Meade Instruments TE278W User Manual

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TE278W-M

Wireless Indoor/

Outdoor Thermometer

with Atomic Clock

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for selecting a Meade Instruments Wireless Indoor/ Outdoor Thermometer with Atomic Clock. This device combines precise time keeping, monitoring and displaying of current temperature data from up to three remote locations.

Meade Instruments is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of telescopes for professional and amateur astronomers – famous for its innovative, high performance telescopes at affordable prices. Meade Instruments now brings that same passion for innovation and high performance to its own line of precision, feature rich weather stations.

Please read this instruction manual so that you can get the most enjoyment out of your Meade Instruments weather station.

In this package you will find:

One (1) main unit (receiver)

One (1) remote sensor (transmitter)

One (1) User Manual

Please keep this manual handy as it contains practical instructions, technical specifications and precautions.

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW

MAIN UNIT

FEATURES

Time automatically sets to the US Atomic Clock

12 or 24 hours time format

Dual crescendo time alarm with snooze

Day of the week displayed in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian

Wireless reception of the temperature from the remote sensor to the main unit from up to 160 feet (50 meters) away

Multi-channel capability to monitor temperature in up to 3 remote locations

Minimum and maximum memory for indoor and remote temperature

Programmable Ice Warning Alarm

Low battery indicator

FRONT/REAR VIEW

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A.TEMPERATURE AND CLOCK window

B.CHANNEL button

• Recalls a different remote sensor reading – 1,2 or 3

C. UP ( ? ) button

Increases the parameters

Activates US Time Zone selection mode

Activates manual search for atomic time signal

Enables time alarms (W) and (S) and Ice Warning Alarm

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D. MODE button

• Toggles between time modes - time with seconds and time with the day of the week

• Activates clock’s manual programming mode

E. DOWN ( ? ) button

• Decreases the parameters

• Activates manual remote channels search

• Disables time alarms (W) and (S) and Ice Warning Alarm

F. ALARM button

• Allows toggling between the calendar display and three time alarm modes

• Allows programming available alarms

G. MEM button

• Toggles between current, minimum, maximum readings of the indoor and remote temperature

• Clears the temperature memory

H. WALLMOUNT RECESSED HOLE

• Keeps the unit on the wall

I. BATTERY COMPARTMENT

• Requires 2 (two) UM-3 or AAA 1.5V alkaline batteries

J. BUILT-IN TABLE STAND

• Holds unit in upright position on a flat surface

REMOTE SENSOR

FEATURES

Remote temperature transmission to the main unit via 433 MHz frequency

Case can be wall mounted using built-in hanger

Three channel selection

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A. LED INDICATOR

• Flashes once when the remote sensor transmits a reading to the main unit.

• Flashes twice when battery power is low.

B. BATTERY COMPARTMENT

• Requires two AA-size batteries

C. RESET

• Resets all previous settings

D. CHANNEL SWITCH

• Selects the desired channel -1, 2 or 3

E. WALL-MOUNT RECESSED OPENING

• Keeps the remote sensor on the wall

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

We recommend using alkaline batteries for the remote sensor and the main unit. If outdoor temperatures regularly fall below 32°F (0°C), we recommend using lithium batteries.

Avoid using rechargeable batteries. (Rechargeable batteries cannot maintain correct power requirements).

ALWAYS install batteries in the remote sensor before the main unit.

Insert batteries before first use, matching the polarity as shown in the battery compartment.

Press RESET after each battery change with a paper clip or similar tool.

During an initial setup, place the main unit close to the remote sensor.

After reception is established (the remote temperature will appear on the main unit’s display), position the remote sensor and the main unit within the effective transmission range of

160 feet (50 meters).

The remote sensor can be placed indoors or outdoors, depending on the area where the temperature is intended to be measured. If you intend measuring outdoor elements, place remote sensor outdoors

The main unit must be placed indoors.

NOTE:

1.Avoid pressing any buttons on the main unit before the remote readings are displayed.

2.The effective operating range may be influenced by the surrounding building materials and how the receiver and transmitter are positioned.

3.Place the remote sensor so that it faces the main unit (receiver), minimizing obstructions such as doors, walls, and furniture.

4.Though the remote sensors are weather-resistant, they should be placed away from direct

sunlight, rain or snow. The best suggested location for the remote sensor for outdoors is under the eave on the north side of the building.

NOTE: When the temperature falls below freezing point 32°F (0°C), battery voltage will drop which may result in reduced the transmission range. For optimum performance in cold conditions, we recommend using lithium batteries.

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