EL 8845S Talking Timer User’s Manual Features Three Independent Functions: Lets you use simultaneously and independently this count-up timer, talking count-down timer and talking clock. Voice Announcement: Announces the time remaining to 0:00 and the over timer during count-down. Auto Repeat: Re-starts the count-down automatically after reaching 0:00. 6 Alarm Sounds: Lets you use different alarm sounds for different activities. Memory: Lets you store one count-down time setting, avoiding repeated setting. Voice On/Off: Lets you turn off the voice announcement. 24 Hour Count-up and count-down: Maximum count-up and count-down is 23:59:59. Operations Count-Down Timer Setting count-down time 1. Slide the function switch (on the side) to Count Down. 2. Press HR, MIN and SEC buttons to set the hour, minute and second respectively for count-down time. A voice announces the entered value. If you press and hold down HR, MIN or SEC, the hour, minute or second will advance quickly. Starting count-down 1. Press START/STOP to start the count-down, the unit announces the time remaining to 0:00:00 according to the following schedule, for example “5 minutes left”. Time Remaining Voice Reporting Frequency time > 60 minutes every hour 60 min > = time > 10min every 10 minutes 10 min > = time > 1 min every 1 minute 1 min > = time > 10 sec every 10 seconds 10 sec > = time > 1 sec every 1 second 2. When counting down to 0:00:00, the alarm will sound for 1 minute while the unit continues to count up and announces how much time if is over 0:00:00 according to the same reporting schedule as the above table. For example, the unit announces “2 minutes over” when it passes 0:00:00 for 2 minutes. Pausing/Stopping count-down To stop or pause the count-down, press START/STOP during count-down. To resume, press START/STOP again. Resetting count-down time To reset the count-down time, first stop the count-down (if it is still counting down) by pressing START/STOP, then press CLEAR to reset to 0:00:00. Auto repeat This function allows you to re-start the count-down automatically after reaching 0:00:00. It is a very useful feature fore repetitive activities such as taking medicine every 4 hours, doing a series of excises with 10 minutes for each or checking experiment every 20 minutes. 1. Press HR, MIN and SEC buttons to set the hour, minute and second respectively for count-down time. A voice announces the entered value. If you press and hold down HR, MIN or SEC, the hour, minute or second will advance quickly. 2. Slide REPEAT switch to YES position. 3. Press START/STOP to start the count-down, the unit announces the time remaining to 0:00:00 and re-start the count-down over and over again. When counting down to 0:00:00, depending on the count-down time you set, different alarms will be used. Count-down Time You Set Alarm at 0:00:00 time > = 2 min Your selected alarm sound for 1 min 2 min > time > 10 sec Beep twice time < = 10 sec Beep once. If "VOICE on/off" is off. No alarm sound, if "VOICE on/off" is on. Using memory function One count-down time can be stored in the memory which can be recalled by pressing MEMORY, thus eliminating repeated setting the most-frequently-used count-down time. 1. To store the most-frequently-used count-down time in the memory, first set the count-down time, then press MEMORY. A steady MEMORY word appears on the display, indicating that a count-down time has been stored in the memory. 2. 2. To use the count-down time stored in the memory, press MEMORY to recall the memory and the display shows a flashing MEMORY. Press START/STOP to start the count-down. 3. To clear the memory, press START/STOP to stop the count-down (it is still counting down). Then press MEMORY on the display followed by pressing CLEAR to clear the memory. 4. To store a new value for the memory, first clear the memory, then follow set 1 to set a new value in the memory. Selecting alarm sounds There are 6 different alarm sounds to alert you when counting down to 0:00:00 Alarm Sound Whistling tea pot Cuckoo Bell Hoping coil Car horn Di, Di…. 1. To select an alarm sound, press repeatedly SOUND, the unit will play each alarm accompanied by its corresponding symbol on the display. You can select the alarm before starting the count-down or during the count-down. 2. When counting down to 0:00:00, the alarm will sound for 1 minute. To stop the alarm, press any button. 3. The alarm sound is only for count-down. 4. The alarm sound does not work in count-up or clock mode. Turning ON/OFF the voice announcement The VOICE on/off control lets you turn the count-down timer’s voice announcements off or on. To turn off the voice, repeatedly press VOICE on/off button until a silence symbol shows on the display. Please note, even the voice is turned off, there will still be alarm sound when counting down to 0:00:00. To turn on the voice, press VOICE on/off button until a silence symbol disappears on the display. Count-Up Timer Using count-up timer 1. Slide the function switch to COUNT-UP. 2. Press START/STOP to start count-up. 3. To stop or pause the count-up, press START/STOP. To resume, press START/STOP again. 4. To reset to 0:00:00, first stop the count-up, then press CLEAR. 5. The maximum count-up time is 23:59:59. When reaching 23:59:59, it will start counting up from 0:00:00 again. Tip: There is no voice announcement for count-up. However if you want the voice announcement during count-up, you can use count-down function and set the time to 1 second. Then the unit will announce the count-up time as “over” after 0:00:00. Talking Clock Setting the time 1. Slide the function switch to CLOCK SET. 2. Press HR, MIN and SEC to set the hour, minute and second respectively. A voice announces the entered value. If you press and hold down HR, MIN or SEC, the hour, minute or second will advance quickly. 3. Slide the function switch to CLOCK. Time Announcement With the function witch se t at CLOCK position, pressing any button (except VOICE on/off) will announce the current time. Tip: Although there is no alarm for the clock you can use the count-down timer to quickly set up the alarm time. For example, if you want to get up at 7:00 AM (7:00) in the morning and the current time is 11:00 PM (23:00), you can set 8:00:00 for countdown timer and turn off the voice. The alarm (one of the 6 you selected) will go off at 7:00 AM (7:00) in the morning. In fact this is an easier way of setting the alarm than the alarm clock. Using the count-up, count-down and clock You can operate count-up, count-down and clock simultaneously without affecting each other. For example you can start the CONT-DOWN then switch to COUNT-UP to start eh count-up then switch to CLOCK. In CLOCK mode, both count-down and count-up are still running on the background as indicated by flashing COUNT DOWN and COUNT UP on the display while a steady CLOCK is shown on the display. Changing Batteries This unit is powered by 2 AG13 alkaline batteries. If voice announcements sound weak or the display dims, replace the batteries. Follow these steps to replace the batteries: 1. Slide opens the battery compartment cover. 2. Remove the old batteries and replace with 2 fresh AG13 batteries. 3. Replace the batter compartment cover. Notes: 1. Remove the batteries from the unit if you do not use the unit for a long period of time. 2. Never mix fresh batteries with old ones.