Sony ICF-C160 User's Manual

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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
FM/AM Clock Radio
For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the
appliance, and keep this manual for future reference.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and described in
the operating instructions supplied with the appliance by Sony.
INSTALLATION
Operating Instructions
Water and Moisture
Do not install the appliance near water: for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool.
Heat
Do not install the appliance near sources of heat such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other appliances that produce heat.
Ventilation
ICF-C160
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Sony Corporation © 1997 Printed in Malaysia
Slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided for necessary ventilation.
To ensure reliable and safe operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these
slots and openings must never be blocked or covered.
Do not place the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface which may block the slots
and openings.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet, unless
proper ventilation is provided.
Carts and Stands
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or
moisture.
Before You Begin
Thank you for choosing the Sony Dream Machine!
The Dream Machine will give you many hours of
reliable service and listening pleasure.
Before operating the Dream Machine, please read
these instructions thoroughly and retain them for
future reference.
Features
•Dual alarm
•Date display
•Full power backup function to keep the clock, the
alarm (radio and buzzer) and the radio operation
during a power interruption with a 6F22 battery
(not supplied) installed.
This symbol 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.
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of important operating
and maintenance (servicing) instructions
in the literature accompanying the
appliance.
∗ The graphical symbols are on the bottom
enclosure.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
Do not install the appliance on an unstable table, shelf, cart or stand. Use only a cart or stand
recommended by Sony.
An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting
If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony.
USE
Power Source
Connect the appliance to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions
or as marked on the appliance.
Grounding or Polarization
Do not defeat the grounding or polarization feature of the AC power cord. If your AC receptacle
will not accept the power cord plug, contact your electrician to install a proper AC receptacle.
AC Receptacle
Check to make sure that the AC receptacle holds the power cord plug firmly and securely. If the
power cord plug is loose, contact your electrician to replace the defective and unsafe AC
receptacle.
Power-Cord Protection
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by having objects placed
on it, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits from
the appliance.
When not in use
Unplug the power cord of the appliance from the outlet when left unused for a long period of
time.
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.
Foreign Objects
Be careful that foreign objects and liquids do not enter the enclosure through openings.
Cleaning
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.
ANTENNAS
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outdoor antenna or cable system is installed, follow the precautions below.
An outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such power lines or circuits.
WHEN INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA SYSTEM, EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE
TAKEN TO KEEP FROM CONTACTING SUCH POWER LINES OR CIRCUITS AS CONTACT
WITH THEM IS ALMOST INVARIABLY FATAL.
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code provides information with
respect 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.
Antenna Grounding According to the National
Electrical Code
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Ground Clamps
Electric Service
Equipment
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC* Section 810-20)
Grounding Conductors
(NEC* Section 810-21)
Ground Clamps
—NEC National Electrical Code—
Power Service Grounding
Electrode System
(NEC* Art 250 Part H)
SERVICE
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and consult qualified service personnel when:
-the power cord or the plug has been damaged.
-a solid object or liquid has fallen into the cabinet.
-the appliance has been exposed to rain or moisture.
-the appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
-the appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
Do not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in the operating instructions. For
all other servicing refer to qualified service personnel only.
Installing the Battery
TIME SET
-+
ALARM
CLOCK A RADIO B BUZZER
To keep good time, your Dream Machine needs
one 6F22 battery (not supplied), in addition to
house current. The battery keeps the clock
operating in the event of a power interruption.
Before setting the time on your Dream Machine,
open the lid at the bottom of the unit, install the
battery with correct polarity and then close the lid.
• After a power interruption, the displayed time
may not be always correct (It may gain or lose
about 10 minutes per hour).
RADIO
OFF
ON
Knowing When To Replace the Battery
ALARM RESET/
OFF
• To check battery power, unplug the power cord
from the wall outlet and plug it in again after a
few minutes. If the displayed time is incorrect,
replace the battery with a new one.
SLEEP
Setting the Clock and
the Date
SNOOZ E / DA T E / S L EEP OF F
FM wire antenna
AC power cord
Enjoy falling asleep to the radio using the built-in
sleep timer that shuts off the radio automatically
at a preset time.
