Emerson AC100 Owner`s manual

Dual Alarm Clock
with SmartSet
®
Auto Time Setting System
(U.S. Patent No. 6,567,344)
OWNER’S MANUAL
AC100
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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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I M P O R TAN T N O T E S
• Avoid installing this unit in places
• Operate controls and switches as
exposed to direct sunlight or close to
described in the manual.
heat radiating appliances such as
• Before turning on the power, make
electric heaters, on top of other stereo
certain that the power cord is properly
equipment that radiates too much
installed.
heat, places lacking ventilation or dusty
• When moving the set, be sure to first
areas, places subject to constant
disconnect the AC power cord.
vibration and/or humid or moist areas.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to
the condition that this device does not cause harmful interference.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
POWER SOURCE
This clock is designed to operate on normal 120V 60Hz AC power only. Do not
attempt to operate the clock on any other power source. You could cause damage
to the clock that is not covered by your warranty.
This clock should be connected to an AC outlet that is always ‘live’. Do not connect
it to an outlet that is controlled by a wall switch. When the power to the clock is
interrupted, the built in lithium battery takes over to maintain the time and alarm
settings. To maximize the life of the lithium battery keep the clock connected to a
‘live’AC outlet at all times
You will note that this system is equipped with a polarized AC power plug having
one blade wider than the other. This is a safety feature. If this plug does not fit into
your existing AC outlet, do not try to defeat this
safety feature by filing the wide blade to make
it fit into your outlet. If this plug will not fit into
your outlet, you probably have an out-dated
non-polarized AC outlet. You should have your
outlet changed by a qualified licensed
electrician.
AC Outlet
AC Plug
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P R E PAR AT I O N F O R U S E
UNPACKING AND SET UP
• Remove the unit from the carton and remove all packing material from
the unit. We suggest that you save the packing material, if possible, in
the unlikely event that your unit ever needs to be returned for service.
The original carton and packing material is the only safe way to pack
your unit 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 bottom of your unit and write this number
in the space provided on Warranty Page of this manual.
• Place your clock on a level surface such as a table, desk or shelf,
convenient to an AC outlet, out of direct sunlight, and away from sources
of excess heat, dirt, dust, moisture, humidity, or vibration.
• Unwind the AC power cord and extend it to its full length.
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LOCATION OF CONTROL AND INDICATORS
5
4
AM
3
6
ALM 1
2
ALM 2
7
LOW BATT.
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
SUN
1
8
9
12
13
14
15
16
17
11
18
Mont
e
h/Dat
Time
Time Zone Alarm Mode
Alarm 1
Alarm 2
Year
10
SNOOZE
Up
19
n
Dow
20
1.) LOW BATT. Indicator.
11.) AC Power Cord.
2.) ALM (Alarm) 1 ‘On’Indicator. 12.) Month/Date Setting Button.
13.) Time Setting Button.
3.) Dimmer Selector Switch.
14.) Time Zone Button.
(High/Low)
15.) Alarm Mode Button.
4.) AM Indicator.
(Weekdays/Weekends/Everyday Alarm).
5.) Time/Date Display.
6.) Alarm Selector Switch.
16.) Alarm 1 Setting Button.
17.) Alarm 2 Setting Button.
(Off/1/2/Dual).
7.) ALM (Alarm) 2 ‘On’Indicator. 18.) Back Up Battery Compartment.
(Bottom cabinet.)
8.) Buzzer (At back cabinet).
19.) Up Button.
9.) Day Indicators.
20.) Down Button.
10.) SNOOZE Button.
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O P E R AT I N G I N S T R U C T I O N S
SETTING THE TIME, THE FIRST TIME
IMPORTANT: The first time you connect your new SmartSet® alarm clock to the
AC outlet the internal computer will automatically set the time correctly for the
Eastern Time Zone, which is the initial default setting. The display will scan for a
few seconds and then show the correct Day and Time in the Eastern zone. If you
live in the Eastern Time zone, there’s nothing else to do. Your clock is set correctly
and running.
