How do I adjust the ES900 non-atomic time recorder for Daylight Saving Time (DST)?

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How do I adjust the ES900 non-atomic time recorder for Daylight Saving Time (DST)?

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Basic programming instructions

To enter the program setting mode, plug the AC cord into the AC outlet and remove the cover. Next press the [SELECT] button once. The recorder changes into the program mode showing the upward pointing arrow on the display positioned under the TIME mark.

Illustration of the programming buttons and digital display

Function of control buttons

[SELECT]: You can select the desired program setting mode by pressing the [SELECT] button. Selected program setting mode is indicated by the upward pointing arrow on the display.
[CHANGE]: When you press the [CHANGE] button, you can increment the set value.
[SET]: You can set the value selected on the display by pressing the [SET] button. When you press the [SET] button again, you return the Time recorder to the normal operation mode.

Note: If you see the following display when you press the [SELECT] button, it means that a password has been set for the clock. You will need to enter the password before you can make any setting updates. Refer to your user manual if you need more information.
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Illustration of digital display when password entry is required

Setting Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time Function

DST Execution Time: At 2:00 a.m. on the first day of Daylight Saving Time, the clock automatically gains one hour to show 3:00 a.m. When 3:00 a.m. comes on the last day of the Daylight Saving Time, it loses one hour and returns to 2:00 a.m.

Setting DST: If set as below, the unit remembers the start date as the second Sunday in March and the end date as the first Sunday in November. Once set, the unit automatically updates the settings every year thereafter. No further manual setting is necessary unless the law regarding the start and end dates of DST changes.

Set the starting date

Press the [SELECT] button and position the upward pointing arrow next to the DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME mark. The flashing Year means it can be changed.
Illustration of digital display when setting DST starting date

Change the Year: Push the [CHANGE] button if necessary to set the current year and press the [SET] button. The flashing changes from Year to Month.
Illustration of digital display when setting DST starting month

Change the Month: Push the [CHANGE] button to set the month to 3 (March) and push the [SET] button. The flashing changes from Month to Date.
Illustration of digital display showing setting the DST start day

Change the Date: Push the [CHANGE] button to set the date to correspond to the date of the second Sunday in March of the current year and push the [SET] button. The starting date of the display changes from flashing to steady and the upward pointing arrow mark is displayed under SU.
Illustration of digital display showing DST start time and date set

Set the ending date

After a few seconds, the display will change so you can set the ending date for Daylight Savings Time.
Illustration of digital display when setting DST ending date

Change the Year: Push the [CHANGE] button if necessary to set the current year and press the [SET] button. The flashing changes from Year to Month.
Illustration of digital display when setting DST ending month

Change the Month: Push the [CHANGE] button to set the month to 11 (November) and push the [SET] button. The flashing changes from Month to Date.
Illustration of digital display showing setting the DST start day

Change the Date: Push the [CHANGE] button to set the date to correspond to the date of the first Sunday in November of the current year and push the [SET] button. The ending date of the display changes from flashing to steady and the upward pointing arrow mark is displayed under SU.
Illustration of digital display showing DST start time and date set

After you finish setting the daylight saving time, press the [SET] button once again. Now the daylight saving time setting has been completed. Replace the cover and lock. Important: Printing will not occur unless this step is completed.

Setting the time manually

Press the [SELECT] button and position the upward pointing arrow under the TIME mark. The Hour flashes to indicate that it can be changed.

Change the Hour: Push the [CHANGE] button until the display indicates the desired hour. Press the [SET] button to accept the selected hour setting. The flashing changes from Hour to Minute.

Change the Minute: Press the [CHANGE] button to set to the desired minute, then press the [SET] button. (Note: if the minutes do not need to change, you can simply press the [SET] button without pressing [CHANGE].)

Press the [SET] button once again, replace the cover and lock. Important: Printing will not occur unless this step is completed.

For more information, refer to your User Manual. [ download PDF version ]

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