model jcr-208 am/fm clock radio

MODEL JCR-208
AM/FM CLOCK RADIO
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Please read and follow this instruction manual carefully
before using the unit and retain it for future reference
WARNING
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. TO
PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Keep these instructions
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions.
7. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
8. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wider or the third
prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
9. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
10. Only use attachments / accessories specified by the manufacturer.
11. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified
by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart
is used, use caution when moving the cart/ apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
12. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused
for long periods of time.
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13. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.
14. This apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing water and that
no object filled with liquids such as vases shall be placed on the apparatus.
15. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on apparatus.
16. Main plug is used as disconnect device and it should remain readily
operable during intended use. In order to disconnect the apparatus from the
mains completely, the mains plug should be disconnected form the mains
socket outlet completely.
17. Battery shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the
like.
18. The marking information is located at the back of apparatus.
19. CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or equivalent type.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK,
MATCH WIDE BLADE OF AC PLUG TO WIDE SLOT. FULLY INSERT.
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COMPLIANCE WITH FCC REGULATION
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for radio
receiver, 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 connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
PROTECT YOUR FURNITURE!!
This system is equipped with non-skid rubber ‘feet’ to prevent the product from
moving when you operate the controls. These ‘feet’ are made from nonmigrating rubber material specially formulated to avoid leaving any marks or
stains on your furniture. However certain types of oil based furniture polishes,
wood preservatives, or cleaning sprays may cause the rubber ‘feet’ to soften,
and leave marks or a rubber residue on the furniture.
To prevent any damage to your furniture we strongly recommend that you
purchase small self-adhesive felt pads, available at hardware stores and home
improvement centers everywhere, and apply these pads to the bottom of the
rubber ‘feet’ before you place the product on fine wooden furniture.
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IMPORTANT NOTES
Avoid installing the unit in locations described below:
 Places exposed to direct sunlight or close to heat radiating appliances such
as electric heaters.
 Dusty places.
 Places subject to constant vibration.
 Humid or moist places.
POWER SOURCE
This unit is designed to operate on 120V/60Hz AC house current. Operating
this unit on any other power source may cause damage to the unit, and such
damage is not covered by your warranty.
It is also equipped with a battery back-up system for the clock that is powered
by an optional 9V battery (type 6F22 or equivalent) – not included.
BATTERY BACK – UP SYSTEM
The Battery Back-up System ensures the clock and alarm settings will be retained
during a power interruption or power outage (in order to preserve the battery life
the Display will not light). All clock settings will be kept in memory, however, the
clock time may require adjustment for exact accuracy once the power returns. If a
battery is not installed, the Display will blink”12:00” when the power is restored.
This will indicate that you have to reset the time and alarm settings.
BATTERY INSTALLATION
1. Open the battery compartment door on the bottom of the cabinet then
connect one DC 9V battery to the Battery Clip located inside.
Note: The battery clip only fits one way to ensure the correct polarity.
2. Replace the Battery Compartment Door.
IMPORTANT: Be sure that the battery is installed correctly. Wrong polarity
may damage the unit.
3. For optimum performance an alkaline-type battery is recommended.
4. If the unit is not to be used for an extended period of time, remove the
battery. Old or leaking battery can cause damage to the unit and will void
the warranty.
5. Do not try to recharge batteries not intended to be recharged; they can
overheat, rupture and leak. (Follow battery manufacturer’s directions).
6. Do not dispose of batteries in fire, batteries may leak or explode.
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POWER FAILURE INDICATOR
If there is no battery installed in the unit or the battery installed is weak or dead,
the time and alarm settings will be lost if the power is interrupted. When the AC
power is restored the display will flash “12:00”. This indicates that the time
displayed is incorrect and needs to be reset.
IMPORTANT:
After you reset the time, be sure to reset your alarm settings as well.
LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
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1. SNOOZE BUTTON
2. ALARM BUTTON
3. TIME BUTTON
4. SLEEP BUTTON
5. HOUR BUTTON
6. MINUTE BUTTON
7. FUNCTION SELECTOR
(ON/OFF/AUTO/ALARM)
8. TUNING CONTROL
9. VOLUME CONTROL
10. FM WIRE ANTENNA
11. AUTO INDICATOR
12. AC CORD
13. AM/FM BAND SELECTOR
14. HI-LO DIMMER
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
SETTING THE CLOCK
When you connect the radio to an AC outlet for the first time the clock display
will begin flashing "12:00". The flashing will stop when you set the time.
