WIRELESS 433 MHz TEMPERATURE STATION

WIRELESS 433 MHz TEMPERATURE STATION
WIRELESS 433 MHz TEMPERATURE STATION
Instruction Manual
INTRODUCTION:
Congratulations on purchasing this Temperature Station with wireless 433 MHz Weather Station which displays the
time, date, indoor temperature, and up to three outdoor temperature readi ngs. It is further featuring a DCF-77 radio
controlled clock with calendar display and two alarms. With LED back light and eight easy to use function keys, this
innovative product is ideal for use in the home or office.
FEATURES:
The Temperature Station
Hanging Hole
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Hour and minute display, seconds indicated by flashing dot
Features 2 alarms with snooze function
Weekday with date or date with month calendar display
Indoor temperature reading in °C with MIN/MAX recordings
Outdoor temperature reading (for up to 3 transmitters) in °C with MIN/MAX recordings
All minimum and maximum recordings show date and time received and can be reset
Can take up to three outdoor transmitters
LED back light
Wall mountable or table standing
The Outdoor Temperature Transmitter
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LCD Display
Battery cover
Remote transmission of outdoor temperature to Weather Station by 433 MHz
Shower proof casing
Wall mounting case
Mounting at a sheltered place. Avoid direct rain and sunshine
Function keys
SETTING UP:
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Detachable stand
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DCF-77 Radio controlled time with manual setting option
24 hour display
Time zone option ±9 hours
First, insert the batteries into the Temperature Station (see “How to install and replace batteries in the
Temperature Station” below). Once the batteries are in place, all segments of the LCD will light up briefly and a
short signal tone will sound. Then the indoor temperature, the time as 0:00 and the date as 1.1. will be displayed.
If the indoor temperature is not displayed after a few seconds, remove the batteries and wait for at least 10
seconds before reinserting them. Once the indoor data is displayed proceed to step 2.
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Within 3 minutes of activating the Temperature Station, place the batteries into the Temperature Transmitter (see
“How to install and replace batteries in the Temperature Transmitter” below).
After inserting the batteries into the transmitter, the Temperature Station will start receiving data from the
transmitter. The outdoor temperature should then be displayed on the Temperature Station. If this does not
happen within 15 minutes, the batteries will need to be removed from both units and reset from step 1.
The Temperature Station can take up to 3 remote transmitters. If you have purchased additional transmitters,
follow step 2 for all extra transmitters. However, ensure that you leave 10 seconds in between the reception of
the last transmitter and the set-up of the following transmitter. The Temperature Station will number the
transmitters in the order of set-up, i.e. the first transmitter will have the temperature displayed with the n umber 1
against it and so on.
Once the remote temperature has been received and is displayed on the Temperature Station, the DCF -77 time
code reception is automatically started. This takes typically between 3-5 minutes in good conditions. This time
period is an excellent opportunity to locate the transmitter(s) in suitable location(s) outdoors. In order to ensure
sufficient 433MHz transmission however, this should under good conditions be no more than 25 meters from
where the Temperature Station will be fi nally positioned (see notes on “Positioning” and “433MHz Reception
check”).
If after 10 minutes the DCF time has not been received, use the SET key to manually enter a time initially. The
clock will automatically attempt each hour to receive the DCF time. When this is successful, the received time will
override the manually set time. The date is also updated with the received time (Please refer also to notes on
“Radio controlled time” and “Manual time setting”).
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Insert finger or other solid object in the space at the bottom center of the
battery compartment and lift up to remove the cover.
Insert batteries observing the correct polarity (see marking).
Replace compartment cover.
HOW TO INSTALL AND REPLACE BATTERIES IN THE TEMPERATURE TRANSMITTER
The Outdoor Temperature transmitter uses 2 x AAA, IEC LR3, 1. 5V batteries. To install and replace
the batteries, please follow the steps below:
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Remove the battery cover at the front side with a small screwdriver.
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Insert the batteries, observing the correct polarity (see battery compartment marking).
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Replace the battery cover on the unit.
HOW TO INSTALL AND REPLACE BATTERIES IN THE TEMPERATURE STATION
Note:
In the event of changing batteries in any of the units, all units need to be reset by following the
setting up procedures. This is because a random security code is assigned by the transmitter at
start-up and this code must be received and stored by the Temperature station in the first 3 minutes
of power being supplied to it.
The Temperature Station uses 2 x AA, IEC LR6, 1.5V batteries. To install and replace the batteries, please follow the
steps below:
BATTERY CHANGE:
It is recommended to replace the batteries in all units on an annual basis to ensure optimum accuracy of these units.
Please participate in the preservation of the environment. Return used batteries to an authorised
depot.
