⏲ Timer

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Version: 1.1 :fire:

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:newspaper: The Automation Process:

  • Enter in a time you would like to turn ON the entities, then set a duration to turn OFF the entities.
  • You have the option to set four time periods.
  • You must create a time helper for this automation to run.

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:snowflake: Temperature Control Exhaust Fan - Inverted
:eight_spoked_asterisk: Toggle Switch - Turn ON & OFF Entities
:nazar_amulet: Press Button - Turn ON & OFF Entities
:on: Switch - Turn ON & OFF Entities

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Q: How do I create a time helper?

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Initial release 1.0

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FAQ - How do I create a time helper?

  1. Go to Settings / Devices & Services / click on the “Helpers” tab / click “+ CREATE HELPER” and select “Timer”.

  2. Enter in the name you would like to call your time helper. Select an icon if you like. Leave the duration set on 00:00:00 as the automation will apply your setting to this. Click “restore?”, this will restore / keep the time helper going if you restart Home Assistant.


  3. Your done. Now just add the time helper into your automation.

TIP: If you add your time helper into a dashboard and you click on it you will be able to pause, cancel or finish it.



Blacky :grinning:

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Hi, from your posts it’s not clear (to me at least): is it a clock or a timer?


Fair call, I will rebrand it… thanks for your input.

Blacky :smiley:

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New Update 1.1

New branding from “Time Clock” to “Timer”. If you have version 1.0 you will need to delete the old blueprint and reinstall again as the file location has changed to. Sorry by bad.

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Blacky :grinning:

I had this confused with the timer entity while in fact it is more like a timer-based schedule with fixed start and end times.

I don’t want to tell the master of blueprints how to make a blueprint, so this is more out of curiosity: what are the benefits of an automation with a timer over an automation with statis start and stop times?

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Yeah good question.

The good thing with a timer is that it survives a restart and the time just continues on if you set it up correctly. Also if you restart HA and at the time you ask it to turn OFF, it is the exact time HA restarts then it will stay ON. How many time would this happen? probably a very rare occasion but is nice to know that if you start somting it you give it your best shot to make sure you turn it OFF. I do like it when you can just set the ON and OFF time with not having to do any maths, but unlike a local timer with a battery back-up this can help.

Blacky :smiley:

Thank you for the explanation. Good to know that timers survive a reboot (with some left over fringe cases).

In this particular blueprint, the start time appears statis, so the end time is also statis.
A start time at 7:15 with a duration of 15 minutes would be the same as start time 7:15 and end time 7:30.

I did think if a use case where I would want to adjust or extend the timer in certain events. This is not possible with a static end time, so your choice to use a timer seems to be more future/feature proof.

Yep, that is correct.

Blacky :smiley: