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Cat. No. 43-1045

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

ET-545

25-ChannelCaller ID

Cordless Telephone

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack ET-54525-ChannelCaller ID Cordless Telephone offers the latest advances in cordless phone technology. Additionally, it includes an integrated Caller ID system.

The ET-545has these features:

Caller ID Memory — stores and displays up to 100 incoming number or name and number call records.

Caller ID Memory Dialing — lets you select a stored phone number from Caller ID memory, then dial it with the touch of a button.

VIP Call List with Distinctive Ring

— lets you store 20 phone numbers from Caller ID records and set the phone to sound a distinctive ring when someone calls from those numbers.

30-NumberMemory Dialing— lets you store 30 numbers in memory for easy dialing.

Review Scrolling — lets you scroll through all records in Caller ID memory and stored number memory.

Display — lets you see phone numbers as you dial them or recall them from theET-545’smemory and Caller ID records.

Auto Scan — automatically selects a clear channel when you pick up the phone. You can also manually change to any of 25 channels during a call.

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

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

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

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

Volume Control — lets you control the volume of the sound you hear through the handset.

Lighted Keypad — lights when you press a key or when the phone rings to make the phone easy to use in a dark room.

©1997 Tandy Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

COM-LOKis a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation. RadioShack is a trademark used by Tandy Corporation

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

Page — lets you send a paging signal from the base to the handset to help locate a misplaced handset or page someone at the handset.

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

Please read this Owner’s Manual carefully so you can enjoy all of your telephone’s features.

We recommend you record the phone’s serial number here. The number is on the bottom of the base.

Serial Number: ______________

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

Important Caller ID

Information

To use the System’s Caller ID features, you must be in an area where Caller ID service is available and you must subscribe to that service.

Where Caller ID is offered, one or more of the following options are generally available:

Caller’s number only

Caller’s name only

Caller’s name and number

For the ET-545’sCaller ID memory dial feature to operate, you must receive the caller’s number.

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.

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 yourET-545.For this reason, theET-545cordless phone should not be your only telephone. To be safe, you should also have a phone that does not require AC power to operate (not a cordless phone) so you can still make and receive calls if there is an AC power failure.

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Your ET-545operates on standard radio frequencies, as allocated by the FCC. Therefore, it is possible for other radio units operating on similar frequencies, within a certain area, to inadvertently intercept your conversations and/or cause interference on your cordless telephone. This lack of privacy can occur with any cordless telephone.

READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

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

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.

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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 on the bottom of your phone’s base.

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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CONTENTS

 

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

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

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Connecting the Base .......................................................................................

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Connecting the Battery Pack ..........................................................................

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Charging the Battery Pack ..............................................................................

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

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Storing an Area Code .....................................................................................

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Phone Operation ................................................................................................

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

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At the Base .............................................................................................

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Away from the Base ...............................................................................

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Reducing Interference ...................................................................................

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Using REDIAL ...............................................................................................

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Using FLASH/DEL ........................................................................................

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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 Name and Number in Memory ................................................

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

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Reviewing Numbers Stored in Memory ..................................................

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

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Deleting a Number from Memory ...........................................................

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

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

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Caller ID Operation ............................................................................................

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Caller ID Displays .........................................................................................

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Reviewing Caller ID Records ........................................................................

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Dialing Numbers from a Caller ID Record .....................................................

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Deleting Caller ID Records ...........................................................................

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VIP Call List ..................................................................................................

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Storing Records in the VIP Call List .......................................................

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Reviewing the VIP Call List ....................................................................

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Deleting Records from the VIP Call List .................................................

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Dialing a Number from the VIP Call List .................................................

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

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Care and Maintenance ......................................................................................

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

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

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

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PREPARATION

SELECTING A

LOCATION

Select a location for the telephone that is:

Near an AC outlet

Near a telephone line jack

Out of the way of normal activities

CONNECTING THE BASE

Follow these steps to set up and connect the base.

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Away from electrical machinery, electrical appliances, and metal walls or filing cabinets

Away from wireless intercoms, alarms, and room monitors

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

Note: If the phone line jack is not a modular jack, you can update the wiring yourself, using jacks and adapters available at your local RadioShack store. Or, you can let the phone company update the wiring for you. The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C.

1.Plug one end of the supplied 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.Plug the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the 12V DC jack on the back of the base.

