S88907 FAQS - La Crosse Technology

S88907 FAQS - La Crosse Technology
S88907 FAQS
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S88907 FAQS ........................................................................................................................ 1
AC Power ............................................................................................................................... 2
Batteries ................................................................................................................................ 2
Weather Station Factory Restart .................................................................................. 2
Quick Connect ..................................................................................................................... 3
Remote Temperature Sensor.......................................................................................... 3
Compatible Remote sensors ............................................................................................. 3
Remote Temperature Signal Strength ............................................................................ 3
Dashes show for Remote Temperature ........................................................................... 3
Power Requirements .......................................................................................................... 3
Inaccurate Remote Temperature Reading ...................................................................... 3
Intermittent Remote Temperature .................................................................................. 4
Remote Temperature is stuck or HH.H, LL.L.................................................................. 4
Remote sensor drains batteries quickly .......................................................................... 4
Remote Humidity goes to dashes when temperature is cold. ..................................... 5
Remote sensor fell. The sensor no longer works .......................................................... 5
Temperature/Humidity Trend Arrows .............................................................................. 5
MIN/MAX Temperature readings ...................................................................................... 5
Heat Index/Dew Point ........................................................................................................ 6
Mounting/Positioning Remote sensor .............................................................................. 6
Position Weather Station ................................................................................................... 7
Distance/Resistance/Interference .................................................................................... 7
Temperature Alerts ........................................................................................................ 8
Weather Station .................................................................................................................. 8
Power Requirements .......................................................................................................... 8
12-Hour or 24-Hour time format ..................................................................................... 8
Fahrenheit/Celsius .............................................................................................................. 9
Backlight ............................................................................................................................... 9
Dashes, HH.H, LL.L or stuck Indoor Temperature/Humidity ....................................... 9
Inaccurate Indoor Temperature Reading........................................................................ 9
Set Time Alarm.................................................................................................................... 9
Activate/Deactivate time alarm ........................................................................................ 9
Snooze Alarm .....................................................................................................................10
No WWVB Tower Icon .......................................................................................................10
Time is off by hours ...........................................................................................................10
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Manually Set Time/Date: Program Menu .....................................................................10
Forecast Icons Inaccurate ................................................................................................11
Weather station is dim ......................................................................................................11
Weather station has distorted or frozen display...........................................................11
Weather station is blank: No letters, numbers or dashed lines ................................12
Weather station drains batteries quickly .......................................................................12
Weather station has missing segments .........................................................................12
AC Power
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The design of this weather station is to use AC power (5-volt) as primary power source.
When operating with the AC power cord, the backlight can be on continually.
When operating on AC power, batteries are optional and are not required in the weather
station.
The backlight will turn off or operate at high or low intensity at your discretion.
Batteries
Explanation: Many problems are resolved with fresh batteries of the appropriate voltage.
Many items sent in under warranty work when tested with fresh batteries. Batteries
manufactured this year will have an expiration date 10 years (or more) in the future.
Battery technology has improved and batteries will maintain voltage longer in storage.
However, the environment the batteries reside in for the 10 years can deplete the power.
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Use Alkaline or Lithium batteries in the remote sensor.
A minimum voltage of 1.48V for each battery is necessary for proper performance.
Use batteries dated at least six years in advance of the current year. Batteries dated
earlier than six years from now may still work, but may be unstable in performance.
Good name brand batteries make less noise, which reduces the chance of RF (radio
frequency) interference from the battery compartment.
Weather Station Factory Restart
Explanation: The factory restart returns the weather station and remote sensor to an “outof-the-box” default state and often resolves an issue.
Factory Restart:
1. Remove all power (batteries and AC) from remote sensor and weather station.
2. Press one of the buttons on the weather station at least 20 times to clear all memory.
3. Verify that the weather station is blank before proceeding (there may be lines painted on
the screen that will show when there is no power).
