Javascript Count Up Timer With Hours, Minutes, and Seconds

Here is a script that takes a given time and increments each second to make it appear to update in realtime.

Time given, must be in hh:mm:ss format and the div id must be realtime

<span id="realtime">12:12:12</span>

12:12:12

Script that makes everything happen, needs jquery, but could be easily re-written in pure javascript.

$(document).ready (function () {
    startCount();
});
 
function startCount()
{
	timer = setInterval(count,1000);
}
function count()
{
	var time_shown = $("#realtime").text();
        var time_chunks = time_shown.split(":");
        var hour, mins, secs;
 
        hour=Number(time_chunks[0]);
        mins=Number(time_chunks[1]);
        secs=Number(time_chunks[2]);
        secs++;
            if (secs==60){
                secs = 0;
                mins=mins + 1;
               } 
              if (mins==60){
                mins=0;
                hour=hour + 1;
              }
              if (hour==13){
                hour=1;
              }
 
        $("#realtime").text(hour +":" + plz(mins) + ":" + plz(secs));
 
}
 
function plz(digit){
 
    var zpad = digit + '';
    if (digit < 10) {
        zpad = "0" + zpad;
    }
    return zpad;
}

10 thoughts on “Javascript Count Up Timer With Hours, Minutes, and Seconds”

  1. This countup works great, thanks…. I do have one question.

    I want to display the counter with a span around each set of numbers in the counter.

    I tried this and it didn’t work

    $(“#realtime”).html(“” + hour +”:” + plz(mins) + “:” + plz(secs) + “”);

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. Oh it seems to have stripped my span tags out of my comment!!! BUT between those “” I had opening and closing spans.

  3. 12:12:NaN
    12:12:NaN
    12:12:NaN

    when i change it to class and create a 3 span this is what happen, do you have example for multiple countup timers?? thanks!

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