Question about Emerson CKS2288B Clock Radio
I bought an EmersonReserach SmartSet Clock Radio years ago that would automatically set the time,day,date, and month upon plugging it in. It would also switch automatically for daylight savings time, a feature I just loved!! However, now that congress passed the ruling that daylight savings time is different the clock doesn't change at the right day of the calendar. Now a clock that I never touched to correct the time I am needing to touch touch 4 different times in order to take into account when daylight savings times ends or begins because the clock looks like it doesn't have an mechanism to override the original programmed dates.
Do you know if there is anything I can do to adjust the programming to this clock to take into account the new dates of daylight savings time?? Thx! Our family has 4 model cks2288 clock / radios. Is there a fix for the new time change dates. We prefer a fix as we love the product because we didn't have to remember the time changes. Having to reset for the new dates forces us to remain aware of the old dates because we have the wrong times 4 times a year.
There is a solution for this already. You can reprogram the clock to use the new DST settings.
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
Hello fellow Emerson Research consumers! You might not want to hear the answer, but at least you will know what the deal is ...
Before the government changed DST, there was no reason for one to be able to reprogram the DST date on these clocks - so the pre-2007 alarm clocks are hard fixed and cannot be changed or disabled. Go buy a new alarm clock so you don't have to deal with the hassle every year - I missed an important appointment because of it and would much rather have paid $20 for a new alarm clock which I will be doing this week! Better late than never.
After the government changed DST Emerson added a user feature to be able to change the weeks on the newer clock radios which you can find some support for on the web (basically holding the Month/Date button and either the Alarm 1 or 2 buttons, plus pressing + or - to change, but look up the official instructions for your model). If the serial number of your model begins with a 7 or an 8, you can probably reprogram the DST week.
Hope this helped!!
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
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Directions for Resetting the Daylight Savings Time (DST) Start & End Dates on the Emerson Research Smartset Dual Alarm Clock Radio (cks5055s):
One thing to note, if you ever have to change the lithium backup battery for the Smartset clocks, it will revert back to it's factory defaults and you'll have to go through his all over again.
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