Acu-Rite 2008 Weather Radio User Manual

Instruction Manual
Weather Station
model 02008
CONTENTS
Unpacking Instructions............ 2
Package Contents................... 2
Product Registration................ 2
Features & Benefits: Sensor...... 2
Features & Benefits: Display..... 3
Setup..................................... 5
Sensor Setup.......................... 5
Display Setup......................... 6
Intelli-Time Clock..................... 7
Set the Time, Date & Units....... 7
Backlight Settings.................... 7
Placement Guidelines.............. 8
Using the Weather Station....... 9
Troubleshooting.....................10
Care & Maintenance..............12
Replace Intelli-Time Battery.....12
Specifications.........................13
FCC Information....................13
Customer Support..................14
Warranty..............................14
Questions? Contact Customer Support at
(877) 221-1252 or visit www.AcuRite.com.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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.
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.
Package Contents
1. Display unit with tabletop stand
2. Power adapter
3. Outdoor sensor
4. Instruction Manual
IMPORTANT
PRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED
TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
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Features & Benefits
►Register a Product
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OUTDOOR SENSOR
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1. Integrated Hanger
For easy placement.
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2. Wireless Signal Indicator
Flashes when data is being sent
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to the display unit.
3. Battery Compartment
4. A-B-C Switch
ID code that must match display’s
A-B-C switch to ensure units synchronize.
5. Battery Compartment Cover
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Features & Benefits
DISPLAY UNIT FRONT
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BACK OF DISPLAY UNIT
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DISPLAY UNIT FRONT
1. Current Outdoor Temperature
18.Current Baromteric Pressure
FALLING, STEADY or RISING
2. Outdoor Low Temperature Record
indicates the direction pressure is
trending.
Lowest temperature recorded since midnight.
19.Outdoor Low Humidity Record
3. Outdoor High Temperature Record
Lowest humidity recorded since midnight.
Highest temperature recorded since midnight.
20.Outdoor High Humidity Record
4. 12 to 24 Hour Weather Forecast
Highest humidity recorded since midnight.
Self-Calibrating Forecasting pulls data
from the outdoor sensor to generate
your personal forecast.
21. Current Outdoor Humidity
5. Learning Mode Icon
22.Historical Barometric Pressure
Pressure reading 12 hours ago.
Disappears after weather forecast
self-calibration is complete.
23.Outdoor Sensor Signal Strength
6.Intelli-Time® Clock
24.Sensor Low Battery Indicator
Automatically updates for
Daylight Saving Time.
25.Momentary Backlight Button
Lights display for 7 seconds (only
applicable while on battery power).
7. Time Zone
8. Current Indoor Temperature
9.“
“ Arrow
for setup preferences.
DISPLAY UNIT BACK
10.Humidity Level Icon
Indicates a high, low or ideal
11.“
26.Integrated Hang Hole
for easy wall mounting.
indoor humidity level.
27.Reset
“ Button
Full reset to factory defaults.
for setup preferences.
28.A-B-C Switch
12.Display Unit Low Battery Indicator
13.“
ID code that must match 5-in-1sensor’s
A-B-C switch to ensure units
synchronize.
“ Arrow
for setup preferences.
14.Current Indoor Humidity
29.Battery Compartment
15.Date
30.“LIGHT” Switch
Controls the display’s backlight and
brightness: Off, Low, Medium, High
16. Day of the Week
17. Pressure History Chart
Displays the past 12 hours of data for
31. Plugin for Power Adapter
barometric pressure.
32.Battery Compartment Cover
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SETUP
Sensor Setup
1 Set the A-B-C Switch
conditions. Cold temperatures
can cause alkaline batteries
to function improperly. Use
lithium batteries in the sensor for
temperatures below -4ºF / -20ºC.
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.
1. S
lide off the battery
compartment cover. Take
note of the A-B-C switch
setting inside the battery
compartment.
2 Install or Replace Batteries
AcuRite recommends high quality
alkaline or lithium batteries for
the best product performance.
Heavy duty or rechargeable
batteries are not recommended.
2. Insert 2 x AA batteries into
the battery compartment, as
shown. F
ollow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
The sensor requires lithium
batteries in low temperature
3. R
eplace the battery cover.
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2
A-B-C Switch
set to match
display unit
ABC
Install Batteries
2 AA batteries
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Display Unit Setup
3 Install or Replace Backup
1 Set the A-B-C Switch
Batteries (optional)
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. R
emove the battery
compartment cover.
2. Insert 3 x AA alkaline
batteries into the battery
compartment, as shown.
Follow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
2 Plug in Power Adapter
For the best performance, plug
in the power adapter as the main
power source for this product.
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3. Replace the battery cover.
A-B-C Switch
set to match
sensor
ABC
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2
Install Backup
Batteries
3 AA batteries
(optional)
Plug in
Power Adapter
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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Intelli-Time® Clock
Intelli-Time products are pre-programmed with the correct time and date. All
you need to do is select your Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time preferences.
The clock will then automatically updates for Daylight Saving Time.
Set the Time, Date & Units
Press and HOLD the “ ” button to enter SETUP MODE. Once in setup mode,
the preference you are currently setting will blink on the display.
T” or
To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “
“V“ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
To save your adjustments, press and release the “ ” button again to adjust
the next preference. The preference set order is as follows:
TIME ZONE ( PST MST CST EST AST HAST AKST)
DST* (Daylight Saving Time ON or OFF)
CLOCK HOUR
CLOCK MINUTE
CALENDAR DATE
CALENDAR MONTH
CALENDAR YEAR
TEMPERATURE SCALE (ºF or ºC)
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE SCALE (inHg or hPa)
*If you live in an area that observes daylight saving time, DST should be set to
ON, even if it is not currently Daylight Savings Time.
