Radio Shack ET-685 User Manual

Size:
1.75 Mb
Download

43-685.fmPage 1 Thursday, July 8, 1999 7:50 AM

Cat. No. 43-685

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

2-Line900 MHz

Spread Spectrum

Cordless Speakerphone

with Caller ID/Call Waiting

43-685.fmPage 2 Thursday, July 8, 1999 7:50 AM

FEATURES

Your RadioShack ET-6852-Line900MHz Spread Spectrum Cordless Speakerphone uses advanced cordless telephone technology to give you superior audio quality and extended range. TheET-685lets you make and receive calls on two separate telephone lines.

The ET-685’sCaller ID records each caller’s telephone number (and name, if available in your area) and the day and time of the call, as provided by your local phone company to Caller ID service subscribers. If you subscribe to Call Waiting with Caller ID, theET-685can even show you incoming caller information when you are already on the phone. Its other features include:

900 MHz Operation — provides longer range and less interference than many other cordless phones.

Two-LineTelephone System— lets you easily handle two telephone lines at the same time. You can use both lines to make 3- or 4-way conference calls, or one line for data communication while you are talking on the other.

Dual Keypads — a full set of keys on both theET-685’shandset and base lets you use either keypad to make and answer calls or use the phone’s features.

Speakerphone — lets you make or answer calls without using the handset.

Ample Talk and Standby Time — the supplied battery pack provides 4 hours of continuous talk time or 7 days of standby time (when fully charged).

40-NumberMemory Dialing— lets you store up to 40 numbers in memory (30 in the handset and 10 in the base) for easy dialing.

Paging/Two-WayIntercom System— lets you send a signal from the base to the handset, or from the handset to the base, to page someone or locate the handset when it is away from the base. If someone answers, you can use the ET-685 as an intercom.

Dual Volume Control – let you adjust the volume you hear through the handset and speakerphone.

Adjustable Ringer — lets you choose high or low volume for both lines’ ringers.

Wall Mountable — you can mount theET-685on the wall to save space on your desk top.

Headset Jack — lets you make or answer calls withhands-freeconvenience using an optional headset.

Spread Spectrum Technology — spreads the signal across several frequencies, providing additional security for your phone conversations.

© 1999 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

2

43-685.fmPage 3 Thursday, July 8, 1999 7:50 AM

Caller ID Memory — stores up to 80 Caller ID records (40 for each line).

3-LineLiquid Crystal Display— lets you view an entire Caller ID record on one screen.

Facedown or Faceup Handset Charging — you can place the handset on the base facedown or faceup.

20 Channels — automatically selects a clear channel when you make or answer a call.

Security Access-ProtectionCode— automatically prevents other cordless phone users from using your phone line while the handset is off the base.

Line Status Indicators — show if a line is available, in use, or on hold.

Auto Talk/Any Key Answer — lets you set the ET-685 so you can answer a call by lifting the handset from the base, pressing any key on the base, or pressing any key on the handset when it is away from the base.

Redial — lets you quickly redial the last number dialed.

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

Tone/Pulse Dialing — lets you use your phone with either type of service, and you can easily switch from pulse to tone dialing for long-distance, bank-by- phone, or other special services.

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.

We recommend you record your phone’s serial number here. The number is on the bottom 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 accom-

panying this product.

3

43-685.fmPage 4 Thursday, July 8, 1999 7:50 AM

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 ET-685.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.

When AC power is lost, the ET-685loses the securityaccess-protectioncode connection between the base and the handset. When power is restored, put the handset on the base briefly to restore this connection so you can use the handset.

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 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

To use the phone’s Caller ID and Caller ID with Call Waiting features, 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

4

FCC STATEMENT

Your 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 the base.

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

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

most electronic key phone systems

43-685.fmPage 5 Thursday, July 8, 1999 7:50 AM

This equipment complies with the limits for a Class B digital device as specified in Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits provide reasonable protection against radio and TV interference in a residential area. However, your equipment might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly. To eliminate interference, you can try one or more of the following corrective measures.

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the distance between the equipment and the radio or TV.

Use outlets on different electrical circuits for the equipment and the radio or TV.

Consult your local RadioShack store if the problem still exists.

5

43-685.fmPage 6 Thursday, July 8, 1999 7:50 AM

CONTENTS

 

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

8

Mounting the Phone ...........................................................................................

8

Connecting to the Phone Lines ....................................................................

8

On a Desk Top .............................................................................................

8

On a Wall Plate or a Wall ...........................................................................

10

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

12

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

13

Adjusting the Ringer .........................................................................................

14

On the Handset ..........................................................................................

14

On the Base ...............................................................................................

14

Setting Auto Talk ...............................................................................................

14

Turning Caller ID/Call Waiting On/Off ...............................................................

15

Storing Your Area Code ....................................................................................

15

Basic Operation ....................................................................................................

17

Using the Handset ............................................................................................

17

Making a Call .............................................................................................

17

Answering a Call ........................................................................................

17

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

17

Using the Speakerphone ..................................................................................

18

Making a Call .............................................................................................

