VTech VM301 User`s manual

User’s manual
Accessory baby unit
for use with VTech models
VM321/VM321-2
w w w.v t e c h b a b y m o n i t o r s . c o m
Model: VM301
Congratulations
on purchasing your new VTech product. Before using this product, please
read Important safety instructions on page ii of this manual.
This manual has instructions on how to set up and pair your new baby unit.
For complete instructions on using the baby unit, see the user’s manual that
came with your video and audio monitor.
If you cannot find the user’s manual, you can view or download it at
www.vtechbabymonitors.com. In Canada, visit www.vtechcanada.com.
Important safety instructions
When using your equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury, including the following:
1. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
2. Adult setup is required.
3. This product is intended as an aid. It is not a substitute for responsible and proper
adult supervision and should not be used as such.
4. This product is not intended for use as a medical monitor.
5. Do not use this product near water. For example, do not use it next to a bath tub,
wash bowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub or swimming pool, or in a wet basement
or shower.
6. Use only the batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire.
They may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
7. Use only the adapter included with this product. Incorrect adapter polarity or voltage
can seriously damage the product.
Baby unit power adapter: Input 100-120V AC 50/60 Hz; output: 6V DC 800 mA
8. The power adapter is intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor mount
position. The prongs are not designed to hold the plug in place if it is plugged into a
ceiling, under-the-table or cabinet outlet.
9. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
10. Unplug the power cord before replacing batteries.
11. Do not cut off the power adapter to replace it with other plug, as this causes a
hazardous situation.
12. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not install this product where
the cord may be walked on or crimped.
13. 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 in your home,
consult your dealer or local power company.
14. Do not overload wall outlet or use an extension cord.
15. Do not place this product on an unstable table, shelf, stand or other unstable surfaces.
16. This product should not be placed in any area where proper ventilation is not
provided. Slots and openings in the back or bottom of this product are provided for
ventilation. To protect them from overheating, these openings must not be blocked
by placing the product on a soft surface such as a bed, sofa or rug. This product
should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register.
17. Never push objects of any kind into this product through the slots because they may
touch dangerous voltage points or create a short circuit. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the product.
18. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but take
it to an authorized service facility. Opening or removing parts of the product
other than specified access doors may expose you to dangerous voltages or
other risks. Incorrect reassembling can cause electric shock when the product is
subsequently used.
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Important safety instructions (continued)
19. You should test the sound reception every time you turn on the units or move one of
the components.
20. Periodically examine all components for damage.
21. Be aware of possible loss of privacy while using public airwaves. Conversations
may be picked up by other nursery monitors, cordless phones, scanners, etc.
22. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the product.
23. The product is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Cautions
1. Use and store the product at a temperature between 32oF and 104oF.
2. Do not expose the product to extreme cold, heat or direct sunlight. Do not put the
product close to a heating source.
3. Batteries should not be exposed to excessive heat such as bright sunshine or fire.
4. Make sure the baby unit and the adapter cord are always out of reach of the baby,
at least 3 feet away from the baby or crib, to avoid a possible strangulation hazard.
5. Never place the baby unit inside the baby’s crib or playpen.
6. Never cover the baby unit or parent unit with anything such as a towel or a blanket.
7. Other electronic products may cause interference with your video and audio
monitor. Try installing your video and audio monitor as far away from these
electronic devices as possible: wireless routers, radios, cellular telephones,
intercoms, room monitors, televisions, personal computers, kitchen appliances and
cordless telephones.
Electromagnetic fields (EMF)
This VTech product complies with all standards regarding electromagnetic fields (EMF).
If handled properly and according to the instructions in this user’s manual, the product is
safe to be used based on scientific evidence available today.
