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Acurite Weather Station User Manual
Instruction Manual
Weather Station
model 01201
CONTENTS
Unpacking Instructions ........... 2
Package Contents .................. 2
Product Registration ............... 2
F
... 2
F
... 3
Setup .................................... 6
Sensor Setup ......................... 6
Display Setup ........................ 7
Set the Time, Date and Units.... 8
Backlight Settings ................... 8
Placement Guidelines ............. 9
Using the Weather Station .....10
Programmable Alarms ........... 11
Troubleshooting ....................12
Care and Maintenance .........13
Calibration ...........................13
........................14
FCC Information ...................14
Customer Support .................15
Warranty..............................15
Questions? Contact Customer Support at
www.AcuRite .com/support or email info@chaney-inst.com
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Congratulations on your new AcuRite product. To ensure the best possible
product performance, please read this manual in its entirety and retain it for
future reference.
Unpacking Instructions
Remove the protective film that is applied to the LCD screen prior to using this
product. Locate the tab and peel off to remove.
Package Contents
1. Display
2. Outdoor Sensor
3. Power Adapter
4. Instruction Manual
IMPORTANT
PRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED
TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Register online to receive 1 year ofwarranty protection
www.AcuRite.com
Features and Benefits
OUTDOOR SENSOR
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1. Integrated Hanger
2
For easy placement.
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2. Wireless Signal Indicator
Flashes when data is being sent to the
display.
3. Battery Compartment
3
4. A-B-C Switch
ID code that must match display’s
A-B-C switch to ensure units synchronize.
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5. Battery Compartment Cover
2
Features and Benefits
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2
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6
5
4
3
BACK OF DISPLAY
1. Integrated Hang Hole
6. A-B-C Switch
For easy wall mounting.
ID code that must match sensor’s
A-B-C switch to ensure units
synchronize.
2. Fold-out Tabletop Stand
3. Power Adapter
7. Backup Battery Compartment
4. Plug-in for Power Adapter
8. Battery Compartment Cover
5. RESET Button
(not shown)
For full reset to factory defaults.
3
Features and Benefits
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2
17
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1.
Current Outdoor Temperature
16. Current Indoor Humidity
Outdoor High & Low Temperature
Records
17. Indoor High & Low Temperature
Records
3.
Current Outdoor Humidity Arrow
icon indicates the direction humidity
is trending.
18. Current Indoor Temperature
4.
Outdoor Sensor Signal Strength
2.
Arrow icon indicates the direction
temperature is trending.
Arrow icon indicates direction
humidity is trending.
Highest and lowest temperature
recorded since midnight.
Highest and lowest temperature
recorded since midnight.
5.
Arrow icon indicates direction
temperature is trending.
Heat Index/Dew Point
Heat Index calculation displays
when temperature is 80°F (27°C)
or above.
Dew Point calculation displays
when temperature is 79°F (26°C)
or below.
6. Date
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Button
For alarm setup.
and
Buttons
For setup preferences and viewing
indoor high & low records.
Button
For setup preferences.
Button
For momentary backlight and
dimmer settings.
AUTO
Icon
Indicates display is in auto-dimming
brightness mode (see page 8).
12. Moon Phase
13. Clock
14. Current Barometric Pressure
Arrow icon indicates the direction
pressure is trending.
15. 12 to 24 Hour Weather Forecast
Self-calibrating forecasting pulls data
from the outdoor sensor to generate
your personal forecast.
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SETUP
Sensor Setup
1 Set the A-B-C Switch
1. S
lide off the battery
compartment cover. Take
note of the A-B-C switch
setting inside the battery
compartment for display
setup.
The A-B-C switch is located inside
the battery compartment. It can
be set to A, B or C. However,
you must select the same letter
choices for both the sensor and
the display in order for the units
to synchronize.
2. Insert 2 x AA batteries into
the battery compartment, as
shown. Follow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
2 Install or Replace Batteries
AcuRite recommends high quality
alkaline batteries in the outdoor
sensor for the best product
performance. Heavy duty or
rechargeable batteries are not
recommended.
3. R
eplace the battery cover.
1
A-B-C Switch
Set to match
display
ABC
2
Install Batteries
2 AA batteries
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Display Setup
1 Set the A-B-C Switch
2. Insert 3 x AAA alkaline
batteries into the battery
compartment, as shown. Follow
the polarity (+/–) diagram in
the battery compartment.
L ocate the A-B-C switch inside
the battery compartment. Set
the A-B-C switch to A, B or C.
You must select the same letter
choices for both the display and
the sensor in order for the units to
synchronize.
3. Replace the battery cover.
3 Plug in Power Adapter
For the best performance, plug
in the power adapter as the main
power source for this product.
2 Install or Replace Backup
Batteries (optional)
1. R
emove the battery
compartment cover.
