Emerson RP6250 Owner`s manual

Portable AM / FM / TV Sound
Instant Weather Band Radio
with Digital Clock
OWNER'S MANUAL
RP6250
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CAUT I ON
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT USE THIS PLUG WITH AN
EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES
CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE. TO PREVENT FIRE
OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
C AU T I O N
!
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated ‘dangerous voltage’
within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk
of electric shock to persons.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER
(OR BACK), NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
The exclamation point within
an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(ser vi ci ng) instr ucti ons in
the liter ature accompanying the appl iance.
The Caution Marking maybe located at the bottom enclosure of the apparatus.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.) Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Follow all instructions. Heed all warnings.
2.) Do not use this apparatus near water.
3.) Clean only with dry cloth.
4.) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
5.) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
6.) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not
fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
7.) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
8.) Only use attachments / accessories specified by the manufacturer.
9.) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
10.) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,
does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
11.) This appliance shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing water and no object filled with liquids
such as vases shall be placed on the apparatus.
12.) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13.) Do not overload wall outlet. Use only power source as indicated.
14.) Use replacement parts as specified by the manufacturer.
15.) The product may be mounted to a wall only if recommended by the manufacturer.
16.) Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks.
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Before We Begin
Thank you for purchasing this Emerson audio product. The Emerson brand
is your assurance of quality, performance and value.
Our engineers have included many useful and convenient features in this
product. Please be sure to read this Owner’s Manual completely to make
sure you are getting the maximum benefit from each feature.
This product was manufactured using the highest quality components and
standards of workmanship. It was tested by Emerson inspectors and found
to be in perfect working order before it left our factory. However, there is
always the chance that some problem may occur because of rough handling
during shipment to the retail store or to the final consumer.
If, after reading this Manual, you experience any problems with the operation
of this product, please refer to the instructions for obtaining service at the
end of this Manual. Emerson and Emerson retailers are committed to your
satisfaction.
Once again, thanks for purchasing this Emerson audio product.
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IMPORTANT NOTES
• Operate controls and switches as
• Avoid installing this unit in places
described in the manual.
exposed to direct sunlight or close to
heat radiating appliances such as
• Before turning on the power, make
electric heaters, on top of other stereo
certain that the AC power cord is
properly installed.
equipment that radiates too much
• When moving the set, be sure to first
heat, places lacking ventilation or dusty
disconnect the AC power cord.
areas, places subject to constant
vibration and/or humid or moist areas.
NOTE: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference
caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications
could void the User's authority to operate the equipment.
FCC Information
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
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PREPARATION FOR USE
Unpacking And Set Up
• Remove the radio from the carton and remove all packing material from the
radio. We suggest that you save the packing material, if possible, in the unlikely
event that your radio ever needs to be returned for service. The original carton
and packing material is the only safe way to pack your radio to protect it from
damage in transit.
• Remove any descriptive labels or stickers on the front or top of the cabinet. Do
not remove any labels or stickers from the back or bottom of the cabinet.
• Note the serial number on the back of your radio and write this number in the
space provided on the Warranty page of this manual.
Protect Your Furniture
This model is equipped with non-skid rubber 'feet' to prevent the product from
moving when you operate the controls. These 'feet' are made from non-migrating
rubber material specially formulated to avoid leaving any marks or stains on your
furniture. However certain types of oil based furniture polishes, wood preservatives,
or cleaning sprays may cause the rubber 'feet' to soften, and leave marks or a
rubber residue on the furniture. To prevent any damage to your furniture we strongly
recommend that you purchase small self-adhesive felt pads, available at hardware
stores and home improvement centers everywhere, and apply these pads to the
bottom of the rubber 'feet' before you place the product on fine wooden furniture.
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AC Operation
The AC power cord is located inside the battery compartment. It is permanently
attached to the radio to prevent loss.
1.) Open the battery compartment by pressing on the “
” marks on the cover
and sliding it downward in the direction of the arrows.
2.) Remove the coiled AC cord form the storage compartment and extend it to its
full length.
3.) Position the cover over the battery compartment and place the cord into the
notch on back cabinet as shown.
(Notch on Back Cabinet)
4.) Slide the battery cover upward until it snaps back into place.
Connect the AC cord to your 120V 60Hz AC outlet.
