Instruction manual | Acu-Rite 1025 Weather Radio User Manual

Instruction Manual
Professional Weather Center
model 01025
Weather
Stations
Temperature
& Humidity
Weather
Alert Radio
Kitchen
Thermometers
& Timers
Clocks
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CONTENTS
Unpacking Instructions............2
Package Contents..................2
Product Registration…......……2
Features & Benefits: 5-in-1.......3
Features: Display Unit.............4
Back of Display Unit...............6
Setup....................................7
5-in-1 Sensor Setup.................7
Display Unit Setup..................8
Set the Time & Date................9
Measurement Units...............10
Set Language.......................10
Sensor & Display Placement...11
5-in-1 Sensor Installation........12
PC Connect Overview...........13
PC Connect USB Modes........13
PC Connect Software............14
Using the Weather Center.....15
Weather Ticker.....................16
Programmable Alarms..........18
Troubleshooting…………....…19
Care & Maintenance............22
Calibration..........................22
Specifications......................24
FCC Information...................24
Customer Support…...….......25
Warranty…………........…….25
Questions? Contact Customer Support at
(877) 221-1252 or visit www.AcuRite.com.
Printed in China
01025 INST 012413
©2013 Chaney Instrument Co. All rights reserved. AcuRite and Acu-Link are
registered trademarks of the Chaney Instrument Co., Lake Geneva, WI 53147. All other
trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. Patent
numbers: 5,978,738; 6,076,044; 6,597,990; US 7,637,141 B2 and other patents applied for.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Features & Benefits
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.
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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.
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Package Contents
1. Display unit with tabletop stand
2. 5-in-1 sensor
3. Sensor mounting bracket
4. Mounting hardware
5. Snap-in debris filter for rain collector
6. Power adapter
7. USB cable
6. Instruction Manual
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IMPORTANT
PRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED
TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
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PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Register online
to receive 1-year
warranty protection
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Register a Product
5-IN-1 SENSOR
1. Rainfall Collector Funnel
2. Solar Cell Panel
4. Battery Compartment
5. Temperature & Humidity Sensors
(internal)
6. Mounting Point
7. Wind Speed Anemometer
8. Wind Direction Vane
9. Mounting Bracket
10. Mounting Hardware
Converts sunlight into power to run
internal aspirating fan.
Internal Aspirating Fan (not
shown)
Draws ambient air into sensor to
reduce solar radiation heating,
resulting in more accurate readings.
Includes anchors and screws.
3. A-B-C Switch
11. Debris filter
ID code that must match displayʼs
A-B-C switch to ensure units
synchronize.
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Snaps into rain collector to filter out
twigs, leaves, etc.
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Features & Benefits
DISPLAY UNIT
Display Unit
22. Up/Down to Select Category
(shown in 16) & Adjust Settings
23. Weather Ticker Manual Cycle
1. Previous 2 Wind Directions
2. Current Wind Direction
3. Touch Activated Backlight
Press to advance through messages.
Momentary during battery power,
always on/off for power adapter.
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24. Settings Button
25. Alarm On/Off Button
4. Current Wind Speed
5. Current Outdoor Temperature
Activate alarm; press and hold to
adjust alarm values.
Arrow icon indicates direction
temperature is trending.
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26. Deactivate Weather Ticker
Message
27. Indicates Deactivated Weather
Ticker Message
6. Outdoor Temperature Alarm On
Indicator
7. Current Outdoor Humidity
During ticker customization mode.
Arrow icon indicates direction
humidity is trending.
28. Indicates Active Weather Ticker
Message
8. Outdoor Humidity Alarm On
Indicator
9. Current Rainfall
During ticker customization mode.
29. Programmable Alarm Settings
30. Alarm On/Off Indicator
Accumulates data during rainfall.
for Selectable Category (16).
10. Rainfall Alarm On Indicator
11. 12 to 24 Hour Weather Forecast
31. Low Battery Indicator
32. 5-in-1 Sensor Signal Strength
33. Learning Mode Icon
Self-Calibrating Forecasting pulls
data from your 5-in-1 sensor to
generate your personal forecast.
