TFA Wireless Weather Station with Wind Meter and Rain Gauge METEOTIME DUO User manual

TFA Wireless Weather Station with Wind Meter and Rain Gauge METEOTIME DUO User manual
METEOTIME DUO
Wireless Weather Station
Instruction manual
Art.No.: 35.1100
Meteotime DUO
Instruction manual
Radio controlled weather station
with professional weather
forecast via DCF 77 signal and
local measuring values via indoor
sensors and wireless outdoor
transmitters
Thank you for choosing this instrument from TFA.
Before you use this product
Please make sure you read the instruction manual carefully.
This information will help you to familiarize yourself with your new device, to learn all of its
functions and parts, to find out important details about its first use and how to operate it and to
get advice in the event of a malfunction.
Following and respecting the instructions in your manual will prevent damage to your
instrument and loss of your statutory rights arising from defects due to incorrect use.
We shall not be liable for any damage occurring as a result of non-following of these
instructions.
Likewise, we take no responsibility for any incorrect readings or for any consequences
resulting from them.
1.1 Display (upper window)
The Meteotime Weather Station LCD display shows:
• Today Weather Information Window
• Tomorrow, One-day-after, and Two-day-after Weather Information
• Information Window which shows Time & Date, Sunrise & Sunset, Cities, and Critical
Weather Information Description.
1.2 Buttons
To enter and edit the weather forecasting settings, make use of the following keys:
2.3.3
2.3
2.3.1
4 LINKING THE WEATHER STATION TO A COMPUTER
Note:
The required PC software can be downloaded free from the download page of the TFA
homepage (www.tfa-dostmann.de). The software’s manual is included within the software.
2.3.4
Possible storage of 3000 sets of data, a set of data is a recording of information at that point in
time from all sensors.
• Install the software with the weather station according to the instructions on the software
manual. Connect the main console unit with the computer using the USB cable provided.
• Minimum system requirement: Windows 98 or above.
Please take particular note of the safety advice!
Please keep this instruction manual safe for future reference.
Troubleshooting
The display will show “---” when the wireless link is lost with the remote sensor for the
following periods:
Thermo-hygro Sensor
– 15 minutes
Anemometer (Wind Sensor)
– 15 minutes
Rain Sensor
– 30 minutes
Check or replace the batteries for the corresponding sensor. Then press and hold the button [▼]
to enforce a search for all remote signals.
If the above does not solve the problem, check the wireless transmission path from the
corresponding sensor to the main console unit and change their locations if necessary.
Although wireless signals can pass through solid objects and walls, the sensor should ideally be
within the line of sight of the console unit.
2.3.2
2.4 SETTING AND VIEWING PARAMETERS
The following may be the cause of reception problems:
- Distance between remote sensor and main console unit too long.
- Signal shielding materials such as metal surfaces, concrete walls or dense vegetation in the
path of transmission.
- Interferences from wireless devices (such as cordless phones, radio headsets, baby listening
devices) and electronic appliances.
Setting the sea level pressure.
Cat. no. 35.1100
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KSPO:0512-16(TFA)
NIL BRAND DV928 MANUAL 2(ENG)
SIZE: W105xH148mm
Material: 80 LBS WF-PAP
Printing Color: BLACK(双面印刷)
BY Lai H Z 17/11/2016 Rev.1
Delivery contents
• Wireless Weather Station
• Thermo-hygro transmitter (cat.-no. 30.3150)
• Anemometer (cat.-no. 30.3149)
• Rain transmitter (cat.-no. 30.3148)
• USB cable
• Instruction manual
For your safety:
• This product is exclusively intended for the range of application described above. The product
should only be used as described within these instructions.
• Unauthorized repairs, alterations or changes to the product are not permitted.
Range of application and all the benefits of your new instrument at a glance
Characteristics and functions:
The METOTIME DUO radio weather station unites the need for a forecasting station with
professional, multi-day weather forecasts across the DCF signal and a classical radio weather
station with its own local sensors and external transmitters.
With its own built-in memory, 3000 weather entries can be stored, which can be saved on a
PC by using a USB gateway, and can be displayed in the software.
