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Cat. No. 43-1018

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

ET-518

Cordless Telephone with 9-MemorySpeed-Dialing

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FEATURES

Your Radio Shack ET-518Cordless Telephone with9-MemorySpeed Dialing offers the latest advances in cordless phone technology. It includes the following features:

Advanced Super CCT Circuitry — provides clarity comparable to a corded phone, reduces background noise, and increases effective operating distance.

Automatic Security Access Code — changes each time you return the handset to the cradle to help prevent other cordless phone users from using your phone line while the handset is off the cradle.

COM-LOK® — ensures that other cordless phone users cannot use your phone line while the handset is on the cradle.

9-NumberMemory Dialing— lets you store nine phone numbers in memory for easy dialing.

Flash — sends an electronic switchhook signal for use with special phone services such as call waiting.

Touch Tone or Pulse (Rotary) Dialing — lets you connect your phone to either type of service.

Redial — quickly redials the last number dialed with the touch of a button.

Note: Your phone comes with a battery, which you must install, connect, and charge before you use your phone for the first time.

Important: Cordless phones such as this one require AC power to operate. When the AC power is off, you cannot dial out or receive incoming calls using your cordless phone. For this reason, this cordless phone should not be your only telephone. To be safe, 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.

For your records, we urge you to record the serial number of your phone in the space below. The serial number is located on the bottom panel of the base.

Serial Number: __________________

This telephone has been tested and found to comply with all applicable UL and FCC standards.

Your cordless telephone operates on standard radio frequencies, as allocated by the FCC. Therefore, it is possible for other radio units operating on simi-

©1995 Tandy Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Radio Shack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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lar frequencies, within a certain area, to inadvertently intercept your conversations and/or cause interference onyour cordless telephone. This lack of privacy can occur with any cordless telephone.

However, your cordless phone is available in four different factory-setfrequencies. If you have problems with interference, you can exchange your phone within 30 days of purchase for one that uses a different frequency.

Warning: To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.

 

CAUTION

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RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.

 

 

 

DO NOT OPEN.

 

 

 

 

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER OR BACK. NOUSER-SERVICE-ABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

This symbol is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the product’s case.

This symbol is intended to inform

!you that important operating and maintenance instructions are in-

cluded in the literature accompanying this product.

READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

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 phone line draws power from the line. We refer to this power draw as the device’s ringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is shown on the bottom of your phone.

If you are using more than one phone or other device on the line, add up all the RENs. If the total is more than five, your phone might not ring. In rural areas, a total REN of three might impair ringer operation. If ringer operation is impaired, remove a device from the line.

FCC STATEMENT

This telephone complies with Part 68 of FCC Rules. You must, upon request, provide the FCC Registration Number and the REN to your phone company. These numbers are located on the bottom of your phone.

Note: You must not connect your phone to any of the following.

Coin-operatedsystems

Party-linesystems

Most electronic key phone systems

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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

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

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Placing the Base on a Desktop .................................................................

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Mounting the Base on a Wall Plate ...........................................................

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Mounting the Base Directly on the Wall ....................................................

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Preparation .........................................................................................................

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Installing the Handset Battery ........................................................................

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Charging the Handset Battery ........................................................................

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Setting the Dialing Mode ...............................................................................

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Operation ............................................................................................................

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Making/Answering a Call ...............................................................................

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Using the Handset at the Base ...............................................................

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Using the Handset away from the Base ..................................................

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Using Redial ..................................................................................................

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Using Flash ....................................................................................................

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Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line ............................................................

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Using Page ....................................................................................................

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Memory Dialing ..............................................................................................

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Storing a Number in Memory ..................................................................

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Entering a Pause in a Memory Number ..................................................

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Dialing a Stored Number .........................................................................

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Storing/Chain Dialing Special Service Numbers .....................................

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Testing Stored Emergency Numbers ......................................................

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

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Care And Maintenance ......................................................................................

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Replacing the Battery .....................................................................................

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The FCC Wants You to Know ........................................................................

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Lightning ........................................................................................................

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INSTALLATION

SELECTING A MOUNTING LOCATION

You can mount the base on a wall plate or directly on a wall. Or, you can place it on a desk, shelf, or table. Select a location that is:

Near an AC outlet

Near a telephone line jack

Out of the way of normal activities

Away from computers, remote control toys, wireless microphones, wireless intercoms, alarms and room monitors, fluorescent lights, electrical machinery, electrical appliances, metal walls, filing cabinets, and other large metal objects

For the best reception, you should be able to fully extend the base’s antenna and place it in a vertical position.

