EL 8845S Talking Timer User`s Manual

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.