If you do not live in the Eastern Time zone you must change the default zone
display to your own zone. You only do this one time and the SmartSet® will remember
the new default zone setting and will always return to that setting after a power
interruption.
There are 7 time zones programmed into your SmartSet® alarm clock as follows:
ZONE 1
—
Atlantic Time
ZONE 2
—
Eastern Time
ZONE 3
—
Central Time
ZONE 4
—
Mountain Time
ZONE 5
—
Pacific Time
ZONE 6
—
Yukon Time
ZONE 7
—
Hawaiian Time
(Default Setting)
To change the default time zone display, depress the Time Zone button.
The number “2” will appear on the display
indicating that the default zone is ZONE 2, Eastern
Time.
Hold the Time Zone button and then press either the Up or Down buttons until
your own time zone appears on the display, then release the buttons. The clock
display will change to the correct time in the time zone you selected. The clock will
always return to the correct time in the zone you selected after every power
interruption. If you move to a different time zone, simply change the default zone
display to the new zone and the SmartSet® will remember that setting for you.
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DATE DISPLAY
To see the correct date at any time, depress the Month/Date button. The display
changes from time to month and date (MM/DD).
For example, May 21st will appear as “5 21”.
When you release the Month/Date button the display returns to the correct time.
YEAR DISPLAY
To see the correct year, depress the Time and Month/Date buttons together.
The display changes from time to year.
When you release the Time and Month/Date buttons the display returns to the
correct time.
DAYLIGHT SAVING AND LEAP YEAR ADJUSTMENTS
All Daylight Saving and Leap Year adjustments are made automatically by
the SmartSet® internal computer as follows:
• Start of Daylight Saving Time:
At “2:00 AM” on the 2nd Sunday in March, the clock will automatically
advance to “3:00 AM”.
• End of Daylight Saving Time:
At “3:00 AM” on the 1st Sunday in November, the clock will automatically
reset to “2:00 AM”.
• Leap Year:
At “12:00 Midnight” on February 28th, the calendar display will change
to “2 29”.
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MANUAL TIME ADJUSTMENTS
Some people like to set their clocks 5 to 10 minutes fast to make sure that they will
always be on time. Even though the SmartSet® sets the time by itself, you still have
the option of adjusting the time manually if you wish.
To manually adjust the time display depress and hold the Time button, and press
either the Up or Down buttons to adjust the time display ahead or back as desired.
Each press of the Up or Down buttons will change the display by one minute. If
you hold the Up or Down buttons the display will continue to change. The display
will change slowly at first, one minute at a time. But if you continue holding the Up
or Down buttons the display will change rapidly.
Note: If you manually adjust the time, your new setting is entered into the
SmartSet ® memory. If the power is interrupted, the display will return to
your new setting, not the original setting, when the power is restored.
ADJUSTING THE WAKE UP TIMES
Your SmartSet ® alarm clock has two separate alarms that can be set and used
independently. You may use the alarms to wake two people at different times, or
you may use one alarm for weekdays and the other for weekend wake up times.
The procedure for adjusting the wake up time is the same for both Alarm 1 and
Alarm 2.
1.) Depress and hold either the Alarm 1 or Alarm 2 setting button. The display will
change from the correct time to the Alarm 1 or Alarm 2 wake up time.
2.) While holding the Alarm 1 or Alarm 2 setting button, depress either the Up or
Down button to move the display ahead or back to your desired wake up time.
3.) When the desired wake up time appears on the display, release the Up or
Down buttons.
Note: Be sure that you have set the wake up time correctly by observing the
AM indicator. If the AM indicator is ‘On’the wake up time is “AM”. If the AM
indicator is ‘Off’, the wake up time is “PM”.
4.) When the desired wake up time (AM or PM) appears on the display, release
the Alarm 1 or Alarm 2 setting buttons.
