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Instruction Manual
Atomic Projection Alarm Clock
model 13021
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......................... 9
Troubleshooting.....................10
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
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TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
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Features & Benefits
FRONT OF CLOCK
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1. Snooze Button
2. Alarm ON/OFF Switch
3.
4.
5.
6.
2
3
4
5
6
7
Button
for setting Alarm
V
Button
for setup preferences.
Button
for setup preferences.
T Button
for setup preferences.
7.Projector
Adjustable 180º for wall or BACK OF CLOCK
8. Projector Lens
DO NOT touch.
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9
10
9. Projector ON/OFF Switch
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10. RCC ON/OFF Switch
Controls synchronization with the atomic signal.
11. Dimmer Control
Increases (+) or decreases (-)
display brightness.
12. Projector Focus Adjustment
Dial
13. Projector 180º Flip
Reverses orientation of
projected time.
14. Time Zone
12 13
14 15 16
17
18
for setup preferences.
15. Reset Button
Full reset to factory defaults.
16. USB Charging
for compatible smartphones.
17. DC 5v Power Input
18. Battery Compartment Cover
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Features & Benefits
1
4
2
5
3
6
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1. Alarm ON/OFF Indicator
4. Alarm Time
2. Atomic Clock
5. Alarm Days Active
Indicates every day or weekdays only
Maintains the correct time and
automatically updates for Daylight
Saving Time.
alarm.
6. Atomic Signal ON/OFF Indicator
3. Auto Dim Mode Indicator
Display brightness is automatically
7. Atomic Signal Strength
adjusted based on time of day & year.
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SETUP
Clock Setup
1 Plug in Power Adapter
2 Install or Replace Backup
For the best performance, plug
in the power adapter as the main
power source for this product.
Batteries (optional)
1. R
emove the battery
compartment cover.
2. Insert 3 x AA alkaline
batteries into the battery
compartment. Follow the
polarity (+/-) diagram in the
battery compartment.
3. Replace the battery cover.
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 “ V “ 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 “T” or
“ V “ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
To save your adjustments, press and release the “
preference. The preference set order is as follows:
” 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.
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Alarm Clock Placement
Place alarm clock in a dry area free of dirt and dust.
Important Placement Guidelines
•To maximize atomic signal reception, place unit away from large metallic
items, thick walls, metal surfaces, or other objects that may limit wireless
communication.
•To prevent wireless interference, place both units at least 3 ft (.9 m) away from electronic devices (TV, computer, microwave, radio, etc.).
TV
AT
LEAST
3
(.91 m)
APART
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OPERATION
Using the Clock
Using the Projector
This alarm clock projects the current time and the
alarm is ON).
indicator (when the
To power ON the projector, slide the Projector ON/OFF switch up to the
“ON” position. To power OFF the projector, slide the Projector ON/OFF switch
down to the “OFF” position.
During power adapter usage, when the Projector ON/OFF Switch is in the ON
position, the projector will be ON by default. When operating the clock using
back-up batteries only, please note that the projector will be OFF by default.
Press the SNOOZE button to turn on the projector for 3-5 seconds (momentary
to conserve battery power).
Rotate the projector to view the projection on a wall or ceiling. Press the
“FLIP” button to rotate the orientation of the projection 180 degrees. Focus
the projection by turning the Focus Adjustment Dial, located on the back of the
clock. Please note, some rough surfaces may not display the projection clearly.
DO NOT touch or stare directly into the projector lens.
Turn the Alarm ON/OFF
To turn alarm ON, slide alarm switch up to “
” position. When alarm
function is ON, the
icon, ALARM ON, ALARM TIME and ALARM DAYS
ACTIVE will be displayed.
To turn alarm OFF, slide alarm switch down to “ ” position. When alarm
function is OFF, the ALARM OFF indicator will be displayed.
Set the Alarm Time
Slide alarm switch up to “
” position to turn alarm ON.
Press and release the “
” button to enter ALARM SET MODE. The alarm
time will flash on the display.
To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “T” or
“ V “ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
To save your adjustments, press and release the “
” button to adjust the
next preference. The preference set order is as follows:
ALARM CLOCK HOUR
ALARM CLOCK MINUTE
ALARM EVERY DAY or WEEKDAYS 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 “
” button.
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Snooze Function
While alarm is sounding, press the Snooze button, located on the top of the
clock, to activate the 10 minute snooze function. When Snooze has been
activated, the
icon on the display will flash. After the SNOOZE function
has been activated 5 times, the alarm is automatically deactivated.
Backlight
During power adapter use, press the Snooze button for momentary backlight
at 100% brightness (5 seconds) and then revert back to user selected
brightness. During that 5 second period, the display will also show the month
and date for 2 seconds, then return to the current time.
During battery powered use, press the Snooze button for momentary backlight
(10 seconds when on battery power).
The backlight MAY turn off at 2:00AM and 3:00 AM to acquire the atomic
clock (RCC) signal.
The display backlight has 6 brightness levels:100% (default), 70%, 50%, 30%,
10%, 5%, and AUTO DIM. The display backlight brightness can be adjusted
by using the DIMMER CONTROL, located on the back of the clock.
AUTO DIM MODE: Automatically adjusts display brightness based on time of day & year.
MARCH 11- NOVEMBER 4
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. = 100% brightness
9:01 p.m. - 5:59 a.m.= 30% brightness
NOVEMBER 5 - MARCH 10
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.= 100% brightness
7:01 p.m. - 7:29 a.m. = 30% brightness
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.
+
ON
-
OFF
PROJECTOR
DIMMER
FOCUS
FLIP
CHARGE
USB DEVICE
DC 4.5 v
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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Troubleshooting
Clock is too dark,
hard to read or
doesn’t work
• 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.
• Increase brightness using the dimmer control, located on
the back of the clock.
• T he optimum viewing angle for this product is from slightly
above it.
•R
eset the unit by pressing the reset button, located in
the battery compartment. Time and date will need to be
entered after a reset.
Atomic signal or time
syncing problems
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.
Care & Maintenance
Clean with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives. Keep
away from dust, dirt and moisture.
Specifications
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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product available and contact us in any of the following ways:
(877) 221-1252
info@chaney-inst.com
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