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Sony ICFC414 - ICF C414 Clock Radio Operating Instructions

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CLOCK RADIO

Operating Instructions

Mode d'emploi (au dos)
ICF-C414
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Dream Machine est une marque de fabrique de Sony Corporation.
No Power No Problem is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
No Power No Problem est une marque de fabrique de Sony
Corporation.
©2009 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
4-135-644-21(1)
English
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place lighted
candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing,
and do not place objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit
from the mains, connect the unit to an easily
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main plug
from the AC outlet immediately.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type.
Features
 Large, easy to-see, 1.4 inch green LED.
 Dual alarm FM/AM Clock radio.
 Various types of alarms — buzzer, radio and
melody.
 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
adjustment.
 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 up to 60 minutes.
 Progressive Alarm Speed (buzzer only).
About the backup
battery
To keep good time, as backup power source, this
unit has one CR2032 battery inside of the unit in
addition to the house current.
The battery keeps the clock and the alarm
operating in the event of a power interruption.
Note for customers in
Canada
The clock is preset at the factory, and its memory
is powered by the preinstalled Sony CR2032
battery. If the "AM 12:00" appears on the display
when the unit is connected to AC outlet for the
first time, the battery may be weak. In this case,
consult a Sony dealer. The preinstalled CR2032
Battery compartment
battery is considered part of the product, and is
covered by the warranty. You are required to show
"Note for customers in Canada" (in this
instruction) to a Sony dealer in order to validate
the warranty for this product.
Knowing when to replace the
battery
AC power cord
When the battery becomes weak, the "  "
indicator appears in the display.
In the event of a power interruption when the
battery is weak, the current time and alarm will
There is a tactile dot
be initialized.
above the VOLUME dial to
Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium
indicate which way turns
battery. Use of another battery may present a risk
the volume up.
of fire or explosion.
Installing and replacing the
backup battery
1
Keep the AC plug connected to the AC
outlet, remove the screw that secures the
battery compartment at the rear of the
unit using a screwdriver, and remove the
battery compartment (See Fig. -).
2
Insert a new battery in the battery
compartment with the  side facing up.
To remove the battery from the battery
compartment, push it out from the side
marked PUSH (See Fig. -).
3
Insert the battery compartment back into
the unit and secure it with the screw
(See Fig. -).
4
When you are replacing the battery, press
RADIO ON to turn the "  " indicator off
in the display.
Notes
 If you replace the battery, do not disconnect the
AC plug from the AC outlet.
Otherwise, the current time and alarm will be
initialized.
 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
Setting the clock for
the first time
This unit is preset to the current date and time at
the factory, and is powered by the back up battery.
All you need to do is just plug it in and select your
time zone.
1
Plug in the unit.
First, the month and date appear, then the
year, and then the current Eastern Standard/
Daylight Time appears in the display.
2
Press TIME ZONE.
Improving the reception
Area number "2" appears in the display.
If you live in the Eastern Time zone, you do
FM:
not need to adjust the area setting.
The AC power cord functions as an FM
Area number
Time zone
antenna. Extend the AC power cord fully to
increase reception sensitivity.
1
Atlantic Standard/
Daylight Time
2
Eastern Standard/
(default)
Daylight Time
3
Central Standard/
Daylight Time
AM:
4
Mountain Standard/
Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum
Daylight Time
reception. A ferrite bar AM antenna is built-in
5
Pacific Standard/Daylight
to the unit.
Time
6
Yukon Standard/Daylight
Time
7
Hawaiian Standard/
Daylight Time
3
Press TIME ZONE repeatedly until the
Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or metal
desired number appears.
surface, as this may lead to interference of
reception.
The display returns to the clock about 4
seconds after the operation is complete.
Note

Setting the alarm

During the shipment and your first use, a clock
error may occur. In this case, refer to "Setting the
The dual alarm function allows you to set two
clock and date" to set the correct time.
alarm programs (ALARM A and ALARM B).
When daylight saving time
The alarm time can be set for each program and
the alarm sound is selectable from buzzer, radio
(summer time) begins
or melody.
This unit employs Automatic Daylight Saving
Notes
Time/Summer Time adjustment. The DST
 Before setting the alarm, make sure to set the
indicator appears in the display at the beginning
clock (see "Setting the clock and date").
of the daylight saving time (summer time), and
 The factory set alarm time is "PM 12:00".
disappears at the end of it.
 To set the radio alarm, first tune in to a station
and adjust the volume (see "Playing the radio").
 Daylight saving time begins at: 2:00 AM on the
second Sunday of March.
 Standard time begins at: 2:00 AM on the first
To set the alarm time
Sunday of November.
1
Set ALARM A (or B) to the desired alarm
To cancel the automatic DST/summer
sound (
time adjustment and to set DST display
MELODY).
manually
The alarm time appears for a few seconds, and
The automatic DST/summer time adjustment can
then the ALARM A (or B) indicator lights up
be cancelled.
in the display. (It does not appear when the
Press and hold DST for at least 3 seconds while
switch is set to OFF.)
the clock is displayed.
When you set the alarm to MELODY, the
A beep sounds, and "Aut  OFF" appears in the
alarm sounds the melody- "Spring" from "The
display to show that the automatic DST/summer
Four Seasons" by Antonio Lucio Vivaldi.
time adjustment is cancelled. The display returns
2
Press ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –
to the clock.
Notes
to set the desired time.
 Daylight Saving Time depends on the law in
Each press of ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or
each country/region, and your area may not use
– changes the indication by 1 minute. If you
it. In such a case, cancel the automatic DST/
press and hold ALARM TIME SET A (or B) +
summer time adjustment before using the set
or –, the alarm time goes forward (or
and set the time manually as necessary.
backward) by 1 minute up to 10 minutes, and
 To activate the automatic DST/summer time
then by 10 minutes increments. While setting
adjustment again, press and hold DST for at
the alarm time, the ALARM A (or B) indicator
least 3 seconds. A beep sounds, and "Aut 
flashes in the display. The following example is
On" appears in the display to show that the
when setting the ALARM A.
automatic DST/summer time adjustment is
activated. The display returns to the clock.
 To change the display to the daylight saving
time (summer time) manually, see "To change
the display to the daylight saving time (summer
time) indication. "
When the alarm time setting is complete, the
display returns to the clock after a few seconds
and the ALARM A (or B) indicator changes
Setting the clock and
from flashing to fully lit.
date
 While ALARM A (or B) is set to
or MELODY, the alarm time setting can be
To change the setting manually, follow the
changed by ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –.
procedure from step 1.
One press of ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –
1
displays the alarm time for about 4 seconds. By
Press CLOCK for at least 2 seconds.
pressing ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –
You will hear a beep and the year will start to
while the alarm time appears in the display, the
flash in the display.
alarm time will be changed.
2
Press + or – until the correct year
 For the buzzer alarm, the beeping of the alarm
appears in the display.
becomes more rapid after every few seconds in
3
Press CLOCK.
three progressive stages.
4
 The ALARM A (or B) indicator flashes in the
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set the month,
display while:
day and time.
– The alarm time appears in the display.
After setting the time, two short beeps sound
– The alarm sounds.
and the clock starts from 0 seconds.
– The snooze function is turned on.
 Pressing and holding + or – changes the year,
 The alarm time setting cannot be changed if
month or day rapidly.
ALARM A (or B) is set to OFF. If you press
When setting the current time, time changes
ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –, "OFF"
rapidly by 1 minute-increments up to 10
appears in the display for about 0.5 seconds.
minutes, and then by 10 minute-increments.
 If a second alarm sounds during a first (or the
snooze function is active), the second alarm
 While setting the clock, you must perform each
step within 65 seconds, or the clock setting
takes priority.
 CLOCK, DST, and TIME ZONE are unavailable
mode will be cancelled.
while the alarm sounds or when the snooze
To display the year and date
function is turned on.
Press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF once for the
 The alarm function works as usual at the first
date, and within about 3 seconds press it again for
and last day of daylight saving time (summer
the year.
time). As a result, if the automatic DST/
The display shows the date or year for about 3
summer time adjustment is set and the alarm is
seconds and then changes back to the current
set at a time skipped when the daylight saving
time.
time begins, the alarm is skipped; if the alarm is
If you connect the AC plug to an AC outlet while
set at a time overlapping when daylight saving
this unit is powered from the backup power
time ends, the alarm will sound twice.
source, the current date and time appears in the
 If the same alarm time is set for both ALARM
following order (the same as when the unit is
A and B, the ALARM A takes priority.
powered on after a power interruption).
"month and date" (about 1 second)  "year"
To doze for a few more minutes
(about 1 second)  "current time"
Press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF.
To change the display to the daylight
The alarm sound stops but will automatically
saving time (summer time) indication
come on again after about 10 minutes. Each time
Change the daylight saving time (summer time)
you press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF, the
adjustment setting according to the following
snooze time changes as follows:
procedures if you have cancelled the automatic
DST/summer time adjustment.
The maximum snooze time is 60 minutes.
Press DST.
The display shows the snooze time for about
The DST indicator appears in the display and the
4 seconds and returns to show the current time.
time indication changes to the daylight saving
When you press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF
time (summer time).
after the current time appears, the snooze time
To deactivate the daylight saving time (summer
starts from 10 minutes again.
time) adjustment, press DST again.
To stop the Alarm
Setting the brightness
Press RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET to turn off the
alarm.
of the display
The alarm will come on again at the same time
the next day.
Three levels of brightness are available by pressing
If RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET is not pressed, the
BRIGHTNESS.
alarm sounds continuously for about 60 minutes,
and then it will stop automatically.
To deactivate the Alarm
Set ALARM A (or B) to OFF.