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Table of contents
Getting started.................................................................... 1
Parts checklist....................................................................... 1
Baby unit battery installation................................................. 2
Baby unit installation............................................................. 3
Baby unit installation options................................................. 4
Tabletop to wall mount installation................................... 4
Baby unit overview.............................................................. 10
Baby unit lights.....................................................................11
Add and pair a baby unit..................................................... 12
Unpair a baby unit............................................................... 13
Appendix............................................................................ 14
Operating range...................................................................14
Maintenance.........................................................................14
Precautions for users of implanted
cardiac pacemakers......................................................... 15
Limited warranty.................................................................. 16
FCC and IC regulations....................................................... 18
FCC Part 15................................................................... 18
Industry Canada............................................................ 18
RF radiation exposure statement.................................. 18
Technical specifications...................................................... 19
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Getting started
Parts checklist
Check to make sure the package contains the following items. Save
your sales receipt and original packaging in the event warranty service
is necessary.
Baby unit
Screws (2) *
User’s manual
User’s manual *
Baby unit battery
compartment cover *
Baby unit power adapter *
Wall mount *
Wall anchors (2) *
Important
information
Important
information *
* indicates replacements are available. For more information, visit our website at
www.vtechbabymonitors.com or call 1 (800) 595-9511. In Canada, go to
www.vtechcanada.com or call 1 (800) 267-7377.
Getting started
Baby unit battery installation
You can power up the baby unit by connecting it to AC power or to four
AA alkaline batteries. Even if the baby unit is connected to AC power, we
recommend you also install four AA alkaline batteries. This guarantees
continual operation in case of a power outage.
Install four AA alkaline batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment,
matching the polarity markings (+ and -) inside the battery compartment.
Make sure the ribbon attached inside the battery compartment is put under
the batteries and the excess ribbon is tucked in properly. Then replace the
battery compartment cover.
Gently pull the ribbon
and lift up to remove
the batteries
• Do not mix old and new batteries. Do not mix alkaline and standard (carbonzinc) batteries.
• The operating time for using AA batteries is short, only for a few hours. If you
want to monitor your baby for a long time, we recommend you connect your
baby unit to AC power.
• If the baby unit will not be used for a long time, disconnect and remove the
battery to prevent possible leakage.
• You can use rechargeable AA batteries for the baby unit, but the baby unit
cannot charge rechargeable batteries.
Getting started
Baby unit installation
Install the baby unit as shown below.
Make sure that the power outlet is not controlled by a wall switch. Bundle the
power cord neatly with the self-adhesive strap.
Power outlet not
controlled by a
wall switch
Raise the antenna
for better reception.
Baby unit
power adapter
Self-adhesive strap
Baby unit
• Use only the baby unit power adapter supplied with this product. To order a
replacement, visit our website at www.vtechbabymonitors.com or call
1 (800) 595-9511. In Canada, go to www.vtechcanada.com or call
1 (800) 267-7377.
• The baby unit power adapter is intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical
or floor mount position. The prongs are not designed to hold the plug in place
if it is plugged into a ceiling, under-the-table or cabinet outlet.
• Make sure the baby unit and the power adapter cord are out of reach
of children.
Getting started
Baby unit installation options
The baby unit is ready for tabletop use. Use the provided wall mount if you
want to mount it on a wall. Make sure to test the reception and the baby unit
position before completing the wall mounting installation.
Tabletop to wall mount installation
Option 1: Use this method to fix the wall mount securely on the wall.
1. Place the wall mount on a wall and then use a pencil to mark the top two
holes as shown. Then remove the wall mount and drill two holes in the wall
(7/32” drill bit). Check for reception strength and camera angle before drilling
the holes.
2. If you drill the holes into a stud, go to step 3.
-ORIf you drill the holes into an object other than a stud, insert the wall
anchors into the holes and tap gently on the ends with a hammer until the
wall anchors are flush with the wall.
Getting started
Baby unit installation options (continued)
3. Align the wall mount and screws with the holes in the wall as shown. Make
sure to attach the screw in the middle hole first so that the wall mount
position is fixed. Then attach the other screw in the top hole.
4. Place the baby unit on the wall mount and tighten the screw into the
threaded socket at the bottom to secure the baby unit.
Getting started
Baby unit installation options (continued)
5. Bundle the power cord neatly with the self-adhesive strap. Make sure to
keep the power adapter cord away from children’s reach.