1. Press and hold the TIME button and repeatedly press the HOUR button to
set the correct Hour.
2. Press and hold the TIME button and repeatedly press the MINUTE button to
set the correct Minute.
AUTO INDICATOR
PM INDICATOR
NOTE
There is a PM INDICATOR located in the top left-hand corner of the clock
display. Be sure to observe the PM indicator when setting the time to make sure
the time is set correctly for AM or PM. If the PM indicator is 'On', the time
displayed is "PM". If the PM indicator is 'Off, the time displayed is "AM ".
DIMMER OPERATION
Set the Dimmer to Hi for bright illumination and LO for the dark illumination.
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LISTENING TO THE RADIO
Set the BAND SELECTOR to the desired band, AM or FM.
Slide the FUNCTION SELECTOR to the “ON” position.
Select your desired station with the TUNING CONTROL.
Adjust the VOLUME CONTROL to the desired listening level.
When you have finished listening, slide the FUNCTION SELECTOR to the
“OFF” position to turn the radio off.
TIPS FOR BEST RADIO RECEPTION
AM - The AM antenna is built inside the radio. If AM reception is weak, change
the position of the unit until the internal antenna picks up the strongest
signal.
FM - If FM reception is weak, fully extend the wire antenna and vary the position
and location of the antenna until you find the strongest signal.
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ALARM OPERATION
SETTING THE WAKE UP TIME
1. Press and hold the ALARM BUTTON and repeatedly press the HOUR
BUTTON to set the correct wake up Hour.
2. Press and hold the ALARM BUTTON and repeatedly press the MINUTE
BUTTON to set the correct wake up Minute.
NOTE
There is a PM INDICATOR located in the top left-hand corner of the clock
display. Be sure to observe the PM indicator when setting the alarm to make
sure the alarm time is set correctly for AM or PM. If the PM indicator is 'On', the
alarm time will be "PM". If not, the alarm time will be "AM".
CHECKING THE WAKE UP TIME
Whenever you want to check the wake up time, simply press the ALARM
BUTTON. The display will change from current time to wake up time. Release
the ALARM BUTTON to return to current time.
WAKE TO RADIO
1. Slide the FUNCTION SELECTOR to “ON”, select the band, station, and
adjust the volume to a level that you wish to hear when the wake up time is
reached, then slide the FUNCTION SELECTOR to the “AUTO” position. The
AUTO INDICATOR will light on the display.
2. Reconfirm the wake up time setting by pressing the ALARM BUTTON.
3. At the selected wake up time the radio will turn 'On' and will play for about
two hours and then shut off automatically.
4. To stop the radio before it shuts off, press the ALARM BUTTON. The radio
will stop but the alarm remains set and will turn the radio on again at the
same time on the following day.
5. If you do not want the radio to turn on the following day, set the FUNCTION
SELECTOR to the “OFF” position. The AUTO INDICATOR will go off.
WAKE TO ALARM
1. Set the FUNCTION SELECTOR to the “ALARM” position. The AUTO
INDICATOR will light up to confirm that the alarm is set.
2. At the selected wake up time the alarm will sound and continue for about
two hours and then shut off automatically.
3. If you want to listen to the radio after the wake up time, set the FUNCTION
SELECTOR to the “AUTO” position. Adjust the tuning and volume for the
radio program if required.
4. To stop the alarm, press the ALARM Button once. The alarm will stop but
the alarm remains set and will turn on the alarm on again at the same time
the following day.
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5. If you do not want the alarm to turn on the following day, set the FUNCTION
SELECTOR to the “OFF” position. The AUTO INDICATOR will go off.
SNOOZE ALARM
After the radio or alarm sounds, you may press the SNOOZE button for a few
more minutes sleep. The alarm will stop for approximately 9 minutes and then
turn on again.
SLEEP OPERATION
SLEEP TO MUSIC
You can program the sleep timer to play the radio for up to 1 hour 59 minutes
and then shut off automatically.
1. Slide the FUNCTION SELECTOR to “ON” and select the band, station, and
volume level that you want to listen then slide the FUNCTION SELECTOR
to either “OFF” or ““AUTO”” position.
2. Press the SLEEP BUTTON. The display will briefly show "0: 59". While
holding the SLEEP BUTTON press the HOUR BUTTON, the display shows
"1: 59" and the radio will begin to play. After 1 hour 59 minutes the radio will
shut off automatically.
