I've lost the instructions for my Chevron Digital Timer Model No. EW-32. Can't set time or auto-timing on/off. Links given below don't work or don't apply. Please help!

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    I'm happy the instructions worked for you :)

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    These instructions are suppose to work for your timer. If they do not, then you've probably exhausted all internet information and it's time to contact the manufacturer or buy a new timer and do not lose the instructions.  


    If your timer has sat unused for some time then you may need to leave it plugged into
    the mains for a bit to recharge its internal battery.

    Timer Modes

    The timer has five basic modes:

    1. Normal operating mode

    2. Time Set mode

    3. Program (Timers) set mode

    4. Random (RND) mode

    5. Countdown timer (CTD) mode


    If at any time if you don’t press a button for more than around 5 seconds the
    unit will drop out of setting modes into normal operation mode



    1. To perform a complete reset of the timer press the small round ‘R’ button with a
      pencil, or similar.

    2. To reset/clear a single timer, when in programme mode (see "Set Programmes"
      below) press the 'finger' button.


    Set AM/PM or 24hr clock Mode

    1. Press and hold the ‘TIME' button for around 3 seconds and the timer will change
      between AM/PM and 24hr clock display modes. In AM/PM mode AM or PM is
      displayed just to the right of the seconds count

    Set Summer Time or Winter Time (BST/GMT)

    There's no need to adjust the actual clock hours, just change between Summer Time and

    Winter Time (BST and GMT) modes.

    1. Press and hold the ‘TIME' button, then press the '<-' button to change between BST
      and GMT. +1hr is displayed above the seconds count for summer time, the display
      above the seconds count is blank for GMT/Winter time

    Set current Day and Time

    1. Press and hold the ‘SET’ button until the day (MO) starts flashing

    2. Use the ‘<-‘ and ‘->’ buttons to select the current day.

    3. Press the ‘SET’ button the hours flash

    4. Use the ‘<-‘ and ‘->’ buttons to select the current hour.

    5. Press the ‘SET’ button the minutes flash

    6. Use the ‘<-‘ and ‘->’ buttons to select the current minute.

    7. Wait 5 seconds and the timer will drop out of time set mode back to normal mode.

    Set Programmes

    The unit has 20 separate timers each with separate On and Off times, each of
    which can be set to act on a variety of different days of the week, e.g. every day
    MO TU WE TH FR SA SU is selected or just weekends SA SU is selected, or a
    single day e.g. only Wednesdays, WE is selected.

    To set timers

    1. Press the ‘->’ button

    2. 1ON flashes, this indicates you are going to set the ON time of timer one, if
      you want to set a different timer press the ‘<-‘ or ‘->’ button to cycle
      through the 20 ON and OFF timers.

    3. Press ‘SET’ the days selection flashes

    4. Use the ‘<-‘ and ‘->’ buttons to select the days you wish this timer to operate on

    5. Press ‘SET’ the hours flashe

    6. Use the ‘<-‘ and ‘->’ buttons to select the hour at which you wish this timer to operate

    7. Press ‘SET’ the minutes flash

    8. Use the ‘<-‘ and ‘->’ buttons to select the minutes at which you wish this timer to operate

    9. Press ‘SET’ the current timer, e.g. 1ON flashes

    10. Use the ‘<-‘ and ‘->’ buttons to select the next timer to set e.g. set  1OFF

    11. Repeat Steps 3 to 11 above


    When done setting the timers wait 5” and the unit will go back to normal operating mode.

    To clear timers

    To clear a single timer and reset it to" --:-- "press the 'finger' button.



    Once programmed the timer can be set using the triangular button with the picture of a finger,
    there are three basic modes

    1. OFF: always off

    2. ON: always on

    3. AUTO switches off and on based on the set timers.
      When AUTO OFF is shown the timer socket is currently off, when AUTO ON is
      shown the timer socket is currently on.

      (On the LCD display 'Auto' with 'on' or 'off' means that the timer will switch on and off 
      according to the settings you've made; when it shows 'auto on' it just means that the
      timer output is currently switched on, and when it shows 'auto off' the timer output is
      currently switched off.


    Random Delay Start Mode (RND)

    Random Delay Start mode delays the programmed start and finish times by between 2 and 32 minutes,

    this can be used to give the impression that a timer is not being used to turn lights on and off.

    1. Press the RND button to enable or disable random mode.

    2. If random mode is set "RND" appears on the right hand side of the display, blank in normal mode.


    Countdown Timer Mode (CTD)

    Countdown Timer Mode allows the timer to switch on for a pre-determined time, to

    set CTD mode:

    1. In normal mode, press '<-' to enter CTD mode

    2. Press 'SET' and the '<-' and '->' keys to preset the countdown time (in the same way
      as for the timer modes above)

    3. Once back at the flashing ON display, press 'CTD' to start the timed on period countdown,
      'CTD' is displayed above the seconds countdown

    4. To pause and restart the countdown, press 'CTD' button

    Red Indicator Lamp

    1. If the unit is plugged into the mains the red lamp will be on if the timer socket is on.






    Thank you very much, Colleen! I have just followed the instructions and the timer works perfectly. Simple when you know how.... I've printed them out for future use.

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