How can I do a time correction in option 16 with move counter on the DGT North American?

This article is only for DGT North American (DGT NA) chess timers that have serial numbers that start with: Dxx11, Dxx12.
All other DGT NA timers keep the remaining data after a correction in option 16

The DGT NA in the above serial number range  "forgets" the settings for the next periods in option 16 with move counter, when a correction is made.

In option 16 of the DGT NA it is possible to activate the move counter to trigger the transition to the next period. FIDE does not encourage this method and prefers the transition to take place at the moment one of the players reaches zero time. If the required number of moves are actually played can theh be retrieved from the score sheet, or, if the moves are not written down, from the clock.
When Option 16 is used without the move counter as advised by the FIDE, no problems are to be expected after a correction.

When no correction is made in option 16, the clock will run as planned, but as soon as correction in time or moves is made, the remaining planned periods are skipped.

There is a work arround to make correction and still have remaining periods active. Arbiters are enouraged to download and print the pdf file below and have it within reach at tournaments when Fischer Bonus timing with more than one time control is used.

icon DGT NA option 16 with move counter correction (421.34 kB)


See the manual below how to make corrections in the normal way

Manual DGT NA

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