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Sony ICF-C1 Operating Instructions

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FM/AM Clock Radio
Operating Instructions
©2014 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Before operating the unit, please read this
guide thoroughly and retain it for future
For customers who purchased this
product in the USA
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This equipment has been tested and found to
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
not expose this apparatus to rain or
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
interference in a residential installation. This
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
equipment generates, uses and can radiate
tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
lighted candles on the apparatus.
used in accordance with the instructions, may
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
cause harmful interference to radio
not expose this apparatus to dripping or
communications. However, there is no
splashing, and do not place objects filled with
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
particular installation. If this equipment does
Do not install the appliance in a confined
cause harmful interference to radio or
space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
television reception, which can be determined
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with
by turning the equipment off and on, the user
battery-installed to excessive heat such as
is encouraged to try to correct the interference
sunshine, fire or the like.
by one or more of the following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit
from the mains, connect the unit to an easily
— Increase the separation between the
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
equipment and receiver.
abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on
plug from the AC outlet immediately.
a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
The unit is not disconnected from the AC
— Consult the dealer or an experienced
power source (mains) as long as it is connected
radio/TV technician for help.
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
Do not ingest battery, chemical burn
You are cautioned that any changes or
This product contains a coin/button cell
modifications not expressly approved in this
battery. If the coin/button cell battery is
manual could void your authority to operate
swallowed, it can cause severe internal burns in
this equipment.
just 2 hours and can lead to death.
Keep new and used batteries away from
children. If the battery compartment does not
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
close securely, stop using the product and keep
replaced. Replace only with the same type.
it away from children.
If you think batteries might have been
swallowed or placed inside any part of the
body, seek immediate medical attention.
Important Safety Instructions
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
9) 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
are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete
10) Protect the power cord from being walked
on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified
by the manufacturer.
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) Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods of
14) 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
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
have fallen into the apparatus, the
"dangerous voltage" within the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or
product's enclosure that may be of
moisture, does not operate normally, or has
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
been dropped.
risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the
For the state of California, USA
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
Perchlorate Material –special handling may
accompanying the appliance.
apply, See
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains
 Operate the unit on the power sources
specified in "Specifications."
 To disconnect the power cord (mains lead),
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
 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, blanket, etc.) or near
materials (a curtain) that might block the
ventilation holes.
 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
 Do not expose the battery to excessive heat
such as direct sunlight, fire or the like.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
General information


Should any problems persist after you have
made the following checks, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
The clock flashes "AM 12:00" after a
power interruption.
 The battery is discharged. Remove the old
battery and insert a new one.
Unsatisfactory reception
 The AC power cord functions as an FM
antenna. Extend the AC power cord fully to
increase reception sensitivity.
 Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum
reception. A ferrite bar AM antenna is built
into the unit.
About the battery as a
backup power source
This unit contains a CR2032 battery as a backup
power source to keep the clock operating
during a power interruption.
 Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or
When to replace the
metal surface, as this may lead to
The radio or buzzer alarm does not
When the battery is discharged, "" appears
sound at the preset alarm time.
on the display.
 Check that " " appears on the display.
If a power interruption occurs while the battery
is discharged, the current time and alarm will
The radio alarm is activated but no
be erased.
sound is emitted at the preset alarm
 Adjust the volume using VOLUME +/–.
 If "AM 12:00" flashes on the display when the
unit is connected to an AC outlet for the first
When daylight saving time (summer
time, the battery may be discharged. In this
time) begins, the clock does not switch
case, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
to daylight saving time (summer time)
 Make sure the clock is set correctly.
 When "Aut  On" appears on the display
after pressing and holding DST for more than
3 seconds, the Automatic DST/summer time
function becomes active.


Time display
12-hour system
Frequency range
87.5 MHz – 108 MHz
530 kHz – 1,710 kHz
Approx. 6.6 cm (2 5/8 inches) dia., 8 Ω
Power output
100 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
120 V AC, 60 Hz
For power backup: 3 V DC, one CR2032 battery
Approx. 101 mm  102 mm  101 mm (w/h/d)
(4 inches  4 inches  4 inches) including
projecting parts and controls
Approx. 480 g (1 lb 1 oz) including CR2032
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Replacing the backup
Keep the AC plug connected to the
wall outlet, loosen the screw that
secures the battery compartment on
the bottom of the unit, and remove
the battery compartment. (See Fig.
Insert a new battery into the battery
compartment with the  side facing
To remove the battery from the battery
compartment, push it out from the side
marked PUSH. (See Fig. -.)
Insert the battery compartment back
into the unit and secure it with the
screw. (See Fig. -.)
Press RADIO to remove "  " from the
 When you replace the battery, do not
disconnect the AC plug from the wall outlet.
Otherwise, the current date, current time and
alarm will be erased.
 If the unit will be left unplugged for a long
time, remove the battery to avoid any
damage that may be caused by leakage or



  Summary of Contents for Sony ICF-C1

  • Page 1: Troubleshooting

    Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Press RADIO to remove “  ” from the case, consult your nearest Sony dealer. moisture. These limits are designed to provide to daylight saving time (summer time) display.
  • Page 2: Setting Clock

     During shipment and your first use, a clock error may occur. In this case, refer to “Setting This unit includes a preinstalled Sony Lithium battery (CR2032) as a back-up power source for the clock, the clock manually” to set the correct time.