COBY electronic CR-A149 MP3 Player User Manual

CR-A149
Projection AM/FM Alarm Atomic Clock
Radio with Temperature Display
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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Please read this manual carefully before operation
PRECAUTIONS
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle
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.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of important operation and servicing instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
For Customer Use:
Enter below the serial number that is located on the unit. Retain this information for future reference.
Model No.
CR-A149
Serial No.
WARNING:
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this device to rain or moisture. Dangerous high
voltage is present inside the enclosure. Do not open the cabinet.
CAUTION:
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot of outlet and fully insert.
For recycling or disposal information about this product, please contact your
local authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance: www.eiae.org.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read Instructions: All the safety and operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
2. Retain Instructions: The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings: All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions: All operating and usage instructions should be followed.
5. Cleaning: Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
6. Attachments: Use only attachments recommended by the manufacturer.
Use of other attachments may be hazardous.
7. Water and Moisture: Do not use this product near water (e.g., near a bath
tub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in wet basements, or near a swimming pool and the like).
8. Accessories: Do not place this product on an unstable
cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. Use only with carts,
stands, tripods, brackets, or tables recommended by
the manufacturer or sold with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s
instructions and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
9. A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn.
10. Ventilation: Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to
ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating.
These openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed,
sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a
built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is
provided or the manufacturer instructions have been adhered to.
11. Power Sources: This product should be operated only from the type of
power source indicated on the rating label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. For products intended to operate from battery power or other sources,
refer to the operating instructions.
12. Grounding or Polarization: This product may be equipped with a polarized
alternating-current line plug that has one blade wider than the other. This plug
will only fit into the power outlet in one direction. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the direction of
the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact an electrician to replace the
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
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13. Power-Cord Protection: Power supply cords should be routed so that they
are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against
them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and at the point which they exit from the product.
14. Protective Attachment Plug: The product may be equipped with an attachment plug with overload protection. This is a safety feature. See the
operating instructions for replacement or directions to reset the protective
device. If replacement of the plug is required, be sure the service technician
has used a replacement plug that has the same overload protection as the
original plug as specified by the manufacturer.
15. Outdoor Antenna Grounding: If an outside antenna is connected to the
product, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of
the National Electrical Code, ANS/NFPA 70 provides information with regard
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 (see figure).
16. Lightning: For added protection for this product, unplug it from the wall
outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system during a lightning storm
or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time. This will
prevent damage to the product due to lightning or power-line surges.
17. Power Lines: An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna
system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits, as contact with them might be fatal.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
18. Overloading: Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
19. Object and Liquid Entry: Never push objects of any kind into this product
through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or shout-out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind
on the product.
20. Servicing: Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
21. Damage Requiring Service: Unplug this product from the wall outlet and
refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a) when the power-supply or plug is damaged; b) if liquid has been spilled
or if objects have fallen into the product; c) if the product has been exposed
to rain or water; d) if the product does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions as improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation; e) if the product has been dropped
or damaged in any way; f) when the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance—this indicates a need for service.
22. Replacement Parts: When replacement parts are required, be sure that
your service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
23. Safety Check: Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product,
ask the service technician to perform safety checks to ensure that the product is in proper operating condition.
24. Wall or Ceiling Mounting: The product should be mounted to a wall or
ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
25. Heat: The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
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PRECAUTIONS............................................................................... 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS............................................ 3
TABLE OF CONTENTS.................................................................... 6
FEATURES....................................................................................... 7
GETTING STARTED......................................................................... 8
CR-A149 at a Glance...................................................................................8
Top View............................................................................................8
Front View..........................................................................................8
Rear View..........................................................................................8
Right View.........................................................................................9
Left View............................................................................................9
Power Connection.....................................................................................10
AC Power.........................................................................................10
Battery Backup................................................................................10
Reset................................................................................................10
Preparing the CR-A149 for Use................................................................ 11
CLOCK/ALARM MODE............................................................... 12
Setting the Clock Time and Date..............................................................12
Setting the Alarm Timer............................................................................13
Turning the Alarm Timer On/Off (Alarm Mode)..............................14
Snooze Function.............................................................................14
Setting the Sleep Timer.............................................................................15
TEMPERATURE READING............................................................ 16
Indoor Temperature...................................................................................16
Outdoor Temperature................................................................................16
Wireless Outdoor Temperature Sensor..........................................16
PROJECTION SYSTEM................................................................. 18
RADIO MODE.............................................................................. 19
Basic Operation.........................................................................................19
Tuning..............................................................................................19
Reception........................................................................................19
TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................................. 20
SPECIFICATIONS......................................................................... 21
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FEATURES
Thank you for purchasing a COBY CR-A149. Please read through this
manual carefully in order to have a better understanding of the performance and features of your alarm clock radio.
