AT&T 1545 User Manual
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Digital Answering System Speakerphone 1545

Installation

Telephone Operation

Answering System Operation

Remote Operation

Installation

Setting Up the System

Follow the steps below to set up your new system before you install it on a desk, table, or wall.

1.Install the battery, which will be used as backup power to retain memory in case of power failure.

a)Turn the unit over

b)Open the battery cover by gently pulling on the moveable tab.

c)Connect the 9-voltbattery and place it in the compartment.

d)Close the battery cover.

1.Set the dial mode switch:

Set the DIAL MODE switch to TT (touch-tone)unless you have dial pulse (rotary) service. If you have dial pulse service, set the DIAL MODE to DP.

2.Fill out the telephone number card

a)To remove the clear plastic cover and the number card, slide your finger across the cover until one of the ends slides out.

b)Write your telephone number on the card.

c)Reinstall the card and cover.

1.Continue unit installation

To install the unit on a table or desk, continue with “Table/Desk Installation.”

To install the unit on a wall, go to “Wall Installation.”

Table/Desk Installation

Follow the steps below to install your new system on a table or desk.

1.Complete Steps 1through 3 in “Setting Up the System”

2.Install the base bracket on the bottom of the unit, at the same end as the POWER jack.

a)Turn the unit over.

b)Insert the non-movabletabs on the base bracket into the set of slots at the very edge of the unit.

c)Press and hold the movable tabs while lowering them into the second set of slots. The base bracket should snap firmly into place.

1.Connect the handset cord

Plug one end of the coiled handset cord into the jack on the left side of the unit. Plug the other end into the handset.

2.Connect the line cord

a)Plug one end of the 7-foottelephone line cord into the jack labeled TEL LINE at the back of the unit.

b)Plug the other end of the telephone line cord into a modular wall jack. Make sure it snaps firmly into place.

c)Lift the handset and check for the dial tone

1.Connect the power cord

a)Fit the power cord behind the strain relief tab.

b)Plug the power cord into the jack labeled POWER at the back of the unit.

c)Plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet not controlled by a wall switch.

!You should use only the power adapter supplied with your answering system. If you need a replacement, call the National Service Center at 1 800 222-3111.

After you connect the unit to an electrical outlet, the system automatically begins to format digital memory.

Wall Installation

Follow the steps below to install your new system as a wall unit.

1.Complete Steps 1 through 3 in “setting Up the System.”

2.Reverse the handset tab

To mount the telephone on a wall, you must reverse the handset tab. This tab holds the handset when you hang up.

While holding down the switchhook, slide the tab up and out of its slot. Turn the tab so that the curved end is up and insert the tab back into its slot.

3.Install the base bracket on the bottom of the unit, at the end opposite the POWER jack:

a)Turn the unit over.

b)Insert the non-movabletabs on the base bracket into the set of slots at the very edge of the

unit.

c)Press and hold the movable tabs while lowering them into the second set of slots. The base bracket should snap firmly into place.

1.Connect the power cord to unit

Plug the power cord into the jack labeled POWER at the back of the unit.

2.Connect the line cord to unit

Plug one end of the 8-inchtelephone line cord into the jack labeled TEL LINE at the back of the unit.

3.Place telephone on wall jack

Plug the free end of the telephone line cord into a modular wall jack. Make sure it snaps firmly into place. Position the keyhole slots (on the unit and base bracket) on the wall jack mounting studs. Pull the unit down until it is securely in place.

4.Connect the handset cord

Plug one end of the coiled handset cord into the jack on the left side of the unit. Plug the other end into the handset.

5.Check for dial tone

Lift the handset and check for the dial one.

6.Plug in power adapter to wall

Plug the power adapter into an electrical wall outlet not controlled by a light switch.

! You should use only the power adapter supplied with your answering system. If you need a replacement, call the AT&T National Service Center at 1 800 222 3111.

After you connect the unit to an electrical outlet, the system automatically begins to format digital memory.

Removing a Wall-MountedTelephone

Unplug the power adapter from the electrical wall outlet. Unplug the handset from the unit. Slide the unit up the wall and gently pull it away. Squeeze the clip on the line cord plug and remove it from the wall jack.

Converting Telephone for Table/Desk Use

1.Unplug attached cords

After removing the unit from the wall jack, turn it over. Unplug the power adapter and the telephone line cord from the unit.

2.Remove the base bracket

Press and hold the movable tabs while you lift off the base bracket.