Audiovox Skybox Owner`s manual

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Survival Skybox
Multi-Function Emergency Radio
Owner’s Manual
What’s in this package?............................................................................................... 1
Tour of the Survival Skybox: Front View................................................................... 1
Tour of the Survival Skybox: Top View and Back Panel.........................................2
Before You Start: Charge Up the Survival Skybox.................................................2
Setting the Time and Date...........................................................................................3
Lighting function...........................................................................................................3
Mobile Phone Charging................................................................................................3
Setting Up Bluetooth Wireless...................................................................................4
Streaming Audio With Bluetooth................................................................................4
AM/FM/Weather Band Radios....................................................................................5
Using AM/FM/Weather Band radio............................................................................5
Alert Function.................................................................................................................5
Alarm Clock.....................................................................................................................5
Sleep function................................................................................................................5
Specifications.................................................................................................................6
Limited 12 Month Warranty......................................................................................... 6
Pour des instructions en français, se reporter à la page 7.
Para obtener instrucciones en español, consulte la página 15.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE READ AND SAVE THIS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Some of the following information may not apply to your particular product; however, as
with any electronic product, precautions should be observed during handling and use.
Precautions for the unit
• Do not use the unit immediately after transportation from a cold place to a warm place; condensation
problems may result.
• Do not store the unit near fire, places with high temperature or in direct sunlight. Exposure to direct
sunlight or extreme heat (such as inside a parked car) may cause damage or malfunction.
• Clean the unit with a soft cloth or a damp chamois leather. Never use solvents.
• The unit must only be opened by qualified personnel.
FCC Information
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.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of 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:
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
• Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
• Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
• 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.
• Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specifi ed 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.
• Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
• The AC/DC adapter supplied with this product is intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or fl
oor mount position.
• Do not use unauthorized chargers or power adapters. Use only chargers or power adapters that
came with your product or that is listed in the user’s guide.
• Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
• Do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. This product does not contain customer serviceable
components.
• Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects fi lled with liquids, such as
vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
• Always leave suffi cient space around the product for ventilation. Do not place product in or on a
bed, rug, in a bookcase or cabinet that may prevent air fl ow through vent openings.
• Do not place lighted candles, cigarettes, cigars, etc. on the product.
• Care should be taken so that objects do not fall into the product.
• Do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. This product does not contain customer serviceable
components.
• The marking information is located at the back of apparatus.
• To be completely disconnect the power input, the AC/DC adapter of apparatus shall be disconnected
from the mains.
• AC/DC adapter is a disconnect device. The AC/DC adapter should not be obstructed OR should be
easily accessed during intended use.
• The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as
newspaper, table-cloths, curtains etc.
• No naked flame sources, such as lighted candled, should be placed on the apparatus.
• Attention should be drawn to the environmental aspects of battery disposal.
• The use of apparatus in moderate climates.
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• 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.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by VOXX Accessories Corporation could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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RF Exposure Warning
This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with provided instructions and the
antenna(s) used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20
cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna
or transmitter. End-users and installers must be provide with antenna installation instructions and
transmitter operating conditions for satisfying RF exposure compliance.
Industry Canada Regulatory Information
This device complies with RSS-210 of the Industry Canada Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: 1) this device may not cause interference and 2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
IC Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth
for an uncontrolled environment.
Industry Canada Regulatory Information
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B)
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Important battery information
Warning: Your product contains a battery and charging system which is designed to work in
temperatures that do not exceed 50°C (122°F). Leaving this product in a closed automobile or the
trunk of an automobile where temperatures may exceed 50°C may result in permanent battery
damage, fi re, or explosion. Please remove your product from the automobile when you exit, do not
place your product in the trunk of your automobile, and do not leave your product in any location
where temperatures may exceed 50°C.
Ecology
Your product must be disposed of properly according to local laws and regulations. Because this
product contains a battery, the product must be disposed of separately from the household waste.
