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Acurite Weather Station User Manual
Instruction Manual
Weather Station
model 01181
CONTENTS
Unpacking Instructions............ 2
Package Contents................... 2
Product Registration................ 2
Features & Benefits: Sensor....... 2
Features & Benefits: Display...... 3
Setup..................................... 6
Sensor Setup.......................... 6
Display Setup......................... 7
Atomic Clock.......................... 8
Set the Time, Date & Units....... 8
Placement Guidelines.............. 9
Using the Weather Station......10
Troubleshooting..................... 11
Care & Maintenance..............12
Calibration............................12
Specifications.........................13
FCC Information....................13
Customer Support..................14
Warranty..............................14
Questions? Contact Customer Support at
877-221-1252 or visit www.AcuRite.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 with Tabletop Stand
2. Outdoor Sensor
3. Instruction Manual
IMPORTANT
PRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED
TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Register online to receive 1 year ofwarranty protection
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Features & 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
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
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Features & Benefits
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BACK OF DISPLAY
4. Battery Compartment Cover
1. Integrated Hang Hole
For easy wall mounting.
5. Battery Compartment
2. RESET Button
6. Tabletop Stand
For full reset to factory defaults.
3. A-B-C Switch
ID code that must match sensor’s
A-B-C switch to ensure units
synchronize.
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Features & Benefits
Display
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Features & Benefits
FRONT OF DISPLAY
1.
Display Low Battery Indicator
13. Learning Mode Icon
Disappears after weather forecast
self-calibration is complete.
2. Atomic Clock
Maintains time with split-second
accuracy and automatically updates
for Daylight Saving Time.
14. Current Barometric Pressure
Arrow icon indicates the direction
pressure is trending.
3. MIN Icon
15. Current Indoor Temperature
Indicates today’s low records are
being viewed.
Arrow icon indicates direction
temperature is trending.
4. Current Outdoor Temperature
16. Current Indoor Humidity
Arrow icon indicates the direction
temperature is trending.
Arrow icon indicates direction
humidity is trending.
5. Sensor Low Battery Indicator
17. Outdoor Sensor Signal Strength
6. Heat Index/Dew Point
7.
Heat Index calculation displays
when temperature is 80°F (27°C)
or above.
18. Current Outdoor Humidity
Dew Point calculation displays
when temperature is 79°F (26°C)
or below.
19. MAX Icon
12 to 24 Hour Weather Forecast
20. Day of the Week/Date
Arrow icon indicates the direction
humidity is trending.
Indicates today’s high records are
being viewed.
Self-calibrating forecasting pulls data
from the outdoor sensor to generate
your personal forecast.
21. Atomic Clock Signal Strength
8. Multi-Variable History Chart
Displays the past 12 hours of data
for pressure, outdoor temperature or
outdoor humidity.
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10.
11.
12.
Button
For viewing high & low records.
and
Buttons
For setup preferences.
Button
For setup preferences.
Button
Press to toggle between pressure,
outdoor temperature or outdoor
humidity on History Chart.
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SETUP
Sensor Setup
1 Set the A-B-C Switch
conditions. Cold temperatures
can cause alkaline batteries
to function improperly. Use
lithium batteries in the sensor for
temperatures below -4ºF / -20ºC .
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.
1. S
lide off the battery
compartment cover. Take
note of the A-B-C switch
setting inside the battery
compartment.
2 Install or Replace Batteries
AcuRite recommends high quality
alkaline or lithium batteries for
the best product performance.
Heavy-duty or rechargeable
batteries are not recommended.
2. Insert 2 x AA batteries into
the battery compartment, as
shown. F
ollow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
The sensor requires lithium
batteries in low-temperature
3. R
eplace the battery cover.
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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 Install or Replace Backup
Batteries (optional)
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.
1. R
emove the battery
compartment cover.
2. Insert 3 x AA alkaline batteries
into the battery compartment,
as shown. Follow the polarity
(+/–) diagram in the battery
compartment.
