COBY electronic CR-A129 User's Manual

CR-A129
Digital AM/FM Alarm Clock Radio with
Touch-Sensitive Snooze
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Please read this manual carefully before operation
PRECAUTIONS
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.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of important operation and servicing instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
For Customer Use:
Enter below the serial number that is located on the unit. Retain this information for future reference.
Model No.
CR-A129
Serial No.
WARNING:
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this device to rain or moisture. Dangerous high
voltage is present inside the enclosure. Do not open the cabinet.
CAUTION:
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot of outlet and fully insert.
For recycling or disposal information about this product, please contact your
local authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance: www.eiae.org.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read Instructions: All the safety and operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
2. Retain Instructions: The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings: All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions: All operating and usage instructions should be followed.
5. Cleaning: Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
6. Attachments: Use only attachments recommended by the manufacturer.
Use of other attachments may be hazardous.
7. Water and Moisture: Do not use this product near water (e.g., near a bath
tub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in wet basements, or near a swimming pool and the like).
8. Accessories: Do not place this product on an unstable
cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. Use only with carts,
stands, tripods, brackets, or tables recommended by
the manufacturer or sold with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s
instructions and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
9. A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn.
10. Ventilation: Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to
ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating.
These openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed,
sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a
built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is
provided or the manufacturer instructions have been adhered to.
11. Power Sources: This product should be operated only from the type of
power source indicated on the rating label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. For products intended to operate from battery power or other sources,
refer to the operating instructions.
12. Grounding or Polarization: This product may be equipped with a polarized
alternating-current line plug that has one blade wider than the other. This plug
will only fit into the power outlet in one direction. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the direction of
the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact an electrician to replace the
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
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13. Power-Cord Protection: Power supply cords should be routed so that they
are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against
them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and at the point which they exit from the product.
14. Protective Attachment Plug: The product may be equipped with an attachment plug with overload protection. This is a safety feature. See the
operating instructions for replacement or directions to reset the protective
device. If replacement of the plug is required, be sure the service technician
has used a replacement plug that has the same overload protection as the
original plug as specified by the manufacturer.
15. Outdoor Antenna Grounding: If an outside antenna is connected to the
product, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of
the National Electrical Code, ANS/NFPA 70 provides information with regard
to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the
lead-in wire to an antenna-discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode (see figure).
16. Lightning: For added protection for this product, unplug it from the wall
outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system during a lightning storm
or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time. This will
prevent damage to the product due to lightning or power-line surges.
17. Power Lines: An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna
system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits, as contact with them might be fatal.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
18. Overloading: Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
19. Object and Liquid Entry: Never push objects of any kind into this product
through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or shout-out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind
on the product.
20. Servicing: Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
21. Damage Requiring Service: Unplug this product from the wall outlet and
refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a) when the power-supply or plug is damaged; b) if liquid has been spilled
or if objects have fallen into the product; c) if the product has been exposed
to rain or water; d) if the product does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions as improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation; e) if the product has been dropped
or damaged in any way; f) when the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance—this indicates a need for service.
22. Replacement Parts: When replacement parts are required, be sure that
your service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
23. Safety Check: Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product,
ask the service technician to perform safety checks to ensure that the product is in proper operating condition.
24. Wall or Ceiling Mounting: The product should be mounted to a wall or
ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
25. Heat: The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
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PRECAUTIONS....................................................................................... 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.................................................... 4
TABLE OF CONTENTS............................................................................ 7
FEATURES............................................................................................... 8
GETTING STARTED................................................................................. 9
CR-A129 at a Glance.............................................................................. 9
Top View....................................................................................... 9
Left View....................................................................................... 9
Rear View...................................................................................... 9
Power Connection................................................................................ 10
AC Power.................................................................................... 10
Battery Backup........................................................................... 10
CLOCK/ALARM MODE........................................................................11
Setting the Clock Time......................................................................... 11
Setting the Alarm Time......................................................................... 11
Setting the Alarm Mode.............................................................. 11
Turning the Alarm On/Off........................................................... 11
Snooze Function......................................................................... 12
Setting the Sleep Timer........................................................................ 12
RADIO MODE...................................................................................... 13
Basic Operation.................................................................................... 13
Tuning.......................................................................................... 13
Reception.................................................................................... 13
AUXILIARY MODE............................................................................... 14
Basic Operation.................................................................................... 14
TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................................................... 15
SPECIFICATIONS................................................................................. 16
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FEATURES
Thank you for purchasing a COBY CR-A129. Please read through this
manual carefully in order to have a better understanding of the performance and features of your alarm clock radio.
 Front-panel grill functions as a touch-sensitive snooze sensor
 Digital Green LED Time Display
 Alarm Clock with Snooze/Sleep Function
 Wake to Music or Buzzer
 AM/FM Radio
 3.5mm Audio Line-In Jack
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CR-A129 at a Glance
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Top View
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1. Audio Line-In
(Auxiliary Jack)
2. Power Switch
(On, Off, Auto)
3. Alarm Mode
Switch (Buzz,
Radio)
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4. Band Switch (FM, AM)
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5. FM Antenna
6. AC Power Cord
7. Alarm Set / Off
8. Time Set
14
9. Hour
10. Minutes
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11. Sleep
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12. Radio Tuning Indicator
13. Radio Frequency Band
Left View
14. Radio Tuning Dial
15. Volume Level Dial
Rear View
16. Battery Backup Compartment
17. Light Dial
18. Dimmer Switch (Low, High)
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GETTING STARTED
Power Connection
AC Power
This unit runs on AC 120V power.