 Dual projectors display the time and indoor/outdoor temperature
 Wireless outdoor temperature transmitter (max. 100’ operating
distance)
 Automatic daily clock synchronization with the official US atomic
clock (accurate to within one second)
 Digital Time and Date Display with Backlight
 Dual Alarm Clock Settings
 Snooze/Sleep Function
 Wake to Music or Buzzer
 AM/FM Radio
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CR-A149 at a Glance
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Top View
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4
1. Temperature Focus Dial
2. Temperature Projector
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3. Clock Focus Dial
4. Clock Projector
Front View
5. Clock Display
6. Temperature Mode
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7. Sleep
8. Date / Up
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9. Alarm Set
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10. Clock Set
11. Down
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12. Snooze
13. Power
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Rear View
14. Reset Button
15. FM Antenna
16. AC Power Cord
17. Temperature Sensor (Indoor)
18. RCC Antenna
(Radio Controlled Clock)
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ON OFF
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Right View
Left View
19. Radio Tuning Dial
24. Temperature Projection
(On/ Off)
20. Radio Frequency Band
21. Radio Tuning Indicator
22. Volume Level Dial
23. Radio Band Switch (FM, AM)
25. Clock Projection (On/Off)
26. Alarm Mode Switch
(Radio, Buzz, Off)
27. Alarm Select
(Alarm 1, Alarm 2, Alarm 1+2)
28. Temperature Select
(Indoor/Outdoor)
29. Speaker
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Power Connection
AC Power
This unit runs on AC 120V power.
Plug the AC Power Cord into a 120V household electrical wall outlet.
Do not connect the power plug to a power outlet other than that which is indicated here or on the label as
this may result in the risk of fire or electric shock.
Do not handle the power plug with wet hands. Doing
so may cause electric shock.
Battery Backup
The battery backup function maintains the clock time should the AC
power be interrupted. When power is restored, the correct time will
be displayed.
The battery compartment is located on the bottom of the unit. Load 3
x CR2025 lithium batteries (not included) in the battery compartment.
Make sure that the positive (+) and negative (-) battery terminals are
attached to the corresponding terminals on the plate in the battery
compartment
The time will not be displayed nor will any functions
be available during power failure. Battery backup
maintains the time, only.
Reset
To reset the unit, press the RESET button located on the rear of the unit
(behind the projectors. Reset the unit if it is not performing as expected
and whenever the remote temperature sensor’s batteries are changed.
Resetting the unit will return all settings to their factory-default state
and all stored data will be lost (e.g., alarm and clock settings).
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Preparing the CR-A149 for Use
Plug the clock into an AC 120V outlet.
Press the RESET button located on the rear of the clock. Upon resetting the clock:
 The display will light up and flash
 The temperature will be displayed for 4 seconds
 The remote unit will search for the 433MHz transmission signal in
5 minutes
 The main unit will start searching for the RCC (Radio Controlled
Clock) signal automatically. The RCC signal will synchronize your
clock’s time and date (including Daylight Savings Time).
 An animated antenna dish icon indicates that the unit is searching for a signal.
 The antenna dish icon indicates that a signal has been
received.
 The unit will stop searching
after 10 minutes if a signal
cannot be received
It will take up to 10 minutes for the signal to synchronize the clock time.
RCC synchronization may be turned on or off by
holding the snooze button for 3 seconds.
For best results, place the RCC antenna near a window with a clear view of the sky. Keep the RCC antenna away from metal or electrical objects.
