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Tungsten E2 - clock drifts

A few weeks out of the box, clock started drifting by large amounts of time (5-10 minutes per day) until it's hours off the correct time. Tried hard and soft reboots, reloaded software multiple times. Contacted Palm who would only recommend off the shelf solutions that in all cases did not address this problem. Gave up and unit is sitting in it's box, abandoned.

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    A few weeks out of the box, clock started drifting by large amounts of time (5-10 minutes per day) until it's hours off the correct time. Tried hard and soft reboots, reloaded software multiple times. Contacted Palm who would only recommend off the shelf solutions that in all cases did not address this problem. Gave up and unit is sitting in it's box, abandoned.



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Nothing they did and nothing you did will fix it. They timer inside is imperfect and will never stabilize. Mine didn't either. Used my phone for my watch

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Why is my IIIWoods 50013 outdoor 24 hour timer switching to OFF regardless of setting? How do I fix it?

First start with the reset button, clears out all past commands.
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Standard-quality resonators of this type are warranted to have a long-term accuracy of about 6 parts per million at 31 degrees C (87.8 F): that is, a typical quartz wristwatch will gain or lose 15 seconds per 30 days (within a normal temperature range of 5 deg C / 41 F to 35 deg C / 95 F) or less than a half second clock drift per day when worn near the body.

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Problem #1. On model #DT300 the instructions under Set Time of Day # 3 does not change the day. The only place I can get the day/s to change is under the programming. What is wrong with it. I have...

Thank you for very clear question, and timer identification.
1) I don't have repair for defective timer.

2) Choose DT300 format
#3 says to press-and-hold CLOCK button until display shows 24H or 12H
Then release CLOCK button.
Next press HOUR button to select either 12H or 24H
This lets you choose am-pm format -or- choose military-time format where 11pm is 23

3) Set current time
Press-and-hold CLOCK button throughout whole current time setting.
Do not release CLOCK button until current time settings are finished.
Next, press HOUR button, and then MINUTE button, and then DAYS button until current hour, minute and day display.
Then release CLOCK button.
If this step does not work, then timer has gone bad.
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Each program requires you to set program 1 ON time and program 1 OFF time
Be careful to avoid program conflicts and overlaps so timer works as expected.

For program 1 ON time, you press PROGRAM button until 1 and ON display.
Release Program button.
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Release Program button.
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I have a IIIWoods timer #59203WV and have trouble programming it to turn on and off exterior lights. Thanks for your response.

59203 plug-in timer: your outdoor lights have to plug into side of timer.

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Plug in the timer until battery is charged.
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Press R reset button with paper clip to clear.

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Press minute button until current minute shows
Press day button until current day shows.
Release clock button

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Next step: Set program1 OFF > hour, minute, and day

If needed, go to next step: Set program2 ON > hour, minute, and day
Next: Set program2 OFF > hour, minute, and day

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UTILITECH - Grounded in Quality

Digital 2-Outlet Timer (TE06WHBL)
Instruction Manual & Warranty
Before using your timer please read the following instructions carefully.
- Up to 8 ON/OFF events per day/56 ON/OFF events per week
- Option to program individual days or 8 different weekday groups
- Minimum switching period one minute
- Summertime/wintertime change over
- Easy to read LCD display
- Random automatic ON/OFF security feature
- Countdown feature
- Manual override button
- Rechargeable battery back-up (if there is no LCD display, plug
timer into a wall receptacle, this will recharge the battery)
Press and hold CLOCK key, then press DAY key to select correct day,
HOUR key to select correct hour, and MIN key to select minutes. When
MIN key is released, time will be set with seconds starting from 0.
Either holding down or repeatedly pressing appropriate button can
advance days, hours and minutes.
Do not set ON and OFF for same time.
The timer has the capacity for 8 ON/OFF events per day.
Save program capacity by using available blocks of days.
Blocks of days are:
1. M,T,W,Th,F,S,Su
2. Individual days of the week
3. M,T,W,Th,F
4. S,Su
5. M,T,W,Th,F,S
6. M,W,F
7. T,Th,S
8. M,T,W
9. Th,F,S
For each ON time and each OFF time--DAY, HOURS and MIN must
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"1" appear to left of LCD display indicating to enter first ON time.
Press DAY button to choose required day or blocks of days, then set
hour and minutes using HOURS and MIN buttons. After setting required
ON time, press PROG button to validate entry and move onto first
OFF time--"OFF" and number "1" appear to left of LCD display
indicating to enter first OFF time by using DAY, HOURS and MIN
buttons as above. Press PROG button to validate this entry. Repeat
remaining 7 ON/OFF settings as required. After setting required
ON/OFF settings, press CLOCK button to return display to clock. Timer
is now ready to operate. Check programmed settings by pressing
PROG button repeatedly--each setting will appear on screen.
To choose permanent Manual ON, permanent Manual OFF,
Auto ON or Auto OFF, press Manual button. Each mode will be
displayed on screen. When choosing Auto ON, timer turns ON until
next programmed OFF time. The programmed settings will only work
on Auto mode. When Auto mode OFF is chosen, timer is OFF until
next programmed activity. (Inverted black triangle on LCD points
to either AUTO or MANUAL indicating which is selected)
To enter count down feature, press CLOCK and PROG buttons
simultaneously. Using HOURS and MIN buttons, set count down time.
(Maximum selection is 9 hours 59 minutes, minimum is 1 minute.)
Press MANUAL button to start countdown. Output will turn ON until
end of count down. Count down may be paused at any time during
period by pressing MANUAL button. To re-start, press MANUAL button
again. To review time during count down period, press and hold
CLOCK button. Release CLOCK button to return to count down display.
Note: To return to timer mode, press CLOCK and PROG buttons
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pattern at least once in every 8 hours. (This may mean timer will
switch OFF within a set ON period, or vice versa.) Ideal for use with
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occupied home, but not at exactly the same time every day. To enter
Random mode, press DAY and HOURS buttons simultaneously.
An "R" will appear on display and unit will start random switching.
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approximately 1 minute after entering Random mode, then continue
randomly. To turn Random mode OFF, press DAY and HOURS buttons
together again.
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buttons simultaneously. Clock will be set forward one hour and
"S" will appear on display. Repeat same procedure to return to
Note: if unit is purchased during summer, set clock time for one hour
less than correct time, select Auto mode and press HOUR and MIN
keys simultaneously. The unit will then adjust to correct summertime
and "S" will appear on LCD.
To reset unit for time and programmed ON/OFF settings,
press RESET button.
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