Professional Weather Center

Professional Weather Center
Instruction Manual
Professional Weather Center
models 01036 / 01092
CONTENTS
Unpacking Instructions............ 2
Package Contents................... 2
Product Registration................ 2
Features & Benefits: 5-in-1........ 3
Features & Benefits: Display..... 4
Setup..................................... 7
5-in-1 Sensor Setup................. 7
Display Setup......................... 8
Set the Time & Date................ 9
Set Measurement Units...........10
Set Language........................10
Placement Guidelines............. 11
5-in-1 Sensor Installation.........12
PC Connect...........................13
Weather Underground...........13
Using the Weather Center......14
Weather Ticker......................15
Programmable Alarms............16
Troubleshooting.....................18
Care & Maintenance..............21
Calibration............................21
Specifications........................ 23
FCC Information................... 23
Customer Support..................24
Warranty..............................24
Questions? Contact Customer Support at
(844) 228-5465 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 with Tabletop Stand
2. 5-in-1 Sensor
3. Sensor Mounting Bracket
4. Mounting Hardware
5. Power Adapter
6. USB Cable
7. Instruction Manual
IMPORTANT
PRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED
TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Register online to receive 1 yearwarranty protection
www.AcuRite.com
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Features & Benefits
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5-in-1 SENSOR
5. Temperature & Humidity Sensors (internal)
1. Rainfall Collector Funnel
2. Solar Cell Panel
6. Mounting Point
Converts sunlight into power to run
internal aspirating fan.
7. Wind Speed Anemometer
Internal Aspirating Fan
(not shown)
Draws ambient air into sensor to reduce solar radiation heating, resulting in more accurate temperature measurement.
8. Wind Direction Vane
9. Mounting Bracket
10. Mounting Hardware
Includes 5 anchors & the following
screws:
Qty Diameter Length
5
#4
3/4”
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#4
1/2”
1
#6
1/2”
3. A-B-C Switch
ID code that must match display’s A-B-C switch to ensure units
synchronize.
11. Debris Filter
4. Battery Compartment
Pre-installed to prevent debris from
entering the rain gauge.
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Features & Benefits
Display
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23.▲ & ▼ Buttons
Press to select category (#17)
1. Current Wind Direction
2. Touch Activated Backlight
Momentary during battery power, always on/off for power adapter.
3.
4.
5.
Current Wind Speed
Previous 2 Wind Directions
Current Outdoor Temperature 25.
Arrow icon indicates direction
temperature is trending.
26.
6. Outdoor Temperature Alarm On Indicator
7. Current Outdoor Humidity
Arrow icon indicates direction
adjust settings.
24. Button
Press to manually advance through Weather Ticker messages.
Button
For setup preferences.
Button
Activate alarm; press and hold to
adjust alarm values.
27. Button
Deactivates current Weather Ticker message during ticker customization mode.
humidity is trending.
8. Outdoor Humidity Alarm On
Indicator
9. Current Rainfall
Accumulates data during rainfall.
10. Rainfall Alarm On Indicator
11. 12 to 24 Hour Weather Forecast
28.Indicates Deactivated Weather
Ticker Message During ticker customization mode.
29.Indicates Active Weather Ticker
Message During ticker customization mode.
Self-Calibrating Forecasting pulls
data from your 5-in-1 sensor to
generate your personal forecast.
30.Programmable Alarm Settings
31. Alarm On/Off Indicator
12. All-Time Rainfall
13. Current Month Total Rainfall
14.Date
15.Clock
16. Display Low Battery Indicator
17. Selectable Category
18. Record High
32.Sensor Low Battery Indicator
33.5-in-1 Sensor Signal Strength
34. Learning Mode Icon
Shown for current category selected
on the display (#17).
category data being displayed.
36.Current Barometric Pressure
Arrow icon indicates direction
pressure is trending.
37. Weather Select (top to bottom) on the display (#17).
20.Weather Ticker™
21.
Button
Press for all-time low and date
Disappears after weather forecast
self-calibration is complete.
35.Weather Select Button
Press to change the Weather Select
19. Record Low
Shown for current category selected
For Selectable Category (#17).
Heat index, dew point, wind chill,
indoor temperature / humidity,
rainfall rate (in/mm per hour).
38.Storm Alert Alarm On Indicator
39.Average Wind Speed
recorded for current category
selected on display (#17). Press twice
for all-time high and date recorded.
of all speeds from past 2 minutes.