Disappears after weather forecast
self-calibration is complete.
12. All-Time Rainfall
13. Current Month Total Rainfall
14. Date
15. Clock
16. Selectable Category
17. Record Highs
34. Weather Select Button
Press to change the Weather Select
category data being displayed.
35. Current Barometric Pressure
Arrow icon indicates direction
pressure is trending.
36. Weather Select (top to bottom)
Heat index, dew point, wind chill,
indoor temperature / humidity,
rainfall rate (rain per hour)
Shown for current category selected
on the display (16).
18. Record Lows
Shown for current category selected
on the display (16).
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37. Storm Alert Alarm On Indicator
38. Average Wind Speed
19. Weather Ticker ™
20. All-Time Records Button
of all speeds from past 2 minutes.
39. Wind Speed Alarm On Indicator
40. Peak Wind Speed
Press for all-time low and date
recorded for current category
selected on display (16). Press twice
for all-time high and date recorded.
Highest speed from past 60 minutes.
21. Activate Weather Ticker Message
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SETUP
5-in-1 Sensor Setup
Back of Display Unit
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1 Install or Replace Batteries
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Batteries MUST be installed for this
product to operate. AcuRite
recommends high quality alkaline or
lithium batteries for the best product
performance. Heavy duty or
rechargeable batteries are not
recommended.
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Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in
the battery compartment.
3. Replace the battery cover.
2 Remove Rain Gauge Stabilizer
2.
Locate and remove the rain gauge
stabilizer (plastic tab) taped into the
bottom of the sensor. The rain gauge
will not function until this is removed.
The 5-in-1 sensor requires lithium
batteries in low temperature
conditions. Cold temperatures can
cause alkaline batteries to function
improperly. Use lithium batteries in the 3.
3 Set the A-B-C Switch
5-in-1 sensor for temperatures below
Locate the A-B-C switch inside the
-4ºF / -20ºC.
battery compartment. Set the A-B-C
1. Slide off the battery compartment
switch to A, B or C. You must select
cover.
the same letter choices for both the
sensor and the display unit in order
2. Insert 4 x AA batteries into the
for the units to synchronize.
battery compartment, as shown.
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ABC
BACK OF DISPLAY UNIT
7. Clear Today
1. Plugin for Power Adapter
2. Plugin for USB Cable
3. Integrated Hang Hole
Clears data recorded since
12:00am.
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A-B-C Switch
set to match
display unit
8. Clear All
for easy wall mounting
Clears all data recorded.
4. MAC ADDRESS
9. Reset
12-digit unique ID required for online
connectivity functions.
Full reset to factory defaults.
10. Power Adapter
11. USB Cable for PC Connection
12. Battery Compartment Cover
5. A-B-C Switch
ID code that must match 5-in-1
sensorʼs A-B-C switch to ensure units
synchronize.
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Install Batteries
4 AA batteries
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(not shown)
6. Battery Compartment
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Rain Gauge Stabilizer
Remove and discard
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.
1 Install or Replace Batteries
Locate 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.
2 Plug Power Adapter into Electric
Outlet (Optional)
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1. Press the up or down arrow buttons until
“SET CLOCK?” is displayed on the
Selectable Category part of the display
unit.
4 Set the A-B-C Switch
3. Replace the battery cover.
A-B-C Switch
set to match
sensor
Set the Time
12-digit unique ID needed for
online connectivity functions.
2. Insert 6 x AA alkaline batteries
into the battery compartment,
as shown. Follow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
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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.
3 Write Down the MAC ADDRESS
1. Slide off the battery
compartment cover.
Write Down
MAC ADDRESS
12-digit number
Set the Time & Date
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 “
selection.
” button to confirm hour
5. Press the up or down arrows to adjust
minutes.
6. Press the “
selection.
MAC ADDRESS
” button to confirm minute
The clock is now set.