FUNCTION KEYS:
Indoor
Outdoor
Temperature Station:
The temperature station has
eight easy to use function keys.
Setting
Alarm 1
Date
Channel
Alarm 2
Snooze
SET key (Setting)
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Used to enter the set mode for the following functions: Time, Time zone, Year, Date, Weekday
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Used to stop the alarm
IN key (Indoor)
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Used to toggle between the current / maximum/ minimum indoor temperature
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Press for around 3 seconds to reset the indoor maximum and minimum temperature records (will reset all
temperatures to current level)
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Changes the hour, time zone, year, day and weekday setting when in set mode
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Changes the hour setting in alarm mode
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Used to stop the alarm
OUT key (Outdoor)
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Used to toggle between the current / maximum/ minimum outdoor temperatures
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Press for around 3 seconds to reset the outdoor maximum and minimum temperature records (will reset all
temperatures to current level of the relative transmitter being reset- each transmitter’s data must be reset
separately)
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Changes the minute and date setting when in set mode
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Changes the minute setting in alarm setting mode
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Used to stop the alarm
CH key (Channel)
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Used to toggle between the outdoor temperature transmitters 1, 2 and 3.
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Used to stop the alarm
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Used to exit the manual and alarm set modes
AL1 key (Alarm 1)
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Press to display the time set for Alarm ((1)) and to simultaneously set Alarm ((1)) ON/ OFF
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Press for around 3 seconds to enter the Alarm ((1)) setting mode
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Used to stop the alarm
AL2 key (Alarm 2)
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Press to display the time set for Alarm ((2)) and to simultaneously set Alarm ((2)) ON/ OFF
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Press for around 3 seconds to enter the Alarm ((2)) setting mode
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Used to stop the alarm
DATE key
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Used to toggle between the two date display modes and the two alarm times
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Used to stop the alarm
SNZ key (Snooze)
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Used solely to activate the snooze function for the alarm
LCD SCREEN AND SETTINGS
DCF reception icon
Calendar
Time
Alarm 1 icon
Indoor temperature in ºC
Outdoor transmitter
identification number
Outdoor
temperature in ºC
Outdoor reception icon
Once the outdoor temperature is displayed on the Temperature Station, the DCF tower icon in the clock display will start
flashing in the upper left corner. This indicates that the clock has detected that there is a radio signal present and is
trying to receive it. When the time code is received, the DCF tower becomes permanently lit and the time will be
displayed. If the tower icon flashes, but does not set the time or the DCF tower does not appear at all, then please take
note of the following:
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Recommended distance to any interfering sources like computer monitors or TV sets is a minimum of 1.5 - 2
meters.
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Within ferro-concrete rooms (basements, superstructures), the received signal is naturally weakened. In extreme
cases, please place the unit close to a window and/ or point its front or back towards the Frankfurt transmitter.
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During nighttime, the atmospheric disturbances are usually less severe - the reception is possible in most cases.
A single daily reception is adequate to keep the accuracy deviation below 1 second.
MANUAL TIME SETTING:
In case the Temperature Station is not able to detect the DCF-signal (disturbances, transmitting distance, etc.), the time
can be manually set. The clock will then work as a normal Quartz clock:
For better distinctness the LCD screen is split into 4 sections displaying the information for time, date, indoors and
outdoors.
LCD 1 RADIO CONTROLLED TIME:
The time base for the radio-controlled time is a Cesium Atomic Clock operated by the Physikalisch Technische
Bundesanstalt Braunschweig which has a time deviation of less than one second in one million years. The time is coded
and transmitted from Mainflingen near Frankfurt via frequency signal DCF-77 (77.5 kHz) and has a transmitting range of
approximately 1,500 km. Your radio-controlled Temperature Station receives this signal and converts it to show the
precise time in summer or wintertime.
The quality of the reception depends greatly on the geographic location. In normal cases, there should be no reception
problems within a 1500km radius of Frankfurt.
Hours (flashing)
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Minutes (flashing)
Press and hold down the SET key until the time display flashes.
Use the IN key to set the hours and the OUT key to set the minutes. Pressing these keys continuously moves the
hours consecutively by 1 and the minutes consecutively by 5.
Press the SET key to confirm and enter the “Time zone setting” mode or exit the setting mode by pressing the
CH key.
Note:
The unit will still try to receive the signal every hour despite it being manually set. When it does receive the signal, it will
change the manually set time into the received time. During reception attempts the DCF tower icon will flash. If
reception has been unsuccessful, then the DCF tower icon will not appear but reception will still be attempted the
following hour.
TIME ZONE SETTING:
Time Zone (flashing)
The time zone default of the Weather Station is 0. To reset the time zone:
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The current time zone value starts flashing.
