Instructions / Assembly

Instructions / Assembly
Instruction Manual
5-in-1 PRO Weather Sensor
model 06014RM
Package Contents
1. 5-in-1 PRO Weather Sensor
2. Mounting Hardware
3. Sensor Mounting Bracket
4. Instruction Manual
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Features & Benefits
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5-IN-1 SENSOR
1. R
ainfall Collector Funnel
5. T emperature & Humidity Sensors
(internal)
2. Solar Cell Panels
Converts sunlight into power to run
internal aspirating fan.
6. Mounting Point
(not shown)
Draws ambient air into sensor to reduce solar radiation heating, resulting in more accurate temperature measurement.
8. Wind Direction Vane
7. W
ind Speed Anemometer
Internal Aspirating Fan
9. Mounting Bracket
10. Mounting Hardware
includes anchors & screws.
Qty
Diameter Length
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#4 3/4”
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#4 1/2”
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#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
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Pre-installed to prevent debris from entering the rain gauge.
SETUP
5-in-1 Sensor Setup
1 Set the A-B-C Switch
The 5-in-1 sensor requires lithium
batteries in low temperature
conditions. Cold temperatures can
cause alkaline batteries to function
improperly. Use lithium batteries in
the 5-in-1 sensor for temperatures
below -4ºF / -20ºC.
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 choice for both the
sensor and the companion unit (not
included) 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.
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.
ABC
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A-B-C Switch
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Install Batteries
4 AA Batteries
Rain Gauge Stabilizer
Remove and discard
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 the sensor is critical to the accuracy and performance of this
product.
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
Sensor must be within 330 feet (100 m) of companion unit (not included).
MAXIMIZE WIRELESS RANGE
lace sensor away from large metallic items, thick walls, metal surfaces, or
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other objects that may limit wireless communication.
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.
Learn more at: 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.
NO OBSTRUCTIONS
ABOVE OR AROUND
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SOU
SOLAR CELL INSTALLATION Install the
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.
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.
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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, companion unit, plastic cup, pin, screw driver
1. First, ensure 5-in-1 sensor is perfectly level using built-in bubble level.
2. Use compatible companion unit or AcuRite software to monitor 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 companion unit 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, companion unit 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.
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/5n1
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product available and contact us in any of the following ways:
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Specifications
TEMPERATURE RANGE
Outdoor: -40ºF to 158ºF; -40ºC to 70ºC
HUMIDITY RANGE
Outdoor: 1% to 99%
WIND SPEED
0 to 99 mph; 0 to 159 kph*; 0 to 86.03 knots
WIND DIRECTION INDICATORS 16 points
RAINFALL
Measured in inches (in) or millimeters (mm)*
WIRELESS RANGE
330 ft / 100 m depending on home construction materials
OPERATING FREQUENCY
433 MHz
POWER
4 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries
DATA REPORTING
Wind Speed: 18 second updates; Direction: 30 second updates
Outdoor temperature & humidity: 36 second updates
* Refer to the manual for the companion unit (display, software, etc.) to determine the types of
measurements included.
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.
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 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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Instruction Manual
Display for 5-in-1 Weather Sensor
model 06037
Package Contents
1. Display with Tabletop Stand
2. Power Adapter
3. USB Cable
4. Instruction Manual
This product requires an AcuRite 5-in-1 Weather Sensor
(sold separately) to be operational.
IMPORTANT
PRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED
TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Register online to receive 1 yearwarranty protection
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Questions? Contact Customer Support at
(844) 228-5465 or visit www.AcuRite.com.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Features & Benefits
Display
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1. Previous 2 Wind Directions
2. Backlight Button
19.
Button
For setup preferences.
20.SET Button
For momentary backlight and
dimmer settings.
For setup preferences.
3. Current Wind Speed
4. Current Wind Direction
5. Current Indoor Temperature
21.
Button
For setup preferences.
22.SELECT Button
Press to change the WEATHER
SELECT category data being
displayed.
Arrow icon indicates direction
temperature is trending.
6. Display Low Battery Indicator
7. Peak Wind Speed
23.Weather TickerTM
24.Heat Index/ Wind Chill Alert
Indicator
Highest speed from the last
60 minutes.
Activates when heat index rises over
90ºF (32ºC) or when wind chill drops
below -17ºF (-27ºC).
8. Current Indoor Humidity
Arrow icon indicates direction
humidity is trending.
25.Learning Mode Icon
9. Wind Speed Alert Indicator
Disappears after weather forecast
self-calibration is complete.