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Install Batteries
6 AA batteries
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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.
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Plug in
Power
Adapter
(Optional)
Momentary
backlight during
battery power.
Backlight can
LIGHT always remain
on (or off) when
power adapter
is plugged in.
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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4. Press the “
selection.
” button to confirm month
5. Press the up or down arrows to adjust the
day.
6. Press the “
selection.
” button to confirm day
7. Press the up or down arrows to adjust the
year.
8. Press the “
selection.
” button to confirm year
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 “
selection.
” button to confirm your
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 “
selection.
” button to confirm your
Units are now set.
To select between English (default) or French for the display unit language:
1. Press the up or down arrow buttons until “SET LANG?” is displayed on the
Selectable Category part of the display unit.
” button to set the language preference.
3. Press the up or down arrows to select the desired language.
4. Press the “
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.
5-in-1 Sensor Placement
The 5-in-1 sensor is designed to remain outdoors all year long.
Choose an open location with no obstructions above or around
the sensor for the most accurate measurements.
Important Placement Guidelines
Display unit and sensor must be within 330ft (100m) of each other.
MAXIMIZE WIRELESS RANGE
Place units away from large metallic items, thick walls, metal surfaces, or other
objects that may limit wireless communication.
PREVENT WIRELESS INTERFERENCE
Place both units at least 3ft (.9m) away from electronic devices (TV, computer,
microwave, radio, etc.).
Set Language
2. Press the “
Placement for Maximum Accuracy
” button to confirm your selection.
Language is now set.
Note: Display unit reverts to English language when display unit runs out of
power or is reset.
LOCATE AWAY FROM HEAT SOURCES
Position sensor away from heaters, air conditioners, chimneys, exhaust vents,
asphalt and concrete (surfaces that radiate heat).
LOCATE AWAY FROM HUMIDITY SOURCES
Avoid installing the sensor near pools, spas, or other bodies of water. Water
sources may impact humidity accuracy.
LOCATE AWAY FROM SPRINKLER HEADS
DO NOT install the sensor where it will be sprayed by a sprinkler system. This
impacts rainfall measurement accuracy and may force water inside the sensor.
LOCATE AWAY FROM WIND & RAIN OBSTRUCTIONS
DO NOT mount the sensor with obstructions above it, as this
will impact rainfall measurement. Consider a location that is
a wide open area, with few structures around to ensure
accurate wind speed and direction measurements.
Visit us online to view installation photos and
video, or learn more about AcuRite technology:
www.AcuRite.com/5in1
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View Video
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5-in-1 Installation Guidelines
PC Connect Overview
SOLAR CELL ORIENTATION Install the sensor with the solar cell facing SOUTH. This
ensures the cell receives as much sun as possible, and orients wind direction.
PC Connect lets you access your Weather Center data in the following ways:
• Data File: Display unit logs (or stores) data so that you can download it to a
PC in a data file (CSV or comma-separated values file).
• PC Weather Widget: View data on your PC's screen as a widget.
• Web Browser or Smartphone: Monitor sensor data remotely using AcuRiteʼs
free Acu-Link online software, or from a mobile device using the free
Acu-Link app, available from the iPhone App Store or Android Market.
5-in-1 Sensor Installation
PC Connect USB Modes
INSTALLATION HEIGHT Mount the sensor at least 5 feet (1.5 meters) off the
ground (higher is better for wind measurement) in an open area. Secure to
fence post, 2ʼx4ʼ wood, 3/4” pipe, etc. (not included)
LEVEL INSTALLATION Use the bubble level on the top of the sensor to ensure
level installation for accurate wind and rain measurement.
NO OBSTRUCTIONS
ABOVE OR AROUND
1. Fasten mounting base (included)
to a post or pole (not included)
using the 4 longer screws
included in the hardware bag.
To setup PC Connect, you must first select a
USB mode on the display unit:
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USB Mode 1: Display Logging ON
SOU
2. Insert the mounting base into the
hole on the bottom of the sensor.