Plug the AC Power Cord into a 120V household electrical wall outlet.
Do not connect the power plug to a power outlet other than that which is indicated here or on the label as
this may result in the risk of fire or electric shock.
Do not handle the power plug with wet hands. Doing
so may cause electric shock.
Battery Backup
The battery backup function maintains the clock time should the AC
power be interrupted. When power is restored, the correct time will
be displayed.
Connect one 9-volt battery (not included) to the battery terminals in
the battery compartment.
The time will not be displayed nor will any functions
be available during power failure.
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Setting the Clock Time
 To change the clock hour: while holding the TIME SET button, press
the HOUR button.
 The PM indicator on the display will light for “PM” hours.
 To change the clock minutes: while holding the TIME SET button,
press the MIN button.
Setting the Alarm Time
 To change the alarm hour: while holding the ALARM SET button,
press the HOUR button.
 The PM indicator on the display will light for “PM” hours.
 To change the alarm minutes: while holding the ALARM SET button,
press the MIN button.
Setting the Alarm Mode
You can set the alarm to wake to the radio or to a buzzer.
 To wake to radio, set the ALARM MODE switch to the “Radio” position.
 To wake to a buzzer, set the ALARM MODE switch to the “Buzzer”
position.
Turning the Alarm On/Off
When the alarm is turned on, an alert will sound for 1 hour and 59
minutes at the preset Alarm Time.
 To turn the alarm on, set the POWER switch to the “Auto” position
(the Auto indicator on the display will light).
 To turn the alarm off for the day, press the ALARM SET / OFF button. The alarm will be reset for the next day.
 To turn the alarm off completely, set the POWER switch to the “Off”
position.
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CLOCK/ALARM MODE
Snooze Function
When the alarm sounds, you can turn the alarm off temporarily for 9
minutes.
The entire front grill of the unit functions as the Snooze Sensor.
 Touch the front grill (Snooze Sensor) of the unit when the alarm
sounds. The alarm will resume automatically after 9 minutes.
 You may continue to activate the snooze function for one hour.
 To turn the alarm off, you may press the ALARM SET/OFF button.
Setting the Sleep Timer
The sleep timer allows you to go to sleep to music. The radio will turn
itself off automatically at the end of the timer. To set the sleep timer:
 Press SLEEP. The display will show “0:59” to indicate that the radio
will turn off automatically after 59 minutes.
 Hold SLEEP and press MINUTE to shorten the sleep timer.
 To turn off the radio before the sleep timer has elapsed, touch the
front grill (Snooze Sensor).
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RADIO MODE
Basic Operation
1. Set the POWER switch to the “On” position to turn the player on.
2. Set the BAND switch to:
 AM: Listen to AM broadcasts.
 FM: Listen to FM broadcasts.
Tuning
 Turn the Radio Tuning Dial to change the station frequency.
 The current station is displayed by the Radio Tuning Indicator/
Radio Frequency Band.
Reception
 For FM broadcasts, extend the FM antenna fully and adjust its position for best reception.
 For AM broadcasts, the unit should be positioned for best signal
strength (the AM antenna is built into the unit).
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AUXILIARY MODE
Auxiliary (Aux) mode allows you to play any audio device (e.g., MP3,
CD, cassette player, etc.) through your CR-A129 radio.
Basic Operation
1. Use a 3.5mm male-to-male audio cable to connect the Headphone
jack of an audio device to the CR-A129 Audio Line-In jack.
 The CR-A129 sound output will be replaced by the external audio
source once the cable connection is made. The CR-A129 sound
output will resume once the cable is disconnected.
2. Start playback on the external audio device.
 If the alarm turns on during auxiliary mode playback, the external
audio output will be replaced by the alarm. Turn the alarm off to
return to auxiliary mode playback.
You must use the external audio device to control
playback
To avoid distortion, do not set the volume from the
external audio device to very high levels.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If you have a problem with this device, please read the troubleshooting
guide below and check our website at www.cobyusa.com for Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQs) and firmware updates. If these resources do
not resolve the problem, please contact Technical Support.
COBY Electronics Technical Support
Address:
56-65 Rust St.
Maspeth, NY 11378
Hours:
8:30 AM–11:00 PM EST, seven days a week
Phone:
800-681-2629 or 718-416-3197
Email:
techsupport@cobyusa.com
Web:
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There is no power to the device.
 Ensure that the power cord is securely connected to the unit and the
proper wall outlet.
There is no sound.
 Try adjusting the volume.
 Ensure that nothing is connected to the AUDIO IN jack.
The sound is distorted.
 The unit may be positioned too closely to a large appliance (e.g., a
TV or refrigerator). If possible, turn the appliance off or move the unit
to another location.
 Ensure that the radio is in broadcast reception range.
 Decrease the volume level.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Power Supply
AC 120V 60Hz
5W
Tuning System
AM: 530 - 1710kHz
FM: 88 - 108MHz
Audio Output
Stereo Speakers (x2)
Audio Input
3.5mm Aux Line-In
Output Power
500mW
Speaker Impedance
16Ω x 2
Operating Conditions
Humidity: 50 - 90%
Temperature: 50 - 113ºF
Specifications and manual are subject to change without notice.
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