|The Clapper Instructions|
Congratulations! You are now the owner of The Clapper. The Clapper is a sound activated on and off switch for appliances. The Clapper can operate either one or two appliances by clapping two times to operate the first appliance and three times to operate the second appliance.
The Clapper can also serve as a limited function security device. While in the AWAY mode, almost any noise will turn on the connected appliance(s) to discourage potential intruders. The AWAY mode is also convenient for temporarily turning on a light when entering a dark room such as a garage or basement. No need to clap, any noise will turn on the lights!
For QUICK INSTRUCTIONS on operating your Clapper, please refer to the yellow Quick Tips card. The following are more detailed instructions on how to properly use your Clapper.
This model is equipped with three special features: Clap Detection Lights, Auto Sound Sensitivity and the Away Mode.
HOW TO OPERATE AN APPLIANCE WITH 2 CLAPS:
You don’t have to clap very hard! The clapping sequence is more important than how loudly you clap. CLAP (pause) CLAP (pause) (pause) (pause) where each pause is approximately ½ second long. The three pauses after the second clap are very important since The Clapper must determine that you are not going to clap a third time. If you did clap a third time, the appliance connected to the II clap receptacle would not activate.
HOW TO OPERATE AN APPLIANCE WITH 3 CLAPS:
You don’t have to clap very hard. The clapping sequence is more important than how loudly you clap:
CLAP (pause) CLAP (pause) CLAP (pause) where each pause is approximately ½ second long. The last pause after the third clap is very important since The Clapper must determine if you are not going to clap a forth time. If you did clap a fourth time, the appliance would not activate.
CLAP DETECTION LIGHTS:
The three Red lights on the face of the Clapper will help you determine the proper way to clap your appliances on or off. Each clap detection light will glow when a proper clap (or similar sound) is detected.
Claps that are too soft will not be detected. Claps that are too fast or too slow will be rejected as noise and as a result the appliance will not activate. When the Clapper detects the first clap (or similar sound) the first light will glow. The second light will glow if a second clap is detected about ½ second after the first clap occurs. If the Clapper does not detect a third clap, it will have activated the appliance attached to the “II Clap side.” If a third clap is detected, then the third light will glow and the appliance connected to the “III Clap Side” will activate.
AUTO SOUND SENSITIVITY:
If room noise is detected or if the 2 clap or 3 clap sequences are not proper, the Clapper will reject the sounds as noise. It indicates that it has rejected the noise by turning the LEFT and RIGHT clap detection lights on and automatically reduces the sensitivity of the Clap detection. This feature of automatically reducing the clap detection sensitivity helps to reduce background noises from turning on the appliances.
The LEFT and RIGHT lights will remain on until the background noise is not detected.
You can still clap while the lights are on, but because of the background noise you will need to clap louder. When the lights go off the sensitivity of the Clapper Clap detection is at its greatest.
You may notice the lights glowing occasionally even if you have not clapped. This is not unusual as The Clapper has detected sounds that are similar to a clap. Your appliances should not activate as it would require a second or third sound similar to a clap within the proper time allowed.
By observing the clap detection lights you can become familiar with the types of claps (or similar sounds) that will activate your appliances attached to The Clapper.
MANUAL SOUND SENSITIVITY:
You can also manually adjust your Clapper to respond to soft or loud claps, as well as adjust for the noise level in your room.
Placing the three position switch on the side to the Clapper to the HOME (HI) position puts the Clapper in the high sensitivity mode. This is helpful if your claps are soft or if The Clapper is far away. Your appliance, however, may occasionally turn on or off unexpectedly as the Clapper may detect other noises similar to your claps.
Sliding the switch down to the HOME (LO) will put the Clapper into the low sensitivity mode. This is helpful if there is a lot of external noise in the room that may falsely activate your appliances. By adjusting the three position mode switch to the high orlow sensitivity, you will be able to activate your appliances easily and, with less false activation due to external noises. Sliding the switch all the way down to the AWAYposition will put the Clapperin the AWAY mode (See below).For use in very noisy environments the Clapper has a third sensitivity level.
To activate this sensitivity level:
THE AWAY MODE:
When in the AWAY mode, both appliances will turn on with the detection of any sound.
To operate The Clapper in the AWAY mode:
HINTS AND TIPS:
If the Clapper does not turn on while clapping:
a. Make sure the Clapper is plugged in properly. When the clapper is first plugged in the red lights on the front of the Clapper will sequence through a start up pattern. Wait for these lights to stop flashing both you start to clap.
b. Make sure the Appliance is plug into the Clap II or Clap II receptacle.
c. Make sure the Appliance is turned on. You can tell if the appliance is on by the orange glow next to the Clap II or Clap III receptacle.
d. Make sure the Claps are loud enough and have the correct timing. See above for the timing of the claps.
e. Don’t cover the Clapper with drapes or place behind furniture that will block the Clap’s sound from reaching the Clapper.
f. In a room with echos, the Clapper may detect an echo as noise and reject the Clap. To avoid this problem, turn the Clapper to low sensitivity, and clap softer.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTES:
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Please feel free to write us at: JOSEPH ENTERPRISES 425 California Street #300,
Clapper Hotline at 800-557-5856.