3. Make sure the arrows on the top
of the sensor are pointed in the
proper direction and the bubble
level is centered. The solar cell
should be facing south to
properly orient the wind
direction vane.
DISPLAY UNIT...
•Display unit logs (stores) up to 2 weeks of
data in memory. When memory nears
capacity, display unitʼs Weather Ticker
displays an alert to download memory soon.
•Transfer data to your PC using PC Connect.
USB Mode 2: Display Logging OFF (DEFAULT)
USB Shows Stores Streams
Mode Data Data Online*
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•Display unit DOES NOT log (save) any data in memory for PC transfer.
USB Mode 3: Display Logging ON/Internet Bridge Mode
(1.5 meters)
3. Fasten the sensor into the
mounting base using the 2
shorter screws included in the
hardware bag.
•Display unit logs (stores) up to 2 weeks of data in memory.
•Transfer data to your PC using PC Connect.
•Stream your data from your weather center to online sources.*
USB Mode 4: Display Logging OFF/Internet Bridge Mode
•Display unit DOES NOT log (save) any data in memory.
•Stream your data from your weather center to online sources.*
The 5-in-1 sensor is now
ready to use.
* PC and internet connection must remain ON to continuously stream data
from your weather center to online sources or the Acu-Link mobile app.
Clear Data Collected During Installation
When installation is complete, clear erroneous data from the display unit by
pressing the “CLEAR TODAY” button, on the back of the display unit inside the
battery compartment. This button will clear data recorded since 12:00am.
Set the PC Connect USB Mode
1. Press the up or down arrow buttons until “SET USB
MODE?” is displayed on the Selectable Category
part of the display unit.
2. Press the “
Basic Setup is Complete
The 5-in-1 sensor will now synchronize with the display unit. It may take a few
minutes for synchronization to complete. If both or one of the units appear to
be functioning improperly, please refer to the troubleshooting section.
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” button to set the mode preference.
3. Press the up or down arrows to select the USB mode.
4. Press the “
” button to confirm your selection.
PC Connect USB Mode is now set.
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OPERATION
Using the Professional Weather Center
Download the PC Connect Software
PC Connect software is available as a free download online. The PC Connect
instruction manual is a PDF file that is included in the software download. Read the
manual to learn how to setup PC Connect preferences and advanced features.
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Visit www.AcuRite.com and click on
PC Connect Download under the
SUPPORT menu to download the
software to your computer.
SUPPORT
Weather Forecast
AcuRiteʼs 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.
STORM
LIKELY
PARTLY
CLOUDY
RAIN
LIKELY
CLOUDY
SNOW
LIKELY
RAIN/SNOW
MIX LIKELY
View the complete list of icons at www.AcuRite.com/acurite-icons
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Connect small end of USB cable into USB
plugin, on the back of the display unit
inside the battery compartment area.
3
Connect large end of the USB cable to a
USB port on your PC.
“Learning Mode”
Self-Calibrating Forecasting use a unique algorithm to analyze changes in
pressure and temperature 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.
(PC)
Weather Select
= Heat Index
Features weather data groups
shown at right. To change “Weather
Select” category, press the selection
arrow button just to the left of the
weather select display area.
= Dew Point
= Wind Chill
= Indoor Conditions
= Rainfall Rate (in./hour)
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Click on the “setupacu-link” file and
follow the instructions to install Acu-Link
PC Connect software. A folder named
“AcuRite” will be installed on your PC.
NOTE: PC Connect software may take
up to 1 minute upon startup to receive
data from display unit.
Acu-Link PC Connect
Acu-Link PC Connect
Acu-Link PC Connect v. X on your computer
PC Connect
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.
Barometric Pressure
Subtle variations in barometric pressure greatly affect 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).
PC Connect is now ready for use.
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Weather Ticker ™
Customize Weather Ticker Messages
The Weather Ticker automatically streams your real-time weather information
and alerts as scrolling text in the lower part of the display unit screen.
