Acurite Weather Forecaster 02045W User Manual

Acurite Weather Forecaster 02045W User Manual & troubleshooting

Acurite Weather Forecaster 02045W User Manual
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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 unit with tabletop stand
  2. Outdoor sensor
  3. Instruction Manual

Features & Benefits

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OUTDOOR SENSOR

  1. Integrated Hanger
    For easy placement.
  2. Wireless Signal Indicator
    Flashes when data is being sent to the display unit.
  3. Battery Compartment Cover

Front of Display Unit 

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Back of Display Unit 

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DISPLAY UNIT

  1. Weather Trend Indicator
    Arrow icon indicates the direction the pressure is trending.
  2. Clock
  3. Date
  4. Outdoor Sensor Low Battery Indicator
  5. Current Outdoor Temperature
  6. Outdoor Sensor Signal Strength
  7. Current Indoor Humidity
  8. Current Indoor Temperature
  9. Display Unit Low Battery Indicator
  10. Learning Mode Icon
    Disappears after weather forecast self-calibration is complete.
  11. What-to-Wear Character
    Includes 20 different clothing recommendations based on the weather forecast.
  12. 12 to 24 Hour Weather Forecast
    Self-Calibrating Forecasting pulls data from the outdoor sensor to generate your personal forecast.
    BACK OF DISPLAY UNIT
  13. Battery Compartment Cover
  14. Display Unit Stand
  15. Battery Compartment
  16. °C/°F Switch
    Press to select °C or °F temperature units.
  17. Button
    For setup preferences and viewing records.
  18. SET Button
    For setup preferences.
  19. Button
    For setup preferences and viewing records.
  20. Integrated Hang Hole
    For easy wall mounting.

Install or Replace Batteries

AcuRite recommends high quality alkaline batteries for the best product performance. Heavy duty or rechargeable batteries are not recommended.

The outdoor sensor requires lithium batteries in low temperature conditions.
Cold temperatures can cause alkaline batteries to function improperly. Use lithium batteries in the outdoor sensor for temperatures below -4ºF / -20ºC.

Outdoor Sensor

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  1. Slide off the battery compartment cover.
  2. Insert 2 x AA batteries into the battery compartment, as shown. Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery compartment.
  3. Replace the battery cover.
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Display Unit

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  1. Slide off the battery compartment cover.
  2. Insert 3 x AAA batteries into the battery compartment, as shown.
    Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery compartment.
  3. Replace the battery cover.

Select Degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius

To select between degrees Fahrenheit (ºF) or Celsius (ºC) temperature units, press the “ºC/ºF” button located on the back of the display unit inside the battery compartment area.

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 which is not to 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 fre, 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.

Set Time & Date

Press and hold the “SET” button, located on the back of the display unit, 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 “▲” or “▼“ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
To save your adjustments, press and release the “SET” button again to adjust the next preference. The preference set order is as follows:
CLOCK HOUR
CLOCK MINUTE
CALENDAR YEAR
CALENDAR MONTH
CALENDAR DATE
You will automatically exit SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 30 seconds.
Enter setup mode at any time by pressing and holding the “SET” button.

Placement for Maximum Accuracy

AcuRite sensors are sensitive to surrounding environmental conditions. Proper placement of both the display unit and outdoor sensor are critical to the accuracy and performance of this product.

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Display Unit Placement
Place the display unit in a dry area free of dirt and dust.
Display unit 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 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 heat sources or vents.
  • Display unit and outdoor sensor must be within 165 ft (50 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 (.9 m) away from electronic devices (TV, computer, microwave, radio, etc.)

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Setup is Complete

The sensor will now synchronize with the display unit. 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.

Using the What-to-Wear Weather Forecaster

Learning Mode
Self-Calibrating Forecasting use 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 frecast 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.

HEAVY
STORM
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(flashing=severe)

STORMY
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MOSTLY
CLOUDY
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PARTLY
CLOUDY
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MOSTLY
SUNNY
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View the complete list of icons online at www.AcuRite.com

Weather Trend
Subtle variations in barometric pressure greatly impact the weather. This
weather forecaster displays an arrow icon to indicate the direction the pressure
is trending (FALLING, STEADY, or RISING).

What-to-Wear
Includes 20 different clothing recommendations based on the weather forecast:

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hat
scarf
gloves
heavy coat
long pants
boots
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hat
light jacket
long pants
boots
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sweatshirt
long pants
shoes
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t- shirt
long pants
shoes

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sunglasses
t-shirt
shorts
shoes

High & Low Records

Today’s high and low records are displayed for outdoor temperature and indoor temperature and humidity. Today’s records automatically clear at 12:00am midnight every day.

To view today’s HIGH (MAX) recorded values, press and release the “▲” button. The “MAX” icon appears on the display next to the high records. To view today’s LOW (MIN) recorded values, press and release the “▼“ button.
The “MIN” icon appears on the display next to the low records.

