Radio Shack Phone Manual ET-547 User Manual

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Cat. No. 43-1047

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

ET-547

25-ChannelCordless Telephone with

3 Priority and 10 Speed-DialMemories

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FEATURES

Your ET-54725-ChannelCordless Telephone with 3 Priority and 10 Speed Dial Memories is designed to exacting standards that ensure reliability, long life, and outstanding performance.

Its features include:

25 Channels — so you can switch to the one that provides the least interference

Super CCT Noise-ReductionCircuitry— provides clear telephone conversations, giving you sound clarity comparable to that of a corded phone.

Security Access-ProtectionCode— automatically sets the first time you use your phone to prevent 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.

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

13-MemoryAutomatic Dialing— lets you store frequently called numbers then dial them with the touch of a button (from three priority dialing memories), or by entering one of 10 speeddial memory location numbers.

Redial — lets you quickly redial the last number dialed by touching a single button.

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

Volume Control — lets you adjust the volume of the handset’s ringer/paging tone and your telephone conversations.

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

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.

©1995 Tandy Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

COM-LOKand Radio Shack are registered trademarks used by Tandy Corporation.

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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-547. 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.

For your records, we urge you to record the serial number of your phone in the space below. The serial number is located on the bottom panel of the base.

Serial 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.

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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 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

Some cordless telephones operate on frequencies that may cause interferfence to nearby TVs and VCRs. To minimize or prevent such interference, the base of the cordless telephone should not be placed near or on top of TVs or VCRs. If interference is experienced, moving the cordless telephone farther away from the TV or VCR will often reduce or eliminate the interference.

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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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Installing and Charging the Battery .................................................................

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

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Setting the Handset’s Volume .......................................................................

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Setting the Ringer Tone ................................................................................

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Using RINGER ON/OFF ................................................................................

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

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

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Selecting 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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Storing a Tone Entry with a Memory Number..........................................

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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......................................................................................

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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 desktop 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

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 modular cord into the TEL. LINE jack on the back of the base.

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.

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 Radio Shack 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).

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

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 strain relief slot on top of the base.

5.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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 modular cord into the TEL. LINE jack on the back of the base.

2.Route the modular cord through the groove on the bottom of the base.

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

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

5.Route the adapter’s cord through the strain relief slot on top of the base and through the groove on the bottom of the base.

6.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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7.Align the base’s keyhole slots with the wall plate studs 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.

Mounting the Base Directly on the 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.

1. Drill two holes 315/16 inches apart. Then thread a screw into

each hole, letting the 315/15heads extend about

1/5 inch from the wall.

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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 groove on the bottom of the base.

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

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

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6.Route the adapter’s cord through the strain relief slot on top of the base and through the groove on the bottom of the base.

7.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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

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

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

INSTALLING AND

CHARGING THE

BATTERY

The ET-547comes with a rechargeablenickel-cadmiumbattery. Before using your phone, you must install the battery and then charge it for15-24hours.

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

2.Align the battery pack’s plastic connector with its socket and plug it in with the tab up. The plug fits only one way.

3.Place the battery inside the compartment.

4.Replace the cover.

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To charge the battery, place the handset on the base in either of two ways:

Upright

Face Down

The CHARGE indicator lights.

Recharge the battery 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 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, the phone might not work and you might hear an error tone. If this happens, return the handset to the base for 5 seconds.

About once a month, fully discharge the battery by keeping the handset off the base until the TALK/BATT LOW indicator lights. Otherwise, the battery loses its ability to fully recharge.

If the TALK/BATT LOW indicator does not light, but the phone does not work, recharge the battery.