homedicsHomedics SS-2000G-AMZ SoundSleep White Noise Sound Machine

Homedics-SS-2000G-AMZ-SoundSleep-White-Noise-Sound-Machine-user-manual

SPECIFICATION

  • COLOR: Silver
  • BRAND: Homedics
  • POWER SOURCE: Battery Powered
  • MUSIC TRACKS: White Noise
  • ITEM WEIGHT:5 Pounds
  • PRODUCT DIMENSIONS:5 x 6 x 2 inches; 8 Ounces
  • BATTERIES: 4 AA batteries required.

INTRODUCTION

The Homedics White Noise Sound Machine comes with 6 calming sounds that were digitally produced and mimicked the sounds of nature: White Noise, Thunder, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night, and Brook. This portable acoustic device is small, lightweight, and conveniently transportable in a bag, purse, or suitcase. These rhythmic sounds are the ideal baby sound machine and a must-have for any baby registry. They can help your baby fall asleep more easily and remain asleep longer. Choose between the continuous playback of soothing sounds on this ambient sound machine or the auto-off timer, which has three choices: Easily change the volume with the simple volume control buttons for 15, 30, or 60 minutes.

CREATE YOUR PERFECT SLEEP ENVIRONMENT

Thank you for purchasing SoundSpa®, the HoMedics acoustic relaxation machine.
This, like the entire HoMedics product line, is built with high-quality craftsmanship to provide you years of dependable service. We hope that you will find it to be the finest product of its kind.
SoundSpa helps create your perfect sleep environment. You can fall asleep to any of its six calming sounds. SoundSpa can also mask distractions to improve your concentration while you read, work or study.

SOUNDSPA® SOUND MACHINE FEATURES

  • 6 nature sounds: Thunder, Ocean, Brook, Summer Night, Rain, and White Noise
  • Auto-timer lets you choose how long you listen – 15, 30, 60 minutes or continuously
  • Volume control adjusts the volume of the sounds
  • Compact and lightweight for travel

ASSEMBLY AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

  1. Unpack the product and check to make sure the adapter is included (Fig. 1).
  2. This unit is powered by an AC adapter, (included) or 4 “AA” batteries, which are not included.
  3. Attach the AC adapter jack to the base of the unit and insert the cord into a 120-volt household outlet.
  4. To install batteries, remove compartment cover. Insert 4 “AA” batteries into the compartment on the bottom according to the polarity direction indicated. Replace cover and snap into place.

BATTERY PRECAUTIONS

  • Do not mix old and new batteries.
  • Use only the size and type of batteries specified.
  • Do not dispose of batteries in fire. Batteries may explode or leak.
  • When installing batteries, observe proper +/- polarities. Incorrect installation of battery may cause damage to the unit.
  • Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc), or rechargeable (Ni-Cad, Ni-MH, etc.) batteries.
  • Clean the battery contacts and also those of the device prior to battery installation.
  • Remove depleted batteries promptly
  • If the unit is not going to be used for a long period of time, remove batteries to prevent damage due to possible battery leakage.
  • Recycle or dispose of properly in accordance with all local, state, province, and country regulations.

LISTENING TO NATURE SOUNDS

  1. Power the unit on by turning the VOLUME knob in the clockwise direction.
  2. Press the button of the sound you wish to listen to (Fig. 2). The green POWER LED will indicate the unit is on (Fig. 3).
  3. To adjust the volume, turn the VOLUME knob (Fig. 3) to your desired level.
  4. When finished listening to the sounds, you may turn them off by turning the VOLUME knob to the off position (Fig. 3).

NOTE: When the unit is turned on, it will always default to the last sound used.

CAUTION: All servicing of this product must be performed by authorized HoMedics Service Personnel only.

USING THE AUTO-TIMER

  1. When the power is on and you are listening to a nature sound, you may set a timer so the unit will automatically turn off.
  2. Toggle through the TIMER button (Fig. 3) until the corresponding LED illuminates next to the time of your choice — 15, 30, or 60 minutes. The unit will automatically shut off after the selected time and the POWER LED (Fig. 3) will remain lit showing you it is still in timer mode. If you choose to listen to another timed sound, press the timer button to select a desired time. Or if you choose to listen to the sounds continuously, turn the unit off and then back on.

