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WD-3210

4 DAY INTERNET POWERED

WEATHER STATION

Owner’s Manual

WEATHER DIRECT®

Presented by La Crosse Technology®

La Crosse Technology, Ltd.

www.weatherdirect.com

2809 Losey Blvd. S.

La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone 608-785-7935

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Table of Contents

 

Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................

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Congratulations................................................................................................................................

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Quality Forecasts.............................................................................................................................

4

Weather Direct® is Green ...............................................................................................................

4

Included in the Box ..........................................................................................................................

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915 MHz Wireless Sensor Technology ...........................................................................................

5

What You Need to Get Started:.......................................................................................................

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE:................................................................................................................

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Set Up your WD-3210 .....................................................................................................................

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Hardware Installation.......................................................................................................................

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Wireless Outdoor Sensor Installation Options ............................................................................

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To Surface Mount the Outdoor Sensor:..................................................................................

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To Wall Mount the Outdoor Sensor: .......................................................................................

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Gateway Installation ........................................................................................................................

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Online Resources ............................................................................................................................

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Features...........................................................................................................................................

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Time Setting on Wireless Display..................................................................................................

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Wireless Outdoor Sensor ..............................................................................................................

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Wireless Display Operation ...........................................................................................................

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“MODE” Key ..............................................................................................................................

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“ALARM” Key ............................................................................................................................

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Turn Alarm ON/OFF..............................................................................................................

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Set Alarm Time .....................................................................................................................

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“SNOOZE” Key..........................................................................................................................

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Alarm Snooze .......................................................................................................................

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Change the Display Mode.....................................................................................................

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View Outdoor Temperature...................................................................................................

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“+” Key.......................................................................................................................................

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Toggle Between Time, Date & Temperature ........................................................................

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View Outdoor Temperature...................................................................................................

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Manually Request a Weather Direct® Data Update .............................................................

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“SET” Key..................................................................................................................................

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When ADD 4 LOCATIONS Expansion Option is Active .......................................................

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Changing Settings on Your Wireless Display .......................................................................

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Set Mode 1 – Set LCD Contrast (0-7) ..............................................................................

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Set Mode 2 – Enable Acoustic Weather Warnings (ON/OFF) .........................................

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Set Mode 3 - Set Text Scrolling Speed (1-4)....................................................................

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Set Mode 4 - View Device ID............................................................................................

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Factory Reset of Wireless Display.................................................................................................

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FREE Trial of Expansion Options for 14 Days ..............................................................................

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Four Additional Forecast Locations...........................................................................................

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Severe Weather Alerts ..................................................................................................................

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Types of Severe Weather Alerts:..........................................................................................

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Forecast Icons Explained ..............................................................................................................

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Care and Maintenance ..................................................................................................................

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Battery Replacement .....................................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting.............................................................................................................................

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Specifications.................................................................................................................................

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Temperature Range..............................................................................................................

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Battery Life............................................................................................................................

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Dimensions ...........................................................................................................................

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Weather Direct® Update Rate ..............................................................................................

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Weather Direct® Wireless Range.........................................................................................

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Power Requirements .....................................................................................................................

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Liability Disclaimer.........................................................................................................................

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FCC Statements ............................................................................................................................

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Warranty Information .....................................................................................................................

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Congratulations

You have just purchased the world’s first Internet-PoweredWeather Station.

Weather Direct® uses the power of the Internet to deliver weather data and other important information tailored to you, because you are in control of the information it delivers.

We understand that no one likes having to read a manual, so we’ve tried to make this a fun and rewarding read. After all, Weather Direct® is all about you. It’s like having your own personal assistant to tell you the weather how, when and where you want it. Knowing how Weather Direct® works will allow you to get the most out of this innovative new system.

Weather Direct® - Not Just Another Weather Station. Weather Direct® is the complete weather experience.

Quality Forecasts

Weather Direct® provides the most accurate forecast information available, customized to your exact location! Our forecasts go beyond backyard measurements by using Internet-enabledweather data provided by official

National Weather Service instrumentation and local weather reporting stations widely distributed throughout North America.

The same quality weather information used by meteorologists to deliver the local forecast plus additional weather data unique to the Weather Direct® network is available to you 24 hours a day! We provide the most detailed, customized, up- to-dateweather forecasts available on any medium. Weather Direct® allows you to pinpoint your exact location to ensure that you receive precision weather forecasts customized for you!