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Use the IN key to set the time zone. The range runs from 0 to 9 and then runs from -9 back to 0 in consecutive 1hour interval.
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Press the SET key to confirm and enter the “Date setting” mode or exit the setting mode by pressing the CH key
LCD 2 DATE SETTING:
The second section of the LCD shows the weekday and date, Alarm ((1)) time or Alarm ((2)) time. It also shows the
Alarm ON/OFF icons ((1)) and ((2)).
DATE SETTING:
The date default of the Temperature Station is 1.1. or WE 1. in the year 2003. Once the radio-controlled time signals
are received, the date is automatically updated. If the signals are not received, you can adjust the date manually. To do
this:
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Press the SET key after completing the time zone setting in order to enter th e year setting (flashing). Reset the
year by pressing the IN key. The range runs from 2000 to 2029.
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Press the SET key again to enter the month and date display (flashing).
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Using the OUT key, set the month required. Using the IN key, set the date required.
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Press the SET key again to enter the weekday display (flashing).
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Using the IN key, set the weekday required.
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Press the SET key once more to confirm and exit the manual setting.
ALARM SETTING:
Alarm time
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Year (flashing)
Date (flashing) Month (flashing) Weekday (flashing) Date (flashing)
Alarm icon
Press and hold down the AL1 key until the alarm time display flashes.
Use the IN key to set the hour and the OUT key to set the minutes. Pressing these keys continuously moves the
hours consecutively by 1 and the minutes consecutively by 5.
Either press the AL1 key once more to confirm and return to the nor mal display or do not touch any buttons for
around 15 seconds to confirm the set time.
To activate the alarm function, press the AL1 button once for Alarm 1. You should now see the Alarm ((1))
symbol to represent the Alarm 1 being ON.
To de-activate, press the AL1 button once again.
The steps for setting, activating and de-activating Alarm 2 are the same, but using the AL2 button instead of AL1.
SNOOZE SETTING AND STOPPING THE ALARM:
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Maximum display
When the alarm is sounding, press the SNZ to activate the snooze function. The alarm will stop and re-activate
after the snooze interval of 9 full minutes.
To stop the alarm completely, press any keys other than the SNZ key.
LCD 3 INDOOR TEMPERATURE:
Indoor temperature in °C
The indoor temperature is measured automatically and displayed on the third section of the LCD.
TOGGLING AND RESETTING THE INDOOR RECORDINGS:
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Outdoor temperature in °C
Number showing the
transmitter unit (only if there
is more than one transmitter)
Minimum display
To toggle between the indoor current, minimum and maximum temperature data and the times at which they
were recorded, press the IN key:
Once to show the minimum temperature values with time and date recorded.
Twice to show the maximum temperature values with time and date recorded.
Three times to return to the current time, date and temperature levels.
To reset the minimum and maximum temperature data and the times at whic h they were recorded, press the IN
key continuously for about 3 seconds. This will reset all minimum and maximum data recorded to the current
time, date and temperature. The min/max temperatures recorded are of current time and they remain unaffected
by the time zone setting.
LCD 4 OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE:
The fourth LCD section shows the outdoor temperature and a transmission signal. A number besides the temperature
will also show if more than one transmitter is used.
Outdoor transmission
signal
TOGGLING AND RESETTING THE OUTDOOR RECORDINGS:
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To toggle between the outdoor current, minimum and maximum temperature data and the times at which they
were recorded, press the OUT key:
Once to show the minimum temperature value with time and date recorded
Twice to show the maximum temperature value with time and date recorded
Three times to return to the current time, date and temperature level
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To toggle between transmitters, press the CH key:
Once to show transmitter 2
Twice to show transmitter 3
Three times to return to transmitter 1
Note: The transmitter number will only be displayed if there is more than one transmitter detected .
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To reset the minimum and maximum temperature data and the times at which they were recorded, press the
OUT key continuously for about 3 seconds. This will reset all minimum and maximum data recorded to the
current time, date and temperature. The min/max temperatures recorded are of current time and they remain
unaffected by the time zone setting.
BACK LIGHT:
The LED back-light is automatically switched ON when any keys are pressed. The back-light will be switched on for
approximately 2 seconds before automatically switching OFF. However, if “IN” or “OUT” key is pressed and held down,
then LED back-light will remain ON constantly until the key is released.
TEMPERATURE TRANSMITTER:
The temperature is measured and transmitted to the Temperature Station approximately every 60 seconds.
The range of the Temperature Transmitter may be affected by the temperature. At cold temperatures the transmitting
distance may be decreased. Please bear this in mind when positioning the transmitter. Also the batteries may be
reduced in power.
