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1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. 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.
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.
15. To Reduce the Risk of Fire or Electric Shock, Do not Expose
This Appliance To Rain or Moisture.
16. The Shock Hazard Marking and Associated Graphical Symbol is
provided on the bottom panel of unit.
17. Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no
objects filled with liquids, shall not be placed on the apparatus.
The U-1 is designed and manufactured to meet the satisfaction of
usage around the house, yard, garage, campsite and worksite.
The full range 6 1/2 inches speakers produces high quality rich
sound. The high impact cushion around the radio is made to endure
a five-feet drop and also water resistant housing provides protection
when used poolside, by the lake and outdoors.
The apparatus is not for permanent outdoor use.
The U-1 has been fully tested to be certain it meets Sangean quality
control standards. Please read this manual carefully before using it to
make sure you realize all the outstanding features built into this
terrific radio set.
* To avoid electric shock when using the appliance outdoors,
use the batteryonly when the weather is wet.
* Do not plug the AC lead into the AC outlet if the outlet is still
wet. Make sure that the outlet is dry before and after use.
* Please use the rubber covers for DC IN/AUX IN/MIC IN/
EARPHONE when using the appliance outdoors. If water gets
into the appliance it may cause electric shock.
Main features
(1) Ultra rugged AM/FM 2 bands radio.
(2) Water resistant up to JIS 4 standard.
(3) Soft bended spring antenna.
(4) Rotary tuning and volume controls.
(5) Tuning LED indicator.
(6) LED illuminator.
(7) Dial Scale with back light.
(8) Dynamic Bass Compensation for rich bass.
(9) 9-14V DC jack for vehicle and boat power.
(10) Earphones socket.
(11) AUX IN socket.
(12) Microphone IN socket.
(13) 6 1/2 inches 15 Watts full range speaker.
(14) AC wire compartment.
(15) High sensitivity, excellent sound performance.
Power and AM/FM/AUX IN band selector
Tuning LED indicator
3 Tuning Control
5 Battery Compartment
Volume Control
7 LED illuminator switch
AUX/FM band indicator
DC IN (9-14V) socket for vehicle and boat power
10 Microphone socket
LED light
12 Headphones socket
AUX IN socket
14 Loudspeaker
Open to AC cord compartment
16 Carrying Handle
AM band /Microphone indicator
Soft and bendable spring antenna 18 Dial scale
Power the radio
1. Battery operation
Installing the batteries, first turn battery cover fixture anti-clockwise to
loosen and put down the battery cover. Insert 6 x D size ( UM-1 )
battery into the compartment. Ensure the battery is inserted in
accordance with the diagram shown.
Close the battery cover and fasten the fixture by turning clockwise.
If the radio is not to be used for any extended period of time, it is
recommended that the battery is removed from the radio.
2. AC operation
Before you plug the AC cord into the AC socket, be sure the voltage
is correct. If you have batteries in the radio and use the AC power
cord , the batteries will automatically be disconnected.
Switch the “Open” to the AC cord compartment to OPEN position,
pull back the compartment door and cylinder of the AC cord storage,
pull out the AC cord to get the required length to the AC socket.
You can store the AC cord after use in the opposite way you pull out
the AC cord.
3. Powered via DC IN socket
The radio can be also powered via the DC IN socket which can allow
9-14 Volt DC. which is designed to be powered by the vehicle or the
boat so you can take the radio with you outdoors or on the boat.
Operating your radio FM
1. Turn on the radio by switching the Power knob to FM position.
The FM band indicator will be lit on.
2. Rotate the Tuning Control to select the desired station.
On FM, the tuning scale is marked in MHz ( Megahertz ).
The Tuning LED will be lit on, if the radio station has been
correctly tuned.
3. Adjust the Volume Control for comfortable listening.
4. To switch off the radio, turn the Power knob to OFF position.
5. The soft spring antenna is used for FM reception.
Operating your radio AM (MW)
1. Turn on your radio by switching the Power knob to AM position.
AM band indicator will be lit on .
2. Rotate the Tuning Control to select the desired station.
On AM, the tuning scale is marked in kHz ( Kilohertz ).
The tuning LED will be lit on , if the radio station has been
correctly tuned .
3. Rotate your radio for best AM reception.
4. Adjust the Volume Control for comfortable listening.
5. To switch off your radio , turn the Power knob to OFF position.
Headphones socket
You can use a stereo or mono headphones set with a 3.5 mm plug
for listening radio program via headphones. When you insert the
headphones plug, the speaker is disconnected. This is a mono type
radio, sound from the headphones set will be all in mono even if you
apply a stereo headphones set.
AUX IN socket
Switch the Band selector to AUX. position, the Aux. band indicator is
lit on. Connect a stereo or mono audio source ( like CD walkman ) to
this input to listen the audio program via the speaker.
Microphone IN socket
Switch the Power/Band selector to either AM or FM or AUX. position.
Connect wired microphone and adjust Volume Control, Microphone
LED indicator is lighted on, the radio can act as microphone system.
All the other audio program will be disconnected once microphone is
plugged into the socket. The microphone used should be dynamic
microphone with a 6.5 mm in diameter plug in jack.
LED Illuminator
You can press and release the LED illuminator switch to give signal.
If press harder and release, the LED illuminator is lit on for
illumination purpose. Press the switch harder again to turn off the
LED illuminator.
Frequency Coverage:
FM 87.50 - 108 MHz
AM 520 - 1710 kHz
AC Power:
AC 120 V/60Hz/25W (USA)
AC 230 V/50 Hz/25W (Europe)
Batteries: 6 x UM-1 (D size)
12V/1A center pin positive (operational voltage 9-14V),
5.5mm in diameter.
Output Power:
4 W 10% T.H.D. @ 100 Hz @ DC battery 9 V
7 W 10% T.H.D. @ 100 Hz @ AC 230 V or 110V.
Headphones socket:
3.5 mm diameter, stereo jack monaural output
Output power: 5 mW + 5 mW
AUX IN socket:
3.5 mm diameter, sterero jack to be mixed as monaural
Input sensitivity: 250m Vrms at output 5W @ 100 Hz
Input impedance: 47 kohm
MIC IN socket:
6.5 mm diameter, suits for Vocal Dynamic Microphone.
Speaker unit: 6.5 inches 8 ohm 15 W , full range
Internal Antenna system:
AM built-in ferrite aerial
FM built in removable bended spring antenna
LED illuminator: 3 x white LED, current consumption 50 mA
Battery life:
Approx. 30 hours using Alkaline batteries at 50 mW output power
Dimension: 262 x 385 x 271 mm
Weight: approx. 4.2 kgs.
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