Activates when wind speed is over
50 mph.
26.WEATHER SELECT
10.Clock
11.Heavy Rainfall Warning Icon
Displays heat index, dew point, wind
chill, feels like, days with rain this
month, and days since last recorded
rainfall.
Activated when over 1 inch of rainfall
is recorded in 2 hours or less.
27.Date
28.Current Outdoor Humidity
12.AUTO DIM Indicator
Indicates display is in auto-dimming
brightness mode (see page 6).
Arrow icon indicates direction
humidity is trending.
13.Current Rainfall
Rainfall recorded since 12:00am.
29.Average Wind Speed
14.12 to 24 Hour Weather Forecast
Average wind speed over the past
2 minutes.
Self-Calibrating Forecasting pulls data
from your 5-in-1 sensor to generate
your personal forecast.
30.5-in-1 Sensor Signal Strength
31.Sensor Low Battery Indicator
32.Current Outdoor Temperature
Arrow icon indicates direction
15.Storm Alert Indicator
Activates when barometric pressure
drops.
temperature is trending.
16.Month/Year/All-Time Rainfall
17.Current Barometric Pressure
33.Calibration Indicator
Appears next to calibrated values.
Arrow icon indicates direction
pressure is trending.
18.RAINFALL Button
Press to change the RAINFALL
data being displayed (Month, Year,
All-Time).
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Back of Display
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DEVICE ID
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BACK OF DISPLAY
7. CLEAR RECORD/ RESET BUTTON
Press and release to clear data recorded since 12:00 am. Press and HOLD for full reset to factory defaults.
1. Plug-in for Power Adapter
2. Plug-in for USB Cable
3. Integrated Hang Hole
For easy wall mounting.
8. Power Adapter
9. USB Cable for PC Connection
4. DEVICE ID
12 digit unique ID required for online connectivity functions.
10. Battery Compartment Cover
(not shown)
5. Backup Battery Compartment
6.
A-B-C Switch
ID code that must match 5-in-1 sensor’s A-B-C switch to ensure units synchronize.
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SETUP
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 3 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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1
A-B-C Switch
set to match
sensor
Write Down
DEVICE ID
12 digit number
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Install Backup
Batteries
3 AA Batteries
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 & Units
Press the “SET” button, located on the front of the display, to enter SET MODE.
Once in set mode, the preference you are currently setting will blink on the
display.
To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “T“ or
“V “ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
To save your adjustments, press and release the “ SE T ” button again to adjust
the next preference. The preference set order is as follows:
TOP DISPLAY:
CLOCK HOUR
CLOCK MINUTE
CALENDAR MONTH
CALENDAR DATE
CALENDAR YEAR
TEMPERATURE UNITS (ºF or ºC)
WIND SPEED UNITS (MPH, KPH, Knots)
RAINFALL UNITS (in or mm)
PRESSURE UNITS (inHg or hPa)
TICKER DISPLAY:
LANGUAGE (English, French, Spanish)
WEATHER TICKER SPEED (SLOW, MEDIUM, FAST)
PC CONNECT MODE (1, 2, 3, 4)
You will automatically exit SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 20 seconds.
Enter setup mode at any time by pressing the “ SE T ” button.
Display Backlight Settings
This weather station’s color display features three different lighting settings:
High (100%) brightness, Medium (60%) brightness and Low (30%) brightness.
Using battery power alone, the backlight is available momentarily for 10
seconds by pressing the “ ” button.
When display is powered with the power adapter, backlight remains on at
100% brightness. Press “ ” button once to dim to 60% brightness; press again
to dim to 30%, press a 3rd time to enter “AUTO DIM” mode. “AUTO DIM” will
appear below the time.
AUTO DIM MODE: Automatically adjusts display brightness based on time of day & year.
MARCH 11- NOVEMBER 4
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. = 100% brightness
9:01 p.m. - 5:59 a.m.= 30% brightness
NOVEMBER 5 - MARCH 10 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.= 100% brightness
7:01 p.m. - 7:29 a.m. = 30% brightness
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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.
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, computer,
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microwave, radio, etc.).
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.While in normal viewing mode, press and release the “SET” button until
“PC CONNECT MODE” appears on the Weather TickerTM screen.
2.Press and release the “T“ or “V “ buttons to select mode 3.
3.Press the “SET” button to confirm your selection. PC Connect USB Mode is now set.
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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.
PC Connect software to your computer by visiting:
1 Download
www.acurite.com > Support > Downloads
Open the file that was downloaded in step 1 and follow the on-screen
2 instructions
to install the software.