Weather Direct® is Green

We are doing our part to keep our planet healthy by eliminating our paper manuals, saving trees in the process. Not only are we reducing the amount of paper, but we are also trying to help you save space in your desk drawer, file cabinet or box in the basement where all these pesky manuals end up. Now you can print only the pages from this manual that you need… or not print any at all if you find what you are looking for online.

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The Gateway uses only 1 watt of power with a two year battery life on the

Wireless Display and Temperature sensor. Since the Weather Direct® system works even when your computer is off, you save money on electricity.

Included in the Box

The WD-32104 Day Wireless Weather Forecaster is a complete Weather

Direct® system that includes:

WD-3210Wireless Display – Provides weather forecast information, time, date and other custom data from the Internet. Also receives and displays wireless outdoor temperature, from your backyard using the included Wireless Outdoor Sensor.

Wireless Gateway + Mounting Plate – Provides your Weather Direct®

System with weather data and other customizable feeds from the Internet. Sends data your Wireless Display with a wireless range of up to 330 feet (open air).

TX-50UWireless Outdoor Temperature Sensor + Mounting Plate –

Measures the outdoor temperature where you are and sends temperature data to your Wireless Display with a wireless range of up to 330 feet (open air).

(4) Screws and drywall anchors for mounting the Wireless Outdoor Temperature Sensor and the Wireless Gateway

Quick Set Up Card

Weather Club Information Card

LAN cable to connect the Gateway to a network router

AC adapter for Gateway

915 MHz Wireless Sensor Technology

This product offers:

INSTANT TRANSMISSION is thestate-of-the-artnew wireless transmission technology, exclusively designed and developed by LA CROSSE TECHNOLOGY®.INSTANT TRANSMISSION offers you an immediate update (every 4 seconds!) of all your outdoor data measured from the sensors: follow your climatic variations inreal-time!

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What You Need to Get Started:

High-speedInternet connection – cable, DSL or other broadband

Internet service will work.

Router or broadband modem with built-inrouter. (contact your Internet service provider ISP for information on compatibility with their service)

If you have any questions about routers, or you would like a recommendation on a great router for use with Weather Direct®, see - www.weatherdirect.com/router

Valid e-mailaddress – required to make sure you can retrieve your password and receive other information about your user profile.

2 “AA” Alkaline batteries for the Wireless Outdoor Sensor

NOTE: Rechargeable batteries are not recommended due to the wide variation in performance between brands and types. Please use only fresh Alkaline batteries.

3 “C” Alkaline batteries for the Wireless Display

NOTE: Rechargeable batteries are not recommended due to the wide variation in performance between brands and types. Please use only fresh Alkaline batteries.

Visit www.weatherdirect.com and click “Register” to Start

After you have registered and selected a forecast location and Time Zone for your Wireless Display, the forecast data will show up on the display within 60 seconds.

A reasonably current Windows, Macintosh, or Linux PC with internet browser installed is required for initial set up and configuration changes.

The browser must be configured with Java Script enabled. Most browsers allow JavaScript as a standard feature. If you have turned off support for JavaScript in your browser, please allow JavaScript to run again to register or configure your Device.

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE:

Please DO NOT insert batteries into the Wireless Display or the Outdoor Sensor until instructed to do so.

Connect the Gateway to an available LAN port on your network router with the

LAN cable (included) and then power up the Gateway with the AC Adapter (included).

Set Up your WD-3210

NOTE: TheQuick Set-Up Card that is included in the box contains additional instructions to help you get started quickly if you want to perform a basic setup of your Weather Direct® system without reading this entire manual.

Open www.weatherdirect.com in a web browser and click “REGISTER” at the top of the page. Our Online Registration Wizard will guide you through the complete registration process.

Hardware Installation

NOTE: Hardware installation is only intended to be performed after you have registered your Gateway and Wireless Display, inserted batteries into the Wireless Outdoor Temperature Sensor, and have confirmed successful reception of weather data.

