Acu-Rite 06025RM Weather Radio User Manual

Instruction Manual
Display for 5-in-1 Weather Sensor
06025RM
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 Unit
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1. Current Outdoor Temperature 14.Date Stamp for Previous Rainfall
Data (#15)
Arrow icon indicates direction the
temperature is trending.
15.Previous Rainfall Data
2. Outdoor Sensor Signal Strength
16.Storm Alert Warning Icon
3. Sensor Low Battery Indicator
17. Current Rainfall
4. Current Outdoor Humidity
Arrow icon indicates the direction the
humidity is trending.
18.Auto Dim Indicator
19.Heavy Rainfall Warning Icon
Activated when over 1 inch of rainfall
5.Date
6. Weather Select
Displays heat index, dew point, wind chill, “feels like” calculations, days
with rain this month, and days
since last rain.
21. Current Indoor Humidity
23.Current Indoor Temperature
Self-Calibrating Forecasting pulls
data from your 5-in-1 sensor to
generate your personal forecast.
Indicates pressure mode preference.
Pressure will self-calibrate over a
14 day Learning Mode.
Arrow icon indicates the direction the
temperature is trending.
24.Peak Wind Speed
9. Auto or Manual Pressure Mode
Arrow icon indicates the direction the
humidity is trending.
22.Display Low Battery Indicator
Disappears after weather forecast
self-calibration is complete.
8. 12 to 24 Hour Weather Forecast
is recorded in under 2 hours.
20.Clock
7. Learning Mode Icon
Rainfall recorded since 12:00am.
Highest speed from past 60 minutes.
25.Wind Speed Warning Icon
Activated when peak wind speed is
AUTO Pressure Mode
over 50 mph.
26.Current Wind Speed
MANUAL Pressure Mode
Indicates raw pressure value,
no adjustment for sea level (can be
calibrated).
27. Backlight Button
10.Barometric Pressure
28.Current Wind Direction
Arrow icon indicates the direction the
pressure is trending.
29.Previous 2 Wind Directions
30.Average Wind Speed
11. SELECT Button
Press to change the Weather Select
category data being display.
Average of all speeds over the
past 2 minutes.
31. HIGH/LOW Icons
12.“V“, SET, “T“ Buttons
for momentary backlight and
dimmer settings.
for setup preferences and access to
historical records.
13.RAINFALL Button
Press to display historical rainfall
data.
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HIGH indicates a high record is shown on the display. LOW indicates a low record is shown.
Back of Display Unit
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BACK OF DISPLAY UNIT
6. A-B-C Switch
1. Integrated Hang Hole
for easy wall mounting.
ID code that must match 5-in-1 sensor’s A-B-C switch to ensure units synchronize.
2. Plug-in for Power Adapter
7. Power adapter
3. Battery Compartment
8. Battery Compartment Cover
(not shown)
4. Removable Tabletop Stand
5. CLEAR RECORD / RESET Button
Press to clear record currently being
viewed. Press AND HOLD for full
reset to factory defaults.
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SETUP
Display Unit Setup
AcuRite recommends high quality alkaline batteries for the best product
performance. Heavy duty or rechargeable batteries are not recommended.
1 Set the A-B-C Switch
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.
2 Install or Replace Batteries
(optional)
Insert 6 x AA alkaline batteries into
the battery compartment, as shown.
Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in
the battery compartment.
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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 “T“ or
“V“ 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, KPH, or Knots)
RAIN UNITS (inches or mm)
PRESSURE UNITS (inHg or hPa)
You will automatically exit SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 20 seconds.
Enter setup mode at any time by pressing the “SET” button.
Display Backlight Settings
This weather station’s 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 below time.
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.
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.
STORMY
& WINDY
SNOW
LIKELY
SNOW / RAIN
MIX LIKELY
RAIN
LIKELY
MOSTLY
CLOUDY
(flashing=stormy)
View the complete list of icons at www.AcuRite.com/acurite-icons
Weather Select
Weather Select displays data including wind chill, dew point, heat index, feels
like, days with rain this month, and days since last recorded rainfall. To change
the “Weather Select” category shown, press the “SELECT” button on the front
of the display. 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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Barometric Pressure
Subtle variations in barometric pressure greatly affect the weather. This
weather station displays the current pressure with an arrow icon to indicate
the direction the pressure is trending (FALLING, STEADY, or RISING).
High & Low Records
Press the “T“ button once to display today’s high records or the “V“ button
once to display today’s low records for indoor and outdoor temperature and
humidity. Today’s records automatically clear at 12:00am midnight every day
Press the “T“ or “V“ button a second time to review the all-time high or low
records (shown one at a time) for: outdoor temperature, indoor temperature,
outdoor humidity, indoor humidity. You will automatically exit the records if no
buttons are pressed for 5 seconds.
To manually clear a record from memory, press the “CLEAR RECORD/RESET”
button, located in the battery compartment of the display unit, while viewing
the record you want to clear (rainfall OR temperature/humidity).
To clear ALL records, press AND HOLD the “CLEAR RECORD/RESET” button.
Rainfall Tracking
This weather station features enhanced tracking of historical rainfall data. Rain
accumulation data is recorded for today, over all-time, by year, by month, and
by rainfall event.
Press the “RAINFALL” button to review rainfall records. The
on the display while historical data is being viewed.
TOTAL RAINFALL
FOR DATE SHOWN
CURRENT YEAR
TOTAL RAINFALL
icon is shown
TOTAL RAINFALL
FOR MONTH SHOWN
PREVIOUS YEAR
TOTAL RAINFALL
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ALL-TIME
TOTAL RAINFALL
Records are shown in the following order:
PREVIOUS RAINFALL #1*
PREVIOUS RAINFALL #2*
PREVIOUS RAINFALL #3*
CURRENT MONTH TOTAL RAINFALL
PREVIOUS MONTH TOTAL RAINFALL
2 MONTHS AGO TOTAL RAINFALL
CURRENT YEAR TOTAL RAINFALL
PREVIOUS YEAR TOTAL RAINFALL
ALL-TIME TOTAL RAINFALL (date shown is start date of the all-time total;
the date the display was powered on)
*Previous rainfall is the amount of rain recorded from 12:00am to 11:59pm on
the date shown.
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, 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 “T“ and “V“ buttons
simultaneously for at least 5 seconds.
2. To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “T“
or “V“ 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
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”.
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After 20 seconds of inactivity, the display will save the adjustments and exit
calibration mode. Note: Calibrations will be erased if the display is reset or if
batteries are removed and the power adapter is unplugged.
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
WIND DIRECTION
INDICATORS
16 points
RAINFALL
0 to 99.99in; 0 to 9999mm
WIRELESS RANGE
330ft / 100m depending on home construction materials
OPERATING FREQUENCY
433 MHz
POWER
Display: 5v power adapter
6 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
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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.
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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be free of defects when properly installed and
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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
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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
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corporation is authorized to modify or waive the terms of this
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and signed by a duly authorized agent of Chaney. This warranty
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