How to Install a Taylor Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer

How to Install a Taylor Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer. Taylor indoor/outdoor thermometers provide you with quick access to temperatures in two different locations, all on one simple device. The base unit contains a built-in temperature sensor and then has either a remote unit with its own temperature sensor or a wire with another sensor at the end. While the thermometer is designed to measure indoor and outdoor temperatures, you can place the probe anywhere you need to monitor the temperature, such as a walk-in freezer or closet.

Things Needed

  • AAA batteries
  • Screw
  • Drill
  • Phillips screwdriver

Wired Taylor Thermometer

Step 1

Pull the battery cover off the back of the unit and insert two AAA batteries. Replace the battery cover.

Step 2

Place the Taylor thermometer in a location where the small temperature probe can reach a window. Flip down the table stand on the back of the device to set the unit on a table or countertop. To mount it on a wall, drive a screw into your wall, and then place the keyhole on the back of the thermometer over the screw and push down on the unit to lock it in place.

Step 3

Open the window and place the sensor probe outside. The probe is not designed to be mounted; it just needs to sit outside the window. Gently close the window so you do not crimp or cut the sensor wire.

Step 4

Press the "In/Out" button to switch between the indoor and outdoor temperature readings.

Wireless Taylor Thermometer

Step 1

Plug your power adapter into the port on the side of the Taylor base unit, and then plug it into an outlet.

Step 2

Remove the four Phillips screws that secure the battery cover on the back of the remote unit. Insert two AAA batteries into the slots. Do not replace the cover just yet.

Step 3

Flip the "Channel" switch, located just above the batteries on the remote sensor, to Channel 1. Press the "TX" button, which is located to the left of the channel switch. When you see an antenna icon in the bottom left corner of your base unit, the remote sensor has successfully paired.

Step 4

Press the "C/F" button on the remote sensor to switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit. Replace the battery cover when you are done.

Step 5

Find an outdoor location to place your remote sensor unit. The sensor has a range of about 100 feet, but any obstacles such as walls or trees will reduce that distance. You can flip out the table stand and stand the sensor on a flat surface, or you can install a screw in a wall and place the keyhole opening on the back of the sensor over the screw, and then pull down on the sensor to lock it in place. Install the inside unit in the same manner.


  • For the best performance, place the outdoor unit somewhere where it will not get much direct sunlight, rain or snow.


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