La Crosse Technology WT-2192 User Manual

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WT-2192

Radio-controlledTravel Alarm Clock

Table of Contents

Topic

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Inventory of Contents

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About WWVB

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Program Mode

 

Initial Set-up

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Manual Time Setting Option

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Time Zone Setting

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Daylight Savings Time (DST)

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Display Mode Setting

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Setting the Alarm

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Operating the Alarm and Snooze

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Troubleshooting

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Maintenance and Care

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Specifications

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Warranty Information

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INVENTORY OF CONTENTS

1.The travel alarm

2.Instruction manual

3.Warranty card

ABOUT RADIO-CONTROLLEDTIME - WWVB

The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology—Timeand Frequency Division) WWVB radio station is located in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and transmits the exact time and date signal continuously throughout the United States at 60 kHz. The signal can be received up to 2,000 miles away through the internal antenna in the alarm clock. Due to the nature of the Earth’s Ionosphere, reception is very limited during daylight hours. The alarm clock will search for a signal every night when reception is best. The WWVB radio station derives its signal from the NIST Atomic clock in Boulder, Colorado. A team of atomic physicists is continually measuring every second, of every day, to an accuracy of ten billionths of a second per day. These physicists have created an international standard, measuring a second as 9,192,631,770 vibrations of aCesium-133atom in a vacuum. More information on the atomic clock and WWVB can be found at

www.nist.gov.

PROGRAM MODE

Figure One

Following is a list of steps to set up your new La Crosse Technology travel alarm clock.

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Please begin by removing the battery cover on the rear of the travel alarm shown in figure one.

Next insert one AA alkaline battery into the battery compartment making sure to observe the correct polarity.

When inserting the battery be sure not to press any of the buttons on the travel alarm as this will interrupt the WWVB search and may cause the travel alarm to not pick up the radio-controlledtime signal.

Now replace the battery cover and face the travel alarm with the back of the unit towards Colorado (this has been found to help the unit pick up the WWVB signal).

When the WWVB signal is received a tower icon will appear on the left side of the LCD display.

NOTE: Due to the nature of the WWVB signal it may take overnight for the travel alarm to receive the signal and set. Adverse weather conditions may also affect the travel alarms’ ability to receive the signal. In some cases it may take several nights for the travel alarm to set.

Manual Time Setting Option

You can also manually set the time on your travel alarm by pressing and holding the “MODE/MIN” button (figure two) on the front of your travel alarm for 3 seconds.

The time zone abbreviation will appear in

the LCD.

Figure Two

Press and release the “Snooze” button once.

 

The time will now flash in the LCD.

 

Press and release the “AL/HR” button to advance the hours.

Press and release the “MODE/MIN” button to advance the minutes.

Press and release the “Snooze” button to

return the normal display mode or wait 20 seconds and the travel alarm will time out and automatically return to the normal display mode.

Time Zone Setting

You can select from four U.S. time zones (Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific) on your travel alarm. The time zones are abbreviated with three letters as follows:

Eastern

EST

Central

CST

Mountain

MST

Pacific

PST

Press and hold the “MODE/MIN” button for 3 seconds.

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The time zone abbreviation will appear in the LCD.

NOTE: The default (factory) time zone setting is Eastern time zone.

Press and release the “AL/HR” button to select the desired time zone.

Press and release the “Snooze” button twice to return to the normal display mode or wait 20 seconds and the travel alarm will time out and automatically return to the normal display mode.

Daylight Saving Time Setting

You can select whether or not your alarm recognizes the daylight saving time changes twice a year and automatically changes. Some areas do not change time for daylight saving time (Arizona and parts of Indiana). The default (factory) setting is daylight saving time on.

Press and hold the “MODE/MIN” button for 3 seconds.

The time zone abbreviation will appear in the LCD.

“DST” will be displayed to the left of the time zone abbreviation.

Press and release the “MODE/MIN” button to toggle between daylight saving time on and off.

Press and release the “Snooze” button twice to return to the normal display mode or wait 20 seconds and the travel alarm will time out and automatically return to the normal display mode.