Professional weather forecast via DCF 77 Signal
• Professional weather forecast (day/night) with expected highest and lowest temperatures for
90 meteorological regions in Europe
• Daily transmission via DCF signal
• Text display for critical weather situations
• Rain probability
• Wind velocity and direction
• Time for sun rising and setting
• Radio controlled clock with date
Local measuring values via sensors
• Wireless transmission (433 MHz) of outdoor temperature and humidity (range up to 100 m in
free field), quantity of rainfall, wind velocity and direction (up to 30 m in free field) from the
exterior sensors to the display station
• Capable of taking up to 5 outdoor temperature/humidity transmitters, also for the climate
control of remote rooms, e.g. children’s room, wine-cellar, greenhouse
• Indoor temperature and humidity with comfort level indicator of indoor climate
• Absolute and relative atmospheric pressure with 24 hours history
• Bar graph indication of atmospheric pressure, temperature or humidity for the last 24 hours
• Indication of moon phase
• Windchill factor and dew point
• Programmable alarm functions for certain weather conditions, like temperature alarm,
stormwarning
• Maximum and minimum values
• Data memory for 3000 weather records
• PC- interface with analysis software package
• LED Backlight with light sensor (in continuous operation with power adapter)
• For wall mounting or free standing
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Index:
A: Setting up
1. Setting up the remote weather sensors
1.1 Setting up the thermo-hygro sensor(s)
1.2 Setting up the rain sensor
1.3 Setting up the anemometer (wind sensor – solar powered)
2. Setting up the main unit
3. Reception of the outdoor transmitters by the main unit
4. Setting pressure parameters
5. Reception of RC time and METEOTIME weather forecast information
B: Operation
1. METEOTIME forecast information
1.0 Introduction
1.1 Display
1.2 Buttons
1.3 Reception of time and weather data
1.3.1 Reception of time
1.3.2 Reception of weather data
1.3.3 Choosing the installation location
1.3.3.1 Reception test
1.3.3.2 Possible sources of interference
1.3.4 Set time zone, language and contrast
1.3.5 Select the country and city/cities
1.4 How to operate
1.4.1 Switch CITY
SUNRISE & SUNSET TIME
TIME & DATE
1.4.2 Switch DAY WEATHER INFORMATION
NIGHT WEATHER
INFORMATION
1.4.3 Display of more cities
1.4.4 How to personalize a city name
1.4.5 Critical weather information
1.5 Exclusion of warranty for METEOTIME weather information
1.6 Weather symbols
Caution!
Risk of electrocution!
• Plug the base station only into a mains socket installed within electrical safety regulations and
with a 230V mains voltage!
• The mains socket must be installed near the equipment and it must be easily accessible.
• The base station and the power adapter must not come into contact with water or moisture. It
should be operated in dry interiors.
• Do not use the device if the housing or the power adapter are damaged.
• Keep the device out of reach of persons (including children) who cannot fully appreciate the
potential risks of handling electrical equipment.
• Unplug the device immediately if any fault occurs or if the device is not to be used for a long
period of time.
• Please use only the supplied power adapter.
• Connect the lead to the base station first, then plug the power adapter into the mains socket.
• Do not pull the plug out of the mains socket by its lead.
• Route the power adapter lead so that it does not come into contact with sharp-edged or hot
objects.
Caution!
Risk of injury:
• Keep these instruments and the batteries out of reach of children.
• Batteries must not be thrown into a fire, short-circuited, taken apart or recharged. Risk of
explosion!
• Batteries contain harmful acids. Low batteries should be changed as soon as possible to
prevent damage caused by leaking.
• Never use a combination of old and new batteries together, nor batteries of different types.
Wear chemical-resistant protective gloves and safety glasses when handling leaking batteries.
Important information on product safety!
• Do not expose your device to extreme temperatures, vibrations or shocks.
• Protect it from moisture.
• The Thermo-hygro transmitter are splashproof, but not watertight. Should you decide to use
the transmitters in the outdoor area, choose a shady and dry place for them.