40.Wind Speed Alarm On Indicator
41. Peak Wind Speed
Highest speed from past 60 minutes.
22.
Button
Activates current Weather Ticker message during ticker customization mode.
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Back of Display
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BACK OF DISPLAY
7. CLEAR TODAY Button
Clears data recorded since 12:00 am.
1. Plug-in for Power Adapter
2. Plug-in for USB Cable
8. CLEAR ALL Button
Clears all recorded data without
having to reset time and date.
Note: USB mode will be reset to
Mode 2 (Default).
3. Integrated Hang Hole
For easy wall mounting.
4. DEVICE ID
12 digit unique ID required for online connectivity functions.
9. RESET Button
Full reset to factory defaults.
5. Backup Battery Compartment
6.
10. Power Adapter
A-B-C Switch
ID code that must match 5-in-1 sensor’s A-B-C switch to ensure units synchronize.
11. USB Cable for PC Connection
12. Battery Compartment Cover
(not shown)
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SETUP
5-in-1 Sensor Setup
1 Set the A-B-C Switch
Locate 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
sensor and the display in order for
the units to synchronize.
2 Install or Replace Batteries
Batteries MUST be installed for
this product to operate. AcuRite
recommends high quality alkaline
or lithium batteries for the best
product performance. Heavy duty
or rechargeable batteries are not
recommended.
cause alkaline batteries to function
improperly. Use lithium batteries in
the 5-in-1 sensor for temperatures
below -4ºF / -20ºC.
1. Slide off the battery compartment cover.
2. Insert 4 x AA batteries into the
battery compartment, as
shown. Follow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
3. Replace the battery cover.
3 Remove Rain Gauge Stabilizer
Locate and remove the rain gauge
stabilizer (plastic tab) taped into
the bottom of the sensor. The rain
gauge will not function until this is
removed.
The 5-in-1 sensor requires lithium
batteries in low temperature
conditions. Cold temperatures can
ABC
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A-B-C Switch
Set to match
display
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Install Batteries
4 AA Batteries
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Rain Gauge Stabilizer
Remove and discard
Display Setup
3 Write Down the DEVICE ID
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 in order for the units
to synchronize.
12 digit unique ID needed for
online connectivity functions.
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4 Install or Replace Backup
Batteries (optional)
Insert 6 x AA alkaline batteries into
the battery compartment, as shown.
Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in
the battery compartment.
2 Plug Power Adapter into
Electric Outlet
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A-B-C Switch
set to match
sensor
Write Down
DEVICE ID
12 digit number
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Install Backup
Batteries
6 AA Batteries
(optional)
ABC
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Plug in Power
Adapter
IMPORTANT: Batteries are a backup
power source to preserve records
in the event of a power outage.
Power adapter is the recommended
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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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.
Set the Time
1. P
ress the “▲“ or “▼“ buttons until
“SET CLOCK?” is displayed on the
Selectable Category part of the display.
2. Press the “
” button to set the clock.
3. Press the “▲“ or “▼“ buttons to adjust the hour. Note the “AM” and “PM” indicators.
4. Press the “
selection.
” button to confirm hour 5. Press the “▲“ or “▼“ buttons to adjust minutes.
6. Press the “
selection.
” button to confirm minute The clock is now set.
Note: The “ ” stays in
Selectable Categories,
even after setup.
Set the Date
1. P
ress the “▲“ or “▼“ buttons until
“SET DATE?” is displayed on the Selectable
Category part of the display.
2. Press the “
” button to set the date.
3. Press the “▲“ or “▼“ buttons to adjust the month.
4. Press the “
selection.
” button to confirm month 5. Press the “▲“ or “▼“ buttons to adjust the day.
6. Press the “
selection.
” button to confirm day 7. Press the “▲“ or “▼“ buttons to adjust the year.
8. Press the “
selection.
” button to confirm year 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. P
ress the “▲“ or “▼“ buttons until “SET UNITS?”
is displayed on the Selectable Category part of
the display.
2. Press the “
” button to set the unit preference.
3. P
ress the “▲“ or “▼“ buttons to select “STAND”
for standard or “METRIC” for metric units.
4. Press the “
” button to confirm your selection.
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ext, you will see “WIND MPH”. Press the
“▲“ or “▼“ buttons to select MPH, KPH, or
KNOTS for wind speed units.
6. Press the “
” button to confirm your selection.
Units are now set.