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Be prepared. The Survival Skybox has the tools to help you get the information and power you need whenever and wherever you need
it. It is the perfect addition to the garage, the rec room, or anywhere at home or away. Bluetooth wireless lets you enjoy music or other
audio from your smartphone through the Survival Skybox’s stereo speakers whenever and wherever you want. And a suite of essential
emergency preparedness tools means you’ll be ready when the unexpected happens, with weather and news when other sources are down,
mobile phone charging, a built-in flashlight with emergency beacon, and time/date and temperature info on the Survival Skybox’s digital
display. Best of all, the Survival Skybox’s rechargeable battery can be recharged via AC adapter, or via the built-in solar panel or crankpowered dynamo if you’re off the grid.
What’s in this package?
• AC power adapter
• This user guide
• The Survival Skybox Multi-Function Emergency Radio
Tour of the Survival Skybox: Front View
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Tour of the Survival Skybox: Top View and Back Panel
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Before You Start:
Charge Up the Survival Skybox
Plugging in for power
1. Open the door covering the DC IN jack on the Survival Skybox’s
back panel. Connect the adapter to the DC IN jack of the
Survival Skybox.
2. Connect the AC power adapter to a convenient wall outlet
(Fig. 1). The Survival Skybox starts charging and the battery
indicator flashes. When the battery is full, the indicator will stop
flashing. A full charge takes approximately 5 hours.
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Solar Charging
The solar panel charges the Survival Skybox’s internal battery. It
could take 45 hours under strong sunlight. The charging icon will be
shown on the display while charging (Fig. 2).
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Hand-Crank Charging
The hand crank charges the Survival Skybox’s internal battery.
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1. Open the hand crank.
2. Grip the Survival Skybox with
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Setting the Time and Date
Lighting function
When you first plug in or charge the Survival Skybox, the front
display will show “12:00” for the time. Setting the time and date is
easy...here’s how.
Press the
(light) button on the top panel of the Survival
Skybox to turn on the flashlight. When the Survival Skybox is fully
charged, the light can work up to 5 hours consecutively. For every
minute of hand-cranking at 120 RPM, the flashlight can work up
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to 3 minutes consecutively. Press the
turn on the red flash light for emergency. Press the
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button again to turn off the light.
To set the time and date:
1. Make sure the radio is off. Press the button to turn it off if it
isn’t already.
2. Press and hold the SET button on the front panel until the hour
digits (“12”) start flashing. This means you can set the hour. Use
the and buttons on the front panel to set the current hour.
3. Once you’ve set the correct hour, press the SET button again.
The minutes digits (“00”) start flashing, which means you can
set the minutes. Use the and buttons on the front panel to
set the current minutes.
4. Once you’ve set the correct minutes, press the SET button
again. The year (“2012”) starts flashing, which means you can
set the current year. Use the and buttons on the front
panel to set the current year.
5. Once you’ve set the correct year, press the SET button again.
The Month digits (“12”) start flashing, which means you can set
the current month. Use the and buttons on the front panel
to set the current month.
6. Once you’ve set the correct month, press the SET button again.
The Date digits (“01”) start flashing, which means you can set
the date. Use the and buttons on the front panel to set the
current date.
7. Once you’ve set the correct date, press the SET button again.
Now you can change whether the clock shows the time in
12-hour (for example, 3:30 PM) or 24-hour (for example, 15:30)
format. The default is the 12-hour format. Press the buttons
to change to the 24-hour format, or press SET to keep the 12hour format.
That’s it! The time and date are set. If you need to make a change
to any of these settings, just press and hold the SET button when
the radio is off and press SET until you see the setting you want to
change.
Mobile Phone Charging
1. Press the
button to turn on mobile phone charging mode.
Lift the rubber cover of the PHONE CHARGER jack on the
Survival Skybox’s back panel.
2. Plug one end of your charging cable into the PHONE CHARGER
port behind the door on the Survival skybox’s back panel. Plug
the other end of your charging cable into the USB charging port
on your mobile phone.
IMPORTANT: The Survival Skybox may not charge all models of
all brands of mobile phones. Phone adapters are not included
(you’ll have to use the cable that came with your mobile phone).
