Radio Shack cat. 43-5560 User Manual

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5.8 GHz Multi-HandsetExpandable Cordless Telephone

with Call Waiting / Caller ID

43-5560

Hearing-Aid Compatible — Enables use of the phone with hearing aids that have a T (telephone) switch.

Ample Talk and Standby Time — The supplied battery (when fully charged) provides about five hours of talk time or seven days of standby time.

Distinctive Ring — Allows you to assign a distinctive ringer to certain memory locations. When an incoming call is received and the Caller ID information matches the information in one of the memory locations, the distinctive ring that has been stored for that particular caller sounds. (See “Distinctive Ringer Setup” on

page 18)

Speakerphone — lets you conduct ahands-freeconversation using the handset speaker. (See “Making and Receiving Calls” on page 25)

Convenient Extension Placement — lets you place accessory handsets (up to ten total) anywhere you have an AC outlet, regardless of phone jack location.

Call Waiting/Caller ID — lets you answer a call even when you’re on the phone and see who’s calling before you answer.

DirectLink Mode — lets you use two handsets likewalkie-talkies,even if you are away from base unit. (See “Using the DirectLink Mode” on page 44)

 

! IMPORTANT!

If an icon appears at the end of a paragraph, go to the box on that page with the

corresponding icon for pertinent information.

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— Caution Ô — Note

 

 

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

© 2006RadioShack Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack and RadioShack.comare trademarks used by RadioShackCorporation.

ENERGYSTAR and the ENERGYSTAR certification mark are registered US marks.

DirectLink is a registered trademark of Uniden Corporation.

CONTENTS

Introduction ...................................

3

WHAT’S INCLUDED .....................

3

Important Information ....................

4

FCC Statement ..................................

4

Surge Protection ................................

5

Important Safety Instructions ........

6

Important Caller ID Information .....

7

Read This Before Installation .............

7

Installation .....................................

8

Selecting a Location ..........................

8

Connecting/Charging the Battery

 

Pack ..............................................

10

Installing a Beltclip ...........................

12

Using a Headset ..............................

12

Display and Icons .......................

13

Animation Displays ..........................

13

Soft Key Function .......................

14

Main Menu Options .....................

15

Default Settings ...............................

15

Setting Menu Options .................

16

Using the Interface ...........................

16

DirectLink Mode ..........................

16

Room/Baby Monitor ....................

17

Handset Setup ............................

17

Voice Mail Access Number,

 

Ringer Tone, Distinctive Ringer,

Auto Talk, Anykey Answer,

 

True Banner, Language,

 

LCD Contrast, Key Touch Tone,

Animation Screen

 

Global Setup ...............................

21

Day and Time, CIDCW,

 

Area Code, Dial Mode,

 

Voice Mail Tone

 

Deregister the Handset ...............

24

Making and Receiving Calls .......

25

Placing a Call on Hold .....................

26

Redialing a Call ................................

26

Adjusting the Handset Ringer,

 

Earpiece and Speaker Volume .....

27

Temporarily Muting the Ringer .........

28

Mute Microphone .............................

28

Tone Dialing Switch over .................

28

Travelling Out-of-Range ...................

28

Privacy Mode ...................................

29

Three-WayConferencing .................

29

Flash and Call Waiting .....................

29

Using One Touch Voice Mail

 

Access ..........................................

30

Phonebook .................................

31

Storing Phone Numbers, Names,

 

Distinctive Rings, and

 

Speed Dials ..................................

31

Steps for Entering Names and

 

Special Characters .......................

32

Viewing the Phonebook ..................

33

Making Calls Using the

 

Phonebook ...................................

34

Speed Dialing ..................................

35

Editing or Erasing a Data ................

35

Copying Phonebook Locations .......

36

Chain Dialing ...................................

37

Testing Stored Emergency

 

Numbers .......................................

37

Caller ID .....................................

38

Caller ID and CIDCW (Caller ID on

 

Call Waiting) .................................

38

Viewing the Caller ID List ................

39

Deleting a Caller ID Message .........

40

Using the Caller ID Message List ....

40

Call Waiting Deluxe Features ..........

42

Expanding Your Phone ...............

43

Setup the Charger and Charge the

 

Extra Handset(s) ..........................

43

Register the Handset to the Base ...

44

Using the DirectLink Mode ..............

44

Intercom/Call Transfer Feature .......

45

Find Handset ...................................

47

Troubleshooting ..........................

48

Care ............................................

50

Service and Repair .....................

50

Note about Handset-Base

 

Registration ................................

50

Main Menu Flow Chart ...............