SET
- Selected City
Time + Date
Sunrise + Sunset
- Press and HOLD [SET] for 3 second to select your <1> Country, <2> Time Zone,
<3> Language, <4> Contrast of the LCD display
DAY/NIGHT
- Critical Weather Information
Day/Night Weather Status Change
▲
- Increase the value during setting
- Choose one of the pre-selected cities
▼
- Decrease the value during setting
- Choose one of the pre-selected cities
TEST √
- Find the place for the device which has a good reception
- Add the city to the list of your desired cities or remove the city from the list of desired cities
- Edit your home town
MEM
- Personalizing a city name
1.3. Reception of time and weather data
1.3.1 Reception of time
• The time and date appear within a few minutes after inserting batteries in the main station.
Reception indicator for radio-time signal generator:
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Symbol flashing
→Initial reception of date and time
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Symbol on
→ Time and date are current
• Symbol off
→ Time and date have not been updated
1.3.2 Reception of weather data
• The transfer of larger quantities of data for the forecast takes much longer:
In order to receive all data, the station requires 24 hours after start-up.
Reception indicator for weather data
• Symbol
→ Weather data completely received
• Symbol
→ Weather data incomplete
1.3.3 Choosing the installation location
• Similar to a mobile telephone network or radio/TV reception, the reception of the radio-time
receiver may not be perfect in all locations. Just a couple of notes to make sure that your
device works with no problems.
1.3.5 Select the country and city/cities
- Press and Hold [ SET ] for 3 seconds,
is shown in the Information window.
- Press [ ▲ ] or [ ▼ ] key to select the country. For example, you have selected the country
name
(Germany).
- Press [ SET ] key to confirm the Country, and then the information window will show
.
- Press [ ▲ ] or [ ▼ ] key to select the city, and the city name will be shown in the information
window, for example
(Frankfort-on-Main).
- If the city ‘Frankfurt am Main’ is your selection, then press [ TEST √ ] key to confirm. A √
will be shown on top of your selected city, and it will be
and
‘Frankfort-on-Main’ will store into your personal memory list
- Then, you are able to press [ ▲ ] or [ ▼ ] key to select more cities, and then press [ TEST √ ]
key to confirm. You are able to select maximum 5 cities to display. If you want to add more
cities, then
will be shown in the information window.
- Press [ TEST √ ] key to remove the √ , and this city is removed out of your list of preference
cities you have selected.
- Press [ SET ] key to quit, and
will be shown in the information window.
1.4.2 Switch DAY WEATHER INFORMATION
NIGHT WEATHER
INFORMATION
- The unit is preset to show DAY-WEATHER after sunrise time, and NIGHT-WEATHER after
SUNSET time. If the NIGHT-WEATHER is currently shown, the user can press the
[ DAY/NIGHT ] button to see the DAY-Weather (for 10 seconds), or vice verse.
1.4.3 Display of more cities
- If you have selected more than one city, for example Frankfurt am Main, Köln and Münster in
your desired city list, then you are able to press [ ▲ ] or [ ▼ ] key when the Information
window shows the CITY NAME (Press [ SET ] until it displays the city name).
- When you select another city, the sunrise and sunset time and the weather information will be
of this city.
1.1 Setting up the Thermo-Hygro Sensor(s)
1. Open the latch at the base of the thermo-hygro sensor.
2. Set the channel with a slide switch.
3. Insert 2 x “AA” size 1.5V batteries.
4. Replace the latch and mount unit at desired location.
Placement tips:
- The thermo-hygrometer sensor should be in an area with free air circulation and sheltered
from direct sunlight and other extreme weather conditions. Place the unit in a shaded area,
such as under a roof.
- Use the wall mount hole if mounting the unit on a vertical surface.
- Avoid placing the sensor near sources of heat such as chimneys.
- Avoid any areas which collect and radiate heat in the sun, such as metal, brick or concrete
structures, paving, patios and decks.
- Ideally, place the sensor above natural surfaces such as a grassy lawn.
- The international standard height for measurements of air temperature is at 1.25m (4 ft) above
ground level.