You can manually cycle through all the available messages by pressing “ ”.
Default WEATHER TICKER messages are pre-loaded as follows:
Customize which messages you want to scroll across the WEATHER TICKER:
1. Press the “ ” button to manually cycle through each message available.
FORECAST
12 to 24 hour future weather forecast
MOON PHASE
Current moon phase
INDOOR COMFORT
Dry, OK or humid comfort level
2. During the MANUAL REVIEW:
PRESS the “
” button to activate the current scrolling message.
The corresponding “
” appears on screen to the left of the message to
indicate the message is now active in the ticker cycle.
PRESS the “ ” button to deactivate the current scrolling message.
The corresponding “ ” appears on screen to the left of the message to
indicate the message is now deactivated from the ticker cycle.
IT FEELS LIKE __ OUTSIDE
Calculates what temperature it feels like
outdoors (based on temperature,
humidity and wind speed)
OUTDOOR TEMP THIS
WEEK HIGH
Highest temperature recorded this
calendar week
Please note: Messages can only be added and removed to the ticker cycle
during manual review. The “
” and “ ” buttons do not add or remove
messages during the automatic cycle.
OUTDOOR TEMP THIS
WEEK LOW
Lowest temperature recorded this
calendar week
OUTDOOR TEMP THIS
MONTH HIGH
Highest temperature recorded this
calendar month
OUTDOOR TEMP THIS
MONTH LOW
Lowest temperature recorded this
calendar month
Additional Messages Include:
NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD
NO RAIN RECORDED SINCE__
NEW LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD
WEATHER ALARM MESSAGES
NEW WIND SPEED RECORD TODAY
SENSOR BATTERIES LOW
CURRENT RAINFALL RATE
SENSOR SIGNAL LOST
Message
activated
Message
deactivated
Remove
message
from cycle
Manual cycle
through
messages
CURRENT RAIN EVENT STARTED
Adjust the Weather Ticker Speed
1. Press the up or down arrow buttons until “TICKER SPEED” is displayed on
the Selectable Category part of the display unit.
2. Press the “
” button to set the speed preference.
3. Press the up or down arrows to select a speed: SLOW, NORMAL, or FAST.
4. Press the “
” button to confirm your selection.
Weather Ticker speed is now set.
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Add
message
to cycle
Programmable Weather Alarms
Each Selectable Weather Category features an alarm option. When an alarm
sounds, the display unit emits audible beeping 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.
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.
Troubleshooting
Problem
No outdoor sensor
reception
no bars
2. To program a value (only applies to alarms that require a value), press
AND HOLD the “
” button underneath the alarm you wish to set until
the “ ” indicator appears 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 X indicator
disappears when alarm is activated).
Alarm is now programmed and turned on.
ICON DEFINITIONS
= Alarm On
= Alarm Off
Outdoor
temperature
is flashing or
showing dashes
Possible Solution
• Relocate the display unit and/or the 5-in-1 sensor.
The units must be within 330ft (100m) of each
other.
• Make sure both units are placed at least 3 feet
(.9m) away from electronics that may interfere
with the wireless communication (such as TVs,
microwaves, computers, etc).
• Use 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.
• Synchronize the units:
1. Bring 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 battery into the display unit.
4. Let the units sit within a couple feet of each other
for about 20 minutes to gain a strong connection.
Flashing of the outdoor temperature may be an
indication of wireless interference.
• Make sure the A-B-C switch in the battery
compartments of both the display unit and sensor
are switched to the same letter. You may choose
A, B or C; but both units must match to sync up.
= Adjust Mode
= Low Value
= High Value
Weather Ticker
Hard to Read
BUTTON FUNCTIONS
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 alarm “OFF” - Deactivates alarm.
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Press to activate or
deactivate an alarm.
Press and hold to set
or adjust an alarm
value.
Inaccurate forecast
• Slow down the speed of the ticker (see page 16)
• Weather Forecast icon predicts conditions for the
next 12 to 24 hours, not current conditions.