Playing the radio

The ALARM A (or B) indicator disappears from
the display.
1
Press RADIO ON to turn on the radio.
Note on alarm in the event of a power
2
Adjust the volume using VOLUME.
interruption
3
Select BAND.
In the event of a power interruption, the alarm
4
Tune in to a station using TUNING.
functions work until the battery is empty.
However, the following functions differ:
To turn off the radio
 Nothing will appear on the display.
Press RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET.
 When the alarm sound is set to radio, it will
change to buzzer automatically.
 If the power returns while the alarm sounds,
the alarm sounds continuously for about 60
minutes (or until turned off).
 The alarm buzzes for about one minute, stops
temporarily, and will buzz again after about five
minutes if neither SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF
or RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET are pressed
while the alarm is buzzing.
If the alarm buzzes and stops (either
automatically after 1 minute or by pressing
SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF) five times, the
alarm is automatically reset in the case of a
power interruption. The alarm will buzz for 30
minutes (or until turned off) after power is
resumed if the power is resumed within 60
minutes from the alarm time.
 If you press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF while
the alarm sounds, the snooze time is set to 10
minutes. During a power interruption, snooze
time cannot be set to more than 10 minutes.
 If the "  " indicator appears in the display, the
alarm will not work in the event of a power
interruption. Replace the battery if the "  "
indicator appears.

Setting the sleep timer

You can fall asleep to the radio using the built-in
sleep timer that turns off the radio automatically
after a preset duration.
Press SLEEP.
The radio turns on. You can set the sleep timer to
90, 60, 30, or 15 minutes. Each press changes the
display as follows:
90
60
OFF
Two short beeps sound when the display returns
to "90".
The radio will play for the duration you set, then
shut off.
To turn off the radio before the preset
time
Press RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET or SNOOZE/
DATE/SLEEP OFF.
To use both sleep timer and alarm
You can fall asleep to the radio and also be
(buzzer), RADIO or
awakened by the buzzer, radio or melody alarm at
the preset time.
1
Set the alarm. (See "Setting the alarm".)
2
Set the sleep timer. (See "Setting the sleep
timer".)
Precautions
 Play the unit on the power source specified in

"Specifications".

 To disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead),
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
 The unit is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is connected
to the wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been
turned off.
 The nameplate and important information
concerning safety are located on the bottom
exterior.
 Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
mechanical vibration, or shock.
 Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit on
a surface (a rug, a blanket, etc.) or near
materials (a curtain) which might block the
ventilation holes.
 Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by
, RADIO
qualified personnel before operating it any
further.
 To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened
with a mild detergent solution.
NOTES ON LITHIUM BATTERY
 Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
good contact.
 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
 Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Troubleshooting

Should any problem occur with the unit, make
the following simple checks to determine whether
or not servicing is required.
If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
The clock flashes "AM 12:00".
 A power interruption occurred and the backup
battery is low. Replace the battery. Remove the
old battery and install a new one.
The buzzer, radio or melody alarm does not
sound at the preset alarm time.
 Check that the buzzer, radio or melody alarm is
activated (the ALARM A (or B) indicator lights
up).
The radio alarm is activated but does not
sound at the preset alarm time.
 Check that the volume is not set to minimum.
When daylight saving time begins, the clock
does not employ the daylight saving time
automatically.
 Make sure the clock is set correctly.
 Press and hold DST for at least 3 seconds to
activate the automatic DST/summer time
adjustment.
Specifications
Time display
12-hour System
Frequency range
Band
FM
AM
Speaker
Approx. 6.6 cm (2
5
/
inches) dia., 8 Ω
8
Power output
180 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
120 V AC, 60 Hz
For power backup: 3 V DC, one CR2032 battery
Dimensions
Approx. 178.9 × 121.8 × 88.5 mm (w/h/d)
(7
/
× 4
/
× 3
/
inches) incl. projecting parts
1
7
1
8
8
2
and controls
Mass
Approx. 638 g (1 lb 6.5 oz) incl. CR2032 battery
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
30
15
Frequency
87.5 – 108 MHz
530 – 1 710 kHz

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