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SELECTING THE ALARM MODE
Your SmartSet® alarm clock allows you to select from among three different alarm
operation modes for either alarm. The alarm modes are:
• Weekdays only – the alarm will only turn on Monday through Friday;
• Weekends only – the alarm will only turn on Saturday and Sunday;
• Everyday – the alarm will turn on all 7 days.
To check the Alarm Mode setting for Alarm 1, depress the Alarm 1 setting button.
The display will show the Alarm 1 wake up time and the day of the week indicators
will show you the alarm mode which is selected.
• If all 7 indicators are ‘On’, the Everyday mode is selected.
• If only the Monday through Friday indicators are ‘On’, the Weekdays only mode
is selected.
• If only the Saturday and Sunday indicators are ‘On’, the Weekends only mode is
selected.
To change the Alarm Mode setting for Alarm 1, hold the Alarm 1 setting button and
press the Alarm Mode button until the day indicators show the desired mode
setting, Weekdays only, Weekends only, or Everyday operation. Release the Alarm
Mode and Alarm 1 setting buttons and the display will return to the correct time.
Follow the same procedure to select the desired Alarm Mode setting for Alarm 2 if
necessary.
CHECKING THE WAKE UP TIMES AND ALARM MODE
Whenever you want to check the wake up time or the alarm mode settings, simply
press either the Alarm 1 or Alarm 2 setting buttons. The display will change from
correct time to wake up time and the day indicators will show you the alarm mode
which is currently selected.
Release the Alarm 1 or Alarm 2 setting buttons to return to correct time.
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WAKE TO BUZZER
NOTE: Alarm 1 and Alarm 2 have different buzzer sounds.
• Alarm 1 is a “Single beep” sound.
• Alarm 2 is a “Double beep” sound.
You will be able to tell which alarm is going off by the sound that it makes.
1.) Reconfirm the wake up time and alarm mode settings for the alarm you are
using, Alarm 1, Alarm 2, or both alarms.
2.) Set the Alarm selector switch for 1, 2 or Dual position. The appropriate ALM 1
and/or ALM 2 indicators will light up to confirm that the alarms are set.
3.) At the selected wake up time the buzzer will sound. It will continue for one hour
and then shut off automatically.
4.) To stop the buzzer sooner, press either the appropriate Alarm 1 or Alarm 2
button. The buzzer will stop but the alarm remains set and will turn the buzzer
on again at the same time on the following day (depending on the Alarm Mode
setting).
5.) If you do not want the alarm to turn the buzzer on the following day, set the
Alarm selector to the “Off” position.
SNOOZE ALARM
After the buzzer alarm sounds in the morning you may press the SNOOZE button
for a few more minutes sleep. The respective ALM indicator will flash.
The alarm will stop for approximately 9 minutes and then turn on again. You may
repeat the Snooze operation up to seven times if desired, but after the seventh
time the alarm will not turn on again.
DIMMER CONTROL
The Dimmer control was set to the High position at our factory. If you find the
clock display is too bright in a darkened room, set the Dimmer control to the Low
position.
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CHANGING THE LITHIUM BATTERY
Like all batteries, eventually the built in lithium battery will need to be replaced. A
number of factors, such as, the length of time between the date the clock was
manufactured and the date you plugged it in for the first time determine the amount
of time before replacement. During this initial storage period, the lithium battery is
supplying power to the SmartSet® computer memory. Once you plug the clock in,
your household outlet supplies the power, and the battery is not being used. A
fresh lithium battery can supply power to the SmartSet ® computer for at least 3
years even if it is never connected to an AC power supply. If your clock was
connected to your AC supply within a few months after it was manufactured, and
you experience only the normal, nuisance type, short duration power interruptions,
your battery may last for up to 5 years or even longer.
When the battery power drops below a certain level, the LOW BATT. indicator will
‘flash’. When you see this indicator, you should change the battery as soon as it is
convenient for you to do so. To change the battery proceed as follows:
1.) Purchase a replacement 3V lithium battery wherever batteries are sold. The
battery type is CR2430 or equivalent.
2.) Remove the battery from its package so it is ready to install.
IMPORTANT: Leave the clock power cord connected to your AC outlet.