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Wireless Outdoor Sensor Installation Options

NOTE: Move the Wireless Outdoor Sensor into its intended location and wait for 10 minutes to make sure the outdoor temperature is still being received by the Wireless Display. Press the “SNOOZE” Key on your Wireless Display to show the outdoor temperature. If the display shows --,-Ffor the outdoor temperature, the signal cannot reach the Wireless Display. Find a closer location to mount the Wireless Outdoor Sensor and wait 10 minutes to check the Wireless Display again for reception.

DO NOT mount the Wireless Outdoor Sensor in a permanent fashion until you are sure the signal is being received by the Wireless Display.

To Surface Mount the Outdoor Sensor:

We have provided a mounting plate that you can attach to a surface with the supplied screws. The Sensor can be positioned on a flat surface by securing the stand to the bottom by gently pushing the bottom of the Sensor onto the holding pegs of the stand until they click into place in the grooves on the Sensor.

To Wall Mount the Outdoor Sensor:

The Outdoor Sensor is weather resistant, but not water proof. To

ensure maximum Sensor life, mount it in a covered place out of the

elements like under the eaves. Placement on the North side of your

home will provide the most accurate readings. Mount it about 18”

down from the eaves for optimum performance. This ensures that the weather data collected by the Outdoor Sensor will not be affected by

the temperature of the air leaving the attic.

We have provided a mounting plate that you can attach to the wall with the supplied screws. Gently snap the Sensor onto the holding pegs on the mounting plate after the plate is screwed to the wall. When the holding pegs are securely locked into the slots on the Sensor, you will hear a “Click”.

Gateway Installation

The Gateway should be installed indoors in an easy-to-reachlocation. Registration requires that you press the gray button on the Gateway. It can be mounted securely to the wall with the included mounting plate and drywall anchors.

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If you require a longer LAN cable to mount the Gateway in a desired location, any standard Category 5 network cable will work, but a crossover cable may not work. Crossover cables designed to connect two computers without networking hardware may not work with your Gateway.

NOTE: Network cables usually have length limitations. The same length limitations will apply that apply to computers on your home network.

Online Resources

These links can help to enrich your Weather Direct® experience:

Help – www.weatherdirect.com/help

FREE Membership Included to the Weather Club, at www.theweatherclub.com featuring:

1.Online weather forecasts by Meteorologist Paul Douglas

2.Radar maps

3.Video and photo uploads

4.And Much more!

For a list of places to choose from as forecast locations - www.weatherdirect.com/places

Features

Free Forecasts for Over 40,000 Locations in the United States and Canada, Including Your Hometown, Golf Courses, Parks Sports Venues and More.

Automatically Updates Itself via the Gateway

4 Day Forecast with Daily Sky Condition Icons

Specific Forecast for Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Night and Full Day

Lower LCD Line Scrolls City Name, Forecast, Outdoor Temperature,

Sun Rise/Set

Lower LCD Line Scrolling Speed Adjustment (1-4)

LCD Contrast Setting (1-7)

Daily HI / LOW Temperature Forecast

Indoor Temperature (°F/°C)

Wireless Outdoor Temperature (°F/°C)

Monitor Your Outdoor Temperature From Anywhere in the World on a Free Membership to the Online Weather Club. For more details, please visit www.theweatherclub.com

Time Alarm with Snooze

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Time and Date Set Automatically

Low Battery Indicator on the LCD and the web site for the Wireless Display and Outdoor Sensors

Expansion Options:

1.View Up To Five Forecast Locations on the Wireless Display

2.Receive Severe Weather Alerts

Time Setting on Wireless Display

The Time Zone you select on www.weatherdirect.com for your Wireless Display is intended to set the time for your physical location so the clock on your Wireless

Display is accurate. This time is independent of your selected forecast locations. The Wireless Display will ONLY display the time from the “Time Zone for Wireless

Display Clock” set on the web site, NOT the time at the forecast locations.

There is only one Time

Zone available per Wireless

Display.

The Daylight Saving Time (DST) checkbox on your Wireless Display settings at www.weatherdirect.com is selected by default because most locations observe

DST. If you are in a location that does not observe DST, please make sure to uncheck this box.

Wireless Outdoor Sensor

The Wireless Outdoor Sensor sends temperature data to your Wireless Display, accurate to within a tenth of one degree.

The Outdoor Temperature Sensor uses 2 x “AA”,

Alkaline batteries. To install and replace the batteries, please follow the steps below:

1. Remove the battery compartment cover on the back of the sensor.

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