Operating the RCA RC65I Clock Radio w/ iPod Dock
Powering the Radio
Plugging in for power:
AC OUTLET POWER SUPPLY: 120V~60Hz
Battery back-up operation: This clock radio is equipped with a memory holding system that can be powered with 2 “AA” batteries (included and installed). The power failure protection circuit will not operate unless battery is installed. When normal household power is interrupted, or AC line cord is unplugged, the batteries will power the clock radio to keep track of time and alarm settings programmed into memory. When the battery backup functions, the digital display will not light, however, the function of alarm still occurs during the power interruption if remaining battery power is adequate. Normal operation will resume after AC power is restored so you will not have to reset the time or the alarm.
Install batteries as follows:
- Remove battery compartment door (located at the bottom of the radio) by applying thumb pressure to the tab on battery door and then lift the door out and off the cabinet.
- Insert or replace 2 AA batteries.
- Replace the compartment door.
- It is recommended that you replace the batteries every year.
- It is recommended to plug the unit for AC power while replacing batteries to avoid the loss of clock and wake time/mode settings.
Power failure indicator: When AC power is interrupted (disconnected) for a short period of time, both time and alarm settings will change (unless battery is installed). After AC power is restored (reconnected), the Digital Display will blink to indicate that power was interrupted and you should readjust the time and alarm settings.
Auto clock set: You do not have to set the clock time as a built-in automatic time set system is equipped in this clock powered by 2 AA batteries (included and installed).
To get the clock time shown correctly:
- Plug for power: Insert the plug of the unit into an AC power outlet.
- Select daylight saving: Press and hold DST on the top of the unit to turn on/off in areas observing/not observing such time change. A confirmation message (on) or (off) shows on the display when you make a selection.
- Select your time zone: Press TIME ZONE repeatedly on the top of the unit to cycle through the time zones (EST > CST > MST > PST > AKST > HST > AST > EST...). The default time zone is Eastern (EST). The selected time zone shows on the display briefly with TIME ZONE icon flashes on the display.
- Your clock is now set and ready for use.
WARNING: Please avoid playing with these buttons after entering the Clock/Alarm set mode.
Setting clock manually: In case the memory holding batteries are accidentally removed, set the clock manually as below:
- Press SET on the top of the unit until the clock setting icon flashes on the display.
- Press << or >> on the top of the unit to set the clock time. The time decrements or increments follow by a faster rate when you press and hold the button. The clock setting icon flashes when you are setting the time. AM or PM icon also lights beside the time.
- To save and exit the clock setting, wait for about 5 seconds or press SET until the clock setting icon is off and the wake setting icons are either off or stop flashing.
Listening to radio:
To turn on or off radio:
- Press RADIO on the front of the unit to turn on the radio. The radio mode icon lights on the display.
- Press OFF to turn off the radio, or press AUX or iPod to select another sound mode.
To select radio band: In radio mode, press Radio to select the radio band (AM/FM).
To tune frequency: Press << or >>. The selected frequency shows on the display. Press and hold to automatically search for the next available station.
To store a station as preset:
- Tune to a radio station.
- Press STORE. An available preset location shows on the display.
- Press << or >> (or RECALL) to select a desired preset location (01 - 20).
- Press STORE. You can save up to 20 preset stations.
To recall a preset station:
- In radio mode, press RECALL. The existing preset station number shows on the display.
- Press << or >> (or RECALL) to select a desired preset station.
Built-in AFC: The Built-in Automatic Frequency Control (AFC) works only on FM. It helps reduce drift on FM reception and keep the radio locked in on the FM station to which it is tuned. When tuning in FM stations, you may notice that the station you are tuning can be well-tuned on two or three nearby points. Always tune carefully at the loudest and clearest point.
AM Antenna: For AM reception, connect the AM antenna loop to the back of the radio. Stretch out the antenna cord to its fullest length and rotate the antenna for better reception.
To connect iPod/iPhone:
- Push the universal dock for iPod on the right of the unit to open it.
- Four adapters are supplied. Check the table below and use the appropriate adapter for your iPod/iPhone.
* For the latest iPod/iPhone models, please use the adapter provided with your iPod/iPhone.
- Place the adapter and then your iPod/iPhone on the universal dock for iPod.
To select iPod mode:
- Press iPod on the front of the unit to select the iPod mode.
- The iPod mode icon lights on the display.
- Playback from the iPod/iPhone starts automatically.
- If no iPod/iPhone is connected in the iPod mode, the unit will exit the iPod mode and turn off automatically.
- iPod touch 2nd generation 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
- iPod touch 1st generation 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
- iPod nano 4th generation (video) 8GB, 16GB
- iPod nano 3rd generation (video) 4GB, 8GB
- iPod classic 80GB, 160GB
- iPod nano 2nd generation (aluminum) 2GB, 4GB, 8GB
- iPod 5th generation (video) 30GB, 60GB, 80GB
- iPod mini 4GB, 6GB
- iPod 4th generation 40GB
- iPod 4th generation (color display) 20GB, 30GB, 40GB, 60GB
To control playback:
- During playback, press iPod to pause the playback and press again to resume.
- Press << or >> to skip to the previous or next file. Press and hold << or >> to search backward or forward.
- Press SHUFFLE to play the files in random order in the iPod/iPhone. Press again to cancel the function (shows on the iPod/iPhone display).
- Press REPEAT to select a repeat playback mode (repeat 1 or repeat all). Press REPEAT until no repeat mode is selected (shows on the iPod/iPhone display) to cancel the repeat playback.