433MHz RECEPTION CHECK:
The Temperature station will receive the temperature data within 15 minutes. If the temperature data i s not being
received 15 minutes after setting up (the display shows “- - -”), then please check the following points:
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The distance of the Temperature Station or transmitter should be at least 1.5 to 2 meters away from any
interfering sources such as computer monitors or TV sets.
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Avoid placing the receiver onto or in the immediate proximity of metal window frames.
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Using other electrical products such as headphones or speakers operating on the same signal frequency
(433MHz) may prevent correct signal transmission and reception.
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Neighbours using electrical devices operating on the 433MHz signal frequency can also cause interference.
Note:
When the 433MHz signal is received correctly, do not re-open the battery cover of either the transmitter or Temperature
Station, as the batteries may spring free from the contacts and force a false reset. Should this happen accidentally then
reset all units (see Setting up above) otherwise transmission problems may occur.
The transmission range is around 25m from the transmitter to the Temperature station (in open space). However, this
depends on the surrounding environment and interference levels. If no reception is possible despite the observation of
these factors, all system units have to be reset (see Setting up).
POSITIONING THE TEMPERATURE STATION:
The Temperature station comes attached with a removable table stand, which provides the option of
table standing or wall mounting the unit. Before wall mounting, please check that the outdoor
temperature(s) can be received from the desired location(s). To wall mount:
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Fix a screw (not supplied) into the desired wall, leaving the head extended out the by about
5mm.
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Remove the stand from the Temperature station by pulling it away from the base and hang the
station onto the screw. Remember to ensure that it locks into place before releasing.
POSITIONING THE OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE TRANSMITTER
The Temperature Transmitter is supplied with a holder that may be attached to a wall with the three
screws supplied. To attach to the wall, please follow the steps below:
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Mark the wall using a pen through the holes in the holder to obtain the exact drilling position.
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Drill holes in the wall at the points marked.
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Screw holder onto wall.
There is also double sided tape included with the wall mount. On smooth surfaces this can be used
instead of drilling holes. The mounting surface can, however, affect the transmission range. If for
example the unit is attached to a piece of metal, it may then either reduce or increase the
transmitting range. For this reason, we recommend not placing the unit on any metal surfaces or in any position where a
large metal or highly polished surface is in the immediate proximity (garage doors, double glazing, etc.). Before securing
in place, please ensure that the Temperature Station can receive the 433MHz signal from the Temperature Transmitter
at the positions that you wish to situate them. The Temperature Transmitter simply clicks in or out of the holder. When
inserting or removing the Temperature Transmitter to or from the wall holder please hold both units securely.
Outdoor Transmitter
CARE AND MAINTENANCE:
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Extreme temperatures, vibration and shock should be avoided as these may cause damage to the units and give
inaccurate forecasts and readings.
When cleaning the displays and casings, use a soft damp cloth only. Do not use solvents or scouring agents as
they may mark the LCD and casing.
Do not submerge the units in water.
Immediately remove all low powered batteries to avoid leakage and damage. Replace only with new batt eries of
the recommended type.
Do not make any repair attempts to the units. Return them to their original point of purchase for repair by a
qualified engineer. Opening and tampering with the units may invalidate their guarantee.
Do not expose the units to extreme and sudden temperature changes, as this may lead to rapid changes in
forecasts and readings and thereby reduce their accuracy.
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40 x 22 x 128mm (excluding wall bracket)
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER:
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The manufacturer and supplier cannot accept any responsibility for any incorrect readings and any
consequences that occur should an inaccurate reading take place.
This product is not to be used for medical purposes or for public information.
This product is only designed to be used in the home as indicator of temperatures and is not 100% accurate.
Readings given by this product should be taken only as an indication and not as being totally accurate.
The specifications of this product may change without prior notice.
This product is not a toy. Keep out of the reach of children.
No part of this manual may be reproduced without written consent of the manufacturer.
SPECIFICATIONS:
Temperature measuring range:
Indoor
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Outdoor
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Indoor Temperature checking interval
Outdoor Temperature reception
Power supply:
Temperature Station
Temperature Transmitter
Battery life cycle
Dimensions (L x W x H)
Temperature Station (with stand)
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0.1ºC to +50.0ºC with 0.1ºC resolution
(“OFL” displayed if outside this range)
-29.9ºC to +69.9ºC with 0.1ºC resolution
(“OFL” displayed if outside this range)
every 10 seconds
twice in 10 minutes
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2 x AA, IEC LR6, 1.5V
2 x AAA, IEC LR3, 1.5V
approximately 12 months (Alkaline batteries recommended)
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86 x 30 x 144mm (excluding stand)
R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC
Summary of the Declaration of Conformity : We hereby declare that this wireless transmission device does comply with
the essential requirements of R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC.
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