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Cat. No. 43-1053/43-1054

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

25-ChannelCordless Telephone

with 10-NumberMemory

ET-553(White)

ET-554(Black)

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack ET-553/ET-55425Channel Cordless Telephone with 10Number Memory is designed to exacting standards that ensure reliability, long life, and outstanding performance.

Its features include:

25 Channels — automatically selects a clear channel when you make or answer a call. You can also manually change channels during a call.

10-NumberMemory Dialing— lets you store up to 10 numbers in memory for easy dialing.

Super CCT Noise-ReductionCircuitry

— provides clear telephone conversations, giving you sound clarity comparable to that of a corded phone.

Security Access-ProtectionCode— automatically prevents 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 when the handset is on the cradle.

Voice Scramble (ET-554Only)— scrambles your conversation on the phone to prevent interception by other radio units operating on the same frequencies.

Ample Talk and Standby Time — the supplied battery pack provides 7 hours of continuous talk time or 7 days of standby time (when fully charged).

Redial — lets you quickly redial the last number dialed.

Page — lets you send a signal from the base to the handset to page someone or locate the handset if you misplace it.

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

Programmable Ringers — let you select from four ringer types.

Tone/Pulse Dialing — lets you use your phone with tone or pulse service.

Quick Talk — lets you answer a call by simply lifting the handset from the base.

Hearing-AidCompatibility— lets you use your phone with hearing aids that have a T (telephone) switch.

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

© 1998 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

COM-LOKand RadioShack are registered trademarks used by Tandy Corporation.

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Important Notes:

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 ET-553/ET-554.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.

Your phone operates on standard radio frequencies as allocated by the FCC. It is possible for other radio units operating nearby on similar frequencies to unintentionally intercept your conversation or cause interference. This possible lack of privacy can occur with any cordless phone.

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

Serial Number: __________________

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.

CAUTION

!

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 included in the

literature accompanying this product.

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READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

We have designed your ET-553/ET-554to conform to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each device, such as a telephone or answering machine that you connect to the telephone line, draws power from the telephone line. We refer to this power draw as the device’sringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is shown on the bottom of the base.

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, your phones 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 located on the bottom panel of the 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

 

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

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

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Placing the Base on a Desk Top ...............................................................

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

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

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Connecting and Charging the Battery Pack ..................................................

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

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Setting the Ringer Tone and Volume .............................................................

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

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Making and Receiving Calls ..........................................................................

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Setting the Handset Volume ..........................................................................

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Changing the Channel ...................................................................................

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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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Paging ...........................................................................................................

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

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

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Entering a Pause ....................................................................................

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Dialing a Memory Number ......................................................................

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Chain-DialingService 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 Pack ...........................................................................

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

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

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INSTALLATION

SELECTING A LOCATION

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

near an 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.

Caution: The supplied RadioShack adapter was designed specifically for yourET-553/ET-554.Use only the supplied adapter.

Notes:

Your telephone connects directly to a modular telephone line jack. If your 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 (RJ11W if you want to mount it on a wall plate).

Placing the Base on a Desk Top

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

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

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

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3.Route the adapter’s cord through the strain relief slot on top of the base.

DC IN 9 V

P U L S E - T O N E

T E L LI NE

4.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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

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

Mounting the Base on a Wall Plate

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

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

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3.Route the modular cord through the top groove and the adapter cord through both grooves on the bottom of the base.

D C I N 9V

P U L S E -TON E

TE L LI NE

4.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

5.Plug the short modular cord’s other end into the wall plate jack, then align the base’s keyhole slots with the wall plate studs and slide the base downward to secure it.

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

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

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Mounting the Base

Directly on a Wall

For this mounting method, you need two wood screws (not supplied) with heads that fit into the keyhole slots on the bottom of the base.

5/16

1. Drill two holes 315/16 inches apart. Then

thread a screw into 315/16 each hole, letting the heads extend about

5/16 inch from the wall.

5/16

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

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

4.Route the modular and adapter’s cords through the grooves on the bottom of the base.

DC IN 9V

PU LSE - TON

TE

5.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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6.Plug the modular cord’s other end 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 it 180°, then snap it back into place so it holds the handset.

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

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CONNECTING AND CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK

The ET-553/ET-554comes with a rechargeablenickel-cadmiumbattery pack in the handset, but not connected. Before using your phone, you must connect the battery then charge it for about 24 hours. A fully charged battery provides 7 days of standby power or 7 hours of continuous talk time.

1.Press down and slide off the handset’s battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow.

2.Unfasten the plastic retainer strap and lift the battery pack out of the compartment. Plug the battery pack’s connector into the socket in the compartment. The connector fits only one way.

3.Replace the battery pack inside the compartment and refasten the retainer strap.