To charge the iPod: You may charge the battery of your iPod/iPhone through the universal dock for iPod while the unit is turned off (standby mode) or in the AUX, Radio (FM band only) or iPod mode. Charging control should be operated on the iPod/iPhone.
To select auxiliary mode:
- Connect your auxiliary source (e.g. mp3 player) to the AUX input jack on the top of the unit with an audio cable (not supplied).
- Press AUX to turn on the unit or to switch to listen to AUX from other modes. The auxiliary mode icon lights on the display. Adjust the auxiliary player to midrange volume and adjust the master volume on the unit. Do not turn the volume of the auxiliary player too high as this may affect the sound quality. For other playback operations, control them on your auxiliary player.
Set wake time: This unit allows 2 wake times to be set.
- Press SET on the top of the unit until a WAKE 1 icon or a WAKE 2 icon flashes on the display.
- Press << or >> on the top of the unit to set the wake time. The time decrements or increments follow by a faster rate when you press and hold the button.
- To save and exit the wake setting, wait for about 5 seconds or press SET until the clock setting icon is off and the wake setting icons are either off or stop flashing.
- To check the wake time after setting, press SET until a WAKE 1 icon or WAKE 2 icon flashes and the respective assigned wake time shows on the display.
Selecting wake source: You may be woken up by the alarm, radio, or music from iPod/iPhone.
- Set a wake time (refer to the above instructions).
- Press WAKE 1 or WAKE 2 to select a wake mode. The corresponding icon lights on the front of the unit.
If Waking to Alarm: Wake to Alarm uses GRAD-U-WAKE, a gentle increase to the maximum alarm tone volume over 30 to 45 seconds. If you set the wake function with low volume level before going to bed, we advise using Waking to Alarm mode to wake you up since the volume will automatically increase.
If Waking to RADIO: Select a desired wake up radio channel (refer to “Listening to the radio”). If no wake up channel is set, your last listening radio station will be selected. Adjust the volume to your desired level. Press OFF to turn off the unit.
If Waking to iPod/iPhone: Adjust the volume to your desired level. The last played file on the iPod/iPhone will be played when the wake function activates. Press OFF to turn off the unit.
Note: If there is no iPod/iPhone connected, the alarm tone will sound instead even if Waking to iPod mode is selected.
- When the wake function activates, the corresponding wake mode indicator will flash until the wake function is turned off. The indicator will then stop flashing and keep lighting up.
- When the AC power is disconnected, all wake mode will be reverted to alarm tone.
Turning off wake function:
- To silence the wake function momentarily: Press SNOOZE. The alarm will sound again when the snooze period is over. (refer to "SmartSnooze".)
- To stop the wake function: Press OFF. The alarm will be on again the following day at the same time.
- To disable the wake function completely: Press WAKE 1 MODE or WAKE 2 MODE repeatedly until no indicator lights against a wake mode icon on the display.
SmartSnooze™: This operation allows extra sleep time after the wake function is on. The alarm will be off by pressing SNOOZE, VOL +, VOL –, SLEEP or NAP until the snooze period is over. Snooze function can be used repeatedly up to 1 hour. After this, the wake function will turn off until the next day.
To set the “quiet” period: While pressing SNOOZE, press << or >> on the top of the unit to set the “quiet” period from 1 to 30 minutes (default: 9 minutes). Release SNOOZE, then the “quiet” period is set.
In the sleep mode, the radio, iPod or AUX mode turns off automatically.
To set the sleep time:
- Press SLEEP repeatedly to cycle among the sleep time available (90min, 60min, 30min, 15min and OFF. 90min is the default setting).
- When the desired sleep time is selected, release SLEEP and wait for about 5 seconds, the sleep time is now set.
To listen to the radio: The radio turns on by default. If not, press RADIO and select a radio station as usual.
To listen to the iPod/iPhone: Press iPod and then press << or >> to select a file on the iPod/iPhone. Playback will be in repeat all files mode automatically. If iPod mode is selected in your last sleep mode setting, the iPod/iPhone will start to play, instead of the radio. The radio will be played whenever the iPod mode is selected but without an iPod/iPhone connected.
To listen to the auxiliary player: If an auxiliary player (e.g. mp3 player) is connected, press AUX to select AUX mode and start playback on your auxiliary player.
To change or check the remaining time in sleep mode: Press SLEEP once to check the remaining sleep time. Press SLEEP repeatedly to select another sleep time.
To cancel the sleep mode: If you decide to turn off the unit sooner, press SNOOZE, OFF or press SLEEP repeatedly to select “OFF”.
For catnaps up to 2 hours without disturbing the regular alarm settings, the NAP function wakes you up after a short period of time.
To set the NAP time:
- Press NAP repeatedly to cycle among the NAP time available (10min, 20min, 30min, 60min, 90min, 120min and OFF. 20min is the default setting). The icon NAP flashes while selecting.
- When the desired NAP time is selected, release NAP and wait for about 5 seconds, the NAP time is now set. The current time shows and the icon NAP lights on the display. Only alarm tone is available in the NAP mode.
To check the remaining NAP time: Press NAP once to show briefly the NAP time left.
To cancel the NAP function: Press and hold NAP or press NAP repeatedly to select OFF.
To turn off the NAP alarm: Press NAP or OFF to stop the NAP alarm.
Press BRIGHTNESS to dim the display and press again to restore to the original brightness level.