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ACURITE Thermometer 00384, 00554 Manual

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ACURITE Thermometer Instruction Manual

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. Power Adapter
  4. Instruction Manual




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Features and Benefits


  1. Integrated Hanger
    For easy placement.
  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.
  5.  Battery Compartment Cover


  1. Backlight Button
    For momentary backlight and dimmer settings.
  2. Current Outdoor Temperature
    Arrow icon indicates direction temperature is trending.
  3. Sensor Signal Strength
  4. HIGH Indicator
    Indicates today’s HIGH records are being viewed.
  5. LOW Indicator
    Indicates today’s LOW records are being viewed.
  6. AUTO DIM Icon
    Indicates display is in auto-dimming brightness  mode. (see page 6)
  7. Day of the Week
  8. Date
  9. Moon Phase
  10. Current Indoor Temperature
    Arrow icon indicates direction temperature is trending.
  11. Current Indoor Humidity
    Arrow icon indicates direction humidity is trending.
  12. . Display Low Battery Indicator
  13. Intelli-Time® Clock
    Automatically updates itself for Daylight Saving Time.
  14. Current Outdoor Humidity
    Arrow icon indicates direction humidity is trending.
  15. Sensor Low Battery Indicator
  16. Integrated Hang Hole
    For easy wall mounting.
  17. A-B-C Switch
    ID code that must match sensor’s A-B-C switch to ensure units synchronize.
  18. Battery Compartment
  19. .Intelli-Time Battery Compartment Cover
  20. Plug-in for Power Adapter
  21. Button
    For setup preferences and viewing HIGH records.
  22. SET Button
    For setup preferences.
  23. Button
    For setup preferences and viewing LOW records.
  24. Battery Compartment Cover
    (not shown)

Sensor Setup

  1. Set the A-B-C Switch
    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.
  2. Install or Replace Batteries
    AcuRite recommends high quality alkaline or lithium batteries in the outdoor sensor for the best product performance. Heavy duty or rechargeable batteries are not recommended.

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

  1. Slide off the battery compartment cover. Take note of the A-B-C switch setting inside the battery compartment for display setup.
  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.


Display Setup

  1. Set the A-B-C Switch
    Locate 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.
  2. Install or Replace Backup Batteries
    •  Remove the battery compartment cover.
    • Insert 3 x AAA alkaline batteries into the battery compartment, as shown.
  3. Plug in Power Adapter
    For the best performance, plug in the power adapter as the main power source for this product.
  • A-B-C Switch
    Set to match sensor.
  • Install Batteries
    3 AAA batteries

IMPORTANT: Batteries are a backup power source to preserve records in the  event of a power outage. Power adapter is recommended as the primary
power source to enjoy the full functionality of this product.

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 free, 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.

Intelli-Time® Clock

Intelli-Time products are pre-programmed with the correct time and date. Intelli-Time technology instructs the time and date to set themselves. All you need to do is select your Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time preferences. The clock will then automatically set itself and change for Daylight Saving Time.

Set the Time, Date and Units

Press and release the “SET” button, located on the back of the display, 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:

  • DST (Daylight Saving Time ON or OFF)* TIME ZONE (CST MST PST

*If you live in an area that observes DST, DST should be set to ON, even if it is
not currently Daylight Saving Time.

You will automatically exit SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 8 seconds. Enter SET MODE at any time by pressing the “SET” button.

Display Backlight Settings

This weather station’s color display features three different lighting settings: High (100%) brightness, Medium (60%) brightness and Low (30%) brightness.

Using battery power alone, the backlight is available momentarily for 10 seconds by pressing the “BACKLIGHT” button.

When display is powered with the power adapter, backlight remains on at 100% brightness. Press “BACKLIGHT” button once to dim to 60% brightness; press again to dim to 30%, press a 3rd time to enter “AUTO DIM” mode.

AUTO DIM MODE: Automatically adjusts display brightness based on time of day & year.
MARCH 11- NOVEMBER 4 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. = 100% brightness
9:01 p.m. – 5:59 a.m.= 30% brightness
NOVEMBER 5 – MARCH 10 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.= 100% brightness
7:01 p.m. – 7:29 a.m. = 30% brightness

Placement for Maximum Accuracy

AcuRite sensors are sensitive to surrounding environmental conditions. Proper placement of both the display and 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 hole 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 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 (.9 m) away
    from electronic devices (TV, computer, microwave, radio, etc.).

Setup is Complete

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.

Using the Thermometer

High and 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 or low records by pressing the “ “ or “ “ buttons. Press and release again to view current readings.