This will provide power to the SmartSet ® computer memory while the
original lithium battery is removed.
3.) Turn the clock up side down and use a small screwdriver to remove the two
screws securing the battery cover to the cabinet.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO LOSE THESE SMALL SCREWS!!
4.) Remove the battery cover. Then remove the original battery and insert the
new battery into the holder the same way, with the negative (–) side facing up.
5.) Replace the battery cover and re-install
the two screws.
6.) Turn the clock right side up and confirm
that the LOW BATT. indicator is ‘Off’.
7.) Save these instructions. You’ll have to
do this again five to eight years from
now!
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RESETTING THE CLOCK AFTER A TOTAL MEMORY LOSS
If you do not change the built in lithium battery within a reasonable period of time
after you see the ‘flashing’LOW BATT. warning indicator, the lithium battery may
become exhausted and will no longer be able to supply back up power to the
SmartSet ® internal computer. If the unit is disconnected from the AC outlet after
the battery is exhausted, or if a power interruption occurs, the SmartSet® memory
will be lost and the clock will need to be reset when the power is restored. Be sure
to install a fresh lithium battery before you reset the clock, otherwise the clock will
need to be reset each time the power is interrupted.
If the lithium battery is exhausted and you experience an interruption in the AC
power supply, the clock will reset itself to its initial default setting when the power is
restored.
The initial default setting is “12:00 AM, Saturday, January 1st (1 1), 2005”.
If you notice that the time on your SmartSet® clock is completely incorrect, and the
day indicator is also wrong, press the Month/Date buttons to see the date. If the
date display is showing “1 1” (January 1 st), you probably experienced a total
memory loss.
To reset the clock after a total memory loss, proceed as follows:
1.) Follow the instructions on page 10 and install a new CR2430 lithium battery in
the battery compartment.
2.) Connect the clock to your AC outlet and let the clock set itself.
3.) Depress the Time and Month/Date buttons together. The display will change
from ‘time’to ‘year’.
While holding the Time and Month/Date buttons, press the Up button to set
the display to the correct year, then release the buttons.
4.) Depress the Month/Date button. The display will change from ‘time’ to
‘month/date’(mm/dd).
While holding the Month/Date button, press the Up or Down buttons to set
the display to the correct month and date. The Day indicator will change
automatically as you adjust the month/date settings. When the correct month
and date appear on the display, release the buttons.
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5.) Depress the Time button and the Up or Down buttons to set the display to the
correct time. Be sure to confirm that you have set the time correctly to ‘AM’or
‘PM’by observing the AM indicator.
6.) After you set the time, reconfirm that the Day, and Month/Date displays are still
correct. Make final adjustments if necessary.
The SmartSet® clock memory is now reset and the new lithium battery will maintain
it for the next 5 to 8 years, depending on the number and duration of the power
outages you experience.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
After resetting the clock, don’t forget to reset your wake up times, and alarm
mode settings as well.
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C AR E AN D M AI N T E N AN C E
If the cabinet becomes dusty, wipe it with a soft cloth. If the cabinet becomes
smudged or dirty, clean it with a soft, slightly dampened cloth. Never allow
water or any liquid to get inside the cabinet. Never use any abrasive cleaners
or cleaning pads as these will damage the finish of your radio.
LITHIUM BATTERY PRECAUTIONS
• Dispose of the old battery properly. Do not leave it lying around where a
young child or pet could play with, or swallow it. If the battery is swallowed,
contact a physician immediately.
• Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not attempt to recharge it or
disassemble it. Do not dispose of the old battery in a fire.
TO FIND THE LOCATION AND PHONE
NUMBER OF YOUR NEAREST SERVICE
CENTER PERMITTED TO PERFORM
WARRANTY...
SERVICE
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 $9.00 (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 Statesman 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.
AU898M
The Serial Number of your clock is located on a label on the bottom of the cabinet.
We suggest that you record the Serial Number in the space below for future
reference.
Model No: AC100
Serial Number:
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