How to Program the Intermatic ET2800 Basic+ Electronic 7-Day Astronomic Timer Control


– [Announcer] This video will show you how to set up and program
your Intermatic ET 2800 series basic plus astronomic
electronic timer control. For this video, we are
using a two-channel ET2825C. But the steps are similar with
all ET 2800 series timers. When the timer is first powered on, you can set the channels to
be operated independently, simultaneously, or with
a two-second pulse. Pressing the plus and minus button allows you to cycle through the options. Your choices will vary
depending on the timer model and the number of channels. More in-depth instructions
for your particular model can be found in your timers manual. In most cases, the preferred setup is to have the option to control
the channels independently. So, choose independent and
then press the enter button. The day will now flash on the screen. Set the month by using
the plus or minus button until the correct month is
shown, and then press enter. Now, select the day and then enter. And then, the year. When the correct year is
displayed and flashing, verify that the current day of the week is shown in the bottom of the display. Once confirmed as correct, press the mode button to set the time. Press the plus or minus button
to advance minute by minute or hold down either button
scroll through more quickly. Be mindful of the a.m, p.m.
setting as you advance. Once the correct time is displayed, press the mode button to continue. You can now turn the daylight
saving time setting on or off. For this example, we are
in a part of the country that observes daylight saving time, so, we will leave the setting on and press the mode button again. Now, choose your country. We are in the United States, so, we will select US with
the plus and minus buttons, and then press enter. Next, choose your state. Use the plus or minus button
to advance to your state, and then press enter. Now, choose the part of the
state where the timer resides. For this example, we are in
the northern part of Illinois, so, we will use the plus and minus buttons until we see this
indicated on the display. And then, press the
mode button to continue. The next screen shows the
time for sunup in our area. If you wanted to change this time, you can do so with the
plus or minus buttons, or you can create an offset
by pressing the enter button, and then, the plus or minus buttons. For this example, we want the timer to
turn off right at sunup, so, we’ll keep the setting as is and hit the mode button to advance. Now, the time for sunset is shown. Press the mode button again to advance. This will take you to the
astronomic programming screen. For this example, we will set
up a basic astronomic program to turn the timer on at
sunset and off at sunup. Press the mode button until dashes appear on
the center of the screen, and on-off events and astro appear at the top of your screen. Because we just finished the
initial setup of the timer we are already on this screen. Press the day button. You will see that the astronomic
on time is set for sunset for all of the days of the week. You can change this by
pressing the day button to cycle through other preset day options, or you can remove days with a combination of the day
and plus or minus buttons. But for this example, we want
the timer to turn on at sunset every day of the week. So, we will keep the first option selected and then press enter. Now, you can set the astronomic off time. Press the day button to
go through your options. Because we want the timer
to turn off at sunup for every day of the week, we will choose the first
option and then press enter. If you have more than one circuit and you set the timer to control
each circuit independently during initial setup, you will then need to set this time for every circuit that
you would like to set. Each circuit is indicated by and on-off button
underneath the display. You can now see load over
the second on-off button indicating that you are setting a program for the second circuit. Again, we will set the astronomic on time by pressing the day button. As before, we want both
circuits to turn on at sunset every day of the week, so, we will choose the first
option and then press enter. Now, we need to set the off
time for the second circuit. Press the day button and you will see the
option for off at sunup for every day of the week. Since this is the option
that we would like, again, press the enter button. And now, the astronomic on
and off times have been set, and your timer is ready
to execute the program. But what if you needed
to modify these settings so that the timer turned off
between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.? You can do this by setting
fixed time on and off events. Press the mode button and you will see one
under the event number, and fixed under setting. You can also see arrows
pointing to both on, off buttons to indicate that both
circuits are selected. You are now ready to set the on time. Hit the day button to display
the time and days of the week you would like to set. We would like this event to
occur every day of the week, so, we will keep the
first option selected. You can also control which
circuits you are programming by pressing the on-off buttons to select and deselect each load. Because we want the program
to affect both circuits, we will keep them both selected. Use the plus and minus buttons
to scroll through the time. Because we wanted the
timer to turn on at 5 a.m. after being turned off at 11 p.m. we will choose 5 a.m.
for the on-time event, and then press enter. Now, choose the off-time event. You can see two under event number, and fixed off under setting. Use the plus and minus
buttons to choose your time. For this example, we wanted the
timer to turn off at 11 p.m. after turning on at sunset. So, we will choose 11 p.m.
for the fixed off time, and then, press the mode button to exit the fixed programming screen. Press the mode button
until the current and auto are displayed on the screen. Your ET 2800 basic plus electronic timer is now in automatic mode and ready to trigger the
events you just programmed, to turn on at sunset, off at 11 p.m., on again at 5 a.m. and off at sunup. And you’re done. If you have any questions or need help at any step in the process, you can call or email technical support at the contact information
listed on the screen. And be sure to check out
our other videos on YouTube, or visit our webpage for more tutorials.

One comment on “How to Program the Intermatic ET2800 Basic+ Electronic 7-Day Astronomic Timer Control”

  1. Bernie Pedroza says:

    How do you check times that are already set….

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