Set Language
To select between English (default) or French for the display language:
1. P
ress the “▲“ or “▼“ buttons until “SET LANG?” is displayed on the
Selectable Category part of the display.
2. Press the “
” button to set the language preference.
3. Press the “▲“ or “▼“ buttons to select the desired language.
4. Press the “
” button to confirm your selection.
Language is now set.
Note: Display reverts to English language when display runs out of power or is
reset.
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Placement for Maximum Accuracy
AcuRite sensors are sensitive to surrounding environmental conditions. Proper
placement of both the display and the sensor are critical to the accuracy and
performance of this product.
Display Placement
Place the display 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 stands upright for
tabletop use or is wall-mountable.
5-in-1 Sensor Placement
The 5-in-1 sensor is designed to remain outdoors all year long.
Choose an open location with no obstructions above or around
the sensor for the most accurate measurements.
Important Placement Guidelines
Display 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.).
LOCATE AWAY FROM HEAT SOURCES
Position sensor away from heaters, air conditioners, chimneys, exhaust vents,
asphalt and concrete (surfaces that radiate heat).
LOCATE AWAY FROM HUMIDITY SOURCES
Avoid installing the sensor near pools, spas, or other bodies of water. Water
sources may impact humidity accuracy.
LOCATE AWAY FROM SPRINKLER HEADS
DO NOT install the sensor where it will be sprayed by a sprinkler system. This
may force water inside the sensor.
LOCATE AWAY FROM WIND & RAIN OBSTRUCTIONS
DO NOT mount the sensor with obstructions around it.
Consider a location that is a wide open area, with few
structures around to ensure accurate wind measurement.
Visit us online to view installation photos and
video, or learn more about AcuRite technology:
www.AcuRite.com/5in1
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View Video
5-in-1 Sensor Installation Guidelines
INSTALLATION HEIGHT Mount the sensor at least 5 feet (1.5 meters) off the
ground in an open area. Higher is better for wind measurement- the National
Weather Service recommends 33 feet (10 meters) high!
MOUNTING OPTIONS The included mounting bracket is designed to screw
directly onto wooden posts or surfaces that are 2”x 4” or larger. The sensor
can also be mounted directly to 3/4” steel pipe (available at hardware stores
and home centers).
LEVEL INSTALLATION Use the bubble level
on the top of the sensor to ensure level
installation for accurate wind and rain
measurement.
SOLAR CELL INSTALLATION Install the
NO OBSTRUCTIONS
ABOVE OR AROUND
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SOU
sensor with the solar cell facing SOUTH.
This ensures the cell receives as much sun
as possible and orients wind direction.
5-in-1 Sensor Installation
1. F
asten mounting base (included) to a post
or pole (not included) using the 4 longer
screws included in the hardware bag.
2. Insert the mounting base into the hole
on the bottom of the sensor.
3. Make sure the arrows on the top of the
sensor are pointed in the proper direction
and the bubble level is centered. The
solar cell should be facing south to
properly orient the wind direction.
4. F
asten the sensor into the mounting base
using the 2 shorter screws included in the hardware bag.
(1.5 meters)
The 5-in-1 sensor is now ready to use.
Clear Data Collected During Installation
When installation is complete, clear erroneous data from the display by
pressing the “CLEAR TODAY” button, on the back of the display inside the
battery compartment. This button will clear data recorded since 12:00 am.
Basic Setup is Complete
The 5-in-1 sensor will now synchronize with the display. It may take a few
minutes for synchronization to complete. If both or one of the units appear to
be functioning improperly, please refer to the troubleshooting section.
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PC Connect
PC Connect works with PCs to provide access to your Weather Center data in the
following ways:
• Data File: The display logs (or stores) data so that you can download it to a CSV (comma separated values) data file on your PC.
• Web Browser or Smartphone: Monitor sensor data remotely using AcuRite’s
free AcuRite online software, or from a mobile device using the free AcuRite
app, available from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
• Weather Underground: This weather station is compatible for streaming data to the Weather Underground Personal Weather Station Network. For more information, navigate to: www.acurite.com > Support > Downloads
USB Mode
To set up PC Connect, you must first select mode 3 on your display to gain access to all
functionality. Modes 1, 2 and 4 are not used for the PC Connect software.
1. Press the “▲“ or “▼“ buttons until “SET USB MODE?” is displayed on the Selectable Category part of the display.
2. Press the “ ” button to set the mode preference.
3. Press the “▲“ or “▼“ buttons to select USB mode #3.
4. Press the “
is now set.
