How to Program A Defiant Indoor In wall Digital Timer model 32648 – Instructions


In this video I’m going to show you
how to set up and program your defiant in wall digital timer model 32648.
If you’d like to see my video review of this product, where I review the
specifications and functionality, I’ll put the link to that in the upper right
hand corner as well as in the information section below. Let’s get
started! Get out a tiny toothpick or a pencil. If you have little tiny
fingers that works too. To set up the timer press reset.
That’s the tiny button here that clears all the programs and resets the timer to
the default settings. Press the set button to begin setting the current
time and calendar. You’ll see “clock” appears in the display and 12:00 a.m. will flash.
Use the up and down buttons here to set the current time keeping in mind
AM and PM. You can hold down the buttons if you want until you get close to the
time, and then you can press them singularly to get to the exact time. Once
at the exact time press set. Now use the up and down buttons to select the year
and then press set. Use the up and down buttons to select a month and then press
set. Use the up and down buttons to select the day and then press set. So now
you’ll see DST in the display which stands for daylight savings time. Use the
up and down buttons to turn on and off daylight savings. You’ll need this if you
want the timer to automatically spring forward or fall back an hour. So I would
leave that on and now press set. “Zone” flashes in the display. Now we can set
the dawn/dusk region. That’s what they call it .Here’s a look at the regions
from the instructions. Don’t look at it for more than 20 seconds because if
no key is pressed within 20 seconds, the timer goes back to clock mode and we’ll
need to start all over. So use the up and down buttons to scroll through and
select your zone. You’ll see North, Central, South, Hawaii,
and Alaska. Select one and then press set. Now the timer, using its vast
knowledge of your zone, will flash what it thinks is your dusk time. It may or may
not be correct but you can use the up and down buttons to adjust the time plus or minus two hours. I use the weather app on my smart phone to identify sunrise
and sunset times and use that to adjust the timer accordingly. Once
that’a in, now press set. Now the timer will flash the approximate dawn time for
your zone. Again we’ll use the up and down buttons to adjust it plus or minus
two hours .Once you’ve adjusted that press set and the timer returns to clock
mode. Now I’m going to show you how to set the 7 individual programs. For
each program, you must set an on and off time. Just to show you where to set each
program’s on and off time should you want to use all 7 programs, you scroll
through each of the program’s on and off times by repeatedly pressing the program
button. Here’s where you set program one’s on time. Here’s where you set program
one’s off time. Program two’s on time. Program two’s off time. Program three’s on
time. Program three’s off time. So on and so forth for all of the seven programs. Let’s set program 1 so that the
outside lights come on Monday through Friday (so just the weekdays) at 5:00 p.m.
and shut off at 11 p.m. To set program one’s on time, use the program button to
scroll to program one’s on time, which we’ve already done, and press set. Use the
up and down buttons to scroll the days of the week you want the timer to
activate. The options are Monday through Sunday,
which is every day of the week. Each individual day of the week . Monday
through Friday, which are the weekdays. Saturday, Sunday, which the
weekend. Sunday through Thursday. Or both Friday and Saturday. So lots of options
here. Since I want this program to work only on the weekdays,
I’ll use the up and down buttons to select Monday through Friday and then
press set. Now we need to set the on time which is flashing. Here you have three
options. You can set the actual time you want, or use the dusk and dawn times that
we previously set during the setup. Use the up and down buttons to scroll to the
option you’d like to use. In this case I’m going to set the actual time. So I
scroll to the blinking “time” and then press set. Then I use the up and down
arrows to select the on time here. I’m going to set the lights to turn on at
5:00 p.m. so I scrolled to 5:00 p.m. and then press set. So I’m done setting
program one’s on time and now I need to set program one’s off time to turn the
lights off. So I’ll use the program button to scroll to program one’s off
time. Press set. Select the days of the week, which I want to be the same as I
set for the on time using the up/down arrow keys. If you recall that was for
Monday through Friday, which is just the weekdays. I’ll select that and then press
set. Now I’ll need to set the time I want the lights to turn off using the arrow
keys to select one of the three options of actual time, dusk, or dawn.
I’m going to use the up and down arrows to select the actual time
and set that. So I scroll to the actual time, press set, and then I’ll use the
up and down arrows to select the actual time. I’ll scroll to the actual time
that I want the lights to go off. In this case 11 p.m. and then I’ll press set. So
now I’ve programmed program one’s on and off times so the lights turn on Monday
through Friday at 5 p.m. and off at 11 p.m. Now let’s set program two. Let’s say
that on Saturday and Sunday I want the lights to turn on at dusk and off at
dawn. To set program two’s on time, I use the program button to
scroll to program twos on time. Press the set button. Use the up and down
buttons to scroll the days of the week. In this case I’ll choose Saturday, Sunday. Then press set. Now we need to set the on
time, which is flashing. Again, here I have the three options. I can set the
actual time, or use the dusk and dawn times we previously set. Since I want the
lights to come on at dusk I’ll use the up and down buttons to scroll to dusk
and press set. So I’m done setting program two’s on time and need to set
program two’s off time. I’ll use the program button to scroll to program two’s off time. Press set. Select the days of the week, which I want to be the
same as I set for the on time using the up and down arrows. So I’ll select
Saturday, Sunday and then press set. Now I’ll need to set the time I want the
lights to turn off using the up and down arrows to select one of my three options
again. In this case I will select dawn, so the lights turn off when the sun comes
up. Once I’ve selected that, I will press set. So now I’ve programmed program two’s on and off times so that on Saturday and Sunday the lights turn on
at dusk and off at dawn. To return to the clock mode you can either press the
program button for 3 seconds, or if no button is pressed within 20 seconds
it’ll revert back to clock mode on its own. If we want to review our programs we
can consecutively press the program button to scroll through and review each
program. Now that the programs are set we’ll want
the timer to run as scheduled. From the clock screen press the mode/delete button,
which is here, repeatedly to scroll to auto, which runs the programs, manual
which does not run the programs but allows you to simply turn on and off the
lights (although you can still turn the lights on and off manually if the
timer’s in auto mode), and then random, which as I mentioned earlier follows the
programs within plus or minus 30 minutes. Lastly to use countdown mode
press and hold the on/off button here for about three seconds. Then use the
up/down arrows to select the countdown time and it starts counting down. At that
point it’ll just shut off the lights. The default is one hour so if you want
it to count down from an hour, you don’t need to open the little door. Just press
the on/off button and it counts down from an hour after which it will shut
off the lights. Should you decide to turn off the countdown function once you
started it, just hold down the button again for three seconds . Overall we
really like this product. It was inexpensive and it’s made our lives easier. I haven’t had it long enough to test longevity, but I will say that I was able
to install it myself… and then I had a licensed electrician
review my work. He said, “Nice job.” If this video has been helpful, please do
me a favor and like it so other people can find it. And as always, thank
you so much for watching!