After PC Connect is installed on the computer, the initial configuration will
3 begin
automatically. Select where to save weather data downloaded from the
display. By default, this will create a folder on the computer.
prompted by the software to plug in the display, connect the
4 When
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
Weather Select displays data including wind chill, dew point, heat index, feels
like, days with rain this month, and days since last recorded rainfall. To change
the “Weather Select” category shown, press the “SELECT” button on the front
of the display.
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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Rainfall Tracking
This weather station features enhanced tracking of historical rainfall data. Rain
accumulation data is recorded for today, over all-time, by year, by month, and
by rainfall event.
icon is shown
Press the “RAINFALL” button to review rainfall records. The
on the display while historical data is being viewed.
Records are shown in the following order:
PREVIOUS RAINFALL #1*
PREVIOUS RAINFALL #2*
PREVIOUS RAINFALL #3*
CURRENT MONTH TOTAL RAINFALL
PREVIOUS MONTH TOTAL RAINFALL
2 MONTHS AGO TOTAL RAINFALL
CURRENT YEAR TOTAL RAINFALL
PREVIOUS YEAR TOTAL RAINFALL
ALL-TIME TOTAL RAINFALL (date shown is start date of the all-time total;
the date the display was powered on)
TOTAL RAINFALL
FOR DATE SHOWN
CURRENT YEAR
TOTAL RAINFALL
TOTAL RAINFALL
FOR MONTH SHOWN
PREVIOUS YEAR
TOTAL RAINFALL
ALL-TIME
TOTAL RAINFALL
*Previous rainfall is the amount of rain recorded from 12:00am to 11:59pm on
the date shown.
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Weather Ticker ™
The Weather Ticker automatically flashes your real-time weather information
and alerts as text in the lower part of the display screen.
The possible WEATHER TICKER messages are as follows:
HEAT INDEX-XX
WINDCHILL-XX
DEW POINT-XX
IT FEELS LIKE XX OUTSIDE
7 DAY HIGH TEMP. XX- MM/DD
7 DAY LOW TEMP. XX- MM/DD
30 DAY HIGH TEMP. XX- MM/DD
30 DAY LOW TEMP. XX- MM/DD
ALL TIME HIGH TEMP. XXX...RECORDED MM/DD/YY
ALL TIME LOW TEMP. XXX...RECORDED MM/DD/YY
24 HOUR TEMP. CHANGE +XX
ALL TIME HIGH WIND XX MPH...RECORDED MM/DD/YY
7 DAY AVERAGE WIND XX MPH
TODAY’S AVERAGE WIND XX MPH
MOON- NEW
MOON- WAXING CRESCENT
MOON- FIRST QUARTER
MOON- WAXING GIBBOUS
MOON- FULL
MOON- WANING GIBBOUS
MOON- LAST QUARTER
MOON- WANING CRESCENT
INDOOR HUMIDITY OK
INDOOR HUMIDITY HIGH
INDOOR HUMIDITY LOW
NEW LOW TEMP. RECORD XX
NEW HIGH TEMP. RECORD XX
NEW WIND RECORD TODAY XX
CURRENT RAINFALL X.XX/HR.
RAIN EVENT STARTED XX HRS. AGO
SENSOR BATTERIES LOW
DISPLAY BATTERIES LOW
SENSOR SIGNAL LOST...CHECK BATTERIES AND PLACEMENT
CAUTION- HEAT INDEX IS XXX
CAUTION- WIND CHILL IS XXX
CALIBRATION
DATA LOGGER FULL...CONNECT TO PC TO TRANSFER
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Troubleshooting
Problem
No outdoor sensor
reception
no bars
Outdoor
temperature
is flashing or
showing dashes
Inaccurate forecast
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.
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.
•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 7).
•M
ake sure both units are positioned away from
moisture sources (see page 7).
•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 15).
No rainfall
• Check to ensure the rain gauge stabilizer (plastic tab)
has been removed from the bottom of the sensor.
• Clear debris, such as leaves, out of the rain collector
funnel and debris screen.
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.
• Check 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 7).
• 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 and holding the CLEAR
RECORD/ 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 power adapter is plugged into the
display and an electrical outlet.
•R
eset the display by pressing and holding the CLEAR
RECORD/ 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.
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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.
Calibration
The indoor / outdoor temperature and humidity readings, and barometric
pressure can be calibrated on the display to improve accuracy. Calibration can
improve accuracy when sensor placement or environmental factors impact the
data accuracy.
1. To access calibration mode, press AND HOLD the “T”, “SE T ”, and “V ”
buttons simultaneously for at least 5 seconds.
2. To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “T“
or “V “ buttons to calibrate the data value higher or lower from the actual
reading.
3. To save your adjustments, press and release the “ SE T ” button to adjust the
next preference. The “ ” icon will remain illuminated next to calibrated
values.
The preference set order is as follows:
OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE
OUTDOOR HUMIDITY
INDOOR TEMPERATURE
INDOOR HUMIDITY
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE (must be set to MANUAL mode to calibrate)*
*To change from AUTO to MANUAL pressure mode and vice versa, press
AND HOLD the “SET” button for at least 10 seconds. The display indicates
the current pressure mode selected,“AUTO” or “MANUAL”.
After 20 seconds of inactivity, the display will save the adjustments and exit
calibration mode. Note: Calibrations will be erased if the display is reset or if
batteries are removed and the power adapter is unplugged.
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Specifications
DISPLAY’S BUILT-IN
TEMPERATURE SENSOR
RANGE
32ºF to 122ºF; 0ºC to 50ºC
DISPLAY’S BUILT-IN
HUMIDITY SENSOR RANGE
1% to 99%
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
5V, 250mA adapter
3 x AA alkaline batteries (optional)
DATA REPORTING
Wind Speed: 18 second updates; Direction: 36 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 10 / 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
► Installation
Videos
► Register
your Product
► Instruction
Manuals
► Support
User Forum
► Replacement
Parts
► Submit
IMPORTANT
Feedback & Ideas
PRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED
TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Register online to receive 1 yearwarranty protection
www.AcuRite.com
Limited 1-Year Warranty
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.
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 further disclaim liability from personal injury relating to
our 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.
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.
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 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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Weather
Stations
Temperature
& Humidity
Weather
Alert Radio
Kitchen
Thermometers
& Timers
Clocks
It’s More than Accurate, it’s
AcuRite offers an extensive assortment of precision instruments,
designed to provide you with information you can depend on to
Plan your day with confidence™.
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Printed in China
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the Chaney Instrument Co., Lake Geneva, WI 53147. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. AcuRite uses patented technology.
Visit www.AcuRite.com/patents for details.
smartHUB
1
(not included)
7
1
2
3
2
5
Connect the Ethernet cable to the smartHUB
and flip up the antenna.
6
1A2B3C4D5E6F
WRITE DOWN THE smartHUB Device ID;
printed on the bottom of the device.
FLIP UP
You will need this when adding the
smartHUB to your account.
smartHUB
4
DEVICE ID
3
4
Connect the Ethernet cable
to your network router.*
Plug In the power adapter.
The smartHUB will take a
minute to start up.
5
WAIT
PLUG IN
CONNECT ROUTER
During startup,
the blue status
lights will illuminate.
POWER
ON
After powering on your smartHUB, it will connect to the
My AcuRite servers and download available firmware
updates. This may take up to 30 minutes.
READY
!
WAIT
NETWORK
STATUS
LIGHT
FLASHING
Automatically DOWNLOADING
latest software updates.
DO NOT UNPLUG CABLES
6
• “Always-on” Internet
connection
CONNECT smartHUB
PACKAGE CONTENTS
1. Flip-Up Antenna
2. Power Adapter Port
3. Ethernet Port
4. Network Status Light
5. Sensor Status Light
6. Ethernet Cable
7. Power Adapter
• Network router with an
available Ethernet port
• At least one compatible
AcuRite sensor
WHAT YOU NEED
ACTIVATE smartHUB
NETWORK
STATUS
LIGHT
SOLID
When Network Status Light stops
flashing (is solid), you are
READY for the next step.
7
CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT
After the firmware update is complete and the
Network Status Light is solid, press and hold the
ACTIVATE button for 4 seconds to begin
communication with the My AcuRite servers.
PRESS AND HOLD
for 4 seconds
Create your account and register your smartHUB at www.MyAcuRite.com or within the AcuRite mobile
app. Note: It may take up to 10 minutes for the smartHUB to communicate with the My AcuRite servers.
The Network Status Light will remain solid,
indicating normal operation.
E6F
1A2B3C4D5
OR
www.MyAcuRite.com
AcuRite APP
smartHUB
What do the smartHUB
lights mean?
