ACURITE Alarm Clock Instruction Manual
Thank You for purchasing this ACURITE® product. This alarm clock features indoor and outdoor temperature, a calendar and a clock which instantly sets itself once batteries are installed. Please read this manual in it’s entirety to fully enjoy the benefits and features of this product. Please keep this manual for future reference.
NOTE: A clear film is applied to the LCD at the factory that must be removed prior to using this product. Locate the clear tab and simply peel to remove.
OVERVIEW OF FEATURES
Your new alarm clock is equipped with lntelli-Time technology which is pre-programmed with the correct time and date. lntellitime instructs the clock to self set itself once batteries are installed. The lntelli-Time feature requires an internal backup battery to operate correctly. This battery is located beneath the AA battery compartment and is pre-installed at the factory. We suggest replacement of the backup battery every 5 years. We recommend the replacement of the backup battery in 1-2 years if the unit is not powered on for a long period of time.
NOTE: Install all batteries in both units within a 6 minute period to ensure proper wireless functionality. NOTE: Do not use rechargeable or heavy duty batteries.
A. Wireless Sensor Always install batteries into the wireless sensor FIRST to ensure proper wireless synchronization with the alarm clock.
- Remove the 4 battery compartment screws.
- Remove the battery compartment cover and install 2 fresh “‘AA” batteries as shown here.
B. Alarm Clock
Remove the battery compartment cover and install 3 fresh “AA” batteries as shown.
Operating Range of Batteries
Extended periods of cold temperatures ( below -4°F / -20°c ) can cause alkaline batteries to function improperly. This will cause the outdoor wireless sensor to stop transmitting temperature readings. Use lithium batteries in these low temperature conditions to ensure continued operation for wireless sensors placed outdoors.
PLEASE DISPOSE OF OLD OR DEFECTIVE BATTERIES IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE WAY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
BATTERY SAFETY: Follow the polarity(+/·) diagram in the battery compartment. Promptly dead batteries from the device. Dispose of used batteries Only batteries or equivalent are to be used. incinerate used properly. of the same type as recommended DO NOT batteries. DONOT 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 DO NOT batteries. short-circuit the supply terminals.
Basic Clock Setup
After installing batteries, the alarm clock will set itself to the proper time and date. Eastern Standard Time (EST] is the preset default timezone. If you live in a different time zone, you will need to select your time zone for the clock to display your correct time. This procedure is outlined below.
Another preference which may need to be set depending on your location is Daylight Saving Time (DST]. Certain areas do not observe DST, and you may need to disable the DST setting (OFF].
The following outlines the setup procedure as it relates to timezone and DST settings:
- Push the “time set” button, the currently selected timezone will flash.
- Push the “Down or Up arrow” buttons to cycle through and select your time zone.
- Push the “time set” button again to confirm your timezone selection and move on to select your Daylight Saving Time (DST] preference.
- Push the “Down or Up arrow” buttons to cycle through and select your DST preference.
- Push the “time set” button again to confirm your DST preference and exit setup.
Custom Time Setting
If you wish to set the clock slightly ahead or slightly behind, or if the lntelli-Time internal memory battery is allowed to go dead, you may set the time and date simply by following the the custom setup procedure below:
- Press AND HOLD the “time set” button for 3 seconds, the HOUR will blink.
- Push the “Down or Up arrow” buttons to adjust the HOUR.
- Push the “time set” button again to confirm your selection and move on to setting the MINUTES.
- Push the “Down or Up arrow” buttons to adjust the MINUTES.
- Push the “time set” button again to confirm your time setting and move on to setting the calendar.
- Set the Year, Day, Month and Date in the same manner the time was set.
- Push the “time set” button to exit custom time setting mode.
Alarm Clock Setting
- To set the alarm time, press AND HOLD the “alarm set” button for 3 seconds to enter into alarm time set mode. The hour will flash.
- Push the “Down or Up Arrow” A buttons to adjust the hour, note the AM and PM indicators.
- Push the “alarm set” button to confirm hour selection and move on.
- Push the “Down or Up Arrow” buttons to adjust the minutes.
- Push the “alarm set” button to confirm and exit alarm time set mode.
Alarm Clock ON or OFF
To turn alarm on or off, push the “Alarm on/off” button.
