Sony ICF-C212 Operating Instructions

Sony ICF-C212 Operating Instructions
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For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the appliance,
and keep this manual for future reference.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and in the operating
instructions, and adhere to them.
Water and Moisture
Do not use powerline operated appliances near water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
FM/AM Clock Radio
Operating Instructions
Do not place the appliance near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct
The slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable
operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be
blocked or covered.
-Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth or other materials.
-Never block the slots and openings by placing the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar
-Never place the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper
ventilation is provided.
Do not place the appliance on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The appliance may fall,
causing serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only a cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by Sony.
-An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting
If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony.
Power Source
This appliance should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.
If you are not sure of the type of electrical power supplied to your home, consult your dealer or local
power company. For those appliances designed to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer
to the operating instructions.
Grounding or Polarization
This appliance is equipped with a polarized AC power cord plug (a plug having one blade wider than
the other), or with a three-wire grounding type plug (a plug having a third pin for grounding). Follow
the instructions below:
-For the appliance with a polarized AC power cord plug:
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact
your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
plug by forcing it in.
-For the appliance with a three-wire grounding type AC plug:
This plug will only fit into a grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the grounding plug.
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or convenience receptacles beyond their capacity, since
this can result in fire or electric shock.
When not in use
Unplug the power cord of the appliance from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.
Power-Cord Protection
© 2003 Sony Corporation
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits
from the appliance.
Printed in China
For added protection for this appliance during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the appliance due to lightning and powerline surges.
Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into the appliance through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the appliance.
For customers in the USA
Please register this product on line at
Proper registration will enable us to send you periodic mailings about new products, services, and other important
announcements. Registering your product will also allow us to contact you in the unlikely event that the product needs
adjustment or modification. Thank you.
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners
or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning the exterior of the appliance.
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.
Do not use attachments not recommended by Sony, as they may cause hazards.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
To prevent fire or shock hazard,
do not expose the unit to rain or
Before You Begin
Thank you for choosing the Sony Dream Machine!
It will give you many hours of reliable service and
listening pleasure.
Before operating the Dream Machine, please read
these instructions thoroughly and retain them for
future reference.
• 0.9 inch green LED display
• Single alarm with easy-to-see alarm indicator
• Power back-up function to keep the clock during a
power interruption, using a 6F22 battery (not
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.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
* The graphical symbols are on the bottom enclosure.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.
Installing the
To keep good time, your Dream Machine needs one
6F22 battery (not supplied), in addition to house
current. The battery keeps the clock operating in the
event of a power interruption.
Before setting the time on your Dream Machine, open
the lid at the bottom of the unit, install the battery with
correct polarity and then close the lid.
• After a power interruption, the displayed time may
not always be correct (it may gain or lose about 10
minutes per hour).
If an outdoor antenna or cable system is installed, follow the precautions below.
An outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such power lines or circuits.
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and
built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code provides information with respect
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.
Antenna Grounding According to the National
Electrical Code
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Electric Service
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
Grounding Conductors
(NEC Section 810-20)
Ground Clamps
Power Service Grounding Electrode System
(NEC Art 250 Part H)
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
-When the power cord or plug is damage or frayed.
-If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the appliance.
-If the appliance has been exposed to rain or water.
-The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
-This indicates a need for service.
-If the appliance does not operate normally when following the operating instructions, adjust only
those controls that are specified in the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the appliance to normal operation.
-If the appliance has been subject to excessive shock by being dropped, or the cabinet has been
Knowing When to Replace the
Do not attempt to service the appliance yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
To check battery power, unplug the AC power cord
from the wall outlet and plug it in again after a few
minutes. If the displayed time is incorrect, replace the
battery with a new one.
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by Sony that have the same characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Battery Warning
When the unit will be left unplugged for a long time,
remove the battery to avoid undue battery discharge
and damage to the unit from battery leakage.