4. Leave both units without power for 15 minutes (very important).
5. Insert the AC power cord into the wall outlet then into the weather station.
6. Insert fresh batteries into the remote sensor.
7. Press the TX button on the remote sensor to transmit RF signal.
8. Keep the remote sensor 5-10 feet from the weather station.
9. When RF connection is established, the temperature will appear on the station. Allow the
remote sensor and weather station to sit together for 15 minutes to establish a strong
connection.
10. Do not press buttons for 15 minutes.
пѓј For optimum 433MHz transmission, place the remote sensor no more than 200 feet (60
meters, open air) from the weather station.
пѓј See the section on mounting and distance/resistance/interference for details on
mounting the remote sensor.
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Quick Connect
Explanation: Use the quick connect for a weather station and remote sensor that have
been working but lost connection due to interference or low batteries. This is not the same
as a thorough factory reset.
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Bring the remote sensor and weather station together inside, and place the units 5-10
feet apart with nothing between them.
Hold the HEAT/DEW button for 5 seconds. The remote temperature area will flash.
Remove battery cover from the remote sensor and press and release the TX button to
send the signal.
Wait for 2 minutes for the remote temperature to appear on the weather station.
Factory Restart: If the above procedure does not work, please try the factory reset.
Remote Temperature Sensor
Compatible Remote sensors
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The TX141TH-Bv2 remote sensor comes packaged with this weather station.
The TX141TH-A, TX141TH-Av2 and TX141TH-B (433MHz) remote sensors are
compatible with this weather station.
Remote Temperature Signal Strength
Explanation: The weather station will search for the remote temperature/humidity sensor
for 3 minutes after installing batteries or after holding the HEAT/DEW button for 3 seconds.
The antenna symbol will flash during reception.
The temperature display will be dashes “---“.
If synchronization fails once, the antenna will lose one bar.
If synchronization fails twice, the antenna will lose two bars.
If RF (radio frequency) reception fails five times, the antenna symbol will show without
bars.
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Dashes show for Remote Temperature
Explanation: Dashes mean the connection is lost between the weather station and the
remote sensor.
пѓј Batteries often resolve the connection.
пѓј Distance/Resistance can cause loss of connection between the remote sensor and the
weather station.
пѓј Turn the weather station 90 degrees towards the remote sensor to provide better
reception. This allows more antenna surface to face the remote sensor signal.
пѓј Try the quick connect or factory restart.
Power Requirements
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2-AA batteries power the remote sensor.
We recommend Alkaline batteries for the remote sensor.
You may choose to use Lithium batteries for temperatures below -20В°F/-28.8В°C.
Inaccurate Remote Temperature Reading
Explanation: High remote temperature readings are generally a location issue. Low remote
temperature readings are power related or a sensors going bad.
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The remote sensor reads the environment where it is mounted. When mounted inside
the home, it will read inside temperature/humidity.
When the remote sensor reads high during the day, but not at night, it is a positioning
problem.
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пѓј Look for heat sources such as sunlight, door or window frames or reflected heat.
Side-by-side test: Place the remote sensor right next to the weather station for 2 hours.
пѓј Compare indoor and remote temperature. The temperatures should be within 4 degrees
to be within tolerance.
пѓј If the remote sensor reads correctly when next to the weather station, try a different
location outside.
Intermittent Remote Temperature
Explanation: Intermittent problems are the hardest to resolve. RF (radio frequency)
communication may come and go occasionally. This can be normal in some environments
(e.g. moister climates). If remote sensor signal is lost, please wait 2-4 hours for the signal
to reconnect on its own.
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Move the remote sensor to a closer location.
Distance/Resistance can cause loss of remote sensor signal.
Check Batteries.
Freezer test: Confirm the weather station is reading the correct remote sensor (not a
neighbor’s sensor). Place the remote sensor in the freezer for an hour and watch the
temperature drop on the weather station.
Indoor distance test: Please complete the Restart with remote sensor and weather station
5-10 feet apart and inside to establish a strong connection.