• Has Learning Mode icon disappeared from the
display unit? Learning Mode must complete
before forecast and pressure will be accurate.
• Allow 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.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Problem
Inaccurate
temperature or
humidity
Possible Solution
Problem
Possible Solution
Cannot access data
online or on the
Acu-Link mobile app
• Confirm the status readout in PC Connect software
on your PC indicates that data was uploaded OK.
• Make certain you created an account or logged
into your existing account on www.acu-link.com,
and that you have setup your display unit MAC
ADDRESS online, as well.
• Check that the USB cable is securely connected to
the display unit AND to your PC USB port.
• Make certain the display unit is powered on.
• Make certain the PC your display unit is
connected to is always powered on.
• Make certain the PC your display unit is
connected to is always connected to the internet.
• Confirm the display unit USB mode is 3 or 4.
• Confirm your display unit MAC ADDRESS is
entered into the “UPLOAD” window correctly in
the PC Connect Software on your PC.
• Confirm that the “ENABLE” box is checked in the
“UPLOAD” window in the PC Connect Software
on your PC.
• Confirm your display unitʼs MAC ADDRESS is
correct in your account at www.acu-link.com and
on the Acu-Link mobile app.
• Restart the PC Connect Software.
• Restart your PC.
PC Connect software
data is different than
display unit data
• Check that the USB cable is securely connected to
the display unit AND to your PC USB port.
• Confirm that the correct USB mode is selected on
your display unit.
• Restart the PC Connect Software.
• Unplug the USB cable from your PC for about 1
minute, re-insert.
• USB port may be malfunctioning, try another USB
port.
• USB cable may be malfunctioning, try another
USB cable.
• Make sure both the display unit and 5-in-1 sensor
are placed away from any heat sources or vents
(see page 11).
• Make sure both units are positioned away from
moisture sources (see page 11).
• Make sure 5-in-1 sensor is mounted at least 5ft off
of the ground.
• Calibrate indoor and outdoor temperature and
humidity (see page 20).
No rainfall
• Check to ensure the rain gauge stabilizer (plastic
tab) has been removed from the bottom of the
sensor (see page 7).
• Clear debris, such as leaves, out of the rain
collector funnel and debris screen.
• Calibrate the Rain Gauge (see page 21).
Inaccurate wind
readings
• What is wind reading being compared to? Pro
weather stations are typically mounted at 30ft
high or more. Make sure to compare data using
a sensor positioned at the same mounting height
and within the same general vicinity.
• Check location of the sensor. Ensure itʼs
mounted a minimum of 5ft in the air with no
obstructions around it (within several feet).
•Ensure wind cups are spinning freely. If they
hesitate or stop try lubricating with graphite
powder or spray lubricant.
USB connectivity
not working
• Ensure USB cable is securely connected to the
display unit AND to PC USB port.
• Confirm that the correct mode is selected (see
page 13).
Display screen
not working
• Check that the batteries are installed correctly.
Batteries may need to be replaced.
• Check that power adaptor is fully plugged in (if
using power adapter for power source).
• Reset the display by pressing the reset button,
located on the back of the display unit. Date and
time will need to be entered after a reset.
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If your AcuRite product does not operate properly after trying
the troubleshooting steps, visit www.AcuRite.com or call
(877) 221-1252 for assistance.
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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.
5-in-1 Sensor Care
Clean The Sensor
Clean with a soft damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives that will
mar the polished surfaces of the rain collection funnel or the solar cell.
Scratches will result in decreased performance and reliability.
Insect Prevention
Insects may cause obstructions and interrupt data by nesting in or on the 5-in-1
sensor. To limit this problem, spray sensor with a household insect repellent.
Consult the insect repellent instructions prior to use.
Snow & Freezing Weather
The 5-in-1 sensor will not be damaged by freezing conditions. NOTE: If the rain
collector cup fills with snow and then melts, it will register as rain on the
display unit.