52

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INTRODUCTION

Thank you for purchasing a RadioShack 5.8 GHz Multi Handset Expandable Cordless Telephone. Unlike other conventional cordless telephones, your telephone supports up to ten handsets on a single telephone line. You can add a handset to any room in your home or office that has an AC outlet. No more running to the other end of the house to answer the phone! You can transfer outside calls to other handsets. If you subscribe to Call Waiting with Caller ID, the phone shows you the incoming caller information, even when you are already talking on the phone.

Cordless phones require AC power to operate. When the power is off, you cannot make or receive calls by using your phone. You should also have a phone that does not need AC power to operate (not a cordless phone), so you can still make and receive calls if there is an AC power failure.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Make sure you have received the following items in the package.

Base unit (1)

Handsets (2)

Charger (1)

AC adapters (2)

Telephone cord (1)

Rechargeable batteries (2)

Belt clips (2)

Wall mount Adapter (1)

Printed Materials

Introduction

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Information Important

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT

 

 

! IMPORTANT!

 

• Your phone operates on

 

INFORMATION

 

standard radio

 

This telephone has been tested and found

 

frequencies as allocated

 

 

 

to comply with all applicable UL and FCC

 

by the FCC.

 

 

 

standards. !

 

• It is possible for other

 

FCC STATEMENT

 

radio units operating

 

 

nearby on similar

 

This equipment complies with Part 68 of the

 

frequencies to

 

FCC rules and the requirements adopted by the

 

unintentionally intercept

 

ACTA. On the base of this equipment is a label

 

your conversation or

 

that contains, among other information, a

 

cause interference. This

 

product identifier in the format

 

possible lack of privacy

 

US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. If requested, this number

 

can occur with any

 

must be provided to the telephone company.

 

cordless phone.

 

Your phone is not intended to be used with

 

 

 

 

 

party-linesystems. Connection to party line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the

 

 

 

 

 

state public utility commission, public

 

 

 

 

 

service commission, or corporation

 

 

 

 

 

commission for information. Ô

 

 

 

 

 

The REN is used to determine the number of

 

 

 

 

 

devices that may be connected to a telephone

 

 

 

 

 

As an ENERGYSTAR Partner,

 

line. Excessive RENs on a telephone line may

 

RadioShack Corporation has

 

result in the devices not ringing in response to

 

determined that this product

 

an incoming call. In most but not all areas, the

 

meets the ENERGYSTAR

 

sum of RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To

 

guidelines for energy

 

be certain of the number of devices that may

 

efficiency.

 

 

 

be connected to a line, as determined by the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

total RENs, contact the local telephone

 

 

 

 

 

company. For products approved after July

 

 

 

 

 

23, 2001, the REN for this product is part of

 

 

 

 

 

the product identifier that has the format

 

 

 

 

 

US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. The digits represented

 

 

 

 

 

by ## are the REN without a decimal point

 

 

Ô NOTEÔ

 

(e.g., 03 is a REN of 0.3). For earlier products,

 

You must not connect your

 

the REN is separately shown on the label.

 

 

If you use more than one phone or other

 

phone to:

 

 

 

device on the line, add up all of the RENs. If

coin-operated systems the total is more than five (three in rural

• most electronic key

 

areas), your telephones might not ring. If

telephone systems

 

ringer operation is impaired, remove a

 

 

 

 

device from the line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARNING: To reduce the risk of

 

 

 

CAUTION

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CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC

fire or shock hazard, do not expose

 

 

 

 

 

SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER OR BACK. NO USER-

this product to rain or moisture.

 

 

RISK OF ELECTRIC

 

 

SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO

 

 

 

SHOCK DO NOT OPEN

 

 

QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lightning symbol is intended to alert you to the presence of

 

 

 

The exclamation symbol is intended to inform you that important operating

uninsulated dangerous voltage within this product’s enclosure that

 

 

!

and maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying

might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.

 

 

this product.

Do not open the product’s case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In the unlikely event that your phone causes problems on the phone line, the phone company can temporarily discontinue your service. If this happens, the phone company attempts to notify you in advance. If advance notice is not practical, the phone company notifies you as soon as possible and advises you of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.

Also, the phone company can make changes to its lines, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the operation of this phone. The telephone company notifies you of these changes in advance, so you can take the necessary steps to prevent interruption of your telephone service.

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. Privacy of communications, may not be ensured when using this phone.

To insure the safety of users, the FCC has established criteria for the amount of radio frequency energy various products may produce depending on their intended usage. This product has been tested and found to comply with the FCC’s exposure criteria. For body worn operation, the FCC RF exposure guidelines were also met when used with the RadioShack accessories supplied or designed for this product. Use of other accessories may not ensure compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines and should be avoided.

