Sony ICF-C1PJ Operating Instructions

4-528-478-11(2)
FM/AM Clock Radio
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this
guide thoroughly and retain it for future
reference.
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product in the USA
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Owner’s Record
©2014 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
ICF-C1PJ
The model and serial numbers are located on
the bottom of the unit. Record these numbers
in the space provided below. Refer to them
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No.
Serial No.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this apparatus to rain or
moisture.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place
lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this apparatus to dripping or
splashing, and do not place objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined
space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with
battery-installed to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit
from the mains, connect the unit to an easily
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main
plug from the AC outlet immediately.
The unit is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is connected
to the wall outlet, even if the unit itself has
been turned off.
This warranty is valid only in the United States.
The nameplate and important information
concerning safety are located on the bottom
exterior.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
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.
WARNING
Do not ingest battery, chemical burn
hazard.
This product contains a coin/button cell
battery. If the coin/button cell battery is
swallowed, it can cause severe internal burns in
just 2 hours and can lead to death.
Keep new and used batteries away from
children. If the battery compartment does not
close securely, stop using the product and keep
it away from children.
If you think batteries might have been
swallowed or placed inside any part of the
body, seek immediate medical attention.
Important Safety Instructions
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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.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
9) 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
are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete
outlet.
10)Protect the power cord from being walked
on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified
by the manufacturer.
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.
NOTES ON LITHIUM BATTERY
Notes
Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
good contact.
Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
Do not hold the battery with metallic
tweezers, otherwise a short-circuit may
occur.
Do not expose the battery to excessive heat
such as direct sunlight, fire or the like.
When you replace the battery, do not
disconnect the AC plug from the wall outlet.
Otherwise, the current date and time, alarm,
and station presets will be erased.
If the clock is erased while you are replacing
the battery, set the clock again. (See “Setting
the clock manually”)
If the unit will be left unplugged for a long
time, remove the battery to avoid any
damage that may be caused by leakage or
corrosion.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
General information
About the battery as a
backup power source
This unit contains a CR2032 battery as a backup
power source to keep the clock and the alarm
operating during a power interruption. (No
Power No Problem system)
When to replace the
battery
When the battery is discharged, “” appears
on the display.
If a power interruption occurs while the battery
is discharged, the current time and alarm will
be erased.
Note
If “AM 12:00” flashes on the display when the
unit is connected to an AC outlet for the first
time, the battery may be discharged. In this
case, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Replacing the backup
battery
1
Keep the AC plug connected to the
wall outlet, then open the battery
compartment on the bottom of the
unit.
Fully loosen
the screw.
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 following FCC statement
applies only to the version of
this model manufactured for
sale in the USA. Other versions
may not comply with FCC
technical regulations.
NOTE
This unit includes a preinstalled Sony Lithium battery (CR2032) as a back-up power source for the clock,
which is preset to EST (Eastern Standard Time) at the factory. This battery is considered part of the
product.
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
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods of
time.
14)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.
Push the tab
and pull up
the lid.
2
Remove the old battery by sliding it
out and picking it up.
Perchlorate Material –special handling may
apply, See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains
perchlorate
Unsatisfactory reception
Extend the FM wire antenna fully to increase
reception sensitivity.
Connect the supplied AM loop antenna to
the unit. Rotate the antenna horizontally for
optimum reception.
Do not place the AM loop antenna near the
unit or other AV equipment, as noise may
result.
Keep digital music players or mobile phones
away from the AM loop antenna or the FM
antenna, as this may lead to reception
interference.
The alarm does not sound at the preset
alarm time.
Check that “A” or “B” appears on the display.
The radio or Nature Sound alarm is
activated but no sound is emitted at
the preset alarm time.
No Power No Problem™ is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
Precautions
Operate the unit on the power sources
specified in “Specifications.”
To disconnect the power cord (mains lead),
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
Do not leave the unit in a location near a
heat source, such as a radiator or airduct, or
in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive
dust, mechanical vibration, or shock.
Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit
on a surface (a rug, blanket, etc.) or near
materials (a curtain) that might block the
ventilation holes.
CR2032
4
Replace the battery compartment lid
and tighten the screw.
5Press AM/FM/NATURE SOUND to
remove “” from the display.
2
Press the
antenna into
the stand
until it clicks.
Insert the AM antenna connector into
the AM ANTENNA jack on the unit.
Make sure the clock is set correctly.
When “Aut  On” appears on the display
after pressing and holding DST for more than
2 seconds, the Automatic DST/summer time
function becomes active.
To remove the AM loop
antenna
Push and hold down the tab of the antenna
terminal clamp, and remove the AM loop
antenna.
Connecting to an AC
power source
Time display
Frequency
87.5 MHz – 108 MHz
Channel step
0.1 MHz
AM
530 kHz – 1,710 kHz
10 kHz
Speaker
Approx. 4.0 cm (1 5/8 inches) dia., 8 Ω
Power output: 700 mW (at 10% harmonic
distortion)
Nature Sounds
To wall outlet
“month and day” (about 2 seconds)  “year”
(about 2 seconds)  “current EST (Eastern
Standard Time)” appears on the display in turn.
(This unit is preset to the current EST at the
factory, and is powered by the back-up
battery.)
Setting the clock for
the first time
All you need to do to set the clock for the first
time is select your time zone.
If you live in the Eastern Standard Time zone,
you do not need to adjust the area setting.
1
Press and hold TIME ZONE for more
than 2 seconds.
Area number “–5:00” appears on the
display.
2Press VOL/SET + or – repeatedly to
Sea Waves, Birds, Rain, Brook, Under the Sea
select a number as follows:
Dimensions
Area number
Time zone
Approx. 114.5 mm  104 mm  100.5 mm
(w/h/d) (4 5/8 inches  4 1/8 inches 
4 inches) including projecting parts and
controls
“–3:30”
Newfoundland Standard
Time
“–4:00”
Atlantic Standard Time
“–5:00”
Eastern Standard Time
(default)
Mass
“–6:00”
Central Standard Time
Approx. 595 g (1 lb 5 oz) including CR2032
battery
“–7:00”
Mountain Standard Time
“–8:00”
Pacific Standard Time
“–9:00”
Alaska Standard Time
“–10:00”
Hawaii Standard Time
Supplied accessories
AM loop antenna (1)
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Daylight saving time (summer time) begins
at 2:00 AM on the second Sunday of March.
Standard time begins at 2:00 AM on the first
Sunday of November.
Notes
The implementation of DST/summer time
and its beginning/ending date and time are
subject to circumstances and laws in each
country/region. Should this interfere with the
desired adjustment, cancel the Automatic
DST/summer time adjustment and set the
clock manually as necessary. Customers
living in a country/region that does not use
daylight saving time (summer time) should
cancel the Automatic DST/summer time
adjustment before using the unit.
When Hawaii Standard Time is set, the
default Automatic DST/summer time
adjustment setting is off.
Press and hold DST for more than 2
seconds.
“Aut  OFF” appears on the display.
To reactivate Automatic DST/
summer time adjustment
Press and hold DST for more than 2
seconds.
“Aut  On” appears on the display.
Specifications
FM
This unit automatically adjusts for daylight
saving time (summer time). “DST” automatically
appears on the display at the beginning of
daylight saving time (summer time), and
disappears at the end of daylight saving time
(summer time).
The Automatic DST/summer time
adjustment can be canceled.
Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet.
Band
About Automatic DST/
summer time adjustment
To cancel Automatic DST/
summer time adjustment
When daylight saving time (summer
time) begins, the clock does not switch
to daylight saving time (summer time)
automatically.
USB port (DC OUT 5 V 1.5 A)
License and Trademark
Notice
Plastic stand
Check the alarm volume setting.
USB power output
Insert a new battery into the battery
compartment with the  side facing
up.