пѓј After 15 minutes, if there is a reading in the remote temperature area, move the remote
sensor to another room with one wall between the remote sensor and the weather
station.
пѓј Observe to see if the temperature remains on consistently for 1 hour.
пѓј If the temperature remains on while in the house, then it is likely a distance/resistance
issue.
пѓј Move the remote sensor to different locations outside to find a location where the
temperature reading will hold.
Remote Temperature is stuck or HH.H, LL.L
Explanation: These symbols are error messages indicating the remote sensor is outside of
its readable range.
пѓј Check Batteries. Overpowered or underpowered batteries can cause this reading.
пѓј Replace remote sensor.
Note: The last remote reading may remain (not change) for several hours when connection
is lost. The remote temperature reading will flash when the connection is first lost or
intermittent.
Remote sensor drains batteries quickly
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Test a new set of alkaline batteries. Write down the date of installation and the voltage
of the batteries.
When the batteries fail, please note the date and voltage again.
Check the distance and resistance between the remote sensor and weather station.
Remote sensors at the end of the range may work while batteries are fresh but not after
they drain a bit.
Check for leaking batteries, which may damage the remote sensor.
Battery life is over 24 months when using reputable battery brands for both Alkaline and
Lithium batteries.
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Remote Humidity goes to dashes when temperature is cold.
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The remote temperature/humidity sensor designed to work with this weather station
may drop the remote humidity and dew point reading in cold temperatures.
The humidity and dew point will return when the temperature rises. This is how the
sensor came from the factory. The temperature itself will continue to read.
Remote sensor fell. The sensor no longer works
Explanation: If there is no physical damage to the remote sensor, the fall may not have
caused internal damage. A fall can shock the remote sensor or the batteries in the remote
sensor. Batteries that have fallen on a hard surface may be damaged and unable to function
properly.
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Complete a Restart with fresh batteries.
Use Batteries dated at least six years in advance of the current year. Batteries dated
earlier than six years from now may still work, but may be unstable in performance.
Note: A remote sensor that has fallen into puddle, snow, or other standing water, will likely
have water damage and need replacement. Remote sensors are water resistant, not
waterproof.
Replacement Remote sensors
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Visit your local Retailer or La Crosse TechnologyВ® Store
http://store.lacrossetechnology.com/
Note: Be sure to order the correct model and frequency to avoid receiving the incorrect
item.
Call La Crosse TechnologyВ® Store at 608-785-7939 or e-mail from the store website if
you are unsure about the correct item to order. Each item carries the original new
product warranty and includes access to La Crosse TechnologyВ® technical support.
Temperature/Humidity Trend Arrows
Explanation: The indoor and remote temperature (2В°F / 1В°C) and humidity (3% RH) trend
indicators update every 30 minutes or less. These trends represent temperature changes
over the past three hours.
Example: At 11:00, the trend arrows will reflect changes in temperature or humidity since
8:00. At 11:30, the trend arrows will reflect changes in temperature or humidity since
8:30, etc.
Up Arrow:
пѓј Temperature has risen in the past 3 hours.
пѓј Humidity has risen in the past 3 hours.
Right Arrow:
пѓј Temperature has not changed in the past 3 hours.
пѓј Humidity has not changed in the past 3 hours.
Down Arrow:
пѓј Temperature has fallen in the past 3 hours.
пѓј Humidity has fallen in the past 3 hours.
MIN/MAX Temperature readings
Explanation: The weather station shows the daily minimum and maximum temperatures
each day starting at midnight (12:00 AM). The weather station automatically resets the
MIN/MAX temperatures at midnight (12:00 AM).
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View MAX data: Press the в–І button once to view maximum temperature and humidity
values for indoor and remote data.
Reset MAX data: Hold the в–І button for five seconds to reset maximum temperature
and humidity values for indoor and remote data.
View MIN data: Press the в–ј button once to view minimum temperature and humidity
values for indoor or remote data.
