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Oregon Scientific BAR686A User Manual

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LCD DISPLAY
CLOCK
CLOCK RECEPTION
This product is designed to synchronize its date and time
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automatically once it is within range of the WWVB-60 signal
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from the atomic clock in Boulder, Colorado.
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The sensor collects the radio signals whenever it is within
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Wireless Weather Forecaster with
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1500 km (932 miles) of a signal.
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Temperature Display and Self - Setting
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NOTE Initial reception takes 2-10 minutes for first set up
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Atomic Clock
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or when RESET is pressed. Once complete, the reception
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MODEL: BAR686A
3. Select a channel. Make sure you use a different channel
icon will stop blinking. If the signal is weak, it can take up
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for each sensor.
to 24 hours to get a valid signal.
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4. Place the sensor near the main unit. Press RESET on
USER MANUAL
the sensor.
1. Sensor battery low
RECEPTION SIGNAL
2.
Ice warning is active
5. Simultaneously press CHANNEL and MEM on the main
3. Pressure trend
unit to initiate signal sending between the sensor and
Clock signal reception indicator:
INTRODUCTION
4. Weather Forecast
main unit.
Thank you for selecting this Oregon Scientific
Wireless
TM
5. Alarm set
6. Close the battery door and secure the screws.
STRONG SIGNAL
WEAK SIGNAL
NO SIGNAL
Weather Forecaster with Temperature Display and Self
6. AM / PM mode selected
7. Place the sensor in the desired location using the table
- Setting Atomic Clock (BAR686A). This clock is supplied
7. Clock signal reception
stand or wall mount.
with a remote sensor (THN122N) and can support up to 3
8. Clock
sensors in total (additional sensors sold separately).
9. Sensor reception icon
10. Hi / lo temperature alarm
NOTE Please keep this manual handy as you use your
11. Outdoor temperature trend
To enable and force a signal search:
new product. It contains practical step-by-step instructions,
Press and hold
for 2 seconds.
12. Outdoor temperature
as well as technical specifications and warnings you should
13. Max / Min icon
know about.
14. Main unit battery low
To disable the signal reception:
Press and hold
for 2 seconds.
15. Indoor temperature trend
16. Indoor temperature
CLOCK OVERVIEW
flashes when it is disabled.
17. Max / Min icon
18. Main unit sensor icon
FRONT VIEW
19. Alarm mode
For best results:
20. Moon Phase
SET CLOCK
• Place the sensor out of direct sunlight and moisture.
21. Day and Month display
To manually set the clock make sure the clock signal
• Do not place the sensor more than 30 m (100 ft) from
reception is disabled.
the main (indoor) unit.
• Position the sensor so that it faces the main (indoor)
REMOTE SENSOR (THN122N)
1. Press and hold MODE for 2 seconds.
unit, minimizing obstructions such as doors, walls, and
2. Select the US time zone (Pacific (P), Eastern (E), Central
furniture.
(C) and Mountain (M)), hour, minute, year, month/day
• Place the sensor in a location with a clear view to the
format, month, day and language. Press
or
to
sky, away from metallic or electronic objects.
change the setting.
• Position the sensor close to the main unit during cold
3. Press MODE to confirm.
winter months as below-freezing temperatures may
affect battery performance and signal transmission.
NOTE The language options are (E) English, (D) German,
(F) French, (I) Italian, and (S) Spanish.
The transmission range may vary depending on many
factors. You may need to experiment with various locations
Press MODE to choose between the clock with seconds
to get the best results.
and clock with weekday display modes.
1. SNOOZE
Standard Alkaline batteries contain significant amounts of
water. Because of this they will freeze in low temperatures
ALARM
1. LED status indicator:
1. Wall mount hole
of approximately -12°C (10°F). Disposable Lithium batteries
BACK VIEW
Blinks red during data
2. RESET hole
To set the alarm:
have a much lower threshold for temperature with an
transmission
3. CHANNEL switch
1. Press and hold ALARM for 2 seconds.
estimated freezing range of below -30°C (-22°F).
2. Ventilation duct
4. Battery compartment
2. Press
/
to set hour / minute.
3. Press ALARM or MODE to confirm.
indicates alarm
Wireless ranges can be impacted by a variety of factors
is ON.
such as extremely cold temperatures. Extreme cold may
temporarily reduce the effective range between the sensor
GETTING STARTED
To toggle alarms ON / OFF:
and the base station. If the unit's performance fails due to
SETTING UP THE CLOCK
1. Press ALARM to display alarm time.
low temperature, the unit will resume proper functioning
2. Press ALARM again to turn alarm ON / OFF.
Insert batteries before first use, matching the polarity (+
as the temperature rises to within the normal temperature
and -). RESET after each battery change.
range (i.e. no permanent damage will occur to the unit due
To silence the alarm:
to low temperatures).
• Press SNOOZE to silence it for 8 minutes.
OR
SENSOR DATA TRANSMISSION
• Press any key except SNOOZE to turn the alarm off
and activate it again after 24 hours.
Data is sent from the sensor(s) every 40 seconds. The
sensor reception icon in the remote sensor area shows
the status.
WEATHER FORECAST
ICON
DESCRIPTION
This product forecasts the next 12 to 24 hours of weather
within a 30-50 km (19-31 mile) radius based on barometric
Main unit is searching
pressure trend readings.
for the sensor(s)
indicates main unit batteries are low.
ICON
DESCRIPTION
A channel has been found
Clear
NOTE Do not use rechargeable batteries. We recommend
that you use alkaline batteries with this product for longer
Sensor 1 is sending data
usage and lithium batteries in temperatures below
Partially Cloudy
freezing.
and "- - . -"
The sensor cannot be found.
1.
/
: Increase / decrease setting; activate / deactivate
(Outdoor
clock reception signal
Search for the sensor or check
temperature area)
batteries
2. CHANNEL: Switch remote sensor display
Cloudy
3. MODE: Change settings / display
REMOTE SENSOR
To search for a sensor:
4. ALARM: View alarm status; set alarm
The sensor collects temperature readings approx. every
5. Battery compartment
Simultaneously, press and hold MEM and CHANNEL for
Rainy
40 seconds and sends them to the main unit. The main
2 seconds.
6. TEMP HI / LO
: Change settings or enable / disable
unit can collect data from up to 3 sensors.
hi or lo temperature alarm for channel 1
7. °C / °F: Select temperature unit
NOTE If the sensor is still not found, check the batteries,
To set up the sensor:
obstructions, and remote unit location.
8. MEM: View current, maximum and minimum
1. Remove the screws from the battery door.
temperature / humidity
2. Insert the batteries, matching the polarity (+ / -).
9. RESET: Reset unit to default settings
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