AcuRite Connect Instruction Manual
Instruction Manual
AcuRite Connect Software
for USB-enabled 5 in 1 Weather Stations
Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
connect
Questions? Contact Customer Support at
(877) 221-1252 or visit www.AcuRite.com.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
• Download data from your weather station to a PC (CSV file).
On-demand and/or scheduled downloads.
• Upload weather data to the cloud for remote access from a
compatible smartphone, tablet and/or computer.
• AcuRite Streaming (AcuLink iOS/Android app and Web Portal)
• Weather Underground (via AcuLink Web Portal)
• Weather Underground (via AcuRite Connect with Rapid Fire updates)
• Includes option to prevent computers from going into sleep mode
(for continuous data access).
System Requirements
OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows 7, 8, 8.1
PROCESSOR
1 GHz or greater
RAM
1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
INTERFACE
USB port
INTERNET
High speed internet is required for some advanced features
of AcuRite Connect, such as the AcuRite software and app.
SETUP
Getting Started
1. Download AcuRite Connect software to your computer by visiting:
http://www.acurite.com/kbase/downloads/AcuRite-Connect.html
Or, navigate to the link above using the following path:
www.acurite.com > Support > Downloads > AcuRite Connect
NOTE: AcuRite Connect software is compatible with Windows 7, Windows
8 and Windows 8.1 only. This application is not compatible with Mac-based
computers.
2. Open the [EXE] file downloaded in step 1, and follow the on-screen
instructions to install the software.
3. Once the installation has finished, follow configuration instructions for the
application.
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NOTE: Users of models 01025, 01035, 1036, 01525, or 02032 will need
to set their weather station display to USB mode 3 (streaming + data
transfer) or 4 (streaming).
1 InstallShield welcome
screen. Click “Next.”
2 Review and accept End
User License Agreement,
Terms of Use and Privacy
Policy. Click “Next.”
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3 Click “Install” to proceed
with installation.
4 Accept additional prompts
to continue installation
(if applicable). Wait for
installation to complete.
5 Once installation is
complete, click “Finish.”
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Configuration
1 AcuRite Connect allows you
to transfer data from your
weather station to your
computer, where it is stored in
a [CSV] file. Click “Open...”
to change the default location
where these data files will
be stored. A folder named
“AcuRite Weather Station”
will be created in this location.
Click “Next” to proceed.
2 Choose whether to move
existing [CSV] files from
legacy software to the location
selected in step 1. Click
“Next” to proceed.
3 We strongly recommend that
you uninstall PC Connect
(legacy software, if applicable)
before installing and using
AcuRite Connect. AcuRite
Connect will now uninstall PC
Connect at this time. Please
accept uninstallation prompts
that may appear. Click “Next”
to continue with the installation
of AcuRite Connect.
4 Once configuration is
complete, click “Next” to
begin using the application.
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Connect AcuRite Weather Station Display
1 Connect Your Weather Station Display To The PC
When prompted by the application, connect your weather station display
to the PC with the included USB cable.
• Users of models
01025, 01035,
1036, 01525, or
02032 will need to
set their weather
station display
to USB mode 3
(streaming + data
transfer) or 4
(streaming).
2 AcuRite Connect Dashboard
• Once the display is successfully connected, the AcuRite Display
Console status will show as “Detected.”
• After a few
moments, the USB
Data Received
status will change
to “OK,” followed
by a timestamp.
The timestamp will
update each time the
application receives
data from the
display.
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Features
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Main Software Window
1. Status
4.Application Version
• Display connection status
• Data Received/Not Received status
• AcuRite Streaming status
• Weather Underground Streaming status
5.Data Transfer
• Transfer data from your weather station display manually or schedule automated data transfers
• Select location to save data transfers
2. Preferences
6. AcuRite Streaming
• Set units of measurement
• Manually calibrate weather data
Important: Manual calibrations will be
present in data files, AcuLink.com, and
Weather Underground.
• Stream data from your weather station to AcuLink.com and AcuLink iOS/Android mobile apps
7. Weather Underground
Streaming
3. PC Sleep Mode
• Stream data from your weather station directly to Weather Underground
• Optional Rapid Fire updates
• Prevent PC from entering sleep mode
• Ensure continuous data streaming
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Preferences
1 Measurement Units
Select measurement units of data displayed in CSV file transfers.
• Temperature:
°F or °C
• Pressure: inHg or
hPa
• Wind Speed: MPH,
KPH or Knots
• Rainfall: Inches or
MM
• Click “DONE” to
apply changes. Click
“CANCEL” if you
do not wish to apply
changes.