47 Replies to “How to Program A Defiant Indoor In wall Digital Timer model 32648 – Instructions”

  1. super helpful! i set mine years ago and it died and i had to get another. this was a great refresh to get me going again!

  2. Great video, man – thanks!

    Did some rewiring on my garage yesterday to have this switch controlling the two exterior lights. Couldn't figure out why they didn't turn off this morning until I watched this and realized I didn't actually set the off time. Huge help!

  3. Thanks for such a great video. I have a question. I just installed the this same timer and I know it works because I can press the small door latch and the lights come on. But in setting this up. I set the date, time and accepted the dusk to dawn times and left it at that. So around 6pm when these should have turned on nothing happened. Is this because I didn't use the program feature to turn these on? If that's the case I don't know why setting it up for the first time asks you to accept the dusk to dawn times. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.

  4. Thanks for posting this video. Instructions that came with it, they should have given you a magnifying glass,
    besides not being very clear. If it hadn't been for your video, I would of had to return it. Again, Thanks!

  5. I watched this video once after attempting to program my defiant timer multiple times with all resulting in failure. Your video was so clear that after one view I was able to program my timer. I am so happy. Please keep up your clear and informative videos.

  6. Thank you so much, like some of the other comments the printed instructions were horrible. I thought that once I set the time and selected the zone, and it told me the dusk/dawn times, I was done. Not! Per your video you MUST set specific programs to turn on/off at either dusk/dawn or specific times. I created 4 programs, one for weekday mornings, one for week day evenings, one for weekend mornings, one for weekend evenings. Works great now! Thank you so much.

  7. My installer (handyman ) pitched the instructions so this was truly helpful. This is the exact model I have. Thank you!!

  8. Hello, THANK YOU! I misplaced the English version of the directions and can't understand the Spanish version so your video was timely and great! My lights would not turn on and off automatically after installing and your video told me why! According to Defiant's map, I'm in the Central Timezone, when in reality, I am actually in the Northeast timezone! I also didn't set Prog 1 On & Off for Dawn & Dusk. Instead I was using times. Hopefully tonight, the lights will go on by themselves! Thanks again!

  9. Just a tad too fast for this old guy, but very, very, very helpful!!!! In the past I have had to call them and have them walk me through it. Now I can set my computer on a chair next to the switch, get another chair and sit down so the switch is at eye level and give it a try. I am optimistic that I will get it done. Thanks a lot.

  10. Great job!
    I threw away the instructions after I programmed it. This video helped me reprogram the On and Off times.

  11. OPPS, we followed the video and the dust to dawn is still not working. what should I do? Thanks

  12. EXCELLENT VIDEO – SAVED MY BUTT BIG TIME – SAME AS SUNSMART DIGITAL TIMER 32787-2 WITH INSTRUCTIONS YOU NEED A MAGNIFYING GLASS TO READ – VERY CLEAR VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS !!!!!

  13. Thanks that’s very helpful, my electrician set up to certain time and then I reprogram the timer and i couldn’t make going but after watch your video no problem thanks again

  14. Thank-you so much for your detailed help. I have programmed 3 different timers over the years but this one was really a challenge because of having to push set after each command and having to get to all the commands. I sincerely appreciate your wonderful video as I couldn't have done it without your help!

  15. Hi there, I followed your video and set up program 1 to run every day of the week from dusk to dawn, but my lights are not turning on and off as they're programmed. I followed all the steps. Any suggestions, please?!

  16. Thank you. I'm guessing that if I want to set the time to go on/off at the same time every day, I don't need to set the 7 days individually. I just cycle through all the settings once, and when I finish it will come on and off automatically every day. Correct?

  17. What happen if the screen of the device does not displays anything? Mine turns the lights off and On with the manual button for that purpose but there is nothing in the screen. 🙁

  18. Another question for you. Ive set it up to turn on at dusk 645pm and off at 645am. Ive programmed it at 115am everything is saved and its on auto off. Its not turning on automaticly. What do i do

  19. Thanks for this video. I was making a dumb mistake when programming the timer. This video cleared things up. Again, thanks.

  20. I was able to program this unit before watching this video..
    My problem is that it does not turn on at the programed time..
    What do I need to do? Currently the time is correct 1240pm it says AUTO off..
    When I turn it on and off manually the lights respond accordingly.
    Thanks for any help!
    I wish the instructions were as clear! Even better I noticed you reply to comments and questions!

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