Reset MIN data: Hold the в–ј button for five seconds to reset minimum temperature
and humidity values for indoor and remote data.
Heat Index/Dew Point
Heat Index:
пѓј Heat Index combines the effects of heat and humidity.
пѓј Heat Index is what the temperature feels to a human being.
пѓј As humidity increases, the body is unable to cool effectively.
пѓј The temperature will feel warmer.
View Heat Index: From the default time display, press the HEAT/DEW button once and
Heat Index will show instead of the remote ambient temperature.
Note: Heat index will be the same number as the temperature until the remote temperature
is above 26.7В°C (80В°F).
Dew Point Temperature:
пѓј Dew Point Temperature is the saturation point of the air, or the temperature to which
the air has to cool in order to create condensation.
пѓј The higher the dew points, the higher the moisture content of the air at a given
temperature.
View Dew Point Temperature: From the default time display, press the HEAT/DEW
button twice and Dew Point will show instead of the remote ambient temperature. The
words “Dew Point” will show near remote temperatures.
Note: Dew Point is lower than the actual temperature.
Mounting/Positioning Remote sensor
First: Place the remote sensor in the desired shaded location and the weather station in the
home. Wait approximately 1 hour before permanently mounting the remote sensor to
ensure that there is proper reception.
POSITION
Outdoor:
пѓј Protect the remote sensor from standing rain or snow and from the overhead sun, which
can cause it to read incorrectly.
пѓј Mounting under an eave or deck rail works well.
пѓј If you choose, you can construct a small roof or box for the remote sensor. Be sure a
box has vents.
пѓј Mount the remote sensor on the North side where to prevent sun from causing incorrect
readings.
пѓј Mount at least 6 feet in the air for a strong RF (radio frequency) signal.
пѓј Do not mount the remote sensor on a metal fence. This significantly reduces the
effective range.
пѓј Remote sensors are water resistant, not waterproof.
Indoor or Outdoor:
пѓј Mount remote temperature sensor vertically.
пѓј Avoid more than one wall between the remote sensor and the weather station.
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The maximum transmitting range in open air is over 200 feet (60 meters).
Obstacles such as walls, windows, stucco, concrete and large metal objects can reduce
the range.
Do not mount near electrical wires, transmitting antennas or other items that will
interfere with the signal.
RF (radio frequency) signals do not travel well through moisture or dirt.
MOUNT
Option 1:
пѓј Install one mounting screw (not included) into a wall.
пѓј Place the remote sensor onto the screw (hanging hole on the backside).
пѓј Gently pull down to lock the screw in place.
Option 2:
пѓј Insert the mounting screw through the front of the remote sensor and into the wall.
пѓј Tighten the screw to snug (do not over tighten).
Position Weather Station
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The weather station has a pull out stand to sit on a desk or table or can be wall
mounted.
Place within range of the remote sensor.
The maximum transmitting range in open air is 200 feet (60 meters).
Obstacles such as walls, windows, stucco, concrete and large metal objects can reduce
the range.
Choose a location 6 feet or more from electronics such as cordless phones, wireless
gaming systems, televisions, microwaves, routers, baby monitors, etc., which can
prevent signal reception.
Be aware of electrical wires and plumbing within a wall. This will interfere with RF (radio
frequency) signal reception.
Distance/Resistance/Interference
Distance:
пѓј The maximum transmitting range in open air is over 300 feet (91 meters) between the
remote sensor and the weather station. This range is in open air with ideal conditions.
пѓј Consider what is in the signal path between the weather station and the remote sensor.
пѓј Avoid placing electronics in the signal path between the weather station and the remote
sensor.
Resistance:
пѓј Obstacles such as walls, floors, windows, stucco, concrete and large metal objects can
reduce the range.
пѓј When considering the distance between the remote sensor and the weather station (200
feet open air), cut that distance in half for each wall, window, tree, bush or other
obstruction in the signal path.
пѓј Closer is better.
пѓј Windows reflect the RF (radio frequency) signal.