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1.3 Setting up the Anemometer (wind sensor-solar powered)
1. Plug the wind wheel on the pin at the bottom of the anemometer. Please note the shape of the
pin. With the enclosed Allen wrench tool tighten the screw through the screw hole.
2. Insert 2 x 1.5 V AA batteries (optional, not included) into the battery compartment in the base,
observing the correct polarity. The anemometer is solar-powered. The batteries will operate as
a backup power source.
3. Insert the adapter into the jack. The rechargeable battery is already installed and now ready to
use.
4. Mount the bracket by using the enclosed mounting material preferably at a mast or on a
vertical surface.
5. To ensure that the main console unit can display the correct wind direction, the wind vane has
to be oriented with its head to the north, while the complete wind vane is in line with the
anemometer’s arm (fin is in line with the anemometer’s arm, tip shows to the other direction).
Use a compass if necessary.
Note: If it is not possible to place the anemometer‘s arm to the north as provided by default, the
wind direction has to be adjusted manually.
i. Insert the backup batteries (where required) and plug the adapter into the jack.
ii. Point the wind vane towards the north. Use a compass if necessary.
iii. Use a pin to press the “SET” key which is in the battery compartment of the wind sensor.
Above procedure must be repeated for changing battery.
Placement tips:
Make sure that the console unit is within receiving range of all remote sensors. Ideally sensors
should be within the line of sight of the console unit. Transmission range may be affected by
trees, metal structures and electronic appliances. Test reception before permanently mounting
your weather station.
Avoid placing the console unit in the following areas:
- Direct sunlight and surfaces which radiate and emit heat.
- Near heating and ventilation devices, such as heating ducts or air conditioners.
- Areas with interference from wireless devices (such as cordless phones, radio headsets, baby
listening devices) and electronic appliances.
Placement tips:
- Check that wind can travel freely around the anemometer and is not distorted by nearby
buildings, trees or other structures.
- The official mounting location for anemometers is 10m (33 ft) above ground level in a clear
unobstructed location.
B. Operation
1. METEOTIME forecast information
1.0 Introduction
Meteotime DUO provides a professional weather forecast for the current and the next three
days. The weather forecasts are made by professional meteorologists and are sent out with the
radio-time signal generator DCF77 in Germany and HBG in Switzerland and can be received in
almost all of Europe. The reception area for the radio-time signal generator is divided into a total
of 90 meteorological regions (60 regions with 4 day forecast, 30 regions with 2 day forecast).
The desired city is simply selected and the respectively current weather forecast for the region is
shown on the display. This gives you a quick overview of the weather situation for the following
days at any time. Updating the weather data is done every day.
2. Setting up the main unit
The console unit measures indoor temperature, humidity, pressure and receives signals from all
remote sensors and the DCF signal for radio controlled time and weather forecasts.
1. Open the latch at the back of the main console unit.
2. Insert 4 x AA size 1.5V batteries according to the polarities shown.
3. Reattach the latch.
4. You are highly recommended to connect the AC/DC adaptor. For the feature of the automatic
backlight control function, the AC/DC adaptor must be used.
5. If placing the console unit on a table or horizontal surface, fold out the table stand and adjust
to the optimal viewing angle.
6. If mounting the console unit on a wall or vertical surface, fold the table stand back into the
unit and use the wall mount hole.
Use the following key for data entry:
KEY
Function
'▲' or '▼'
Selection of a letter
SET
<1> Accept the selected letter and jumps to the next position. OR
<2> If you have not entered any letter (in other words, if only the
cursor is flashing at the last position), confirm the entry with this key
and your place will also be included in the memory with immediate
effect
TEST
One position back in the data entry process
** The place that you have selected to enter your own description will still exist under its own
name.
- Press [ SET ] key to confirm and exit
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Attention:
Waste disposal
This product has been manufactured using high-grade materials and components which can be
recycled and reused.
Never dispose of empty batteries and rechargeable batteries in household waste.
As a consumer, you are legally required to take them to your retail store or to
appropriate collection sites depending on national or local regulations in order to
protect the environment.
