Technoline Model User manual

Technoline Model User manual
WIRELESS 868 MHz WEATHER STATION
Instruction Manual
INTRODUCTION:
Congratulations on purchasing this weather station with wireless 868 MHz transmission of
outdoor temperature and display of indoor temperature, weather forecast icon and weather
tendency indicator. It is further featuring a DCF-77 radio controlled clock and manual time
setting is available. With four easy to use function keys, this innovative product is ideal for
use in the home or office.
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FEATURES:
The Weather Station
Hanging hole
LCD
Display
Battery
compartment
cover
Function Keys
Detachable stand
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DCF-77 Radio controlled time function with manual time setting options
DCF time reception ON/OFF
24 hour display
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Calendar (year, month and day display in setting mode only)
Time zone +/- 12 hours
Temperature display in degree Celsius (°C)
Indoor and outdor temperature with minimum/maximum records
Manual reset of minimum/maximum records
3 weather forecast icons with weather tendency indicator
Wireless transmission at 868 MHz
Signal reception interval at 4 seconds
Low battery indicators
Wall mounting or table standing (detachable stand)
The Outdoor Temperature Transmitter
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Remote transmission of outdoor temperature to weather
station by 868 MHz signals
Shower proof casing
Wall mounting and table-standing
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SETTING UP:
Note: This weather station receives only one outdoor transmitter.
1.
First, insert the batteries into the temperature transmitter. (see “Install and replace
batteries in the temperature transmitter“).
2.
Within 30 seconds, insert the batteries into weather station (see “Install and replace
batteries in the weather station”). Once the batteries are in place, all segments of
the LCD will light up briefly. Then the time (default 0:00) and the weather icon will be
displayed. If these are not displayed after 60 seconds, remove the batteries and wait
for at least 60 seconds before reinserting them.
3.
After inserting the batteries, the weather station will start receiving data from the
transmitter. The outdoor temperature and the signal reception icon should then be
displayed on the weather station. If this does not happen after 3 minutes, the batteries
will need to be removed from both units and reset from step 1.
4.
In order to ensure successful 868 MHz transmission, this should under good conditions
be a distance no more than 100 meters between the final position of the weather
station and the transmitter (see notes on “Mounting” and “868 MHz Reception”).
5.
Once the remote temperature has been received and displayed on the weather station,
the DCF time (radio controlled time) code reception is automatically started. This takes
typically between 3-5 minutes in good conditions.
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Note:
Daily DCF reception is done at 02:00 and 03:00 am every day. If the reception at 03:00 am is
not successful, then at 04:00 and 05:00 and 06:00 am there are other tries, until one is
successful. If the reception at 06:00 am is still not successful, then the next try takes place at
02:00 am next day.
If reception is successful, the received time will override the manually set time. (Please also
refer to notes on “DCF-77 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 low battery icon will
appear on the LCD. To install and replace the batteries,
please follow the steps below:
1.
Lift up the battery compartment cover.
2.
Insert batteries observing the correct polarity (see
marking).
3.
Replace compartment cover.
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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:
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3.
Remove the battery compartment cover at the back of the
transmitter.
Insert the batteries, observing the correct polarity (see marking).
Replace the battery compartment cover on the unit.
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 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 3 minutes of power being supplied to it.
BATTERY CHANGE:
It is recommended to replace the batteries in all units regularly to ensure
optimum accuracy of these units (Battery life see “Specifications”).
Please participate in the preservation of the environment. Return used
batteries to an authorised depot.
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FUNCTION KEYS:
Weather station: The weather station has four easy to use function keys.
+ key
SET key
OUTDOOR key
INDOOR/RESET key
SET key
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Press and hold to enter manual setting modes: Time zone, manual time, calendar and
DCF time reception ON/OFF
+ key
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To change any values in manual set modes
INDOOR/RESET key
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To display indoor minimum/maximum temperature records
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Press and hold to reset ALL indoor and outdoor minimum/maximum temperature
records in one time
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OUTDOOR key
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To display outdoor minimum/maximum temperature records
LCD SCREEN:
Weather tendency
indicator
Weather forecast icon
Radio controlled time
reception icon
Time
Low battery indicator
(weather station)
Indoor
Temperature in °C
Maximum icon
Minimum icon
Low battery indicator
(transmitter)
Outdoor
Temperature in °C
Outdoor Reception
Signal icon *
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* When the outdoor signal is successfully received by the Weather Station, this icon will be
switched on. (If not successful, the icon will not be shown in LCD) So user can easily see
whether the last reception was successful (icon on) or not (icon off).
For a better display clarity, the LCD screen is split into 4 sections.
