Radio Shack ET-917 User Manual

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Cat. No. 43-1087

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

ET-917

900-MHz• Digital Cordless Telephone

with 10-NumberMemory

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack ET-917900-MHz• Digital Cordless Telephone with 10Number Memory uses advanced digital cordless telephone technology to give you superior sound quality. It uses the 900 MHz band which means less interference, clearer sound, and greater range than 46/49 MHz cordless telephones.

The ET-917’sfeatures include:

900 MHz Digital Operation — provides better sound and less interference than many other cordless phones.

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

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.

Digitally Encoded Signal — prevents other people from picking up your phone’s signal and listening to your conversations.

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

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

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

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.

Volume Control — lets you adjust the volume you hear through the handset.

Programmable Ringer — lets you select from four ringer tone/volume settings.

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

Quick Talk — lets you make or answer a call by just lifting the handset from the base.

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

©1996 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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This telephone has been tested and found to comply with all applicable UL and FCC standards.

Important Note: 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-917. 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.

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

Serial Number __________________

 

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 in-

cluded in the literature accompanying this product.

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

READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

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 shown on the bottom of the 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 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.

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 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 the 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/Volume ....................................................................

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

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

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Selecting the Channel ...................................................................................

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

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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, or mount it 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 AC adapter was designed specifically for yourET-917.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 phone company will charge you for the installation of necessary jacks.

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

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

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

Strain Relief Slot

5.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet. The POWER indicator on the base lights.

6.Lift the base’s antenna to 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.Route the modular cord through the top right slot on the bottom of the base.

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

4.Route the adapter’s cord through the slot on top of the base and through the left slots on the bottom of the base.

5.Plug the short modular cord into the wall plate jack.

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

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

8.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet. The POWER indicator on the base lights.

9.Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical position.

Mounting the Base Directly on the Wall

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

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1. Drill

two

holes

35/16

3

/16

4. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s

inches

apart.

Then

 

 

 

 

barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thread

a

screw

into

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on the back of the base.

each hole, letting the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

heads

extend

about

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/16

inch

from

the

35/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

3.Route the modular cord through the right slots on the bottom of the base.

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5.Route the adapter’s cord through the slot on top of the base and through the left slots on the bottom of the base.

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

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

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

9.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet. The POWER indicator on the base lights.

10.Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical position.

CONNECTING AND CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK

The ET-917comes with a rechargeablenickel-cadmiumbattery pack in the handset. Before using your phone, you must connect the battery pack and then charge it for at least 14 hours.

1.Loosen the screw on the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the handset. Press down and slide off the compartment cover in the direction of the arrow.

2.Insert the battery pack’s plastic connector into its socket. The plug fits only one way.

Note: For easier battery pack connection, lift it out of the compartment, insert its connector into its socket and replace the battery pack inside the compartment.

3.Replace the cover and tighten the screw.

To charge the battery pack, simply place the handset on the base. The CHARGE indicator on the base lights.

CHARGE Indicator

Recharge the battery pack when the TALK/BATT LOW indicator flashes.

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Notes:

If the CHARGE indicator does not light when you place the handset on the base, be sure the battery pack and AC adapter are correctly and securely connected.

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

When you first use the phone after charging or recharging the battery pack, the phone might not work and you might hear an error tone. If this happens, return the handset to the base for a few seconds.

About once a month, fully discharge the battery pack by keep-

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ing the handset off the base until the TALK/BATT LOW indicator flashes. Otherwise, the battery pack loses its ability to fully recharge.

If the TALK/BATT LOW indicator does not light but the phone does not work, recharge the battery pack. (The battery power might be too low to light the indicator.)

If the battery pack becomes weak during a call, you hear a beep every 30 seconds and the TALK/ BATT LOW indicator flashes every 3 seconds. Recharge the battery pack.

If the battery pack is completely discharged, the handset loses the security access-protectioncode. To reset the code, place the handset on the base and charge the battery pack.

The supplied battery pack should last for about a year. When the battery pack loses its ability to fully recharge, order a replacement battery pack from your local RadioShack store (see “Replacing the Battery Pack” on Page 19).