iHome iHM45 - ENGLISH Clock Radio User Manual

iHome iHM45 - ENGLISH Clock Radio User Manual
Model: iHM45 - ENGLISH
Instruction Manual
Color : 1C (Black text on white paper)
Size: 130 W x 130 H mm
Date: Apr 29, 2013
Model iHM45
Portable Charging
Alarm Clock Speaker
For your iPod/iPhone/smartphone/ tablet
Questions? For latest instructions, visit www.ihomeaudio.com/support
Table of Contents
Package contains
Controls and Indicators
Quick Start
iHM45 Display
Install Clock Backup Battery
Using iHM45
Charging your Audio Device
Listening to your Audio Device
Clock Setting
Alarm Operation
Snooze/Dimmer Operation
A Consumer Guide to Product Safety
Trouble Shooting
Warranty Information
• Place the unit on a level surface away from sources of direct sunlight or excessive heat.
• Protect your furniture when placing your unit on a natural wood and lacquered finish. A cloth or
other protective material should be placed between it and the furniture.
• Clean your unit with a soft cloth moistened only with mild soap and water. Stronger cleaning agents,
such as Benzine, thinner or similar materials can damage the surface of the unit.
NOTE: Be careful not to touch the surface of the speakers at either end of the unit.
Getting Started
Thank you for purchasing the iHome iHM45 Audio Speaker System for your audio device. Designed
to work with most audio devices, this system provides high quality audio performance that brings
out the best in your music.
Please read this instruction book carefully before operating the iHM45 and keep it for future
FCC Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the 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 receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Battery Warning
For models that use Lithium batteries
• Lithium batteries can explode or cause burns if disassembled, shorted, recharged, exposed to water,
fire, or high temperatures & not handled appropriately.
• Do not place loose batteries in a pocket, purse, or other container containing metal objects, do not
mix with used or other battery types, or store with hazardous or combustible materials.
• Store in cool, dry, ventilated area.
• Follow applicable laws and regulations for transport and disposal.
For models that require more than one battery
• Do not mix with used or other battery types/brands
• Replace all batteries at the same time
• Do not open batteries
• Do not dispose of in fire
• Do not heat above 75˚C (167˚F)
• Do not expose contents to water
• Do not charge or recharge
• Do not install backwards
package contains
iHM45 system
micro USB charging cable
3.5mm audio input cable
universal voltage adaptor
(100-240 volts, 50/60 Hz)
Controls and Indicators
Top Panel
Raise volume, Adjust
clock/alarm time forward
Clock Adj. Button
Press and hold for
Clock Adjust mode
_ Button
Snooze/Dimmer Button
Silence alarm temporarily
or adjust display
Lower volume,
time backward
Power Button
Press to power unit
Alarm Button
Press and hold for
Alarm Setting mode
Back Panel
DC Jack
Connect AC adaptor
DST On/Off button
Press to add or
subtract 1 hour for
daylight saving time
or Standard time
Aux in
Connect audio device
USB Mode Switch
Switch to match device’s
charging requirements
USB Charging Port
Charges attached device via
USB when connected to AC power
Quick Start
1: power
2: audio device
Connect one end of the included
stereo audio cable with 3.5 mm plugs
to the headphone jack on your audio
device and the other end to the aux
in jack on the back of the unit.
Press the Power Button on the iHM45.
Put your audio device in play mode.
Press the + or – Button on the iHM45
to adjust the system volume.
Attach the AC adaptor cable to
the DC jack on the back of the
iHM45 and plug the other end into
a working wall socket. For
portable operation, remove
battery compartment door on the
bottom of the unit and insert 4
AA batteries (see diagram on
page 5).
3: time
To set time
• Press the DST On/Off Button on the back of
the unit as needed to add or subtract an hour
for daylight saving time or standard time.
• Press & hold the Clock Adj. Button on the top
of the unit until the hour display flashes.
