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Turning daylight saving time OFF

With the new change in daylight savings, how can i turn "DST" off so that it wont change on its own.

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  • Gaman59 Mar 08, 2009

    Now that daylight saving time moved from 1st Sunday of April to the 1st Sunday of March how can I make it adjust to the new schedule?

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If DST is *already* set to "on" when you reset the time zone to Z-07 (Hawaii), my very recent experience is that the time *still gets adjusted back* by one hour.  Now that daylight savings time is over (at least according to the clock's pre-programmed and outdated schedule) I'm hoping that setting the time zone to Z-07 (Hawaii) will completely cancel the automatic time changes from now on.  Otherwise, I need to purchase another clock, and it won't be a Timex.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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One of the T311 time zones (Z-07) is Hawaiian Standard Time. As far as I know, Hawaii does not observe daylight savings time. It would seem that you could set this zone and the reset the time manually. One unknown is what happens if the DST indicator is on (as it likely is in the summer); one would hope that Timex simply defined DST=Standard Time for this zone, but I haven't experimented enough to verify this. Good luck.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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Unfortunately, you cannot turn it off.  You'll have to manually set it forward or backward to make up for its settings.  This means having to adjust the time four times a year.  Twice in the spring (once to counter the old DST settings and the other to accomodate the new DST) and twice in the fall.  This is what the manual has to say about DST:

 

Daylight-Saving Time and Leap Year Adjustments

This unit will automatically adjust the clock at the beginning and end of Daylight-Saving Time each year. It will

also adjust the month/day display for leap year automatically.

This unit automatically advances one hour at the start of Daylight-Saving Time on the first Sunday of April, and

moves back one hour at the end of Daylight-Saving Time on the last Sunday of October. If you live in an area

that does not observe Daylight-Saving Time, it will be necessary for you to manually adjust the clock back one

hour at the beginning of Daylight-Saving Time and forward one hour at the end of Daylight-Saving Time.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

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How can I set the time zone?


The DST is only based on GMT.

When daylight saving time (summer time) begins
The following models employ the Automatic Daylight Saving Time/Summer Time adjustment. The DST indicator in the display appears in the display at the beginning of the daylight saving time (summer time), and disappears at the end of it. Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment is based on GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
• Summer time begins at: 1:00 AM on the final Sunday of March.
• Standard time begins at: 2:00 AM on the final Sunday of October

To cancel the Automatic DST/ Summer Time adjustment and
to set DST display manually
The Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment can be cancelled.
Press and hold DST for more than 3 seconds while the clock is displayed.
A beep sounds, and "Aut t OFF" appears in the display to show that the Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment is cancelled. The display returns to the clock.
Notes
• The change timing of Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment employed by the unit (see above) is subjected to variation by circumstances and the law in each country/region. In such a case, cancel the Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment and
set DST display manually as necessary. The customer who lives in the country/region that has not introduced the daylight saving time (summer time) must cancel Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment before using the set.
• To activate the Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment again, press and hold DST for more than 3 seconds. A beep sounds, and "Aut t On" appears in the display to show that the Automatic DST/
Summer Time adjustment is activated. The display returns to the clock.
• To change the display to the daylight saving time (summer time) manually, see "To change the display to the daylight saving time (summer time) indication."

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How to set time


1
Plug in the unit.
First, the month and date appear, then the
year, and then the current Eastern Standard/
Daylight Time appears in the display.
2
Press
TIME ZONE
.
Area number "2" appears in the display.
If you live in the Eastern Time zone, you do
not need to adjust the area setting.
Area number
Time zone
1
Atlantic Standard/
Daylight Time
2
(default)
Eastern Standard/
Daylight Time
3
Central Standard/
Daylight Time
4
Mountain Standard/
Daylight Time
5
Pacific Standard/Daylight
Time
6
Yukon Standard/Daylight
Time
7
Hawaiian Standard/
Daylight Time
3
Press
TIME ZONE
repeatedly until the
desired number appears.
The display returns to the clock about 4
seconds after the operation is complete.
Note
During the shipment and your first use, a clock
error may occur. In this case, refer to "Setting the
clock and date" to set the correct time.
When daylight saving time
(summer time) begins
This unit employs Automatic Daylight Saving
Time/Summer Time adjustment. The DST
indicator appears in the display at the beginning
of the daylight saving time (summer time), and
disappears at the end of it.
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Daylight saving time begins at: 2:00 AM on the
second Sunday of March.
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Standard time begins at: 2:00 AM on the first
Sunday of November.
To cancel the automatic DST/summer
time adjustment and to set DST display
manually
The automatic DST/summer time adjustment can
be cancelled.
Press and hold
DST
for at least 3 seconds while
the clock is displayed.
A beep sounds, and "Aut
?
OFF" appears in the
display to show that the automatic DST/summer
time adjustment is cancelled. The display returns
to the clock.
Notes
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Daylight Saving Time depends on the law in
each country/region, and your area may not use
it. In such a case, cancel the automatic DST/
summer time adjustment before using the set
and set the time manually as necessary.
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To activate the automatic DST/summer time
adjustment again, press and hold
DST
for at
least 3 seconds. A beep sounds, and "Aut
?
On" appears in the display to show that the
automatic DST/summer time adjustment is
activated. The display returns to the clock.
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To change the display to the daylight saving
time (summer time) manually, see "To change
the display to the daylight saving time (summer
time) indication."
Setting the clock and
date
To change the setting manually, follow the
procedure from step
1
.
1
Press
CLOCK
for at least 2 seconds.
You will hear a beep and the year will start to
flash in the display.
2
Press
+
or
-
until the correct year
appears in the display.
3
Press
CLOCK
.
4
Repeat steps
2
and
3
to set the month,
day and time.
After setting the time, two short beeps sound
and the clock starts from 0 seconds.
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Pressing and holding
+
or
-
changes the year,
month or day rapidly.
When setting the current time, time changes
rapidly by 1 minute-increments up to 10
minutes, and then by 10 minute-increments.
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While setting the clock, you must perform each
step within 65 seconds, or the clock setting
mode will be cancelled.
To display the year and date
Press
SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF
once for the
date, and within about 3 seconds press it again for
the year.
The display shows the date or year for about 3
seconds and then changes back to the current
time.
If you connect the AC plug to an AC outlet while
this unit is powered from the backup power
source, the current date and time appears in the
following order (the same as when the unit is
powered on after a power interruption).
"month and date" (about 1 second)
?
"year"
(about 1 second)
?
"current time"
To change the display to the daylight
saving time (summer time) indication
Change the daylight saving time (summer time)
adjustment setting according to the following
procedures if you have cancelled the automatic
DST/summer time adjustment.
Press
DST
.
The DST indicator appears in the display and the
time indication changes to the daylight saving
time (summer time).
To deactivate the daylight saving time (summer
time) adjustment, press
DST
again.

