AcuRite Thermometer with Probe 00217 / 00888 Instruction Manual

Instruction ManualThermometer with Probemodels 00217 / 00888

Congratulations on your new AcuRite product. To ensure the best possible product performance, please read this manual in its entirety and retain it for future reference.

Unpacking Instructions

Remove the protective film that is applied to the LCD screen prior to using this product. Locate the tab and peel it off to remove it.

Package Contents

  1.  Display with Probe Temperature Sensor
  2. Instruction Manual

Features & Benefits


  1. IN/OUT Switch Slide to view current display (IN) or probe (OUT) temperature.
  2. Current Temperature
  3.  MIN/MAX Button Press to display high & low records.
  4.  CLEAR Button
  5.  LIGHT Button Activates momentary backlight.
  6.  Probe Temperature Sensor
  7. Fold-out Tabletop Stand
  8. Battery Compartment
  9. °F/°C Switch For selecting temperature units.
  10.  Integrated Hang Hole For easy wall mounting.


Install or Replace BatteryAcuRite recommends high-quality alkaline batteries for the best product performance. Heavy duty or rechargeable batteries are not recommended.

The slide battery compartment covers off and insert 1 x AAA battery into the battery compartment, as shown. Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery compartment.
Replace the battery cover.

PLEASE DISPOSE OF OLD OR DEFECTIVE BATTERIES IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE WAY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.BATTERY SAFETY: Clean the battery contacts and also those of the device prior to battery installation. Remove batteries from equipment that is not to be used for an extended period of time. Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery compartment. Promptly remove dead batteries from the device. Dispose of used batteries properly. Only batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended are to be used. DO NOT incinerate used batteries. DO NOT dispose of batteries in fire, as batteries may explode or leak. DO NOT mix old and new batteries or types of batteries (alkaline/standard). DO NOT use rechargeable batteries. DO NOT recharge non-rechargeable batteries. DO NOT short-circuit the supply terminals.


Placement for Maximum AccuracyAcuRite sensors are sensitive to surrounding environmental conditions. Proper placement of both the display and temperature probe are critical to the accuracy and performance of this product.Display & Probe PlacementPlace the display in a dry area free of dirt and dust. Display stands upright for tabletop use or is wall-mountable. To observe outdoor temperatures, the wired temperature probe must be placed outside. The probe sensor can be securely mounted to a surface utilizing the adhesive pad or the integrated hang hole. Take care not to damage the sensor during mounting.Important Placement Guidelines

  • To ensure accurate temperature measurement, place units out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources or vents.
  • The wired temperature probe is not waterproof and is not intended for permanent submersion in liquids. Submersion in liquid for more than 30 seconds may result in the complete failure of the probe.

High & Low RecordsHigh and low values are recorded for display (IN) and probe (OUT) temperature. High and low records reflect the minimum and maximum temperature recorded since the unit was powered on, or since the battery was changed (whichever was most recent).To view the HIGH-temperature record, press and release the “MIN/MAX” button. The “MAX” icon appears on the display next to the high records.To view the LOW-temperature record, press and release the “MIN/MAX” button twice. The “MIN” icon appears on the display next to the low records.To manually reset the high or low records, press and release the “CLEAR” button while viewing the records you wish to clear. Dashes will display to confirm the records have been cleared.


TEMPERATURE RANGE Display: -4°F to 122°F; -20°C to 50°CProbe: -40°F to 158°F; -40°C to 70°C
POWER 1 x AAA alkaline battery


Inaccurate temperature • Make sure both the display and sensor are placed out of direct sunlight and away from any heat sources or vents (see page 2).
Display screen not working • Check that the battery is installed correctly. The battery may need to be replaced.

FCC Information

This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1.  This device may NOT cause harmful interference, and
  2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.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.

Customer Support

AcuRite customer support is committed to providing you with best-in-class service. For assistance, please have the model number of thisproduct available and contact us in any of the following ways:

(877) 221-1252

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Limited 1 Year Warranty

AcuRite is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chaney Instrument Company. For purchases of AcuRite products, AcuRite provides the benefits and services set forth herein. For purchases of Chaney products, Chaney provides the benefits and services set forth herein.We warrant that all products we manufacture under this warranty are of good material and workmanship and, when properly installed and operated, will be free of defects for a period of one year from the date of purchase.Any product which, under normal use and service, is proven to breach the warranty contained herein within ONE YEAR from the date of sale will, upon examination by us, and at our sole option, be repaired or replaced by us. Transportation costs and charges for returned goods shall be paid for by the purchaser. We hereby disclaim all responsibility for such transportation costs and charges. This warranty will not be breached, and we will give no credit for products that have received normal wear and tear not affecting the functionality of the product, been damaged (including by acts of nature), tampered, abused, improperly installed, or repaired or altered by others than our authorized representatives.Remedy for breach of this warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the defective item(s). If we determine that repair or replacement is not feasible, we may, at our option, refund the amount of the original purchase priceTHE ABOVE-DESCRIBED WARRANTY IS THE SOLE WARRANTY FOR THE PRODUCTS AND IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THE EXPRESS WARRANTY SET FORTH HEREIN ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

We expressly disclaim all liability for special, consequential, or incidental damages, whether arising in tort or by contract from any breach of this warranty. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.We further disclaim liability from personal injury relating to its products to the extent permitted by law. By acceptance of any of our products, the purchaser assumes all liability for the consequences arising from their use or misuse. No person, firm, or corporation is authorized to bind us to any other obligation or liability in connection with the sale of our products. Furthermore, no person, firm, or corporation is authorized to modify or waive the terms of this warranty unless done in writing and signed by a duly authorized agent of ours.In no case shall our liability for any claim relating to our products, your purchase, or your use thereof, exceed the original purchase price paid for the product.Applicability of PolicyThis Return, Refund, and Warranty Policy apply only to purchases made in the United States and Canada. For purchases made in a country other than the United States or Canada, please consult the policies applicable to the country in which you made your purchase.Additionally, this Policy applies only to the original purchaser of our products. We do cannot and do not offer any return, refund, or warranty services if you buy products used or from resale sites such as eBay or Craigslist.

Governing Law

This Return, Refund, and Warranty Policy is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Wisconsin. Any dispute relating to this Policy shall be brought exclusively in the federal or state courts having jurisdiction in Walworth County, Wisconsin; and purchaser consents to jurisdiction within the State of Wisconsin.

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