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Instruction Manual
Atomic Alarm Clock
model 13131W2
CONTENTS
Unpacking Instructions............ 2
Package Contents................... 2
Product Registration................ 2
Features & Benefits.................. 3
Clock Setup............................ 4
Atomic Clock.......................... 5
Set the Time & Date................ 5
Placement Guidelines.............. 6
Using the Alarm Clock............. 7
Troubleshooting...................... 8
Care & Maintenance............... 9
Specifications.......................... 9
FCC Information..................... 9
Customer Support..................10
Warranty..............................10
Questions? Contact Customer Support at
(877) 221-1252 or visit www.AcuRite.com.
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possible product performance, please read this manual in its entirety
and retain it for future reference.
Unpacking Instructions
Remove the protective film that is applied to the LCD screen prior to using this
product. Locate the tab and peel off to remove.
Package Contents
1. Alarm clock
2. Instruction Manual
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Features & Benefits
FRONT
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1. SNOOZE/LIGHT Button
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2. Atomic Clock
Sets itself to the correct
time and automatically
updates for Daylight
Saving Time.
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3. AM/PM Indicator
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4. Time Zone Indicator
5. ALARM Indicator Icon
6.Date
7. Day of the Week
8. Indoor Temperature
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9. Menu Selection
10.Atomic Signal Strength
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SIDE/BOTTOM
11. SET CLOCK Button
12.“▲” Button
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13.“▼” Button
14. ALARM ON/OFF Button
15.C°/F° Button
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16.Reset Button
17. Battery Compartment Cover
(not shown)
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SETUP
Clock Setup
Install or Replace Batteries
1. R
emove the battery compartment cover.
2. Insert 3 x AA alkaline batteries into the battery compartment, as shown.
Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery compartment.
3. Replace the battery cover.
Install or
Replace
Batteries
3 AA alkaline
batteries
PLEASE DISPOSE OF OLD OR DEFECTIVE BATTERIES IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE
WAY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
BATTERY SAFETY: Clean the battery contacts and also those of the device prior to battery installation. Remove batteries from equipment which is not to be
used for an extended period of time. Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery compartment. Promptly remove dead batteries from the device. Dispose of used
batteries properly. Only batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended are to be used. DO NOT incinerate used batteries. DO NOT dispose of batteries in fire,
as batteries may explode or leak. DO NOT mix old and new batteries or types of batteries (alkaline/standard). DO NOT use rechargeable batteries. DO NOT recharge
non-rechargeable batteries. DO NOT short-circuit the supply terminals.
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Atomic Clock (RCC)
AcuRite atomic clocks use a radio-controlled signal (RCC) to synchronize to the
correct time broadcast by the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) Radio Station WWVB, located near Fort Collins, Colorado. WWVB
broadcasts the current time and date with split-second accuracy.
The atomic clock and calendar will maintain the correct time and date, and
automatically update for Daylight Saving Time to provide the most accurate
timekeeping standard possible.
Please note: Signal reception is normally better at night and when the weather
is clear. The atomic signal generally takes a few hours to synchronize, so it is
important to manually set the time and date after powering on the clock.
Set the Time & Date
Press and hold the “SET CLOCK” button, located on the side of the clock, to
enter SET MODE. Once in SET MODE the preference you are currently setting
will blink on the clock.
To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “▲” or
“▼“ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
To save your adjustments, press and release the “SET CLOCK” button to adjust
the next preference. The preference set order is as follows:
TIME ZONE (PST MST CST EST AST HAST AKST)
AUTO DST ON/OFF*
CALENDAR YEAR
CALENDAR MONTH
CALENDAR DATE
CLOCK HOUR
CLOCK MINUTE
You will automatically exit SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 45
seconds. Enter SET MODE at any time by pressing AND HOLDING the “SET
CLOCK” button.
*If you live in an area that observes Daylight Saving Time, DST should be
set to ON, even if it is not currently Daylight Saving Time.
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Alarm Clock Placement
Place alarm clock in a dry area free of dirt and dust. To help
ensure an accurate indoor temperature measurement, be sure to
place the clock away from heat sources or vents.
Important Placement Guidelines
•To ensure accurate temperature measurement, place out of direct sunlight and away from any heat sources or vents.
•To maximize atomic signal reception, place unit away from large metallic
items, thick walls, metal surfaces, or other objects that may limit radio
communication.
•To prevent wireless interference, place unit at least 3 ft (.9 m) away from electronic devices (TV, computer, microwave, radio, etc.).
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OPERATION
Using the Clock
Set the Alarm Time
Press AND HOLD the “ALARM ON/OFF ” button for 5 seconds to enter
ALARM SET MODE.
To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “▲” or
“▼“ buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
To save your adjustments, press and release the “ALARM ON/OFF“ button to
adjust the next preference. The preference set order is as follows:
ALARM CLOCK HOUR
ALARM CLOCK MINUTE
You will automatically exit ALARM SET MODE if no buttons are pressed for 60
seconds. Enter ALARM SET MODE at any time by pressing and holding the
“ALARM ON/OFF“ button for 5 seconds.
Alarm Clock ON/OFF function
To Turn Alarm on: Press AND HOLD the “ALARM ON/OFF” button until the
” “ icon and the words “ALARM ON” appear on the clock
To Turn Alarm off: Press AND HOLD “ALARM ON/OFF” Button until the “
icon disappears and the words “ALARM OFF” appear on the clock.
SNOOZE function
When the alarm is sounding, press the "SNOOZE/LIGHT" button to activate
the SNOOZE function for 8 minutes. After the SNOOZE function has been
activated 10 times the alarm is automatically deactivated.
Momentary Backlight
Press the "SNOOZE/LIGHT" button to activate the momentary backlight for 5
seconds.
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Troubleshooting
Clock is too dark,
hard to read or
doesn’t work
•V
erify that the batteries are installed correctly. Batteries
may need to be replaced.
• T he optimum viewing angle for this product is from slightly
above it.
•R
eset the unit by pressing the reset button, located in the
battery compartment. This resets the alarm to the original
factory settings. Time and date will need to be entered
after a reset.
Inaccurate
temperature
•V
erify the clock is placed out of direct sunlight and away
from any heat sources or vents (see page 6).
Atomic signal or time • F or additional troubleshooting, please visit:
http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp40/radioclocks.cfm
syncing problems
If your AcuRite product does not operate properly after trying
the troubleshooting steps, visit www.AcuRite.com or call
(877) 221-1252 for assistance.
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Care & Maintenance
Clock Care
Clean with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives. Keep
away from dust, dirt and moisture. Clean ventilation ports regularly with a
gentle puff of air.
Specifications
TEMPERATURE RANGE
32ºF to 99ºF, 0ºC to 37ºC
POWER
3 x AA alkaline batteries
FCC Information
This device complies with part 15 of 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 the 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.
NOTE: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment.
Such modifications could void the user authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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Customer Support
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product available and contact us in any of the following ways:
(877) 221-1252
info@chaney-inst.com
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