NOTE: Do not select the TIMER button if you wish to listen to the sounds continuously.

MAINTENANCE

TO STORE

You may leave the unit on display, or you can store it in its box or a cool, dry place.

TO CLEAN

Wipe off dust with a damp cloth. NEVER use liquids or abrasive cleaners. Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void user’s authority to operate this device.

FCC AND IC STATEMENTS

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 any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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 and CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B). These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

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 installation. 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 antenna.
  • 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 connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications could void the user authority to operate the equipment.

FAQs

Is it possible to run the machine all night, without the auto-off? I am looking for a machine that can run for hours, without having to turn on repeat

I have run mine 24 hours a day for over 7 years now!! I turn it off when I’m out of town…maybe 3 or 4 weeks a year. Nice reliable little machine.

Does this machine emit light (e.g., LEDs) during operation? If so, how bright is it?

Yes, and I find it very bright. So much so that I have to cover it with something because it illuminates the area next to my bed and around the device. (It’s the only thing I don’t like about it and I wonder why they put the light on the machine – if the machine is making noise, it’s obviously on!) I put a piece of black electrical tape over it.

Are the sounds realistic and does it make clicking noises, quick loop, etc.? will it drown out a light snorer…or marpac for $54?

the “Rain” setting has a very definite loop. The showering sound is nice, but then there are about 4 plopping sounds and you hear that repeat about every 6-7 seconds. I found it very annoying. The “white noise” setting has a fairly nice quality, but I would have had to turn it up so loud in order to drown out my husband’s snoring that the “white noise” itself would have been too loud for my comfort. It’s an ok machine, but if you are sensitive to the looping, this machine will bother you.

Can you plug it into an electrical outlet or does it have to be used w/ batteries?

We use the outlet but also have batteries in it in case the power goes out. That way it doesn’t shut off and wake the kids.

Does the ocean sound have the seagulls as well looking for one with just the ocean no birds.

The version I have has seagulls in it. They’re obnoxious and why I never use the ocean setting. I bought mine in 2011, though, so maybe it has changed since then.

Also, I don’t see a plug. does it plug in or use batteries? If so, how long is the charge? Thanks.

It comes with an adapter to plug into 120vac wall outlet. It also runs on 4-aa batteries if you want. I use the wall adapter so I don’t know how long the batteries would last.

How long is the A/C cord the product comes with?

about four feet, it reaches from the top of a tall dresser all the way to the extension cord on the floor.

can it default to white sound and come on when powered on?

No, if the power goes out, it turns on again on its default when power returns. I set mine to white noise, but the default is something else (Rain or Summer Night, don’t recall at the moment), that isn’t as sleep-conducive for me, so I have to reset it (which is as simple as pushing button for white noise) if the power goes out.

I usually set the timer on mine for one hour at night. In the morning though the power light is still on. Is this usual or should the light be off ?

It is normal for the power light to be on. The sound stops but the power stays on until the volume button is turned off.

helpful for tinnitus?

I have severe tinnitus. This or any other sound generating device is very helpful to distract from the irritating sound of tinnitus.

is there a light that does not shut off

Yes, green power light stays on. Did not find that it interfered with sleep.

Is there a head-phone/ear phone jack?

No there isn’t. Only an adapter jack for the option if plugging the machine into the wall or using batteries.

Does it run a constant sound and it on a loop?

I’m not sure that this is what you’re looking for, but it does run constantly if you just turn it on normally. There are a few different sounds. There are also timer settings so the sound will automatically shut off after a specified amount of time.

Would you describe this machine as loud? Can you add an external speaker?

The volume goes fairly loud. You cannot add external speaker.

I keep hearing a light dinging every couple of seconds on the white noise sound. Is that just me?

I have two of these machines. You are correct. This is not pure “white noise”, but some kind of cycling in the noise. I find that within a week or so, the brain will filter this noise out and you only occasionally hear it. This has been true of other “white noise” machines we have owned.

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