Introduction
IMPORTANT:
The VT2420 is an Accessory Handset for use with the VT2431 GIGAPHONE
system. You must have the VT2431 in order to use the VT2420 Accessory Handset.
This manual is designed to familiarize you with the VT2420 Accessory Handset
setup, registration and basic functions. For detailed operational instructions,
please refer to the VT2431 manual.
To order additional system Handsets (model# VT 2420), battery packs, or
headsets, call VTech Communications Inc at 1-800-595-9511.
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Important Safety Instructions
When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the
following:
1.
2.
3.
Read and understand all instructions.
4.
Do not use this product near water (for example, near a bath tub, kitchen sink,
or swimming pool).
5.
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product
may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
6.
Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for
ventilation. To protect it from overheating, these openings must not be blocked
by placing the product on the bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product
should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register. This product
should not be placed in a built-in installation where proper ventilation is not
provided.
7.
This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your
home, consult your dealer or local power company.
8.
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product
where the cord will be abused by persons walking on it.
9.
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a
risk of fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid
cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
10. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but take
it to a VTech authorized service facility. Opening or removing cabinet parts
other than specified access doors may expose you to dangerous voltages or
other risks. Incorrect reassemb-ling can cause electric shock when the appliance
is subsequently used.
11. Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in the risk
of fire or electric shock.
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12. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to a VTECH
authorized service facility under the following conditions:
A. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B. If liquid has been spilled into the product.
C. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
D. If the product does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions, because improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a VTech authorized
technician to restore the product to normal operation.
E. If the product has been dropped and the cabinet has been damaged.
F. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
13. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm.
There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lighting.
14. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
VTECH COMMUNICATIONS INC
SERVICE DEPT. at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Electronics Ltd at 1-800267-7377.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Getting Started
Setup
Registration And Operation Of The VTECH VT2420
Accessory Handset
Your VTECH GIGAPHONE system can operate up to 4 Handsets.
The VTECH accessory Handset consists of the following:
Belt Clip
Handset
Battery Pack
Charger Unit
Setup Of The VT2420
Accessory Handset
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1.
Plug the AC power adapter into an
electrical outlet.
2.
Remove the Handset battery cover
by pressing on the indent and
sliding downward.
3.
Place the new battery pack in the
Handset, with the metal contacts
aligned with the charge contacts in
the battery compartment.
4.
Replace the battery cover by sliding
it upward.
5.
Place the Handset in the Charge
Cradle, and allow it to charge for
12 hours. After the initial charge,
a maintenance charge of 8 hours
should be sufficient.
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5
4
Follow the steps below:
1
3
1.
Remove the battery cover by
pressing on the indent and sliding
downward.
2.
Place the new battery pack in the
handset with the metal contacts
aligned with the charge contacts in
the battery compartment.
3.
Replace the battery cover by
sliding it upwards.
4.
If the new battery pack is not
already charged, place the handset
in the base unit, or a remote
charging stand, and allow it to
charge for 12 hours. After initial
charge, a maintenance charge of
8 hours should be sufficient.
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The original Handset that is shipped with your GIGAPHONE system will be
automatically registered to the Base. This Handset is HANDSET 1.
As you register additional Handsets to the system, they will be assigned extension
numbers in the following order: HANDSET 2, HANDSET 3, and finally HANDSET
4.
Whenever a Handset battery pack is installed, the Handset will automatically begin
SEARCHING FOR BASE (if previously registered), or it will prompt you to ENTER
BASE ID to register the new Handset.
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Getting Started
Installation of Battery Pack in Handset
Getting Started
Registration
Enter Base ID Code
1.
After charging the Handset, remove
it from its Charge Cradle, the
screen will display:
2.
Press NEW, then enter the 15 digit
Base Unit ID code, located on the
underside of the Base Unit.
3.
Press OK. The Handset will display:
PLEASE WAIT!!
4.
Wait approximately 15 seconds.
The Handset will display:
FOUND BASE
If the Handset displays: BASE
BUSY TRY LATER, this indicates
that the system is in use. Wait until
the Base Unit is in the idle (on
hook) mode, and repeat step 2 to
4.
Congratulations! You can now enjoy the
benefits of your VTECH multi-Handset
system.
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2
3
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10
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12
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8. Handsfree Speakerphone
9. LCD Display
10. Select
11. Off (Clear)
12. Battery Compartment
13. Intercom
14. Microphone
Antenna
Message Waiting Indicator
Earpiece
Headset Jack (2.5mm)
Scroll Keys
On (Flash)
Dialing Key (0-9)
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Getting Started
The Handset Layout
Handset Indicators
Handset Icons
Description
Icon
Line In Use indicator
On steady with no number next to it when a parallel set is in use.
