Sony ICFCS10IP User's Manual

Sony Clock Radio User's Manual - ICFCS10IP.
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Owner’s Record

The model number and the serial number are located on the 

bot om. 

Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer 

to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding 

this product.
Model No. ICF-CS10iP


Serial No. ________________________________

For customers who purchased this product in the 


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 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.
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 

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 


Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly 

replaced. Replace only with the same type.
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 

instal ation. 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 instal ation. 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  


— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV 

technician for help.

Replace the battery for the clock backup with a 

Sony CR2032 lithium battery, and the battery 

for the remote commander with a Sony CR2025 

lithium battery. Use of another battery may 

present a risk of fire or explosion. 

Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not 

recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.

Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep away 

from children.

Important Safety 

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 


8)  Do not install near any heat sources such as 

radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other 

apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce 


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 outlet.

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 time.

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 

normal y, or has been dropped.

For the state of california, USA only

Perchlorate Material –special handling may apply, see

Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains 


Play the unit on the power source specified in 


Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker, 

keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding 

or spring-wound watches away from the unit to 

prevent possible damage from the magnet.

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 qualified 

personnel before operating it any further.

To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened 

with a mild detergent solution.

Never touch the wire of the external FM 

antenna during a thunderstorm. Furthermore, 

immediately disconnect the AC power cord 

from the radio.

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.

Clock Radio with iPod/iPhone 3G compatible

Wake or Sleep to iPod/Radio/Buzzer

Easy to set A-B alarm

2-5-7day alarm

LCD Brightness control


MEGA Xpand

Wireless Remote Commander

Compatible iPod 

Compatible iPod models are as follows. Update 

your iPod to use the latest software before you use 


iPod 5th 

generation (video)

iPod nano 2nd 




iPod nano 1st 


iPod 4th generation 

(color display)

iPod mini 

iPod classic

iPod nano 3rd

generation (video)

iPod touch

iPod nano

4th generation  


iPod touch

2nd generation

iPhone 3G

iPod 4th 


In these Operating Instructions, “iPod” is used 

as a general reference to iPod functions on an 

iPod or iPhone, unless otherwise specified by 

the text or il ustrations.

The connector of the unit is for sole use with an 

iPod. If you use devices that do not match with 

the connector, connect to the AUDIO IN 

terminal of this unit with the supplied audio 

connecting cable.

Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event 

that data recorded to an iPod is lost or damaged 

when using an iPod connected to this unit.

Should any problem persist after you have made 

the following checks, consult your nearest Sony 

The clock flashes “AM 12:00” due to a power 

The battery is low. Replace the battery. Remove 

the old battery and install a new one.

The radio, iPod or buzzer alarm does not 

sound at the preset alarm time.
Check that alarm “A” or alarm “B” is properly 


The radio or iPod alarm is activated but no 

sound comes on at the preset alarm time.
Check the alarm volume setting.
There is no sound from the iPod.
Make sure the iPod is securely connected.

Adjust the VOLUME.
The iPod cannot be operated with this unit.
Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
The iPod cannot be charged.
Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
When Daylight Saving Time (summer time) 

begins, the clock does not employ the 

Daylight Saving Time automatically.
Make sure the clock is set correctly.

Press and hold CLOCK and SNOOZE/DATE/

SLEEP OFF simultaneously for at least  

2 seconds to activate the Automatic DST 



This unit includes a preinstalled Sony Lithium battery (CR2032) as back-up power source for the clock, which is preset 

to EST (Eastern Standard Time) at the factory. And this battery is considered part of the product.

Adjusting the AM loop antenna

Find a place and an orientation that provide good 


Do not place the AM loop antenna near the 

unit or other AV equipment, as noise may 



Adjust the direction of the AM loop antenna for 

best AM broadcast sound.

Preparing the remote 

Before using the card remote commander for the 

first time, remove the insulation film.

When to replace the battery 
With normal use, the battery (CR2025) should 

last for about six months. When the remote 

commander no longer operates the unit, replace 

the battery with a new one.


Do not attempt to charge the battery.

If you are not going to use the remote 

commander for a long time, remove the battery 

to avoid any damage that may be caused by 

leakage and corrosion.

About the backup 

To keep accurate time, this unit contains a 

CR2032 battery as a backup power source.

The battery keeps the clock and the alarm 

operating in the event of a power interruption.
Knowing when to replace the 

When the battery becomes weak, “” appears in 

the display.

If a power interruption occurs while the battery is 

weak, the current time and alarm will be 


Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium 

battery. Use of another battery may cause a fire or 


If “AM 12:00” flashes in the display when the unit 

is connected to an AC outlet for the first time, the 

battery may be weak. In this case, consult your 

Sony dealer.
Replacing the battery
  Keep the AC plug connected to the AC 

outlet, remove the screw that secures the 

battery compartment lid at the bottom of 

the unit using a screwdriver, and open 

the lid (see Fig. ).

2  Insert a new battery in the battery 

compartment with the  side facing up 

(see Fig. ).

3  Close the battery compartment lid and 

secure it with the screw (see Fig. ).

4  Press iPod & iPhone , RADIO 


SLEEP OFF to turn “” off in the 





With 6 ohm loads both channels driven, from  

150 -10,000 Hz; rated 3 watts per channel 

minimum RMS power, with no more than 10 % 

total harmonic distortion.
Time display

12-hour system
iPod section

DC out: 5V

MAX: 500mA
Radio section
Frequency range



Channel step


87.5 – 108 MHz 0.1 MHz


530 – 1 710 kHz 10 kHz


Approx. 5.7 cm (2 1/4 inches) dia. 6 Ω

AUDIO IN jack (ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack)
Power output

3.5 W + 3.5 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements

120 V AC, 60 Hz

For clock back up: 3V DC, CR2032 battery (1)

Approx. 290.5 × 152.0 × 139.5 mm (w/h/d)  

(11 3/8 × 5 15/16 × 5 1/2 inches) including projecting 

parts and controls

Approx. 1.94 kg (4 lb 4 oz) including power 

supply unit
Supplied accessories

Remote commander (1)

AM loop antenna (1)

Audio connecting cable (1)

Universal dock adapter for iPhone (1)

Universal dock adapter for iPhone 3G (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change 

without notice.

Connecting the 

To connect the AM loop 

The shape and the length of the antenna is 

designed to receive AM signals. Do not dismantle 

or roll up the antenna.
1  Remove only the loop part from the 

plastic stand.

2  Set up the AM loop antenna.

3  Insert the AM antenna terminal into the 

AM ANTENNA jack on the rear of the 


To remove the AM loop 

Pull the AM antenna terminal while pushing up 

the terminal clamp.


When you replace the battery, do not disconnect 

the plug from the AC outlet. Otherwise, the 

calendar, current time, alarm and station presets 

will be initialized.

Reset button


If the time in the display is 

incorrect after the battery is 

changed (Reset)
Press the reset button with a pointed device. The 

reset button is in the small hole located in the 

battery compartment (see Fig. ). 

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