Instruction manual | Acu-Rite 06018RM Weather Radio User Manual

Instruction Manual
Display for 3-in-1 Weather Sensor
model 06018RM
Package Contents
1. Display unit with tabletop stand
2. Power adapter
3. Instruction Manual
This product requires an AcuRite 3-in-1 Weather Sensor (model 06008RM; sold
separately) to be operational.
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Features & Benefits
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Display Unit
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DISPLAY UNIT
19.– Button
1. Current Outdoor Temperature
For setup preferences.
Arrow icon indicates direction
temperature is trending.
20.SELECT Button
Press to change the Weather Select
(#23) category being displayed.
2. Sensor Low Battery Indicator
3. Average Wind Speed
21.Barometric Pressure
Average of all speeds over last
30 minutes or calibrated 30 minute
interval.
Arrow icon indicates direction pressure
is trending.
22.Learning Mode Icon
4. Backlight Button
Disappears after weather forecast selfcalibration is complete.
5. Current Wind Speed
23.Weather Select
6. Wind Gust Icon
Displays heat index, dew point or wind
chill, daily, monthly, all time high & low
records indoor/outdoor temperatures
and humidity and high for wind speed.
7. Peak Wind Speed
Highest speed from last 30 minutes or
calibrated 30 minute interval.
8. Current Indoor Temperature
24.AUTO DIM Indicator
Arrow icon indicates direction
temperature is trending.
25.Current Outdoor Humidity
Arrow icon indicates direction
temperature is trending.
9. Display Low Battery Indicator
10.Current Indoor Humidity
26.Low Wind Speed
Arrow icon indicates direction humidity
is trending.
Lowest speed from past 30 minutes or
calibrated 30 minute interval.
11.Clock
27.Outdoor Sensor Signal Strength
12.Date
BACK
13.REPLAY and LIVE Icons
OF DISPLAY UNIT
28.Integrated Hang Hole
REPLAY indicates historical data is being
displayed. LIVE icon is shown while
exiting REPLAY function.
For easy wall mounting
29.Plug-in for Power Adapter
14.12 to 24 Hour Weather Forecast
30.Battery Compartment
Self-Calibrating Forecasting pulls data
from the outdoor sensor to generate
your personal forecast.
31.A-B-C Switch
ID code that must match sensor’s A-B-C
switch to ensure units synchronize.
15.Multi-Variable History Chart
32.CLEAR RECORD/RESET Button
Displays the past 12 hours of data for
pressure, temperature and humidity.
Press to clear record currently being
viewed. Press and HOLD for full reset to
factory defaults.
16.REPLAY Button
For displaying historical data.
33.Battery Compartment Cover
17.+ Button
34.Power adapter
For setup preferences.
18.SET Button
For setup preferences.
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Display Unit Setup
1 Set the A-B-C Switch
2 Install or Replace Batteries
L ocate the A-B-C switch inside the
battery compartment. Set the A-B-C
switch to A, B or C. You must select
the same letter choices for both the
display unit and the sensor in order
for the units to synchronize.
1. Remove the battery
compartment cover.
2. Insert 6 x AA alkaline batteries
into the battery compartment,
as shown. Follow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
3. Replace the battery cover.
3 Plug Power Adapter into
Electric Outlet
3
Plug in
Power
Adapter
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2
Install Batteries
6 AA Batteries
A-B-C Switch
set to match sensor
ABC
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 & Units
Press the “SET” button, located on the front 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 MONTH
CALENDAR DATE
CALENDAR YEAR
TEMPERATURE UNITS (ºF or ºC)
WIND UNITS (MPH or KM/H)
PRESSURE UNITS (inHg or hPa)
You will automatically exit SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 10 seconds.
Enter setup mode at any time by pressing the “SET” button.
Display Backlight Settings
This weather station’s color display features three different lighting settings:
High (100%) brightness, Medium (60%) brightness and Low (30%) brightness
Using battery power alone, the backlight is available momentarily for 10
” button.
seconds by pressing the “
When display is powered with the power adapter, backlight remains on
at 100% brightness. Press “
” button once to dim to 60% brightness;
press again to dim to 30%, press a 3rd time to enter “AUTO DIM” mode.
AUTO DIM appears above time and date.
AUTO DIM MODE: Automatically adjusts display brightness based on time of day & year.
MARCH 11- NOVEMBER 4
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. = 100% brightness
9:01 p.m. - 5:59 a.m.= 30% brightness
NOVEMBER 5 - MARCH 10
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.= 100% brightness
7:01 p.m. - 7:29 a.m. = 30% brightness
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OPERATION
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
P lace units away from large metallic items, thick walls, metal surfaces, or other objects
that may limit wireless communication.
PREVENT WIRELESS INTERFERENCE
P lace both units at least 3 feet (.9 m) away from electronic devices (TV, computer,
microwave, radio, etc.).