2 Calibration
Calibration can improve accuracy when sensor placement or
environmental factors impact the data accuracy. Calibrated values will
be present in CSV data file transfers, AcuLink streaming, and Weather
Underground streaming.
• Outdoor Temperature
• Outdoor Humidity
• Indoor Temperature
• Indoor Humidity
• Barometric Pressure
• Click “DONE” to
apply changes. Click
“CANCEL” if you
do not wish to apply
changes.
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PC Sleep Mode
AcuRite Connect requires that your computer remain powered on and
connected to the Internet in order for all streaming features to work properly.
The software includes a built-in feature that is designed to prevent your
computer from going into sleep mode.
• To enable this
feature, check the
box next to “Prevent
PC from going to
sleep.”
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Data Transfer Setup: Manual Transfer
1 Transfer All Data From Weather Station Display Manually
• Immediately
transfers data from
the weather station
display into a [CSV]
file on the PC.
• To manually transfer
data from your
weather station
display, click
“Transfer Now.”
• The application will
ask where you wish to
save the data file.
NOTE: Users of models 01025, 01035, 01036, 01525, or 02032 will need to set
their weather station display to USB mode 3.
2 Select File Location
Files will be stored in the “AcuRite Weather Station” folder in the selected
location. If this folder does not exist in the selected location, it will be
created automatically.
NOTE: To avoid loss of data, do not unplug the display or interrupt the data
transfer process.
• Once a location for
the data file has
been selected, the
application will begin
transferring data from
the display to the PC.
• When the data
transfer is complete,
the application will
confirm that the data
file was saved and
provide the name of
the file.
• Click “Close” to exit.
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Data Transfer Setup: Scheduled Transfers
1 Schedule Automated Data Transfers
• Schedule how often
you to automatically
transfer data from
your weather station
display to the PC.
Data files can be scheduled to automatically transfer: every 12 minutes, 30
minutes, 1 hour, 6 hours, 24 hours, 7 days or every 12 days.
• To enable this feature, check the box next to “Schedule automatic data
transfers.”
• Next, select frequency of data transfer from the drop-down menu.
NOTE: Users of models 01025, 01035, 01036, 01525, or 02032 will need to set
their weather station display to USB mode 3.
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2 Select Save Method
Select how AcuRite
Connect will save
your [CSV] data files.
Available methods
include:
• New dated file:
Creates a new
timestamped file
each time data is
transferred from
the display.
• Append to a single
file: Continuously
adds new data
transfers to a
single, cumulative file.
NOTE: To avoid loss of data, ensure that the [CSV] file is closed before initializing a
new data transfer. Do not unplug the display or interrupt the data transfer process.
3 Select Save Location
(optional)
• Select where to
save transferred
data file(s), if you
wish to change the
location selected
during initial setup.
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AcuRite Streaming (AcuLink mobile apps and online portal)
1 Remotely Access Your Data From Aculink.com Or Aculink Mobile Apps
• To enable this feature, check the box next to “Stream weather data to
Acu-Link.com.”
• If you are a new
user, or an existing
user adding a new
display to your
AcuLink.com account,
select “New User
/ Register Display”
from the drop-down
menu and click
“SETUP.”
2 Enter MAC Address
• Locate the MAC address on the back of your weather station display.
The MAC address will begin with “24C86E.” Enter the last 6 digits of
the MAC address into the box of step 1. The first 6 characters have
already been added for you.
• Confirm your
MAC address by
re-entering the same
6 digits into the box
of step 2.
• Click the “Send
Registration” button.
• You should receive
a confirmation
message on the
screen that your
registration has
been sent. Once
you receive that
message, click “OK.”
• Click “Create online
account at AcuLink.com” in step 4. You will be taken to the AcuRite My
Backyard Weather website where you will create your account.
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3 Register Your Display
After creating your account, you will be taken to the “My Dashboard” page.
• To register your AcuRite display, click the “Register My Acu-Link
Bridge Device” button near the center of the screen. If this button is not
present, click the drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner of
screen and select “Setup My Bridge.”
You will be taken to a
new page titled “My Web
Bridges” where you will
complete the registration
process for your AcuRite
display.
• Click the green “+” button to
add your display.
• Enter your MAC address
from your display in the
space provided.
• Select your time zone from the drop-down menu.
• If the display is located at the address you entered during account
setup, check the corresponding box. If the address is different, enter
the new address in the spaces provided.
• OPTIONAL: Bridge Loss of Communication Alert - Setup a text or email
alert to notify you in the event of a power or network outage.
• Click “Save” when complete.
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4 Enable Streaming
Once you are finished entering your information at AcuLink.com, return to the
AcuRite Connect application to complete the setup process.
• Click “Done” at the
bottom of the setup
screen.
