Ambient Weather WS-0211 Owner's manual

Ambient Weather WS-0211 Owner's manual
Ambient Weather WS-0211 Wireless “Wendy the Weather
Wizard” User Manual
Table of Contents
1.
2.
Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 2
Getting Started ................................................................................................................................ 2
2.1 Parts List ....................................................................................................................................... 2
2.2 Recommend Tools ......................................................................................................................... 2
2.3 Thermometer Sensor Set Up ......................................................................................................... 3
2.4 Display Console Set Up ................................................................................................................ 3
2.4.2 Display Console Layout ..................................................................................................... 4
2.4.3 Sensor Operation Verification ............................................................................................ 5
3. Remote Sensor Installation ............................................................................................................. 5
4. Console Operation........................................................................................................................... 5
4.1 Quick Display Mode ..................................................................................................................... 5
4.2 Set (Program) Mode ...................................................................................................................... 6
4.3
Alarm Mode ........................................................................................................................... 6
4.3.1 Time Alarm ............................................................................................................................ 6
4.3.2 Alarm Programming........................................................................................................... 6
4.3.2 Snooze Function ................................................................................................................. 6
4.3.3 Cancelling the Alarm when Sounding ................................................................................ 6
4.4
Min/Max Mode ...................................................................................................................... 6
4.5
Other Console Features .......................................................................................................... 7
4.5.1 Temperature Icons .............................................................................................................. 7
4.5.2 Season Icons ....................................................................................................................... 7
4.6 Multi-Channel Operation .............................................................................................................. 7
4.6.1 Sensor Initialization ........................................................................................................... 8
4.6.2 Sensor Accuracy Note ........................................................................................................ 8
4.6.3 Viewing the 3 Sensor Channels .......................................................................................... 8
5 Glossary of Terms ........................................................................................................................... 8
6 Specifications .................................................................................................................................. 8
6.1
Wireless Specifications .......................................................................................................... 8
6.2
Measurement Specifications................................................................................................... 8
6.3
Power Consumption ............................................................................................................... 9
7 Troubleshooting Guide.................................................................................................................... 9
8 Accessories ................................................................................................................................... 10
9 Liability Disclaimer ...................................................................................................................... 10
10
FCC Statement.......................................................................................................................... 10
11
Warranty Information ............................................................................................................... 11
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1. Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of the Ambient Weather WS-0211 Wireless Wendy the Weather Wizard
with Indoor and Outdoor Temperature, Time and Animated Temperature Index. The following user
guide provides step by step instructions for installation, operation and troubleshooting. To download
the latest manual and additional troubleshooting tips, please visit:
http://ambientweather.wikispaces.com/ws0211
2. Getting Started
Note: The power up sequence must be performed in the order shown in this section (remote
transmitter first, Display Console second).
The WS-0211 weather station consists of a display console (receiver), and a thermometer (remote
transmitter).
2.1 Parts List
QTY
1
1
Item
Display Console
Frame Dimensions (LxWxH): 5.5 x 2.5 x 0.7 in
LCD Dimensions (LxW): 2.5 x 3.5”
Thermometer transmitter (WH-6) with mounting bracket
Dimensions (LxWxH): 4.5” x 1.25” x 0.6”
2.2 Recommend Tools


Philips screwdriver
Drill for mounting bracket
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2.3 Thermometer Sensor Set Up
Note: To avoid permanent damage, please take note of the battery polarity before inserting the
batteries.
Remove the battery door on the back of the sensor with a Philips screwdriver. Insert two AAA
batteries as shown in Figure 1 (we recommend lithium batteries for cold weather climates, but alkaline
batteries are sufficient for most climates). Looking at the back of the unit from top to bottom, the
polarity is (+) (-) for the left battery and (-) (+) for the right battery.
The LED light will flash once after the batteries are installed, and flash once per 45 seconds thereafter.
Replace the battery door and set screw.
LED
light
Battery
cover
Battery
compartment
Figure 1
2.4 Display Console Set Up
Note: To avoid permanent damage, please take note of the battery polarity before inserting the
batteries.