3. After the connection, hand-crank the Survival Skybox to
enable mobile phone charging. (If the battery is full, the Survival
Skybox could directly charge the mobile phone without handcranking motion.)
4. After charging press the
button to turn off mobile phone
charging mode and disconnect USB cable. Cover the back panel
connections with rubber cover.
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The Survival Skybox’s mobile phone charging feature is intended to
provide an emergency battery charge of your mobile phone battery
so you could make an emergency phone call. Percentage will vary
due to your mobile phone and Survival Skybox’s internal battery
charge. If the Survival Skybox’s internal battery runs out of charge,
disconnect your mobile phone USB cable form the Survival Skybox
and use the hand crank to give the internal battery enough charge
to then return to phone charging again.
NOTES: Phone talking time will differ from phone to phone.
NOTE! Charging of mobile phone battery will be limited due to size
of internal Survival Skybox’s battery. It is intended for emergencies
to provide enough charge to make an emergency call or send
emergency text. You may use Dynamo to continue charging after
internal battery has been depleted to continue to charge your
mobile phone.
IMPORTANT: The Survival Skybox may not charge all models of all
brands of mobile phones. Phone adapters are not included (you’ll
have to use the cable that came with the device).
Setting Up Bluetooth Wireless
Pairing
The Bluetooth-enabled device that you wish to stream audio to
your Survival Skybox must first be paired to the Survival Skybox.
The process is simple, and in most cases the pairing process needs
to be done only once.
To pair your Bluetooth-enabled device with the Survival Skybox:
1. Make sure your mobile phone’s Bluetooth is turned on. See the
wireless and/or network settings menu on your phone to check.
2. If the Survival Skybox isn’t already on, press the button to
turn it on and then press the button. “BLUE” will be shown on
the display and the backlit of the Tuning knob and Volume knob
will be flashing rapidly.
3. Open the Bluetooth settings menu on your device. Select
“Weather Radio” from the list of devices available (you might
have to scan for devices). If your device asks for a password,
enter “0000”.
4. A confirmation screen will appear on your phone once the
Survival Skybox and your phone are successfully paired. The
backlight stays lit to indicate successful connection. The
Survival Skybox is now ready for you to stream audio from your
phone.
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5. Turn the volume on your phone to at least 3/4 max, then start
playing something on the phone. Control the Survival Skybox
volume on the Survival Skybox itself, using the Volume knob.
NOTE: If you notice the sound from the Survival Skybox is
distorted, turn down your phone’s volume.
Reconnecting
When you turn it on, the Survival Skybox reconnects automatically
with the last paired device. When you leave the Bluetooth operating
range with the Survival Skybox turned ON, it disconnects. When
you come back into the Bluetooth operating range, your device will
be re-connected.
Streaming Audio With Bluetooth
Once you’ve paired and connected your device with the Survival
Skybox, you can control music playback from the palm of your
hand. Select your music, stop it, change songs and playlists, all right
from your device’s screen.
To adjust volume: Turn the Survival Skybox’s Volume knob.
To disconnect from the Multi-Function Jobsite Radio: Either turn
Bluetooth off on your device or choose “Disconnect” from the list of
options in your device’s Bluetooth settings.
To reconnect with the Survival Skybox: Just turn the Survival
Skybox on and wait a few seconds for the Survival Skybox to find
and connect to your device. If the Survival Skybox still hasn’t found
your device (which may happen if, for instance, another device has
been connected after yours) make sure the Survival Skybox isn’t
connected to another device currently. Then select the “Weather
Radio” from the list of Bluetooth connections available in your
device’s Bluetooth menu to connect to it.
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The Survival Skybox lets you listen to local weather band, as well as
your local AM and FM radio stations.
To turn the radio on/off: Press the button.
To change between AM, FM, or WB (weather band): Press the BAND
button. The display shows which mode the radio is in: AM, FM, or WB
(weather band).
To increase or decrease radio volume: Turn the Volume knob left to
decrease or right to increase the radio volume.
