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Re: Older Active Home (v 1.3) / DST Question

Thanks for the response Bruce. I am confused about why I need to change
the timezone as you instruct below. Can you elaborate? Cheers!

BruceR wrote:
> Dawn/Dusk is indeed affected by DST. In fact that's the ole point of
> DST... to move dusk an hour later. Now, if dawn/dusk is based on a photo
> sensor then DST makes no difference but the calculated dawn/dusk will
> have the lights coming on an hour before sunset until it catches up.
> Simple solution if no patch is available is to simply turn DST off and
> manually change your timezone to the one immediatly west of you i.e.
> Central to Mountain (GMT -6 to GMT -7).
>  David White wrote:
>> Knowing that the dates for DST are changing in the US, I have been
>> trying to figure out if I need to do anything (or can do anything) in
>> my old Active Home setup.
>> I have a simple setup and only run macros from the CM11A module which
>> is not connected to my PC. My macros only run in relation to
>> Dawn/Dusk. I don't have any that are driven by specific times.
>> Do I need to change anything? It would seem that dawn/dusk does not
>> care about DST and such. So I would guess not. However, I did have
>> the DST checkbox checked when I downloaded macros into the CM11A. I
>> have no idea how the CM11A works so maybe I do have to make some
>> changes.
>> It seems that the UI of Active Home will permit me to manually enter
>> dates for begin/end of DST. The values shown today do not correspond
>> to those shown in my Windows setup (which has already been updated to
>> reflect the change in DST) so I presume that Active Home does NOT get
>> its info from Windows - or at least not directly. I'd rather not have
>> to manually change this year in and out. So if any changes are
>> needed, if this can be avoided, that would be great!
>> Thanks for you input/help.

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