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Sony C318 - ICF Clock Radio Operating Instructions

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FM/AM Clock Radio
Operating Instructions
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
No Power No problem is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
© 2006 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
This unit includes a preinstalled Sony Lithium battery (CR2032) as back-up power source for the clock, which is preset
to EST/EDT (Eastern Standard Time/Daylight Time) at the factory. And this battery is considered part of the product.
For customers who purchased this product in the
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.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
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 bottom of the
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 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.
Battery may explode if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
For the state of california, USA only
Perchlorate Material –special handling may apply, See
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains
• Dual alarm FM/AM Clock radio.
• Various types of alarms — radio and buzzer.
• Automatic time set — When you plug the clock in
for the first time, the current time will be shown in
the display.
• Automatic Daylight Saving Time/Summer time
• Date button to display month, day and year.
• Brightness control (High/Middle/Low).
• No Power No Problem alarm system to keep the
clock and the alarm operating during a power
interruption with a CR2032 battery installed.
• Extendable snooze — snooze time can be extended
from 10 to 60 minutes in maximum every time you



Should any problem occur with the unit, make the
For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the appliance,
following simple checks to determine whether or not
and keep this manual for future reference.
servicing is required.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and in the operating
If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony
instructions, and adhere to them.
The clock flashes "AM 12:00" due to a power
Water and Moisture
Do not use powerline operated appliances near water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl,
• The battery is low. Replace the battery. Remove the
kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
old battery and install a new one.
Do not place the appliance near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct
The radio or buzzer alarm does not sound at
the preset alarm time.
• Has the desired radio or buzzer alarm been
The slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable
activated? (i.e., Does the
A (or B) indicator
operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be
light up?)
blocked or covered.
-Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth or other materials.
The radio alarm is activated but no sound
-Never block the slots and openings by placing the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar
comes on at the preset alarm time.
-Never place the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper
• Has VOLUME been adjusted?
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.
• Operate the unit on the power sources specified in
-An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and

"Specifications" .

uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
• To disconnect the power cord (mains lead), pull it
Wall or Ceiling Mounting
out by the plug, not the cord.
If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony.
• Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
source, such as a radiator or airduct, or in a place
Power Source
subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
This appliance should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.
mechanical vibration, or shock.
If you are not sure of the type of electrical power supplied to your home, consult your dealer or local
• Allow adequate air circulation to prevent internal
power company. For those appliances designed to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer
heat build-up. Do not place the unit on a surface (a
to the operating instructions.
rug, blanket, etc.) or near materials (a curtain) that
Grounding or Polarization
might block the ventilation holes.
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
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit,
the instructions below:
unplug the unit and have it checked by a qualified
-For the appliance with a polarized AC power cord plug:
personnel before operating it any further.
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
• To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened with
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact
a mild detergent solution.
your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
plug by forcing it in.
If you have any questions or problems
-For the appliance with a three-wire grounding type AC plug:
concerning your unit, please consult your
This plug will only fit into a grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
nearest Sony dealer.
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.
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
Time display
Unplug the power cord of the appliance from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
12-hour System
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.
Frequency range
Power-Cord Protection
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
87.5 – 108 MHz
from the appliance.
530 – 1 710 kHz
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.
inches) dia., 8 Ω
Approx. 6.6 cm (2
Object and Liquid Entry
Power output
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
150 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
kind on the appliance.
Power requirements
120 V AC, 60 Hz
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners
For power backup: 3 V DC, one CR2032 battery
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.
Approx. 155 × 82.8 × 151.5 mm (w/h/d)
Do not use attachments not recommended by Sony, as they may cause hazards.
× 3
× 6 inches) incl. projecting parts and
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outdoor antenna or cable system is installed, follow the precautions below.
Approx. 524.4 g (1 lb 2.5 oz) incl. CR2032
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.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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
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
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.
Replacement parts
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.
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
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
Grounding Conductors
Electric Service
(NEC Section 810-20)
Ground Clamps
Power Service Grounding Electrode System
(NEC Art 250 Part H)



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  • Page 1: Troubleshooting

    (as specified by Sony) to determine that the appliance is in safe operating condition. This unit includes a preinstalled Sony Lithium battery (CR2032) as back-up power source for the clock, which is preset to EST/EDT (Eastern Standard Time/Daylight Time) at the factory. And this battery is considered part of the product.
  • Page 2: Backup Battery

    ALARM A. again for the year. durations of 90, 60, 30, or 15 minutes. Each press Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium ALARM changes the display as follows: battery. Use of another battery may present a risk of...

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