” button to confirm your selection. PC Connect USB Mode Download the Software
The PC Connect software is available online as a free download. A manual (PDF) is
included with the software download.
Before setting up the PC Connect software, verify that the display
is ON with the power adapter plugged in. Next,
connect the mini-USB (small end of the cable) into the
USB port on the display, located inside the battery
compartment.
1 www.acurite.com > Support > Downloads
2
3
Download PC Connect software to your computer by visiting:
Open the file that was downloaded in step 1 and follow the on-screen
instructions to install the software.
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After PC Connect is installed on the computer, the initial configuration will
begin automatically. Select where to save weather data downloaded from the
display. By default, this will create a folder on the computer.
When prompted by the software to plug in the display, connect the
USB (larger end of the cable) into a USB port on the computer.
PC Connect is installed and ready for use.
Follow the instructions within the PC Connect app
to complete setup and begin using the software.
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(PC)
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.
STORM
LIKELY
PARTLY
CLOUDY
RAIN
LIKELY
CLOUDY
SNOW
LIKELY
CHANCE OF MIXED
RAIN & SNOW
View the complete list of icons at www.AcuRite.com/acurite-icons
Weather Select
= Heat Index
Features weather data groups
shown at right. To change
“Weather Select” category,
press the selection arrow
button just to the left of the
weather select display area.
= Dew Point
= Wind Chill
= Indoor Conditions
= Rainfall Rate (in./hour)
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
Subtle variations in barometric pressure greatly affect the weather. This
weather center displays the current pressure with an arrow icon to indicate the
direction the pressure is trending (FALLING, STEADY, or RISING).
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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 screen.
You can manually cycle through all the available messages by pressing “
button.
”
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.
2. Press the “
” button to set the speed preference.
3. Press the “▲“ or “▼“ buttons to select a speed: SLOW, NORMAL, or FAST.
4. Press the “
” 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 “
2.
” button to manually cycle through each message available.
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
Add message
to cycle
Programmable Weather Alarms
Each Selectable Weather Category features an alarm option. When an alarm
sounds, the display 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
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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.
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.
ICON DEFINITIONS
= Alarm On
= Alarm Off
= Adjust Mode
= Low Value
= High Value
BUTTON FUNCTIONS
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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Press to activate or
deactivate an alarm.
Press and hold to set
or adjust an alarm
value.
Troubleshooting
Problem
No outdoor sensor
reception
no bars
Possible Solution
•R
elocate the display and/or the 5-in-1 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 a few minutes for display and sensor to
synchronize after batteries are replaced.
•S
ynchronize the units:
1. B
ring both the sensor and display indoors and
remove power adapter/batteries from each.
2. Reinstall batteries in outdoor sensor.
3. Reinstall power adapter/batteries in display.
4. L et the units sit within a couple feet of each other
for a few minutes to gain a strong connection.
Outdoor
temperature
is flashing or
showing dashes
Flashing of the outdoor temperature may be an
indication of wireless interference.
•M
ake sure the A-B-C switch in the battery
compartments of both the display and sensor are
switched to the same letter. You may choose A, B or
C; but both units must match to sync up. Sometimes
changing to a different channel can help.
Weather Ticker
Hard to Read
• Slow down the speed of the ticker (see page 15).
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? 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 will restart Learning
Mode. After 14 days, forecast should be fairly
accurate, however Learning Mode calibrates for a
total of 33 days.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Solution
Inaccurate
temperature or
humidity
•M
ake sure both the display and 5-in-1 sensor are
placed away from any heat sources or vents
(see page 11).
•M
ake sure both units are positioned away from
moisture sources (see page 11).
•M
ake sure 5-in-1 sensor is mounted at least 5 ft off of
the ground.
• Calibrate indoor and outdoor temperature and
humidity (see page 21).
No rainfall
• Check to ensure the rain gauge stabilizer (plastic tab)
has been removed from the bottom of the sensor (see
page 7).
• Clear debris, such as leaves, out of the rain collector
funnel and debris screen.
• Calibrate the Rain Gauge (see page 22).
Inaccurate wind
readings
•W
hat is wind reading being compared to? Pro
weather stations are typically mounted at 30 ft high
or more. Make sure to compare data using a sensor
positioned at the same mounting height.
•C
heck location of the sensor. Ensure it’s mounted a
minimum of 5 ft in the air with no obstructions around
it (within several feet).