18

Answering a Call ........................................................................................

18

Adjusting the Speakerphone Volume .........................................................

18

Using Mute .................................................................................................

18

Using Hold ........................................................................................................

18

Switching Between the Handset and Speakerphone .......................................

19

Using Both the Handset and Speakerphone ....................................................

19

Making a Conference Call ................................................................................

19

3-WayConferencing ..................................................................................

19

4-WayConferencing ..................................................................................

20

Using the ET-685with Extension Phones ........................................................

21

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

21

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

21

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

22

Using the Paging/Intercom Features ................................................................

22

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

23

6

43-685.fmPage 7 Thursday, July 8, 1999 7:50 AM

Memory Operation ................................................................................................

24

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

24

In the Handset ...........................................................................................

24

Editing or Deleting a Number in the Handset’s Memory ............................

25

In the Base .................................................................................................

25

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

26

Reviewing Memory Numbers (Handset Only) ...........................................

26

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

26

Chain-DialingService Numbers .................................................................

27

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

27

Caller ID Operation (Handset Only) .....................................................................

28

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

28

Caller ID Messages ..........................................................................................

29

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

29

Storing a Caller ID Record to Memory .............................................................

29

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

30

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

31

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

33

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

34

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

34

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

35

7

43-685.fmPage 8 Thursday, July 8, 1999 7:50 AM

INSTALLATION

MOUNTING THE PHONE

You can place the ET–685’sbase on a desk or table, or mount it on a standard wall plate or directly on a wall. Choose a location that is:

near an accessible AC outlet

near a modular 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 AC adapter was designed specifically for yourET-685.Use only the supplied adapter.

connect one line through a one-linemodular phone jack

Notes:

Your phone connects directly to a modular phone line jack. If your phone wiring does not have a modular jack, you can update it using jacks and adapters available at your local RadioShack store. Or, you can have the phone company update it for you.

The line that connects a two-linephone jack to the phone company wiring must betwisted-paircable. Otherwise, you might hear interference (crosstalk) between the two lines.

The USOC number of the two-linejack to be installed is RJ14C (RJ14W for awall-plate).The USOC number of asingle-linejack is RJ11C.

Connecting to the Phone Lines

To take full advantage of the ET-685’scapabilities, you must have two phone lines with separate phone numbers. If you have only one line, you can order a second from your phone company.

You can connect the ET-685to the lines in one of the these ways:

connect two lines through a two-linemodular phone jack

connect two lines through two oneline modular phone jacks

On a Desk Top

1.Insert the two tabs at the bottom of the wide end of the supplied bracket into the base’s upper tab slots as shown, then press down on the bracket’s latches and insert them into the clip slots.

8

43-685.fmPage 9 Thursday, July 8, 1999 7:50 AM

2.To connect the phone to a two-linephone jack, plug one end of the supplied longtwo-linemodular cord into theTEL LINE 1/2 jack on the back of the phone.

Note: If you connect the phone to atwo-linephone jack with atwo-linecord, do not connect another (third) phone line to theTEL LINE 2 jack or the phone will not operate properly. Instead, you can connect another phone device, such as a fax machine or modem.

To connect the phone to two oneline phone jacks, plug one end of the supplied long two-linemodular cord intoTEL LINE 1/2 and plug another cord (not supplied) into the

TEL LINE 2 jack.

To connect the phone to a single one-line phone jack, plug one end of the supplied long modular cord into the TEL LINE 1/2or TEL LINE 2jack.

Note: If you connect the phone to a singleone-linephone jack, avoid pressing the unused line button or you might hear feedback.

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

9

43-685.fmPage 10 Thursday, July 8, 1999 7:50 AM

4.Route the adapter’s cord through the strain relief slot on the bottom of the bracket.

5.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

6.Connect the phone cord(s) to the modular phone line jack(s).

7.Raise the base’s antenna to a vertical position.

On a Wall Plate or a Wall

Note: To mount the base directly on the wall, you need two screws (not supplied) with heads that fit into the keyhole slots on the bottom of the bracket. Drill two holes 315/16 inches apart. Then thread a screw into each hole, letting the heads extend about5/16 inch from the wall.

1.Insert the two tabs at the top of the wide end of the supplied bracket into the base’s lower tab slots as shown, then press down on the bracket’s latches and insert them into the clip slots.

10

2.To connect the phone to a two-linephone jack, plug one end of the supplied long modular cord into theTEL LINE 1/2 jack on the back of the phone.

Note: If you connect the phone to atwo-linephone jack with atwo-linecord, do not connect a cord to theTEL LINE 2 jack or the phone will not operate properly.

To connect the phone to two oneline phone jacks, plug one end of the supplied short two-linemodular cord intoTEL LINE 1/2 and plug another cord (not supplied) into the

TEL LINE 2 jack.

To connect the phone to a single one-line phone jack, plug one end of the supplied long modular cord into the TEL LINE 1/2or TEL LINE 2jack.

Note: If you connect the phone to a singleone-linephone jack, avoid pressing the unused line button or you might hear feedback.