Sony ICF-C1 manual

Sony ICF-C1
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user manualSony ICF-C1
ICF-C1_U2 [US] 4-480-527-13(1)
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
have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
For the state of California, USA
Perchlorate Material –special handling may
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.
Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or
metal surface, as this may lead to
The radio or buzzer alarm does not sound at the preset alarm time.
Check that “
appears on the display.
The radio alarm is activated but no sound is emitted at the preset alarm time.
Adjust the volume using VOLUME +/–.
When daylight saving time (summer time) begins, the clock does not switch to daylight saving time (summer time) automatically.
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
Band Frequency
FM 87.5 MHz – 108 MHz
AM 530 kHz – 1,710 kHz
Approx. 6.6 cm (2 / 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.
Before operating the unit, please read this
guide thoroughly and retain it for future
For customers who purchased this
product in the USA
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
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 batteries or apparatus with
battery-installed to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like.
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.
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
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same type.
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.
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
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.
Do not ingest battery, chemical burn hazard.
This product contains a coin/button cell
battery. If the coin/button cell battery is
swallowed, it can cause severe internal burns in
just 2 hours and can lead to death.
Keep new and used batteries away from
children. If the battery compartment does not
close securely, stop using the product and keep
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.

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.
When to replace the
When the battery is discharged, appears
on the display.
If a power interruption occurs while the battery
is discharged, the current time and alarm will
be erased.
Notes for customers
This unit includes a preinstalled Lithium
battery (CR2032) as a backup power source
for the clock, which is preset to EST (Eastern
Standard Time) at the factory.
If AM 12:00” flashes on the display when the
unit is connected to an AC outlet for the first
time, the battery may be discharged. In this
case, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The preinstalled CR2032 battery is
considered part of the product, and is
covered by the warranty. You are required to
show “Notes for customers” (in this
instruction) to a Sony dealer in order to
validate the warranty for this product.
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Replacing the backup
1 Keep the AC plug connected to the
wall outlet and remove the battery compartment on the bottom of the unit by pulling it up while sliding the tab. (See Fig. -.)
2 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. -.)
3 Insert the battery compartment back
into the unit along the groove and push it from above until it clicks. (See Fig. -.)
The tab locks the battery compartment.
4 Press RADIO to remove “
” from the display.Notes
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

FM/AM Clock Radio

Operating Instructions©2014 Sony Corporation Printed in China4-480-527-13(1)ICF-C1

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The sony icf-c1 is a radio equipped with an alarm clock and snooze function. It has a built-in speaker and can play on both AM and FM bands. It comes with an AM and FM antenna and has a rotary volume control. This radio also displays the date. It has a maximum power output of 0.1 watt (RMS rated power), and only has one built-in speaker. This radio is a simple and functional device that can provide users with the ability to listen to both AM and FM radio stations. The alarm clock function also adds convenience for users who want to have a radio that can wake them up in the morning. The snooze function ensures that users can sleep a few more minutes before getting ready to start their day. With an AM and FM antenna, it provides good reception and can transmit with clarity. It is ideal for those who are looking for a basic and practical radio, without requiring any exceptional or advanced features. It only uses one speaker, so it may not be as loud or provide the best sound quality compared to radios with multiple speakers. However, the rotary volume control ensures that users can adjust the volume according to their preference. Overall, the sony icf-c1 is a reliable and functional radio that can cater to the basic needs of users who are looking for an affordable and straightforward radio with an in-built alarm clock and snooze function.

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User manual (PDF)
Product colourBlack
AM antennaYes
FM antennaYes
Volume controlRotary
Audible alarm(s)Yes
Snooze functionYes
Alarm clockYes
FM band range87.5 - 108 MHz
AM band range531 - 1602 kHz
Supported radio bandsAM, FM
Radio typeClock
Other features
Date indicationYes
Built-in speaker(s)Yes
Number of built-in speakers1
Driver unit66 mm
RMS rated power0.1 W
Weight & dimensions
Width101 mm
Height102 mm
Depth101 mm
Weight520 g
Battery typeCR2032
Number of batteries supported1
Logistics data
Harmonized System (HS) code85271900
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What is the weight of the Sony ICF-C1?

The Sony ICF-C1 has a weight of 520 g.

What is the difference between FM and AM?

FM stands for Frequency Modulation and AM stands for Amplitude Modulation. The biggest difference between FM radio stations compared to AM radio stations is the sound quality.

When is my volume too loud?

A volume above 80 decibels can be harmful to hearing. When the volume exceeds 120 decibels, direct damage can even occur. The chance of hearing damage depends on the listening frequency and duration.

How can I best clean my radio?

A slightly damp cleaning cloth or soft, dust-free cloth works best to remove fingerprints. Dust in hard-to-reach places is best removed with compressed air.

What is bluetooth?

Bluetooth is a way of exchanging data wirelessly between electronic devices via radio waves. The distance between the two devices that exchange data can in most cases be no more than ten metres.

What is the height of the Sony ICF-C1?

The Sony ICF-C1 has a height of 102 mm.

What is the width of the Sony ICF-C1?

The Sony ICF-C1 has a width of 101 mm.

What is the depth of the Sony ICF-C1?

The Sony ICF-C1 has a depth of 101 mm.

Is the manual of the Sony ICF-C1 available in English?

Yes, the manual of the Sony ICF-C1 is available in English .

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