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CLOCK/ALARM MODE
Setting the Clock Time and Date
It is not necessary to set the clock time unless you cannot receive the
RCC synchronization signal. If you cannot receive a signal, or if you
want to set your clock manually, set the Clock Set options.
To set the Clock Set options:
 Hold the CLOCK SET button for 2 seconds to enter Clock Set
mode. Press the CLOCK SET button again to cycle through the
Clock Set options.
 To change an option value, press UP or DOWN. When you have
finished setting an option, press CLOCK SET to move on to the
next option.
The Clock Set options are: Language, Year, Month, Day, 12/24H, Time
Zone, RTC Hour, RTC Minute.
Clock Option
Settings
Language
ENG (English), GER (German), FRE (French),
SPA (Spanish), ITA (Italian).
 Default: ENG
Year (YR)
2000 to 2099
 Default: 2005
Month (M)
1 to 12 (January to December)
Date (D)
1 to 31
12/24H
Select 12H or 24H time display
Hour
Set the current clock hour
Minute
Set the current clock minute
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The week day will be automatically calculated once
the Year, Month, and Date are set.
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CLOCK/ALARM MODE
Setting the Alarm Timer
The CR-A149 features dual-alarm timers that can be set independently
of one another.
 Set the ALARM SELECT switch to “AL 1” to use Alarm 1, only.
 Set the ALARM SELECT switch to “AL 2” to use Alarm 2, only.
 Set the ALARM SELECT switch to “AL 1 + 2” to use both Alarm 1
and Alarm 2 together.
To set the Alarm Timer options:
 Hold the ALARM SET button for 2 seconds to enter Alarm Set
mode. Press the ALARM SET button again to cycle through the
Alarm Set options.
 To change an option value, press UP or DOWN. When you have
finished setting an option, press ALARM SET to move on to the
next option.
The Alarm Set options are: AL1 Hour, AL1 Min, AL1 Weekend Alarm,
AL2 Hour, AL2 Min, AL2 Weekend Alarm.
Alarm Option
Settings
AL1 Hour
Set the Alarm 1 hour.
AL1 Min
Set the Alarm 1 minute.
AL1 Weekend
Set the Alarm 1 Weekend mode:
Mon-Fri (5 days), Mon-Sat (6 days), Mon-Sun
(7 days)
AL2 Hour
Set the Alarm 2 hour.
AL2 Min
Set the Alarm 2 minute.
AL2 Weekend
Set the Alarm 2 Weekend mode:
Mon-Fri (5 days), Mon-Sat (6 days), Mon-Sun
(7 days)
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CLOCK/ALARM MODE
Turning the Alarm Timer On/Off (Alarm Mode)
 To turn the alarm on, set the ALARM MODE switch to the “Radio”
or “Buzz” position.
 To wake to radio, select the “Radio” position. The last radio station will play when the alarm turns on.
 To wake to a buzzer, select the “Buzz” position.
Radio
Buzz
 To turn the alarm off, set the ALARM MODE switch to the “Off”
position.
When the alarm sounds, the alarm will continue
for 30 minutes unless you intervene. If no key is
pressed, the alarm will turn off automatically after
30 minutes.
Snooze Function
When the alarm sounds, you can turn the alarm off temporarily for 9
minutes.
 Press SNOOZE when the alarm sounds. The alarm will resume
automatically after 9 minutes.
 To turn the alarm off completely, you must set the ALARM MODE
switch to the “Off” position.
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CLOCK/ALARM MODE
Setting the Sleep Timer
The sleep timer allows you to go to sleep to music. The radio will turn
itself off automatically at the end of the timer. To set the sleep timer:
 Press the SLEEP button. The Sleep Timer will flash on the display.
 While the Sleep Timer is flashing, you can change the length of the
timer by pressing SLEEP again (90, 60, 30, and 15 minutes).
 To cancel the Sleep Timer, press the POWER button..
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TEMPERATURE READING
Indoor Temperature
The CR-A149 contains a built-in thermometer.
The unit will check the indoor temperature every 6 seconds.
The indoor temperature range is 0 – 50ºC or
32 – 122ºF.
To change between indoor and outdoor temperature display, press the
TEMPERATURE SELECT button.