1
A-B-C Switch
Set to match
sensor
2
ABC
3
Install Backup
Batteries
3 AAA Batteries
(optional)
Plug in
Power
Adapter
IMPORTANT: Batteries are
a backup power source to
preserve records in the event of
a power outage. Power adapter
is recommended as the primary
power source to enjoy the full
functionality of this product.
PLEASE DISPOSE OF OLD OR DEFECTIVE BATTERIES IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE
WAY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
BATTERY SAFETY: Clean the battery contacts and also those of the device prior to battery installation. Remove batteries from equipment that will not
be used for an extended period of time. Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery compartment. Promptly remove dead batteries from the device. Dispose of
used batteries properly. Only batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended are to be used. DO NOT incinerate used batteries. DO NOT dispose of batteries
in fire, as batteries may explode or leak. DO NOT mix old and new batteries or types of batteries (alkaline/standard). DO NOT use rechargeable batteries. DO NOT
recharge non-rechargeable batteries. DO NOT short-circuit the supply terminals.
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Set the Time, Date and Units
Press and release the “ ” button, located on the front of the display, to enter
SET MODE. Once in set mode, the preference you are currently setting will
blink on the display.
To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “
“ “ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
“ or
To save your adjustments, press and release the “ ” button again to adjust the
next preference. The preference set order is as follows:
Auto DST (Daylight Saving Time
CLOCK HOUR
CLOCK MINUTE
CALENDAR MONTH
CALENDAR DATE
CALENDAR YEAR
TEMPERATURE UNITS (ºC or ºF)
PRESSURE UNITS (hPa or inHg)
ON of OFF)*
*If you live in an area that observes DST, DST should be set to ON, even if it is
not currently Daylight Saving Time.
You will automatically exit SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 10 seconds.
Enter setup mode at any time by pressing the “ ” button.
Display Backlight Settings
This weather station’s colour display features three different lighting settings:
High (100%) brightness, Medium (50%) brightness and Low (15%) brightness.
Using battery power alone, the backlight is available momentarily for 10
seconds by pressing the Backlight button.
When display is powered with the power adapter, backlight remains on at
100% brightness. Press Backlight button once to dim to 50% brightness; press
again to dim to 15%, press a 3rd time to enter AUTO DIM mode.
NOTE: Pressing and holding the “ ” button for 5 seconds will disable the
backlight. Once any button is pressed, the backlight will return to your selected
setting.
AUTO DIM MODE: Automatically adjusts display brightness based on time of day.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. = 100% brightness
9:01 p.m. - 5:59 a.m.= 15% brightness
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Placement for Maximum Accuracy
AcuRite sensors are sensitive to surrounding environmental conditions. Proper
placement of both the display and outdoor sensor are critical to the accuracy
and performance of this product.
Display Placement
Place the display in a dry area free of dirt and dust. Display
stands upright for tabletop use and is wall-mountable.
Outdoor Sensor Placement
Sensor must be placed outside to observe outdoor conditions.
Sensor is water resistant and is designed for general outdoor
use, however, to extend its life place the sensor in an area
protected from direct weather elements.
Hang the sensor using the integrated hang hole or hanger,
or by using string (not included) to hang it from a suitable
location, like a well covered tree branch. The best location is
4 to 8 feet (1 to 2 metres) above the ground with permanent
shade and plenty of fresh air to circulate around the sensor.
Important Placement Guidelines
• To ensure accurate temperature measurement, place units out of direct
sunlight and away from any heat sources or vents.
• Display and outdoor sensor must be within 330 ft (100 m) of each other.
• To maximize wireless range, place units away from large metallic items, thick
walls, metal surfaces, or other objects that may limit wireless communication.
• To prevent wireless interference, place both units at least 3 ft (90 cm) away
from electronic devices (TV, computer, microwave, radio, etc.).
3 feet
(90 cm)
(330 feet)
(100 metres maximum)
Setup is Complete
The sensor will now synchronize with the display. It may take a few minutes for
synchronization to complete. Please refer to the troubleshooting section of this
manual if anything appears to be functioning improperly.
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OPERATION
Using the Weather Station
Weather Forecast
Self-calibrating forecasting uses a unique algorithm to analyze changes in
pressure over a time period (called Learning Mode) to determine your altitude.
After 14 days, the
icon disappears from the display screen. At this point,
the self-calibrated pressure is tuned in to your location and the unit is ready for
superior weather prediction.
STORMY
& WINDY
SNOW
LIKELY
SNOW / RAIN
MIX LIKELY
CHANCE
OF RAIN
CLOUDY
(flashing=stormy)
Moon Phase
Track the phases of the moon, conveyed through simple lunar phase icons:
NEW
WAXING
CRESCENT
1ST
QUARTER
FULL
3RD
QUARTER
WANING
CRESCENT
Barometric Pressure
Subtle variations in barometric pressure greatly affect the weather. This
weather station displays the current pressure with an arrow icon to indicate
the direction the pressure is trending (FALLING, STEADY, or RISING).
