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WS-7095U

Wireless 433 MHz

24” Wall Hanging Wireless Weather Center

Instruction Manual

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Topic

Page

Inventory of Contents/Additional Equipment:

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Quick Set-UpGuide:

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Detailed Set-UpGuide

 

Battery Installation:

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LCD Screens:

5

Program Mode

 

Function Buttons:

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LCD Contrast:

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12/24-hourTime Display:

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Time Setting:

6-7

Time Zone Setting:

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Date Setting:

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Date Display:

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Selecting °F or°C and Inches or Millimeters:

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Setting Forecast Sensitivity:

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Displaying Relative/Absolute hPa/inHg:

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Manually Setting Relative Air Pressure:

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Setting Bar Graph Display:

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Features & Operations

 

Moon Phase:

10-11

Minimum & Maximum Records (Indoor, Outdoor, Resetting):

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Weather Forecast and Weather Icons:

12-14

Bar Graph Histories (Air Pressure and Rainfall):

14-16

Rainfall (Quantity & Resetting):

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Manual setting of Rain Multiplicator:

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Hard Reset of EEPROM Weather Center Memory:

17-18

Adding Sensors:

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Mounting:

19-22

Maintenance and Care:

23

Troubleshooting:

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Specifications:

24-25

Warranty Information:

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INVENTORY OF CONTENTS

1.WS-7095U—24”Wall Hanging

Wireless Weather Center

 

(Figure 1).

Figure 1.

2. TX4U—RemoteThermo-Hygro

 

Figure 2

(temperature-humidity)Sensor: includes a mounting bracket/receptor, rain cover, two mounting screws, and adhesive tape (Figure 2).

3.TX5U—RainfallSensor: includes a

base, rainfall collector, and two mounting screws (Figure 3).

4. Instruction manual and warranty card.

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT (not included)

1.Three fresh 1.5V C batteries.

2.Four fresh 1.5V AA batteries.

3.Philips screwdriver.

4.Flathead screwdriver.

5.Four wall-mountingscrews.

QUICK SET-UPGUIDE

1.Insert two AA batteries into the Remote Thermo-HygroSensor.

2.Insert two AA batteries into the Rainfall Sensor.

3.Insert three C batteries into the Weather Center.

4.Wait 12 minutes, or until the Weather Center has received signals from the Remote Thermo-Hygro,and Rainfall Sensors.

5.Set time and date.

6.Mount the units, ensuring they are sending and receiving signals.

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Battery Compartment

DETAILED SET-UPGUIDE

I.BATTERY INSTALLATION

Batteries will fit tightly. To avoid start-upproblems, make sure that the batteries do not spring free.

A.REMOTE THERMO-HYGROSENSOR

Mounting

Bracket/Receptor

Battery

Rain Cover

Cover

Thermo-Hygro

Sensor

1. Pull the cylindrical rain cover off the sensor.

2. Remove the battery cover (located on the backside of the sensor, above the mounting post and bracket). Press the arrow and slide the battery cover off.

3. Observing the correct polarity install 2 AA batteries.

4. Replace battery cover, and place rain cover snugly onto the sensor.

B. RAINFALL SENSOR

1. Remove the flat-headscrew and battery cover, located on the underside of the base.

2. Observe the correct polarity, and install two

AA batteries.

3.Make sure the rubber weather seal is in place and replace the battery cover and screw.

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C.WEATHER CENTER

1.Remove the battery cover. To do this, place a solid object in the space provided at the lowercentral position of the battery cover (the cover has white writing on it) then push up and pull out on the battery cover.

2.Observe the correct polarity, and install three C batteries.

3.Replace the battery cover.

THE LCD SCREENS

Battery

Cover

Battery

Compartment

Immediately after the batteries have been installed, the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Screens will completely light up for a brief moment. There are 6 LCD Screens, each displaying different information.

Note: After the LCD Screens briefly light up, “267” will appear in the LCD 1, then the LCD’s will display the default settings. Alow-batterywarning-iconappears in LCD 1 beside the “TIME” icon (this should not be on). There is also a satellite icon that appears in LCD 6, under the “MAX”icon—thisicon informs the user that the Weather Center is receiving signals from the sensors. Within 12 minutes the Outdoor temperature and humidity should be displayed— if not, remove batteries from all units and repeat battery installation.

