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Instructions for Use
Model No. TMT081-US
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS,
PLEASE READ FIRST!
CAUTION: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT USE THIS PLUG WITH AN
EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRICAL SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE
SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
ATTENTION: POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS
LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER
JUSQU’AU FOND.
This symbol 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 to persons.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
THERE ARE NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. PLEASE REFER ANY SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
AVERTISSEMENT: RISQUE DE
ÉLECTRIQUE – NE PAS OUVRIR
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of important operating and
maintenance
(servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
CHOC
SAFETY CERTIFICATIONS
This product, the Teach Me Time! Talking Alarm Clock & Nightlight
model TMT081-US, is CE certified.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating this
product. All operating and use instructions should be followed. All warnings printed on the
device and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. Please keep this manual for
future reference.
Water & Moisture
Do not use this device near water. For example, do not use this device near a bathtub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub. Do not use this device in a wet basement, near a swimming
pool or near any other source of water. Do not place water-filled vessels on this device.
Heat & Open Flame
Do not place this device near any heat sources such as radiators, stoves, amplifiers or other
devices that produce heat. Do not place an open flame on or near this device.
Power Source
This product should be connected to a power supply only of the type marked on the outside
of the unit. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, please consult your
product dealer or local power company. Where the main plug is used as the disconnect
device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
Batteries
Do not mix old and new batteries - always replace both batteries at the same time. Always
use two batteries of the same type - do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or
rechargeable (nickel-cadmium) batteries.
Grounding or Polarization
Precaution should be taken not to defeat the safety purpose of grounding or polarization.
This product is supplied with a polarized AC power cord plug (one blade is wider than the
other). This plug is designed to fit into the power outlet in only one way. If you are unable to
fully insert the plug into the power outlet, try reversing it. If the plug should still fail to fit, use
a different outlet or contact a certified electrician to have a suitable outlet installed.
Overloading
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, etc. beyond their rated capacity.
When Not In Use
Unplug the unit from the wall when not using for prolonged periods of time. When removing
the power cord from the wall, always grasp the plug; do not pull the cord itself.
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Power Cord Protection
Power cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items
placed on or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product.
Lightning
If the unit is not plugged into an appropriately rated surge protector, unplug the unit from the
wall in the event of a lightning storm in order to protect it from powerline surges. Unplug the
unit if it is to be unused for a long period of time.
Object & Liquid Entry
Never insert objects of any kind into this product, through ventilation openings, as these
objects may touch dangerous voltage points or create a short circuit that could result in a fire
or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on or into the device.
Cleaning
Unplug the unit from the wall before cleaning. Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe down the unit.
Do not use liquid, aerosol or abrasive cleaners.
Servicing & Safety Checks
Do not attempt to service the unit yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards. All servicing should be referred to qualified personnel.
Servicing is required when the unit does not operate properly or has been damaged in any
way, including but not limited to power supply/cord damage, damage as a result of exposure
to moisture, and damage resulting from impact. Upon completion of any service or repairs to
this product, ask the service technician to perform routine safety checks.
Damage Requiring Service
This product should be fixed by qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
When the power supply, cord or plug has been damaged.
If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the unit.
If the unit is exposed to rain or water.
If the product does not operate normally when following the operating instructions.
If the unit has been dropped or damaged in any way.
When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Replacement Parts
In the event that replacement parts are required, ensure that the service technician uses parts
specified by the manufacturer or those deemed to be equivalent. Unauthorized substitutions
may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Lead Paint
This product has been tested for lead paint content and has passed all related tests as defined
by the ASTM F963-07 sec. 4.3.5.1 safety specification.
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FCC INFORMATION
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:
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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 connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING: Changes or modifications to the equipment that are not expressly approved by
the responsible party for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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that should exist, but don't. “Products that make sense™” is our motto and the execution of
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SERVICE CONTACT INFORMATION
Please check http://www.americaninnovative.com/service/ for the most up-to-date contact
information and for details regarding product servicing and/or warranty claims.
American Innovative, LLC
attn: Warranty Service
rd
364 Boylston Street, 3 Floor
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
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617.395.7831 or 866.663.2393 (in the USA)
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Setup
Getting Started
Unpack Teach Me Time! and plug the external AC adapter into
the back of the product. Next plug the AC adapter into a
standard wall outlet.
Teach Me Time! comes from the factory set to a special “instore demonstration” mode of the Teach Me Time! Game. To
exit this demonstration mode, press any key under the rear
hatch.