• Click “Enable
Streaming” to being
sending data from
your display to
AcuLink.com and
AcuLink mobile apps.
• The AcuRite
Streaming status
indicator will switch
from gray to black
and show “Active”
once this process is
complete.
NOTE: It may take a few minutes for your data to begin appearing on the website.
You may need to refresh your browser at this time.
NOTE: After creating an account on AcuLink.com, you will automatically see
weather data from the AcuRite Headquarters. To unsubscribe from this data, click
the drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner of screen and select “Follow My
Friend’s Bridge.” Select the red “X” to remove the AcuRite HQ information.
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Stream Data to Weather Underground from AcuLink.com
AcuLink.com allows you to share data from your weather station to Weather
Underground. Data is sent from AcuLink.com to your Weather Underground
account as often as every 15 minutes. Rapid Fire Updates are NOT supported
by this method of streaming.
To begin sharing your data on Weather Underground, navigate to
http://www.wunderground.com to create an account, then register your
AcuRite Weather Station.
Enable Streaming
• To enable this feature, click “Share My Bridge” from the drop-down
menu on the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
• Select your weather station display and sensor from the drop-down
menus.
• Enter your Weather Underground Station ID and password.
• Check the box next to “Enable Weather Underground Sharing.”
• Click “Save.”
NOTE: If you enable streaming to Weather Underground from AcuLink.com, you
do not need to set up Weather Underground steaming from the AcuRite Connect
application.
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Stream Data to Weather Underground from AcuRite Connect
(with optional Rapid Fire updates)
AcuRite Connect users have the
option to stream data directly
from their weather station to
Weather Underground, where this
data can be shared online with
other Personal Weather Station
users. Rapid Fire updates ARE
supported. For more information
about Weather Underground and
their services, you can visit them
online at:
http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/overview.asp
To begin sharing your data on Weather Underground, navigate to
http://www.wunderground.com to create an account, then register your
AcuRite Weather Station.
• After you have
created your Weather
Underground account
and registered your
weather station, check the
box next to “Stream to
Wunderground.com.”
• Enter the Weather
Underground account
password and the Station
ID for your Personal
Weather Station in the
spaces provided.
• Click “Enable Streaming” to begin sending data to Weather Underground.
• The Weather Underground Streaming Status indicator will switch
from gray to black and show “Active” once all information has been
correctly entered and data is being sent to Weather Underground.
NOTE: If you previously enabled Weather Underground streaming from AcuLink.com,
please go to “Share My Bridge” to disable the feature on your AcuLink.com account to
avoid possible duplication of data.
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Rapid Fire updates are an
optional feature for Weather
Underground users that allows
for more frequent uploads
of data from your weather
station to your Weather
Underground account. Your
AcuRite Weather Station
can send data to Weather
Underground as often as
every 18 seconds.
• To enable Rapid Fire
updates, check the
box next to “Weather
Underground Rapid Fire
Updates.”
NOTE: Rapid Fire updates will result in significantly more data being sent over your
Internet connection, which may result in higher charges from your Internet Service
Provider.
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FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I set the USB Mode in the AcuRite Connect application?
• There is no USB mode setting in the AcuRite Connect application.
• If you are using AcuRite weather station model 02064, there is no
USB mode setting on the display. Simply open the AcuRite Connect
application and connect your display to your computer using the
included USB cable.
• If you are using AcuRite weather station models: 01025, 01035, 01036,
01525 or 02032, you will still need to set the USB Mode from your
display to USB mode 3 before connecting your display to the computer.
Is AcuRite Connect compatible with Mac?
• No, AcuRite Connect is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and
Windows 8.1 at this time.
Rapid Fire Updates – How often does my weather station send data to
Weather Underground when Rapid Fire Updates are enabled?
• AcuRite Weather Stations upload data to Weather Underground as
often as every 18 seconds when the Rapid Fire Updates feature is
enabled within the AcuRite Connect application.
• Rapid Fire updates are only supported when streaming directly from the
AcuRite Connect application. In order to avoid the potential duplication
of data on your Weather Underground account, we strongly
recommend that you enable streaming from either AcuRite Connect or
AcuLink.com but not both at the same time.
When is the next version of AcuRite Connect going to be released? Does
the software have an auto-update feature?
• AcuRite Connect does not currently have an auto-update feature. We
will notify consumers on our website regarding any future updates to
the application.
Cannot write to *.csv files when they are open?
• Please note that if you open the [CSV] data file when a data transfer
is scheduled to occur, the application will not be able to write data to
this file and the data will be lost. You must keep the file closed during
scheduled transfers in order to ensure no interruptions in data being
sent to and saved on your computer.
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