The symbols for the heavy metals contained are: Cd=cadmium, Hg=mercury,
Pb=lead
This instrument is labeled in accordance with the EU Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE).
Please do not dispose of this instrument in household waste. The user is obligated
to take end-of-life devices to a designated collection point for the disposal of
electrical and electronic equipment, in order to ensure environmentallycompatible disposal.
2.4.2 TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY PARAMETERS
all channels
No part of this manual may be reproduced without written consent of TFA Dostmann. The
technical data are correct at the time of going to print and may change without prior notice.
The latest technical data and information about your product can be found by entering your
product number on our homepage.
EU declaration of conformity
Hereby, TFA Dostmann declares that the radio equipment type 35.1100 is in compliance with
Directive 2014/53/EU.
The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the following internet address:
www.tfa-dostmann.de
E-Mail: [email protected]
TFA Dostmann GmbH & Co.KG, Zum Ottersberg 12, D-97877 Wertheim, Germany
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2.4.3 RAIN PARAMETERS
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2.4.4 WIND PARAMETERS
This weather station allows the reception of weather data of the private provider Meteotime via
DCF or HGB signal without time limit and additional costs.
Meteotime is responsible for the dispatch and the correctness of the transmitted data.
60 regions with 4 days forecast (390 cities)
30 regions with 2 days forecast (80 cities)
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5. Reception of RC time and METEOTIME weather forecast information
• After installing the batteries the weather station is searching automatically for the time signal
and Meteotime reception signal (“SUCHE SIG./SEARCH SIG”). If the Meteotime signal is
received successfully, in the information window “LAND EINST. /
is shown.
• You can make your settings now or later (see 1.3.4).
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3,000
(back - up)
4. Setting pressure parameters
After batteries were inserted, the HPa/MBar flashes on the display.
In this period you can set the pressure parameters (see 2.5).
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Data Stored
the unit (meter/feet)
3. Reception of the outdoor transmitters by the main unit
Once the main unit is properly powered, the lower display will start showing some data and
weather parameters. Wait for a few minutes for the console to finish self-calibration and for the
sensor readings to show up.
If “ --- ” is still displayed for the sensor reading(s), check the wireless transmission path and the
batteries for the corresponding sensor. You can try to orient the antenna for a better reception.
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433 MHz
< 10mW
the unit (hPa/mBar, mmHg, inHg)
1.5 Exclusion of warranty for METEOTIME weather information
• This weather station is intended for private usage as an indicator for future weather. The
forecasts of this device are to be used as orientation values and do not represent absolute,
precise forecasts.
• The manufacturer or distributor of this weather station assumes no responsibility for incorrect
values or any results that may occur because of these values.
• The weather station is not intended for medical purposes or for the information to the public.
• The manufacturer or distributor has no influence on the transferred weather data or forecasts.
• The capabilities of the weather station depend on the operational functionality of the
transmission media, which the manufacturer or distributor has no influence on. Failures in the
transmission media cannot be ruled out.
2.2 Buttons
To enter and edit the local interior and external sensors, make use of the following keys:
Battery Replacement
• Use alkaline batteries only. Observe correct polarity. Low batteries should be changed soon to
avoid the damage resulting from a leaking battery. Batteries contain harmful acids. Wear
protective glasses and gloves when handling damaged batteries.
Maximum radio-frequency power:
SETTING OF RELATIVE ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE (RECOMMENDED)
• Ask for the present atmospheric pressure of your home area (local weather service, www,
optician, calibrated instruments in public buildings, airport).
1.4.5 Critical weather information
- The Meteotime weather signal contains critical weather information such as gust, frozen rain,
heavy snow, thunder, strong UV, dense fog etc. for today and the coming three days.
- A critical weather alert signal
will be turned on in case that day has critical weather that
the user must know.
- Sometimes there is more than one critical weather information in the 4-days. Press
[ DAY/NIGHT ] key to read the critical weather information one by one. The special icon of
the day will flash when you read the information.
- Press [ SET ] key to go back to the display of CITY
SUNRISE & SUNSET TIME
TIME & DATE.