Raise the plastic stand and fit the
antenna into the slot of the stand.
The battery is discharged. Remove the old
battery and insert a new one.
120 V AC, 60 Hz
For clock back up: 3 V DC, one CR2032 battery
3
1
The clock flashes “0:00” or “AM 12:00”
after a power interruption.
Power requirements
For the state of California, USA
only
The shape and the length of the antenna is
designed to receive AM signals. Do not
dismantle or roll up the antenna.
Should any problems persist after you have
made the following checks, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Frequency range
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same type.
Connecting the AM
loop antenna
Troubleshooting
Switch between the 12-hour system (default)
and the 24-hour system.
CAUTION
Getting Started
3Press SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS/ENTER
to set.
Note
During shipment and your first use, a clock
error may occur. In this case, refer to “Setting
the clock manually” to set the correct time.
Operations
NATURE SOUND/PRESET
Setting the clock
manually
Listening to the radio
1Press AM/FM/NATURE SOUND
repeatedly to select the desired band
(AM or FM).
2Press TUNING + or – to tune to the
To change the clock setting manually, operate
the unit as follows.
1
desired station.
If you press and hold TUNING + or –,
scanning starts. Scanning pauses when a
station is found, and restarts after a few
seconds. To stop scanning, press TUNING +
or – (or SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS/ENTER).
Press and hold SET TIME/DATE for
more than 2 seconds.
The year will start to flash on the display.
Projector lens
2Press VOL/SET + or – repeatedly to
Repeat step 2 to set the month, day
and time.
After setting the time, a beep will sound.
Notes
Projector unit
If you do not press any button for about 1
minute while setting the clock, clock setting
mode will be canceled.
A 100-year calendar (2013 - 2112) is installed
in the system.
You can choose between the 12-hour system
(default) or the 24-hour system to display the
time.
Display
Press and hold ALARM RESET/OFF and
SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS/ENTER for about
3 seconds.
Use the tactile dots on VOL/SET + and TUNING + and the tactile characters on 3
(NATURE SOUND/PRESET) and ALARM RESET/OFF as a guide when operating the
unit.
Change the clock setting manually if you have
canceled the Automatic DST/summer time
adjustment.
Using the projector
The projector function allows you to display the
clock and the currently used alarm icons on a
nearby wall or ceiling at a range of 0.5 m – 4 m
(1 5/8 feet – 13 1/8 feet).

Brook
Tune to the station you wish to preset.
Under the Sea
Press and hold the desired NATURE
SOUND/PRESET (1 to 5) until you hear
a beep.
To turn off the Nature Sound, press ALARM
RESET/OFF.
Example: The following display appears
when you preset FM 105.7 MHz to preset
number 3 for FM.
When selecting “RADIO”
Proceed to “ Setting the radio alarm.”
When selecting “BUZZ”
The setting is complete. The buzzer will
sound at the set time, gradually increasing
in volume. (“A” (or “B”) flashes on the
display.)
When selecting “NATURE”
Proceed to “ Setting the Nature Sound
alarm.”
 Setting the radio alarm
6Press VOL/SET + or – to select the AM
band or FM band, and press SNOOZE/
BRIGHTNESS/ENTER.

Setting the alarm
The display shows the frequency for a few
seconds and then changes back to the
current time.
To change the preset station, tune to the
desired station and press and hold the
NATURE SOUND/PRESET (1 to 5) until you
hear a beep.
7Press VOL/SET + or – (or NATURE
SOUND/PRESET (1 to 5)) to select the
preset number of desired station, and
press SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS/ENTER.
Make sure to set the clock. (See “Setting the
clock manually.”)
To set the radio alarm, first preset your
favorite station. (See “To preset radio
stations.”)
Press and hold SET ALARM/ALARM A
(or B) for more than 2 seconds.
While setting the alarm, “A” (or “B”) flashes
on the display.
2Press VOL/SET + or – to select the
desired hour, and press SNOOZE/
BRIGHTNESS/ENTER.
