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

David White <whitedavidp@xxxxxxxxxxx> 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.

According to the ActiveHome Help file - Geographic Location (Configuration

"...if you live in the USA and in a State which observes Daylight Savings
Time, you should check the Daylight Savings Time box. If you live in a state
which does NOT observe D.S.T., you would not check this box. When you check
D.S.T., ActiveHome will automatically advance its clock on the first Sunday
in April and the last Sunday in October. When you select D.S.T., the
previously grayed-out start and stop dates for D.S.T. become active. These
boxes show the dates when you would normally put the clocks forward and back
(in the USA). If you live in a country which observes D.S.T. but puts the
clocks forward and back on a different date from the USA, you can simply
type in the appropriate dates into the boxes provided."

You need to uncheck the box and manually adjust the dates each year.


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