4.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

5.Fully extend the base’s antenna and place it in a vertical position.

Caution: You must use a 120V AC/ 12V DC adapter that delivers at least 200 milliamps. Its center tip must be positive, and 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.

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CONNECTING THE

CHARGING THE

BATTERY PACK

BATTERY PACK

Before you use your phone for the first

Charge the battery pack by placing

time, you must connect the battery

the handset on the base so the

pack in the handset and charge it for

CHARGE/TALK indicator lights. Let

about 15 hours.

the battery pack charge for about 15

 

hours.

Slide off the battery compartment cov-

 

er on the back of the handset. Con-

 

nect the battery pack’s plug to the pins

 

inside the compartment. Then replace

 

the cover.

 

 

handset and

 

CHARGE/

 

TALK indicator

 

on base

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You can recharge the battery pack at any time, but be sure to recharge it when LOW BATT on the handset lights.

illustration of LOW BATT indicator location

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Notes:

You can set POWER toON while the battery pack charges.

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The first time you use your phone after charging a new battery pack, the handset might not work and might sound an error tone when you press TALK. This might also occur when you recharge a battery pack that has been completely discharged.

If this happens, return the handset to the base for 5 seconds with POWER set toON. This resets the automatic security access code.

If the CHARGE/TALK indicator does not light when you place the handset on the base, be sure the battery pack is connected to the pins inside the handset’s battery compartment and the AC adapter is securely connected to the base.

Also, check the charging contacts on the handset and base. If the contacts on the base are dirty or tarnished, gently clean them with a small brush. If the contacts on the handset are dirty or tarnished, clean them with a pencil eraser.

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Illus of contacts on both the handset and the base

About once a month, fully discharge the battery pack by keeping the handset off the base until LOW BATT lights. Then return the handset to the base and fully recharge the battery pack. If you do not fully discharge and recharge the battery pack periodically, it loses its ability to fully recharge.

To avoid damage to the battery pack, always recharge the handset before battery power grows too weak to light the LOW BATT indicator.

If you are not going to use your phone for an extended period of time, disconnect its battery. This helps to increase the battery’s usable life.

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SETTING THE DIALING MODE

Set TONE/PULSE on the back of the base for the type of service you have. If you are not sure which type you have, once the battery is charged, do this test.

1.Set POWER toON.

2.Set TONE/PULSEto TONE.

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3.Lift the handset, press TALK and listen for a dial tone.

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4.Press any number other than 0.

If the dial tone stops, you have touch-tone service. Leave TONE/ PULSEset to TONE.

If the dial tone continues, you have pulse service. Set TONE/ PULSEto PULSE.

STORING AN AREA CODE

To quickly dial local calls using the Caller ID and stored number features, you need to store your local area code in the system. Then, when you dial a call using DIAL orDIAL 1+, theET-545skips the area code if it matches the one you stored.

Note: You must store your local area code or the phone will not dial more than 7 digits when you dial numbers from a Caller ID record.

Hold down FLASH/DEL for 3 seconds when theTALK key is not lit. The display showsENTER AREA CODE. Enter your3-digitarea code. The phone sounds two long beeps.

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PHONE OPERATION

Your ET-545’shandset display shows telephone numbers as you dial them or when you recall them from memory. The handset shows the current channel number and the duration of your call in minutes and seconds.

If you subscribe to Caller ID, the ET545 also automatically displays information about an incoming call before you answer the call.

Note: WhenPOWER is set toOFF, other telephones on the same line still ring when there is an incoming call. The CHARGE/TALK indicator on the base flashes until you answer the call.

To answer a call, just lift the handset from the base.

To make a call, lift the handset from the base and press TALK. The handset keypad and the CHARGE/TALK indicator on the base light.

MAKING/ANSWERING A CALL

You can use your cordless telephone at the base or away from the base.

illus TALK key CHARGE/

TALK indicator on base lit

At the Base

You can use the handset at the base like a regular corded telephone. Set POWER toON and place the handset on the base.

illus Power ON

and handset on the base

The keypad on the handset turns off if no button is pressed for more than 10 seconds (but the TALK key remains lit).

To disconnect a call, replace the handset on the base or press TALK so theTALK key turns off.

Away from the Base

You can use the handset without being near the base. Set POWER toON.

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