Display Mode Setting

The display below the time can be switched between showing the seconds and the alarm time. To switch between these two modes press and release the “MODE/MIN” button.

Setting the Alarm

To set the alarm press and hold the “AL/HR” button for three seconds.

The alarm time will flash in the bottom left of the LCD screen.

Press and release the “AL/HR” button to advance to the desired hour.

Press and release the “MODE/MIN” button to advance to the desired minute.

Press and release the “Snooze” button to return to the normal display mode or wait 20 seconds and the travel alarm will time out and automatically return to the normal display mode.

Operating the Alarm and Snooze

To turn the alarm on press and release the “AL/HR” button. The alarm icon will be displayed in the lower right of the LCD to indicate that the alarm has been turned on.

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The alarm will sound for 100 seconds once activated. By pressing the snooze button the alarm will be suspended for 8 minutes.

Operation of the snooze function can be done in two ways:

Press and release the “SNOOZE” button on the front of the travel alarm.

With the travel alarm resting open on a flat surface, by gently pushing back on the top of the alarm.

NOTE: This movement causes the opened lid to activate a second snooze button which is located on the bottom of the travel alarm (it can be seen just below the battery compartment).

TROUBLESHOOTING

NOTE: For problems not solved, please contact La Crosse Technology viae-mailor phone, or visit our website, www.lacrossetechnology.com

Problem: The time and date will not set initially.

Solution: It usually takes overnight before the clock can receive the signal due to the interference the sun has on the WWVB signal. Wait overnight for the signal.

Solution: Computer monitors and televisions can cause interference with the signal reception. Please keep the clock at least six feet from electrical sources.

Solution: In some areas of the US, in particular on the East and West coasts, the signal is very weak. It may take up to 72 hours before a good signal is received. The reception can be helped by placing the clock in a window facing Colorado, with the back towards Colorado.

MAINTENANCE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Extreme temperatures, vibration, and shock should be avoided to prevent damage to the unit.

Clean displays and units with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use solvents or scouring agents; they may mark the displays and casings.

Do not submerge in water.

Do not subject the units to unnecessary heat or cold by placing them in the oven or freezer.

Opening the casings invalidates the warranty. Do not try to repair the unit. Contact La Crosse Technology repairs.

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions:

2.5” x 1” x 3.75”

(L x W x H)

(63x 25 x 95 mm)

Battery

One AA Alkaline Battery

 

 

Battery life

Approximately 1 year

 

 

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WARRANTY INFORMATION

La Crosse Technology provides a 1-yearwarranty on this product. Contact La Crosse Technology immediately upon discovery of any defects covered by this warranty.

Before sending the unit in for repairs, contact La Crosse Technology. The unit will be repaired or replaced with the same or similar model.

This warranty does not cover any defects resulting from improper use, unauthorized repairs, faulty batteries, or the units’ inability to receive a signal due to any source of interference.

LA CROSSE TECHNOLOGY WILL NOT ASSUME LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE OPERATION OR MALFUNCTION OF THIS UNIT. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT TO BE USED FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES OR FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT A TOY. KEEP OUT OF CHILDRENS’ REACH.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights specific to your State. Some States do not allow the exclusion of consequential or incidental damages; therefore the above exclusion of limitation may not apply to you.

For warranty work, technical support, or information contact

La Crosse Technology

1116 South Oak Street

La Crescent, MN 55947

Phone: 507.895.7095

Fax: 507.895.8000

e-mailsupport@lacrossetechnology.com (warranty work)sales@lacrossetechnology.com (information on other products)

Website www.lacrossetechnology.com

THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS:

1.THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND

2.THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.

All rights reserved. This handbook must not be reproduced in any form, even in excerpts, or duplicated or processed using electronic, mechanical or chemical procedures without written permission of the publisher.

This handbook may contain mistakes and printing errors. The information in this handbook is regularly checked and corrections made in the next issue. We accept no liability for technical mistakes or printing errors, or their consequences.

All trademarks and patents are acknowledged.

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