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Instruction Manual
Atomic Dual Alarm Clock
model 13024
CONTENTS
Unpacking Instructions............ 2
Package Contents................... 2
Product Registration................ 2
Features & Benefits.................. 3
Clock Setup............................ 5
Atomic Clock.......................... 6
Set the Time & Date................ 6
Placement Guidelines.............. 7
Using the Clock...................... 8
USB Charging......................... 8
Troubleshooting...................... 9
Care & Maintenance..............10
Specifications.........................10
FCC Information....................10
Customer Support.................. 11
Warranty.............................. 11
Questions? Contact Customer Support at
(877) 221-1252 or visit www.AcuRite.com.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Congratulations on your new AcuRite product. To ensure the best
possible product performance, please read this manual in its entirety
and retain it for future reference.
Unpacking Instructions
Remove the protective film that is applied to the LCD screen prior to using this
product. Locate the tab and peel off to remove.
Package Contents
1. Alarm clock
2. Power adapter
3. Instruction Manual
IMPORTANT
PRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED
TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
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Features & Benefits
FRONT OF CLOCK
1
1. Snooze Button/Night Light
2. Alarm #1 ON/OFF Switch
+
3. Alarm
#1 Setup Button
-
4. UP, DOWN & SET Buttons
INDOOR
DIMMER
for setup preferences.
6. Alarm #2 Setup Button
7. Alarm #2 ON/OFF Switch
CHARGE
USB DEVICE
3
2
4
5
6
8
DC 4.5 v
7
9
BACK OF CLOCK
ALARM
8. + Brightness Button
Increases display brightness.
+
+
-
-
DIMMER
VOLUME
9. +/— Alarm Volume
Adjusts alarm volume.
10. — Brightness Button
Decreases display brightness.
11. USB Charging
CHARGE
USB DEVICE
10
11
12
13
14
for compatible smartphones.
12. DC 5v Power Input
DC 4.5 v
15
BOTTOM OF CLOCK
(inside battery compartment)
13. RCC ON/OFF Switch
Controls synchronization with the atomic signal.
14. ºF/ºC Temperature Units
15. Zone Button
Press to select time zone.
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Features & Benefits
1
2
3
9
INDOOR
4
5
7
6
8
1.Date
6. Alarm #2 Time
2. Atomic Clock
7. Alarm #2 Days Active
Indicates weekday, weekend or every Sets itself to the correct time and
automatically updates for Daylight
Saving Time.
day alarm.
8. Alarm Volume
3. Atomic Signal Strength
9. Indoor Temperature
4. Alarm #1 Time
5. Alarm #1 Days Active
Indicates weekday, weekend or every day alarm.
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Clock Setup
2 Install or Replace Backup
1 Plug in Power Adapter
Batteries
For the best performance, plug
in the power adapter as the main
power source for this product.
1. R
emove the battery
compartment cover.
2. Insert 3 x AA alkaline
batteries into the battery
compartment, as shown.
Follow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
1
3. Replace the battery cover.
Plug in Power
Adapter
(on back of unit)
2
Install or
Replace Backup
Batteries
3 AA alkaline
batteries
IMPORTANT: Batteries are a backup power source to preserve records in the event of a
power outage. Power adapter recommended as the primary power source to enjoy the full
functionality of the product.
PLEASE DISPOSE OF OLD OR DEFECTIVE BATTERIES IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE
WAY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
BATTERY SAFETY: Clean the battery contacts and also those of the device prior to battery installation. Remove batteries from equipment which is not to be
used for an extended period of time. Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery compartment. Promptly remove dead batteries from the device. Dispose of used
batteries properly. Only batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended are to be used. DO NOT incinerate used batteries. DO NOT dispose of batteries in fire,
as batteries may explode or leak. DO NOT mix old and new batteries or types of batteries (alkaline/standard). DO NOT use rechargeable batteries. DO NOT recharge
non-rechargeable batteries. DO NOT short-circuit the supply terminals.
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Atomic Clock (RCC)
AcuRite atomic clocks use a radio-controlled signal (RCC) to synchronize to the
correct time broadcast by the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) Radio Station WWVB, located near Fort Collins, Colorado. WWVB
broadcasts the current time and date with split-second accuracy.
The atomic clock and calendar will maintain the correct time and date, and
automatically update for daylight saving time to provide the most accurate
timekeeping standard possible.
When the RCC button, located under the battery compartment cover, is set to
ON, the clock will automatically search for the atomic clock signal.
To manually search for the atomic signal, make sure the RCC button is set to
ON, then press AND HOLD the “ “ button.
Please note: Signal reception is normally better at night and when the weather
is clear. The atomic signal generally takes a few hours to synchronize, so it is
important to manually set the time and date after powering on the clock.
