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CKS1862 OWNER S MANUAL. Dual Alarm AM/FM Clock Radio with SmartSet Automatic Time Setting System and Sure Alarm

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Dual Alarm AM/FM Clock Radio with SmartSet Automatic Time Setting System and Sure Alarm (U.S. Patent No. 6,567,344) OWNER S MANUAL CKS1862 Visit our web site at CKS1862_ p65
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Dual Alarm AM/FM Clock Radio with SmartSet Automatic Time Setting System and Sure Alarm (U.S. Patent No. 6,567,344) OWNER S MANUAL CKS1862 Visit our web site at CKS1862_ p65 24 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. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle 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. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1.) Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Follow all instructions. Heed all warnings. 2.) Do not use this apparatus near water. 3.) Clean only with dry cloth. CAUTION CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER ( O R B A C K ), N O U S E R SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE R E F E R S E R V I C I N G T O Q U A L I F I E D S E R V I C E PERSONNEL. 4.) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer s instructions. 5.) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. 6.) 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 wide blade 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. 7.) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. 8.) Only use attachments / accessories specified by the manufacturer. 9.) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. 10.) 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. 11.) This appliance shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing water and no object filled with liquids such as vases shall be placed on the apparatus. 12.) Use only with the 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. 13.) Do not overload wall outlet. Use only power source as indicated. 14.) Use replacement parts as specified by the manufacturer. 15.) The product may be mounted to a wall only if recommended by the manufacturer. 16.) Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks. 1! The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. The Caution Marking maybe located at the bottom enclosure of the apparatus. CKS1862_ p65 1 Congratulations! And thank you for purchasing the SmartSet Clock Radio from Emerson Research. SmartSet is the world s first and only LED clock radio that will automatically set itself to the correct Year, Month, Date, Day, and Time as soon as you plug it in. The only thing you have to do is tell the SmartSet what time zone you are in, and the built in computer does everything else for you immediately. And not only the first time, but every time the power is interrupted as well. We all know how annoying it is to wake up in the morning and see the dreaded flashing 12:00 display on our clocks or clock radios. This means that your power was interrupted some time during the night while you were sleeping and your clock doesn t know what time it is anymore. Unfortunately it probably also means that you are late for work, or for school, again. But with your SmartSet Clock Radio the dreaded flashing 12:00 display is a thing of the past. The SmartSet resets itself as soon as the power is restored and gets you up on time, every time. And if that isn t enough, the SmartSet computer also knows when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends and it will adjust itself for those changes automatically through the year 2099! Leap Years too! And best of all, the long life lithium battery backup battery is already installed in your radio. You don t have to remember to put a new 9-volt battery in your radio every 6 months. Under normal circumstances the lithium battery can last for up to 5 years, and when it does need to be changed, a low battery indicator will come on to let you know. The CR2430 lithium battery is available almost anywhere that batteries are sold. The SmartSet also gives you dual alarms that can be set to go off on weekdays only, weekends only, or all 7 days. You can set one alarm to wake you up to buzzer Monday through Friday when you have to get up early, and use the second alarm to wake you up to soft music on Saturday and Sunday when you can sleep in. Someday all clocks and clock radios may be this smart. But today the technology is only available from Emerson Research. We re sure you ll be happy and amazed by your SmartSet Clock Radio, and that it will give you many years of enjoyment and dependable service. Once again, all of us at Emerson Research thank you for your purchase. 2 CKS1862_ p65 2 IMPORTANT NOTES Avoid installing this unit in places exposed to direct sunlight or close to heat radiating appliances such as electric heaters, on top of other stereo equipment that radiates too much heat, places lacking ventilation or dusty areas, places subject to constant vibration and/or humid or moist areas. Operate controls and switches as described in the manual. Before turning on the power, make certain that the AC power cord is properly installed. When moving the set, be sure to first disconnect the AC power cord. FCC Information 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 connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/tv technician for help. 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. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user s authority to operate the equipment. 