Comfigurator 3 has Sunrise and Sunset times. Go to Schedule > Sunrise/sunset, see screenshot below. Note that Comfort II firmware 5.121 and above is needed for this feature
In Sunrise/ Sunset Properties on the right pane, click set times by latitude/longitude
Select the City from the drop-down list. If the city is not listed, enter the latitude and longitude/ Click the "SET TIMES" button on the bottom of the screen
The table on the left shows the sunrise and sunset times for each week of the year
Weeks are calculated from 1st January as Day 1, hence weeks can start on any day of week not just Monday
The sunrise and sunset times shown are before changes for daylight saving. During the Daylight saving period, Comfort's time is set forward by 1 hour. That means that when daylight saving is on, the sunrise and sunset times are 1 hour earlier than the times shown.
These sunrise and sunset times are obtained from freely available sources. This may not agree with other sources on the Internet. Please check the times for the City selected. The database for all the cities listed is found in the file cities.csv in the config folder, which can be edited.
The purpose of the sunrise and sunset times is to
1 - Activate Sunrise and Sunset times at the correct times in the sunrise/sunset table. Go to Events > Misc Events to see the sunrise and sunset responses.
2 - Set the Night time flag after sunset and before sunrise. This can be used in the Action If Night Time.. to allow things to be done at night. The Night Time Flag is NOT one of the 64 User Flags; it is a dedicated flag that is controlled by Comfort and cannot be changed by user programming.
If NightTime <> 0 Then
Do something else
The above response means if Night time is True (<>0) then do an action or response else do another action or response
Daylignt Saving Time
Comfort automatically changes the time forward or backwards at the dates given in the Daylight saving section (Start Date and End Date). This takes place at 3 AM on the day of week, normally Sunday shown on the tables. Sunrise and sunset times are changed accordingly so that sunrise and sunset occurs at the correct times regardless of what date it is
You can test the sunrise and sunset times by setting the time to 1 minute before sunrise or sunset and waiting for the next minute.
When you save the file and open it again later, the City is not shown, but the sunrise and sunset times are maintained. You can also Read (Comfort to PC) the sunrise/sunset times in Comfort
UCM/ETH03 Internet Time Synchronisation The UCM/ETH03 is able to synchronise the time using an Internet Time Server and update Comfort Time on a regular basis so the time will always be correct.
Last edited on Thursday Apr 9th, 2015 07:16 am by slychiu
How to Offset Times for Sunrise and Sunset Response
The sunrise and sunset offset action causes the sunrise or sunset times to be offset by -128 to + 127 minutes from the programmed value. This allows you to, for example, turn on lights 30 minutes before sunset and/or 10 minutes after sunrise
In the above example the sunrise time has been offset by + 30 minutes, which means the Sunrise Response will be activated at Sunrise + 30 minutes
Offset Sunset time is done the same way
You create a Response with the action to offset the sunrise and/or sunset times. Then you need to activate the Response using an event for example in Time programs. This action remains in place until changed again by another sunrise/sunset offset action or until Comfort is reset
Note that this does not change the Night Time Flag which is automatically set between sunrise and sunset. It only changes the activation time of Sunrise or Sunset Responses
Last edited on Wednesday Dec 24th, 2014 10:45 am by slychiu
How to set the Sunrise/Sunset Times when the Country and city is not found in the list
First find the Lattitude and Longitude of the city you wish to use
This can be found easily on the internet
eg for Dubai search for Dubai Coordinates
The results are 25.2048 deg North, 55.2708 East
Enter the results in the Latitude/Longitude list in degrees and minutes