пѓј Metal absorbs the signal and reduces the range.
пѓј Stucco has a metal mesh that absorbs the signal.
пѓј Do not mount the remote sensor on a metal fence. This significantly reduces the
effective range.
Interference:
пѓј Consider items in the signal path between the remote sensor and the weather station.
пѓј Sometimes a simple relocation of the remote sensor or the weather station will correct
the interference.
пѓј Windows can reflect the radio signal.
пѓј Metal will absorb the RF (radio frequency) signal.
пѓј Stucco has a metal mesh that absorbs signal.
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Avoid transmitting antennas: (ham radios, emergency dispatch centers, airports,
military bases, etc.)
Electrical wires (utilities, cable, etc.)
Vegetation is full of moisture and reduces signal.
It is difficult for RF (radio frequency) signal to travel through a hill.
Temperature Alerts
Explanation: The remote and indoor temperature alerts are set in two separate steps.
пѓј Set the alert value.
пѓј Arm/Disarm the alert.
Select Temperature Alert Values:
Hold the ALERT button for five seconds to select and set temperature alert values.
1. REMOTE HI alert will flash. Press the в–І or в–ј buttons to set the alert value, and press
the ALERT button to confirm. Then press the ALERT button again switch to REMOTE LO
setting.
2. REMOTE LO alert will flash. Press the в–І or в–ј buttons to set the alert value, and press
the ALERT button to confirm. Then press the ALERT button again switch to INDOOR HI
setting.
3. INDOOR HI alert will flash. Press the в–І or в–ј buttons to set the value, and press the
ALERT button to confirm and switch to INDOOR LO.
4. INDOOR LO alert will flash. Press the в–І or в–ј buttons to set the alert value, and press
the ALERT button to confirm. Then press the ALERT button again confirm and exit.
Note: After selecting temperature alert values, use the next step to arm or disarm
individual alerts.
Temperature Alerts ON/OFF
In normal mode, press the ALERT button to toggle between:
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пѓј Remote LO
пѓј Indoor HI
пѓј Indoor LO
пѓј Press the в–І button to arm the selected alert.
пѓј The alert icon (bell) appears next to the alert, when the alert is active.
пѓј Press the в–ј button to disarm the selected alert.
Note: When no temperature alerts are set, the Temperature Alert area will show OFF.
Temperature Alert Sounds
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пѓј When temperature alert sounds, the corresponding alert icon (bell) will flash.
пѓј The alert beeps once every minute, until the temperature is out of alert range.
пѓј Press any button to stop alert. The alert symbol will still show.
пѓј Turn alert OFF: In normal mode, press the ALERT button to select the alert. With HI or
LO alert selected, press the в–ј button to disarm that alert.
Weather Station
Power Requirements
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This weather station is powered by a 5 volt AC power adapter
Alternatively, optional 3-AAA Alkaline batteries may be used.
12-Hour or 24-Hour time format
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Time can display in 12-hour (am, pm) or 24-hour format.
Default is 12-hour time.
Use the Program Menu to switch time formats.
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Fahrenheit/Celsius
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Use the program menu to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius.
Backlight
AC adapter: The backlight is on continuously when operating the weather station with the
5-volt AC adapter.
Note: When the AC adapter is NOT in use, the HI-LOW-OFF light feature is not available.
пѓј HIGH: The backlight is defaulted to HI at setup when the AC adapter is in use.
пѓј LOW: Press the HI-LOW-OFF button to dim the backlight.
пѓј OFF: Press the HI-LOW-OFF button again to turn the backlight off.
пѓј Press the HI-LOW-OFF button to return to full strength.
Note: When the backlight is off, press any button to activate the backlight for 10 seconds.
Battery power: When operating on battery power only, press and release the any button
and the backlight will show for 10 seconds.
Dashes, HH.H, LL.L or stuck Indoor Temperature/Humidity
Explanation: These symbols are error messages indication the indoor sensor is outside of
its readable range. For indoor readings, this is generally a power related issue.
