This article is an overview on how to set and use the mechanical timer in your EVE indoor garden.
Text Version1. Setting the Current time
Turn the timer’s dial to the current time. Look for the arrow on the front of the dial on your mechanical timer. Then, rotate the dial clockwise until the arrow points at the current time. The timer is broken down into 30-minute intervals, so it’s okay if the time isn’t precise down to the minute as long as the arrow is generally near the right time.
- It might be easier to set your timer on the hour so you can point the arrow directly at one of the numbers.
- The timers have light and dark markings over the numbers to distinguish between AM and PM hours.
2. Setting the Light Cycle
Push the timer pins in for the times you want the timer turned on. The small gray buttons around the outside of the dial are the timer pins. Start with all the pins pulled out as far as they can go. Find the times on the dial when you want your lights to turn on, and push down all of the pins within that range. Keep the pins pulled out for when you want your devices to power down.
- There are 2 pins for every hour on the dial, then each pin represents 30 minutes.
3. Moving to Timer Mode
Flip the manual switch button to the "Timer” setting. Check the top of your outlet timer for a gray switch. If the switch is in the “I” position, move it to the setting labeled “Timer” instead. That way, anything you plug into the timer will turn on during the intervals you set.
- You can always manually override the timer intervals by changing the switch to “On.” If you don’t want to keep your devices turned off even while the timer is running, then use the “Off” setting.