Section 1 – WEATHER FORECAST AND WEATHER TENDENCY ICONS
Display of the weather to be expected in form of three weather symbols and two weather
tendency indicators in form of an arrow, which change their appearance depending on the air
pressure development
Section 2 – TIME
In normal mode display of radio controlled time
A reception tower symbol will be shown indicating that the DCF-77 time signal is
scanned for (flashing) or received (steady).
Note: The symbol will not be shown when radio time reception is not successful or when time
reception function is turned off.
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Section 3 – INDOOR TEMPERATURE
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Display the current indoor temperature
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Display of low battery indicator (weather station)
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Section 4 – OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE
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Display the current outdoor temperature
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A signal reception symbol will be shown indicating that receiver is receiving outdoor
temperature
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Display of low battery indicator (transmitter)
DCF-77 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 1500 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.
After the outdoor transmitter reception is completed in initial setup, the DCF tower icon on the
clock display will start flashing. 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.
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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 SETTINGS:
The following manual settings can be done in the setting mode:
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Time zone
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Manual time
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Calendar (Year, month and day)
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Time reception DCF ON/OFF
Press and hold the SET key for about 3 seconds to advance to the setting mode:
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TIME ZONE SETTING:
Time zone (flashing)
The time zone default is “0” hour. To set a different time zone:
1.
The current time zone value starts flashing.
2.
Use the + key to set the time zone. The range runs from 0, -1, -2…
-12, 12, 11, 10… 2, 1, 0, in consecutive 1-hour intervals.
3.
Confirm with the SET key and enter the Manual time setting
MANUAL TIME SETTING
In case the weather station is not able to detect the radio-controlled time (DCF time) signal
(due to disturbances, transmitting distance, etc.), the time can be manually set. The clock will
then work as a normal Quartz clock.
Hour (flashing)
Minute
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To set the clock:
1.
The hour digits start flashing in the time display section.
2.
Use the + key to adjust the hours and then press SET key to go to the minute setting.
3.
The minute will be flashing. Press the + key to adjust the minutes.
4.
Confirm with the SET key and enter the Calendar setting
Note:
The unit will still try to receive the signal despite a manual setting. When the signal is
received, the manually set time will automatically be replaced by the received time. During
reception attempts, the DCF tower icon will flash. If reception has been unsuccessful, the
DCF tower icon will not appear but reception will still be attempted.
CALENDAR SETTING
The clock can display year, month and day in setting mode.
Year (flashing)
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To set the Year:
1.
Default year “2011” is flashing. Use the + key to change value. The year can be set
from 2011 to 2039.
2.
Press SET key to confirm and enter Month Setting.
Month (flashing)
Day
To set the Month:
1.
The month digit is flashing. Use the + key to change value.
2.
Press the SET key to confirm and enter Day Setting.
To set the Day:
1.
The day digit is flashing. Use the + key to change value.
2.
Press SET key to confirm and enter Time reception ON/OFF setting.
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TIME RECEPTION ON/OFF SETTING
In area where reception of the radio-controlled time (DCF time) is not possible, the time
reception function can be turned OFF. The clock will then work as a normal Quartz clock.
(Default setting is ON).
Reception icon
(flashing)
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“On” (flashing)
“On” is flashing on the LCD.
Use the + key to turn OFF the time reception function if necessary.
Confirm with the SET key and exit the setting mode.
Note: If the Time Reception function is turned OFF manually, the clock will not attempt any
reception of the radio-controlled time (DCF time) as long as the Time Reception OFF function
is activated. The Time Reception icon and the DCF icon will not be displayed on the LCD.
WEATHER FORECAST AND TENDENCY
THE WEATHER FORECASTING ICONS:
There are 3 weather icons in the top section of LCD which can be displayed in any of the
following combinations:
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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 icon 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 display weather forecasts in 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 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 rainy.
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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 a 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 upper floors 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.
THE WEATHER TENDENCY INDICATOR
Working together with the weather icons are the weather tendency indicators (located on the
left and right hand side of the weather icons). When the indicator points upwards, it means
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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, you will see how the weather has changed and how it 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 (sun icon only).
Therefore, the next change in the weather will be the cloud with rain icons since the indicator
is pointing downwards.
Note:
Once the weather tendency indicator has registered a change in the air pressure, it will
remain permanently visualized on the LCD.
INDOOR MIN/MAX TEMPERATURE RECORDS
The current indoor temperature is displayed on the third section of the LCD.
Press and release the “INDOOR/RESET” key repeatedly, the current indoor temperature will
alternate between the minimum, maximum temperature recordings and the current value.
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Minimum
Indoor
Temperature
Record
Maximum
Indoor
Temperature
Record
MAX icon
(flashing)
MIN icon
(flashing)
OUTDOOR MIN/MAX TEMPERATURE RECORDS
The current outdoor temperature is displayed on the last section of the LCD.