The smartHUB features integrated
status lights - similar to your
network router, these lights help
you determine the status of the
smartHUB:
NETWORK
STATUS
LIGHT
smartHUB State
Network Status Light
Sensor Status Light
Working normally
Flashes for 1 second each
time a reading is sent
Solid steady light
Downloading firmware updates
Flashes rapidly
Solid steady light
No sensor readings
Solid steady light
Flashes rapidly
No network (Internet) connection
Flashes rapidly in
30 second intervals
Solid steady light
No power
Off
Off
power applied, network (Internet)
connection, receiving sensor readings
SENSOR
STATUS
LIGHT
smartHUB has not received a reading
for more than 60 seconds
TROUBLESHOOTING
smartHUB is not recognized when
adding to My AcuRite account
Possible Solutions:
• Allow up to ten minutes for the smartHUB
device ID to be activated with
www.MyAcuRite.com.
• Make sure you entered the Device ID
correctly. Verify the 12-digit Device ID located
on the bottom side of the smartHUB and
re-enter on My AcuRite.
• Verify the smartHUB has a network (Internet)
connection. If the Network Status Light flashes
rapidly in 30 second intervals, this indicates
there is no Internet connection.
• Unplug the smartHUB power adapter, wait
ten seconds, then plug back in.
smartHUB Sensor Status Light is
continuously flashing rapidly
When the Sensor Status Light is continuously
flashing rapidly, the smartHUB has not received
a sensor reading for more than 60 seconds.
When the Network Status Light flashes rapidly
in 30 second intervals, the smartHUB cannot
establish a network (Internet) connection:
Possible Solutions:
• Make sure the sensor is in wireless range - all
sensors should be no more than 330 feet
(100 meters) from the smartHUB.
Possible Solutions:
• Make sure the Ethernet cable is firmly
connected. The cable may be defective
and need to be replaced.
• Make sure DHCP is enabled on your router.
Most routers have DHCP enabled by default.
• Check your network router settings. If MAC
address filtering security has been enabled,
your router may be ignoring the outbound
communication from the smartHUB. Consult
your network router’s instruction manual or
contact the manufacturer for more
information. NOTE: The smartHUB Device ID
is its MAC address.
• The Ethernet port on your router may be
malfunctioning. Try connecting the cable to
a different port.
• Make sure the sensor batteries are installed
correctly. Batteries may need to be replaced.
• Make sure the smartHUB is located at least
3 feet away from "noisy" electronic devices,
including TVs and microwaves. Avoid locations
that are near large stone or concrete surfaces
and metallic surfaces.
HAVING PROBLEMS?
We’re Here to Help!
If your AcuRite product does not operate properly after trying the troubleshooting steps,
visit www.AcuRite.com or call (844) 228-5465 for assistance.
Visit us online
smartHUB has no network
(Internet) connection
www.AcuRite.com
U.S. based support
• Installation Videos
• User Support Forum
• Register your Product
• Replacement Parts
AcuRite customer support is committed to
providing you with best-in-class service.
• Instruction Manuals
• Submit Feedback
& Ideas
(844) 228-5465
IMPORTANT
Product must be registered to receive warranty
service. Register online to receive 1 year
warranty protection at www.AcuRite.com.
FCC Statement
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.
This device complies with Industry Canada license-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Additionally, this Policy applies only to the original purchaser of our products. We 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.
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.
©Chaney Instrument Co. All rights reserved. AcuRite is a registered trademark of the Chaney
Instrument Co., Lake Geneva, WI 53147. All other trademarks and copy-rights are the property
of their respective owners. AcuRite uses patented technology.
09150M INST 071816
Visit www.AcuRite.com/patents for details.
PC Connect for Windows/Mac
Instruction Manual
Store, Track & Share Readings
©2016 Chaney Instrument Co. AcuRite and My AcuRite are registered trademarks of Chaney Instrument Co., Lake Geneva, WI 53147. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved. AcuRite uses patented technology. Visit www.AcuRite.com/patents for details. v.10/31/2016
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All rights reserved.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. The software described in this
document is furnished under a license agreement or nondisclosure agreement. The software
may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of those agreements. No part of this
publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise, for any purpose, without the prior written
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CONTENTS
PC Connect Features
Status
4
Data Transfer
4
Preferences
5
Weather Sharing
5
Always-on Connection
5
Set up PC Connect
Install PC Connect
7
Connect Indoor Display
9
Set up Weather Sharing
10
Set up Data Transfers
12
Set Display Units
14
Set Reading Calibration
15
Set Barometric Pressure Adjustment
16
Set Always-On Connection
17
View PC Connect Status
18
PC Connect Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I set the USB Mode in PC Connect?