3. Replace the battery cover.
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A-B-C Switch
Set to match
sensor
ABC
2
Install Batteries
3 AA batteries
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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Atomic Clock
AcuRite atomic clocks use a radio-controlled signal (RCC) to synchronize to the correct
time broadcast by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Radio
Station WWVB, located near Fort Collins, Colorado. WWVB broadcasts the current time
and date with split-second accuracy.
The atomic clock and calendar will maintain the correct time and date, and automatically
update for Daylight Saving Time to provide the most accurate timekeeping standard possible.
NOTE: Signal reception is normally better at night and when the weather is clear. The
atomic signal generally takes a few hours to synchronize, so it is important to manually
set the time and date after powering on the display.
Set the Time, Date & 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.
” or “
”
To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “
buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
To save your adjustments, press and release the “ ” button again to adjust the next
preference. The preference set order is as follows:
TIME ZONE (EST, CST, MST, PST, AKT, HAT, AST)
AUTO CHANGE for DST? (Daylight Saving Time ON or OFF)*
CLOCK HOUR
CLOCK MINUTE
CALENDAR MONTH
CALENDAR DATE
CALENDAR YEAR
TEMPERATURE UNITS (ºF or ºC)
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE UNITS (hPa or inHg)
ATOMIC CLOCK FUNCTION (ON or OFF)
*If you live in an area that observes Daylight Saving Time, DST should be set to ON,
even if it is not currently Daylight Saving Time.
You will automatically exit SETUP MODE if no buttons are pressed for 10 seconds. Enter
setup mode at any time by pressing the “ ” button.
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Placement for Maximum Accuracy
AcuRite sensors are sensitive to surrounding environmental conditions. Proper
placement of both the display and the 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 or 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 holes 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 meters) 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.).
TV
AT
LEAST
3 feet
(.9m)
APART
Setup is Complete
(330 feet maximum)
(100 meters)
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
Learning Mode
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 learning mode 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.
Weather Forecast
AcuRite’s patented self-calibrating forecasting provides your personal forecast
of weather conditions for the next 12 to 24 hours by collecting data from the
sensor in your backyard. It generates a forecast with pinpoint accuracy personalized for your exact location.
STORMY
SNOW
LIKELY
SNOW / RAIN
MIX LIKELY
RAIN
LIKELY
MOSTLY
CLOUDY
(flashing=stormy)
View the complete list of icons at www.AcuRite.com/acurite-icons
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 & Low Records
Today’s high and low records are displayed for indoor and outdoor temperature
and humidity. Today’s records automatically clear at 12:00am midnight
every day. View today’s high and low records by pressing and releasing the
“ ” button.
To manually clear a HIGH or LOW record, press and HOLD both the “ “ and
“ “ buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds while viewing the record you wish to
clear. Dashes display to confirm you have cleared the record.
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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
•C
heck that the batteries are installed correctly. Batteries
may need to be replaced.
•R
eset the display by pressing the reset button, located
on the back of the display. Date and time will need to be
entered after a reset
Atomic signal or time
syncing problems
For additional troubleshooting, please visit:
http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp40/radioclocks.cfm
If your AcuRite product does not operate properly after trying the troubleshooting steps,
visit www.AcuRite.com or call 877-221-1252 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 than 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 under 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 10 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.
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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
OPERATING FREQUENCY
330 ft/100 m depending on home construction materials
433 MHz
POWER
Display: 3 x AA alkaline batteries
WIRELESS RANGE
Sensor: 2 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries
DATA REPORTING
Outdoor temperature & humidity: 18 second updates
Indoor temperature & humidity: 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:
(877) 221-1252
Visit us at www.AcuRite.com
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In no case shall our liability for any claim relating to our
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This Return, Refund, and Warranty Policy is governed by the
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dispute relating to this Policy shall be brought exclusively in the
federal or State courts having jurisdiction in Walworth County,
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