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Adjust countdown timer

#1

I am using a countdown timer that starts with 1000 seconds.
When I use adjust countdown timer and want to add (increment) with 500 seconds, it sets the countdown timer to 500 not to the current count + 500.

Is this a bug?

#2

Think it’s intended behavior. How would the timer know if it’s +500 or maybe -500?

#3

Thank you for your answer. If I use +500 it has the same result

#4

May i ask what’s the use case for a 1000 seconds timer?

#5

The number 1000 is for the example.
I am trying to understand what is the function of Adjust Countdown, if instead I can simply start a new countdown.

#6

The use case is eg. a pool pump.

It’s running 3 hours a day, but when I press a button, I want to add 6 hours from the moment I press.
If the pump is running already, I want the countdown to be increased with 6 hours.

#7

Hmm. So when pump is alr running for like 2,5 hours and u press the button u want to add 6 hours to that. Timer is at 0.5 hours left so u want 6,5 hours from the button press. But when the pump has been running for like 0.5 hours there is 2,5 hours left and u still want to add 6 hours to that?
Nothing to do with the original question anymore but u could make a variable. Let Homey get the variable every 10 minutes and add 21600 to that. When button is pressed set/adjust the timer to the variable tag.

#8

Of course there are alternatives, but let’s get back to my original post…

#9

Ok. It’s intended behavior.

#10

What is intended behaviour? Are you referring to the adjust countdown timer?
To me the adjust countdown timer seems the same as start countdown timer.

#11

Then the best thing u can do is contact the developer and ask if he’s willing to add some extra cards with like “Increase timer with…” and “Decrease timer with …”

#12

Maybe to fix adjust countdown…I don’t understand it’s existence if you maintain it’s working to spec

#13

Maybe you do understand, that the app is devolped not by Athom but by a user, who let us all use their app. He/she makes the app in their free time… and dont get any benefits from athom side.

So you already did make the reques, before your last post, right :wink: