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Hi all,
In one room of my house, the digital clock advances up to one hour a day; I assume it's due to [fluctuating?] current from the box? This happens with any clock.
Any ideas?
 

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i have no idea, that's messed up though. only thing i can think of is ghosts.
I thought, "wow! I'm actually going to get an answer to this 15-year old mystery? Wow!"
But you surely made me laugh! Only thing: used to be hunting cabins; not sure if there Are any ghosts!
 

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I don't recall if AC powered digital clocks use the AC frequency to time themselves (60 hz = 1 second). But they must...Is there anything else on that particular circuit? Cfl's, old fluorescent shop lights (anything with an older ballast), electronics, etc? I know a clock run on modified sine wave (eg from a cheap dc-ac inverter) will make clicks run double-time. Kinda curious on this one...
Nothing else on circuit; but I hadn't researched how the clocks 'time' themselves. Interesting tip.
 

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Children, as a newbie, I find you mahvelous.
I am a young {...} lady; have no TV thus no QVC; never thought to check under the hood of the clock; it's the bedroom in a 3-room cabin so pillow is staying put; I am not adverse to the space-time continuum theory as I've been ... well, kinda new-agey since Mother 'graduated'.
But I'll take any more considerations! Tho I highly suspect the landlord's exaggerated electrical wiring expertise.....
 

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Mother has several wind up clocks.
OK I'll get serious, but you folks will have to wait a month. JUST cleaned out the parent's house today in another sate... and it will be awhile before I'm on the internet back home.
Yes sir, never had it before; I could be older than you.
It is a real live 'modern' clock, and I must say, I've not tried it in another room. Duh, as the kids would say. No other noticable electrical oddities {she says with trepidation...}
Thanks for your patience if you want to wait; I'm curious about power coming in [public; owner wired! not me...]
 

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No NTP servers there. Substation several miles away. I'll be checking to see where the TARDIS landing marks are... Thanks Cor. Gotta get back there and check the other circuits.
 

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I am so sorry to report that analytics cannot begin until i get back to home base. I am so looking forward to continuing this thread with verifiable facts. . . . .
 

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I'm Back!
Update, if anyone is still [interested]
Since I've been back, have tested clock on other circuits with the same result. It drives the fellow who keeps an eye on the place while I'm out of state absolutely mad!
Not having needed the alarm function for several years, and having decided to set said alarm in order to keep an early appt, the deed was done.
Ha! While alarm function is set to on, no advancing whatsoever. At all. Turn that alarm off, and back [or forward as it were] we go!
 
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