accuracy.
1. Choose the weather category you wish to calibrate by pressing the up or down
arrow buttons until the category is displayed on the Selectable Category part of the
display unit.
2. Press AND HOLD the up and down arrow buttons and the “
same time for 15-20 seconds. ” button all at the
• The display unit beeps, and all display data is hidden except for the value being
calibrated.
• “CAL” (calibrate) and arrows appear next to the value being calibrated.
3. Press the up or down arrow buttons to calibrate the data value higher or lower from
the actual reading.
4. Press the “ ” button to confirm the calibration adjustment. Note: The “CAL” icon
remains illuminated next to calibrated values.
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Specifications
TEMPERATURE RANGE
Outdoor: -40ºF to 158ºF; -40ºC to 70ºC
Indoor: 32ºF to 122ºF; 0ºC to 50ºC
HUMIDITY RANGE
Outdoor: 1% to 99%
Indoor: 16% to 98%
WIND SPEED
0 to 99 mph; 0 to 159 kph
WIND DIRECTION
INDICATORS
16 points
RAINFALL
0 to 99.99 in; 0 to 9999 mm
WIRELESS RANGE
330 ft / 100 m depending on home construction materials
OPERATING FREQUENCY
433 MHz
POWER
Display: 5vdc, 100mA power adapter
3 x AA alkaline batteries (optional)
Sensor: 4 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries
DATA REPORTING
Wind Speed: 18 second updates; Direction: 30 seconds
Outdoor temperature & humidity: 36 second updates
Indoor temperature & humidity: 60 second updates
If your AcuRite product does not operate properly,
visit www.AcuRite.com or call (877) 221-1252 for assistance.
For more information, visit our Knowledge Base at http://www.AcuRite.com/kbase
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.
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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Limited One Year Warranty
At AcuRite, we proudly uphold our commitment
to quality technology. Chaney Instrument Co.
warrants that all products it manufactures to
be of good material and workmanship, and to
be free of defects when properly installed and
operated for a period of one year from the
date of purchase.
We recommend that you visit us at
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registration does not eliminate the need to
retain your original proof of purchase in order
to obtain warranty benefits.
Chaney Instrument Co. warrants that all products it
manufactures to be of good material and workmanship, and to be
free of defects when properly installed and operated for a period
of one year from the date of purchase. Remedy for breach of
this warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the defective
item(s). Any product which, under normal use and service, is
proven to breach the warranty contained herein within ONE YEAR
from date of sale will, upon examination by Chaney, and at its
sole option, be repaired or replaced by Chaney. Transportation
costs and charges for returned goods shall be paid for by
the purchaser. Chaney hereby disclaims all responsibility for
such transportation costs and charges. This warranty will
not be breached, and Chaney will give no credit for products
it manufactures which have received normal wear and tear,
been damaged (including by acts of nature), tampered, abused,
improperly installed, damaged in shipping, or repaired or altered
by others than authorized representatives of Chaney.
The above-described warranty is expressly in lieu of all other
warranties, express or implied, and all other warranties are
hereby expressly disclaimed, including without limitation the
implied warranty of merchantability and the implied warranty
of fitness for a particular purpose. Chaney expressly disclaims
all liability for special, consequential or incidental damages,
whether arising in tort or by contract from any breach of this
warranty. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation
or exclusion may not apply to you. Chaney further disclaims all
liability from personal injury relating to its products to the extent
permitted by law. By acceptance of any of Chaney’s products,
the purchaser assumes all liability for the consequences arising
from their use or misuse. No person, firm or corporation is
authorized to assume for Chaney any other liability in connection
with the sale of its products. Furthermore, no person, firm or
corporation is authorized to modify or waive the terms of this
paragraph, and the preceding paragraph, unless done in writing
and signed by a duly authorized agent of Chaney. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
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