On August 8, 2005, President Bush signed into law the Energy Policy Act of 2005 which changed the Daylight Saving Time (DST) schedule that had been in effect since 1966. Beginning in 2007, clocks will be set ahead one hour on the second Sunday in March (March 11, 2007) instead of the first Sunday in April. Clocks will be set back one hour on the first Sunday in November (November 4, 2007) rather than the last Sunday of October.
This new law will affect thousands of van Bergen customers who purchased electronic products that incorporated clocks with pre-programmed chips to automatically adjust the time for the old DST schedule.
The good news is that all of van Bergen's current electronic products with built-in clocks have been successfully updated to comply with the new DST changes. This is an ideal time to upgrade your digital carillon or bell/clock controller to one of van Bergen's new state-of-the-art products. Click here to contact us about our latest offerings or arrange a personal, on-site demonstration.
To re-set the time on your van Bergenproduct, follow these simple steps:
1. Locate the photograph below that matches your van Bergen carillon or controller
2. Click on the photograph to download instructions to update your model
3. Follow the step-by-step instructions on each page of the instructions
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download and print the instructions. If you don't have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free by clicking the icon to the right.
|Flemish Master Carillon|
|Renaissance (with Change Ring Button)|
|Renaissance (without Change Ring Button)|
Digital Bell/Clock Controller
You may seek assistance from our technical support staff by clicking here. To avoid potentially long delays caused by the high volume of inquiries, we strongly recommend that, if possible, you use the instructions available on this page to re-set your clock.
For some of our products, a new chip may be purchased that can be installed in the unit on-site by one of our field service technicians. Due to the high demand for these chips nationwide, we expect that they will be available in 12-15 weeks. If you are interested in ordering one of these chips, click here.