ALARM ON INDICATION: The display will indicate “alarm on·· and a bell icon will show next to the current time when the alarm is set to “ON.”
ALARM OFF INDICATION: The display will indicate “alarm off” and a bell icon will NOT be present next to the current time when the alarm is set to “OFF.”
WHEN ALARM IS SOUNDING: Press the “alarm on/off” button to turn the alarm off.
Alarm Clock SNOOZE function
When the alarm is sounding, you may activate the 8 minute SNOOZE function by firmly pressing down on the backlight/snooze area at the top of the alarm clock. The SNOOZE function may be activated up to 10 times. NOTE that the activation switches for the snooze/backlight function are located on the bottom of the alarm clock. Make certain the alarm clock is on a stable flat surface for proper operation.
You may activate the backlight for 5 seconds at any time by firmly pressing down on the backlight/snooze area at the top of the alarm clock. NOTE that the activation switches for the snooze/backlight function are located on the bottom of the alarm clock. Make certain the alarm clock is on a stable flat surface for proper operation.
°F/°C Temperature Display
You may select °For °C temperature display by pressing the Up button during normal operation [not in any setup model.
Low Battery Indicator
When the low battery indicator appears to the right of the current time area, the batteries will need replacement soon. follow the battery installation procedure outlined in this manual exactly to ensure proper operation.
The main unit has a wireless signal reception icon in the outdoor temperature display area. If there are a low number of “bars” present, you
may experience no temperature display [“–“] or inaccuracy. In either case, you may need to relocate one or both of the units. If most or all 4 of the bars are present, wireless reception is good and no action is required.
Now that setup is complete, you must choose a location to place the wireless sensor and the alarm clock. The wireless sensor MUST be placed less than 100 feet away from the alarm clock for the wireless temperature to function properly.
This wireless thermometer uses radio frequency for communication, which is susceptible to interference from other electronic devices and large metallic items or thick walls. Always place both units at least 3 feet away from appliances I TV, microwave, radios, etc.] or objects I large metal surfaces, thick stone walls, etc. I that may interfere with the wireless communication.
Placement of Alarm Clock
Place the alarm clock in a dry area free of dirt and dust. To help ensure an accurate indoor temperature measurement, be sure to place the main unit out of direct sunlight, and away from any heat sources or vents in your home.
Placement of Sensor
The wireless sensor MUST BE PLACED OUTDOORSto observe outdoor temperatures and relay the outdoor temperature to the main unit display. The wireless sensor must be placed less than 100 feet from the main unit. The wireless sensor is water resistant and is designed for outdoor use. However, to extend the life of the product, place the wireless sensor in an area protected from direct weather elements. To ensure an accurate outdoor temperature measurement, be sure the wireless sensor is placed out of direct sunlight and away from any heat sources.
Set Wireless ID
This wireless thermometer uses long range 433mhz radio frequency for communication.
In the event that you have reception problems due to interference, both the alarm clock and the wireless sensor have a selectable wireless ID. The ID switches are located within the battery compartments of the alarm clock and the wireless sensor.
You may choose A, B or C; but both the alarm clocks’ and the wireless sensors’ IDs must match for successful synchronization.
Main Unit: 32°F to 122°F / o°C to 50°C
Wireless Sensor: -40°F to 158°F / -40°C to 70°C
Main Unit: 3 x “”AA” alkaline or lithium batteries [not included)
Wireless Sensor: 2 x “”AA” alkaline or lithium batteries [not included)
Rdio Frequency: 433 mhz
Transmission Intervals: every 16 seconds
Please DO NOT return product to the retail store.
For technical assistance and product return information, please call Customer Care: 877-221-1252 Mon. – Fri. 8:00 A.M. to 4:45 P.M. [CST]
LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY
Chaney Instrument Company warrants that all products it manufactures to be of good material and workmanship and to be free of defects if properly installed and operated for a period of one year from date of purchase. REMEOY FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE ITEMS. 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. In all cases, 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 shall have received normal wear and tear, been damaged, 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 LIBILITY 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 EQUIPMENT OR 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 repair, please contact:
Customer Care Department
Chaney Instrument Company
965 Wells Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Chaney Customer Care
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. CST
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, and
2- This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital dvice, 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.
- Cornet 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.
Patent numbers: 5,978,738; 6,076,044; 6,597,990