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One Year Warranty
This Digital Wireless Rain Gauge is engineered to give you years of
satisfactory service if you handle it carefully, following these guidelines:
1. The receiver is intended for indoor use only. It is not sealed against
moisture and could be damaged if used outdoors.
2. Do not immerse the receiver unit in water. If you spill liquid on it,
dry it immediately with a soft, lint-free cloth.
3. The transmitter is weather-resistant but not waterproof. Do not
immerse the rain gauge in water or allow snow to accumulate in
it. If this accidentally occurs, dry it immediately with a soft, lint-free
4. Though the transmitter is frost-resistant, it should not be left
outdoors in snow or at temperatures at or below -4°F (-20°C). If
the temperature falls below this point or if snow accumulates,
remove the transmitter to an indoor area. Otherwise, permanent
damage to the rain gauge's internal circuits may occur.
5. Do not clean either unit with abrasive or corrosive materials. This
may scratch plastic parts and corrode electronic circuits.
6. Do not subject either unit to excessive force, shock, dust,
temperature or humidity. This may result in malfunction, shorter
electronic life span, damaged batteries or distorted parts. This
equipment contains no user-serviceable parts. Do not tamper with
either unit's internal components. Doing so will invalidate the
warranty on this product and may cause damage.
7. Do not mix old and new batteries. Remove the batteries if this
product will not be used for a long time.
8. Always refer to this instruction manual before operating this
This product is warranted against defects in materials or
workmanship for one (1) year from the date of original purchase. It
does not cover damages or wear resulting from accident, misuse,
abuse, commercial use, or unauthorized adjustment and/or repair.
Should this product require service (or replacement at our option)
while under warranty, do not return to retailer. Please pack the item
carefully and return it prepaid, along with a store receipt showing
date of purchase and a note explaining reason for return to:
Taylor Precision Products
2220 Entrada Del Sol
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001
There are no express warranties except as listed above. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which
vary from state to state.
Made to our exact specifications in China.
©2004 Taylor Precision Group, LLC and its affiliated companies, all rights
reserved. Taylor® is a registered trademark and Leading the Way in Accuracy™
is a trademark of Taylor Precision Products Group, LLC and its affiliated
companies. All rights reserved.
Range of rainfall measurement:
Daily: 0-39.33 inches (0-999 millimeters)
Weekly: 0-393.66 inches (0-9999 millimeters)
Monthly: 0-393.66 inches (0-9999 millimeters)
Resolution: 0.04 inches (1 millimeter)
Accuracy: + / - 3%
Transmission: 100 feet (30 meters) in an open area
Transmissions sent every 30 seconds during rainfall,
otherwise sent every 2½ minutes
Clock: Quartz precisions +/- 30 seconds per month
Battery Life: 1 year (alkaline batteries recommended)
How to Read Rainfall Data
1. Your Taylor® Wireless Rain Gauge will track the amount of daily,
weekly, and monthly rainfall. It will also report total accumulated
rainfall, which is the total rainfall recorded since the unit was last
reset to zero. Press the “-“ button to toggle between the different
2. A signal is sent from the transmitter to the receiver every 30
seconds when it is raining. If there is no rainfall, a signal will
transmit every 2½ minutes. This signal will update the data on the
receiver if any changes have occurred.
3. As rainfall occurs, the Daily Rainfall Display will show the amount
of rain accumulated throughout the day. When the clock reaches
midnight, the display for daily rainfall will automatically reset to
4. For the first day of rainfall, the Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Total
rainfall accumulation will be the same. As additional rainfall
occurs throughout the week/month, the unit will add the rainfall
amounts together for a weekly/monthly/ total rainfall
5. The Weekly rainfall total accumulates from Sunday to Saturday.
When the clock reaches 12:00am (midnight) every Sunday, the
weekly total rainfall will automatically reset to zero.
6. The Monthly rainfall total accumulates from the first day of the
calendar month to the last day. When the clock reaches 12:00am
(midnight) on the first day of the month, the monthly total rainfall
will automatically reset to zero.
7. Total Rainfall accumulates from the first day the rain gauge is put
into use. The receiver will continue to record Total Rainfall until the
user clears the memory or the batteries are replaced.
8. To manually reset either the Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Total Rainfall
accumulations, first press the “-“ button to select the memory to be
cleared. Press the “+” key. The data will reset to zero.
If the receiver unit does not receive a transmission for 1 hour, the
display will show dashes. To correct this problem:
1. Check that the rain gauge is properly positioned, within a 100'
2. Check to make sure the transmission path is clear of obstacles and
3. If new batteries are faulty on the initial installation, install fresh
batteries, following the steps in the Battery Installation section of
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
– Reorient or relocate the rain gauge equipment.
– Increase the distance between the radio/television
equipment and rain gauge receiver.
Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void
user's authority to operate this device.
Signals from other household devices, such as doorbells, home
security systems and entry controls, may temporarily interfere with the
rain gauge transmissions. This is normal and does not affect the
general performance of this product. The transmission will resume
once the interference recedes.
How to Set and Use Clock & Calendar Functions
How To Set Up and Use Your Wireless Rain Gauge
1. Hold the MODE button for 3 seconds to enter Time Setting mode.
2. Press “+” or “-“ buttons to select 12 or 24 hour clock mode.
Press MODE to enter.