- If no key is pressed, the critical weather information will toggle to make sure you are aware
of the critical weather details
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Batt. Supply
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the unit (hPa/mBar, mmHg, inHg)
2. Local measuring values via indoor and outdoor sensors
2.1 Display (lower window)
Pressure
- Current or historical pressure (mBar/ hPa, mmHg or inHg)
- Altitude or sea level pressure
- Sea-level pressure history for the last 24 days
- Sea-level pressure history bar chart
Moon phase
- 12 steps of moon symbols
- Scans moon phase for year 2000 to 2099
- Moon phase history for the last or future 39 days
Remote temperate and relative humidity, with trend indication
- Indoor and outdoor temperature and relative humidity display (°C or °F)
- Temperature and relative humidity trend indication
- Dew point display
- Max and Min memory for temperature and relative humidity
Comfort level indicator
- Analyzes current environmental conditions (Comfort, Wet and Dry)
Rainfall measurement
- Records rainfall amount for the last hour, last 24 hours, last day, last week and last month
(inch or mm)
- Daily rainfall alert if rainfall for the current day exceed pre-specified amount
Wind
- Temperature at place of anemometer
- Temperature adjusted to wind chill factor (°C or °F)
- Wind direction compass display. Wind direction angles available as compass points or bearings
- Average wind speed and gust speed (mph, m/s, knots, and km/h)
- Daily Maximum wind speed and gust speed memory
- Wind speed alert for average wind speed and wind gust speed
1.6 Weather symbols
1.2 Setting up the Rain Sensor
1. Unlock the funnel-shaped top of the rain sensor by turning both knobs on the sides of the rain
sensor in an anti-clockwise direction.
2. Lift the top off the base and insert 2 x “AA” size 1.5V batteries into the battery holder.
3. Remove the adhesive tape for transport lock.
4. Replace the lid and secure into place by turning the knobs clockwise.
5. Place the rain sensor in a location such that precipitation can fall directly into the sensor,
ideally 2-3 ft above the ground.
It may be secured into place by using the four screws provided.
6. The sensor must be accurately level for optimum performance. To check if the sensor is level,
remove the lid and check if the ball bearing inside is at the midpoint of the leveller.
Additionally, a bubble level or carpenter’s level may be used.
7. Attach the protective screen onto the top of the lid. The screen will prevent any debris
entering the sensor.
Placement tips:
- The rain sensor should be placed in an open area away from walls, fences, trees and other
coverings which may either reduce the amount of rainfall into the sensor, deflect the entry of
wind-blown rain, or create extra precipitation runoff. Trees and rooftops may also be sources
of pollen and debris.
- To avoid rain shadow effects, place the sensor at a horizontal distance corresponding to two to
four times the height of any nearby obstruction.
- It is important that rain excess can flow freely away from the sensor. Make sure that water
does not collect at the base of the unit.
- The rainfall measurement mechanism utilizes a magnet, hence do not place any magnetic
objects around the proximity of the sensor.
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1.3.4 Set time zone, language and contrast
- After installing the batteries the weather station is searching automatically for the time signal
and Meteotime reception signal (“SUCHE SIG./SEARCH SIG”). If the Meteotime signal is
received successfully, in the information window “LAND EINST. /
is shown.
Remark: If you do not have any selection into the setup mode up to 60 seconds, it will
automatically exit the setup mode.In this case press and hold [SET] for 3 seconds to enter the
setup mode.
- Press [ SET ] again, then
is shown in the Information window,
press [ ▲ ] or [ ▼ ] key to adjust the time zone.
- Note!
- The time received from the radio-time signal generator DCF or HBG is Central European
Time (CET, CEST). Setting the time zone is therefore only required for other time zones
(e.g. in Portugal or Great Britain).
- Press [ SET ] again, then the language will be shown in the Information window, press [ ▲ ]
or [ ▼ ] key to select your desired language. There are seven languages for selection, namely
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish
1.4.4 How to personalize a city name
- Press and Hold [ SET ] for 3 second. In the information window,
is shown, and
then press [ ▲ ] or [ ▼ ] key to select the country, for example
for Germany.