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Check that the AC power cord is inserted into a working outlet.
Batteries may be overpowered or underpowered. Remove batteries from the weather
station.
Press any button 20 times. Leave the weather station unpowered for 1-2 hours.
Install fresh Alkaline batteries with correct polarity.
If the indoor temperature is still shows dashes, HH.H or LL.L, the weather station may
need replacement.
Inaccurate Indoor Temperature Reading
Explanation: When the indoor temperature is inaccurate, it is often due to the location of
the display or overpowered/under powered batteries. You can test the accuracy at your
home.
Side-by-side test: Bring the remote sensor in the house and place it next to the weather
station for 2 hours.
пѓј Compare indoor and remote temperature. The temperature should be within 4 degrees
to be within tolerance.
пѓј Look for heat sources such as sunlight, door or window frames or reflected heat or cold
near the weather station.
Check batteries and AC power cord.
Set Time Alarm
In normal mode, hold the ALARM button for three seconds to enter alarm set mode.
1. HOUR: The Hour will flash, use the в–І or в–ј buttons to set the hour, and press ALARM
button to confirm and switch to minutes.
2. MINUTES: The Minutes will flash, use the в–І or в–ј buttons to set the minutes, and press
ALARM button to confirm and exit.
Note: When no buttons are pressed for ten seconds, the weather station will save the last
change and default back to normal mode
Activate/Deactivate time alarm
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In normal mode, press and release the ALARM button once to show alarm time.
Press and release the ALARM button repeatedly to turn ON/OFF alarm.
The alarm icon
appears when alarm is active.
Note: The alarm will ring for 2 minutes then turn off if no buttons are pressed.
Snooze Alarm
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When the alarm sounds, press the HI/LOW/OFF button to snooze the alarm for 10
minutes.
The snooze option can repeat three times.
The alarm icon
will flash while the snooze feature is active.
Note: while the alarm sounds press any button except the ALARM button to turn the
alarm off.
No WWVB Tower Icon
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The forecast station has not received a WWVB time signal in the past 24-hours.
Position the forecast station for better reception.
Be sure you have good batteries in the forecast station.
Hold the + and – buttons together to send the forecast station on a signal search at
night.
Allow up to 5 nights to receive the time signal.
Time is off by hours
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Check to see if the WWVB Tower icon appears on the forecast station. If not, the
forecast station has not received a WWVB time signal in the past 24-hours.
Reposition the forecast station with the front or back facing Colorado.
Check that the Time Zone selected correctly reflects your location. Adjust the time zone
in the Program Menu.
Check that the DST indicator is correct for your location (most areas observe DST so this
should be ON). Adjust the DST indicator in the Program Menu.
Manually Set Time/Date: Program Menu
The TIME SET button will move through the program menu. To change a value use the
ARROW buttons.
1. WWVB ON/OFF: Hold the TIME SET button five seconds so WWVB and the word ON
will flash. Press and release either ARROW button to turn this to OFF if you do not wish
WWVB time reception. Confirm with the TIME SET button and move to time zone.
2. TIME ZONE: EST will flash. Press and release the в–І or в–ј buttons to select a different
Time Zone: AST=Atlantic, EST= Eastern, CST= Central, MST= Mountain, PST= Pacific,
AKT= Alaska, HAT=Hawaiian time zone. Confirm with the TIME SET button and move to
DST.
3. DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: DST will flash and the word ON. Press and release the в–І or
в–ј buttons to turn this to OFF if you do not observe DST. Confirm with the TIME SET
button and move to 12/24 hour time.
4. 12/24 HOUR TIME: 12H will flash. Press and release the в–І or в–ј buttons to select 24H.
Confirm with the TIME SET button and move to the hour.
5. HOUR: The hour will flash. Press and release the в–І or в–ј buttons to select the correct
hour. Confirm with the TIME SET button and move to the minutes.
