Sony ICF-B200 Portable Radio User Manual

3-861-125-13 (1)
Sony Corporation 1997 Printed in Japan
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located at the
rear. Record the serial number in the space
provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever
you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this
Model No. ICF-B200
Serial No.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
Before You Begin
Thank you for choosing the Sony radio! It will give
you many hours of reliable service and listening
Before operating the radio, please read these
instructions thoroughly and retain them for future
Self-powered emergency radio
• You may use the radio right away by turning the
handle of the power generator, which charges the
built-in nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) rechargeable
battery. —Hand generating function
• You may also use size AA (R6) dry batteries (not
• Audio Beacon that alerts the surroundings.
• Useful dial light when tuning in the dark.
• Water-resistant for all weather operation*.
* Do not emmerse in water
This product is designed to be water-resistant,
but should not be emmersed in water or come in
continuous contact with water.
Before installing the batteries, be sure to wipe off
drops of water on the unit.
• Do not drop the unit or give a shock to the unit,
or it may cause a malfunction.
• Do not leave the unit in a location near heat
sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, or mechanical shock.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit,
remove the batteries, and have the unit checked
by qualified personnel before operating it any
•Do not open the cabinet other than when
disposing the unit.
• When the case becomes soiled, clean it with a soft
cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution.
Never use abrasive cleansers or chemical
solvents, as they may mar the case.
• Do not leave magnetic bank cards, magnetic train
passes, or other cards containing magnetic
information near the speaker. The information on
the card may be erased by the magnetism inside
the speaker.
On water-resistance
• Do not splash large amount of water on the unit.
• Do not emmerse the unit in water.
• Cover the jack with the attached rubber cap when
the earphone is not used.
• If the unit is splashed with salt water, wipe clean
with a damp cloth, then dry with a soft cloth. Do
not wash under running water, do not use soap
or detergent and do not dry with an electric hair
• If water has got into the speaker, turn the face of
the unit down and pour the water out from the
• Before opening the battery compartment, be sure
the outside of the unit is clean and dry.
Nickel-Cadmium batteries are
recyclable. You can help
preserve our environment by
returning your unwanted
batteries to your nearest point
for collection, recycling or
proper disposal.
Note: In some areas the
disposal of nickel-cadmium batteries in
household or business trash may be
RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Corporation) advises you about spent battery
collection by the following phone number.
Call toll free number: 1-800-822-8837 (United
States and Canada only)
Caution:Do not handle damaged or leaking
nickel-cadmium batteries.
FM/AM Radio
When disposing the unit
Take out the rechargeable battery for recycle.
Do not open the cabinet other than
when disposing the unit.
1 Unscrew 5 screws at the rear of the unit
and 1 screw inside the dry battery
compartment with an plus driver. Then
take off the rear cabinet.
2 Hold the substrate on the right side and
push it toward the arrow as illustrated
below. Then take out the rechargeable
3 Disconnect the rechargeable battery from
the connector on the substrate.
Hold the connector
plug and pull it out.
•Be sure to disconnect the rechargeable battery
from the substrate. If it is connected, electric
leakage may occur and it is dangerous. When
taking out the battery, be careful not to touch the
interior of other parts.
•Be sure to confirm that the rechargeable battery is
completely exhausted and then take out the
rechargeable battery.
If you have any questions or problem
concerning your unit, please consult the nearest
Sony dealer.
Frequency range
FM: 87.5 – 108 MHz
AM: 530 – 1605 kHz
Approx. 4.5 cm (1
/4 inches) dia., 8 ohms
Power output
60 mW (Using the built-in rechargeable
90 mW (Using size AA (R6) dry batteries, not
@ jack (minijack)
Power requirements
Built-in nickel-cadmium (2.4V, 300 mAh,
Ni-Cd) battery or 3V DC, two size AA (R6) dry
Approx. 163 × 80 × 55 mm (w/h/d)
/2 × 3
/4 × 2
/4 in)
Approx. 320 g (11.3 oz)
Approx. 355 g (12.6 oz) incl. batteries and
projecting parts
Supplied accessory
Hand strap (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.