To manually clear all of today’s HIGH (MAX) recorded values, press and hold the “▲” button for 2 seconds while viewing the record you wish to clear.
Dashes display to confirm you have cleared the record.

To manually clear all of today’s LOW (MIN) recorded values, press and hold the “▼“ button for 2 seconds while viewing the record you wish to clear.
Dashes display to confirm you have cleared the record.

Troubleshooting

Problem

Possible Solution

No outdoor sensor reception
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If the wireless signal indicator shows no bars:

  • Relocate the display unit and/or the outdoor sensor.
    The units must be within 165 ft (50 m) of each other.
  • Make 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 up to 20 minutes for display unit and sensor to synchronize after batteries  are replaced.

Outdoor temperature is flashing or showing dashes

Flashing of the outdoor temperature is generally an indication of wireless interference.

  1. Bring both the sensor and display unit indoors and remove at least one battery from each.
  2. Reinstall the battery in the outdoor sensor.
  3. Reinstall the battery in the display unit.
  4. Let the units sit within a couple feet of each other for about 20 minutes to gain a strong connection.

Inaccurate temperature or humidity

  • Make sure both the display unit and sensor are placed out of direct sunlight and away from any heat sources or vents.
  • Make sure both units are positioned away from moisture sources.

Inaccurate forecast

  • The Weather Forecast icon predicts conditions for the next 12 to 24 hours, not current conditions.
  • Has Learning Mode icon disappeared from the display unit? Learning Mode must complete before forecast and pressure will be accurate.
  • Allow unit to run continuously for 33 days.
    Battery removal or resetting the display unit will restart Learning Mode. After 14 days, forecast should be fairly accurate, however Learning Mode calibrates for a total of 33 days.

Display screen not working

  • Check that the batteries are installed correctly.
    Batteries may need to be replaced.

If your AcuRite product does not operate properly after trying the troubleshooting steps, visit www.AcuRite.com or call (877) 221-1252 for assistance. 

Care & Maintenance

Display Unit 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.

Specifications

TEMPERATURE RANGE

Outdoor: -40ºF to 158ºF; -40ºC to 70ºC
Indoor: 32ºF to 122ºF; 0ºC to 50ºC

INDOOR HUMIDITY

16% to 98%

WIRELESS RANGE

165 ft / 50 m depending on home construction materials

WIRELESS FREQUENCY

433 MHz

POWER

Display: 3 x AAA alkaline batteries
Sensor: 2 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries

DATA REPORTING

30 seconds

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.

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:

Phone: (877) 221-1252
Mail: [email protected]

24/7 support at www.AcuRite.com

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Limited One Year Warranty

At AcuRite, we proudly uphold our commitment to quality technology. Chaney Instrument Co. warrants that all products it manufactures to be of good material and workmanship, and to be free of defects when properly installed and operated for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

We recommend that you visit us at www.AcuRite.com for the fastest way to register your product. However, product registration does not eliminate the need to retain your original proof of purchase in order to obtain warranty benefits.

Chaney Instrument Co. warrants that all products it manufactures to be of good material and workmanship, and to be free of defects when properly installed and operated for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Remedy for breach of this warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the defective item(s). 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 Chaney, and at its sole option, be repaired or replaced by Chaney.
Transportation costs and charges for returned goods shall be paid for by the purchaser. Chaney hereby disclaims all responsibility for such transportation costs and charges. This warranty will not be breached, and Chaney will give no credit for products it manufactures which have received normal wear and tear, been damaged (including by acts of nature), tampered, abused, improperly installed, damaged in shipping, or repaired or altered by others than authorized representatives of Chaney.

The above-described warranty is expressly in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, and all other warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed, including without limitation the implied warranty of merchantability and the implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. Chaney expressly disclaims 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. Chaney further disclaims all liability from personal injury relating to its products to the extent permitted by law. By acceptance of any of Chaney’s products, the purchaser assumes all liability for the consequences arising from their use or misuse. No person, firm or corporation is authorized to assume for Chaney any other liability in connection with the sale of its products. Furthermore, no person, firm or corporation is authorized to modify or waive the terms of this paragraph, and the preceding paragraph, unless done in writing and signed by a duly authorized agent of Chaney. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

For in-warranty claims: Chaney Instrument Co. 965 Wells St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147

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Acurite Weather Forecaster 02045W User Manual  & troubleshooting 22Weather Stations

Acurite Weather Forecaster 02045W User Manual  & troubleshooting 23Temperature & Humidity

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Kitchen Thermometers & Timers

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Clocks

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AcuRite offers an extensive assortment of precision instruments,
designed to provide you with information you can depend on to
Plan your day with confidence™.
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IMPORTANT:
PRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED TO
RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Register online to receive 1 year warranty protection www.AcuRite.com

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