19
How often is my data sent from PC Connect to Weather
Underground when Rapid Fire Updating is enabled?
19
Does PC Connect have a software auto-update feature?
19
Cannot write to the Data Transfer CSV file when the file is open
19
Connect with Support
Visit our online support
20
Talk with a support representative
20
Activate Warranty
20
Join the AcuRite Community Forum
20
PC Connect Features
PC Connect provides an easy method to share the readings collected by a single 5-in-1 Weather Station with My
AcuRite and Weather Underground, and store readings on your computer.
Status
The Status section provides a summary of the setup, connection, and sharing statuses. From here, you can quickly
identify if everything is working as expected or if there is an issue with the setup or a connection.
Data Transfer
You can set up PC Connect to transfer the readings collected by your 5-in-1 Weather Station to a CSV file saved
locally on your computer. The readings can be either manually transferred or set up to be automatically transferred
based on a set schedule.
4
PC Connect for Windows/Mac
Preferences
You can set how reading units are displayed in the Data Transfer CSV file and set reading calibrations. When sensor
placement or an environmental factor may impact readings, setting a reading calibration can improve accuracy and
barometric pressure can be adjusted for altitude. Calibrated readings and pressure adjustments are shared with My
AcuRite and Weather Underground and stored in the Data Transfer CSV file.
Weather Sharing
You can set up PC Connect to share the readings collected by your 5-in-1 Weather Station with My AcuRite and
Weather Underground. From My AcuRite, you can view and monitor your conditions online at anytime from the My
AcuRite mobile app or from www.myacurite.com on your laptop or desktop computer.
To share with Weather Underground, you must have a My AcuRite account and set up sharing to My AcuRite, then
register your AcuRite Weather Station (Personal Weather Station) with Weather Underground to obtain a Station ID
and Password (Station Key).
Always-on Connection
To ensure continuous sharing with My AcuRite and Weather Underground and to allow scheduled Data Transfers, the
PC Connect software must be open on your computer and your computer must be on and have an internet connection
at all times. The PC Connect software can be minimized.
To prevent your computer entering sleep mode, it's recommend to enable the Always-on Connection setting.
5
Set up PC Connect
Installing the PC Connect software is simple, and once installed you can store and share
readings collected by your 5-in-1 Weather Station.
Install PC Connect
Installing the PC Connect software is simple and once installed, you can set up Weather Sharing, Data Transfer, and
other preferences.
Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements
l
PC Connect for Windows: Operating System - Microsoft® Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
l
PC Connect for Mac: Operating System - Mac® OS X Mavericks 10.9 or higher
l
Processor speed - 1 GHz or greater
l
Memory - 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) RAM
l
Available USB port (2.0)
l
Internet connection
How to install the PC Connect software
1. Download the software - PC Connect is available in a Windows and Mac version.
For PC Connect for Windows - go to www.acurite.com > Help > Download Software > My AcuRite - PC
Connect for Windows Download > select Install PC Connect > select Run Now (Run) to install or Save to
install later (from your Downloads location, double-click on PC-Connect-Setup to install).
For PC Connect for Mac - go to www.acurite.com > Help > Download Software > My AcuRite - PC Connect
for Mac Download > select Install PC Connect.
The Install Wizard guides you through the installation steps.
Once installation is complete, you are guided through the Initial Configuration steps.
7
PC Connect for Windows/Mac
1. Select where the Data Transfer CSV files will be saved. By default, they are saved to Documents\AcuRite
Weather Station.
2. If you have CSV files from previous installed versions, select whether you want to move the files to the location
selected in Step 1.
3. Reminder to uninstall - if you have any previous versions of PC Connect installed on your computer, please
uninstall those later.
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Connect Indoor Display
The Indoor Display is the unit that collects and displays the readings from a 5-in-1 Weather Station. The readings are
sent to PC Connect by way of the USB connection between the Indoor Display and your computer.
NOTE
If your Weather Station is model 01025, 01035, 1036, 01525, or 02032 (model number is located on the back
of the Indoor Display), you need to update its MODE setting. From the SET menu located on the front of
Indoor Display, cycle through the settings to USB MODE or PC CONNECT MODE, and press the up arrow
to set the MODE to 3 or 4, and press SET again to save.
How to connect the Indoor Display to your computer
1. Remove the battery compartment cover of the Indoor Display.
2. Using the supplied USB cable, insert the mini-USB connector into the USB port of the Indoor Display and insert the
other end into a USB port on your computer. PC Connect searches for the Indoor Display connection.