On steady with one or more numbers next to it, indicating which
extensions are using the line. For example,
12 indicates
that Handset 1 and Handset 2 are on an outside call.
Handset Operation
Intercom indicator
On steady with the extension numbers currently on an intercom
call. For example,
02 indicates that the Base and Handset
2 are on an intercom call.
Battery indicator
Cycles (Low, Medium, and High) when Handset battery is
charging.
Flashes when a low battery condition is detected.
M
Mute indicator
On steady when the Handset microphone is muted.
H
Hold indicator
On steady when the line is on hold.
R
Handset Registration indicator
FFF when a Handset is either not registered, or is searching for
a Base unit.
On steady when a Handset is registered with a base unit.
Handset LEDs
LED
Description
Message
Waiting
• Light to indicate that you have new messages in your voicemail.
Service must be subscribed to through your local telephone
company.
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Headset Operation
Your GIGAPHONE cordless telephone is equipped with a 2.5mm Headset Jack for
use with an optional accessory Headset for hands-free operation. If you choose to
use the Headset option, you must obtain an optional accessory Headset, which is
compatible with the GIGAPHONE.
To purchase a Headset, call VTECH Customer Service at 1-800-595-9511.
Once you have a compatible 2.5mm Headset, locate the Headset Jack on the
GIGAPHONE Handset. Connect the plug on the Headset cord to the jack on the
cordless Handset. The plug should fit securely. Do not force the connection.
Operation
The VTECH brand compatible Head-set
has a reversible, monaural design. You
can wear your Headset on either ear,
leaving one ear free for room
conversation.
The headband can be adjusted to fit the
contour of your head. Using both hands,
slide the headband up or down so that
it rests comfortably on your head, with
the speaker cushion centered against
your ear. For maximum sound quality,
the flexible microphone should be
positioned at the corner of your mouth,
about one inch from your face.
Belt Clip
The GIGAPHONE is also equipped with
a detachable belt clip. Align the pins on
the inside edge of the clip with the
notches on the sides of the GIGAPHONE
Handset. The belt clip should snap
securely into place. Do not force the
connection.
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Additional Information
NOTE :
Whenever a compatible Headset is
connected to the cordless Handset, the
microphone on the Hand-set will be
muted. This is done to limit the effect of
background noise. The following
operational characteristics apply to
VTECH Headsets. The same may also
apply to other, non-VTECH supplied
headsets, but VTECH assumes no
responsibility for their performance.
Maintenance
Taking Care Of Your Telephone
Your GIGAPHONE cordless telephone contains sophisticated electronic parts, so it
must be treated with care.
Avoid rough treatment
Place the Handset down gently. Save the original packing materials to protect your
telephone if you ever need to ship it.
Avoid water
Your telephone can be damaged if it gets wet. Do not use the Handset outdoors
in the rain, or handle it with wet hands. Do not install your Base Unit near a sink,
bathtub or shower.
Electrical storms
Electrical storms can sometimes cause power surges harmful to electronic equipment.
For your own safety, use caution when using electric appliances during storms.
Cleaning your telephone
Additional Information
Your telephone has a durable plastic casing that should retain its luster for many
years. Clean it only with a soft cloth slightly dampened with water or a mild soap.
Do not use excess water or cleaning solvents of any kind.
Remember that electrical appliances can cause serious injury if used when you
are wet or standing in water. If your Base Unit should fall into water, DO NOT
RETRIEVE IT UNTIL YOU UNPLUG THE POWER CORD AND TELEPHONE
LINE CORDS FROM THE WALL. Then pull the unit out by the unplugged cords.
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In Case Of Difficulty
If you have difficulty operating your phone, the suggestions below should solve the
problem. If you still have difficulty after trying these suggestions, call VTECH
Communications at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTECH Electronics at 1-800267-7377.
The Phone Doesn't Work At All
•
•
•
Make sure the Power Cord is plugged
Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged firmly into the Base Unit and
the telephone wall jack.
Make sure the batteries are properly charged. If the 'LOW BATTERY' message
is shown, the battery pack needs charging.
No Dial Tone
•
•
First check all the suggestions above.
If you still don't hear a dial tone, disconnect the Base Unit from the telephone
jack and connect a different phone. If there is no dial tone on that phone either,
the problem is in your wiring or local service. Call your local telephone company.
