Manual on setting astronimical timer
An astronomical timer is meant to create schedules and routines that are connected with the sunrise and sunset. For example, a schedule is required that turns on outside light at sunset and turns it off at sunrise.
A simple photo relay can be used in this case, but it has a number of disadvantages:
An astronomical timer does not have these disadvantages.
Here is an example, how an astronimical timer can be set.
Attention! iRidium server is required to work with astronomical timer.
Internent access is not required to work with astronomical timer.
1 Create a server project or open a project you have.
2 Find the Config section adn enter your coordinates as a decimal fraction in the Latitude and Longitude fields and click Save.
3 Add equipment you will work with and set it.
4 Create a schedule for light in the Schedule section. Select Sunset as the start time and Sunrise as the end time.
5 Create routines in the Routine section:
WHEN → Event start
THEN → send a value to a device channel for the device to turn on
WHEN → Event finish
THEN → send a value to a device channel for the device to turn off
BUT ONLY IF → the device is on at the moment (Feedback == 1)
The setting is complete. The server calculates the time of sunrise and sunset depending on the location you entered.