Using The 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.
STORMY
& WINDY
(flashing=stormy)
SNOW
LIKELY
SNOW / RAIN
MIX LIKELY
RAIN
LIKELY
MOSTLY
CLOUDY
(flashing rain/snow)
View the complete list of icons at www.AcuRite.com/acurite-icons
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Multi-Variable History Chart
The multi-variable history chart lets you monitor the change in conditions over the
past 12 hour time period (-12, -6, -3, -2, -1, 0). The chart automatically toggles
between barometric pressure, outdoor temperature and outdoor humidity readings.
Wind Speed
The Wind Speed area of the display features the CURRENT speed, as well as the
LOW, AVERAGE and PEAK wind speeds. PEAK, AVERAGE and LOW wind speeds
are based on the past 30 minute time frame by default. The time frame can be
adjusted during the calibration process (page 15).
Barometric Pressure
Subtle variations in barometric pressure greatly impact the weather. This weather
center displays the current pressure with an arrow icon to indicate the direction the
pressure is trending (FALLING, STEADY, or RISING). The multi-variable history chart
lets you monitor the change in pressure over time.
Weather Select
Weather Select displays data including wind chill, dew point, heat index, as well as
24 hour change, and high/low records for outdoor/indoor temperatures, humidity
and wind speed. To change the “Weather Select” category shown, press the
“SELECT” button on the front of the display. When outdoor/indoor temperature or
humidity is chosen, the display cycles through the category’s records in this order:
24 Hour Change (amount the data has changed since 24 hours ago)
Today’s HIGH
Today’s LOW
Month’s HIGH
Month’s LOW
All Time HIGH
All Time LOW
When Wind Speed is chosen, the display cycles through the following records:
Today’s HIGH
Month’s HIGH
All Time HIGH
To clear a record, view one of the values listed above and press the “CLEAR
RECORD/RESET” button, located on the back of the unit in the battery compartment.
Dashes display to confirm the record has been cleared.
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REPLAY Historical Data
This weather station stores historical data that can be viewed in Replay Mode. Data
is recorded for the past 48 hours in 30 minute intervals (on the hour and half hour).
Historical data is shown with a time and date stamp.
Press the “REPLAY” button to enter Replay Mode. The REPLAY icon and options will be
shown on the display below the time.
REPLAY MODE OPTIONS:
• Press the “SET” (
) button to view 48-hour historical data. First, data is shown
that was recorded 48 hours ago, and then the display cycles through the historical
data in 30 minute intervals up to the current time. To exit Replay Mode and view
live data, press the “REPLAY” button
• Press the “-” ( ) button to view historical data in 30 minute intervals previous to
the current “LIVE” data.
• While viewing historical data, press the “+” (
by a 30 minute interval.
) button to advance the data shown
You will automatically exit Replay Mode if no buttons are pressed for 10 seconds. To
manually exit Replay Mode at any time, press the “REPLAY” button. The display may
show or flash the “LIVE” icon to confirm you are exiting Replay Mode and returning
to the current (“LIVE”) data view.
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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
The indoor / outdoor temperature and humidity readings, wind speed interval, and barometric
pressure can be calibrated on the display unit to improve accuracy. Calibration can improve
accuracy when sensor placement or environmental factors impact the data accuracy.
1. To access calibration mode, press AND HOLD the “-“, “SET” and “+“ buttons simultaneously
for at least 5 seconds.
2. To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “-“ or “+“ buttons to
calibrate the data value higher or lower from the actual reading.
3. To save your adjustments, press and release the “SET” button to adjust the next preference.
The “ ” icon will remain illuminated next to calibrated values.
The preference set order is as follows:
OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE
OUTDOOR HUMIDITY
INDOOR TEMPERATURE
INDOOR HUMIDITY
WIND SPEED INTERVAL (30, 60, 90, 120, 150 or 180 minutes)
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE (must be set to MANUAL mode to calibrate)*
*To change from AUTO to MANUAL pressure mode and vice versa, press AND HOLD
the “SET” button for at least 10 seconds. The display indicates the current pressure mode
selected,“AUTO” or “MANUAL”. After 10 seconds of inactivity, the display will save the
adjustments and exit calibration mode. Note: Calibration preferences will be erased if the
display is reset or if batteries are removed and the power adapter is unplugged.
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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: 1% to 99%
WIND SPEED
0 to 99 mph; 0 to 159 kph
WIRELESS RANGE
330 ft / 100 m depending on home construction materials
OPERATING FREQUENCY
433 mhz
POWER
Display: 5
V, 100mA power adapter
6 x AA alkaline batteries
Sensor: 4 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries
Wind Speed: 18 second updates
DATA REPORTING
Outdoor temperature & humidity: 18 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.
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 confitions:
(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-in-class
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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