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Does timer 15071 automatically adjust for changing daylight length in addition to adjusting for daylight savings time?


GE 15071 sold at Home Depot and on-line has feature that adjusts for daylight savings time.
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http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timers-and-manuals.html#15071

Daylight savings time (DST) is not same as dawn-to-dusk astronomical timer.
GE 15071 and 15086 single-pole timers do not have dawn to dusk astronomical feature.

For single-pole dusk-dawn astronomical with DST, Lowes sells Utilitec-0192773
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-0192773.html

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Need to change the time


You weren't precise if the change was due to Daylight Savings Time or just a general need to change the time so I'm giving you the complete set of instructions for changing the time

Setting the Time
Note: Use 24 hour and 60 minute format when setting the time.
For example: 2:00 pm = 14:00.
1. To make changes to your clock’s time setting, you must first put the clock into Program mode. See
section Accessing Program Mode to Update Calendar, Time and DST for instructions. When the
display flashes P1 dAtE, press the ◄ left button until P2 CL oc appears, then press the ● right
button.
2. Press the ◄ left button to choose 12-hour AM/PM display or 24-hour military time, then press the ●
right button.
3. Press the ◄ left button until the correct hour appears, then press the ● right button.
4. Press the ◄ left button until the correct minutes appear, then press the ● right button.
5. When the display flashes the correct time, press the ● right button.
6. The display flashes P2 CL oc again. To make changes to the DST start date or DST end date, press
the ◄ left button one time until P3 BDLE appears in the display and continue to How to Set the
Begin Date for DST. Otherwise, press the ◄ left button several times until END appears, and select
the ● right button to save your updated settings.
How to Disable DST
To disable Daylight Saving Time, set the DST beginning date equal to the ending date (i.e., DST begin
date = 08-03-09; DST end date = 08-03-09).
See next for details regarding setting the DST begin date and end date. Typically, clocks operating in
Arizona, Hawaii and Puerto Rico do not observe DST, and disabling the DST function typically applies to
those areas only.
By default, and unless otherwise modified, DST takes effect on the first Sunday in April and ends on the
last Sunday in October (this was the United States standard through 2006).
How to Set the Begin Date for DST
Note that in 2007 the standard for DST changes to a different start date and end date. The steps below
correct the change in the new start date for DST. The new start date and end date need only be changed
once, since the clock’s rolling calendar function auto-calculates the start date and end date for DST every
year thereafter.
Note that if the begin date for DST has passed, in addition to modifying the begin date (and end date),
you will also need to modify the time.
1. When the display flashes P1 dAtE (see earlier section Accessing Program Mode to Update
Calendar, Time and DST for instruction), press the ◄ left button until P3 bdLt appears, then press
the ● right button.
2. Press the ◄ left button until the correct year appears, then press the ● right button.
3. Press the ◄ left button until the correct month appears, then press the ● right button.
4. Press the ◄ left button until the correct date appears, then press the ● right button.
5. When the display flashes the correct year, month and date, press the ● right button.
6. When the display flashes P3 bdLt, press the ◄ left button once to select next menu option, P4
EdLt, which provides a way to set the end date of the Daylight Saving period.
Setting Daylight Savings Time for model PIX-10/15/21
Page 4 of 4
How to Set the End Date for DST
Note that in 2007 the standard for DST changes to a different start date and end date. The steps below
correct the change in the new end date for DST. The new start date and end date need only be changed
once, since the clock’s rolling calendar function auto-calculates the start date and end date for DST every
year thereafter.
1. When the display flashes P4 EdLt (see conclusion of previous section How to Set the Begin Date
for DST for instruction), press the ● right button.
2. Press the ◄ left button until the correct year appears, then press the ● right button.
3. Press the ◄ left button until the correct month appears, then press the ● right button.
4. Press the ◄ left button until the correct date appears, then press the ● right button.
5. When the display flashes the correct year, month and date, press the ● right button.
6. The display flashes P4 EdLt again. Press the ◄ left button several times until END appears, and
select the ● right button to save your updated settings.
Note: To disable the Daylight Saving Setting, set the beginning and ending date to the same date.

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Frank081541,
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