Acu-Rite #08550 Weather Radio User Manual

Instruction Manual
Tower Sensor
Features & Benefits
& Humidity
Alert Radio
& Timers
Flashes when data is being sent to the
display unit.
3. Battery Compartment
4. A-B-C Switch
It’s More than Accurate, it’s
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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For easy placement.
2. Wireless Signal Indicator
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1. Integrated Hanger
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5. Battery Compartment Cover
Sensor Setup
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 unit it is
being paired with in order for the
units to synchronize.
Install or Replace Batteries
AcuRite recommends high quality
alkaline or lithium batteries in
the outdoor sensor for the best
product performance. Heavy duty
or rechargeable batteries are not
The sensor requires lithium
batteries in low temperature
conditions. Cold temperatures can
cause alkaline batteries to function
improperly. Use lithium batteries in
the sensor for temperatures below
-4ºF / -20ºC.
1. S
lide off the battery
compartment cover. Take note
of the A-B-C switch setting inside
the battery compartment for
companion unit (not included)
2. Insert 2 x AA batteries into
the battery compartment, as
shown. F
ollow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
3. R
eplace the battery cover.
A-B-C Switch
Install Batteries
2 AA batteries
-40°F to 158°F; -40°C to 70°C
1% – 99% RH (relative humidity)
2 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries
330’ / 100 m depending on home construction materials
Temperature Range:
Humidity Range:
Battery Requirements:
Wireless Range
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:
Placement for Maximum Accuracy
AcuRite sensors are sensitive to surrounding environmental conditions. Proper
placement of the sensor is critical to the accuracy and performance of this
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 hole 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 sensor out of direct sunlight and away from any heat sources.
•Outdoor sensor must be within 330 ft (100 m) of companion unit (not included).
•To maximize wireless range, place sensor away from large metallic items, thick walls, metal surfaces, or other objects that may limit wireless communication.
•To prevent wireless interference, place sensor at least 3 ft (0.9 m) away from electronic devices (TV, computer, microwave, radio, etc.).
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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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