You will automatically exit SETUP MODE if no buttons are pressed for 20
seconds. Enter setup mode at any time by pressing the “ ” button.
Backlight Settings
This weather station’s color display features a backlight with brightness levels
including High, Medium and Low brightness settings.
Using battery power alone, the backlight is available momentarily for 7
seconds by pressing the “BACKLIGHT” button, located on top of the display.
When display is powered with the power adapter, the display’s brightness can
be adjusted using the “LIGHT” switch, located on the back of the display inside
the battery compartment. The switch offers four different backlight settings:
High (100%) brightness, Medium (60%) brightness, Low (30%) brightness and
Off (0%), or no backlight.
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Placement for Maximum Accuracy
AcuRite sensors are sensitive to surrounding environmental conditions. Proper
placement of both the display unit and outdoor 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.
Display unit stands upright for tabletop use or is wall-mountable.
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 holes 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 units out of direct sunlight and away from any heat sources or vents.
•Display unit and outdoor sensor must be within 330 ft (100 m) of each other.
•To maximize wireless range, place units away from large metallic items, thick walls, metal surfaces, or other objects that may limit wireless communication.
•To prevent wireless interference, place both units at least 3 ft (.9 m) away from electronic devices (TV, computer, microwave, radio, etc.).
TV
AT
LEAST
3
(.91 m)
APART
(330 feet maximum)
(100 meters)
Setup is Complete
The sensor will now synchronize with the display unit. It may take a few
minutes for synchronization to complete. Please refer to the troubleshooting
section of this manual if anything appears to be functioning improperly.
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OPERATION
Using the Weather Station
Learning Mode
Self-Calibrating Forecasting uses 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/SNOW
MIX LIKELY
SNOW
LIKELY
LIGHT RAIN
LIKELY
MOSTLY
CLOUDY
CLOUDY
(flashing=stormy)
View the complete list of icons at www.AcuRite.com/acurite-icons
Barometric Pressure
Subtle variations in barometric pressure greatly impact the weather. This
weather center displays the current pressure and indicates the direction the
pressure is trending (FALLING, STEADY, or RISING). The history chart lets you
monitor the change in pressure over time.
Humidity Level Icon
The Humidity Level Icon easily conveys a low, high or ideal indoor humidity
level for your home and health:
LOW Humidity Level
Humidity is
low relative to
temperature.
Makes for a
dry environment.
OK Humidity Level
Humidity is
OK relative to
temperature.
Makes for an
IDEAL environment.
HIGH Humidity Level
Humidity is
high relative to
temperature.
Makes for a HUMID
environment.
Learn more at http://www.acurite.com/humidity-health
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Troubleshooting
Problem
No outdoor sensor
reception
no bars
Outdoor
t emperature
is flashing or
showing dashes
Possible Solution
If the wireless signal indicator shows no bars:
•R
elocate the display unit and/or the outdoor sensor. The
units must be within 330 ft (100 m) of each other.
•M
ake sure both units are placed at least 3 feet
(.9 m) away from electronics that may interfere with
the wireless communication (such as TVs, microwaves,
computers, etc).
•U
se 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.
Flashing of the outdoor temperature is generally an
indication of wireless interference.
1. B
ring both the sensor and display unit indoors and
remove batteries from each.
2. Make sure the A-B-C switch on both units match.
3. Reinstall batteries in the outdoor sensor.
4. Reinstall batteries in the display unit.
5. L et the units sit within a couple feet of each other
for about 20 minutes to gain a strong connection.
Sometimes changing to a different channel can help.
Inaccurate forecast
•W
eather Forecast icon predicts conditions for the next 12
to 24 hours, not current conditions.
•H
as Learning Mode icon disappeared from the display
unit? Learning Mode must complete before forecast and
pressure will be accurate.
•A
llow 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.
Inaccurate
temperature
or humidity
• Make sure both the display unit and sensor are placed
out of direct sunlight and away from any heat sources or
vents (see page 8).
•M
ake sure both units are positioned away from moisture
sources (see page 8).
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Troubleshooting - Continued
Problem
Possible Solution
Display screen
not working
•C
heck that the batteries are installed correctly. Batteries
may need to be replaced.
•R
eset 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.
The unit lost power
or batteries were
changed and the
time is not correct
• T he Intelli-Time battery needs to be replaced (see page
12). Once the new battery is installed, time and date
will need to be set manually.
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.
Outdoor Sensor Care
Clean with a soft damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives.
Replace Intelli-Time Clock Battery
Intelli-Time technology is
powered by a pre-installed
coin-cell battery that stores
the time and date settings.
The battery has a shelf life of
several years. To replace the
Intelli-Time battery:
1. Locate the coin cell battery compartment door on the
back of the display unit.
Unscrew and remove the
compartment cover.
2. Insert 1 x CR2032 coin cell battery into the battery compartment, as shown.
Install battery with “+” positive terminal facing OUT.
3. Screw in the battery cover.
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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% RH
Indoor: 1% to 99% RH
WIRELESS RANGE
330 ft / 100 m depending on home construction materials
OPERATING FREQUENCY 433 MHz
POWER
Display: 5v power adapter
3 x AA alkaline batteries (optional)
Sensor: 2 AA alkaline or lithium batteries
DATA REPORTING
Outdoor: 16 second updates
Indoor: 60 second updates
FCC Information
TThis 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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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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