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Sony Dream Machine ICF-C900HS Operating Instructions

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FM/AM Clock Radio/
Home Security Light
Control System
Operating Instructions
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Sony Corporation © 1998
Printed in Malaysia
Owner's Record
3-862-234-22 (1)
The model numbers and the serial numbers are
located at the rear on the main unit (Clock Radio
with Light Control) and module (Light Control
Record the serial number in the space provided
below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call
upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ICF-C900HS
Serial No.
To prevent fire or shock
do not expose the unit
to rain or moisture.
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 at the rear on the
main unit (Clock Radio with Light Control)
and at the bottom on the module (Light
Control Module).
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
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
—Reorient or relocate the receiving
—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.
Operation is subject to the following two
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Before You Begin
Thank you for choosing the Sony clock radio.
This will give you many hours of reliable service
For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the
and listening pleasure.
appliance, and keep this manual for future reference.
Before operating the clock radio, please read
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and described in
these instructions thoroughly and retain them for
the operating instructions supplied with the appliance by Sony.
future reference.
Water and Moisture
Do not install the appliance near water: for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
• Home Security Light Control System added to
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool.
a Clock Radio.
• Home Security Light Control System which
you can program the ON/OFF time of your
Do not install the appliance near sources of heat such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
lights or you can use the built-in program
other appliances that produce heat.
which automatically operates the ON/OFF
time of your lights.
• Random Function—The preset ON/OFF time
Slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided for necessary ventilation.
will automatically shift. The ON/OFF time is
To ensure reliable and safe operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these
different everyday, which improves the
slots and openings must never be blocked or covered.
security function.
Do not place the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface which may block the slots
• Date button to display the year, month and
and openings.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet, unless
• D.S.T. (Daylight Saving Time)—Summer time
proper ventilation is provided.
calculation (one-hour skip function).
• Dual alarm FM/AM clock radio.
Carts and Stands
• Radio and buzzer alarms with the snooze
Do not install the appliance on an unstable table, shelf, cart or stand. Use only a cart or stand
recommended by Sony.
• Power backup of the clock, and preset time of
An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
the Light Control and alarm (radio and buzzer)
uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
during a power interruption, with a 6F22
battery (not supplied).
Wall or Ceiling Mounting
If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony.
Power Source
• Operate the unit only on 120 V AC, 60 Hz.
• Disconnect the cord by grasping the plug.
Connect the appliance to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions
Never pull it by the cord.
or as marked on the appliance.
• Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
Grounding or Polarization
source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
Do not defeat the grounding or polarization feature of the AC power cord. If your AC receptacle
mechanical vibration, or shock.
will not accept the power cord plug, contact your electrician to install a proper AC receptacle.
• Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs,
blankets, etc.) or near materials (curtains,
AC Receptacle
draperies) that block the ventilation holes.
Check to make sure that the AC receptacle holds the power cord plug firmly and securely. If the
• Should any liquid or solid object fall into the
power cord plug is loose, contact your electrician to replace the defective and unsafe AC
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating it further.
• When the casing becomes soiled, clean it with a
Power-Cord Protection
soft cloth dampened with a mild detergent
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by having objects placed
solution. Never use abrasive cleaners or
chemical solvents, as they may mar the casing.
on it, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits from
the appliance.
If you have any questions, please consult your
When not in use
nearest Sony dealer.
Unplug the power cord of the appliance from the outlet when left unused for a long period of
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.
Foreign Objects
Clock Radio section
Be careful that foreign objects and liquids do not enter the enclosure through openings.
Frequency range
FM: 87.5-108 MHz
AM: 530-1605 kHz
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.
Time display
12-hour system
Approx. 6.6 cm (2
in) dia.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
Power output
If an outdoor antenna or cable system is installed, follow the precautions below.
150 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
An outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
Power requirements
electric light or power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such power lines or circuits.
120 V AC, 60 Hz
For power backup: 9V DC, one 6F22 battery
Approx. 250 × 90 × 112 mm (w/h/d)
× 3
× 4
in) incl. projecting parts
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and controls
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
Approx. 830 g (1lb 13 oz)
an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,
Light Control Module section
connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
Power output
Antenna Grounding According to the National
300 W (MAX), 2A (MAX)
Power requirements
Electrical Code
120 V AC, 60 Hz
Approx. 68 × 80 × 47 mm (w/h/d)
× 3
× 1
in) not incl. projecting
parts and controls
Approx. 120 g (4.2 oz)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
—NEC National Electrical Code—
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and consult qualified service personnel when:
-the power cord or the plug has been damaged.
-a solid object or liquid has fallen into the cabinet.
-the appliance has been exposed to rain or moisture.
-the appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
-the appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
Do not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in the operating instructions. For
all other servicing refer to qualified service personnel only.
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Antenna Discharge Unit
Ground Clamps
(NEC* Section 810-20)
Grounding Conductors
Electric Service
(NEC* Section 810-21)
Ground Clamps
Power Service Grounding
Electrode System
(NEC* Art 250 Part H)



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  • Page 1 6F22 battery (not supplied). Wall or Ceiling Mounting If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony. Precautions This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”...
  • Page 2: Setting The Alarm

    ON/OFF time for module with a coin or a flat-blade AM:Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum If the problem persists, consult the nearest Sony LIGHT•1 will operate as screwdriver to match the code on the dealer.