The Timer/Schedule block can be used for timed circuits and timed setpoints. It can be used in a digital mode (so switches on and off) as well as in an analogue mode (different values for different times).

In addition to the weekdays other switching times can be defined for holidays and other operating modes. You can edit the schedules through the user interface either on the apps or the webinterface.


To adjust the schedule, double click on the function block to open the edit timer/schedule window. You can now change the times/days for when the schedule’s output will be activated.

To make an entry, just click on the day at the start time, and, holding down the mouse, drag a bar up to the end point. To copy an entry hold down Ctrl and then click and drag the bar to the required day.

You can also choose and insert different operating modes. See more about that here.

Timer Schedule Basics

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When a new function block is added to a page, the digital operating mode is selected as default!


The timer switch can be used to output digital values. To put it into the digital operating mode, tick the ‘Use Digital Output’ box in the properties window.
Important: The operating mode applies to the entire block.

At marked times, the output AQ is activated, and at unmarked times it is deactivated.


A set of road lights needs to be on during the week from 5:00am to 6:45am and from 9:15pm to 11:30pm. At the weekend, they only need to be on in the evening.

Place the timer switch function block on one side of the visualization- the digital operating mode will be selected by default. Next, select the periods of 5:00am to 6:45am and 9:15pm to 11:30pm (Monday to Friday) and 9:15pm to 11:30pm (Saturday and Sunday). Then connect the output AQ with your lighting control. Done!


The timer switch can also be used to output analogue values. To activate the analogue operating mode, un-tick the ‘Use Digital Output’ box in the properties window.
Important: The operating mode applies to the entire block.

You can now define a different output value for each block of time. Simply select a block of time and enter the desired value in the ‘Value’ box. Note that during all non-marked periods of time, the ‘Default’ value is output at AQ.
Note: If a new function block is added to the page, the default operating mode is set to digital.

Timer Schedule Properties


The temperature of a fitness studio needs to be at 22°C between 10am and 5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On the other days, a temperature of 19°C is enough.

Place the timer switch function block on one side of the visualization and un-tick the digital operating mode. Next, select the periods 10:00am to 5:00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and input a temperature of 22°C for these periods. Then set 19°C as the default value. You can now connect the output AQ with your heating control. Done!

Pay attention to the heating curves for your room’s under floor heating as it is considerably slower than using radiators! Adjust the start times accordingly so that the desired temperature is reached at the right time.


If the ‘Activation required’ checkbox is ticked in the editing window (double click on the Timer/Schedule), then the input Tr must be triggered within the set time for the timer’s output to be activated.

Timer Schedule Activation


This activation mode could be used for example in a commercial installation controlling the entrance door of a shop. At 6am to 6pm the doors are unlocked and otherwise they are locked. Without using activation this would be useful for opening and locking the door as everyone could all walk in throughout the day and it would lock automatically at the end of the day so no-one would forget to lock up. However there could be security issues!

Solution? Use activation. For example an iButton reader at the front of the door could provide a pulse at Tr so the first employee activates the timer and the doors are unlocked. At the end of the day the timer goes inactive again and the doors are locked. So if it is a weekend or a holiday or somebody is sick you don’t even have to worry about operating modes, if no-one activates the timer, the doors stay locked.


AQm displays the current mode of the timer, these are the numbers down the side in brackets in the editing window.

The outputs Qon and Qoff provide a pulse. Qon sends a pulse at the beginning of a time period and Qoff sends a pulse at the end of a time period. The duration of the pulses can be set by the parameter T.

Parameter A and M are used to use the timer in a manual mode. If A is set to 1 then the manual mode is active, meaning you can then send a value to M which will set the timer into that corresponding mode. For example a 4 would put the timer on Tuesday.