High and Low Records
High and low records for today and all-time are displayed for indoor and
outdoor temperature and humidity. Today’s records automatically clear at
12:00am midnight every day.
Press the “ “ and “ “ buttons to cycle through high and low recorded
values for outdoor and indoor temperature and humidity. While viewing all-time
records, a date and timestamp are shown for when each value was recorded.
You will automatically exit records if no buttons are pressed for 8 seconds.
To manually clear a HIGH or LOW record, press and HOLD both the “ “ and
“ “ buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds while viewing the record(s) you wish
to clear. Dashes display to confirm you have cleared the record(s).
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Programmable Alarms
This display features programmable alarms that sound an alert to notify you
when a value (for temperature or humidity) has been reached or exceeded.
When an alarm is triggered, the display emits an audible beep and flashes data
in the affected category. You can customize the alarms by turning ON or OFF
the alarms you’d like activated or deactivated, and by inputting your own values
to trigger the alarm.
Setup an Alarm
1. Press and release the “
” button until the reading for which you wish to
set an alarm is shown on the display. “ ” will be shown.
2. Press and release the “
3. Press and release the “
3. Press and release the “
“ or “
“ buttons until “
” appears.
” button. The current HIGH alarm value will be shown.
“ or “
“ buttons to adjust the alarm’s HIGH value.
4. Press and release the “
” button. The current LOW alarm value will be shown.
5. Press and release the “
“ or “
6. Press and release the “
” button to end alarm adjustments, OR press
and release the “
“ buttons to adjust the alarm’s LOW value.
” button to cycle to the next reading.
Disable an Alarm
1. Press and release the “
” button until the reading for which you wish to
disable an alarm is shown on the display. “
” will be shown.
2. Press and release the “
3. Press and release the “
“ or “
“ buttons until “
” appears.
” button to cycle to the next reading.
4. Repeat steps 1-3, as needed.
NOTE: To disable ALL alarms at once, press and HOLD the “
10 seconds.
” button for
You will automatically exit alarm SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for
10 seconds. Enter alarm SET MODE at any time by pressing the “
” button.
Care and Maintenance
Display Care
Clean with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives. Keep
away from dust, dirt and moisture. Clean ventilation ports regularly with a
gentle puff of air.
Outdoor Sensor Care
Clean with a soft damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
No outdoor sensor
reception
no bars
Possible Solution
If the wireless signal indicator shows no bars:
•R
elocate the display and/or the outdoor sensor.
The units must be within 330 ft (100 m) of each other.
•M
ake sure both units are placed at least . 3 feet(9 m)
away from electronics that may interfere with the wireless
communication (such as TVs, microwaves, computers, etc.).
• Use standard alkaline batteries (or lithium batteries in
sensor when temperature is below -4ºF/-20ºC). Do not
use heavy-duty or rechargeable batteries. NOTE: It may
take a few minutes for display and sensor to synchronize
after batteries are replaced.
Outdoor
t emperature
is flashing or
showing dashes
Flashing of the outdoor temperature is generally an
indication of wireless interference.
1. B
ring both the sensor and display indoors and remove
batteries from each.
2. Make sure the A-B-C switches on both units match.
3. Reinstall batteries in the outdoor sensor.
4. Reinstall batteries in the display.
5. L et the units sit within a couple feet of each other
for a few minutes to gain a strong connection.
Inaccurate forecast
•W
eather Forecast icon predicts conditions for the next
12 to 24 hours, not current conditions.
• Has the learning mode icon disappeared from the
display? Learning Mode must complete before forecast
and pressure will be accurate.
•A
llow unit to run continuously for 33 days. Battery
removal or resetting the display will restart Learning
Mode. After 14 days, forecast should be fairly accurate,
however, Learning Mode calibrates for a total of 33 days.
Inaccurate
temperature
or humidity
• Make sure both the display and sensor are placed out of
direct sunlight and away from any heat sources or vents
(see page 9).
•M
ake sure both units are positioned away from moisture
sources (see page 9).
Display screen
not working
• Check that the power adapter is plugged into the display
and an electrical outlet.
eset the display by pressing the reset button, located
•R
on the back of the display. Date and time will need to be
entered after a reset
If your AcuRite product does not operate properly after trying the troubleshooting steps,
visit www.AcuRite.com or email info@chaney-inst.com for assistance.
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Care and Maintenance
Display Care
Clean with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives. Keep
away from dust, dirt and moisture. Clean ventilation ports regularly with a
gentle puff of air.
Outdoor Sensor Care
Clean with a soft damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives.