3 CKS1862_ p65 3 PREPARATION FOR USE Unpacking And Set Up Remove the radio from the carton and remove all packing material from the radio. We suggest that you save the packing material, if possible, in the unlikely event that your radio ever needs to be returned for service. The original carton and packing material is the only safe way to pack your radio to protect it from damage in transit. Remove any descriptive labels or stickers on the front or top of the cabinet. Do not remove any labels or stickers from the back or bottom of the cabinet. Note the serial number on the bottom of your radio and write this number in the space provided on Warranty page of this manual. Place your radio on a level surface such as a table, desk or shelf, convenient to an AC outlet, out of direct sunlight, and away from sources of excess heat, dirt, dust, moisture, humidity, or vibration. Unwind the AC power cord and extend it to its full length. The FM antenna is built in to this cord. It must be fully extended to provide the best FM reception. Protect Your Furniture This model is equipped with non-skid rubber feet to prevent the product from moving when you operate the controls. These feet are made from non-migrating 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. 4 CKS1862_ p65 4 Power Source This radio is designed to operate on normal 120V 60Hz AC power only. Do not attempt to operate the radio on any other power source. You could cause damage to the radio that is not covered by your warranty. This radio should be connected to an AC outlet that is always live. Do not connect it to an outlet that is controlled by a wall switch. When the power to the radio is interrupted, the built in lithium battery takes over to maintain the time and alarm settings. To maximize the life of the lithium battery keep the radio connected to a live AC outlet at all times. You will note that this system is equipped with a polarized AC power plug having one blade wider than the other. This is a safety feature. If this plug does not fit into your existing AC outlet, do not try to defeat this safety feature by filing the wide blade to make it fit into your outlet. If this plug will not fit into your outlet, you probably have an out-dated non-polarized AC outlet. You should have your outlet changed by a qualified licensed electrician. AC Plug AC Outlet Sure Alarm battery Back-Up System This SmartSet Clock Radio includes a Sure Alarm battery back-up circuit that can wake you up even if the power is Off at the selected wake up time. If your power is Off at the selected wake up time the clock display will be off and the radio will not operate, but a separate mini-buzzer will turn On automatically to wake you up, even if you had selected the Wake to Radio option. The Sure Alarm will sound for 30 seconds and then shut off automatically. To stop the Sure Alarm buzzer immediately, press the RADIO ON/OFF button. Pressing the SNOOZE button has no effect during Sure Alarm operation. Note: In order to maximize the life of the built in lithium battery, please be sure to set the ALARM 1 and ALARM 2 switches to the OFF position if the radio will be disconnected from the AC outlet for more than a few hours. This will prevent the Sure Alarm from turning On unnecessarily. 5 CKS1862_ p65 5 LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS Front Panel Top Panel Left Side Panel 21 Right Side Panel CKS1862_ p65 6 1.) ALM 1 On Indicator. 2.) AM Indicator. 3.) LOW BATT. LED Indicator. 4.) Day LED Indicators. 5.) Time/Date Display. 6.) Dial Scale. 7.) ALM 2 On Indicator. 8.) Back Up Battery Compartment (Bottom Cabinet). 9.) SLEEP Button (Sleep To Music Timer). 10.) RADIO ON/OFF Button. 11.) ALARM MODE (Weekdays/Weekends/Everyday Alarm) Button. 12.) MONTH/DATE Setting Button. 13.) TIME Button. 14.) AC Power Cord (Back Cabinet). 15.) Speaker. 16.) TIME ZONE Button. 17.) ALARM 1 setting Button. 18.) ALARM 2 setting Button. 19.) SET (Up) Button. 20.) SET (Down) Button. 21.) SNOOZE (SLEEP OFF) Button. 22.) Display DIMMER (HI/LO) Switch. 23.) ALM 2 (RADIO/BUZZER/OFF) Selector Switch. 24.) ALM 1 (RADIO/BUZZER/OFF) Selector Switch. 25.) VOLUME Control. 26.) Radio Band (AM/FM) Switch. 27.) TUNING Control. 7 CKS1862_ p65 7 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Setting The Time, The First Time IMPORTANT: The first time you connect your new SmartSet clock radio to the AC outlet the internal computer will automatically set the time correctly for the Eastern Time Zone, which is the initial default setting. The display will scan for a few seconds and then show the correct Day and Time in the Eastern zone. If you live in the Eastern Time zone, there s nothing else to do. Your clock is set correctly and running. If you do not live in the Eastern Time zone you must change the default zone display to your own zone. You only do this one time and the SmartSet will remember the new default zone setting and will always return to that setting after a power interruption There are 7 time zones programmed into your SmartSet clock radio as follows: ZONE 1 Atlantic Time ZONE 2 Eastern Time (Default Setting) ZONE 3 Central Time ZONE 4 Mountain Time ZONE 5 Pacific Time ZONE 6 Yukon Time ZONE 7 Hawaiian Time To change the default time zone display, depress the TIME ZONE button. The number 2 will appear on the display indicating that the default zone is ZONE 2, Eastern Time. Hold the TIME ZONE button and then press either the SET (Up) or SET (Down) buttons until your own time zone appears on the display, then release the buttons. The clock display will change to the correct time in the time zone you selected. The clock will always return to the correct time in the zone you selected after every power interruption. If you move to a different time zone, simply change the default zone display to the new zone and the SmartSet will remember that setting for you. 8 CKS1862_ p65 8 Date Display To see the correct Date at any time, depress the