If no station has been preset yet
The preset number and “Non” appear on
the display alternately. In this case, the
buzzer will sound at the set time.
8Press VOL/SET + or – to adjust the
volume, and press SNOOZE/
BRIGHTNESS/ENTER.
Note
If you try to store another station with the
same preset number, the previously stored
station will be replaced.
To tune to a preset station
2Press NATURE SOUND/PRESET (1 to 5)
where the desired station is stored.
3Press VOL/SET + or – to adjust the
volume.
Note
If no station has been preset yet, “Non”
appears on the display. Then the unit returns
to the same state as in step 1.
3Press VOL/SET + or – to select the
desired minute, and press SNOOZE/
BRIGHTNESS/ENTER.
4Press VOL/SET + or – to select the
desired alarm period (“WEEKDAY,”
“WEEKEND,” or every day*), and press
SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS/ENTER.
* In the case of every day, both
“WEEKDAY” and “WEEKEND” are
displayed.
The sound turns off, but will automatically
come on again after about 10 minutes.
Each time you press SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS/
ENTER, the snooze time changes as follows:
The display shows the snooze time for a few
seconds and returns to show the current time.
(“A” (or “B”) flashes on the display.)
To deactivate the alarm
Press SET ALARM/ALARM A (or B).
“A” (or “B”) disappears from the display.
To change an alarm setting
Set the alarm again.
Tips
Notes
Before setting the alarm
1
The alarm will sound again at the same time
the next weekday or the next weekend.
When the alarm setting is complete, the
alarm time setting is displayed.
If you press and hold SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS/
ENTER for more than 2 seconds while setting
the alarm, the alarm setting is immediately
complete.
When other functions are in use, Nature
Sounds are not available.
The dual alarm function allows you to set two
alarm programs (ALARM A and ALARM B).
The alarm time can be set for each program
and the alarm sound can be selected from
“RADIO” (radio), “BUZZ” (buzzer), or “NATURE”
(Nature Sound).
Press ALARM RESET/OFF to turn off the
alarm.
Press SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS/ENTER.
Note
repeatedly to select the desired band
(AM or FM).
Rotate the projector unit to point the
projector lens in the desired direction.
Sea Waves
Rain
1Press AM/FM/NATURE SOUND
1
Sound type
Birds
Press SET TIME/DATE once to display the
month and day, and press again to display the
year. To return to the current time display, press
SET TIME/DATE once again; or after a few
seconds the clock display will return
automatically.
AC power cord
Icons
You can preset 5 stations for FM and 5 stations
for AM.
To display the date and year
When daylight saving time
(summer time) begins/ends
while Automatic DST/summer
time adjustment is set to off
Press the desired NATURE SOUND/
PRESET (1 to 5).
To preset radio stations
The time format toggles between the 12-hour
system (“AM 12:00” = midnight) and the
24-hour system (“0:00” = midnight).
FM wire antenna
2
To stop the alarm
To doze for a few more minutes
repeatedly to select the Nature Sound.
To turn off the radio, press ALARM RESET/
OFF.
To change the time format
desired alarm mode (“RADIO,” “BUZZ,”
or “NATURE”), and press SNOOZE/
BRIGHTNESS/ENTER.
1Press AM/FM/NATURE SOUND
volume.
1
2
5Press VOL/SET + or – to select the
This unit includes 5 types of Nature Sounds:
Sea Waves, Birds, Rain, Brook, and Under the
Sea.
3Press VOL/SET + or – to adjust the
select the year, and then press
SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS/ENTER.
3
Selecting a Nature
Sound
The setting is complete. The radio will turn
on at the set time, gradually increasing in
volume. (“A” (or “B”) flashes on the display.)
 Setting the Nature Sound alarm
6Press VOL/SET + or – (or NATURE
SOUND/PRESET (1 to 5)) to select the
desired Nature Sound, and press
SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS/ENTER.
If a second alarm sounds during a first (or
the snooze function is active), the second
alarm takes priority.
