Radio Shack TAD 3809 User Manual

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Digital Answering System

TAD 3809

Owner’s Manual

Please read before using this equipment.

ˆ Read This Before

Installation

Your TAD is ETL listed to UL standards and meets all applicable FCC requirements.

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

 

 

 

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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 impor-

!included in the literature accompanying this prod- uct.tant operating and maintenance instructions are

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Read This Before Installation

We have designed your Telephone Answering Device (TAD) to conform to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each device, such as a telephone or answering machine, that you connect to the telephone line draws power from the telephone line. We refer to this power draw as the device's ringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is on the bottom of your TAD.

If you use more than one phone or other device on the line, add up all of the RENs. If the total is more than five (three in rural areas), your telephones might not ring. If ringer operation is impaired, remove a device from the line.

FCC STATEMENT

Your TAD complies with Part 68 of FCC Rules. You must, upon request, provide the FCC registration number and the REN to your telephone company. Both numbers are on the bottom of the TAD.

Note: You must not connect your TAD to:

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

most electronic key telephone systems

Read This Before Installation

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THE FCC WANTS YOU TO KNOW

In the unlikely event that your phone causes problems on the phone line, the phone company can temporarily discontinue your service. If this happens, the phone company attempts to notify you in advance. If advance notice is not practical, the phone company notifies you as soon as possible and advises you of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.

Also, the phone company can make changes to its lines, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the operation of this telephone. The telephone company notifies you of these changes in advance, so you can take the necessary steps to prevent interruption of your telephone service.

LIGHTNING

Your telephone has built-inprotection circuits to reduce the risk of damage from surges in telephone line and power line current. These protection circuits meet or exceed the FCC requirements. However, lightning striking the telephone or power lines can damage your telephone.

Lightning damage is not common. Nevertheless, if you live in an area that has severe electrical storms, we suggest that you unplug your phone when storms approach to reduce the possibility of damage.

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ˆ Contents

 

Features .................................................................................

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

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Choosing a Location ...........................................................

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Installing the Backup Battery ..............................................

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Connecting the TAD ...........................................................

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Preparation ..........................................................................

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Setting the Day and Time .................................................

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Recording an Outgoing Message .....................................

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Setting the Number of Rings ............................................

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Setting the TAD to Answer Calls ......................................

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

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Recording Incoming Messages ........................................

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Screening Calls ................................................................

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Playing Messages ............................................................

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Repeating Messages ...................................................

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Skipping Messages ......................................................

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Pausing Message Playback .........................................

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Stopping Message Playback ........................................

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Erasing Messages ............................................................

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Recording a Memo ...........................................................

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Remote Operation ............................................................

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Changing the Remote Operation Security Code ..........

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Remote Answer-On ......................................................

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Using Remote Commands ...........................................

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Remote Commands .....................................................

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

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Care ..................................................................................

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ˆ Features

Your RadioShack Digital Answering System TAD 3809 stores all your messages on a computer chip — there are no tape mechanisms to wear out and no tapes to bother with. This gives you capabilities not available in tape-basedanswering machines. For example, you can delete individual messages without listening to every one.

The TAD’s 16-minutememory capacity lets you store more messages than many other TADs (telephone answering devices). Its unique,space-savingdesign makes it ideal for home or office use. Your TAD’s remote control features let you retrieve messages using almost anytouch-tonephone. With an optional pockettone-dialer,you can even use it from a rotary phone.

Your TAD’s features include:

Day/Time Voice Stamp — announces the day and time when each message was recorded.

Selectable 3-DigitRemote Operation Security Code— helps prevent unauthorized remote operation.

Phone Pick-Up Detection — the TAD automatically stops if you answer a call after the TAD answers.

Memo Recording — lets you leave memos for your family, roommate, orco-workersas messages on the TAD.

Memory Backup — protects messages stored in memory in case of a power failure.

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Features

Toll Saver — gives you time to hang up before the TAD answers to avoid charges when you call bylong-distanceto check your messages.

Room Monitor — lets you listen from a remote phone to the room where your TAD is located.

Digital Outgoing Message — gives you a clear outgoing message up to 60 seconds long.

To take advantage of all the TAD’s features, we recommend that you read this manual completely before you use the TAD.

ˆ Installation

CHOOSING A LOCATION

Select a location that is near a modular telephone jack and an easily accessible AC outlet.

Notes:

Your TAD connects directly to a modular telephone line jack. If your telephone wiring does not have a modular jack, you can update the wiring yourself using jacks and adapters (available at your local RadioShack store), or have the telephone company update the wiring for you. You must use compatible modular jacks that are compliant with Part 68 of FCC Rules.

The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C.

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INSTALLING THE BACKUP BATTERY

The TAD requires AC power to operate. If AC power fails, or you unplug the TAD, a 9-voltbattery (not supplied) provides backup power so the TAD can maintain the correct time and memory information. For the best performance and longest life, we recommend a RadioShack alkaline battery.

Caution: Use only a fresh battery of the required size and recommended type.

Follow these steps to install the battery.

1.Use a flat-bladescrewdriver to unlatch the battery compartment cover, then lift off the cover.

2.Insert the battery pack into the battery compartment as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –)marked inside.

3.Replace the cover and press down on the latch to secure it.

When /R and thetwo-digitnumber of calls in memory alternately flash on the display, replace the battery. When you replace the battery, be sure the TAD is connected to AC power so you do not lose any stored information.

Warning: Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury them.

Caution: Always remove old or weak batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts.

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Installation

CONNECTING THE TAD

Follow these steps to connect your TAD to the telephone line and phone.

TO LINE Jack

TO PHONE Jack

Supplied

Modular

Cord

Telephone Wall Jack

AC 9V 440 mA Jack

Telephone’s Modular Cord

1.Unplug the telephone’s modular cord from its line jack and plug it into the TO LINE jack on the bottom of the TAD.

2.Plug one end of the supplied modular cord into the TO PHONE jack on the bottom of the TAD.

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

4.Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the AC 9V 440 mA jack on the bottom of the TAD.

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Cautions:

You must use a Class 2 power source that sup-

!plies 9V AC and delivers at least 440 mA. Its plug must fit the TAD's AC 9V 440 mA jack. The sup-

plied adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the TAD or the adapter.

Always connect the AC adapter to the TAD before you connect it to AC power. When you finish, disconnect the adapter from AC power before you disconnect it from the TAD.

Note: When you first connect power,0#0 flashes on the display, then the TAD runs aself-test.You cannot operate the TAD during this test. When the test is complete, the TAD beeps once, then displays33.

ˆ Preparation

SETTING THE DAY AND TIME

To avoid having to reset the time if AC power is lost, we recommend you install a battery before you set the day and time (see “Installing the Backup Battery” on Page 8).

Note: If you pause for more than 8 seconds during setup, the TAD sounds athree-tonebeep and stops setting the day and time. If this happens, start over at Step 1.

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Preparation