To manually clear all of today’s LOW recorded values, press and release the “ “ button to view low records, then press and HOLD the “ “ button for 2 seconds. Dashes will display to confirm you have cleared the LOW records.

Moon Phase

Track the phases of the moon, conveyed through simple lunar phase icons:


No outdoor sensor
no bars
If the wireless signal indicator shows no bars:
  • Relocate the display and/or the outdoor sensor. The units must be within 330 ft (100 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 commenientinn (suck en TVs, micrnwnves, computers, etc).
  • Use standard alkaline batteries (or lithium batteries in sensor when temperature is below -4°F/-20°C). Do not use heavy duty or rechargeable batteries. NOTE: It may take up to a few minutes for display and sensor to synchronize after batteries are replaced.
Display screen
not working
  • Check that the batteries are installed correctly. Batteries may need to be replaced.
is flashing or
showing dashes
Flashing of the outdoor temperature is generally an indication of wireless interference.
  1. Bring both the sensor and display indoors and remove at least one battery from each.
  2. Make sure the A-B-C switch on both units match.
  3. Reinstall the batteries in the outdoor sensor.
  4. Reinstall the batteries in the display.
  5. Let the units sit within a couple feet of each other for a few minutes to gain a strong connection.
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 7).
  • Make sure both units are positioned away from moisture sources (see page 7).

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 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.

Replace Intelli-Time Battery

Intelli-Time technology is powered by a pre-installed coincell battery that stores the  time and date settings. The battery has a shelf life of several years. Time and date will need to be entered after replacing Intelli-Time battery.

To replace the Intelli-Time battery:

  1. Locate the coin cell battery compartment door in the battery compartment of the display. Unscrew and remove the compartment cover.
  2. Insert 1 x CR2032 coin cell battery into the batterycompartment, as shown.  Install battery with “+” positive terminal facing OUT.
  3. Screw in the battery cover.


TEMPERATURE RANGE Outdoor: -40°F to 158°F; -40°C to 70°C
Indoor. 32°F to 122°F; 0°C to 50°C
HUMIDITY RANGE Outdoor: 1% to 99%
Indoor. 1% to 99%
WIRELESS RANGE 330Ft / 100m depending on home construction materials
POWER Display: 5V, 300mA power adapter

3 x AAA alkaline batteries (optional)

Sensor: 2 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries
DATA REPORTING Outdoor: 16 seconds
Indoor: 60 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.

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:

  1. Installation Videos
  2. Register your Product
  3.  Instruction Manuals
  4. Support User Forum
  5.  Replacement Part
  6. Submit Feedback & Ideas

Limited 1 Year Warranty

AcuRite is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chaney Instrument Company. For purchases of AcuRite products, AcuRite provides the benefits and services set  forth herein. For purchases of Chaney products, Chaney  provides the benefits and services set forth herein.

We warrant that all products we manufacture under this warranty are of good material and workmanship and, when properly installed and operated, will be free of defects for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

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 us, and at our sole option, be repaired or replaced by us. Transportation costs and charges for returned goods shall be paid for by the purchaser. We hereby disclaim all responsibility for such transportation costs and charges. This warranty will not be breached, and we will give no credit for products which have received normal wear and tear not affecting the functionality of the product, been damaged (including by acts of nature), tampered, abused, improperly installed, or repaired or altered by others than our authorized representatives.

Remedy for breach of this warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the defective item(s). If we determine that repair or replacement is not feasible, we may, at our option, refund the amount of the original purchase price


We expressly disclaim 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.

its products to the extent permitted by law. By acceptance of any of our products, the purchaser assumes all liability for the consequences arising from their use or misuse. No person, firm or corporation is authorized to bind us to any other obligation or liability in connection with the sale of our products. Furthermore, no person, firm or corporation is authorized to modify or waive the terms of this warranty unless done in writing and signed by a duly authorized agent of ours.

In no  case shall our liability for any claim relating to our products, your purchase or  your use thereof, exceed the original purchase price paid for the product.

Applicability of Policy
This Return, Refund, and Warranty Policy applies only to purchases made in the United States and Canada. For purchases made in a country other than the United States or Canada, please consult the policies applicable to the country in  which you made your purchase.

Additionally, this Policy applies only to the original purchaser of our products. We do cannot and do not offer any return  refund, or warranty services if you buy products used or from resale sites such as eBay or Craigslist.

Governing Law
This Return, Refund, and Warranty Policy is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Wisconsin. Any dispute relating to this Policy shall be brought exclusively in the federal or State courts having jurisdiction in Walworth County, Wisconsin; and purchaser consents to jurisdiction within the State of Wisconsin.

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