3. From the Status section, verify the Indoor Display status changed to Detected.
Once readings are received from the Indoor Display, the Data Received status displays when the last reading data
was received. The timestamp updates each time a reading is received from the Indoor Display.
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Set up Weather Sharing
From PC Connect, you can share the readings collected by your 5-in-1 Weather Station with My AcuRite and Weather
Underground.
To view your readings online on at myacurite.com or from the AcuRite app, you must set up Weather Sharing in PC
Connect. Once set up, create a My AcuRite account (go to www.myacurite.com to create an account) or if you already
have a My AcuRite account, add the Device ID of the Indoor Display to your account.
To share with Weather Underground, you must have a My AcuRite account and enable sharing to My AcuRite in PC
Connect, then register your AcuRite Weather Station (Personal Weather Station) with Weather Underground to obtain
a Station ID and Password (Station Key).
How it works
WARNING
To ensure continuous sharing with My AcuRite and Weather Underground and to allow scheduled Data
Transfers, the PC Connect software must be open on your computer and your computer must be on and have
an internet connection at all times. The PC Connect software can be minimized.
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How to set up Weather Sharing
1. Open the PC Connect software.
2. From the Weather Sharing section, select the check box Share my weather data.
3. From My AcuRite Sharing, enter the 12-character Device ID of the Indoor Display. The Device ID is located on the
back of the unit.
4. Select Share Now. This activates the Device ID with My AcuRite, allowing you to add the Device ID to your My
AcuRite account.
5. Go to myacurite.com or download the AcuRite app from the App Store or the My AcuRite app from Google Play to
create a My AcuRite account. If you have an account, add the PC Connect Display to your account. Once the
Device ID is added to your account, you can set up sharing with Weather Underground.
6. To share with Weather Underground, enter your Weather Underground (WU) Station ID and Password
(Station Key) and select Share Now. Readings are sent in 12-minute intervals to Weather Underground.
7. To share readings with Weather Underground as often as every 18 seconds, select Weather Underground
RapidFire updates. Enabling Rapid Fire Updates may result in significantly more data being sent over your internet
connection.
8. To prevent your computer from entering sleep mode, it's recommended to enable the Always-on Connection
setting.
From the Status section, you can view the status of the sensor readings being sent to My AcuRite and Weather
Underground.
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Set up Data Transfers
You can set up PC Connect to transfer the readings collected by your 5-in-1 Weather Station to a CSV file. The
readings can be manually transferred or set to automatically transfer based on a set schedule.
How it works
WARNING
To avoid a loss of data, do not unplug the Indoor Display or interrupt the data transfer process.
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How to manually transfer data to PC Connect
1. Open the PC Connect software.
2. From the Data Transfer section, select Transfer Now.
3. Select where to save the CSV file.
The data transfer process starts automatically and a notification message appears when complete.
4. Once complete, select Close.
How to set up scheduled data transfers
1. Open the PC Connect software.
2. From the Data Transfer section, select the check box Schedule automatic data transfers.
3. Set the schedule settings.
How often would you like data to transfer?
Select the frequency that readings stored in the Indoor Display are to be transferred to the CSV file. These readings
are stored in 12-minute intervals, and can be set to transfer every 12 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 6 hours, 24
hours, 7 days or every 12 days.
How would you like each data transfer saved?
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New dated file - creates a new timestamped file each time data is transferred.
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Append to a single file - continuously adds new data transfers to a single, cumulative file.
4. By default files are saved to the location set during the installation of PC Connect. To save the file to a new
location, select Choose Location.
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Set Display Units
You can set how reading units are displayed in the Data Transfer CSV file.
How to set display units
1. From the Preferences section, select Display Units (Imperial US/Metric).
2. Set the how units are displayed.
3. Select DONE to save your changes.
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Set Reading Calibration
When sensor placement or an environmental factor may impact readings, setting a reading calibration can improve
accuracy. Calibrated readings aare shared with My AcuRite and Weather Underground, and stored in the Data
Transfer CSV file.
You can set a reading type to a positive or negative degree of calibration. When a reading calibration is adjusted, the
reading is offset by the set amount. For example, setting the temperature calibration to a -10 results in its readings to
be displayed as 10 degrees less.
How to set reading calibrations
1. From the Preferences section, select Calibrate Readings (+/-).
2. Set the reading calibration(s).
3. Select DONE to save your changes.
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Set Barometric Pressure Adjustment
By default, PC Connect transmits Station Pressure, the exact pressure measurement taken by the Indoor Display
internal barometer, which does not include any adjustment for altitude. If pressure is manually adjusted in the PC
Connect software, these pressure adjustments are shared with My AcuRite, Weather Underground, and the Data
Transfer CSV files.
