Using RTC DS1302

Hi, first of all I do not know if this is the right category for this topic so forgive me if I am wrong.

I am trying to use RTC DS1302 for my project. Right now I am just trying to learn to use the RTC module itself. I have tried couple of library but all of them gave me the same result. Which is the time doesnt increase over time.

Right now I am using (RTC by Makuna) and using its example code.


// CONNECTIONS:
// DS1302 CLK/SCLK --> 5
// DS1302 DAT/IO --> 4
// DS1302 RST/CE --> 2
// DS1302 VCC --> 3.3v - 5v
// DS1302 GND --> GND

#include <ThreeWire.h>  
#include <RtcDS1302.h>

ThreeWire myWire(4,5,2); // IO, SCLK, CE
RtcDS1302<ThreeWire> Rtc(myWire);

void setup () 
{
    Serial.begin(57600);

    Serial.print("compiled: ");
    Serial.print(__DATE__);
    Serial.println(__TIME__);

    Rtc.Begin();

    RtcDateTime compiled = RtcDateTime(__DATE__, __TIME__);
    printDateTime(compiled);
    Serial.println();

    if (!Rtc.IsDateTimeValid()) 
    {
        // Common Causes:
        //    1) first time you ran and the device wasn't running yet
        //    2) the battery on the device is low or even missing

        Serial.println("RTC lost confidence in the DateTime!");
        Rtc.SetDateTime(compiled);
    }

    if (Rtc.GetIsWriteProtected())
    {
        Serial.println("RTC was write protected, enabling writing now");
        Rtc.SetIsWriteProtected(false);
    }

    if (!Rtc.GetIsRunning())
    {
        Serial.println("RTC was not actively running, starting now");
        Rtc.SetIsRunning(true);
    }

    RtcDateTime now = Rtc.GetDateTime();
    if (now < compiled) 
    {
        Serial.println("RTC is older than compile time!  (Updating DateTime)");
        Rtc.SetDateTime(compiled);
    }
    else if (now > compiled) 
    {
        Serial.println("RTC is newer than compile time. (this is expected)");
    }
    else if (now == compiled) 
    {
        Serial.println("RTC is the same as compile time! (not expected but all is fine)");
    }
}

void loop () 
{
    RtcDateTime now = Rtc.GetDateTime();

    printDateTime(now);
    Serial.println();

    if (!now.IsValid())
    {
        // Common Causes:
        //    1) the battery on the device is low or even missing and the power line was disconnected
        Serial.println("RTC lost confidence in the DateTime!");
    }

    delay(10000); // ten seconds
}

#define countof(a) (sizeof(a) / sizeof(a[0]))

void printDateTime(const RtcDateTime& dt)
{
    char datestring[20];

    snprintf_P(datestring, 
            countof(datestring),
            PSTR("%02u/%02u/%04u %02u:%02u:%02u"),
            dt.Month(),
            dt.Day(),
            dt.Year(),
            dt.Hour(),
            dt.Minute(),
            dt.Second() );
    Serial.print(datestring);
}

I am using an arduino mega with the pin connection stated in the code. Can anyone help me point out what is wrong?

Thank you

Your post was MOVED to its current location as it is more suitable.

Hi @rydhslmy
See if this link helps.

First test your RTC with a simple code like this:
DS1302_Simple.ino

RV - mineirin