Clean The Rain Collector Cup
Remove and empty rain collector debris filter. The debris filter is located in the
rain collector funnel. Remove from the top by gently squeezing and pulling out.
Clean the Wind Vane & Anemometer
Remove foreign matter from the outside of the sensor for free movement of the
wind vane and anemometer. If needed, use a small amount of spray lubricant,
clear silicone or graphite powder on the anemometer for improved movement.
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.
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2. Press AND HOLD the up and down arrow buttons and the “ ” button all
at the same time for 15-20 seconds.
• The display unit beeps, and all display data is hidden except for the
value being calibrated.
• “ ” (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 “ ” icon remains
illuminated next to calibrated values.
Calibrate the Rain Gauge
The rain gauge on the 5-in-1 sensor can be calibrated to improve accuracy.
Items Needed: 5-in-1 sensor, display unit, plastic cup, pin, screw driver
1. First, ensure 5-in-1 sensor is perfectly level using built-in bubble level.
2. Place display unit close so you can monitor it during calibration.
3. Make a pin hole in the bottom of a plastic cup. Hold the cup over the rain
gauge and fill it with exactly 1 cup (8oz) of water, allowing the water to
drip into the rain gauge. You should hear the internal buckets tip and see
water drain through the rain gauge.
4. A few seconds after each bucket tip, the display unit displays rainfall in
approximately 0.01" or more increments.
5. The cup of water should take more than 10 minutes to empty; a quicker
period will result in inaccurate calibration. Try to simulate a normal steady
rainfall. When cup is empty of water, display unit should register 1.06"
Tips
• There should be nearly an equal number of water drops (about 25 water
drops) between bucket tips. If not, adjust the calibration screws on the
bottom of the 5-in-1 sensor until an equal number of water drops are tipping
the buckets. Then, restart the calibration procedure.
• If you don't hear the buckets tipping and see water dripping alternately out
of each drain, there may be an issue with the rain gauge or it's adjustment.
See Troubleshooting on page 15.
Adjustment
If the rain gauge doesn't register close to 1.06", make an EQUAL adjustment to
the two calibration screws on the bottom of the 5-in-1 sensor. Turning screws
clockwise increases rainfall; counter clockwise decreases rainfall.
• To adjust the rainfall reading by 2% turn both screws 1/8 of a turn.
• To adjust the rainfall reading by 4% turn both screws 1/4 of a turn.
• To adjust the rainfall reading by 8% turn both screws 1/2 of a turn.
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Customer Support
Specifications
TEMPERATURE RANGE
HUMIDITY RANGE
WIND SPEED
Outdoor: -40ºF to 158ºF; -40ºC to 70ºC
Indoor: 32ºF to 122ºF; 0ºC to 50ºC
Outdoor: 1% to 99%
Indoor: 16% to 98%
0 to 99 mph; 0 to 159 kph
WIND DIRECTION
INDICATORS
16 points
RAINFALL
0 to 99.99 in
330ft / 100m
WIRELESS RANGE
OPERATING FREQUENCY
POWER
TRANSMISSION
INTERVALS
DISPLAY UNIT MEMORY
PC CONNECT SYSTEM
REQUIREMENTS
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:
24/7 support at
depending on home construction materials
433mhz
10 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries (not included)
AC/DC power adapter input: 120V 60Hz
Output: 4.5VDC; 250mA
Wind Speed: 18 seconds; Direction: 30 seconds
Outdoor temperature & humidity: 36 sec. updates
Indoor temperature & humidity: 60 sec. updates
PC Connect CSV Data Logging: 12 minute intervals
PC Connect to Acu-Link Software/App: 18 seconds
512 kilobytes (not expandable)
Windows® XP / Vista / 7 and available USB port.
High speed internet is required to use some
advanced features of PC Connect, such as the
Acu-Link My Backyard Weather software and app.
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.
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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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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 which vary from state
to state.
For in-warranty claims:
Chaney Instrument Co. | 965 Wells St. | Lake Geneva, WI 53147
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