Following is a general display description of each LCD. Details concerning the LCD Screens will be explained during the complete Programming sections and the Features & Operations sections.

LCD 1—showsthe time.

LCD 2—moonphases and dates.LCD 3—indoortemperature/humidity.

LCD 4—forecasticons and air pressure.LCD 5—rainfall/airpressure histories,

and rain quantity.

LCD 6—outdoortemperature/humidity.

LCD 1

LCD 2

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LCD 3

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LCD 4

LCD 5

LCD 6

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PROGRAM MODE

The Program Mode is laid out in a manner that allows you to program each function separately, or you can follow the instructions entirely to program the Weather Center. Complete programming is usually done for the initial set-up,and will require you to skip step 1 of each programming section (from section III to XII). The programming mode can be exited at any time by either pressing theMIN/MAX button, or waiting for the20-secondtimeout to take effect.

**Important note: Due to a programming error, the WS-7095Uwill not properly recognize the dates March 1 or 2. When the date switches from February 28 (February 29 in leap years), the unit will reset all information to the default values. Any attempt to set this unit to March 1 or 2 will give the same result. To prevent this, set the unit to March 3 on February 28 or sooner. Once the actual date is March 3, you may then reset it. As of this printing, no software changes are scheduled, and we apologize for that. This product is very specialized, and volumes do not allow us to easily change the software. We appreciate your business, and strive to maintain our quality of products. We hope that you will find this unit has enough good features to help you overlook the missed programming. Feel free to call ore-mailus with any further questions.

I.FUNCTION BUTTONS

There are 5 function buttons located on the front of the Weather Center, under the LCD Screens. The function buttons are labeled: SET, MOON, MIN/MAX, RAIN, andCH/+.

II.SETTING THE LCD CONTRAST

1.Hold down the SET button for 3 seconds, the default setting “LCD 7” will flash in LCD 2.

2.Press the CH/+ button to advance through the LCD settings. There are 16 settings to selectfrom—“LCD0” is the lightest and “LCD 15” is the darkest.

3.Press the SET button to confirm, and to advance to select12/24-hourtime display.

III.12/24 HOUR TIME DISPLAY SELECTION

1.Press the SET button twice to enter the12/24-hourselection mode.

2.The default setting “12” will flash in LCD 1.

3.Use the CH/+ to select either “12” or “24” hour time display.

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4.Press the SET button to confirm, and to advance to the Time setting mode.

IV. TIME SETTING

Note: The default time, after battery installation is “12:00.” The Weather Center will begin to keep track of time after this.

1.Press the SET button three times to enter the Time setting mode.

2.The hour digit will flash in LCD 1.

3.Press the CH/+ button to advance the hours.

Note: When setting the hours notice that there is no “AM” icon to indicate that the time being set is in the AM. There is only a “PM” icon. Be sure to set the time accordingly.

4.Press the SET button to confirm, and advance to set the minutes.

5.The minute digit will flash in LCD 1. Press the CH/+ to advance the minutes (holding theCH/+ down will advance the minutes in increments of five).

6.Press the SET button to confirm, and to advance to the Time Zone setting.

V.TIME ZONE SETTING

This is a feature available on the WS-7095U,it is designed for use in Germany. You may ignore this feature.

1.Press the SET button five times to enter this setting mode.

2.“Zo 0” will flash in LCD 1.

3.Press the SET button again to advance to set the date.

VI. DATE SETTING

1.Press the SET button six times to enter the Date Setting mode.

2.The default year “98” will flash in LCD 2.

3.Press the CH/+ to change the year.

4.Press the SET button to confirm the year, and to advance to set the month. The default month digit “1” will flash in LCD 1.

5.Press the CH/+ to change the month.

6.Press the SET button to confirm, and to advance to set the date. The default date digit “1” will flash in LCD 1.

7.Press the CH/+ to change the date.

8.Press the SET button to confirm, and to advance set the Date Display.

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VII. DATE DISPLAY SETTING

1.Press the SET button nine times to enter the Date Display setting mode.