1
Press RADIO ON/SLEEP.
The radio turns on. It will go off after the
preset time has passed. You can set the
sleep timer of 90, 60, 45, 30 or 15
minutes.
Every push changes the display as
follows.
Current time n On n 90 n 60
15 N 30 N 45 N
The radio will play for the time you set, then shut
off.
Setting the Clock
Plug in the unit.
The display will flash “AM 12:00”.
2 While holding down CLOCK, press TIME
SET + or – until the correct time appears
in the display.
When you release CLOCK, the clock
begins to operate.
• To turn off the radio before the preset time,
press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF.
• To set the current time rapidly, keep pressing the
+ or – button while holding down CLOCK.
1 Set the alarm. (See “Setting the Alarm”.)
2 Set the sleep timer. (See “Setting the
Sleep Timer”.)
1
Display
Setting the Sleep
Timer
Setting the Date
While holding down SNOOZE/DATE/
SLEEP OFF, press TIME SET + or – until
the correct date appears in the display.
Then, release SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP
OFF.
To Use Both Sleep Timer
and Alarm Function
You can fall asleep to the radio sound and you
will be awakened by the radio/buzzer alarm at
the preset time.
1
AM
FM
• To display the date, press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP
OFF. The display returns to the current time
when you release SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF.
BAND
Playing the Radio
VOLUME
TUNING
1
2
3
4
Press RADIO ON to turn on the radio.
Select FM or AM using BAND.
Tune in a station using TUNING.
Adjust VOLUME to adjust the volume.
• To turn off the radio, press RADIO OFF.
• To improve radio reception
FM: Extend the FM wire antenna fully to improve
reception.
AM: Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum
reception. A ferrite bar antenna is built into
the unit.
Precautions
• Operate the unit on the power sources specified
in “Specifications”.
• To disconnect the power cord, pull it out by the
plug, not the cord.
• Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs, blankets,
etc.) or near materials (curtains, draperies) that
block the ventilation holes.
• Should anything fall into the unit, unplug the
unit and have it checked by qualified personnel
before operating it further.
• To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened
with a mild detergent solution.
Battery Warning
When the unit will be left unplugged for a long
time, remove the battery to avoid undue battery
discharge and damage to the unit from battery
leakage.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Specifications
Setting the Alarm
To set the radio alarm, first tune in a station and
adjust the volume.
1
While holding down ALARM A RADIO
(for the radio) or B BUZZER (for the
buzzer), press TIME SET + or – until the
desired time appears in the display.
When you release ALARM A or B, the
ALARM A or B indicator stops flashing
and lights up, and the current time
appears in the display.
The alarm will come on at the preset time
and automatically turn itself off after 59
minutes.
• If you set ALARM A and ALARM B at the same
desired time, only ALARM A will work.
• To shut off the alarm, press RADIO OFF•ALARM
RESET/OFF.
The alarm will come on at the preset time the
next day.
• To cancel either alarm, while holding down the
ALARM A or ALARM B button, press RADIO
OFF•ALARM RESET/OFF.
• To check the preset time, press ALARM A or B.
To Doze a Few More
Minutes
1 Press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF.
The radio or buzzer will shut off but will
automatically come on again after about 6
minutes. You can repeat this process as many
times as you like.
• You can reset the alarm time while activating the
snooze function.
Frequency range
FM : 87.5 – 108 MHz
AM: 530 – 1605 kHz
Speaker
Approx. 6.6 cm (2 5/8 inches) dia. 8 ohms
Power output
120 mW (at 10 % harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
120 V AC, 60 Hz
For power backup: 9 V DC, one 6F22 battery
Battery life
Approx. 35 hours using the Sony S-006P (U)
battery
Dimensions
Approx. 120 x 124 x 132 mm (w/h/d)
(4 3/4 x 5 x 5 1/4 inches) incl. projecting parts
and controls
Mass
Approx. 660 g (1 lb 7.2 oz) not incl. battery
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.