INSTALLING THE TIMER
Manually turn off the switch you want AutoChron to operate. Using a small screw driver, remove the bottom screw from the switch plate cover. Place the unit directly over the switch plate cover. You do not need to remove the existing switch plate cover, Open AutoChron and align the screw hole inside the unit with the hole in the switch plate cover that held the bottom screw.
Secure the AutoChron firmly against the switch plate using the enclosed longer replacement screw. Be sure the mechanism is engaged in the correct position to operate the switch. Your unit is now installed and ready to program and operate.
PLEASE NOTE: You may program the timer first then install it later. If doing so, please keep the batteries well connected during the installation, otherwise you will lose all the data you entered into the timer.
INSTALLING THE BATTERIES
The timer requires 2 AA batteries for programming and operation. The average battery life for normal usage is up to six months.
Caution: Use only fresh AA alkaline batteries.
NOTE: Remove the batteries if the unit will not be used for a month or more. Removing the batteries for more than 60 seconds will clear the timer's clock and program settings. Replace the batteries when the "low battery" indicator begins to flash or when LCD dims.
SETTING THE CURRENT DATE AND TIME
PROGRAMMING THE TIMER
Before you start to program the timer, please verify you have the correct current day and time set up already.
The timer offers 7 days and 10 ON/10 OFF programming, Program 1-9 and program 0. Once set, the timer will operate each week until reset or the batteries die. Program 0 is a special program that tells would-be intruders that your home is not unattended. It offers turn ON action for 3 minutes at randomly selected times by the timer automatically between 1:00AM and 5:00 AM under certain circumstances. Set up program 0 on each day of the week, and every day its turn on time will be different.
The timer has the following, Convenient different day modules for easy programming:
Follow these steps to set one program that will operate at the same time for each of the 7 days of the week. Correct current day and time MUST BE SET before you begin.
PLEASE NOTE: Press ENTER to shift to the different program numbers, 1-9 ON and 1-9 OFF. THe last PROG 0 is a special program. After you have finished programming, press PROG to save your settings.
SET UP PROGRAM 0
Program 0 is a special program that tells would-be intruders that your home is not unattended. TO use this function please ensure:
Program 0 will turn ON your switch for 3 min at a a random time between 1:00 Am and 5:00 AM and then turn it back off on each day of the week. Everyday the turn on time will be different. THe timer will automatically check the above two points, otherwise it will skip that day.
Recommended Application: Set program 0 when you will be away from home, especially at night. Program it OFF when you return home.
CLEAR A PROGRAM
Press PROG, you will see the PROG 1 ON day and time display, press ENTER to advance to the desired program number that you want to remove. Press DAY continually until program is clear. Be sure to clear both ON and OFF functions.
To clear the Program 0, just press the OFF button. Press PROG to save and return to the current day/time temp display.
PLEASE NOTE: Press the reset button to clear all the preset programs in the time, but you will need to set the current day and time again. If you choose to temporarily disable all the preset programs, you could just disengage the timer.
OPERATING THE AUTOCHRON
Using the timer - Slide the timer's toggle switch tab to the far left to engage the timer. If the tab remains in the far right position, the unit will not engage the switch and will not be able to turn the switch on and off at the programmed times.
Push the ON or OFF button on the unit to turn the switch on or off as desired between programmed settings OR slide the timers toggle switch tab to the far right to disengage the timer from the switch. You can then manually flip the toggle switch up or down.
PLEASE NOTE: If the toggle switch tab remains disengaged, it cannot turn the switch on or off at the programmed times. Please ensure that the switch tab and toggle switch are in both ON or OFF position when you try to move the tab to engaged or disengaged position. If the tab is blocked when you move it, lift the toggle switch slightly so that you can move the tab easily.
When the low battery indicator starts flashing on the LCD, please change the batteries to brand new, full power, fresh batteries. If you replace the old batteries within 60 seconds, the timer will keep all of your previous settings including programs and the current time. Otherwise, you will need to reset your AutoChron timer.
RESETING THE TIMER
To reset the timer and erase all preset programs, use a paper clip or other pointed object to gently press down in the timer's reset hole. The display clears. The LCD will show AM 12:00, MON, OFF and current room temp.
When "Err" displays on the LCD, check for any obstacle that may be blocking the movement of your switch.
If "Err" is still displayed on the LCD after resetting, please contact us about the warranty.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
To enjoy long-term use of your AutoChron Wireless Wall Switch Timer:
For more advanced programming or warranty information, please see the instruction book that comes with the AutoChron.