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Note:
When the AC power cord is connected to the outlet, the power source
automatically switches to AC. You may leave batteries inside the unit if desired.
There is no battery consumption when the power cord is connected to an AC
outlet.
Caution
This radio is designed to operate on normal 120V 60Hz AC power only. Do not
attempt to operate the radio on any other power source. You could cause damage
to the radio that is not covered by your warranty.
This radio uses a polarized AC plug which has one blade wider than the other. This
plug will only fit into a polarized AC outlet. This is a safety feature. If the plug will
not fit, you may have an older non-polarized AC outlet. Do not defeat the safety
feature by trying to file the wider blade, or replacing the plug.
Contact an electrician to replace your outdated outlet.
AC Outlet
AC Plug
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Battery Operation
This unit requires 4 “AA” batteries, not included. We recommend using a wellknown brand of alkaline batteries for longest life and best performance.
1.) Open the battery compartment by pressing on the “
” marks on the cover
and sliding it downward in the direction of the arrows.
2.) If necessary, fold the AC power cord as shown and push it back into the cord
storage compartment.
3.) Insert the 4 “AA” batteries into the battery compartment as shown. Be sure to
observe the polarity markings inside the compartment. If the batteries are
inserted incorrectly the unit will not work.
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2
4
1
1
4.) Slide the battery cover upward until it snaps back into place.
When the radio sound becomes weak or distorted it is time to change the batteries.
Replace all 4 batteries with fresh, new alkaline batteries at the same time. Do not
mix old and new batteries, or different types of batteries together.
Battery Precautions
• Replacement of batteries must be done by an adult.
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
• Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium) batteries.
• The supply terminals are not to be short-circuited.
• Non-rechargeable batteries are not to be recharged.
• Exhausted batteries are to be removed.
• Only batteries of the equivalent type are to be used.
• Batteries are to be inserted with the correct polarity.
• Dispose of batteries properly. Do not dispose of batteries in fire. The batteries may explode
or leak.
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
Front Panel
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4
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5
6
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7
8
Top Panel
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10
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12
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16
1.) PHONES Jack.
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10.) FM/TV/Weather Band Telescopic
Antenna.
2.) Speaker.
11.) WEATHER BAND FINE TUNING
3.) LCD CLOCK.
Control (Back Cabinet).
4.) VOLUME Control.
12.) Battery & AC Cord Compartment.
5.) Dial Pointer.
(Back Cabinet).
6.) TUNING Control.
13.) Display Back LIGHT Button.
7.) (AM-FM/TV1-TV2) BAND
14.) Clock MODE Button.
Selector Switch.
8.) POWER ON/OFF Switch.
15.) Clock SET Button.
9.) Carrying Handle (Back Cabinet).
16.) WEATHER Band Button.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Radio Operation
1.) Move the POWER ON/OFF selector switch to the “ON” position to turn the
radio ‘On’.
2.) Move the BAND Selector switch to select the desired band:
AM, FM/TV1 or TV2.
• Select AM to tune AM radio stations.
• Select FM/TV1 to tune FM radio stations and TV channels 2 through 6.
• Select TV2 to tune TV channels 7 through 13.
3.) Tune the desired station by rotating the TUNING control.
4.) Adjust the VOLUME control as desired.
5.) To turn the unit ‘Off’, move the POWER ON/OFF selector switch to the “OFF”
position.
Weather Band Operation
This radio receives continuous U.S. Government Weather Broadcasts from the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department
of Commerce.
This National Weather Radio service includes more than 750 transmitters covering
all 50 states and adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and
the U.S. Pacific Territories. The weather broadcasts are transmitted on seven
separate bands from 162.400 MHz to 162.550 MHz.
To hear the weather reports, press the WEATHER button on the top cabinet at any
time. If you were listening to another band the radio will automatically switch to the
weather band.
The volume level is fixed at optimum listening level on Instant Weather operation.
In order to increase or decrease the volume level, turn the volume control up or
down.
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Note:
Since the National Weather Radio transmitters operate at much lower
power than commercial radio stations, the volume on the weather band
will be lower than for AM/FM or TV bands. This is normal and not an
indication of any trouble with your unit. Adjust the VOLUME when listening
to the Weather Band if necessary.