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

If the phone line jack is not a modular jack, you must update the wiring your-

self, using jacks and adapters available at your local Radio Shack store. Or, you can let the phone company update the wiring for you.

The phone company will charge you for the installation of the necessary jacks.

The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C for a baseboard jack and RJ11W for a wallplate jack.

Placing the Base on a

Desktop

Follow these steps to place the base on a desk, shelf, or table.

1.Plug one end of the supplied modular cord into the PHONE 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 12V DC jack on the back of the base.

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4.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

Caution: You must use a 120V AC/ 12V DC adapter that delivers at least 200 milliamps. Its plug must correctly fit the phone’s12V DC jack. The supplied adapter meets these requirements. Using an adapter that does not meet these requirements could damage the phone or the adapter.

Mounting the Base on a Wall Plate

You need a short modular cord (such as Cat. No. 279-390,not supplied) and a standard wall plate (Cat. No. 279382, not supplied), for this mounting method.

1.Plug one end of the short modular cord into the PHONE jack on the back of the base.

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2.Route the short cord downward through the top left slot on the base’s bottom and under the clips as shown.

3.Route the other end of the short cord through the hole in the bracket’s center.

4.To attach the supplied bracket to the bottom of the base, insert the tabs on the bracket into the slots on the base, then slide the bracket up.

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5.nsert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the 12V DC jack on the back of the base. Then route the adapter’s cord through the right slot on the base’s bottom and under the clips as shown. Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

6.Plug the short modular cord into the wall plate’s jack.

7.Align the bracket’s keyhole slots with the wall plate studs and slide the base downward to secure it.

8.Press and lift out the handset holder. Rotate the holder 180° as shown, and then snap it back into place so it holds the handset.

Note: If you later want to mount the base on a desktop, pressPUSH and slide the bracket down to remove it from the base’s bottom.

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Mounting the Base Directly on the Wall

You need two wood screws (not supplied) for this mounting method.

1.Drill two holes 315/16 inches apart. Then thread a screw into each hole, letting the heads extend1/4 inch from the wall.

2.Plug one end of the supplied modular cord into the PHONE jack on the back of the base.

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3.On the bottom of the base, route the modular cord downward and under the left slot’s clips as shown.

4.To attach the supplied bracket to the bottom of the base, insert the tabs on the bracket into the slots on the base, then slide the bracket up.

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5.Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the 12V DC jack on the back of the base. Then route the adapter’s cord through the right slot on the base’s bottom and under the clips. Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

6.Plug the modular cord into a modular phone line jack.

7.Align the keyhole slots with the mounting screws and slide the base downward to secure it.

8.Press and lift out the handset holder. Rotate the holder 180° as shown, and then snap it back into place so it holds the handset.

Note: If you later want to mount the base on a desktop, pressPUSH and slide the bracket down to remove it from the base’s bottom.

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PREPARATION

INSTALLING THE HANDSET BATTERY

Your phone comes with a battery which you must install, connect, and charge for 15 hours before you use your phone for the first time.

To install the battery:

CHARGING THE HANDSET BATTERY

When you install a new battery, set POWER toOFF. Then place the handset on the cradle so the IN USE/ CHARGE indicator lights and charge the battery for about 15 hours.

1.Slide off the battery compartment cover.

2.Insert the battery into the compartment so its connector can reach the pins inside the compartment, and secure it with the plastic strap.

3.Slide the battery’s connector onto the pins.

Caution: The connector only fits one way; do not force it. If you have difficulty sliding the connector onto the pins, turn it over and try again.

4.Replace the cover, then follow the instructions under “Charging the Handset Battery’’ before you use the phone.

Recharge the battery when LOW BATT on the handset lights.

Caution: To avoid damage to the battery, always recharge the handset battery as soon as LOW BATT lights.

Notes:

You can set POWER toON while the battery charges, but it charges more quickly if you setPOWER to

OFF.

If the IN USE/CHARGE indicator does not light when you place the handset on the cradle, be sure the battery is connected to the pins inside the battery compartment, and the AC adapter is securely connected to the base. Also, check the charging contacts on

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