APPLICATION

The C7089 Outdoor Sensor is used with the PC8900 Perfect Climate Comfort Center™ Control System and the W8900 Remote Module. It senses the outdoor temperature for display on the PC8900 at the touch of a key.
The sensor is encapsulated to protect against water and contaminants, and includes 60 in. leadwires.

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Ambient Temperature Range:
-40 to 128°F (-40 to 53°C)

Operating Relative Humidity:
5% to 95% noncondensing

Dimensions in inches (millimeters):
2-1/4 (57) x 3/8 (10) with 60 (1524) leadwires

INSTALLATION

When Installing this Product…

  1. Read these instructions carefully. Failure to follow them could damage the product or cause a hazardous condition.
  2. Check the ratings given in the instructions and on the product to make sure the product is suitable for your application.
  3. Installer must be a trained, experienced service technician.
  4. After installation is complete, check out product operation as provided in these instructions.

 CAUTION
Disconnect power supply before connecting wiring to prevent electrical shock or equipment damage.

Location and Mounting (Fig. 1)
Mount the sensor where:

  • setting can not be tampered with.
  • there is good air circulation.
  • it can measure the true outdoor ambient temperature.
  • surface is flat.
  • the wire distance between the C7089 and W8900 is less than 200 feet.

Do not mount the sensor:

  • in the direct sunlight.
  • where hot or cold air blows on the sensor. Discharge line from an outdoor compressor unit, vent or fan will cause inaccurate temperature readings.
  • where snow, ice or debris can cover it.

Use the following steps to mount the sensor:

  1. Remove the sensor from the mounting clip.
  2. Mark the area on the surface where the C7089 mounting clip will be mounted.
  3. Mount the clip.
Honeywell C7089A Outdoor Temperature Sensor - Location and Mounting

Fig. 1. Typical locations for outdoor sensor.

Wiring

 CAUTION
Keep wiring at least one foot away from large inductive loads such as motors, line starters, lightning ballasts, and large power distribution panels. Failure to follow these wiring practices can introduce electrical interference (noise), which can cause erratic system operation. Use shielded cable to reduce interference when rerouting is not possible. Ground the shielded cable to the GND terminal on the W8900.

IMPORTANT
Erratic temperature readings from a sensor can occur as a result of any of the wiring practices described below. These practices must be avoided to assure proper operation. Use shielded cable to reduce interference when rerouting of sensor wiring is not possible.
a. Do not route temperature sensor wiring with building power wiring, next to control contactors or near light dimming circuits, electric motors or welding equipment.
b. Avoid poor wiring connections.
c. Avoid intermittent or missing building earth ground.

 CAUTION
Disconnect the power supply before connecting the wiring to prevent electrical shock or equipment damage.
Wiring must comply with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations.

  1. Wire the C7089 Outdoor Sensor to the terminals marked OUT on the W8900 Remote Module. If the leadwire provided with the C7089 is not long enough, run cable to a hole at the selected C7089 location. Color-coded, 18-gauge thermostat wire is recommended. For an example of general wiring of the C7089, see Fig. 2. Pigtail wiring can be used.
  2. Mount the C7089 in its mounting clip.
  3. Plug wiring hole using nonhardening caulk or putty.
Honeywell C7089A Outdoor Temperature Sensor - Location and Mounting 2
  1. USE APPROPRIATE MOUNTING MEANS FOR THE TYPE OF STRUCTURE.
  2. PLUG WIRING HOLE WITH NONHARDENING CAULK OR PUTTY.
  3. IF SHIELDED CABLE IS REQUIRED, GROUND TO GND TERMINAL ON W8900.
    M4457

Fig. 2. Wiring diagram for the C7089 Outdoor Sensor to the W8900 Remote Module.

OPERATION

The C7089 Outdoor Sensor converts outdoor ambient temperature to a resistance that the W8900 Remote Module can interpret. The W8900 Remote Module in turn sends a signal to the PC8900 where the outdoor temperature is displayed when the CHECK key is pressed. The C7089 has a positive temperature coefficient (PTC), which means that the resistance increases as the temperature increases. Fig. 3 shows the resistance characteristics of the C7089 Sensor.

Honeywell C7089A Outdoor Temperature Sensor - OPERATION

RESISTANCE INCREASES 4.84 OHMS PER 1°F CHANGE OR 8.7 OHMS PER 1°C CHANGE.

OUTDOOR TEMPERATUREOHMS OF
RESISTANCE
°F°C
-40-402929 to 2905
-35-37.22953 to 2929
-30-34.42978 to 2953
-25-31.73002 to 2978
-20-28.93026 to 3002
-15-26.13050 to 3026
-10-23.33074 to 3050
-5-20.63099 to 3074
0-17.83123 to 3099
5-153147 to 3123
10-12.23171 to 3147
15-9.43195 to 3171
20-6.73220 to 3195
25-3.93244 to 3220
30-1.13268 to 3244
351.73292 to 3268
404.43316 to 3292
457.23341 to 3316
50103365 to 3341
5512.83389 to 3365
6015.63413 to 3389
6518.33437 to 3413
7021.13462 to 3437
7523.93486 to 3462
8026.73510 to 3486
8529.43534 to 3510
9032.23558 to 3534
95353583 to 3558
10037.83607 to 3582
10540.63631 to 3607
11043.33655 to 3631
11546.13679 to 3655
12048.93703 to 3679
12051.73728 to 3703
13054.43752 to 3728
13557.23776 to 3752
140603800 to 3776
14562.83824 to 3800
15065.63849 to 3824

Fig. 3. C7089A sensor resistance vs. temperature performance characteristics.

CHECKOUT

Allow the C7089 Outdoor Sensor to soak in the outdoor air for a minimum of five minutes before taking a reading. With an accurate thermometer (±1°F [0.5°C]), measure the temperature at the sensor location, allowing time for the thermometer to stabilize before reading. Press the CHECK key on the PC8900 until the display shows OUT followed by the temperature reading. See Fig. 4. The PC8900 reading should match the reading taken outdoors.
To verify the resistance of the sensor, remove one wire from one of the C7089 wiring terminals. Use an ohmmeter to measure the resistance across the sensor. Then verify sensor accuracy with the temperature/resistance curve of Fig. 3.

CALIBRATION

The C7089 Outdoor Sensor is calibrated in the factory and cannot be recalibrated in the field.

Honeywell C7089A Outdoor Temperature Sensor - CALIBRATION

Fig. 4. Outdoor temperature display on the PC8900.

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Documents / Resources

Honeywell C7089A Outdoor Temperature Sensor [pdf] Instruction Manual
C7089A, Outdoor Temperature Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Outdoor Sensor

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