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Since there are enough places in the US that do not use Daylight Saving Time, AHP copies the time, date, and Daylight Saving Time settings from your computer. ActiveHome Pro is designed to keep time when running by itself, but this does not work correctly with Daylight Saving Time right now. Currently, ActiveHome Pro applies old, out-of-date DST adjustments when it is NOT connected to the PC.  
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Since there are enough places in the US that do not use Daylight Saving Time, AHP copies the time, date, and Daylight Saving Time settings from your computer. ActiveHome Pro is designed to keep time when running by itself; this should work for version 3.236 but not for earlier versions. Go into Help-About to see what version of ActiveHome Pro you are running.  
  
If you have Windows Update turned on and keep the CM15A connected all the time, that should keep your Daylight Saving Time information in sync with whatever changes are made. If your CM15A runs by itself, you will need to hook it back up to the PC and run Tools-Download Timers and Macros to make sure it has the correct dates for Daylight Saving Time. Do this four times a year- on the old and the new DST days. If you do not have DST in your area, you will need to update the unit twice a year- it does not ignore DST correctly either.
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If you have Windows Update turned on and keep the CM15A connected all the time, that should keep your Daylight Saving Time information in sync with whatever changes are made. If you are running the interface away from the PC, you`ll want to reconnect it and redownload your timers and macros if the dates for Daylight Savings Time change in your area. If you have any questions about this please email ahpsupport@x10.com.
 
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We are taking steps to correct these errors. We hope to have it resolved in time to Fall Back in 2008. If you have any questions about this please email ahpsupport@x10.com.
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Revision as of 23:26, 28 October 2008

Questions

How is time kept on the computer interface? Will it lose time if it isn't connected to the PC?

How does ActiveHome Pro know when Daylight Saving Time is?

Answer

Since there are enough places in the US that do not use Daylight Saving Time, AHP copies the time, date, and Daylight Saving Time settings from your computer. ActiveHome Pro is designed to keep time when running by itself; this should work for version 3.236 but not for earlier versions. Go into Help-About to see what version of ActiveHome Pro you are running.

If you have Windows Update turned on and keep the CM15A connected all the time, that should keep your Daylight Saving Time information in sync with whatever changes are made. If you are running the interface away from the PC, you`ll want to reconnect it and redownload your timers and macros if the dates for Daylight Savings Time change in your area. If you have any questions about this please email ahpsupport@x10.com.