Replacement parts
Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to the appliance, ask the service technician to perform
routine safety checks (as specified by Sony) to determine that the appliance is in safe operating
Setting the Clock
Function selector
Plug in the unit.
The display will flash “AM 12:00”.
To set the hour, while holding down
CLOCK, press TIME SET H. When the
correct hour appears in the display, release
To set the minute, while holding down
CLOCK, press TIME SET M. When the
correct minute appears in the display,
release CLOCK.
The clock will begin to operate when you release
AC power cord
FM wire
• Each press on TIME SET H or TIME SET M
advances the displayed number by one.
• The minute digits advance to “00” after “59”. The
hour digits do not advance by pressing TIME SET
• To adjust the time exactly to the second, set the time
one minute behind the time you want to set. Press
TIME SET M simultaneouly with the time signal.
Playing the Radio
Set the function selector to RADIO ON to
turn on the radio and adjust VOL (volume).
Select BAND and tune in a station using
• To turn off the radio, set the function selector to
Improving the
FM: Extend the FM wire antenna fully to improve the
AM: Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum
reception. A ferrite bar antenna is built into the
Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or metal
surface, as this may lead to interference of reception.
There is a tactile dot beside VOL to show the
direction to turn up the volume.
Setting the Alarm
To set the radio alarm, first tune in to a station and
adjust the volume.
To set the hour for alarm, while holding
down ALARM, press TIME SET H. When
the desired hour appears in the display,
release ALARM.
To set the minute for alarm, while holding
down ALARM, press TIME SET M. When
the desired minute appears in the display,
release ALARM.
Set the function selector to ALARM
The alarm setting will be indicated in the display.
The alarm will come on at the preset time and
automatically turn itself off after 119 minutes.
• To shut off the alarm, set the function selector to
To sound the alarm at the preset time the next day,
set the function selector to ALARM MODE •
• To deactivate the alarm, set the function selector to
The alarm indication will be turned off.
• To doze a few more minutes, press SNOOZE/
The alarm will shut off but will come on again after
about 9 minutes. (While the snooze function is
operating, the alarm indication is shown in the
display until the alarm function is deactivated.) You
can use this function as many times as you like.
• To adjust the radio alarm volume, turn VOL.
The buzzer volume is fixed.
• To check the preset time, press ALARM.
Setting the Sleep
Enjoy falling asleep to the radio using the built-in
sleep timer that shuts off the radio automatically.
While listening to the radio, set the function
selector to OFF.
Press SLEEP.
The radio turns on. It will go off after 59
• To turn off the radio before the preset time, press
• Every time you press SLEEP, the sleep timer is
reset to 59 minutes.
• When you set the function selector to ALARM
the preset alarm time comes while the sleep timer is
operating, the radio or buzzer sounds depending on
which you set.
• Operate the unit on the power sources specified in
• To disconnect the power cord (mains lead), pull it
out by the plug, not the cord.
• Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat source
such as a radiator or airduct, or in a place subject to
direct sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical vibration,
or shock.
• Allow adequate air circulation to prevent internal
heat build-up. Do not place the unit on a surface (a
rug, a blanket, etc.) or near materials (a curtain)
which might block the ventilation holes.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit,
unplug the unit and have it checked by a qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
• To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened with
a mild detergent solution.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Time display:
12 hour system
Frequency range:
FM: 87.5 – 108 MHz
AM: 530 – 1 710 kHz
Approx. 6.6 cm (2 5⁄8 inches) dia., 8 Ω
Power output:
150 mW (at 10 % harmonic distortion)
Power requirements:
120 V AC, 60 Hz
For the power back-up function: 9 V DC,
one 6F22 battery
Battery life:
Approx. 80 hours, using Sony 006P (6F22) battery
Approx. 165 × 64.5 × 146 mm (w/h/d)
(6 1⁄2 × 2 5⁄8 × 5 3⁄4 inches) incl. projecting parts and
Approx. 522 g (1 lb 3 oz) not incl. battery
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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