There couldn’t be a better time to upgrade your clocks to radio controlled. Typical electric clock motors keep time by the rate of electricity that powers them, and the North American Electric Reliability Corp. , the group that oversees the U.S. power grid, is proposing an experiment that would alter this frequency more often without corrections. There are currently variations in the frequency, but power companies take steps to correct it to try to keep the frequency as precise as possible. The experiment is being proposed to keep the power grid more reliable, save money and reduce wasteless efforts. With the proposed test, East Coast clocks may run as much as 20 minutes fast over a year, and in the West Coast, 8 minutes fast. Anything over 60 cycles a second is an overage for a clock. If the grid averages just above 60 cycles a second, a clock could gain 14 seconds per day. The experiment was supposed to start in July.
To make sure you’re not affected by any changes in electricity’s frequency, it’s a good idea to change your clocks to radio controlled. A radio controlled, or atomic, clock synchronizes with the U.S. atomic clock in Fort Collins, Colorado to give you the most precise timekeeping possible. The clocks can even reset themselves for Daylight Saving Time. Klockit offers multiple movements for your wall and desk clocks to replace or build your own accurate clock, and finished products such as alarm clocks, watches and weather stations that all take for granted the accurate timekeeping abilities of the most precise clock in the nation.