Set the Time & Date
Press and hold the “
” button, located on the front of the clock, to enter SET
MODE. Once in SET MODE the preference you are currently setting will blink
on the clock.
To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “
“ “ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
To save your adjustments, press and release the “
preference. The preference set order is as follows:
” or
” button to adjust the next
TIME ZONE (PST MST CST EST AST HAST AKST)
AUTO DST ON/OFF*
CLOCK HOUR
CLOCK MINUTE
CALENDAR MONTH
CALENDAR DATE
CALENDAR YEAR
You will automatically exit SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 5 seconds.
Enter SET MODE at any time by pressing the “
” button.
*If you live in an area that observes daylight saving time, DST should be set to
ON, even if it is not currently Daylight Saving Time.
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Alarm Clock Placement
Place alarm clock in a dry area free of dirt and dust. To help
ensure an accurate indoor temperature measurement, be sure to
place the clock away from heat sources or vents.
ALARM
+
INDOOR
+
-
-
DIMMER
VOLUME
CHARGE
USB DEVICE
DC 4.5 v
Important Placement Guidelines
•To ensure accurate temperature measurement, place out of direct sunlight and away from any heat sources or vents.
•To maximize atomic signal reception, place unit away from large metallic
items, thick walls, metal surfaces, or other objects that may limit radio
communication.
•To prevent wireless interference, place unit at least 3 ft (.9 m) away from electronic devices (TV, computer, microwave, radio, etc.).
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OPERATION
Using the Clock
Set the Alarm Time
Slide Alarm #1 and/or Alarm #2 switch ON (alarm time cannot be adjusted if
the alarm is OFF).
Press and release the “
MODE.
1” or the “
2 ” button to enter ALARM SET
To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “
“ “ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
” or
1 ” or “
To save your adjustments, press and release the “
2 “ button to
adjust the next preference. The preference set order is as follows:
ALARM CLOCK HOUR
ALARM CLOCK MINUTE
ALARM EVERY DAY or WEEKDAY ONLY or WEEKEND ONLY
You will automatically exit ALARM SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 5
seconds. Enter ALARM SET MODE at any time by pressing the “
1 ” or
“
2“ button.
Backlight
During power adapter use, press the Snooze button for momentary backlight
at 100% brightness. During battery-powered use, press any button for
momentary backlight.
The backlight MAY turn off at 2:00AM and 3:00 AM to acquire the atomic
clock (RCC) signal.
USB Charging
Charge your mobile device by plugging your device’s USB power cord (not
included) into the USB charging port on the back of the clock.
USB charging is only available during power adapter use; USB charging is not
active when operating on battery power only.
Note: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your
mobile device(s) to determine compatibility with the USB
charging feature on this product. Some devices may not
support USB charging or may require a higher power
rating than this product provides. Observe the charging
status on your device. Ensure your device is working
properly before attempting to charge.
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ALARM
+
+
-
-
DIMMER
VOLUME
CHARGE
USB DEVICE
DC 4.5 v
Troubleshooting
• The backlight may automatically turn off for 10 minutes
at 2:00am and 3:00am to acquire the atomic clock
signal.
•V
erify power adapter is plugged in.
•C
heck that the batteries are installed correctly. Batteries
may need to be replaced.
Clock is too dark, hard
• Increase brightness using +/– buttons, located on the
to read or doesn’t
back of the clock.
work
• T he optimum viewing angle for this product is from
slightly above it.
•R
eset the unit by unplugging the power supply from the
wall outlet and remove any batteries that are installed.
This will reset the alarm to the original factory settings.
Time and date will need to be entered after a reset.
Inaccurate
temperature
Atomic signal or time
syncing problems
•M
ake sure the clock is placed out of direct sunlight and
away from any heat sources or vents
(see page 7).
For additional troubleshooting, please visit:
http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp40/radioclocks.cfm
If your AcuRite product does not operate properly after trying
the troubleshooting steps, visit www.AcuRite.com or call
(877) 221-1252 for assistance.
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Care & Maintenance
Clock Care
Clean with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives. Keep
away from dust, dirt and moisture. Clean ventilation ports regularly with a
gentle puff of air.
Specifications
TEMPERATURE RANGE
32ºF to 99ºF, 0ºC to 37ºC
POWER
5v power adapter
3 x AA alkaline batteries (for backup only)
FCC Information
This device complies with part 15 of 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.
WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: 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 by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the 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.
NOTE: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment.
Such modifications could void the user authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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Customer Support
AcuRite customer support is committed to providing you with best-inclass service. For assistance, please have the model number of this
product available and contact us in any of the following ways:
(877) 221-1252
info@chaney-inst.com
24/7 support at www.AcuRite.com
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