3. To adjust the amount of time that the audio will play before shutting off,
press and hold the SLEEP BUTTON then press the MINUTE BUTTON to
adjust the desired sleep time. When the desired amount of sleep time
appears in the display, release the buttons.
4. To cancel the sleep timer before it counts down to "00" and shut the radio off,
press the SNOOZE BUTTON once.
SLEEP AND WAKE TO MUSIC
1. Slide the FUNCTION SELECTOR to “ON” and select the band, station, and
volume level that you wish to hear when the alarm comes 'On', then slide
the FUNCTION SELECTOR to the “AUTO” position. The AUTO INDICATOR
will light up.
2. Follow steps 2 to 3 in “SLEEP TO MUSIC” section above to set your desired
sleep time.
3. The unit is now programmed to turn off automatically at the Sleep Time you
selected and then to turn on at the preset “Alarm Time”.
4. To cancel the sleep timer before it counts down to "00" and shut the radio off,
press the SNOOZE BUTTON.
IMPORTANT:
Remember that the station and volume settings you choose for the SLEEP TO
MUSIC operation are the same settings you will hear if you set the alarm for
wake to “MUSIC” the following morning.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
1. If the cabinet becomes dusty, wipe the exterior with a soft dust cloth only.
Never use dusting sprays or polishes on the cabinet.
2. If the cabinet becomes dirty or smudged with fingerprints it may be wiped
with a soft cloth that has been slightly dampened with a mild soap and water
solution.
3. Always disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet before cleaning. Never
allow any liquid to get inside the cabinet.
NOTE
If there is no battery in the back-up battery compartment, the Time and Alarm
settings will be lost when the AC power cord is disconnected for cleaning. Reset
the clock and wake up time after reconnecting the AC power cord.
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90 DAY LIMITED WARRANTY AND SERVICE
VALID IN THE U.S.A ONLY
SPECTRA MERCHANDISING INTERNATIONAL, INC. warrants this unit to be free from defective
materials or factory workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of original customer
purchase and provided the product is utilized within the U.S.A. This warranty is not assignable or
transferable. Our obligation under this warranty is the repair or replacement of the defective unit
or any part thereof, except batteries, when it is returned to the SPECTRA Service Department,
accompanied by proof of the date of original consumer purchase, such as a duplicate copy of a
sales receipt.
You must pay all shipping charges required to ship the product to SPECTRA for warranty service.
If the product is repaired or replaced under warranty, the return charges will be at SPECTRA’s
expense. There are no other express warranties other than those stated herein.
This warranty is valid only in accordance with the conditions set forth below:
1. The warranty applies to the SPECTRA product only while:
a. It remains in the possession of the original purchaser and proof of purchase is
demonstrated.
b. It has not been subjected to accident, misuse, abuse, improper service, usage outside the
descriptions and warnings covered within the user manual or non-SPECTRA approved
modifications.
c. Claims are made within the warranty period.
2. This warranty does not cover damage or equipment failure caused by electrical wiring not in
compliance with electrical codes or SPECTRA user manual specifications, or failure to provide
reasonable care and necessary maintenance as outlined in the user manual.
3. Warranty of all SPECTRA products applies to residential use only and is void when products
are used in a nonresidential environment or installed outside the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state. TO OBTAIN SERVICE please remove all batteries (if any) and pack the unit
carefully and send it freight prepaid to SPECTRA at the address shown below. IF THE UNIT IS
RETURNED WITHIN THE WARRANTY PERIOD shown above, please include a proof of
purchase (dated cash register receipt) so that we may establish your eligibility for warranty service
and repair of the unit without cost. Also include a note with a description explaining how the unit is
defective. A customer service representative may need to contact you regarding the status of your
repair, so please include your name, address, phone number and email address to expedite the
process.
IF THE UNIT IS OUTSIDE THE WARRANTY PERIOD, please include a check for $5.00 to cover
the cost of repair, handling and return postage. All out of warranty returns must be sent prepaid.
It is recommended that you contact SPECTRA first at 1-800-777-5331 or by email at
custserv@spectraintl.com for updated information on the unit requiring service. In some cases
the model you have may be discontinued, and SPECTRA reserves the right to offer alternative
options for repair or replacement.
SPECTRA MERCHANDISING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
4230 North Normandy Avenue,
Chicago, IL60634, USA.
1-800-777-5331
To register your product, visit the link on the website below to enter your information.
http://www.spectraintl.com/wform.htm
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