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Cat. No. 43-686

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

2-Line900 MHz Cordless

Speakerphone

ET-686

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack ET-6862-Line900MHz Cordless Speakerphone uses advanced cordless telephone technology to give you superior audio quality and extended range. TheET-686lets you make and receive calls on two separate telephone lines. Its 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-686’shandset and base let 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 7 hours of continuous talk time or 7 days of standby time (when fully charged).

20-NumberMemory Dialing— lets you store up to 20 numbers in memory (10 each in the handset and 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 ET686 as an intercom.

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

Adjustable Ringer — lets you choose high or low volume for each line’s ringer on the handset, or turn the base’s ringer off.

Wall Mountable — you can mount theET-686on the wall to save space on your desk top.

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

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

40 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.

© 1999 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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

Auto Talk — lets you set theET-686so you can answer a call by lifting the handset from the base.

Any Key Answer — lets you set the ET686 so you can press any key to answer a call on the base or 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

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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 included in the literature accom-

panying this product.

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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-686.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-686loses 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.

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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

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.

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CONTENTS

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Using the ET-686with Extension Phones ........................................................

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

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

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

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

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INSTALLATION

MOUNTING THE PHONE

You can place the ET–686’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.

Connecting to the Phone Lines

To take full advantage of the ET-686’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-686to the lines in one of these ways:

connect two lines through a two-linemodular phone jack

connect two lines through two oneline modular phone jacks

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.

Caution: The supplied RadioShack adapter was designed specifically for yourET-686.Use only the supplied adapter.

On a Desk Top

1.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.

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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. 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, do not press the unused line button or you might hear feedback.

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

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

4.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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

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

On a Wall or Wall Plate

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.

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1.Insert the two tabs at the top of the narrow 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.

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 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.

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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, do not press the unused line button or you might hear feedback.

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

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4.Route the adapter’s cord through the narrow groove on the bracket.

If you are using two phone cords, route the second cord through one of the wide grooves on the bracket.

5.To mount the phone on a wall plate, plug the other end of the short modular cord into the wall plate jack, then align the bracket’s keyhole slots with the wall plate studs and slide the base downward to secure it. If you are using two phone cords,

plug the second cord into the second phone jack.

To mount the phone directly on a wall, align the bracket’s keyhole slots with the mounted screws and slide the base downward to secure it. Connect the phone cord(s) to the modular phone line jack(s).

6.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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7.Press and lift out the handset holder, flip it over as shown, then snap it back into place.

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

CONNECTING AND CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK

The ET-686comes with a rechargeablenickel-cadmiumbattery pack in the handset but not connected. Before using your phone, you must connect the battery pack, then charge it for about 24 hours.

1.Slide open the battery compartment cover and lift the battery pack out of the compartment.

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2.Plug the battery pack’s connector into the socket in the compartment. The connector fits only one way.

3.Replace the battery pack and the cover.

Recharge the battery pack when the handset beeps every 3 seconds or its line indicators flash every 3 seconds.

To charge the battery pack, place the handset either faceup or facedown on the base. The CHARGE indicator on the base lights.

Important: Be sure the battery pack is properly connected before you try to charge it. The CHARGE indicator lights whenever the handset is on the base, even if the battery pack is not connected.