Getting started
Baby unit installation options (continued)
Option 2: Use this method so that you can relocate the baby unit with the wall
mount easily.
1. Place the wall mount on a wall and then use a pencil to mark the top and
the bottom holes as shown. Then remove the wall mount and drill two
holes in the wall (7/32” drill bit). Check for reception strength and camera
angle before drilling the holes.
2. If you drill the holes into a stud, go to step 3.
-ORIf you drill the holes into an object other than a stud, insert the wall
anchors into the holes and tap gently on the ends with a hammer until the
wall anchors are flush with the wall.
Getting started
Baby unit installation options (continued)
3. Insert the screws into the holes and tighten the screws until only 1/4 inch
of the screws are exposed.
4. Place the baby unit on the wall mount and tighten the screw into the
threaded socket at the bottom to secure the baby unit. Align the holes on
the wall mount with the screws on the wall and slide the wall mount down
until it locks into place.
Getting started
Baby unit installation options (continued)
5. Bundle the power cord neatly with the self-adhesive strap. Make sure to
keep the power adapter cord away from children’s reach.
Getting started
Baby unit overview
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1 _ Camera
2 _ Infrared LEDs
12 _ Camera angle adjustment tab
Tilt to adjust camera angle.
13 _ Speaker
Backup light for night vision.
3_
To listen to lullabies.
To listen to broadcasts from the
parent unit.
(On/off)
Press and hold to turn on or off.
4 _ Microphone
5 _ Antenna
14 _ Temperature sensor
15 _ Battery compartment cover
6 _ Light sensor
7_
(Play/stop)
16 _ Power jack
Press to play lullabies.
Press to stop playing lullabies.
8 _ + (Volume up)
Press to increase the listening volume.
9 _ - (Volume down)
Press to decrease the listening volume.
10 _
(Skip)
Press to skip to the next lullaby.
11 _ Threaded socket (1/4 in)
For installation of the provided wall
mount or a tripod (not provided).
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Getting started
Baby unit lights
(On/off)
On in red when the baby unit is powered
by batteries.
On in green when the baby unit is powered
by AC power.
On in orange when the baby unit is not
paired to the parent unit.
Flashes in red when the baby unit battery
is low.
Flashes alternately in red and green when
the baby unit is in pairing mode.
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Getting started
Add and pair a baby unit
Each newly purchased baby unit (VM301) must be paired to the
parent unit before use. Make sure you power on the baby unit and
the parent unit before pairing.
To pair a baby unit:
1. On the idle parent unit, press MENU/SELECT.
2. Press or to choose PAIR/UNPAIR CAM, then press MENU/SELECT
or .
3. Press MENU/SELECT or again to choose Pair new CAM.
4. Press or to choose a desired baby unit slot, then press MENU/SELECT.
5. When the screen displays Please press both [+] and [-] keys on CAM
side until POWER indicator flashes Red and Green light,
immediately press and hold + and - for 5 seconds on the new baby unit.
The light on the new baby unit flashes red and green alternately.
6. When pairing is successful, the screen displays the image from the newly
paired baby unit. The
light on the new baby unit turns red when it is
powered by AA batteries or turns green when it is powered by AC power.
• If pairing fails, the screen displays Pairing failed. Try the pairing
process again.
• Any new baby unit paired to an occupied baby unit slot will unpair the
current unit.
• Only one baby unit can be paired at a time.
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Getting started
Unpair a baby unit
Make sure you power on the baby unit and the parent unit before
unpairing the baby unit.
To unpair a baby unit:
1. On the idle parent unit, press MENU/SELECT.
2. Press or to choose PAIR/UNPAIR CAM, then press MENU/SELECT
or .
3. Press or to choose Unpair CAM, then press MENU/SELECT or .
4. Press or to choose a desired baby unit, then press MENU/SELECT.
5. Press when the screen displays To unpair CAM # from the system,
press [zoom] key.
6. Press MENU/SELECT when the screen displays Press [MENU/SELECT]
key to confirm.
7. When unpairing is successful, the screen displays the image of the next
paired baby unit. If there is no paired baby unit, the screen displays
No CAM paired.