If the same alarm time is set for both ALARM
A and ALARM B, ALARM A takes priority.
If no operation is performed while the alarm
is sounding, the alarm will stop after about
60 minutes.
When Automatic DST/summer time
adjustment is set, the alarm sounds as
follows:
– If the alarm is set to a time that is
skipped as a result of daylight saving
time starting, the alarm will sound when
daylight saving time is applied.
– If the alarm is set to a time that is
doubled as a result of daylight saving
time ending, the alarm will sound twice.
Notes on the alarm in the event of a
power interruption
In the event of a power interruption, the alarm
functions work until the battery is fully
discharged. But certain functions may be
affected as follows:
The display will disappear.
If the alarm sound is set to “RADIO” or
“NATURE,” the buzzer will sound.
If a power interruption occurs while the
alarm is sounding, the buzzer will sound.
If ALARM RESET/OFF is not pressed, the
alarm will sound for about 5 minutes.
If “” appears on the display, the alarm will
not sound in the event of a power
interruption. Replace the battery if “”
appears.
The snooze function will not work.
During a power interruption, the alarm will
sound only once at the set time.
Setting the sleep
timer
You can fall asleep to the radio or Nature
Sound using the sleep timer, which turns off
the radio or Nature Sound automatically after a
preset duration.
Press SLEEP while the radio or Nature
Sound is playing.
“SLEEP” appears on the display.
Each time you press SLEEP, the duration (in
minutes) changes on the display as follows:
The radio or Nature Sound will play for the
duration you set, then shut off.
To deactivate the sleep timer, press SLEEP
repeatedly to set the sleep timer to “OFF.”
To turn off the radio or Nature
Sound before the preset time
Press ALARM RESET/OFF.
To use both the sleep timer and
alarm
You can fall asleep to the radio or Nature
Sound and also be awakened by the alarm at
the preset time.
Set the alarm, then set the sleep timer.
Tip
When you press SLEEP while the sleep timer
is activated, the remaining time appears on
the display.
Note
When the alarm is set to sound during the
sleep timer duration, the sleep timer will be
deactivated automatically when the alarm
sounds.
Setting the brightness
of the display
Three levels of brightness are available.
Press SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS/ENTER.
Each time you press SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS/
ENTER, the brightness of the display changes
as follows:
Tip
You can also set the brightness of the display
to off by pressing and holding SNOOZE/
BRIGHTNESS/ENTER.
Notes
When the alarm is sounding or the snooze
function is active, the brightness of the
display cannot be changed.
Even if the brightness is set to off, the display
lights at a low brightness level when the
alarm sounds.
Charging a
smartphone
You can charge a smartphone by connecting it
to the unit using a USB cable (not supplied).
2Press PROJECTION.
3Turn FOCUS to adjust the focus.
Smartphone
To turn off the projector, press PROJECTION
again.
To rotate the projection view
Press ROTATE PROJECTION repeatedly.
Each time you press ROTATE PROJECTION, the
projection view rotates as Fig. .
7Press VOL/SET + or – to adjust the
volume, and press SNOOZE/
BRIGHTNESS/ENTER.
Notes
Do not stare into the lens directly.
The projector function cannot be used unless
the clock has been set.
Certain walls and ceilings may not display
the projection properly.
The projector unit can be rotated 90° forward
or backward from the upward position, and
clicks when returned to the upward position.
If the projector unit is rotated beyond its
limits, it may be damaged.
The projector will automatically turn off after
16 hours.
USB cable supplied
with the smartphone
Notes
The setting is complete. The Nature Sound
will sound at the set time, gradually
increasing in volume. (“A” (or “B”) flashes on
the display.)
There is no guarantee that this unit can be
used to charge all products that can be
charged via USB.
This unit does not support power feeds
greater than 5 V/1.5 A.
Check the charge status on the smartphone.
If a warning tone sounds, remove the
smartphone from the unit.
The reception sensitivity on the radio may
worsen when charging a smartphone via
USB.