positioning the outdoor temperature transmitter

positioning the outdoor temperature transmitter
POSITIONING THE OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE TRANSMITTER
SPECIFICATIONS:
The Temperature Transmitter is supplied with a holder that
may be attached to a wall with the three screws supplied.
Before securing the transmitter, ensure that the 433MHz
signal (outdoor temperature readings) is properly received.
To attach to the wall, please follow the steps below:
1.
Mark the wall using a pen through the holes in the
holder to obtain the exact drilling position.
2.
Drill holes in the wall at the points marked.
3.
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.). Choose a sheltered place. Avoid direct rain and sunshine.
Before securing in place, please ensure that the Weather 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 from the wall holder please hold both units
securely.
Temperature measuring range
Indoor
-9.9ºC to +59.9ºC with 0.1ºC resolution
(“OF.L” displayed if outside this range)
Outdoor
: -29.9ºC to +69.9ºC with 0.1ºC
resolution
(“OFL” displayed if outside this range)
Indoor relative humidity measuring range: 20% to 95% with 1% resolution
(“- -” displayed if outside this range)
Indoor Temperature checking interval : every 10 seconds
Indoor Humidity checking interval
: every 20 seconds
Outdoor Temperature reception
: every 5 minutes
Power Supply:
Weather Station
: 2 x AA, IEC LR6, 1.5V
Temperature Transmitter
: 2 x AAA, IEC LR3, 1.5V
Battery life cycle
: approximately 12 months
(Alkaline batteries recommended)
Dimensions (L x W x H)
Weather Station (without stand)
: 102 x 36 x 172 mm
Temperature Transmitter (without holder): 40 x 22 x 128 mm
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER:
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE:
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Extreme temperatures, vibration and shock should be avoided as these may
cause damage to the unit 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 unit in water.
Immediately remove all low powered batteries to avoid leakage and damage.
Replace only with new batteries of the recommended type.
Do not make any repair attempts to the unit. Return it to its original point of
purchase for repair by a qualified engineer. Opening and tampering with the
unit may invalidate its guarantee.
Do not expose the unit to extreme and sudden temperature changes, this
may lead to rapid changes in forecasts and readings and thereby reduce its
accuracy.
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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 indication of the
future weather and is not 100% accurate. Weather forecasts 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.
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.
LCD 5 OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE:
433MHz RECEPTION:
Outdoor Transmission Signal
reception icon
Number showing the
transmitter unit (only if
there is more than one
transmitter)
Outdoor Temperature
in °C
The fifth LCD section shows the outdoor temperature and a transmission signal
reception icon. A number beside the temperature will also show if more than one
transmitter is used.
TOGGLING AND RESETTING THE OUTDOOR RECORDINGS:
1.
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
2.
To toggle between transmitters, press the CHANNEL 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.
3.
To reset the minimum and maximum outdoor 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, temperature. The min/max temperature recorded are of
current time and they remain unaffected by the time zone setting.
TEMPERATURE TRANSMITTER:
Outdoor temperature
The LCD display shows the current temperature at the location of the transmitter.
The temperature is measured and transmitted to the Weather Station approximately
every 60 seconds and at each transmission the antenna icon (Y) will light briefly.
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. The LCD contrast on the unit may also be
reduced and the batteries are reduced in power.
The Weather station will receive the temperature data within 15 minutes. If the
temperature data is not being received 15 minutes after setting up (the display
shows “---”), then please check the following points:
1.
The distance of the Weather Station or transmitter should be at least 1.5 to 2
meters away from any interfering sources such as computer monitors or TV
sets.
2.
Avoid placing the receiver onto or in the immediate proximity of metal window
frames.
3.
Using other electrical products such as headphones or speakers operating
on the same signal frequency (433MHz) may prevent correct signal
transmission and reception.
4.
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 covers of
either the transmitter or Weather 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 20 - 25 m from the transmitter to the Weather
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 WEATHER STATION:
The Weather 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 can be received from the
desired locations. To wall mount:
1.
Fix a screw (not supplied) into the desired wall, leaving the
head extended out the by about 5mm.
2.
Remove the stand from the Weather Station by pulling it
way from the base and hang the station onto the screw.