3. Press “+” or “-“ buttons to set the year. Hold down the buttons to
advance digits quickly. Press MODE to enter.
4. Continue to set the month, day/date, hour, and minutes by
pressing “+” or “-“ and then pressing MODE to enter the data.
Hold down the buttons to advance digits quickly.
5. After selecting the minutes and pressing MODE, the clock setup
will be complete.
6. If no buttons are pressed within 5 seconds, the clock will revert to
its original setting
1. Follow Battery Installation and Clock/Calendar Set Up as directed
2. Place the receiver unit as close as possible to the transmitter (they
must be within 100 feet of each other). This will ensure easy
synchronization between the transmission and reception of signals
as you set up your wireless rain gauge.
3. The receiver unit should display zeros after proper battery
installation and registration signal initialization. If the receiver still
shows dashes, reinstall the receiver's batteries. See Battery
Installation section for detailed instructions.
Note: The effective transmission range of the rain gauge is 100 feet.
The effective range is vastly affected by building materials, physical
obstructions (tress, sheds, fountains, etc), and where the receiver
and transmitter units are positioned. Try various set ups for the
best result. Shorten the distance between the receiver and
transmitter units when necessary.
Keep the transmitter at least 3 feet from any obstructions
which may affect rain collection. For instance, do not place
the transmitter gauge under a tree, as water dripping from
leaves into the rain cup will overstate actual rainfall.
4. The receiver unit is factory set to display total rainfall in inches. To
switch measurement to millimeters, press and hold the "-" button
for 3 seconds. The display will switch to millimeters.
Important: When the temperature falls below freezing, the
batteries of outdoor units may freeze, lowering their voltage
supply and effective range. Use Lithium batteries to insure
operation below 10°F (-12°C).
Indoor Thermometer & Clock
with Remote Rain Gauge
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Main Features & How to Access Functions
1. LCD Display
Line 1 Daily Rainfall Display. Reports today's total rainfall.
Line 2 Weekly/Monthly/Total Accumulated Rainfall Display. Shows
either the weekly, monthly, or total accumulated rainfall. The
“WEEK” icon appears above the rainfall digits when the
receiver is in week mode. The “MONTH” icon appears
during monthly mode. If no icon is visible, the total
accumulated rainfall is displayed. Press “MODE” to toggle
between the different displays.
Line 3 Clock and Calendar display. Shows the current time, date,
and day of the week.
2. MODE Button
Enter Time Setting mode.
3. " + " Button
Advances clock/calendar settings during Time Setting mode.
Resets Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Total accumulated rainfall data.
Cancels the registration between the receiver and transmitter and
registers a new signal between the units.
4. '" - " Button
Reverses clock/calendar settings during Time Setting mode.
Toggles between Weekly, Monthly, and Total accumulated rainfall.
Switches between inch and millimeter units of measurement.
5. Battery Compartment
The receiver unit requires 2 AA alkaline batteries (not included).
See Battery Installation section of this manual.
6. Table Stand
Pull the bottom of stand out from the housing for stable placement
of the unit on a flat surface.
7. Wall Mount
The back of the receiver has a recessed key hole to secure the unit
to a wall.
W E K
Congratulations on your purchase of the Taylor® Digital Wireless Rain
Gauge. This state-of-the-art measurement instrument is engineered
and designed to meet the highest quality standards…to assure you
uncompromising accuracy and consistently dependable, convenient
performance. In order to optimize its function, please read this
instruction manual carefully before use…and keep it handy for future
Description of Parts
The transmitter requires 2 AA alkaline
batteries (not included). See Battery
Installation section of this manual.
Rain Gauge Net
A protective stainless steel net is placed
on top of the rain gauge to guard against rocks,
leafs, and other debris collecting in the rain
gauge. The net may be removed for cleaning by
pulling up on the ring at the side of the net.
The rain gauge should not be left outdoors in
temperatures at or below -4°F (-20°C) or in snowy
weather. If the temperature drops to this level or it begins to
snow, remove the rain gauge to an indoor area.
Remote Rain Gauge Transmitter
For the initial installation, insert the batteries into the receiver unit first,
then the transmitter. Place the receiver and transmitter gauge next to
each other during battery installation for best signal initialization.
1. Lift off the battery compartment cover located on the back of the
2. Insert 2 AA alkaline batteries as indicated by the polarity symbols
marked inside the battery compartment.
3. After installing the batteries, the display will show flashing dashes.
Once the rain gauge's batteries are installed and the unit
successfully transmits a signal, the receiver will show zeros.
4. Replace the battery compartment cover.
Important: Though the transmitter is weather- and frost-
resistant, it should never be submerged in water or left
outside during snowy weather. Also please note the
transmitter should not be left outdoors in temperatures at
or below -4°F (-20°C). If the temperature drops to this level,
move the transmitter to an indoor area. Both the
transmitter and the receiver unit should be kept at
temperatures between -4°F (-20°C) to 140°F (60°C). Extreme
temperatures outside this range can permanently damage
Setting Up The Rain Gauge Transmitter
2 screws then
lift the top
Be sure to
Use 2 'AA' batteries
the 4 screws from
the battery compartment