SURGEPROTECTION

Your telephone has built-inprotection circuits to reduce the risk of damage from surges in telephone line and power line current. These protection circuits meet or exceed the FCC requirements. However, lightning striking the telephone or power lines can damage your telephone.

Lightning damage is not common. Nevertheless, if you live in an area that has severe electrical storms, we suggest that you unplug your phone when storms approach to reduce the possibility of damage.

Important Information

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the following:

1.Do not use this product near water, for example, near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.

2.Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.

3.Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.

4.Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions Safety Important

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IMPORTANT CALLER ID INFORMATION

To use Caller ID and Call Waiting, you must be in an area where those services are available and you must subscribe to those services through your local phone company. Where Caller ID is offered, one or more options are generally available:

caller’s number only

caller’s name only

caller’s name and number

If you subscribe to Call Waiting ID and Caller ID, the system can show you the incoming caller information, even when you are already talking on the phone.

READTHISBEFOREINSTALLATION

We have designed your phone to conform to federal regulations and you can connect it to most phone lines. However, each device that you connect to the telephone line draws power from the line. We refer to this power draw as the phone’s ringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is on the bottom of your phone.

If you use more than one phone or other device on the line, add up all the RENs. If the total is more than five (three in rural areas), your phones might not ring. If ringer operation is impaired, remove one of the devices from the line.

Important Caller ID Information

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Installation

Ô NOTEÔ

If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, be sure that installing the system does not disable your alarm equipment.

If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment, contact your telephone company or a qualified installer.

Correct

Incorrect

INSTALLATION

Before using your phone, carefully peel the protective film off the display. The film protects the handset window during shipment and is not necessary to any phone function.

SELECTING ALOCATION

You can place the phone’s base on a desk or table, or mount it on a standard wall plate or directly on a wall. Select a location that is:Ô

near an accessible AC outlet

near a telephone line jack

out of the way of normal activities

away from electrical machinery, electrical appliances, metal walls or filing cabinets, wireless intercoms, alarms, and room monitors

away from other cordless phones

The base’s location affects the handset’s range. If you have a choice of several locations, try each to see which provides the best performance.

The handset antenna is located on the back, above the ringer speaker. For maximum communication range, do not hold the handset in such a way as to cover the antenna by your hand. Also, place the handset in the upright position while not in use so the antenna can pick up the signals from the base.

When there is obstacle such as metal or concrete wall between the handset and the base, the operation might be affected. Try to keep free from obstruction.

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Your telephone connects directly to a modular telephone line jack. If your telephone wiring does not have a modular jack, you can update the wiring yourself using jacks and adapters (available at your local RadioShack store), or have the telephone company update the wiring for you. You must use compatible modular jacks that are compliant with Part 68 of FCC Rules.Ô

On a Desk Top

1.Plug one end of the supplied long modular cord into the TEL LINE jack on the back of the base.

2.Plug the modular cord’s other end into a modular phone line jack.

3.Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack on the back of the base.

4.Route the adapter’s cord through the strain relief slot on the base, then plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

On a Wall Plate or Wall

To mount the phone directly on a wall, you need two screws (not supplied) with heads that fit into the keyhole slots on the bracket. Drill two holes 315/16 inches apart. Thread a screw into each hole, letting the heads extend about1/8 inch.

1.Make the AC adapter and the short telephone line cord through the hole on the bracket.

2.Slide the bracket into the notches on the base.

3.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet. Hook the cord on the notch of the bracket.

Ô NOTEÔ

The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C (or RJ11W for a wall plate jack).

CAUTION

You must use

!a Class 2 power source

that supplies 9V DC and delivers at least 350mA. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must fit the phone’s DC IN 9V jack. The supplied adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the phone or the adapter.

Installation

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Installation

To remove, push up a tab on the wall mount adapter asshown.

4.Plug the telephone line cord into the telephone outlet.

5. For a wall plate, align the base’s keyhole slots with the wall

plate studs and slide the base

downward to secure it.

For direct wall mounting, align

the base’s keyhole slots with the mounting screws and slide

the base downward to secure it.

CONNECTING/CHARGING THEBATTERYPACK

The phone comes with a rechargeable nickel-metalhydride(Ni-MH)battery pack. Before using your phone, you must charge it for about15–20hours.

1.Press down and slide off the battery compartment cover.

2.Lift the battery pack out of the compartment.

3.Plug the battery pack’s connector into the socket in the compartment (the connector fits only one way), then place the battery pack in the compartment.

4.Replace the cover.

To charge the battery pack, place the handset on the base. The CHARGE indicator on the base lights.

Recharge the battery pack when

Low Battery flashes on the display.

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