• Press the + or - buttons to set the hour, then
press the Clock Adj. button
1 the + or - buttons to set the minutes
• Press
then press the Clock Adj. Button again to
confirm time setting. 2 beeps will sound.
iHM45 Display
Snooze Indicator
Daylight Saving Time
Battery Low Indicator
Audio Indicator
PM Indicator
Time Display
Alarm Indicator
Install Clock Backup Battery
The iHM45 uses a CR2032 button cell battery (included with instructions) to
keep alarm and clock settings in the event of a power failure and 4 “AA”
batteries to maintain alarm operation.
If the Backup Battery has been installed and a power failure occurs or the AC
adaptor is accidentally disconnected, the display backlight will not remain lit, but
current time and alarm time settings will be temporarily maintained. Otherwise,
you must reset the time and alarm settings. If 4 “AA” batteries are installed,
alarm will operate when unit is not connected to AC adaptor.
1. Please make sure the AC adaptor is connected. Otherwise all settings may
be lost during battery replacement.
2. Open and remove the battery compartment door located on the bottom of
the unit.
3. Pinch the backup battery release tab and pull the backup battery holder free.
4. Insert one CR2032 button cell battery with the + side facing upwards.
Pull Out Backup
battery holder
Installing Backup Battery
5. Replace the backup battery holder into the unit, then replace the battery
compartment door.
• Make sure you dispose of battery properly (see your local regulations).
• Buttons will not function if only back up battery installed.
• Replace the CR2032 battery when you see the Low Battery indicator flashing in the display.
Using iHM45
Install AC Adaptor
Connect the AC adaptor cable plug into the DC jack on the back of the
iHM45, then plug the AC adaptor into the wall outlet.
Installing/Replacing Batteries for Portable Operation
The iHM45 uses 4 “AA” batteries for portable operation. The iHM45 will
not charge your audio device while operating on batteries.
If sound becomes weak or distorted, it is time to replace the batteries.
• Open the battery compartment cover located on the bottom of the
• Insert 4 “AA” batteries as indicated. Replace battery compartment
• We recommend the use of alkaline batteries for longer life.
NOTE: To save battery life, when running on batteries, unit will
automatically power OFF after 3 minutes of non-use (no song playing).
Batteries information:
• Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable
(nickel-cadmium) batteries.
Charging Your Audio Device
A micro USB to standard USB charging cable is included with the unit. Connect your audio device to
the included micro USB plug and connect the standard USB plug into the USB charging port on the
back of the unit. If your device requires a different USB charging cable, please use the cable that came
with your device instead. Move the USB Mode Switch to the B position. Observe the charging status
on your device. If device does not charge, try the A position.
While your device is connected to the USB Port in the unit and the unit is connected to AC power, it
recharges until fully charged. Device will not be overcharged. Unit will not charge devices when
operating on batteries.
Listening to Your Audio Device
1. Connect the included stereo audio cable to the output/headphone jack on your audio device and
the other end to the aux in jack located on the back of the unit.
2. Press the
Button on the iHM45. The Audio Indicator ( ) appears in the display.
3. Place your audio device in play mode. Use the transport controls on your audio device for
playing/pausing, scanning and skipping tracks, etc.
4. Press the or
buttons on the iHM45 to adjust the system volume.
5. To turn off the unit, press the
Button on the iHM45. Remember to turn off your audio device,
Note: If your audio device is in pause mode over 3 minutes the unit will power off automatically.
6. The Audio Indicator ( ) disappears.
Clock Setting
Setting the Time
1. Press the DST Button located on the back of the unit to add one hour for daylight saving time (on)
or to subtract one hour for standard time (off). The
icon will appear on the display to indicate
DST is on.
2. Press and hold the Clock Adj. Button for 2 seconds until the hour display flashes. Press the
or-Button until the current hour is displayed. Remember to set the correct AM or PM time (a PM icon
to the left of the time display is the PM indicator; there is no AM indicator).
3. Press the Clock Adj. Button again. The minute display will flash. Press the
current minute is displayed. Hold for rapid advance.
Button until the
4. Press the
Button during time setting to toggle 12-hour or 24-hour display format. Note that
the PM indicator will not appear when using 24 hour display mode.
5. Press the Clock Adj. Button again to confirm the clock setting. You will hear 2 beeps indicating the
clock time is set.
