HPM Seven-Day Digital Timer Instructions

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Digital timers are excellent helpers when it comes to saving money and energy. HPM timers are economical, user-friendly and easy to set up. They can be configured to turn off devices and appliances, such as holiday lights, coffee machines and heaters, which are easy to forget about but will eat up a lot of energy if left on for a long time. They can also be configured to set the lights to switch off and on at random intervals when you're away to protect your home from intruders.

HPM Seven-Day Digital Timer Instructions
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Setting the Time and Day

First, decide if you want the time to be displayed in a 12-hour or 24-hour format. Press the "Clock" button and hold it until the time format changes on the LCD display.

To set the day, press and hold the "Set" button. The day will flash on the LCD display. While it flashes, press the "up" and "down" buttons to select the desired day of the week. When you're done, press "Set." The day will stop flashing and the number representing the hour will start flashing instead. Likewise, use the "up" and "down" buttons to select the hour, confirm by pressing "Set," then set minutes in the same manner. Don't forget to press "Set" at the end to save the settings. Pressing "Clock" again will take you back to the clock mode.

Setting the Timer

When configuring the timer, you can choose between 14 different program blocks. Make sure the timer displays the correct time when choosing between the programs. While the timer is in the clock mode, press the "up" button. That will take you through the different program blocks, each of which can be preconfigured separately.

Let's say you decided to configure the first program block. Press "up" only once and you will see "1ON" in the lower left corner of the display. To change the settings of this program block, press "Set." You will see the days of the week appear at the top of the display. Scroll through the day of the week setting to choose the one that suits you. For example, choosing "MO TU WE TH FR SA SUN" means that the program will operate every day, while choosing "TH FR SA" will activate it only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Press "Set" to confirm your selection. The number representing the hour will flash on the display, prompting you to choose the hour you want the program to start. Select the hour and then the minutes, and press "Set" again to confirm.

After that, you need to set the program finish time. Press "up" once ("1OFF" will be displayed in the lower left corner), and set the day and time in the same way you set the start time.

Using the Timer

When you're ready to use the timer, plug it into an outlet and plug an appliance into the timer and turn it on. Press "Mode" on the timer until the horizontal bar at the bottom of the display is above the AUTO label. The timer is now ready to turn the appliance on and off according to the preconfigured settings.


Tanya Mozias Slavin is a writer currently living in the UK. She writes about education, parenting and linguistic technology. Find her at www.tanyamoziasslavin.com

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