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[wxsig] X1W-1 i-button clock

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Sat Feb 24 16:38:50 UTC 2007


I would also not recommend "locking" the clock, which is an option.  This feature essentially prevents the time from EVER being changed.  My DS1994 has lost time over the last two years, and I cannot reset it.  

-----Original Message-----
>From: William Beals <will at beals5.com>
>Sent: Feb 23, 2007 8:18 PM
>To: 'TAPR Weather Station SIG Mailing List' <wxsig at lists.tapr.org>
>Subject: RE: [wxsig] X1W-1 i-button clock
>
>Rasputin, Mike, and Joe:
>
>Rasputin: That is the correct part number, so it should have the correct ID.
>
>
>Mike:  I did disable the re-reading of the clock at midnight local time, but
>still do read it on power-up.
>
>Joe: You may be right.  I set my DS1994 several years ago and do remember it
>being pretty tricky to set up.  I used the windows-based TMEX tools on my PC
>to program the time and there were some thing that were tricky if I remember
>correctly.
>
>Rasputin:  Give the reprogramming a try, if that doesn't work let us know
>and I'll see if there is some other debug stuff to try.
>
>will
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: wxsig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:wxsig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On
>Behalf Of Joe S. Borovetz
>Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 8:12 AM
>To: TAPR Weather Station SIG Mailing List
>Subject: Re: [wxsig] X1W-1 i-button clock
>
>The DS1994 is programmed when initialized to run for a specific period of
>time.
>
>I wasted a few hours before I figured this out. Look in the documentation
>for the 1994 and set the clock for the maximum period of time out time that
>it can be programmed for. This would end up being some point at least 10
>years from now. Download the info sheet on the
>1994 and read it for the correct setup.
>
>The chief function of the 1994 is to be installed in a piece of equipment
>and, when a specific set time has passed, the 1994 times out and disables
>the equipment until a service tech does preventative maintenance and then
>resets the clock.
>
>My 1994 has been running for over 6 months with no problems after I made the
>change.
>
>Joe
>
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