Remember to ensure that it locks into place before
releasing.
is faulty because it is not raining. It simply means that the air pressure has dropped
and the weather is expected to get worse but not necessarily rain.
LCD 4 INDOOR TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY READING WITH
COMFORT LEVEL INDICATOR:
Comfort Indicator Icon
Note:
After setting up, readings for weather forecasts should be disregarded for the next
12-24 hours. This will allow sufficient time for the Weather Station to collect air
pressure data at a constant altitude and therefore result in an more accurate
forecast.
Common to weather forecasting, absolute accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The
weather forecasting feature is estimated to have an accuracy level of about 75%
due to the varying areas the Weather Station has been designed for use in. In
areas that experience sudden changes in weather (for example from sunny to rain),
the Weather Station will be more accurate compared to use in areas where the
weather is stagnant most of the time (for example mostly sunny).
If the Weather Station is moved to another location significantly higher or lower than
its initial standing point (for example from the ground floor to the first floor of a
house), remove the batteries and re-insert them after about 30 seconds. By doing
this, the Weather Station will not mistake the new location as being a possible
change in air-pressure when really it is due to the slight change of altitude. Again,
disregard weather forecasts for the next 12 to 24 hours as this will allow time for
operation at a constant altitude.
Indoor Temperature
in °C
The indoor temperature and humidity are received automatically and displayed on
the fourth section of the LCD.
THE COMFORT LEVEL INDICATORS:
Comfortable:
A happy face icon “J” indicating a temperature level between
20.0°C and 25.9°C and humidity between 45% and 65%.
Uncomfortable:
A sad face icon “L” indicating any value outside the
comfortable range.
TOGGLING AND RESETTING THE INDOOR RECORDINGS:
1.
THE WEATHER TENDENCY INDICATOR
Working together with the weather icons are the weather tendency indicators
(located on the right hand side of the weather icons). When the indicator points
upwards, it means that the air-pressure is increasing and the weather is expected
to improve, but when indicator points downwards, the air-pressure is dropping and
the weather is expected to become worse.
Taking this into account, one can see how the weather has changed and is
expected to change. For example, if the indicator is pointing downwards together
with cloud and sun icons, then the last noticeable change in the weather was when
it was sunny (the sun icon only). Therefore, the next change in the weather will be
cloud with rain icons since the indicator is pointing downwards.
Note:
Once the weather tendency indicator has registered a change in air pressure, it will
remain permanently visualized on the LCD.
Indoor Relative
Humidity %
2.
To toggle between the indoor current, minimum and maximum temperature
and humidity data and the time of temperature at which they were recorded,
press the IN key:
Once to show the minimum temperature and humidity values with time of
temperature and date recorded
Twice to show the maximum temperature and humidity values with time of
temperature and date recorded
Three times to return to the current time, date, temperature and humidity
levels
To reset the minimum and maximum temperature and humidity data and the
times at which 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, temperature and humidity. The min/max temperatures and
humidity recorded are of current time and they remain unaffected by the time
zone setting.
TIME ZONE SETTING:
2.
Time Zone (flashing)
3.
The time zone default of the Weather Station is 0. To reset the time zone:
1.
Press the SET key after completing the time setting in order to enter the time
zone setting (flashing).
2.
Using the IN key, set the time zone. The range runs from 0 to +9 and then
runs from -9 back to 0 in consecutive 1 hour intervals.
3.
Press the SET key to enter the date setting mode or do not touch any buttons
for around 30 seconds to confirm the time zone setting.
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6.
SNOOZE SETTING AND STOPPING THE ALARM:
DATE SETTING:
1.
2.
Year (flashing)
Date (flashing) Month (flashing) Weekday
(flashing)
Date
(flashing)
The date default of the Weather station is 1. 1. or TH 1. in the year 1998. Once the
radio-controlled time signals are received, the date is automatically updated.
However, if the signals are not received, the date can also be set manually. To do
this:
1.
Press the SET key after completing the time zone setting in order to enter the
year setting (flashing). Reset the year by pressing the IN key. The range runs
from 1998 to 2020.
2.
Press the SET key again to enter the month and date setting mode (flashing).
3.
Using the OUT key, set the month required. Using the IN key, set the date
required.
4.
Press the SET key again to enter the weekday setting (flashing).
5.
