Switch Electric Timer

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There are many different types of switches in the Eco3D Component Library. The basic function of each switch is the same; the switch turns the power on or off for the given circuit name. The difference between the switches is how you specify when to switch the switch.

The timer switch allows you to specify the start time and end time as HH:MM:SS. 

HH = hour in 24 hour
MM = minutes
SS = Seconds.

In this example the start time is set to 00:30:00 and the end time set to 01:30:00. When the simulation starts the clock starts at midnight. For the first half an hour the circuit will be off. Then the circuit will be on for one hour until half past one. After 24 hours the timer will reset ready for the next day.

In this video we create a simple circuit to demonstrate using the cycle distribution component. First load an Energy Meter, then load the timer component. Check that the circuit name is set to “Lights”, modify the “start Time” and “End Time” if required. Next we select a component to connect to the circuit, in this example we use the simple Filament Bulb.

We then run the simulation at a slow speed, so that we can clearly see the light changing colour as the power switches on and off.  We then speed up the simulation to complete the simulation.


switch, electric, timer, 24, hour

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