TIP
If you don’t know your current Adjusted Pressure, as long as your Weather Station display has completed the
learning mode, you can enter in the PC Connect software the same adjusted reading as shown on your Weather
Station display.
How to set a barometric pressure adjustment
1. From the Preferences section, select Calibrate Readings (+/-).
2. From the Barometric Pressure setting, set a pressure adjustment in InchesHg. Pressure can be adjusted up to ±10
inHg (338.6 hpa).
3. Select the check box Calibrate Pressure.
4. Select DONE to save your changes.
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Set Always-On Connection
Your computer must always be on with an internet connection to share sensor readings with My AcuRite and Weather
Underground and to allow scheduled data transfers. In addition, the PC Connect software must always be open and
can be minimized.
If your computer enters sleep mode, the Weather Sharing and scheduled Data Transfers do not function. You can set
PC Connect to prevent your computer from going into sleep mode by enabling the Always-on connection setting.
How to set an always-on connection
1. From the Always-on connection section, select the check box Prevent computer from going into sleep mode.
A check mark appears in the check box when enabled.
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View PC Connect Status
The Status section provides a summary of the status for all setup, connection, and sharing. From here, you can
quickly identify everything is working as expected or if there is an issue with the setup or a connection.
Indoor Display connection
Identifies if PC Connect has detected the USB connection with the Indoor Display.
Data Received
Identifies if PC Connect has successfully received data from the Indoor Display, and displays the date and time data
was last received by PC Connect.
My AcuRite Sharing
Indicates if My AcuRite sharing is configured, and if so, the current status of data being shared.
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Setup needed - sharing is not setup, enter Device ID and select Share Now.
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Waiting for data - establishing connection and preparing to send data to My AcuRite.
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Data sending - data sent to My AcuRite.
Weather Underground Sharing
Indicates if My AcuRite sharing is configured, and if so, the current status of data being shared.
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Setup needed - sharing is not setup.
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Waiting for data - establishing connection and preparing to send data to Weather Underground.
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Data sending - data sent to Weather Underground.
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PC Connect Frequently Asked Questions
We have put together some of the most frequently asked questions for the PC Connect software.
Where do I set the USB Mode in PC Connect?
There is no USB mode setting in PC Connect. You may need to set the USB Mode on your Weather Station Indoor
Display unit as indicated below. The model number is located on the back of the Indoor Display.
Weather Station models 02064 and 01536 - there is no USB Mode setting on the display. Simply open the PC
Connect software and connect the Indoor Display to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
Weather Station models 01025, 01035, 01036, 01525 or 02032 - before you connect the Indoor Display to your
computer, from the SET menu on the Indoor Display, cycle through the settings to USB MODE or PC
CONNECT MODE and then using the up arrow set to 3 or 4 and press SET to save the setting.
How often is my data sent from PC Connect to Weather Underground when Rapid
Fire Updating is enabled?
Data is sent to Weather Underground as often as every 18 seconds.
Does PC Connect have a software auto-update feature?
No. Software updates are posted on our web site. To view the latest PC Connect software version, from a web
browser, go to > www.acurite.com > select Support> from the Categories section select Downloads > select PC
Connect Download.
The current version installed on your computer is listed in the lower left corner of the PC Connect software screen
(example v.2.0.0)
Before you install the latest version, be sure to uninstall any earlier versions.
Cannot write to the Data Transfer CSV file when the file is open
If the Data Transfer CSV file is open when a data transfer is scheduled to occur, PC Connect cannot write to the open
file and the data scheduled to be transferred will be lost. To avoid a loss of data, the Data Transfer file must be closed
during scheduled transfers.
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Connect with Support
Need help? We are committed to providing exceptional customer support to each and every customer.
Visit our online support
Our online Knowledge Base provides you with product manuals, installation videos and tutorials, FAQs, and technical
product specifications.
Go to www.acurite.com/support
Talk with a support representative
Our support staff is available to help you find answers to your questions.
Call +1 844 228 5465
Current Support Hours are available at www.acurite.com/support
Activate Warranty
AcuRite Product(s) must be registered to be eligible for warranty benefits.
Go to https://www.acurite.com/product-registration
Join the AcuRite Community Forum
Post questions, share your experience, and collaborate with AcuRite product users and our AcuRite employees.
AcuRite employees engage with this forum to improve our products and services.
Go to https://support.acurite.com/acurite
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