•Ensure wind cups are spinning freely. If they hesitate
or stop try lubricating with graphite powder or spray
lubricant.
USB connectivity
not working
• Verify display is in USB mode 3 (see page 13).
• Unplug USB from display to computer for 20 seconds,
and then plug back in.
•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. Date and time will need to
be entered after a reset.
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. Date and time will need to
be entered after a reset.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Solution
Cannot access data
online or on the
AcuRite mobile app
• Verify under Status that data was received from the
indoor display. The timestamp should update every
18-36 seconds.
• Verify that you created an account or logged into an
existing account at www.MyAcuRite.com or in the
AcuRite app, and that you input the display’s DEVICE
ID as a part of the account setup.
• Verify the PC that the display is connected to is
always powered ON.
• Verify the PC that the display is connected to is
always connected to the internet.
• Verify that the display’s DEVICE ID is entered
correctly in the PC Connect software on your PC.
• Verify that “Sharing” is enabled in the PC Connect
software on your PC.
• Verify that the display’s DEVICE ID is correct in your
www.MyAcuRite.com and/or AcuRite mobile app
account.
• Follow on-screen troubleshooting steps in the
PC Connect software.
No data received from
indoor display
• Verify that the USB cable is securely connected to the
display AND to the PC.
• Verify the display is powered ON.
• Restart the PC Connect software.
• Unplug the USB cable from the PC for 1 minute,
then plug the cable back in again.
• USB port may be malfunctioning, try using a different
USB port.
If your AcuRite product does not operate properly after trying
the troubleshooting steps, visit www.AcuRite.com or call
(844) 228-5465 for assistance.
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Care & Maintenance
Display 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.
5-in-1 Sensor Care
Clean the Sensor
Clean with a soft damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives that will mar the
polished surfaces of the rain collection funnel or the solar cell. Scratches will result in
decreased performance and reliability.
Insect Prevention
Insects may cause obstructions and interrupt data by nesting in or on the 5-in-1 sensor.
To limit this problem, spray sensor with a household insect repellent. Consult the insect
repellent instructions prior to use.
Snow & Freezing Weather
The 5-in-1 sensor will not be damaged by freezing conditions. NOTE: If the rain collector cup fills with snow and then melts, it will register as rain on the display.
Clean the Rain Collector Cup
Remove and empty rain collector debris filter. The debris filter is located in the rain
collector funnel. Remove from the top by gently squeezing and pulling out.
Clean the Wind Vane & Anemometer
Remove foreign matter from the outside of the sensor for free movement of the wind
vane and anemometer. If needed, use a small amount of spray lubricant, clear silicone
or graphite powder on the anemometer for improved movement.
Calibration
Calibrate Temperature & Humidity
The indoor / outdoor temperature and humidity readings can be calibrated on the
display to improve accuracy. Calibration improves accuracy when 5-in-1 sensor
placement or environmental factors impact your data accuracy.
1. Choose 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.
2. Press AND HOLD the “▲“, “▼“ and “
10-15 seconds. ” buttons all at the same time for
• The display beeps, and all display data is hidden except for the value being
calibrated.
•“
” (calibrate) and arrows appear next to the value being calibrated.
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3. Press the “▲“ or “▼“ buttons to calibrate the data value higher or lower from the
actual reading.
4. Press the “
Note: The “
values.
” button to confirm the calibration a
djustment.
” icon remains illuminated next to calibrated
Calibrate the Rain Gauge
The rain gauge on the 5-in-1 sensor can be calibrated to improve accuracy.
Items Needed: 5-in-1 sensor, display, plastic cup, pin, screw driver
1. First, ensure 5-in-1 sensor is perfectly level using built-in bubble level.
2. Place display close so you can monitor it during calibration.
3. Make a pin hole in the bottom of a plastic cup. Hold the cup over the rain gauge
and fill it with exactly 1 cup (8oz) of water, allowing the water to drip into the rain
gauge. You should hear the internal buckets tip and see water drain through the rain
gauge.
4. A few seconds after each bucket tip, the display displays rainfall in approximately
0.01” or more increments.
5. The cup of water should take more than 20 minutes to empty; a quicker period will
result in inaccurate calibration. Try to simulate a normal steady rainfall. When cup is
empty of water, display should register 1.06”
Tips
• There should be nearly an equal number of water drops (about 25 water drops)
between bucket tips. If not, adjust the calibration screws on the bottom of the 5-in-1
sensor until an equal number of water drops are tipping the buckets. Then, restart the
calibration procedure.