Using the IN key, set the weekday required.
6.
Press the SET key once more to confirm all settings or do not touch any
buttons for about 30 seconds. The mode will return to normal.
ALARM SETTING:
1.
Use the IN key to set the hours and the OUT key to set the minutes. Pressing
these keys continuously moves the hours the minutes consecutively by 1 and
minutes by 5.
Either press the ALARM 1 key once more to confirm and return to the normal
display or do not touch any buttons for around 30 seconds to confirm the set
time.
To activate the alarm function, press the ALARM 1 button once for Alarm 1.
You should now see the “
“alarm symbol to represent the Alarm 1 being
ON.
To de-activate, press the ALARM 1 button once again.
The steps for setting, activating and de-activating Alarm 2 are the same, but
using the ALARM 2 button instead of ALARM 1.
Press and hold down the ALARM 1 key for around 3 seconds until the alarm
time display flashes.
When the alarm is sounding, press any one of the four keys SET, IN, OUT or
SNOOZE to activate the snooze function. The alarm will stop and re-activate
after the snooze interval of 5 minutes.
To stop the alarm completely, press any one of the four keys ALARM 1,
ALARM 2, DATE or CHANNEL.
LCD3 WEATHER FORECAST AND TENDENCY:
The Weather forecasting icons:
There are 3 weather icons on the third section of the LCD which can be displayed
in any of the following combinations:
Sunny
Cloudy with sunny intervals
Rainy
For every sudden or significant change in the air pressure, the weather icons will
update accordingly to represent the change in weather. If the icons do not change,
then it means either the air pressure has not changed or the change has been too
slow for the Weather Station to register. However, if the icons displayed is a sun or
raining cloud, there will be no change of icon if the weather gets any better (with
sunny icon) or worse (with rainy icon) since the icons are already at their extremes.
The icons displayed forecasts the weather in to terms of getting better or worse and
not necessarily sunny or rainy as each icon indicates. For example, if the current
weather is cloudy and the rainy icon is displayed, it does not mean that the product
LCD SCREEN AND SETTINGS
DCF Tower Icon
(for time reception)
Calendar
Weather Forecast
Icon
Time
Alarm 1 symbol
Weather Tendency
Icon
Comfort Indicator Icon
Indoor Temperature
in °C
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 and
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 Weather 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. To set the clock:
Indoor Relative Humidity %
Hours (flashing)
Outdoor Temperature
in °C
Outdoor transmission signal
reception icon
Transmitter identification
number
For better distinctness, the LCD screen is split into 5 sections displaying the
information for time, date, weather forecast, 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
Weather 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.
Once the outdoor temperature is displayed on the Weather 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.
1.
2.
3.
Minutes (flashing)
Press and hold down the SET key for about 3 seconds 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.
Either press the set key once more to enter the set mode for the time zone
and date section or do not touch any buttons for around 30 seconds to
confirm the set time.
Note:
The unit will still try and 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.
LCD 2 TIME ZONE AND DATE SETTING:
The second section of the LCD shows either the month and date, the weekday and
date, Alarm ((1)) time or Alarm ((2)) time. It also shows the Alarm ON/OFF icons
and
FUNCTION KEYS:
Weather Station:
The Weather Station has 8 easy to use function keys; 6 behind the right front panel
of the Weather Station and 2 on the front:
SET key
IN key
OUT key
ALARM 1 key
ALARM 2 key
DATE key
SNOOZE key
CHANNEL key
SET key (Setting)
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Used to enter the set mode for the following functions: Time, Time zone,
Year, Date and Weekday
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The year can also be displayed in the set mode (not displayed in normal
mode)
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Used to activate the snooze function for the alarm
IN key (Indoor)
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Used to toggle between the current / maximum/ minimum indoor temperature
and humidity
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Press for over 3 seconds to reset the indoor maximum and minimum
temperature and humidity records (will reset all records 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 setting mode
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Used to activate the snooze function for the alarm
OUT key (Outdoor)
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Used to toggle between the current / maximum/ minimum outdoor
temperature
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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 month setting when in set mode
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Changes the minute setting in alarm setting mode
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Used to activate the snooze function for the alarm
CHANNEL key
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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
ALARM 1 key
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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 about 3 seconds to enter the Alarm ((1)) setting mode
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Used to stop the alarm
ALARM 2 key
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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
SNOOZE key
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Used solely to activate the snooze function for the alarm
5.
