I have purchased a Chinese remote control. While setting it to interval shooting for time-lapse, it automatically runs the self-timer for 2 seconds, which is unnecessary and eats up the battery. How do I make the timer stop?
The self time or 2sec delay would be a configurable option on your camera. Follow this YouTube tutorial for details on how to enable/disable this option: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VOpuaqHqSM
Alternatively this could be an option on your intervalometer, in which case I would recommend you consult your manual. Usually though an intervalometer is a form of advanced remote. I.E. You set the time and then the intervalometer completes the circuit everytime the time finishes.