VTech DS6501-12, DS6501, DS6501-15, DS6501-16 User Manual

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VTech DS6501-12, DS6501, DS6501-15, DS6501-16 User Manual

User’s manual



DECT 6.0 accessory handset


for use with VTech models






on purchasing your new VTech product. Before using this telephone, please read

Important safety instructions on page 5 of this manual.

This manual has instructions how to set up and register your new handset. For complete instructions on using the handset, see the Abridged user’s manual that came with your telephone base.

You may also view or download the online Complete user’s manual for a full set of installation and operation instructions at www.vtechphones.com. In Canada, visit www.vtechcanada.com.

Compatible with Hearing Aid T-Coil



Telephones identified with this logo have reduced noise and interference when used with most T-coil equipped hearing aids and cochlear implants. The TIA-1083 Compliant Logo is a trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association. Used under license.

The ENERGY STAR® program (www.energystar.gov) recognizes and encourages the use of products that save energy and help protect our environment. We are proud to mark this product with the ENERGY STAR® label indicating it meets the latest energy efficiency guidelines.

Parts checklist

Your telephone package contains the following items. Save your sales receipt and original packaging in the event warranty service is necessary.

Battery compartment cover



User’s manual




User’s manual

Charger and charger adapter

Battery installation

Install the battery as shown below.

. Plug the battery connector securely into the socket.

3.Slide the battery compartment cover towards the center of the handset until it clicks into place.

. Place the battery with the label THIS SIDE UP facing up and the wires inside the battery compartment.

. Place the handset in the telephone base or charger to charge.

CHARGE light remains on when charging.

• If the handset will not be used for a long time, disconnect and remove the battery to prevent possible leakage.

To purchase a replacement battery, visit our website at www.vtechphones.com or call 1 (800) 595-9511 . In Canada, go to www.vtechcanada.com or dial

1 (800) 267-7377.

Battery charging

Once you have installed the battery, the screen indicates the battery status (see the following table).

For best performance, keep the handset in the telephone base or handset charger when not in use.

The battery is fully charged after 12 hours of continuous charging.

If you place the handset in the telephone base or handset charger without installing a battery, the screen displays NO BATTERY.




Battery indicators

Battery status



The screen is blank, or

The battery has no charge

Charge without interruption


shows Put in charger and

or very little charge. The

(at least 30 minutes).





handset cannot be used.












The screen shows

The battery has enough

Charge without interruption


Low battery and

charge to be used for a

(at least 30 minutes).





short time.













The screen shows

The battery is charged.

To keep the battery




charged, place it in the






telephone base or charger






when not in use.







When it is fully charged, you can expect the following performance:


Operating time



While in handset use (talking*)

Up to seven hours



While in speakerphone mode (talking*)

Up to three hours



While not in use (standby**)

Up to five days



*Operating times vary depending on your actual use and the age of the battery.

**Handset is not charging or in use.

Add and register a handset

You can add new handsets (DS6501/DS6501-12/DS6501-15/DS6501-16, purchased separately) to your telephone system. Each handset must be registered with the telephone base before use. When first purchased and properly charged, each expansion handset shows To register HS... and ...see manual alternately. Charge the handset before registering it to the telephone base.

To register a handset:

. Place the new/non-registered handset in the telephone base.

































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Do not place the handset
































in the charger.

. Wait for about 10 seconds. The handset shows Registering... then Registered and you hear a beep when the registration process completes. The registration process takes about 90 seconds to complete.

If registration fails, the handset displays Failed. Try the registration process again.

You cannot register a handset if any other system handset is in use.

If you have not set the date and time for the telephone system, the handset will prompt you to set the date and time after it is registered to the base. To skip setting, press CANCEL.

Deregister handsets

If you want to replace a handset, or reassign the designated handset number of a registered handset, you must deregister all handsets that are registered to the telephone base. Then register each handset individually.

To make deregistration easier, read all of the instructions on this page before you begin.

To deregister all handsets:

. Press and hold /FIND HANDSET on the telephone base for about 10 seconds until the IN USE light on the telephone base turns on and starts flashing.

. Immediately press /FIND HANDSET again. You must press /FIND HANDSET while the IN USE light is still flashing. The IN USE light flashes for approximately five seconds.

3.All handsets show To register HS... and ...see manual alternately when the deregistration process completes. The deregistration process takes about 10 seconds to complete.

You cannot deregister all handsets if any other system handset is in use.

You can deregister all handsets even if their batteries are depleted.

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