Calibration
The indoor / outdoor temperature and humidity readings, and barometric
pressure can be calibrated on the display to improve accuracy. Calibration can
improve accuracy when sensor placement or environmental factors impact the
data accuracy.
1. To access calibration mode, press AND HOLD the “
buttons simultaneously for at least 5 seconds.
“, “
”, and “
“
2. To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “ “
or “ “ buttons to calibrate the data value higher or lower from the actual
reading.
3. To save your adjustments, press and release the “ ” button to adjust the
next preference. The “ ” icon will remain illuminated next to calibrated
values.
The preference set order is as follows:
OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE
OUTDOOR HUMIDITY
INDOOR TEMPERATURE
INDOOR HUMIDITY
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE (must be set to MANUAL mode to calibrate)*
*To change from AUTO to MANUAL pressure mode and vice versa, press
AND HOLD the “ ” button for 10 seconds. “manual” will appear below
the barometric pressure to indicate that MANUAL mode has been activated.
Press and HOLD the “ ” button for 10 seconds to return to AUTO mode.
After 20 seconds of inactivity, the display will save the adjustments and exit
calibration mode. Note: Calibrations will be erased if the display is reset or if
batteries are removed and the power adapter is unplugged.
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Specifications
TEMPERATURE RANGE
Outdoor: -40ºF to 158ºF; -40ºC to 70ºC
Indoor: 32ºF to 122ºF ; 0ºC to 50ºC
HUMIDITY RANGE
Outdoor: 1% to 99% RH
Indoor: 1% to 99% RH
WIRELESS RANGE
OPERATING FREQUENCY
POWER
330 ft / 100 m depending on home construction materials
433 MHz
Display: 5V, 250mA power adapter
3 x AAA alkaline batteries (optional)
Sensor: 2 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries
DATA REPORTING
Outdoor: 16 second updates
Indoor: 60 second updates
FCC Information
This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1- This device may NOT cause harmful interference, and
2- This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
NOTE: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment.
Such modifications could void the user authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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Customer Support
AcuRite customer support is committed to providing you with best-inclass service. For assistance, please have the model number of this
product available and contact us in any of the following ways:
info@chaney-inst.com
Visit us at www.AcuRite.com
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We expressly disclaim all liability for special, consequential,
or incidental damages, whether arising in tort or by contract
from any breach of this warranty. Some states do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
AcuRite is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chaney
Instrument Company. For purchases of AcuRite
products, AcuRite provides the benefits and services set
forth herein. For purchases of Chaney products, Chaney
provides the benefits and services set forth herein.
We further disclaim liability from personal injury relating to
our products to the extent permitted by law. By acceptance of
any of our products, the purchaser assumes all liability for the
consequences arising from their use or misuse. No person, firm
or corporation is authorized to bind us to any other obligation
or liability in connection with the sale of our products.
Furthermore, no person, firm or corporation is authorized
to modify or waive the terms of this warranty unless done in
writing and signed by a duly authorized agent of ours.
We warrant that all products we manufacture under this
warranty are of good material and workmanship and, when
properly installed and operated, will be free of defects for a
period of one year from the date of purchase.
Any product which, under normal use and service, is proven
to breach the warranty contained herein within ONE YEAR
from date of sale will, upon examination by us, and at our sole
option, be repaired or replaced by us. Transportation costs and
charges for returned goods shall be paid for by the purchaser.
We hereby disclaim all responsibility for such transportation
costs and charges. This warranty will not be breached, and we
will give no credit for products which have received normal
wear and tear not affecting the functionality of the product,
been damaged (including by acts of nature), tampered,
abused, improperly installed, or repaired or altered by others
than our authorized representatives.
In no case shall our liability for any claim relating to our
products, your purchase or your use thereof, exceed the
original purchase price paid for the product.
Applicability of Policy
This Return, Refund, and Warranty Policy applies only to
purchases made in the United States and Canada. For
purchases made in a country other than the United States or
Canada, please consult the policies applicable to the country in
which you made your purchase.
Remedy for breach of this warranty is limited to repair or
replacement of the defective item(s). If we determine that repair
or replacement is not feasible, we may, at our option, refund
the amount of the original purchase price.
Additionally, this Policy applies only to the original purchaser
of our products. We cannot and do not offer any return,
refund, or warranty services if you buy products used or from
resale sites such as eBay or Craigslist.
THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED WARRANTY IS THE SOLE WARRANTY
FOR THE PRODUCTS AND IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES
OTHER THAN THE EXPRESS WARRANTY SET FORTH HEREIN
ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
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Governing Law
This Return, Refund, and Warranty Policy is governed by the
laws of the United States and the State of Wisconsin. Any
dispute relating to this Policy shall be brought exclusively in the
federal or State courts having jurisdiction in Walworth County,
Wisconsin; and purchaser consents to jurisdiction within the
State of Wisconsin.
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