- Press [ SET ] key to confirm the Country and the information window will show
.
- Then, press [ ▲ ] or [ ▼ ] key to select the city, and the city name will be shown in the
information window such as
, and you would like to enter a new city name
which is near the region of Frankfort-on-Main.
- Press the ‘MEM’ key ; a cursor flashes on the first position of the Information window
1.4.1 Switch CITY
SUNRISE & SUNSET TIME
TIME & DATE
- Press [ SET ] to switch from the display of the City to Sunrise & Sunset time OR Time &
Date for your selected city.
A: Setting up
1. Setting up the remote weather sensors
Before starting up the main console unit, setup all the remote sensors first.
When placing the sensors, make sure that they are within receiving range of the console unit.
(thermo-hygro sensor: range up to 100 m in free field, rain and wind sensor: up to 30 m in free
field). Ideally they should be within the line of sight of the console unit. Transmission range
may be affected by trees, metal structures and electronic appliances. Test reception before
permanently mounting your weather station.
Also make sure that the sensors are easily accessible for cleaning and maintenance.
The remote sensors should be cleaned on a weekly basis, since dirt and debris will affect sensor
accuracy.
• Absolute pressure or local pressure is the actual atmospheric pressure measured by the
main unit.
• Relative pressure is referred as sea level’s pressure and has to be adjusted first to your
local altitude.
• You can set the relative atmospheric pressure directly or via the local altitude. For the
most exact adjustment we recommend to set the relative atmospheric pressure directly.
- Press [ SET ] again, then
is shown in the Information window,
press [ ▲ ] or [ ▼ ] key to adjust the LCD contrast Level.
- Press [ SET ] again and
will shown in the information window. After 4 seconds, it will
go automatically to the City-Date-Time Mode
1. 4 How to operate
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1.3.3.2 Possible sources of interference
Interferences as with a radio transmitter can occur and could be caused by the following
influences:
• In buildings with a lot of concrete, metal parts and electrical systems, reception problems can
occur (e.g. malls).
• Electrical devices such as television, computer, house-hold devices, etc. or transformers, land
lines, radio transmitters and railways are possible direct sources of interference.
• Atmospheric influences and geographical features (mountains, etc.) can affect the propagation
of the radio waves.
• The distance from the transmitter does also influence the reception. Areas such as Southern
Italy or Northern Scandinavia are also critical areas because of the great distances from the
transmitter.
• In all regions, so-called “dead spots” can occur making reception impossible.
• Weak batteries in the device decrease the quality of reception.
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REMARK: If you haven’t chosen a city in the first time you power up the unit, the product will
default select Frankfurt am Main as your selected city.
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2.4.1 PRESSURE PARAMETERS AND MOON PHASE
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2. Local measuring values via indoor and outdoor sensors
2.1 Display
2.2 Buttons
2.3 Navigating between different modes
2.3.1 Pressure mode
2.3.2 Temperature and humidity mode
2.3.3 Rain mode
2.3.4 Wind mode
2.4 Setting and viewing parameters
2.4.1 Pressure parameters and moon phase
2.4.2 Temperature and humidity parameters
2.4.3 Rain parameters
2.4.4 Wind parameters
3. LED backlight
4. Linking the weather station to a computer
5. Maintenance
6. Technical specifications
1.3.3.1 Reception test
• The location of the weather station is very important. This is the reason for the new test
function that allows the quality of reception to be checked in the surrounding area and to
position the device in a location that has the best possible conditions.
• Switch on all potential sources of interference (e.g. television) in the area you want to install
the station during the test!
• Position the device in the location, oriented as you prefer, but at least one meter from the
possible source of interference.
• Press the <TEST> button for at least 3 seconds to activate the test for the reception of weather
data. The text “SCAN” is shown on the display. The reception indicator for the weather data
shows the quality of reception. The reception is good if the indicator is shown, otherwise a
new location must be found for installing the weather station.
• The reception test is either ended after approx. 1 minute automatically or by actuating the
<TEST> button.
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