Alarm Operation
Note: In order for the alarm to operate you must install the 4 "AA" batteries or have the AC adaptor
connected. The CR2032 back up battery will maintain the time and alarm settings but it will not turn
on the alarm.
This unit features Gentle Waking, which gradually increases the volume of the alarm.
Setting the Alarm
1. Press and hold the
Button until the hour display flashes. Press the
Button until the
desired alarm hour is displayed. Remember to set the correct AM or PM time, indicated by PM on
the display; there is no AM indicator.
2. Press the
3. Press the
is set.
Button again, then press the
Button until the desired alarm minute is
Button again to exit the setting mode. You should hear 2 beeps indicating the alarm
Note: Once you set the alarm time, the alarm will be automatically armed, indicated by the
To disarm the alarm, press the
Button. The
icon will disappear and the alarm will not sound at
the set time.
4. When the alarm is sounding, the
icon will flash.
• To snooze during the alarm, press the Snooze/Dimmer Button. The alarm will be silenced for 9
minutes, then come on again.
• To turn the alarm off and reset it to come on the next day, press the
5. If the alarm is not turned off once it sounds, it will play for one hour then turn off automatically.
This cycle will repeat every 24 hours unless the controls are changed.
Snooze/Dimmer Operation
Programming Snooze Time
The default snooze time is 9 minutes. You can adjust the snooze duration. During normal operation
(when alarm is NOT sounding), press and hold the Snooze/Dimmer Button for 2 seconds until the
ZZZ indicator and Snooze time display flashes. Adjust the duration of snooze time up or down
(between 1 - 29 minutes) by pressing the
or Buttons. Press and hold the Snooze/Dimmer Button
to confirm.
Using the Snooze/Dimmer Button
1. Press the Snooze/Dimmer Button after the alarm sounds. The alarm will be silenced and will come
on again after the set snooze duration. You may repeat this cycle several times during the one hour
alarm cycle.
2. During normal operation with the AC adaptor, press the Snooze/Dimmer Button to control the
brightness (high, medium, low and off) of the LCD display. During portable operation with 4 “AA”
batteries, the LCD backlight will display for about 5 seconds when you press the Snooze/Dimmer
Button once.
A Consumer Guide to Product Safety
When used in the directed manner, this unit has been designed and manufactured to ensure your personal safety.
However, improper use can result in potential electrical shock or fire hazards. Please read all safety and operating
instructions carefully before installation and use, and keep these instructions handy for future reference. Take special
note of all warnings listed in these instructions and on the unit.
Water and Moisture – The unit should not be used near water. For example: near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, swimming pool or in a wet basement.
2. Ventilation – The unit should be situated so that its location or position does not interfere with its proper ventilation.
For example, it should not be situated on a bed, sofa, rug or similar surface that may block ventilation openings.
Also, it should not be placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet, which may impede the flow
of air through the ventilation openings.
3. Heat – The unit should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other appliances
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
4. Power Sources – The unit should be connected to a power supply only of the type described in the operating
instructions or as marked on the appliance.
5. Power-Cable Protection – Power supply cables should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or
pinched by items placed upon or against them. It is always best to have a clear area from where the cable exits
the unit to where it is plugged into an AC socket.
6. Cleaning – The unit should be cleaned only as recommended. See the Maintenance section of this manual for
cleaning instructions.
7. Objects and Liquid Entry – Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into any
openings or vents located on the product.
8. Attachments – Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer.
9. Lightning and Power Surge Protection – Unplug the unit from the wall socket 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 and power-line surges.
10. Overloading – Do not overload wall sockets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result
in a risk of fire or electric shock.
11. Damage Requiring Service – The unit should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
A. the power supply cable or plug has been damaged.
B. objects have fallen into or liquid has been spilled into the enclosure.
C. the unit has been exposed to rain.
D. the unit has been dropped or the enclosure damaged.
E. the unit exhibits a marked change in performance or does not operate normally.
12. Periods of Nonuse – If the unit is to be left unused for an extended period of time, such as a month or longer, the
power cable should be unplugged from the unit to prevent damage or corrosion.
