The time adjustment potentiometers rotate about
300 Degrees total, a little bit less than one complete turn. WARNING, DO NOT
use excessive force to turn the potentiometers, roll a small screwdriver between
your thumb and forefinger to adjust. When the unit is shipped the
potentiometers are centered and the potentiometers will rotate less than a half
turn in each direction. Rotate the Pots to the right or clockwise to increase
time interval and left or counterclockwise to decrease the time interval.
Initial adjustability will be ON time of 30
seconds to 5 minutes, OFF time of 1 minutes to 15 minutes, and Auto shutoff of
2 hours to 12 hours. The unit comes shipped with the time set to approximately
3 minutes on time, 8 minutes off time and 7 hour auto shutoff time.
When the unit is initially turned on, it will do
a tank fill cycle for 3 minutes, which should be more than sufficient to fill
any livewell tank. After the initial Tank fill, the unit will do an OFF Cycle,
then Alternate between ON Cycle and OFF Cycle for the adjusted time per each
potentiometer. The times can be changed at any time and the unit will act
accordingly. AUTO Shutoff occurs when a low battery charge is sensed at the power
terminal or from a specified time period when the battery is not charging.
If you run your adjustable livewell timer for a
period of 10 hours in one outing without recharging the battery, your timer will go into
battery saving mode and set the time cycles to 3 1/2 minutes ON and 12 minutes
off. If you charge your battery for a period greater than one minute, the
time settings will go back to the originally adjusted time. For instance:
If you have your automatic livewell timer set to 5 minutes ON and 10 minutes
OFF, if you do not charge the battery because you have been fishing for 10 hours
straight the timer goes into battery saving mode and changes to 3 1/2 ON and 12
OFF. Most likely this condition will never happen, if it does, you can
turn off the timer by flipping off the manual switch supplying power to the
timer, and turn it back on. The timer will again start doing a tank fill
and cycle normally again for another 10 hours or until your battery goes dead.
|LOW Battery Charge measurements are taken in
the background while the unit is run, and this feature can not be turned off.
If the unit turns off because of LOW Battery Charge, It will do five cycles of ON for 5
seconds, then OFF for 5 seconds, and it will lock out in the OFF
position, and no more ON Cycles will occur. To reset the device, remove power
by turning off the manual power switch, and turn it back on. If the battery charge is
still LOW, it will do five cycles of ON for 5 seconds and OFF for 5 seconds and
it will lock out again in the OFF condition AGAIN. Its time to
charge your battery (start boat engine), connect it to a battery charger, or buy
a new battery if it is more than 5 years old.
Automatic Shut Off Time is
different from Low Battery Charge Measure. Shut off time is
used to automatically turn the timer off in case you forget and
leave the livewell on. This is the time since last battery
charge (when motor was running).
the auto shut off
feature will turn off after the time you have set according to the potentiometer
setting. I would recommend using a
hour setting minimum. Keep in mind if you fish
stationary using a bobber, jigging, or using a trolling motor, This time is usually long enough to prevent the timer
from locking out during this time. The Auto shut off time starts
over if you start your boat engine runs for a while or you connect a charger to your battery. If you wish to keep your bait or fish in the livewell
overnight, the auto shut off time can be Disabled. In this case, the timer
measures your battery, and will continue to run overnight, and will turn itself
off before the battery goes low, and it will allow you to still start you boat
again in the morning.
WARNING: Both the Low
Battery Charge and the auto shut off time feature will not prevent a
dead battery if you leave some other electronic equipment on like the radio,
fish finder, or lights, because it has no way to turn off these other devices.
If you leave the timer on overnight, you should run the boat engine for 15 minutes or
longer or connect a charger in order to replenish the battery.