You Get Noise, Static, Or A Weak Signal Even When
You're Near The Base Unit
•
Household appliances plugged into the same circuit as the Base Unit can
sometimes cause interference. Try moving the appliance or the Base Unit to
another outlet.
•
•
You may be out of range. Either move closer to the Base, or relocate the Base
Unit.
The layout of your home may be limiting the range. Try moving the Base Unit
to another position.
The Handset Does Not Ring When You Receive A Call
•
•
•
•
Make sure you have the Handset ringer activated. To set the ringer, see
HANDSET SETTINGS and BASE SETTINGS.
Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged firmly into the Base Unit and
the telephone jack. Make sure the power cord is plugged in.
You may be too far from the Base Unit.
You may have too many extension phones on your telephone line to allow all
of them to ring. Try unplugging some of the other phones.
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Additional Information
You Get Noise, Static, Or A Weak Signal When You're
Away From The Base Unit
In Case Of Difficulty
You Hear Other Calls While Using Your Phone
•
Disconnect your Base Unit from the telephone jack, and plug in a regular
telephone. If you still hear other calls, the problem is probably in your wiring
or local service. Call your local telephone company.
You Hear Noise In The Handset, And None Of The Keys
Or Buttons Work
•
Make sure the power cord is plugged in.
Common Cure For Electronic
Equipment
Additional Information
If the unit does not seem to be responding
normally, then try putting the Handset in
the cradle. If it does not seem to respond,
do the following (in the order listed) :
1.
Disconnect the power to the Base.
2.
Disconnect the Handset battery,
and spare battery pack, if
applicable.
3.
Wait a few minutes.
4.
Connect power to the Base.
5.
Re-install the battery pack (s)
6.
Watch for Handset to display :
then
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Warranty Statement
WHAT DOES OUR WARRANTY COVER?
• Any defect in material or workmanship.
FOR HOW LONG AFTER THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE?
• To the original purchaser only - ONE YEAR.
WHAT WILL VTECH DO?
• At our option, repair or replace your unit.
VTECH COMMUNICATIONS INC.
11035 SW 11th STREET
BDLG. B, SUITE 270
BEAVERTON, OREGON 97005
If you purchased your phone in Canada, Ship the unit via UPS insured, or
equivalent to:
VTECH ELECTRONICS LTD.
SUITE 200-7671 ALDERBRIDGE WAY
RICHMOND,B.C.V6X 1Z9
VTech Communications Incassumes no responsibility for units sent without prior Return Authorizatlon.
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Additional Information
HOW DO I SEND MY UNIT, IN OR OUT OF WARRANTY?
•
In the U.S. Call VTech Communications Inc customer service for Return
Authorization at: 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Electronics Ltd at 1800-267-7377
•
Properly pack your unit. lnclude any cables & accessories which were originally
provided with the product. We recommend using the original carton and packing
materials.
•
Include in the package a copy of the sales receipt or other evidence of date
of original purchase (if the unit was purchased within the last twelve months).
•
Print your name and address, along with a description of the defect, and include
this in the package.
•
Include payment for any service or repair not covered by warranty, as determined
by VTech Communications Inc.
•
Ship the unit via UPS Insured, or equivalent to:
In the U.S.
Warranty Statement
WHAT DOES OUR WARRANTY NOT COVER?
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•
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Batteries
Damage from misuse, neglect, or acts of nature (lightning, floods, power surges,
etc.)
Products which may have been modified or incorporated into other products
Products purchased and/or operated outside the USA, its territories, or Canada.
Products serviced by the owner or a service facility not expressly authorized
by VTECH Communications
Products purchased more than 12 months from current date
Units purchased in "AS IS" condition, or units purchased as "Distressed
Merchandise".
HOW DOES STATE LAW OR PROVINCIAL LAW RELATE
TO THIS WARRANTY?
This warranty gives you specific rights. You may also have other rights which
vary from state to state or province to province.
Additional Information
•
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FCC and IC Regulations
This equipment complies with Parts 15 of the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) rules for the United States. It also complies with regulations RSS210 and CS03 of Industry and Science Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
A label is located on the underside of the Base Unit containing either the FCC
registration number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) or the IC registration
number and Load Number. You must, upon request, provide this information to your
local telephone company.
This equipment is compatible with inductively coupled hearing aids.
Should you experience trouble with this telephone equipment, please contact:
VTech Communications Inc
SERVICE DEPT. at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Electronics Ltd at 1800-267-7377.
