The timer function has been provided for convenience of the user. In some cases data acquisition takes a short time, and in other cases it takes a long time. Also there are such occasions that the user wishes to collect the data for a fixed period of time. At this time, the timer function can be utilized. In the timer setting area, there is an oval shaped timer setting button in addition to LCD type digital display windows. The numbers in the windows represent the data and the timer setting. The numbers at the top shows the date in day-month-year format. You can see it indicates the 31st of May 2001. The numbers below the timer time set by the user in the order of hour, minute and second.

Timer

Timer

(I) When the oval shaped setting button is clicked, the timer setting dialog box pops up.

(II) Set the time in the order of hour, minute and second. Presently it is set at one hour, 20 minutes and 50 seconds.

(III) The window shows the timer has been set at one hour, 20 minutes and 50 seconds. If the timer is set in this way, data acquisition stops automatically after one hour, 20 minutes and 50 seconds. If data acquisition is started without setting the timer, data acquisition continues until the stop button is pushed.