Move the remote thermometer at least 10’ away from the display console (if the sensor is too close, it
may not be received by the display console).
Remove the battery door on the back of the display. Insert two AAA (alkaline or lithium, avoid
rechargeable) batteries in the back of the display console. Looking at the back of the unit (top to
bottom), the polarity is (+) (-) for the left battery, and (-) (+) for the right battery.
The display will beep three times and all of the LCD segments will light up for a few seconds to verify
all segments are operating properly.
Replace the battery door, and insert the desk stand and place the console in the upright position, as
shown in Figure 2.
The console will instantly display indoor temperature, date and time. The outdoor temperature will
update on the display within a few minutes. Do not touch any buttons until the remote sensor reports
in to the console, otherwise the remote sensor search mode will be terminated. When the remote
sensor data has been received, the console will automatically switch to the normal mode, and all
further settings can be performed.
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If the remote does not update, please reference the troubleshooting guide in Section 7.
Figure 2
2.4.2 Display Console Layout
Note: The following illustration shows basic operation of the display console.
Figure 3
1. Wendy the Weather Wizard outdoor
temperature index and four season icons
2. Time
3. Alarm time / Date
4. Time alarm icon
5. Receiver low battery indicator
6. Indoor temperature MIN/MAX icon.
7. Temperature display unit (℃ or ℉)
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9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Indoor temperature display
Outdoor temperature display
Transmitter low battery indicator
Outdoor temperature MIN/MAX icon
Sensor channel display
Temperature display unit (℃ or ℉)
Outdoor receiption signal
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2.4.3 Sensor Operation Verification
Verify the indoor and outdoor temperature match closely with the console and sensor in the same
location. The sensors should be within 4°F (the accuracy is ± 2°F). Allow about 30 minutes for both
sensors to stabilize.
3. Remote Sensor Installation
It is recommended you mount the remote sensor on a north facing wall, in a shaded area. Direct
sunlight and radiant heat sources will result in inaccurate temperature readings. Although the sensor is
water resistant, it is best to mount in a well protected area, such as an eve.
Use 3 screws to affix the mounting bracket to the wall. Connect the remote sensor to the wall
bracket, as shown in Figure 4.
This end up to
prevent water
damage
①
②
Figure 4
4. Console Operation
Note: The console has four buttons on the back: SNOOZE/ALARM key, +/CH key,
-/MIN/MAX and a SET key. There are four program modes: Quick Display Mode, Set Mode, Alarm
Mode and Min/Max Mode.
Since the buttons are on the back of the display, we have reversed the order for easy reference in
Figure 5. Use this template below to assist while programming the features in this section.
Figure 5
4.1 Quick Display Mode
While in Normal Mode, press the SET key to enter the Quick Display Mode. Press the SET key again
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to toggle between the date and alarm time.
4.2 Set (Program) Mode
While in Normal Mode, press and hold the SET key for at least three seconds to enter the Set Mode
(the display will beep). The first setting will begin flashing. You can press the SET key again to skip
any step, as defined below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
12/24 hour format
Time setting (hours/minutes)
Calendar setting (year /month /date)
Temperature display units (Celsius or Fahrenheit)
In the Set mode, press the CH/+ key or MIN/MAX/- key to change or scroll the value. Hold the CH/+
key or MIN/MAX/- key for 3 seconds to increase/decrease rapidly.
Wait 10 seconds and the Set Mode will return to Normal Mode.
4.3
Alarm Mode
4.3.1 Time Alarm
While in Normal Mode, press the ALARM key to active the time alarm. Press the ALARM key
again to de-active the time alarm. If the alarm is enabled, the alarm icon will be displayed
.
4.3.2 Alarm Programming
While in Normal Mode, press the ALARM button for at least three seconds to enter the alarm
programming mode (the display will beep). The alarm hour will flash.
In the alarm mode, Press the CH/+ key or MIN/MAX/- key to change or scroll the alarm hour.
Press the ALARM button to change the alarm minute. Press the CH/+ key or MIN/MAX/- key to
change or scroll the alarm minute.
Wait 10 seconds, and the alarm mode will return to the normal mode.
4.3.2 Snooze Function
The snooze time is 10 minutes. The snooze function can be activated when the alarm is sounding by
pressing the ALARM/SNOOZE key. When the alarm snooze is active, the alarm icon ( ) will begin
flashing, indicating that the alarm is active but is in snooze mode. To turn off the snooze function
when it is active, press and release any of the SET, MIN/MAX/-, or CH/+ keys.
4.3.3 Cancelling the Alarm when Sounding
When the time alarm is active, the alarm will sound for 120 seconds. Press and release any of the SET,
MIN/MAX/-, or CH/+ keys. to mute the alarm.
4.4 Min/Max Mode
While in Normal Mode, press the MIN/MAX key to display the maximum indoor temperature. Press
and hold the MIN/MAX key for three seconds to reset the maximum indoor temperature to the current
value.
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Press the MIN/MAX key again to display the minimum indoor temperature. Press and hold the
MIN/MAX key for three seconds to reset the minimum indoor temperature to the current value.
Press the MIN/MAX key to display the maximum outdoor temperature. Press and hold the
MIN/MAX key for three seconds to reset the maximum outdoor temperature to the current value.
Press the MIN/MAX key again to display the minimum outdoor temperature. Press and hold the
MIN/MAX key for three seconds to reset the minimum outdoor temperature to the current value.
Note: This weather station supports up to three remote temperature sensors. Repeat this procedure
for Channels 2 and 3 if these sensors are installed.
Press MIN/MAX key again to return the Normal Mode.
4.5 Other Console Features
The following section describes additional console features.
4.5.1 Temperature Icons
The following icons will be displayed based on the temperature range (channel 1 only if you have
multiple outdoor sensors).
Figure 6
4.5.2 Season Icons
The following seasonal icons will be displayed based on the date.
Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall
4.6 Multi-Channel Operation
The WS-0211 supports up to three WH-6 remote thermometers (one is included). The optional sensors
can be purchased at AmbientWeather.com.
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4.6.1 Sensor Initialization
Power up the sensors and console in the following order:
1. Power up the console. Do not touch any of the buttons, as described in Section 2.4.
2. Power up the first remote thermometer as described in Section Error! Reference source not
found.. Wait until the sensor reports into the console.
3. Power up the second remote thermometer as described in Section Error! Reference source
not found.. Wait until the sensor reports to the console. The first sensor will be designated as
Channel 1 and the second sensor will be designated as Channel 2.
4. Power up the third remote thermometer as described in Section Error! Reference source not
found.. Wait until the sensor reports to the console. The third sensor will be designated as
Channel 3. The display will switch between each sensor until you exit the initialization state
by pressing any button.
4.6.2 Sensor Accuracy Note
Verify the temperature values match closely with the console and sensor array in the same location
(about 10’ apart). The sensors should be within 4°F (the accuracy is ± 2°F).
Allow about 30 minutes for both sensors to stabilize.
4.6.3 Viewing the 3 Sensor Channels
To view the 3 sensor channels, select the CH/+ button. The minimum and maximum can be viewed
for each channel as specified in Section 4.4.
5 Glossary of Terms
Term
Definition
Accuracy is defined as the ability of a measurement to match the actual
value of the quantity being measured.
Range is defined as the amount or extent a value can be measured.
Accuracy
Range
6 Specifications
6.1 Wireless Specifications
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

Line of sight wireless transmission (in open air): 300 feet
Frequency: 433 MHz
Update Rate: 48 seconds
6.2 Measurement Specifications
The following table provides specifications for the measured parameters.
Measurement
Indoor Temperature
Outdoor Temperature
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Range
32 to 140 °F
-40 to 149 °F
Accuracy
± 2 °F
± 2 °F
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Resolution
0.1 °F
0.1 °F
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6.3 Power Consumption
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

Base station : 2 x AAA batteries
Remote sensor : 2 x AAA batteries
Battery life: Minimum 12 months for base station
Minimum 12 months for thermometer sensor (use lithium batteries in cold weather climates)
7 Troubleshooting Guide
If your question is not answered here, you can contact us as follows:
1. Email Support: [email protected]
2. Live Chat Support: www.ambientweather.com/chat.html (M-F 8am to 4pm Arizona Time)
3. Technical Support: 480-283-1644 (M-F 8am to 4pm Arizona Time)
Problem
Wireless remote (thermometer) not
reporting in to console.
Solution
The maximum line of sight communication range is
300’. Move the sensor assembly closer to the display
console.
There are dashes on the display console.
If the sensor assembly is too close (less than 10’), move
the sensor assembly away from the display console.
Cycle power on the console. The console may have
exited the search mode.
Install a fresh set of batteries in the remote thermometer.
For cold weather environments, install lithium batteries.
Make sure the remote sensors are not transmitting
through solid metal (acts as an RF shield), or earth
barrier (down a hill).
Move the display console around electrical noise
generating devices, such as computers, TVs and other
wireless transmitters or receivers.
Move the remote sensor to a higher location. Move the
remote sensor to a closer location.
Temperature sensor reads too high in the
day time.
Indoor and Outdoor Temperature do not
agree
Display console contrast is weak
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Radio Frequency (RF) Sensors cannot transmit through
metal barriers (example, aluminum siding) or multiple,
thick walls.
Make sure the thermometer is mounted in a shaded area
on the north facing wall. Consider the following
radiation shield if this is not possible:
http://www.ambientweather.com/amwesrpatean.html
Allow up to one hour for the sensors to stabilize due to
signal filtering. The indoor and outdoor temperature
sensors should agree within 4 °F (the sensor accuracy is
± 2 °F)
Replace console batteries with a fresh set of batteries.
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8 Accessories
The following software and hardware accessories are available for this weather station at
www.AmbientWeather.com .
Accessory
Energizer AAA Lithium
Battery (2-pack) - Batteries
for Long Life and Cold
Weather
Image
Description
AAA lithium batteries for cold weather
climates.
Ambient Weather
SRS100LX Temperature
Solar Radiation Shield
Solar Radiation Shield improves temperature
accuracy for hot weather climates.
Ambient Weather WH-6
Wireless Thermometer
Add two additional remote wireless
thermometers for a total of three remote
sensors.
9 Liability Disclaimer
Please help in the preservation of the environment and return used batteries to an authorized depot.
The electrical and electronic wastes contain hazardous substances. Disposal of electronic waste in
wild country and/or in unauthorized grounds strongly damages the environment.
Reading the “User manual” is highly recommended. 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 weather conditions. 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.
Ambient, LLC WILL NOT ASSUME LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
PUNITIVE, OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE OPERATION OR
MALFUNCTION OF THIS PRODUCT.
10 FCC Statement
Statement according to FCC part 15.19:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
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2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Statement according to FCC part 15.21:
Modifications not expressly approved by this company could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
Statement according to FCC part 15.105:
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 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.
11 Warranty Information
Ambient, LLC provides a 1-year limited warranty on this product against manufacturing defects in
materials and workmanship.
This limited warranty begins on the original date of purchase, is valid only on products purchased and
only to the original purchaser of this product. To receive warranty service, the purchaser must contact
Ambient, LLC for problem determination and service procedures.
Warranty service can only be performed by a Ambient, LLC. The original dated bill of sale must be
presented upon request as proof of purchase to Ambient, LLC.
Your Ambient, LLC warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship with the following
specified exceptions: (1) damage caused by accident, unreasonable use or neglect (lack of reasonable
and necessary maintenance); (2) damage resulting from failure to follow instructions contained in your
owner’s manual; (3) damage resulting from the performance of repairs or alterations by someone other
than an authorized Ambient, LLC authorized service center; (4) units used for other than home use (5)
applications and uses that this product was not intended (6) the products inability to receive a signal
due to any source of interference or metal obstructions and (7) extreme acts of nature, such as
lightning strikes or floods.
This warranty covers only actual defects within the product itself, and does not cover the cost of
installation or removal from a fixed installation, normal set-up or adjustments, claims based on
misrepresentation by the seller or performance variations resulting from installation-related
circumstances.
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