Instruction manual | Acu-Rite 823 Weather Radio User Manual

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Forecaster
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Instruction Manual
Package Contents:
(A) Main Unit
(B) Wireless Sensor
(1) Hardware Bag
(1) Instruction Manual
A. Main Unit
B. Wireless Sensor
Thank You for purchasing this ACURITE® product. Please read this manual in it’s
entirety to fully enjoy the benefits and features of this product. Please keep this
manual for future reference.
NOTE: A clear film is applied to the LCD at the factory that must be removed prior
to using this product. Locate the clear tab and simply peel to remove.
1 • OVERVIEW OF FEATURES
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.
What You Need:
• Philips Screwdriver
• (4) AA batteries
-see “Install Batteries”
on page 2
Future Weather
Forecast with
Learning Mode
Maximum
& Minimum
Records
Outdoor Temperature Trend
Maximum
& Minimum
Records
Indoor Temperature Trend
Outdoor Temperature
Indoor Temperature
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.
Patent numbers: 5,978,738; 6,076,044; 6,597,990
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2 • SETUP
3 • PLACEMENT
Install Batteries
Now that setup is complete, you must choose a location to place the wireless
sensor and the main unit. The wireless sensor MUST be placed less than 100
feet away from the main unit.
NOTE: Install all batteries in both
units within a 6 minute period to
ensure proper wireless functionality.
A. Wireless Sensor
Remove the battery
compartment cover and
install 2 fresh “AA”
batteries as shown here.
Always install batteries
into the wireless sensor
FIRST to ensure proper
wireless synchronization
with the main unit.
B. Main Unit
Remove the battery
compartment cover and
install 2 fresh “AA”
batteries as shown here.
REMOVE
BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
COVER
REMOVE
BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
COVER
MIN
ºC/ºF
MAX
RE-SYNC
This wireless thermometer uses radio frequency for communication, which is
susceptible to interference from other electronic devices and large metallic
items or thick walls. Always place both units at least 3 feet away from
appliances ( TV, microwave, radios, etc. ) or objects ( large metal surfaces, thick
stone walls, etc. ) that may interfere with the wireless communication.
INSTALL
2 “AA”
BATTERIES
TV
3
Placement of Main Unit
Place the main unit in a dry area free of dirt and dust. To help ensure
an accurate indoor temperature measurement, be sure to place the
main unit out of direct sunlight, and away from any heat sources or
vents in your home.
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Extended periods of cold temperatures ( below -4ºF / -20ºC )
can cause alkaline batteries to function improperly. This will
cause the outdoor wireless sensor to stop transmitting
temperature readings. Use lithium batteries in these low
temperature conditions to ensure continued operation for
wireless sensors placed outdoors.
There are 2 placement options for the main unit. You may hang the
main unit on a wall using the integrated hang hole. Alternatively, you
may place the main unit on a table top or other flat surface.
Placement of Sensor
Basic Setup is Now Complete
The wireless sensor will soon send a signal to the main unit and the two
units will be synchronized. The wireless sensor features a red light on the
front which will illuminate briefly once a minute to indicate it is sending a
signal. It may take a few minutes for synchronization to be complete. If both
or one of the units appear to be functioning improperly, refer to the
troubleshooting section in this manual.
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The wireless sensor MUST BE PLACED OUTDOORS to observe
outdoor temperatures and relay the outdoor temperature to the main
unit display. The wireless sensor must be placed less than 100 feet
from the main unit.
The wireless sensor is water resistant and is designed for outdoor
use. However, to extend the life of the product, place the wireless
sensor in an area protected from direct weather elements. To ensure
an accurate outdoor temperature measurement, be sure the wireless
sensor is placed out of direct sunlight and away from any heat
sources.
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4 • OPERATION
5 • TROUBLESHOOTING
After the main unit and the wireless sensor are both powered on and wirelessly
synchronized, no further input is required. If you have problems receiving the
outdoor temperature, please refer to the troubleshooting section of this manual.
A
A
B
D
C
D
C
C
14 Day Learning Mode
This weather station has a patent pending
fourteen day learning mode calibration process.
During this learning mode, the weather station
will make altitude calculations that may affect
the accuracy of the forecast icon. After the initial
14 day learning period, the forecast feature will
be ready for superior operation.
B
Forecast Icon
This feature gives you the predicted weather
forecast for the next 12 to 24 hours based on an
advanced algorithm that includes barometric
pressure and temperature. This weather station
will provide the most accurate forecast that a
single station weather instrument can provide.
Problem
Possible Solutions
Relocate the main unit and/or the wireless
sensor. Both units must be within 100 feet
from each other. Make sure both units are
placed at least 3 feet from other electronic
appliances and devices that may interfere
with the wireless communication (such as
TV’s, microwaves, computers etc).
Bad Temperature
Reception
Minimum/Maximum Recorded Temperatures
The main unit has a memory function for storing minimum and maximum recorded indoor
and outdoor temperatures. You may view the MIN and MAX recorded temperatures by
pressing the “MIN/MAX” button on the back of the main unit.
D
This product features a low power wireless signal, so it does not interfere
with other wireless devices in your location. Occasionally, there will be a
temporary disconnection to the wireless sensor. In most cases, the
temperature will show again if the main unit and wireless temperature
sensor are able to re-connect automatically. If the disconnection lasts longer
than a few hours, refer to this troubleshooting guide.
Trend Indicator Icons
The main unit features arrow icons for indicating a falling, steady or rising temperature.
This feature is shown for the outdoor and indoor temperatures.
E
F
C
ºC/ºF
MIN
MAX
E
RE-SYNC
Main Unit
Display Not Working
ºC/ºF Selection
Press this button to switch between ºC or ºF
temperature scale selections.
Make certain that the batteries are installed
correctly. The batteries may need replacing.
If none of the above solutions resolve the
problem, you may need to reset both units
by removing and re-installing the batteries
in both unit.
Re-Synchronize Wireless Signal
This weather station features a button for
re-synchronizing the wireless signal with the
outdoor temperature sensor. Press this button to
attempt to re-synchronize in the event you lose
connection with the outdoor sensor due to
interference or battery changes.
F
FLASHING TEMPERATURE
You may need to press the “RE-SYNC”
button on the back of the main unit.
NOTE: It may take up to 20 minutes for the
main unit to re-synchronize with the sensor
when batteries are replaced.
40
Extended periods of cold temperatures ( below -4ºF / -20ºC )
can cause alkaline batteries to function improperly. This will
cause the outdoor wireless sensor to stop transmitting
temperature readings. Use lithium batteries in these low
temperature conditions to ensure continued operation for
wireless sensors placed outdoors.
Product Registration
To receive product information, register
your product online. It’s quick and easy!
Log on to http://www.chaneyinstrument.com/product_reg.htm
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5 • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Measurement Ranges
Temperature
Main Unit: 32ºF to 122ºF / 0ºC to 50ºC
Wireless Sensor: -40ºF to 158ºF / -40ºC to 70ºC
Specifications
Power Requirements
Main Unit: 2 x “AA” alkaline or lithium batteries
Wireless Sensor: 2 x “AA” alkaline or lithium batteries
Wireless Communication
Radio Frequency: 433 mhz
Transmission Intervals: every 16 seconds
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