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Appendix
Operating range
This product operates with the maximum power allowed by the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC). Even so, this baby unit and parent unit can communicate over only
a certain distance - which can vary with the locations of the baby unit, the parent unit,
the weather, and the layout of your home.
When the parent unit is out of range, the parent unit displays Waiting for linking...
To improve reception, move closer to the baby unit (but not less than 3 feet).
Maintenance
Taking care of your video and audio monitor
Your video and audio monitor contains sophisticated electronic parts, so it must be
treated with care.
Avoid rough treatment
Place the baby unit and parent unit down gently. Save the original packing materials to
protect your video and audio monitor if you ever need to ship it.
Avoid water
Your video and audio monitor can be damaged if it gets wet. Do not use the parent
unit and/or baby unit outdoors in the rain, or handle it with wet hands. Do not install the
video and audio monitor near a sink, bathtub or shower.
Electrical storms
Electrical storms can sometimes cause power surges harmful to electronic equipment.
For your own safety, take caution when using electrical appliances during storms.
Cleaning your video and audio monitor
Your video and audio monitor 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 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 the baby units and/or parent unit should fall into water, DO NOT RETRIEVE
IT UNTIL YOU UNPLUG THE POWER CORDS FROM THE WALL. Then pull the units out by
the unplugged cords.
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Appendix
Precautions for users of implanted cardiac pacemakers
Cardiac pacemakers (applies only to digital cordless devices):
Wireless Technology Research, LLC (WTR), an independent research entity, led a
multidisciplinary evaluation of the interference between portable wireless devices and
implanted cardiac pacemakers. Supported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,
WTR recommends to physicians that:
Pacemaker patients
• Should keep wireless devices at least six inches from the pacemaker.
• Should NOT place wireless devices directly over the pacemaker, such as in a breast
pocket, when it is turned ON.
WTR’s evaluation did not identify any risk to bystanders with pacemakers from other
persons using wireless devices.
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Appendix
Limited warranty
What does this limited warranty cover?
The manufacturer of this VTech Product warrants to the holder of a valid proof of
purchase (“Consumer” or “you”) that the Product and all accessories provided in
the sales package (“Product”) are free from defects in material and workmanship,
pursuant to the following terms and conditions, when installed and used normally and
in accordance with the Product operating instructions. This limited warranty extends
only to the Consumer for Products purchased and used in the United States of
America and Canada.
What will VTech do if the Product is not free from defects in materials and
workmanship during the limited warranty period (“Materially Defective Product”)?
During the limited warranty period, VTech’s authorized service representative will repair
or replace at VTech’s option, without charge, a Materially Defective Product. If we repair
the Product, we may use new or refurbished replacement parts. If we choose to replace
the Product, we may replace it with a new or refurbished Product of the same or similar
design. We will retain defective parts, modules, or equipment. Repair or replacement of
the Product, at VTech’s option, is your exclusive remedy. VTech will return the repaired
or replacement Products to you in working condition. You should expect the repair or
replacement to take approximately 30 days.
How long is the limited warranty period?
The limited warranty period for the Product extends for ONE (1) YEAR from the date of
purchase. If VTech repairs or replaces a Materially Defective Product under the terms
of this limited warranty, this limited warranty also applies to the repaired or replacement
Product for a period of either (a) 90 days from the date the repaired or replacement
Product is shipped to you or (b) the time remaining on the original one-year warranty;
whichever is longer.
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
1.Product that has been subjected to misuse, accident, shipping or other physical
damage, improper installation, abnormal operation or handling, neglect, inundation,
fire, water or other liquid intrusion; or
2.Product that has been damaged due to repair, alteration or modification by anyone
other than an authorized service representative of VTech; or
3.Product to the extent that the problem experienced is caused by signal conditions,
network reliability, or cable or antenna systems; or
4.Product to the extent that the problem is caused by use with non-VTech
accessories; or
5.Product whose warranty/quality stickers, product serial number plates or electronic
serial numbers have been removed, altered or rendered illegible; or
6.Product purchased, used, serviced, or shipped for repair from outside the United
States of America or Canada, or used for commercial or institutional purposes
(including but not limited to Products used for rental purposes); or
7.Product returned without a valid proof of purchase (see item 2 on the next page); or
8.Charges for installation or set up, adjustment of customer controls, and installation or
repair of systems outside the unit.