TIP: The rear hatch
conceals the parental
controls and is designed to
be “child proof”.
To open the hatch, place
your thumb on the latch
and gently push down and
back. You may flex the
cover slightly to facilitate
opening the hatch:
Setting the Time
The first time you plug in Teach Me Time! you must set the time:
1. Press and hold the SETUP key for two (2) seconds to
enter set time mode. The numeric portion of the display
flashes and the word “SET” appears.
2. Adjust the time using the HR +/- and MIN +/- keys. Press
and hold these keys for one (1) second to scroll rapidly.
3. Tap the SETUP key once quickly to exit.
Battery Backup
Teach Me Time! comes from the factory with two AAA batteries
already installed. To replace the batteries, remove the screw
from the battery hatch (bottom of unit) using a small
screwdriver. If the hatch does not fall open freely, use your
fingernail or a paperclip to gently dislodge it.
NOTE: To conserve power, the nightlight and display backlight
features of Teach Me Time! do not work while running under
battery power.
NOTE: If the battery level is very low Teach Me Time! may not
have enough power to clearly announce the time or may
become unresponsive. In this event, please replace the
batteries with a fresh set.
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Do not attempt to open
the hatch by using a
fingernail to pull in an
upward direction as this
may break the latch
mechanism.
TIP: Included batteries are
intended for in-store
display. For best
performance, replace the
batteries with a fresh set
before first use.
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Ordinary Operation (Current Time of Day)
During ordinary operation the current time of day is displayed.
The following features are available:
Display Presentation
Use the DISPLAY key to toggle the display presentation:
Analog Only
Numeric Only
TIP: The functions on
this page are only
available when Teach
Me Time! is displaying
the current time of day.
Both
Backlight (and Nightlight) Brightness
Use the MIN +/- (Brightness) keys to toggle between HIGH
(default) and LOW brightness options. If the nightlight is on, its
intensity is also adjusted.
Master Volume
Use the HR +/- (Volume) keys to adjust the volume. There are
four volume options as follows: OFF, LOW (1), MEDIUM (2) and
HIGH (3). While the volume is being adjusted the display
indicates the current volume level for 5 seconds.
TIP: The master volume
does not affect the
wake chime volume,
only the voice
announcements.
“Toe” Button Operations
LEFT: In ordinary time mode the left toe button
toggles the nightlight on and off unless the
nightlight timer is enabled (see Using The
Nightlight Timer on p. 11).
RIGHT: Pressing the right toe button announces
the current time.
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Using The Alarm Clock
For older children, Teach Me Time! has a built-in alarm clock
with snooze function.
Setting the Alarm Wake Time
To set the alarm wake time:
1. Press and hold the WAKE REVIEW key for two (2)
seconds. The bunny icon appears in the display along
with the word “SET”. The wake time is displayed in the
numeric portion of the display (factory default: 7:00am):
2. Adjust the wake time using the HR +/- and MIN +/- keys.
3.
Tap WAKE REVIEW once quickly to exit. Teach Me Time!
announces the status of the alarm wake setting for
confirmation.
Toggle the Wake Status (On or Off)
Press the WAKE ON | OFF key to toggle the status of the alarm
clock. Teach Me Time! clearly announces whether or not the
alarm is on and, if it is, for what time it is set.
TIP: Press the WAKE
REVIEW key to review
the current status of the
alarm wake setting.
TIP: If you make a
change to the wake
time, Teach Me Time!
automatically sets the
wake status to ON.
TIP: The presence of
the bunny icon
indicates that the alarm
is enabled to sound at
the appointed time:
“Toe” Button Operations (While The Alarm Is Sounding)
LEFT: Pressing the left toe button causes Teach
Me Time! to snooze for 10 minutes. After ten
minutes the alarm sounds again.
RIGHT: Pressing the right toe button will silence a
sounding alarm or cancel a snooze that is in
progress.
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TIP: When Teach Me
Time! is snoozing the
sheep icon animates in
the display:
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Using The Nightlight Timer
The Teach Me Time! nightlight timer can be programmed to
turn on and off automatically at whatever times desired.
Furthermore, Teach Me Time! glows in two different colors. A
transition time (the time at which the nightlight changes color
from yellow to green) may also be selected.
