Instruction manual | Acu-Rite 822 Weather Radio User Manual

Instruction Manual
Thermometer
models 00822 / 00831A2
CONTENTS
Unpacking Instructions............ 2
Package Contents................... 2
Product Registration................ 2
Features & Benefits.................. 3
Setup..................................... 4
Install or Replace Batteries...... 4
Measurement Units................. 4
Placement Guidelines.............. 5
Using the Thermometer............ 6
Troubleshooting...................... 6
Care & Maintenance............... 7
Specifications.......................... 7
FCC Information..................... 7
Customer Support................... 8
Warranty............................... 8
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
2. Outdoor sensor
3. Instruction Manual
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Features & Benefits
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high
low
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DISPLAY UNIT
OUTDOOR SENSOR
1. Current Outdoor Temperature
Arrow icon indicates direction 7. Integrated Hanger
For easy placement.
2. Outdoor High Temperature Record
Highest temperature recorded
8. Wireless Signal Indicator
Flashes when data is being sent to the temperature is trending.
3. Outdoor Low Temperature Record
Lowest temperature recorded
over 24 hours.
4. Low Display Battery Indicator
5. Current Indoor Temperature
Arrow icon indicates direction display unit.
9. Battery Compartment Cover
over 24 hours.
temperature is trending.
6. Low Sensor Battery Indicator
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SETUP
Install or Replace Batteries
Batteries must be installed for this product to operate. AcuRite recommends
high quality alkaline batteries for the best product performance. Heavy duty or
rechargeable batteries are not recommended.
The outdoor sensor requires lithium batteries in low temperature conditions.
Cold temperatures can cause alkaline batteries to function improperly. Use
lithium batteries in the outdoor sensor for temperatures below -4ºF / -20ºC.
Outdoor Sensor
1. S
lide off the battery compartment
cover.
2. Insert 2 x AA batteries into the
battery compartment, as shown.
Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in
the battery compartment.
3. R
eplace the battery cover.
Display Unit
1. S
lide off the battery compartment
cover.
2. Insert 2 x AA batteries into the
battery compartment, as shown.
Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in
the battery compartment.
3. R
eplace the battery cover.
Select Degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius
To select between degrees Fahrenheit (ºF) or Celsius (ºC) temperature units,
press the “ºC/ºF” button located on the back of the display unit inside the
battery compartment area.
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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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.
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 165 ft (50 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.).
(165 feet maximum)
(50 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 Thermometer
High/Low Records
The “HIGH” and “LOW” temperature records are automatically cleared
every 24 hours. The time records clear each day is determined by the time the
battery was installed. For example, if the battery was installed at 6:00 pm,
then high/low records will reset at 6:00 pm daily.
Troubleshooting
Problem
No outdoor sensor
reception
no bars
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 165 ft (50 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.
Outdoor
t emperature
is flashing or
showing dashes
Flashing of the outdoor temperature is generally an
indication of wireless interference.
1. B
ring 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 the battery in the display unit.
4. L et the units sit within a couple feet of each other
for about 20 minutes to gain a strong connection.
Inaccurate
temperature
•M
ake sure both the display unit and outdoor sensor
are placed out of direct sunlight and away from any
heat sources or vents.
Display screen
not working
•C
heck that the batteries are installed correctly.
Batteries may need to be replaced.
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.
Specifications
TEMPERATURE RANGE
Outdoor: -40ºF to 158ºF; -40ºC to 70ºC
Indoor: 32ºF to 122ºF; 0ºC to 50ºC
WIRELESS RANGE
165 ft / 50 m depending on home construction materials
OPERATING FREQUENCY
433 MHz
POWER
4 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries (not included)
DATA REPORTING
30 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.
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Customer Support
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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