• If you don’t hear the buckets tipping and see water dripping alternately out of
each drain, there may be an issue with the rain gauge or it’s adjustment. See
Troubleshooting on page 21.
Adjustment
If the rain gauge doesn’t register close to 1.06”, make an EQUAL adjustment to the two
calibration screws on the bottom of the 5-in-1 sensor. Turning screws clockwise increases
rainfall; counter clockwise decreases rainfall.
• To adjust the rainfall reading by 2% turn both screws 1/8 of a turn.
• To adjust the rainfall reading by 4% turn both screws 1/4 of a turn.
• To adjust the rainfall reading by 8% turn both screws 1/2 of a turn.
Watch the video at www.acurite.com/5in1
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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
0.01 inches (0.25 mm) and up
WIRELESS RANGE
330ft / 100m depending on home construction materials
OPERATING FREQUENCY
433 MHz
POWER
Display: 5V, 250mA adapter
6 x AA alkaline batteries (optional)
Sensor: 4 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries
DATA REPORTING
Wind Speed: 18 second updates; Direction: 30 seconds
Outdoor temperature & humidity: 36 second updates
Indoor temperature & humidity: 60 second updates
PC Connect CSV Data Logging: 12 minute intervals
PC Connect to Online Portal/App: 18 seconds
DISPLAY MEMORY
512 kilobytes (not expandable)
PC CONNECT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or higher
Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7; 1 GHz or faster processor; 1 GB
(32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) of RAM; available USB port
High speed internet is required for some advanced
features of PC Connect, such as Weather Underground
Rapid Fire 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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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:
(844) 228-5465
Visit us at www.AcuRite.com
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PRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED
TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Register online to receive 1 yearwarranty protection
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Limited 1 Year Warranty
AcuRite is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chaney
Instrument Company. For purchases of AcuRite
products, AcuRite provides the benefits and services set
forth herein. For purchases of Chaney products, Chaney
provides the benefits and services set forth herein.
We warrant that all products we manufacture under this
warranty are of good material and workmanship and, when
properly installed and operated, will be free of defects for a
period of one year from the date of purchase.
Any product which, under normal use and service, is proven
to breach the warranty contained herein within ONE YEAR
from date of sale will, upon examination by us, and at our sole
option, be repaired or replaced by us. Transportation costs and
charges for returned goods shall be paid for by the purchaser.
We hereby disclaim all responsibility for such transportation
costs and charges. This warranty will not be breached, and we
will give no credit for products which have received normal
wear and tear not affecting the functionality of the product,
been damaged (including by acts of nature), tampered,
abused, improperly installed, or repaired or altered by others
than our authorized representatives.
We expressly disclaim all liability for special, consequential,
or incidental damages, whether arising in tort or by contract
from any breach of this warranty. Some states do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
We further disclaim liability from personal injury relating to
its products to the extent permitted by law. By acceptance of
any of our products, the purchaser assumes all liability for the
consequences arising from their use or misuse. No person, firm
or corporation is authorized to bind us to any other obligation
or liability in connection with the sale of our products.
Furthermore, no person, firm or corporation is authorized
to modify or waive the terms of this warranty unless done in
writing and signed by a duly authorized agent of ours.
In no case shall our liability for any claim relating to our
products, your purchase or your use thereof, exceed the
original purchase price paid for the product.
Applicability of Policy
This Return, Refund, and Warranty Policy applies only to
purchases made in the United States and Canada. For
purchases made in a country other than the United States or
Canada, please consult the policies applicable to the country in
which you made your purchase.
Remedy for breach of this warranty is limited to repair or
replacement of the defective item(s). If we determine that repair
or replacement is not feasible, we may, at our option, refund
the amount of the original purchase price
Additionally, this Policy applies only to the original purchaser
of our products. We do cannot and do not offer any return,
refund, or warranty services if you buy products used or from
resale sites such as eBay or Craigslist.
THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED WARRANTY IS THE SOLE WARRANTY
FOR THE PRODUCTS AND IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES
OTHER THAN THE EXPRESS WARRANTY SET FORTH HEREIN
ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE.
Governing Law
This Return, Refund, and Warranty Policy is governed by the
laws of the United States and the State of Wisconsin. Any
dispute relating to this Policy shall be brought exclusively in the
federal or State courts having jurisdiction in Walworth County,
Wisconsin; and purchaser consents to jurisdiction within the
State of Wisconsin.
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