Purchased at Rhode Island USA, now being used at INDIA. From day i, (from starting itself ) clock is running slow by 5-7 minutes per hour. Even after resetting the clock to current time, clock is runnning slow and the problem is continuing to exist. Please support me to solve the problem Thanks.
Most of the Radio clocks by RCA are meant to be used with 60Hz AC line. This problem will not go away unles you can get a custom built 60 Hz AC power supply, may prove to be too expensive for the clock.
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The reason of your problem is that your local mains frequency is 50 Hz and when you use 230V to 120V converter, this simple device can not convert frequency only the voltage. Your clock is synchronized to the mains frequency which is 50 Hz instead of 60 Hz and the clock goes slowly. It is late (60-50)/60 ---> 10 minutes in every hour. I am sorry but I think your problem can not be fixed. ( It would be possible to convert the frequency but the cost of this kind of device would be higher than the value of this Audiovox)
This problem is cause by the difference in the power delivery system in the USA(60HZ) and India (50HZ). The timing function for these type of Clock/Radios depends on the power delivery system. It works like a second hand in a clock or watch. With the (60HZ) you get the perfect match with the 60 seconds to a minute time intervals. In India this timing sequence is thrown off due to the power being only (50HZ). I will give you the information to contact the Emerson customer support web page and the customer support telephone number. They may have a way to make adjustment internally to compensate for the differences. The web page for customer support is[http://www.emersonradio.com/support.htm] The telephone number is 1-800-909-1240. You can call them between the hours of 8am and 4:30 pm Central Time USA. Go to the web site or Give them a call they might be able to help you. I hope this information helps you understand the problem you are having with the power differences and the timing of the Clock/Radio. Thank you for using Fix Ya and have a nice day!
The problem is most likely the frequency of the A/C power there. In the US our power runs at 60 cycles p/second and the alarm clock uses this to set the time. Sounds like India is running 50 cycles like Europe does. Most likely there is a jumper in the clock because the Ckt board on mine shows a 50/60 hertz setting but with out the board schematics I wouldn't have a clue how to fix it. Sorry not to help more...
The clock works off the frequency (hertz). In US the electrical wave frequency is 60HZ/sec and in India and many other countries 50HZ/sec. Hence, the clock slows down about 6 seconds or so every minute.