Press and release the “OUTDOOR” key repeatedly, the current outdoor temperature will
alternate between the minimum, maximum temperature recordings and the current value.
MIN icon
(flashing)
MAX icon
(flashing)
Minimum
Outdoor
Temperature
Maximum
Outdoor
Temperature
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RESETTING INDOOR AND OUTDDOR MIN/MAX TEMPERATURE RECORDS
In normal display mode, press and hold the INDOOR/RESET key for 3 seconds to reset in
one time ALL indoor and outdoor minimum/maximum records to current values.
LOW BATTERY INDICATOR
Low battery indicator is displayed on the LCD when the batteries require changing.
868 MHz RECEPTION CHECK
The weather station should receive the temperature data within 3 minutes after set-up. If the
temperature data is not received 3 minutes after setting up (not successfully continuously,
the outdoor display shows “- - -” ), 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 positioning the weather station 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 (868MHz) may prevent correct signal transmission and
reception.
4.
Neighbors using electrical devices operating on the 868MHz signal frequency can also
cause interference.
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Note:
When the 868MHz signal is received correctly, do not re-open the battery cover 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 about 100 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 may be hung onto wall easily or free standing.
To wall mount
Choose a sheltered place. Avoid direct rain and sunshine.
Before wall mounting, please check that the outdoor temperature value can
be received from the desired locations.
1.
Fix a screw (not supplied) into the desired wall, leaving the head
extended out by about 5mm.
2.
Remove the stand from the weather station by pulling it away from
the base and hang the station onto the screw. Remember to ensure
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that it locks into place before releasing.
Free standing
With the detachable stand, the weather station can be placed onto any flat
surface.
POSITIONING THE TEMPERATURE TRANSMITTER:
The transmitter is supplied with a holder that may be attached to a wall with
the two screws supplied. The transmitter can also be position on a flat surface
by securing the stand to the bottom of the transmitter.
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To wall mount:
1. Secure the bracket onto a desired wall using the screws and plastic
anchors.
2. Clip the remote temperature sensor onto the bracket.
Note:
Before permanently fixing the transmitter wall base, place all units in the
desired locations to check that the outdoor temperature reading is
receivable. In event that the signal is not received, relocate the
transmitter or move the units slightly as this may help the signal
reception.
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.
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Precautions shall be taken when handling the batteries. Injuries, burns, or property
damage may be resulted if the batteries are in contact with conducting materials, heat,
corrosive materials or explosives. The batteries shall be taken out from the unit before
the product is to be stored for a long period of time.
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Immediately remove all low powered batteries to avoid leakage and damage. Replace
only with new batteries of the recommended type.
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When cleaning the display and casings, use a soft damp cloth only. Do not use
solvents or scouring agents as they may mark the LCD and casings.
Do not submerge the unit in water.
Special care shall be taken when handling a damaged LCD display. The liquid crystals
can be harmful to user's health.
Do not make any repair attempts to the unit. Return them to their original point of
purchase for repair by a qualified engineer. Opening and tampering with the unit may
invalidate their guarantee.
Never touch the exposed electronic circuit of the device as there is a danger of electric
shock should it become exposed.
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.
SPECIFICATIONS:
Temperature measuring range:
Indoor
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-9.9ºC to +59.9ºC with 0.1ºC resolution
(“OF.L” displayed if outside this range)
Outdoor
: -39.9ºC to +59.9ºC with 0.1ºC resolution
(“OF.L” displayed if outside this range)
Indoor temperature checking interval :
every 16 seconds
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Outdoor temperature reception
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every 4 seconds
Power consumption:
Weather station
: 2 x AA, IEC, LR6, 1.5V
Battery life cycle (Alkaline batteries recommended) : Approx. 24 months
Temperature transmitter
: 2 x AAA, IEC, LR3, 1.5V
Battery life cycle (Alkaline batteries recommended) : Approx. 12 months
Dimensions (L x W x H) :
Weather station
: 83 x 25 x 157 mm
Temperature transmitter
: 32.4 x 14.1 x 86.5 mm
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER:
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The electrical and electronic wastes contain hazardous substances. Disposal of
electronic waste in wild country and/or in unauthorized grounds strongly damages the
environment.
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Please contact your local or/and regional authorities to retrieve the addresses of legal
dumping grounds with selective collection.
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All electronic instruments must from now on be recycled. User shall take an active part
in the reuse, recycling and recovery of the electrical and electronic waste.
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The unrestricted disposal of electronic waste may do harm on public health and the
quality of environment.
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As stated on the gift box and labeled on the product, reading the “User manual” is
highly recommended for the benefit of the user.
This product must however not be thrown in general rubbish collection points.
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 designed for use in the home only as indication of the temperature and
other weather data.
This product is not to be used for medical purposes or for public information.
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 authorization 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.
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