MONTH/DATE button. The display changes from Time to Month and Date (MM/DD). For example, May 21 st will appear as When you release the MONTH/DATE button the display returns to the correct Time. Year Display To see the correct Year, depress the MONTH/DATE and TIME buttons together. The display changes from Time to Year. When you release the MONTH/DATE and TIME buttons the display returns to the correct Time. Daylight Saving and Leap Year Adjustments All Daylight Saving and Leap Year adjustments are made automatically by the SmartSet internal computer as follows: Start of Daylight Saving Time: At 2:00 AM on the 2nd Sunday in March, the clock will automatically advance to 3:00 AM. End of Daylight Saving Time: At 3:00 AM on the 1st Sunday in November, the clock will automatically reset to 2:00 AM. Leap Year: At 12:00 Midnight on February 28 th, the calendar display will change to CKS1862_ p65 9 Manual Time Adjustments Some people like to set their clocks 5 to 10 minutes fast to make sure that they will always be on time. Even though the SmartSet sets the time by itself, you still have the option of adjusting the time manually if you wish. To manually adjust the time display depress and hold the TIME button, and press either the SET (Up) or SET (Down) buttons to adjust the time display ahead or back as desired. Each press of the SET (Up) or SET (Down) buttons will change the display by one minute. If you hold the SET (Up) or SET (Down) buttons the display will continue to change. The display will change slowly at first, one minute at a time. But if you continue holding the SET (Up) or SET (Down) buttons the display will change rapidly. Note:If you manually adjust the time, your new setting is entered into the SmartSet memory. If the power is interrupted, the display will return to your new setting, not the original setting, when the power is restored. 10 CKS1862_ p65 10 Adjusting The Wake Up Times Your SmartSet clock radio has two separate alarms that can be set and used independently. You may use the alarms to wake two people at different times, or you may use one alarm for weekdays and the other for weekend wake up times. The procedure for adjusting the wake up time is the same for both Alarm 1 and Alarm 2. 1.) Depress and hold either the ALARM 1 or ALARM 2 setting button. The display will change from the correct time to the Alarm 1 or Alarm 2 wake up time. 2.) While holding the ALARM 1 or ALARM 2 setting button, depress either the SET (Up) or SET (Down) button to move the display ahead or back to your desired wake up time. 3.) When the desired wake up time appears on the display, release the SET (Up) or SET (Down) buttons. Note: Be sure that you have set the wake up time correctly by observing the AM indicator. If the AM indicator is On the wake up time is AM. If the AM indicator is Off, the wake up time is PM. 4.) When the desired wake up time (AM or PM) appears on the display, release the ALARM 1 or ALARM 2 setting buttons. 11 CKS1862_ p65 11 Selecting The Alarm Mode Your SmartSet clock radio allows you to select from among three different alarm operation modes for either alarm. The alarm modes are: Everyday The alarm will turn on all 7 days. Weekdays only The alarm will only turn on Monday through Friday; Weekends only The alarm will only turn on Saturday and Sunday. To check the Alarm Mode setting for Alarm 1, depress the ALARM 1 setting button. The display will show the Alarm 1 wake up time and the Day Of The Week indicators will show you the alarm mode which is selected. If all 7 indicators are On, the Everyday mode is selected. If only the Monday through Friday indicators are On, the Weekdays only mode is selected. If only the Saturday and Sunday indicators are On, the Weekends only mode is selected. To change the Alarm Mode setting for Alarm 1, hold the ALARM 1 setting button and press the ALARM MODE button until the Day indicators show the desired mode setting, Weekdays only, Weekends only, or Everyday operation. Release the ALARM MODE and ALARM 1 setting buttons and the display will return to the correct time. Follow the same procedure to select the desired Alarm Mode for Alarm 2 if necessary. Checking The Wake Up Times And Alarm Mode Whenever you want to check the wake up time or the alarm mode settings, simply press either the ALARM 1 or ALARM 2 setting buttons. The display will change from correct time to wake up time and the day indicators will show you the alarm mode which is currently selected. Release the ALARM 1 or ALARM 2 setting buttons to return to correct time. 12 CKS1862_ p65 12 Listening To The Radio 1.) Set the Band selector to the desired band, AM or FM. 2.) Set the VOLUME control to a low setting. 3.) Press the RADIO ON/OFF button to turn the radio On. 4.) Select your desired station with the TUNING control on the right side of the cabinet. 5.) Adjust the VOLUME control to the desired setting. 6.) When you are finished listening, press the RADIO ON/OFF button to turn the radio Off. The radio dial pointer light goes off. Antenna Information AM The AM bar antenna is inside the cabinet. If AM reception is weak, change the position of cabinet until the internal antenna picks up the strongest signal. FM The FM antenna is built in to the AC power cord. If FM reception is weak try varying the position and direction of the power cord until you find the strongest signal. 13 CKS1862_ p65 13 Wake To Radio 1.) Turn the radio On and select the band, station, and volume level that you wish to hear when the alarm comes on, then turn the radio Off again. 2.) Reconfirm the wake up time and alarm mode settings for the alarm you are using, Alarm 1, Alarm 2, or both alarms. 3.) Set the ALM selector switch for one or both ala
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