Setting the Alarm
1. When the Survival Skybox is off, press and hold ALARM until the
clock flashes to enter the alarm setting mode.
2. Press / to set the time. Press and hold / to decrease or
increase the time value quickly.
3. Press ALARM to confirm and exit.
Using AM/FM/Weather Band radio
To tune to FM, AM or Weather Band radio frequencies: Turn the
Tuning knob to go up or down through each radio frequency while
in FM or AM radio mode. Turn the Tuning knob to scan through
frequencies until you find a station you would like to listen or until
you hear the weather information.
Alert Function
1. Press the button to turn on the Survival Skybox.
2. Press the BAND button to select WB (weather band) (Alert
function is not available in FM/AM mode).
3. Press and hold the ALERT button. “ALE” will be shown on the
display and an ALERT icon will be flashing which indicates Alert
mode is enabled.
4. When a NOAA alert signal is received, the Survival Skybox
will switch on automatically and broadcast the Weather Band
information.
5. To turn off the Alert mode, press and hold the ALERT/SN button.
Enabling/Disabling the Alarm
When the Survival Skybox is off, press ALARM to enable or disable
the alarm.
• To silence the alarm function momentarily, press ALERT/SN. The
alarm will turn on again when the snooze period (5 minutes) is
over.
• To turn off and disable the alarm, press the ALARM button.
• If you would like the alarm to activate again the next day, press
the ALARM button and the ALARM indicator will show on the
display.
Sleep function
In sleep mode, the unit will turn off automatically after a specified
time (up to 90 minutes).
1. Press and hold the button until you see “90” in the display.
Then press the button repeatedly to cycle through the
available durations for Sleep Mode (90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20
or 10 minutes.) Note that the Survival Skybox will automatically
turn on when initiating SLEEP mode, and it will stay on for the
duration of the selected Sleep time.
2. To cancel the sleep function, press the button.
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Specifications
Limited 12 Month Warranty
Built-in battery: 3.7V 1800mAh
Life per charge
Flashlight: 5hrs
Distress light: 31hrs
Radio playback: 7hrs
Bluetooth playback: 5hrs
Mobile device charge/talktime: 1.5hrs*
DC input: 5V 0.8A
Time to 100% battery charge via DC input: ~5hrs
Solar panel: 5V/100mA (sunlight intensity: 38,000 LUX)
Time to 100% battery charge via solar power: ~45hrs @ 38,000 LUX
Handcrank power: 2.5W @ 120rpm
Time to 70% battery charge via handcrank: 3hrs @ 120rpm
Power yield
1min handcranking @ 120rpm: 3mins flashlight
3min handcranking @ 120rpm: 9mins flashlight
5mins phone talktime*
12mins radio (moderate volume)
USB Output Voltage: 5V ± 0.25
Maximum power consumption of LED lighting: 1W
Flashlight LED lifespan: >10,000hrs
Radio Specification:
AM frequencies
520 ~ 1710kHz
FM frequencies
87.5 ~ 108MHz
Weather Band
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162.400MHz
2CH
162.425MHz
3CH
162.450MHz
4CH
162.475MHz
5CH
162.500MHz
6CH
162.525MHz
7CH
162.550MHz
Voxx Accessories Corp. warrants that for 12 months from date of
purchase, it will replace this product if found to be defective in materials
or workmanship. Return it to the address below for a replacement with a
current equivalent. This replacement is the company’s sole obligation under
this warranty. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR USE IS DISCLAIMED. This warranty excludes defects
or damage due to misuse, abuse, or neglect. Incidental or consequential
damages are disclaimed where permitted by law. This warranty does not
cover product purchased, serviced or used outside the United States or
Canada.
U.S.A.: Audiovox Return Center, 150 Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, New York
11788
CANADA: Audiovox Return Center, c/o Genco, 6685 Kennedy Road, Unit #3
Door 14, Mississauga Ontario L5T 3A5
*Minutes will vary by phone type, operating system, and settings.
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