TX60U-IT Temperature/Humidity Sensor Setup
Pre-Requisite: A Weather Direct® standard gateway must be registered to your account at weatherdirect.com so the TX60 registers under it. Our illustrated TX60 Registration Guide is available,or consult our Gateway Registration help online for assistance. TX60's are not supported on the USB Gateway.
After a successful online Weather Direct® Gateway registration, use the steps below to connect both devices:
Step 1. Please make sure the TX60 sensor is 5 feet away from the Gateway during the registration process.
Step 2. Install 2 AAA alkaline batteries measuring 1.48V each into the TX60U-IT sensor.
Step 3. Use the TX60 registration sequence below. You may try this sequence more than once with the progress bar running if the red LED on the sensor goes from solid red back to blinks, but wait 20 seconds before each retry. The progress bar allows 2 minutes for registration to complete.
- Press and release the dark gray button on the TX60 Sensor.
- Press and release the gray button on the Weather Direct® Gateway.
NOTE: Sometimes due to heavy internet traffic, you may want to attempt to register at a different time of day or a different day.
Step 4. After the progress bar completes, watch the red light on the TX60 and the website messages (refresh your browser screen). In the first 10 seconds, the red LED on the TX60 will turn ON to complete the connection, then it will turn OFF. A successful registration is indicated by a real temperature appearing in the little LCD window on the TX60.
Step 5. The website will present a very simple configuration screen. Your two initial options:
- Under Name, you may change Temp Sensor 1 to something meaningful (e.g. Freezer1).
- Select your desired Interval for data transmission (5, 10, 30, 60, 120 minutes to write data to the TX60 log on the server).
NOTE: If you have difficulty with registration, delete any existing TX60 registration and factory reset the TX60. To factory reset, press and hold the button on the sensor until the LCD displays a full segment (e.g. 18.88). Return to Step 3.
Channels and Probes
The TX60's LCD screen displays a series of 3 values in rotation (2 seconds each for a total update cycle of 6 seconds). The little number on the left in the circle is the channel number:
- Channel 1: Measures environment temperature and humidity from the internal TX60 circuits.
- Channel 2: Measures the optional external temperature probe. "nC" will be displayed if no probe is attached.
Optional Channel 2 Temperature Probe
Packages marked with a -D or unmarked contain the dry probe designed for non-immersible situations (e.g. soil, freezer). Packages marked TX60-CBP-SET contain the wet probe designed for immersion (e.g. swimming pool, hot tub). Usage determines probe life. Replacing a probe is as simple as unplugging the old one and plug in the new.
Mounting and Care
The TX60U-IT sensor itself should be placed in a dry, shaded area. Avoid a location with direct sun or rain. Any 915 mhz transmitter benefits from a mount height of 6 feet.
- Fog and mist will not harm the TX60 sensor. Extreme humidity may temporarily disrupt data. The sensor case reads humidity, but it should not be submerged in water.
- The 6 ft. dry probe is designed to measure non-liquid areas (e.g. soil, freezer). The 6 ft wet probe can be immersed in water (e.g. hot tub).
- The TX60 has a wireless range of 200 feet (60.96 m) in open air with no obstructions. Each obstruction (roof, walls, floors, ceilings, thick trees, etc.) will effectively cut the signal range in half or even may be impenetrable. Experiment; if one placement doesn't work, move the TX60 closer to the gateway.
- The TX60 sensor measures and updates the temperature and humidity on the sensor's LCD window every 6 seconds.
Note: The new measurement is reported to the computer at intervals that you select in your online account, as configured above.
If you have any problems with the TX60, please refer to our TX60 Solutions for assistance.