For repair/warranty information. The telephone company may ask you to disconnect
this equipment from the line network until the problem has been corrected.
FCC Part 15
The equipment has been tested and found to comply with part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet or on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Additional Information
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
FCC and IC Regulations
FCC Part 68
The FCC requires that you connect your cordless telephone to the nationwide
telephone network through a modular telephone jack (USOC RJ11C, RJ11W or RJ14).
Your telephone company may discontinue your service if your equipment causes
harm to the telephone network. They will notify you in advance of disconnection,
if possible. During notification, you will be informed of your right to file a complaint
with the FCC.
Occasionally, your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment,
operation, or procedures that could affect the operation of your equipment. If so,
you will be given advance notice of the change to give you an opportunity to maintain
uninterrupted service.
The Base Unit contains no user serviceable parts. The Handset contains a user
replaceable battery pack.
If it is determined that your telephone equipment is malfunctioning, the FCC requires
that it not be used and that it be unplugged from the modular jack until the problem
has been corrected. Repairs to this telephone equipment can only be made by the
manufacturer or its authorized agents or by others who may be authorized by the
FCC. For repair procedures, follow the instructions outlined under the VTECH Limited
Warranty.
Additional Information
This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the phone company
or Party Lines.
The REN is useful in determining the number of devices you may connect to your
telephone line and still enable the devices to ring when you receive a call. The general
rule is that the REN value should not exceed 5.0A total; however, contact your local
telephone company for the specific number in your area.
IC (Industry Canada)
This telephone is registered for use in Canada.
Notice :
The REN assigned to this device denotes the number of devices you may connect
to the telephone loop which is used by the device to prevent overloading The
termination on a loop may consist of any combination of devices subjected only to
the requirement that the sum of the REN does not exceed five (5.0)
Notice :
The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means
that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operational
and safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will
operate to the user's satisfaction.
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FCC and IC Regulations
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to be
connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The equipment
must also be installed using an acceptable method of connection. The customer should
be aware that compliance with the above conditions may not prevent degradation
of services in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian
maintenance facility designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by
the user to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications
company cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment.
Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground connections
of the power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic water pipe system, if present,
are connected together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
Caution :
Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves, but should contact
the appropriate electrical inspection authority, or electrician, as appropriate.
Additional Information
Your GIGAPHONE is designed to operate at the maximum power allowed by the
FCC and IC. This means your Handset and Base Unit can communicate only over
a certain distance - which will depend on the location of the Base Unit and Handset,
weather, and the construction and layout of your home or office.
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Technical Specifications
FREQUENCY CONTROL
WEIGHT
Crystal controlled
PLL synthesizer
Handset :
Charger :
TRANSMIT FREQUENCY
POWER REQUIREMENTS
2401.056 - 2481.408 MHz
185 grams
200 grams
Handset :
2.4 VDC NiMH Battery
Pack
Charger :
6 VDC @ 300mA
RECEIVE FREQUENCY
2401.056 - 2481.408 MHz
CHANNELS
MEMORY
94 Channels
NOMINAL
RANGE
Speed Dial: 50 Memory locations, into
32 digits per location.
EFFECTIVE
CID :
Maximum power allowed by FCC and IC.
Actual operating range may vary
according to environmental conditions at
the time of use.
Additional Information
SIZE
Handset : 48mm x 33mm x 175mm
Charger:
Alpha Numeric Display
50 Memory locations
SPECIFICATIONS ARE
TYPICAL AND MAY CHANGE
WITHOUT NOTICE.
60mm x 73mm x 52mm
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Table Of Contents
1.
Introduction
2.
Important Safety Instructions
4.
Getting Started
4.
Setup
5.
Installation of Battery Pack in Handset
6.
Registration
7.
The Handset layout
8.
8.
9.
Handset Operation
Handset Indicators
Additional Information
9.
Headset Operation
10.
Maintenance
11.
In Case Of Difficulty
13.
Warranty Statement
15.
FCC and IC Regulations
18.
Technical Specifications
VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD.
A member of THE VTECH GROUP OF COMPANIES.
Distributed in the U.S.A. by VTech Communications Inc, 11035 SW 11th Street, Bdlg. B,
Suite 207, Beaverton, Oregon, 97005
Distributed in the Canada by VTech Electronics Canada Ltd., Suite 200-7671 Alderbridge
Way Richmond, B.C. V6X 1Z9.
Copyright 2000 for VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD.
Printed in China
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