Acu-Rite 821 Weather Radio User Manual

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This device complies with part 15 of the 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.
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.
Weather Forecaster
model #00821
Instruction Manual
00821 INST 060612
Overview
Introduction
The AcuRite® Weather Forecaster with wireless outdoor sensor
collects weather data and sends the data via wireless signal to the
indoor display unit to generate your personal forecast of weather
conditions for the next 12-24 hours. This weather forecaster has
been designed to be easy to install and use.
Display Features
The sleek display unit houses a liquid crystal display (LCD) which
will calculate and display the weather data received from the
wireless sensor outside. The display unit features built-in sensors
for measuring barometric pressure, humidity and indoor
temperature. The display unit is powered with three “AA” alkaline
batteries (not included).
weather trend
indicator arrow
12 - 24 hour
future
weather
forecast
The outdoor sensor is completely wireless and measures outdoor
temperature. The outdoor sensor is powered with two “AA”
alkaline or lithium batteries (not included).
Please read through this manual to learn more. Keep this manual
for future reference.
current
indoor
temperature
& humidity
current
outdoor
temperature
clock
Parts List
model #00821
1. Display unit
2. Wireless outdoor sensor
3. Instruction manual
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SETUP
SETUP
Battery Choice & Temperature Range
Extended periods of cold temperatures ( below -4ºF / -20ºC ) can cause
alkaline batteries to function improperly. This will cause the outdoor
sensor to stop transmitting temperature readings. Use lithium batteries in
low temperature conditions to ensure continued operation for wireless
sensors placed outdoors. NOTE: Rechargeable batteries are not
recommended due to higher operating voltages.
Display Unit : Basic Setup
Press and hold the “SET” button to enter into setup mode. The time will
begin blinking.
To adjust the currently selected (flashing) preference item, press the
“ ” or “ ” buttons.
To save your adjustments, press the “SET” button again to move on to
adjusting the next preference. The preference set order is as follows:
Install Batteries - Outdoor Sensor
Remove the battery
compartment cover.
Install 2 fresh “AA”
batteries as shown here.
CLOCK HOUR
CLOCK MINUTE
TEMPERATURE SCALE (ºF or ºC)
You will automatically exit SET MODE if no entries are changed for 30
seconds. You may enter basic setup mode again at any time by
pressing the “SET” button.
Wireless Signal Reception Icon
BATTERIES MUST BE
INSTALLED FOR THE
SENSOR TO OPERATE
Install Batteries - Display Unit
Remove the battery
compartment cover.
Install 3 fresh “AA”
batteries as shown
here.
The display unit has a wireless signal reception icon near the outdoor
temperature display area. If there are a low number of “bars” present
in the icon, you may experience no temperature display ( “- -” ) or
inaccuracy. In either case, you may need to relocate one or both of the
units. If most or all 4 of the bars are present, wireless reception is good
and no action is required.
SEARCHING
FOR SIGNAL
(animated bars)
2
SIGNAL RECEPTION
LOW
HIGH
3
NO SIGNAL
RECEPTION
(flashing tower)
PLACEMENT
USE
Now that setup is complete, you must choose a location to place the
outdoor sensor and the display unit. The sensor MUST be placed less
than 165 feet (50 m) away from the display unit.
This wireless weather forecaster uses radio frequency for
communication, which is susceptible to interference from other electronic
devices and large metallic items or thick walls. Place both units at least
3 feet (.91 m) away from appliances (TV, microwave, radios, etc.) or
objects that may interfere with the wireless communication (large metal
surfaces, thick stone walls, etc.).
Forecast Icon
This weather forecaster uses patented Self-Calibrating Technology to
provide your personal forecast of 12 to 24 hour weather conditions.
Self-Calibrating Forecasting is generated from the barometric pressure
and temperature data measured by the wireless sensor in your yard giving you the most accurate forecast available for your exact location.
Stormy/Windy
TV
3
Cloudy
Clear
Please visit AcuRite.com for the complete list of forecast icon definitions.
(.91 m)
(165 feet maximum)
(50 meters)
Placement of Display Unit
Place the display unit in a dry area free of dirt and dust. To
help ensure accurate indoor temperature measurement, place
the display unit out of direct sunlight, and away from heat
sources or vents. There are 2 placement options for the display
unit. You may hang the unit on a wall using the integrated
hang hole. Alternatively, the unit stands upright on a table top
or other flat surface.
14-Day Learning Mode
This weather station has a patented 14-day “Learning Mode”
calibration process. During this Learning Mode, the weather station will
make altitude calculations that may affect the accuracy of the weather
forecast. Once the Learning Mode process is complete, the Learning
Mode icon will disappear from the display unit and the weather
forecast is ready for superior operation.
Placement of Sensor
The sensor MUST BE PLACED OUTDOORS to observe outdoor
temperatures. The sensor must be placed less than 165 feet
(50 m) from the display unit. The sensor is water resistant and
is designed for general outdoor use. However, to extend the
life of the product, place the sensor in an area protected from
direct weather elements. To ensure accurate outdoor
temperature measurement, place the sensor out of direct
sunlight and away from heat sources.
There are 2 placement options for the sensor. You may hang it
using one of the two integrated hang holes, or use string (not
included) to hang it from a suitable location, like a well
covered tree branch.
4
5
TROUBLESHOOTING
SPECIFICATIONS
Possible Solution(s)
Problem
Low or NO
Wireless Sensor
Reception
low reception
Relocate the display console and/or the wireless
sensor. Both units must be within 165 feet (50
meters) from each other. Make sure both units are
placed at least 3 feet (.91 m) from other electronic
appliances and devices that may interfere with the
wireless communication (such as TVʼs, microwaves,
computers etc).
NOTE: It may take up to 20 minutes for the display
console to re-synchronize with the sensor when
batteries are replaced.
Use lithium batteries in sensor when temperature is
below -4ºF (-20ºC).
Lithium Batteries Recommended in
Outdoor Sensor if temperatures are
below -4ºF
Measurement Ranges
Outdoor Temperature : -40ºF to 158ºF
Indoor Temperature :
32ºF to 122ºF
Indoor Humidity:
20% to 95%
Wireless Range :
165 ft / 50 m MAX
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no bars and flashing
“ - - ” temp/humidity data
Forecast
Seems
Inaccurate
Batteries: 4 x “AA” (not included)
Limited One Year Warranty
NO reception
Display Unit
Screen Not Working
Product Facts
Patent numbers:
5,978,738; 6,076,044; 6,597,990; US 7,637,141 B2
ACURITE® is a registered trademark of
Chaney Instrument Co. Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Batteries may need replacing.
Check that batteries are correctly installed.
Reset the display unit and wireless sensor.
This weather station has a patented 14-day
“Learning Mode” calibration process. During this
Learning Mode the weather station will make
altitude calculations that may affect the accuracy
of the forecast. Once the 14-day Learning Mode
process is complete, the Learning Mode icon will
disappear and the weather forecast is ready for
superior operation.
Make sure the wireless outdoor sensor is placed
outdoors and is placed in a location that will most
accurately report the outside temperature
conditions, these readings directly affect the
forecast feature.
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
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