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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

!

 

 

 

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.

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

SETTING THE DIALING MODE

Set TONE/PULSE on the back of the base for the type of service you have. If you are not sure which type you have, do this test.

1. Set TONE/PULSEto TONE.

2.Lift the handset and listen for a dial tone.

3.Press any number other than 0.

Note: If your phone system requires that you dial an access code (9, for example) before you dial an outside number, do not press the access code.

If the dial tone stops, you have touch-tone service. Leave TONE/ PULSEset to TONE.

If the dial tone continues, you have pulse service. Set TONE/ PULSEto PULSE.

SETTING THE HANDSET’S VOLUME

To adjust the handset’s ringer volume, press R.VOL. while the phone is not in use. To adjust the volume of your telephone conversation, pressR.VOL. while the call is in progress.

SETTING THE RINGER TONE

You can select one of the two different ringer tones when the phone is not in use. Press R.TONE to switch between a “chirping” and a “warbling” ringer tone.

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USING RINGER ON/OFF

To turn off the handset’s ringer so you will not be disturbed by a telephone call, set RINGER ON/OFF toOFF. This setting also saves battery power.

When a call comes in, the ringer does not sound, but other telephones connected to the same line still ring. You can answer the call as usual. See “Making and Receiving Calls.”

Note: The page function does not work when the ringer is off.

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OPERATION

MAKING AND RECEIVING CALLS

To make a call, lift the handset and press TALK. To answer a call, just lift the handset. Or, if the handset is away from the cradle, simply pressTALK. The TALK/BATT LOW indicator lights.

Note: If you lift the handset to answer a call and pressTALK after 2.5 seconds, you might disconnect the caller.

any of 25 channels. If you hear other conversations or excessive noise during a call, press CHANNEL on the handset to select a different channel. You hear a click, then a brief pause as your phone searches for a clear channel.

Note: If the handset is too far from the base, the channel might not change. Move closer to the base.

To end a call, place the handset on the cradle or press the handset’s TALK button until its indicator turns off.

Note: When you pressTALK to hang up the phone, you might get an error tone and the phone might not disconnect. If this happens, place the handset on the cradle or pressTALK again while holding the handset closer to the base.

SELECTING THE

CHANNEL

USING REDIAL

Redial lets you quickly dial the last number dialed. When you hear a dial tone, simply press REDIAL.

Notes:

Your telephone can communicate between the base and the handset on

The redial memory holds up to 32 digits, so you can redial long-dis-tance as well as local numbers.

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The redial memory also holds PAUSE entries. See “Entering a Pause” under “Memory Dialing.”

The redial memory does not store a FLASH entry or any digits you press afterFLASH (see “Using Flash”).

USING FLASH

FLASH performs the electronic equivalent of a switchhook operation for special services, such as call waiting.

For example, if you have call waiting, press FLASH to answer an incoming call without disconnecting the current call. PressFLASH again to return to the first call.

Note: If you do not have any special phone services, pressingFLASH might disconnect the current call.

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USING TONE SERVICES ON A PULSE LINE

Some special services, such as bank- by-phone,require tone signals. If you have pulse service, you can still use these special tone services by following these steps.

1.Be sure TONE/PULSE is set to

PULSE.

2.Dial the service’s main number.

3.When the service answers, press TONE. Then dial the additional numbers. The phone uses touchtone dialing to dial these numbers.

4. After you complete the call, return the handset to the cradle or press TALK. The phone automatically resets to the pulse mode.

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PAGING

To page the person who has the handset or to locate the handset when the phone is not in use, press PAGE on the base. The handset beeps five times.

Storing a Number in Memory

Note: An error tone sounds and the phone exits the programming mode if you wait more than 20 seconds between each keypress.

1.Lift the handset and press MEMO. The TALK/BATT LOW indicator blinks.

Note: The handset does not beep when the ringer is off.

MEMORY DIALING

This phone has three priority dialing memories. You can dial a number stored in any of these memories by pressing a single button. In addition, you can store up to 10 telephone numbers in speed-dialmemory, then dial a stored number by pressing aone-digitmemory-locationnumber.

Note: Each number you store can be up to 16 digits long.

2.Enter the number and any TONE andPAUSE entries. See “Storing a Tone Entry on a Pulse Line” and “Entering a Pause.”

Note: EachTONE orPAUSE entry uses one digit of memory.

3.If you want to store the number in priority dialing memory, press MEMO, then press a priority dialing button(P1-P3).

If you want to store the number in a speed-dialmemory, pressMEMO, then enter the memory location number(0-9).

A tone sounds to indicate that the number is stored.

4.To store more numbers, repeat Steps 1-3.

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5.For each stored number, write the person’s or company’s name next to the appropriate location number on the supplied MEMORY directory sticker. Use a pencil in case you need to change the number later. Attach the sticker to the phone.