6. MINUTES: The minutes will flash. Press and release the в–І or в–ј buttons to adjust the
minutes. Confirm with the TIME SET button and move to the year.
7. YEAR: The year will flash. Press and release the в–І or в–ј buttons to select the correct
year. Confirm with the TIME SET button and move to the month.
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8. MONTH: The month will flash. Press and release the в–І or в–ј buttons to select the
correct month. Confirm with the TIME SET button and move to the date.
9. DATE: The date will flash. Press and release the в–І or в–ј buttons to select the correct
date. Confirm with the TIME SET button and move to F/C.
10. Note: The Day of the Week will set automatically when the year, month and date are
set.
11. FAHRENHEIT/CELSIUS: В°F will flash. Press and release the в–І or в–ј buttons to select
Fahrenheit or Celsius. Confirm with the TIME SET button and exit.
Note: When no buttons are pressed for ten seconds, the weather station will save the
last change and default back to normal mode.
Forecast Icons Inaccurate
THIS WEATHER STATION LEARNS OVER TIME!
Please allow 3-4 weeks for barometer calibration to generate an accurate forecast.
IMPORTANT: As the Weather station builds memory, it will compare the current average
pressure to the past forty day average pressure for increased accuracy. The longer the
Weather station operates in one location, the more accurate the forecast icons will be.
Weather Forecast Icons: This Weather station has six forecast icons that predict the
weather condition of the next 12-hours based on the change of atmospheric pressure. The
weather forecast is about 70-75% correct. As weather conditions cannot be 100% correctly
forecasted we are not responsible for any loss caused by an incorrect forecast.
пѓј Sunny (clear)
пѓј Partly Cloudy
пѓј Cloudy
пѓј Stormy
пѓј Rainy
пѓј Snowy (temp below 32 ВєF)
The icons forecast the weather in terms of getting better or worse and not necessarily sunny
or rainy, as each icon indicates.
Weather station is dim
Explanation: Most weather stations have a dark background. Place the weather station at
eye level, to determine if it is dim. Weather stations that sit in the sunlight can develop a
cloudy film over time.
пѓј This is generally a power related issue.
пѓј Batteries may be overpowered or underpowered. Remove batteries from weather
station.
пѓј Press any button 20 times. Leave the weather station unpowered for 1-2 hours.
пѓј Install fresh alkaline batteries with correct polarity.
Weather station has distorted or frozen display
Explanation: On a brand new weather station, check for thin plastic film of printed
scratch guard that may be on the screen of the weather station. This thin piece of plastic
has printed numbers for store displays. When the batteries are installed, the “real” numbers
show behind the printed scratch guard and create distortion.
пѓј With all power removed, the weather station should be blank.
пѓј If numbers still appear, please check for scratch guard.
Power:
пѓј Check that the batteries are installed correctly.
пѓј This is generally a power related issue.
пѓј Batteries may be overpowered or underpowered.
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Remove batteries from weather station.
Press any button 20 times. Leave the batteries out of the display for 2 hours.
Insert batteries into the weather station.
Weather station is blank: No letters, numbers or dashed lines
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Check that the batteries are installed correctly.
Batteries may be overpowered or underpowered.
Remove batteries from weather station.
Press any button 20 times. Leave the batteries out of the display for 2 hours.
Insert batteries into the weather station.
Weather station drains batteries quickly
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Test a new set of alkaline batteries. Write down the date of installation and the voltage
of the batteries.
When the batteries fail, please note the date and voltage again. This is helpful in
determining the problem.
Check for leaking batteries, which may damage the weather station.
Battery life is over 12 months when using reputable battery brands.
Weather station has missing segments
Explanation: When parts of numbers, letters, or pictures are missing on the display, it is
often power related.
пѓј Batteries may be overpowered or underpowered. Remove batteries from weather
station.
пѓј Press any button 20 times. Leave the weather station unpowered for 1-2 hours.
пѓј Install fresh alkaline batteries with correct polarity.
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