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Big Display Alarm Clock CR-228PL

Big Display Alarm Clock CR-228PL

4.0 from 4 reviews

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Love it

Love it. We live on a station with no outside lighting (street lamps) and I can get up an go to the ensuite without having to turn on a light at night. Also easy to set time and easy to see. Great value for money

Purchased in January 2014.


Useless due to brightness

The problem with this clock is the brightness. It’s far too bright, even on the dimmed setting. In a dark room you can see well enough where you are going without having to turn on your bedside lamp. Who the hell ok’d this for production ? I will return this tomorrow. Another let down from KMart.

Date PurchasedJan 2019

4.5 stars really

3 light levels from the unit, although I can't tell any difference between the two brighter ones. Always leave it on the dimmest, and haven't had any problems seeing it.
Big Display as you would expect (or at least hope) form the name.
Radio stations come through well. Just a bit fiddly to program the preset stations, and then get back to them, as you have to scroll all the way through from lowest number to highest, so no easy way to get between 2 favorite stations, even if you only program 2 you still have to go all the way through (although only 10 per band, i.e. 10 FM and 10 AM which makes up their 20 presets).
Call it a 2 brightness display & put a button to go through the presets in the other direction and you'd have 5 stars.

Great value for money - a pleasure to use

This product is similar in design to the extremely disappointing and frustrating Philips AJ3232B clock radio. The speaker is only tiny, but it doesn't have the really annoying crackling sounds of the Philips when listening to AM radio. Also, the volume of the radio alarm can be set to any desired level, unlike the Philips which ramps up to full volume regardless of the level set by the user. It just does what most people would expect from a basic, low cost digital AM/FM clock radio, and it does it well. Thanks K-Mart!

Questions & Answers

Can you turn the radio on, just by using the sleep timer button or do you need to press power button before the sleep button?
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You need to press the power button to turn on the radio.

I have read the instruction manual a few times but cant set the alarm. why does it have 2 alarms? i did set the alarm but it didnt go off. i am finding this difficult to use
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The clock has two alarms, but you don't have to use both. Each alarm can be enabled or disabled separately. This can be useful for example for a couple who work different hours and need to wake up at different times. If you only want one alarm, then only set one of them (either one will do). For your problem, the first thing to do is to check the alarm time that you have set. Make sure you have the radio off, then press and hold the AL1 or AL2 button for 2 seconds (depending on which one you have set), and the alarm set time will flash for 5 seconds, including whether it is AM or PM. If you have the correct time set, just let it go back to normal time display. If the alarm time is not set correctly, you need to follow the instructions again to get the correct alarm time. You cannot adjust how long the alarm sounds for, only the time of day that it starts. Once you have the alarm time set correctly, check the alarm lights to see if you have correctly enabled the alarm. If there are no alarm lights lit up, then you have not correctly enabled the alarm. To enable the alarm, briefly press the AL1 or AL2 button once to set buzzer, or twice to set radio. Make sure the corresponding buzzer light or radio light is lit. To disable an alarm, just repeatedly press the AL1 or AL2 button until neither the buzzer light nor the radio light for that alarm is lit. That's all there is to it.

Need instructions how to set up alarm clock Number CR-228PL?
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Please read the answers to previous questions - everything you need to know is there, including where to download the instruction manual if you have lost it. If you still can't work it out, please advise exactly what you are having trouble with, and I will try to help.

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