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Real Time Clock does not seem to update?

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Working with a 6700 series interface board and initially updated the rtc from a web server. Reading it after the initial update gives me the correct time. Although, when I run some simple code again to check the time, all the same values remain.

Here is a subroutine from my code:
void getTime() { unsigned int curHour = rtc.tm_hour; unsigned int curMin = rtc.tm_min; printf("Hour: %d\n", curHour); printf("Min: %d\n", curMin); }

If I had just updated rtc using server at the moment (1:17), I would get:
Hour: 01 Min: 17

What am I forgetting to do here?
asked Dec 4, 2014 in Rabbit Software by killswitchSevenfold New to the Community (2 points)

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you should run the following 2 samples found in Samples\RTCLOCK

Example of setting the real-time clock from keyboard entry.

This program sets the Rabbit real-time clock from keyboard entry:
valid dates are from 1/1/1980 (entered as 1/1/80) to
12/31/2047 (entered as 12/31/47). Just press Enter
to leave the real-time clock unchanged.



Example of using the real-time clock functions by checking year 2000 rollover.

This program demonstrates the use of the RTC functions by:
1. reading (and saving) the current date/time settings
2. setting the date to 12/31/99 at 23:59:00
3. reading the RTC again two seconds later
4. setting the RTC back to the original date/time
answered Dec 4, 2014 by MargaretK Veteran of the Digi Community (545 points)
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What are you using to set the RTC?

You should use tm_wr() to write to the RTC. To read from the RTC you should use read_rtc(), not tm_rd().

tm_rd() reads from the macro SEC_TIMER which will not be updated until the power is reset.
answered Dec 4, 2014 by trooper2 Veteran of the Digi Community (591 points)