Instruction manual | Acu-Rite 1500RX Weather Radio User Manual

Instruction Manual
Display for 5-in-1 Weather Sensor
model 1500RX
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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Peak Wind Speed
17. HISTORY MODE Button
Press for all-time low and date Highest speed from past 60 minutes.
recorded for current category selected on display (#31). Press twice for all-time high and date recorded.
Average Wind Speed
of all speeds from past 2 minutes.
Learning Mode Icon
Disappears after weather forecast self-calibration is complete.
4. Weather Select
Heat index, dew point, wind chill, 18.
Button
Activates Weather Ticker message.
19. Current Outdoor Temperature
Arrow icon indicates direction 5. 12 to 24 Hour Weather Forecast
Self-Calibrating Forecasting pulls 20.Outdoor Temperature Alarm On
Indicator
21. Current Outdoor Humidity
indoor temperature / humidity, rainfall rate (rain per hour)
data from the outdoor sensor to generate your personal forecast.
6. Weather Select Button
Press to change the Weather Select Accumulates data during rainfall.
25.Rain Alarm On Indicator
26.Current Barometric Pressure
27. All-Time Total Rainfall
28.Current Month Total Rainfall
29.Date
30.Clock
31. Selectable Category
32.Record Highs
message.
11. icon
Indicates deactivated Weather
Ticker message.
12. ALARM On/Off Button
Activates alarm; press and hold to adjust alarm values.
13.
Button
Deactivates Weather Ticker Message.
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Buttons
For category selection & setup Shown for current category selected on the display (#31).
33.Record Lows
Shown for current category selected on the display (#31).
34. Weather Ticker™
35.Current Wind Direction
36.Previous 2 Wind Directions
37. Touch Activated Backlight
Momentary during battery power, preferences.
15. SET Button
For setup preferences.
16.
Button
Arrow icon indicates direction humidity is trending.
22.Outdoor Humidity Alarm On
Indicator
23.Storm Alert Alarm On Indicator
24. Current Rainfall
category data being displayed.
7. 5-in-1 Sensor Signal Strength
8. Alarm On/Off Indicator
for Selectable Category (#31).
9. Programmable Alarm Settings
10.
icon
Indicates active Weather Ticker
temperature is trending.
For manually cycling Weather
Ticker messages.
always on/off for power adapter.
38.Current Wind Speed
39.Wind Speed Alarm On Indicator
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Back of Display Unit
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BACK OF DISPLAY UNIT
1. Integrated Hang Hole
for easy wall mounting
5. CLEAR ALL Button
Clears all recorded data without
having to reset time and date
2. Plugin for Power Adapter
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6. RESET Button
Full reset to factory defaults
A-B-C Switch
ID code that must match 5-in-1 sensor’s A-B-C switch to ensure units synchronize
7. Battery Compartment
8. Power Adapter
4. CLEAR TODAY Button
Clears data recorded since 12:00am
9. Battery Compartment Cover
(not shown)
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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.
2 Install or Replace Batteries
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.
Insert 6 x AA alkaline batteries
into the battery compartment,
as shown. Follow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
3 Plug Power Adapter into
Electric Outlet (optional)
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Install Batteries
6 AA Batteries
3
Plug in Power
Adapter
(optional)
ABC
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A-B-C Switch
set to match
sensor
Momentary
backlight during
battery power.
Backlight can always
LIGHT
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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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 “▲” or “▼” buttons until
“SET CLOCK?” is displayed on the Selectable Category part of the display unit.
2. Press the “SET” button to set the clock.
3. Press the “▲” or “▼” buttons to adjust the hour. Note the “AM” and “PM” indicators.
4. Press the “SET” button to confirm hour selection.
5. Press the “▲” or “▼” buttons to adjust minutes.
6. Press the “SET” 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 “▲” or “▼” buttons until “SET DATE?” is displayed on the Selectable Category part of the display unit.
2. Press the “SET” button to set the date.
3. Press the “▲” or “▼” buttons to adjust the month.
4. Press the “SET” button to confirm month selection.
5. Press the “▲” or “▼” buttons to adjust the day.
6. Press the “SET” button to confirm day selection.
7. Press the “▲” or “▼” buttons to adjust the year.
8. Press the “SET” 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“▲” or “▼” buttons until “SET UNITS?”
is displayed on the Selectable Category part of the
display unit.
2. Press the “SET” button to set the unit preference.
3. Press the “▲” or “▼” buttons to select “STAND”
for standard or “METRIC” for metric units.
4. Press the “SET” button to confirm your selection.
5. Next, you will see “WIND MPH”. Press the “▲”
or “▼” buttons to select MPH, KPH, or KNOTS for
wind speed units.
6. Press the “SET” button to confirm your selection.
Units are now set.
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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
(flashing=stormy)
SNOW
LIKELY
RAIN/SNOW
MIX LIKELY
(flashing=stormy)
View the complete list of icons at www.AcuRite.com/acurite-icons
Weather Select
The Weather Select area on the display includes the following weather data and
calculations: heat index, dew point, wind chill, indoor temperature and humidity,
and rainfall rate (inches/hour). To toggle between Weather Select categories,
press the “▶“ button, located left of the Weather Select display area.
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
This weather center displays the current pressure with an indicator for
FALLING, STEADY, or RISING for the direction the pressure is trending.
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Weather Ticker ™
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 “SET”.
Default WEATHER TICKER messages are pre-loaded as follows:
FORECAST
12 to 24 hour future weather forecast
MOON PHASE
Current moon phase
INDOOR COMFORT
Dry, OK or humid comfort level
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
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
CURRENT RAIN EVENT STARTED
Adjust the Weather Ticker Speed
1. P
ress the “▲” or “▼” buttons until “TICKER SPEED” is displayed on the
Selectable Category part of the display unit.
2. Press the “SET” button to set the speed preference.
3. Press the “▲” or “▼” buttons to select a speed: SLOW, NORMAL, or FAST.
4. Press the “SET” button to confirm your selection.
Weather Ticker speed is now set.
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Customize Weather Ticker Messages
Customize which messages you want to scroll across the WEATHER TICKER:
1. Press the “
” button to manually cycle through each message available.
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.
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.
Message
activated
Message
deactivated
Remove
message
from cycle
Manual cycle
through
messages
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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 HUMIDITY
LOW
HIGH
OUTDOOR TEMP
LOW
HIGH
STORM ALARM
HIGH
INDOOR HUMIDITY
LOW
HIGH
INDOOR TEMP
LOW
HIGH
WIND CHILL
LOW
DEW POINT
LOW
HEAT INDEX
HIGH
RAIN
HIGH
WIND SPEED
HIGH
HIGH
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 “▲” or “▼” 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 underneath the alarm you wish to set until the
“ ” indicator appears and the alarm setting flashes.
3. Adjust the alarm value by pressing the “▲” or “▼” 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.
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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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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. C
hoose the weather category you wish to calibrate by pressing the “▲” or “▼”
buttons until the category is displayed on the Selectable Category part of the
display unit.
2. P
ress AND HOLD the “▲” and “▼” buttons and the “SET” 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. P
ress the “▲” or “▼” buttons to calibrate the data value
higher or lower from the actual reading.
4. P
ress the “SET” button to confirm the calibration
adjustment. Note: The “
” 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
330ft / 100m depending on home construction materials
OPERATING FREQUENCY
433 MHz
POWER
Display: 4.5vdc power adapter
6 x AA alkaline batteries
DATA REPORTING
Wind Speed: 18 second updates; Direction: 30 seconds
Outdoor temperature & humidity: 36 second updates
Indoor temperature & humidity: 60 second updates
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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product available and contact us in any of the following ways:
(877) 221-1252
info@chaney-inst.com
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