13. Servicing – The user should not attempt to service the unit beyond those methods described in the user’s operating
instructions. Service methods not covered in the operating instructions should be referred to qualified service
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Trouble Shooting
Unit doesn’t
(no power)
Audio device
charge up
Possible Problem
AC adaptor isn’t plugged into a
wall outlet or the connector is
not plugged into the power
supply jack on the back of the
Plug the AC adaptor into a wall outlet and plug
the connector into the supply jack on the unit.
Wall outlet is not functioning
Plug another device into the same outlet to
confirm the outlet is working. Turn on any switch
that controls the outlet.
Batteries are weak/dead
Replace current batteries with fresh ones
Unit is operating on batteries/
not connected to AC adaptor
Unit will not charge audio device when running
on batteries.
Connect unit to AC adaptor to charge device.
Make sure the USB cable is properly and securely
connected to the USB port on the back of the
unit. Try moving the USB Mode Switch to a
different position.
USB cable is not properly
connected and/or USB Mode
Switch needs to be switched
Device is locked up/frozen
Device battery has problem
Sound is
Please refer to your device’s manual for details.
Please make sure your device is working properly
before connecting to unit.
Volume level is set too high
Decrease the volume.
Sound source is distorted
If original sound source is poor quality, distortion
and noise are easily noticed with high-power
speakers. Try a different file from a trusted source
such as iTunes.
Batteries are weak/dead
Replace current batteries with fresh ones.
Limited 1 Year Warranty Information
iHome Products, a division of SDI Technologies Inc. (hereafter referred to as SDI), warrants this product to be free from defects
in workmanship and materials, under normal use and conditions, for a period of one (1) year from the date of original
Should this product fail to function in a satisfactory manner, it is best to first return it to the store where it was originally
purchased. Should this fail to resolve the matter and service still be required by reason of any defect or malfunction during
the warranty period, SDI will repair or, at its discretion, replace this product without charge. This decision is subject to
verification of the defect or malfunction upon delivery of this product to the Factory Service Center authorized by SDI
Customer Service. The product must include proof of purchase, including date of purchase. An out-of-warranty fee for service
will be charged for units that are received without proof of purchase.
Before returning this product for service, please first replace the batteries (if applicable) with fresh ones, as exhausted or
defective batteries are the most common cause of problems encountered.
If service is still required:
1. Call SDI Customer Service at 1-800-288-2792 for Return Authorization and for the address of the Factory Service Center.
2. Remove the batteries (if applicable) and pack the unit in a well padded, heavy corrugated box. SDI is not responsible for
damage that occurs during shipping to the Factory Service Center.
3. Enclose a photocopy of your sales receipt, credit card statement, or other proof of the date of purchase, if within the
warranty period. Also include your name and address information, a brief description for why the unit is being returned, and
the return authorization number. No unit can be processed without a return authorization number.
4. Write the return authorization number on the side of the shipping package and send the unit prepaid and insured to the
Factory Service Center address authorized by SDI Customer Service.
Disclaimer of Warranty
NOTE: This warranty is valid only if the product is used for the purpose for which it was designed. It does not cover (i) products
which have been damaged by negligence or willful actions, misuse or accident, or which have been modified or repaired by
unauthorized persons; (ii) cracked or broken cabinets, or units damaged by excessive heat; (iii) damage to digital media
players, CD’s or tape cassettes (if applicable); (iv) the cost of shipping this product to the Factory Service Center and its
return to the owner.
This warranty is valid only in the United States of America and does not extend to owners of the product other than to the
original purchaser. In no event will SDI or any of its affiliates, contractors, resellers, their officers, directors,
shareholders, members or agents be liable to you or any third party for any consequential or incidental damages, any lost
profits, actual, exemplary or punitive damages. (Some states do not allow limitations on implied warranties or exclusion of
consequential damages, so these restrictions may not apply to you.) This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Your acknowledgement and agreement to fully and completely abide by the above mentioned disclaimer of warranty is
contractually binding to you upon your transfer of currency (money order, cashier's check, or credit card) for purchase of
your SDI product.
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