View Full Version : need a person to help me make a timer..

02/10/2012, 05:13 PM
i dont understand all this coding and such and was wondering if someone could walk me thru how to set up a timer for my zeolith reactor pump.. it reccomends 3 hrs on, 3 hrs off, 3 hrs on, 3 hrs off all day long repeating..

02/10/2012, 05:17 PM
OSC 0:00/180:00/180:00 Then ON

02/10/2012, 05:21 PM
so i just set that outlet to advanced and type in excactly that? it doesnt have to have off or another on sequece?

02/10/2012, 05:27 PM
That's all you need, unless you want to use a Fallback ON or Fallback OFF statement too

02/10/2012, 05:35 PM
what is that again i forget..
thanks russ for being so helpful, this apex is a wonderful tool if i just understood how to use it,lol

02/10/2012, 09:08 PM
Fallback is what you want your outlet to do if it can't talk to the controller. Can be either ON or OFF. ON would be like a powered outlet strip. OFF is off.

02/10/2012, 11:10 PM
what does the 000:00/180:00/000:00 mean? im just trying to learn..

02/10/2012, 11:55 PM
OSC means oscilate

000:00/180:00/180:00 means initial off time is 000 minutes then on for 180 minutes then off for 180 minutes.

Then, the cycle repeats itself.

02/11/2012, 12:05 AM
000:00 mean starting at 12AM, then the following corresponding values are time on/time off. Example 015:00/180:00/180:00 would mean starting at 12:15 the timer will turn on for 3 hours then off for three hours.