Turning the Nightlight On and Off
Tap the LIGHT button to toggle between the nightlight modes
as follows:
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TIP: The dual-color
nightlight feature is
useful for very young
children who can not
yet tell time. Parents
may choose to instruct
their son or daughter
not to get up “until
Teach Me Time! turns
green”.
Off
On - Yellow
On - Green
Timer ( icon appears in display)
When the nightlight is in timer mode, the nightlight turns on and
off and changes color according to a schedule set by the user.
See Setting the Nightlight Timer below.
Setting the Nightlight Timer
To set the nightlight timer follow these steps:
1. Press and hold the LIGHT key for two (2) seconds to enter
nightlight timer setup. The nightlight ON time (8:00pm
by default) appears and may be adjusted using the HR +/and MIN +/- keys.
2. Next, tap the LIGHT key once quickly to move to the next
step. The nightlight OFF time (9:00am by default)
appears and may be adjusted in the same manner.
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Using The Nightlight Timer (continued)
3. Tap the LIGHT key once quickly to move to the third and
final step. The nightlight CHANGE time (6:00am by
default) appears. The change or “transition time” is the
time at which the nightlight color changes from yellow to
green. This time may also be adjusted.
TIP: The transition time
may not be adjusted
beyond the nightlight ON
and nightlight OFF
extremes and Teach Me
Time! automatically
enforces this.
4. Tap the LIGHT key once more to exit the nightlight timer
setup sequence. Upon exiting, Teach Me Time!
automatically places the nightlight in timer mode ( icon
appears).
Disabling Color Changing Of The Nightlight Timer
You may prefer to have the nightlight turn on and off
automatically but not change color. In order to disable the colorchange transition do one of the following:
1. Set the CHANGE time equal to the ON time. In this case
the nightlight turns on (Yellow) at the ON time and off at
the OFF time. It does not change color.
2. Set the CHANGE time equal to the OFF time. In this case
the nightlight turns on (Green) at the ON time and off at
the OFF time. It does not change color.
In either case, if the CHANGE time is disabled, a small “x”
appears in the center of the light bulb icon during timer setup (this
“x” is not seen during ordinary operation):
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Playing the Teach Me Time! Game
The Teach Me Time! built-in teaching game is designed to be
played together with your child and to encourage a pattern of
learning about time before bed.
Getting Started and Selecting a Skill Level
TIP: When the Teach
Me Time! game is in
progress, the chick icon
is visible in the display:
To begin the Teach Me Time! game, tap the TEACH key once.
Teach Me Time! announces, “Let’s learn to tell time!” and the
display prompts you to adjust the skill level. Note that the skill
level may only be adjusted at the beginning of the game.
Use the HR +/- keys to adjust the skill level, if desired. The skill
levels are designed to limit the complexity of the times that are
displayed as follows:
Level
Level 01
(easiest)
Level 02
Description
Round hours only.
i.e. 1 o’clock, 2 o’clock, etc.
Round hours and half-hours only.
i.e. 1 o’clock, 1:30, 2 o’clock, 2:30, etc.
Level 03
Round hours, half-hours and quarter-hours.
Level 04
Round hours, half-hours, quarter-hours and
10-minute internals.
Level 05
(hardest)
Any time may be displayed.
i.e. 1 o’clock, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45, 2 o’clock, etc.
i.e. 1 o’clock, 1:10, 1:15, 1:20, 1:30, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, etc.
i.e. 1 o’clock, 1:02, 1:57, etc.
Play the Game
The game is very simple. Ask your child to press the left toe
button to display a time on the analog portion of the display
(the digital clock display is hidden at first). Try to coax them to a
correct answer and then press the right toe button to have
Teach Me Time! announce the correct time and display the
correct answer in the digital clock portion of the display. To
conclude the game, tap the TEACH key at any time.
Manual Adjust
Use the HR +/- and MIN +/- keys at any time to manually adjust
the clock hands to whatever time you wish. Press the right toe
button to announce the time displayed.
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TIP: You may wish to
view the analog hands
and the related digital
clock display together.
Use the DISPLAY key to
toggle the visibility of
the digital clock display
during the Teach Me
Time! game.
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workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days, under normal use and conditions.
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God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial application (or rental), or modification
(including the antenna). This warranty does not cover damage due to improper operation or
maintenance, connection to an improper voltage supply, or attempted repair by anyone other
than American Innovative, LLC or American Innovative, LLC authorized service facilities. This
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in the United States and is invalid if the product serial number has been altered or removed.
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