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cadgal02
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Leap year

Post by cadgal02 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:31 pm

I am using the most recent version and need to know what happens to calendar events when there is a leap year or daylight savings time changes?
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Lisa

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Re: Leap year

Post by nick » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:16 pm

Hi Lisa,

Thank you for your question.

Daylight Savings Time
Nicolaudie interfaces with calendar triggers can automatically adjust their time using daylight saving time (DST) settings.

Most Nicolaudie interfaces (i.e. Stick-KE1, SLESA-7B, SLESA-U8) change time at 2 fixed dates each year (e.g. 31/03/xx and 27/10/xx). This gives a close approximation of DST times, but can sometimes be out by a few days.

The Stick-DE3 can use computed DST times, which are the most accurate. For example, you could set a DE3 to change the time on the last Sunday of March and the last Sunday of October. (See image attached of HardwareManager settings).

When DST settings are active, any scene triggered at a fixed time, for example 8am, would automatically start an hour earlier or later depending on the time of year. Scenes triggered by Sunset and Sunrise will not be affected and will continue to be triggered with the rising or falling of the sun.

Leap Year
The calendar on our devices do take into account leap years, adding February 29th to years such as 2016, 2020, 2024 etc. Any scene which is set to trigger every day or on a particular day of the week, will still continue to play on a leap year day. If a scene is set to trigger on February 29th, it will only play once every 4 years.

Kind Regards,

Nick.
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