the clock to a 12volt DC power source. Battery chargers etc
are not suitable as the current is not smoothed. Brown goes
to positive, green / yellow goes to negative. It is important
to the long life of the instrument that it is connected directly
to the terminals of the car battery (not chassis or fuse panel
etc) via a 0.5 ampere fuse, and not more. To set the time
of day on the upper six digit display, press the 'Time' button.
The least significant digit will flash. Select 12 hour or
24 hour format by alternate presses of the remote button.
Select the digit to be updated by pressing the 'Reset' button
repeatedly until the correct digit is flashing. Increase the
value of the selected digit by pressing the 'STRT/STP' button
as many times as is required. Note that when the least significant
seconds digit is flashing, the digit is zeroed by pressing
the 'STRT/STP' button. When the correct time is achieved,
normal clock operation is resumed by again pressing the 'Time'
lower stopwatch display is zeroed by pressing the 'Reset'
button. When the stopwatch is not running, only three digits
are illuminated. The stopwatch can be started by pressing
the 'STRT/STP' button. Note that the most significant stopwatch
digit is illuminated. The stopwatch can be stopped and restarted
by alternate presses of the 'STRT/STP' button.
and zero the stopwatch as above. At the start of a rally stage
press the remote button. The stopwatch starts to run. At the
end of the stage momentarily press the remote button. The
stopwatch will stop and the Time of Day will hold. Another
fast press will start them again from where they left off.
A longer press will zero the stopwatch and allow the time
of day to continue. Facilities: Timekeeping accuracy can be
adjusted by means of the internal trimmer. There is no backup
battery fitted to the economy models. The Pro model has a
battery backup from the internal rechargeable cells which
are fully recharged by having the clock connected to the vehicle's
battery for 24 hours. Backup timekeeping power lasts for 48
hours and during this time the readouts will not be illuminated.
The model 26 has a facility to change the stopwatch mode over
to a one second counting mode. In this mode the decimal point
disappears from the lower stopwatch readout and the stopwatch
counts 0 to 9 on each of the four digits instead of the usual
60 seconds / minute format. This mode is selected by pressing
the RESET button on the clock face AND HOLDING IT FOR ONE
SECOND. The decimal point will disappear and only the least
significant digits will show. This facility is useful for
historic rallying or other functions which require a simple
seconds count. All other functions of the switches (including
remote) stay as normal. Reminder: fuse at no more than 0.5
Model introduced Jan 2001
convention: Green buttons are normally selected. Pressing
the 'C' button then another button within one second selects
the orange button. Switch 'on' by pressing the start/stop
button. Switch 'off' by pressing 'C' then 'F3' button until
the readouts are no longer illuminated. Dimming is achieved
by releasing the 'off' command before it is completed. When
the clock 32 is first switched on, it enters the standard
mode as described above for the clock 26 except that a green
light is lit in the 'start/stop' button which indicates that
this clock is a different version. The light changes to red
when the stopwatch is running and changes to flashing red/green
when the stopwatch and time-of-day are stopped.
modes: Pressing 'C then F1 in rapid succession' changes
between the three modes available. Usually 24 hour mode
is used, but 12 hour mode is available as well as the specialist
10 hour (or Decimal Timing) mode where the day is divided
into 10 decimal hours with each decimal hour containing
100 decimal minutes and each decimal minute contains 100
decimal seconds. Midnight is 00.00.00 in all modes. The
stopwatch follows into the mode selected. Pressing 'C /
F2' selects or deselects the 'Historic Regularity Timing'
mode option. In 'Historic Regularity Timing' mode the 24
hr 'Standard Rally Time' clock and stopwatch displays will
FREEZE for approximately 32 seconds whenever the Stopwatch
'Start / Stop' button is pressed at a Regularity Timing
Point. At this moment the stopwatch is INTERNALLY set to
zero and re-commences counting from zero thus timing the
next section. This allows the Co-driver to confirm the Time
given by the Timing Point Marshal is correct. During this
period the red/green light will flash to indicate that the
readouts are frozen. When the 32 seconds period is up, the
24 hr clock resets itself to 'Standard Rally Time' and the
stopwatch will display the new counting 'Section Time'.
The Co-driver can force the clock to terminate this automatic
32 second period by pressing the 'C' button should he need
sight of the time-of-day etc. The back-up battery in this
model lasts for 12 months after a powered-up period. An
internal trimmer can adjust time-keeping accuracy (as a
guide, a quarter turn = about 5 seconds per day).