2.The default “month/date/year” display will flash in LCD 2.

3.Press the CH/+ button to toggle between the default setting and the “weekday/month/day” setting.

4.Press the SET button to confirm, and to advance to select°F or°C.

VIII. SELECTING °F OR°C AND INCHES OR MILLIMETERS

1.Press the SET button ten times to enter the°F/°C setting mode.

2.The default “F” will flash in LCD 1.

3.Press the CH/+ button to toggle between “F” and “°C.”

Note: When°F is selected, the rainfall measurement will change to inches. When°C is selected, the rainfall measurement will change to millimeters. When the selection is made the effects are seen immediately in temperature and rainfall measurement readings found in other LCD screens.

4.Press the SET button to confirm, and to advance to set the Weather Forecast Sensitivity.

IX. WEATHER FORECAST SENSITIVITY SETTING

Note: A higher hPa (Hekto Pascal) setting decreases the forecasting sensitivity of the unit, this feature is available for persons living in areas where air pressure changes are significant. (not necessarily related to a change of weather). A lower hPa setting is available for areas with a more constant air pressure. This designates that it takes 2 hPa of pressure change to change the forecast icon. Note that 1 hPa change = 0.03 inHg (Inch Column of Mercury) change. 1 hPa= 1 mb (millibar). The hPa options that appear in LCD 4 are “2” hPa= 0.06 inHg, “3” hPa= 0.09 inHg, and “4” hPa= 0.12 inHg.

1.Press the SET button eleven times to reach the Weather Forecast Sensitivity setting mode.

2.The default sensitivity level of “3” will flash in LCD 4.

3.Press the CH/+ button to select a weather forecast sensitivity level (2 through 4).

4.Press the SET button to confirm, and to advance to the Relative or Absolute display setting.

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X.DISPLAYING RELATIVE hPa/inHg OR ABSOLUTE hPa/inHg

Note: Air pressure can be displayed in four different measures:

Relative hPa/inHg and Absolute hPa/inHg. Absolute settings give a true and real-timeair pressure reading (at user’s location) that cannot be manually calibrated. Relative air pressure is measured in relation to sea level and is the standard meteorological form of measure. Relative air pressure settings must be manually programmed to suit the users needs. Relative air pressure can be found from local weather services. Absolute air pressure decreases by about 0.01 inHg for every 10 feet in altitude. In higher altitudes (above 6,500 feet), this effect is less noticeable. TheWS-7095Uwill measure absolute pressure reliably up to 7,500 feet. There is no limit for relative air pressure since the user sets it.

1.Press the SET button twelve times to reach Relative or Absolute Display setting mode.

2.The default “rel 29.91 inHg” will flash in LCD 4. Press the CH/+ button to toggle through “abs--.--inHg”, “rel 1012.55 hPa”, “abs--.--hPa”.

3.Press the SET button to confirm, and to advance to the next setting mode. The next setting mode depends on which was chosen, Absolute or Relative. If Absolute is displayed, the next setting mode will be to set the Bar Graph Display. If Relative is displayed, the next setting mode will be to Manually set the Relative Air Pressure.

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XI. MANUALLY SETTING THE RELATIVE AIR PRESSURE

1.Press the SET button thirteen times to enter the Manual Setting of the Relative Air Pressure mode.

2.The air pressure digits in LCD 4 will flash. Use the CH/+ button to set the appropriate Relative Air Pressure (check local weather service).

3.Press the SET button to confirm, and to advance to select the Bar Graph Display.

XII. SELECTING BAR GRAPH DISPLAY

Note: LCD 5 can display the History Bar Graph in 3 different ways. 1) It can show the Rain History only, 2) it can show the Air Pressure History only, or 3) it can alternate between the Rain History and the Air Pressure History (the default setting).

1.Press the SET button fourteen times to enter the Bar Graph Display Setting.

2.The bar graph in LCD 5 will flash, alternating between the “RAIN” history and the “PRESSURE” history.

3.Using the CH/+ button select the Bar Graph Display to be shown in LCD 5.

4.Press the SET button to confirm, and to exit the program mode.

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