Note: To erase a number previously stored, simply store a new number in its place. Or, lift the handset and pressMEMO twice, then press the priority dialing button or thespeed-dialmemory location number(0-9)you want to clear. A tone sounds.

Storing a Tone Entry with a Memory Number

If your phone is set for pulse dialing, you can store a tone entry so you can easily access special services that require tone signals.

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1.Lift the handset and press MEMO. The TALK/BATT LOW indicator blinks.

2.Enter the phone number for the service you want to call.

3.Press TONE.

4.Enter the next number (the one that should be sent as tone signals).

5.Press MEMO, then press the desired priority dialing button (P1,P2, orP3) or enter the desiredspeed-dialmemory location(0-9).A tone indicates that the entire number is stored.

Entering a Pause

In some telephone systems, you must dial an access code (9, for example) and wait for a second dial tone before you can dial an outside number. You can store the access code with the phone number. However, you must also store a pause after the access code to allow the outside line time to connect. To do so, pressREDIAL. Each press enters a4-secondpause. For a longer pause, pressREDIAL additional times.

Dialing a Memory Number

Follow these steps to dial a number stored in memory.

1. Lift the handset or press TALK.

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2.When you hear a dial tone, press the priority dialing button, or press MEMO and enter thespeed-dialmemory location number for the number you want to dial.

Chain-DialingService

Numbers

When calling special services (such as alternate long distance or bank by phone), dial the service’s main number first. Then, at the appropriate place in the call, press MEMO and the number for the location where the additional information is stored.

TESTING STORED

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

If you store an emergency service’s number (police department, fire department, ambulance) and you choose to test the stored number, make the test call during the late evening or early morning hours to avoid peak demand periods. Also, remain on the line to explain the reason for your call.

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TROUBLESHOOTING

We do not expect you to have any problems with your phone, but if you do, the following guidelines might help. If you still have problems, take the phone to your local Radio Shack store for assistance.

Problem

 

Remedy

 

 

 

 

Low volume or unusual sounds.

Someone has picked up another phone

 

on the same line. Hang up the other

 

phone.

 

 

 

Severe noise interference.

Press CHANNEL to change the

 

 

channel.

 

• Keep the handset away from com-

 

 

puters, remote control toys, wire-

 

 

less microphones, alarm systems,

 

 

intercoms, room monitors, fluores-

 

 

cent lights, and electrical appli-

 

 

ances.

 

Move to another location or turn off

 

 

the source of interference.

 

 

 

The phone cannot be operated at a

Fully extend the base’s antenna in

useful distance from the base

 

a fully vertical position.

because the signal becomes weak or

Return the handset to the cradle,

noisy (handset’s range has

 

and recharge the battery.

decreased).

 

 

 

 

Be sure neither antenna is touching

 

 

a metal surface.

 

 

The phone does not work or works

• Be sure the base’s phone line cord

poorly.

 

and AC adapter are correctly and

 

 

securely connected, and the bat-

 

 

tery is charged.

 

 

 

The handset battery does not charge.

Check the charging contacts on the

 

 

handset and base. If they are dirty,

 

 

clean them with a pencil eraser.

 

Be sure the battery is connected

 

 

correctly.

 

 

 

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Problem

 

Remedy

 

 

 

Handset doesn’t ring or receive a

The battery pack might be weak.

page.

 

Charge the battery on the base for

 

 

15-24hours.

 

Set RINGER ON/OFF on the hand-

 

 

set to ON.

 

Extend the base’s antenna verti-

 

 

cally.

 

Move closer to the base.

 

Place the base away from noise

 

 

sources.

 

Return the handset to the cradle to

 

 

reset it.

 

 

 

The handset stops working or works

Move the handset closer to the

poorly during a call.

 

base.

 

Be sure the handset’s battery is

 

 

charged. (If the battery power is too

 

 

low, it does not have enough power

 

 

to light the TALK/BATT LOW indi-

 

 

cator.)

 

Fully extend the base’s antenna,

 

 

and place it in a fully vertical posi-

 

 

tion.

 

Make sure that the charging con-

 

 

tacts on the handset and base are

 

 

clean.

 

 

The call is too noisy.

Change channels or hang up and redial

 

the number.

 

 

 

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Problem

Remedy

 

 

If the base loses power for over an

Re-establishcommunication between

hour while the handset is off of it, the

the handset and the base. Remove the

code might change.

handset from the base (if it is on the

 

base). Restore power to the base, then

 

place the handset back on the base.

 

The CHARGE indicator lights, indicat-

 

ing that the code is set again.

 

 

If you still have problems, disconnect the phone. If other phones on the same line work properly, the fault is in this phone or its installation. If you cannot find the problem, take your phone to your local Radio Shack store for assistance.

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