If you do not hear the weather reports when you press the WEATHER button, very
slowly rotate the WEATHER BAND FINE TUNING control on the back cabinet of
the radio until you are receiving the frequency of the National Weather Radio
transmitter that is broadcasting in your area. You only need to do this one time,
unless you move to a different area. In that case you might have to adjust the
WEATHER BAND FINE TUNING control again.
Antennas
AM
This unit has a built-in ferrite rod antenna, which eliminates the need for an external
antenna, and provides adequate reception in most areas. If reception is weak,
turn the unit to improve reception.
FM, TV, WEATHER BAND
The telescopic antenna on the top of the
unit is for these bands only. If reception is
weak, adjust the length and direction of the
antenna.
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Setting The Date And Time
Note: The month and date are displayed numerically (MM/DD).
For example, February 28 th is displayed as “2 28”.
1.) Press the MODE button twice. The Month display
appears.
2.) Press the SET button repeatedly to advance the display to the correct month.
3.) Press the MODE button again. The Day display
appears.
4.) Press the SET button repeatedly to advance the display to the correct day.
5.) Press the MODE button again. The Hour display
appears together with either the “A” (AM) or “P”
(PM) indicator.
6.) Press the SET button repeatedly to advance the display to the correct hour,
AM or PM.
7.) Press the MODE button again. The Minutes
display appears.
8.) Press the SET button repeatedly to advance the display to the correct minute.
9.) Press the MODE button once more, then press
the SET button. The clock begins to run.
Note: To see the Date at any time, press the SET button. The display will
change from Time to Month/Date for a few seconds and then change back to
Time display automatically.
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Note:
This radio includes a special circuit that will keep the clock running for a certain
time after the batteries are exhausted, even if the unit is not connected to the
AC outlet. However if you do not replace the batteries for a long period of time
the clock will stop running and will need to be reset after fresh batteries are
installed.
Display Light
To see the time in low-light conditions, press the LIGHT button. The display lighting
will turn on for a few seconds and then shut off automatically.
Earphone Jack
For private listening, a PHONES jack is located on the left side of the radio. Plug in
the earphone (not included) and adjust the volume to a comfortable level. The
internal speaker is disconnected when the earphone is plugged into the radio.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
There are no user serviceable parts inside this radio.
Please refer all service problems to a qualified service facility.
Care Of Cabinets
If the cabinet becomes dusty, wipe the exterior with a soft dust cloth only.
Never use dusting sprays or polishes on the cabinet.
If the cabinet becomes dirty or smudged with fingerprints it may be wiped
with a soft cloth that has been slightly dampened with a mild soap and
water solution.
Always disconnect the AC power cord from the AC outlet before cleaning,
and never allow any liquid to get inside the cabinet.
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SERVICE
TO FIND THE LOCATION AND PHONE
NUMBER OF YOUR NEAREST SERVICE
CENTER PERMITTED TO PERFORM
WARRANTY...
CALL TOLL FREE: 1-800-695-0098
FOR ADDITIONAL SET-UP OR OPERATING ASSISTANCE
PLEASE CALL:
1-800-898-9020
FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, PLEASE WRITE TO:
Emerson Radio Corp.,
Consumer Affairs Dept.,
5101 Statesman Drive,
Irving, TX 75063.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Emerson Radio Corp. warrants manufacturing defects in original material, including
original parts and workmanship, under normal use and conditions, for a period of
ninety (90) days from the date of original purchase in the U.S. With your dated
proof of purchase, we will provide repair service at no charge for labor and parts
at an authorized Depot Repair Facility, or replace the product in our discretion.
For repair or replacement, pack your unit in a padded box, enclose your check or
money order payable to Emerson Radio Corp. in the amount of $5.00 (not required
by California residents) to cover shipping and handling costs, and enclose a copy
of your proof of purchase. Send your unit to:
Emerson Radio Corp.,
5101 Statesment Drive,
Irving, TX 75063.
This warranty does not cover damage from negligence, misuse, abuse, accident,
failure to follow operating instructions, commercial use, rental, repairs by an
unauthorized facility, or products purchased, used, serviced or damaged outside
of the United States.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY
ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
AU898H
The Serial Number can be found on the back cabinet. We suggest that you record
the Serial Number of your unit in the space below for future reference.
Model Number: RP6250
Serial Number:
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