6.
7.
However, ensure that you leave 10 seconds in between the reception of the
last transmitter and the set-up of the following transmitter. The Weather
Station will number the transmitters in the order of set-up, i.e. the first
transmitter will have the temperature displayed with the number 1 against it
and so on.
When all the transmitters are set up, there is a testing period, during which
the display switches quickly between all the received transmitters at random,
according to which random transmission it receives. Pressing any key will
stop this process and the display will show the temperature for the first
transmitter. The process also stops automatically if no keys are pressed for a
few minutes.
Once the remote temperature has been received and is displayed on the
Weather 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 433 MHz transmission
however, this should under good conditions be no more than 20 - 25 metres
from where the Weather Station will be finally positioned (see notes on
“Positioning” and “433 MHz Reception”).
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”).
HOW TO INSTALL AND REPLACE BATTERIES IN THE WEATHER
STATION
The Weather Station uses 2 x AA, IEC LR6, 1.5V
batteries. When batteries need to be replaced, the
battery symbol will appear on the LCD. To install
and replace the batteries, please follow the steps
below:
1.
Insert finger or other solid object in the space
at the bottom center of the battery
compartment and lift up to remove the cover.
2.
Insert batteries observing the correct polarity
(see marking).
3.
Replace compartment cover.
HOW TO INSTALL AND REPLACE BATTERIES IN THE
TEMPERATURE TRANSMITTER
The Temperature Transmitter uses 2 x AAA, IEC, LR3, 1.5V
batteries. To install and replace the batteries, please follow the
steps below:
1.
Unscrew the screw on the front of the compartment and
remove the cover.
2.
Insert the batteries, observing the correct polarity (see
marking).
3.
Replace the battery cover on the unit and seal by rescrewing.
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 Weather Station in the first three minutes of power being supplied to it.
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.
WIRELESS 433 MHz WEATHER STATION
Instructions Manual
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INTRODUCTION:
Congratulations on purchasing this Weather Station with wireless 433 MHz
transmission of outdoor temperature and display of indoor temperature and
humidity, weather forecast icons and weather tendency indicators. It is further
featuring a DCF-77 radio controlled clock with calendar display and two alarms.
With eight easy to use function keys, this innovative product is ideal for use in the
home or office.
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Outdoor temperature reading (for up to 3 transmitters) in °C with minimum
and maximum recording
All minimum and maximum recordings show date and time of temperature
received and can be reset
Can take up to three outdoor transmitters
Low Battery indicator
Wall mountable or table standing
THE OUTDOOR TRANSMITTER
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FEATURES:
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The Weather Station
LCD display
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
Hanging hole
SETTING UP:
1.
Battery cover
Function keys
Detachable stand
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DCF-77 Radio controlled time with manual setting option
24 hour display
Hour and minute display, seconds indicated by flashing dot
Time zone option ±9 hours
Features 2 alarms with snooze function
Weekday with date or date with month calendar display
Weather forecasting with 3 weather icons
Weather tendency indicator
Indoor temperature reading in °C with minimum and maximum recording
Indoor humidity reading displayed as RH% with minimum and maximum
recording
Indoor comfort level indicator - happy or sad face icons
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3.
4.
First, insert the batteries into the Weather station (see “How to install and
replace batteries in the Weather 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 and humidity, the time as 0:00, the date
as 1.1. and the weather icons sun and clouds will be displayed. If the indoor
temperature and humidity are 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.
Within 3 minutes of activating the Weather station, place the batteries into the
transmitter (see “How to install and replace batteries in the Temperature
Transmitter” below). The temperature will then be displayed on the small
LCD of the transmitter. If the temperature is not displayed, remove the
batteries and wait for at least 10 seconds before reinserting them.
After a few seconds of inserting the batteries into the transmitter, the Weather
Station will start receiving data from the transmitter. The remote temperature
will then be displayed on the Weather Station. If this does not happen after 15
minutes, the batteries will need to be removed from both units and reset from
step1.
The Weather Station can take up to 3 remote transmitters. If you have
purchased additional transmitters, follow step 2 for all extra transmitters.
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