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Appendix
Limited warranty (continued)
How do you get warranty service?
To obtain warranty service in the United States of America, visit
www.vtechbabymonitors.com or call 1 (800) 595-9511. In Canada, go to
www.vtechcanada.com or call 1 (800) 267-7377. NOTE: Before calling for service,
please review the user’s manual - a check of the Product’s controls and features may
save you a service call.
Except as provided by applicable law, you assume the risk of loss or damage during
transit and transportation and are responsible for delivery or handling charges incurred
in the transport of the Product(s) to the service location. VTech will return repaired
or replaced Product under this limited warranty. Transportation, delivery or handling
charges are prepaid. VTech assumes no risk for damage or loss of the Product in
transit. If the Product failure is not covered by this limited warranty, or proof of purchase
does not meet the terms of this limited warranty, VTech will notify you and will request
that you authorize the cost of repair prior to any further repair activity. You must pay
for the cost of repair and return shipping costs for the repair of Products that are not
covered by this limited warranty.
What must you return with the Product to get warranty service?
1. Return the entire original package and contents including the Product to the VTech
service location along with a description of the malfunction or difficulty; and
2. Include a “valid proof of purchase” (sales receipt) identifying the Product purchased
(Product model) and the date of purchase or receipt; and
3. Provide your name, complete and correct mailing address, and telephone number.
Other limitations
This warranty is the complete and exclusive agreement between you and VTech. It
supersedes all other written or oral communications related to this Product. VTech
provides no other warranties for this Product. The warranty exclusively describes all of
VTech’s responsibilities regarding the Product. There are no other express warranties.
No one is authorized to make modifications to this limited warranty and you should not
rely on any such modification.
State/Provincial Law Rights: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights, which vary from state to state or province to province.
Limitations: Implied warranties, including those of fitness for a particular purpose and
merchantability (an unwritten warranty that the Product is fit for ordinary use) are limited
to one year from the date of purchase. Some states/provinces do not allow limitations
on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
In no event shall VTech be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or
similar damages (including, but not limited to lost profits or revenue, inability to use the
Product or other associated equipment, the cost of substitute equipment, and claims
by third parties) resulting from the use of this Product. Some states/provinces do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Please retain your original sales receipt as proof of purchase.
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Appendix
FCC and IC regulations
FCC Part 15
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the requirements for a Class
B digital device under Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
rules. These requirements are intended 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 to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
To ensure safety of users, the FCC has established criteria for the amount of radio
frequency energy that can be safely absorbed by a user or bystander according to the
intended usage of the product. This product has been tested and found to comply with
the FCC criteria. The baby unit shall be installed and used such that parts of the baby’s
body are maintained at a distance of approximately 8 in (20 cm) or more.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Industry Canada
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
The term ‘’IC:‘’ before the certification/registration number only signifies that the Industry
Canada technical specifications were met.
This product meets the applicable Industry Canada technical specifications.
RF radiation exposure statement
The baby unit complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. The baby unit should be installed and operated with a
minimum distance of 8 in (20 cm) between the baby unit and the baby’s body. Use of
other accessories may not ensure compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines. This
transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter. This equipment complies also with Industry Canada RSS-102 with respect
to Canada’s Health Code 6 for Exposure of Humans to RF Fields.
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Appendix
Technical specifications
Frequency control
Crystal controlled PLL synthesizer
Transmit frequency
2402 - 2478.5 MHz
Channels
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Nominal effective range
Maximum power allowed by FCC and IC. Actual
operating range may vary according to environmental
conditions at the time of use.
Power requirements
Batteries: 4 x AA alkaline batteries
Power adapter: Input: 100-120V AC 50/60Hz
Output: 6V DC @ 800mA
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