Outdoor Temperature
The CR-A149 comes equipped with a wireless
outdoor temperature sensor. The outdoor sensor will check the outdoor temperature every 6
seconds.
The outdoor temperature range is -20 – 60ºC
or -4 – 140ºF.
To change between indoor and outdoor temperature display, press the
TEMPERATURE SELECT button.
Wireless Outdoor Temperature Sensor
The outdoor temperature sensor
features an LCD display (1) and
low battery level indicator (2).
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4
The outdoor temperature sensor
requires 2 x “AAA” batteries.
 Remove the screws on the
battery compartment (5)
cover.
Front
Rear
5
 Set the temperature display unit switch (3) to ºC or ºF. The unit may
also be reset at this time by pressing the reset button (4).
 Load the batteries into the compartment in the orientation indicated
by the diagram.
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TEMPERATURE READING
For best operation:
 Load the batteries in the outdoor sensor before powering on the
main unit.
 Although the outdoor sensor is weatherproof, it should be placed in
an area protected from direct sunlight, rain, and snow.
 Place the main unit as close to the outdoor sensor as possible. The
maximum distance between the main unit and outdoor sensor is 15
to 20 meters (50 to 65 feet).
The transmission range may be affected greatly by
building materials and obstacles between the main
and remote unit. Try different positions to obtain the
best reception.
Low temperatures will decrease the batteries voltage and effective transmission range.
Interference from other household devices (e.g.,
door bells, home security systems, wireless telephone systems, and wireless network routers) may
cause temporary reception failure. This will not
affect the general performance of the product as
transmission and reception of temperature readings
will resume once the interference recedes.
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PROJECTION SYSTEM
The CR-A149 contains two built-in projectors that can display the time
and temperature on the ceiling or wall of a darkened room.
 Press the TEMPERATURE PROJECTION button to turn the
temperature projector on or off.
 Press the CLOCK PROJECTION button to turn the clock projector
on or off.
 Turn the dials on the projection mechanism to focus the image on
the ceiling or wall.
The maximum projection distance is between 3 and
9 feet.
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RADIO MODE
Basic Operation
 To turn the radio on, press the POWER button. (To turn the radio
off, press the POWER button again.)
 Set the RADIO BAND switch to:
 AM: Listen to AM broadcasts.
 FM: Listen to FM broadcasts.
 To adjust the volume level, turn the Volume Level dial
Tuning
 Turn the Radio Tuning Dial to tune to a desired broadcast station.
 The current station is displayed by the Radio Tuning Indicator/
Radio Frequency Band.
Reception
 For FM broadcasts, extend the FM antenna fully and adjust its
position for best reception (the FM wire antenna is located on the
rear of the unit).
 For AM broadcasts, the unit should be positioned for best signal
strength (the AM antenna is built into the unit).
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If you have a problem with this device, please read the troubleshooting
guide below and check our website at www.cobyusa.com for Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQs) and firmware updates. If these resources do
not resolve the problem, please contact Technical Support.
COBY Electronics Technical Support
Address:
56-65 Rust St.
Maspeth, NY 11378
Hours:
8:30 AM–11:00 PM EST, seven days a week
Phone:
800-681-2629 or 718-416-3197
Email:
techsupport@cobyusa.com
Web:
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There is no power to the device.
 Ensure that the power cord is securely connected to the unit and the
proper wall outlet.
There is no sound.
 Try adjusting the volume.
 Ensure that nothing is connected to the AUDIO IN jack.
The sound is distorted.
 The unit may be positioned too closely to a large appliance (e.g., a
TV or refrigerator). If possible, turn the appliance off or move the
unit to another location.
 Ensure that the radio is in broadcast reception range.
 Decrease the volume level.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Power Supply
AC 120V ~60Hz
5W
Battery Backup
3V Flat Lithium CR2025 x 3
Remote Sensor
1.5V “AAA” x 2
Tuning System
AM: 530 - 1710kHz
FM: 88 - 108MHz
RCC Carrier Frequency
60kHz
RCC Station
WWVB
Audio Output
Full-Range Speaker
Output Power
350mW
Speaker Impedance
8Ω
Specifications and manual are subject to change without notice.
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