Casio TC-540 Specifications

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HANDSET FEATURES
Power Saver/Ringer On-Off
Switch (page 3)
HOLD
Mailboxes (page 21)
TALK
LO BATT
MESSAGE
BOX 1
BOX 2
BOX 3
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Volume Control (page 21)
VOLUME
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TONE
Low Battery Indicator (page 20)
Message Indicator (page 21)
3 DEF
5 JKL
Repeat (page 22)
Tone (page 19)
Screen/Play (page 21,23)
ERASE
4 GHI
REPEAT
Erase (page 23)
SKIP
AUTODIAL
Skip (page 22)
Autodial (page 19)
FLASH
Flash (page 26)
CHANNEL
Channel (page 4)
SCREEN
PLAY
SAVE
Save (page 23)
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Hold (page 26)
Talk Indicator (page 24, 25)
Talk (page 24)
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REDIAL (PAUSE)
Redial (page 26)
BASE UNIT FEATURES
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Repeat (page 11)
Save (page 13)
Skip (page 11)
On/Off (page 9)
Outgoing Message
Record (page 6,14)
Code Set/Check
(page 26)
Erase (page 12)
Ring Select Switch
(page 3)
Ringer Volume
(page 3)
Time Set (page 8)
Outgoing Message Check (page 7)
Charging Indicator (page 20)
Store (page 18)
Page (page 15)
Time (page 9)
Tone Pulse Switch
(page 3)
Volume Control (page 6)
SET/CHECK
(USE REPEAT &
SKIP TO SET)
ON/OFF
CODE
TIME
OUTGOING MESSAGE
RECORD
MEMO/CONV
REPEAT
SKIP
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AUTODIAL
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Display/Message
Counter (page 10)
New Message On/Off
Indicators (page 9)
Mailboxes (page 6,10,12,13)
Line In Use
Speakerphone with
Indicator (page 5)
Indicator (page 15)
Memo/Conversation (page 15)
Autodial (page 18,19)
Tone (page 19)
Flash (page 17)
Redial
(page 17)
Play Speed (page 11)
Hold
(page
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Microphone (page 6,15)
Pause (page 20)
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Technical Specifications
FCC Registration No:
Frequency Control: Crystal
Operation Mode: FM
Ringer Equivalence:
Jack: RJ11
Transmit Frequency
Handset:
Base Unit:
Power Source
Handset: Replaceable NiCad Batteries
Base Unit: AC9V 600mA
Battery Life
Standby: 7 days
Talk: 6 hours
Recharging Time: 12-15 hours (with power off)
The TC-540 is hearing aid compatible.
Receive Frequency
Handset:
Base Unit:
U.S. Pats.
4,120,583
4,121,284
4,371,923
4,396,976
4,531,182
4,686,622
4,825,364
4,829,419
4,896,260
4,942,516
Design and specifications subject to change
without notice.
CASIO PHONEMATE, INC.
20665 Manhattan Place
Torrance, CA 90501
M1S1 4/96
Printed in Malaysia
38 TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INITIAL SETUP
Important Safety Instructions .. 1
Installation .............................. 2
Power Saver/Ringer Switch .... 3
Ringer Volume Switch ............ 3
Ring Select Switch ................. 3
Tone/Pulse Switch ................. 3
Important Cordless Telephone
Information .......................... 4
Operating Information ............. 5
Mailboxes ............................... 6
Record an Outgoing Message 6
Pre-recorded Outgoing
Message ............................. 7
Check your Outgoing
Message ............................. 7
Set Time & Day Stamp ........... 8
MESSAGES - Base Unit
On/Off ..................................... 9
Talking Clock .......................... 9
New Message On/Off
Indicators ........................... 9
Message Counter ................. 10
Call Screening ...................... 10
Play Messages ..................... 10
Variable Speed Playback ..... 11
Repeat Message .................. 11
Skip Backwards .................... 11
Skip Forwards ...................... 11
Pause Message Playback .... 12
Replay All Messages ............ 12
Automatic Save .................... 12
Erase Individual Messages .. 12
Erase All Messages .............. 12
Save All Messages ............... 13
Answering a Call During
Message Playback ............ 13
Message Forwarding Between
Mailboxes .......................... 13
Distinctive Ring .................... 14
Confidential Personal
Message ........................... 14
Confidential Personal
Message Record ............... 14
Memo Record ....................... 15
Conversation Record ............ 15
Play, Save & Erase Memos or
Conversations ................... 15
Paging the Handset from the
Base Unit .......................... 16
SPEAKERPHONE
Maximizing the Benefits of the
Speakerphone ................... 16
Speakerphone ...................... 16
Placing a Call on Hold .......... 17
To Take a Call Off Hold ........ 17
Last Number Redial .............. 17
Flash .................................... 17
AUTODIAL
Storing Autodial Numbers .... 18
Using Autodial
from the Handset .............. 19
Using Autodial
from the Base Unit ............ 19
Tone/Pulse Mixed Dialing ..... 19
Programmable Pauses ......... 20
HANDSET OPERATION
Charging the Batteries .......... 20
Handset Low Battery
Indicator ............................ 20
Handset Message Waiting
Indicator ............................ 21
Handset Volume Control ...... 21
TELEPHONE
OPERATION
Alarm .................................... 24
Standby Mode ...................... 24
To Place a Call ..................... 25
Dialing a Wrong Number ...... 25
To Receive a Call ................. 25
Hold ...................................... 26
Redial ................................... 26
Flash .................................... 26
REMOTE OPERATION
Program your Remote Access
Code ................................. 27
Check Remote Access Code 28
Retrieve Messages ............... 28
Remote Voice Menu ............. 28
Select another Mailbox ......... 29
Repeat Messages ................ 29
Skip Backwards .................... 29
Skip Forward ........................ 29
Replay Messages ................. 30
Save All Messages ............... 30
Erase All Messages .............. 30
Record a Message ............... 30
Record a New Outgoing
Messages ......................... 31
Remote Turn On .................. 31
Full Tape Message Retrieval 31
MESSAGES - Handset
ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
Retrieve Messages from the
Handset ............................ 21
Repeat Messages ................ 22
Skip Backwards .................... 22
Skip Forwards ...................... 22
Replay All Messages ............ 23
Save Messages .................... 23
Erase Messages .................. 23
Automatic Save .................... 23
Call Screening ...................... 23
Answer a Call During
Playback ........................... 24
Battery Backup ..................... 32
Low Battery Indicator on the
Base Unit .......................... 32
Installing a 9V Battery .......... 32
Two-Line Installation ............ 32
Multi-Line Installation ............ 32
Cleaning ............................... 33
Battery Installation ................ 33
Limited Warranty .................. 34
Troubleshooting .................... 35
FCC Requirements ............... 36
Accessory Order Form ......... 37
GENERAL
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ACCESSORIES
37
To order accessories for your TC-540 answering machine, simply cut out this
order form, fill in the appropriate information and send it with payment (check,
money order or credit card information) to:
CASIO PHONEMATE Parts Department
8805 Kelso Drive
Baltimore, MD 21221
or Call: 1-800-322-9995
Description
Part No.
Price
Lightning Arrestor - Helps protect telephone answering machines
from damage caused by lightning strikes to the telephone line.
Recommended for areas prone to electrical storms.
2700140
$19.95
Rechargeable Battery Pack - For Model TC-540.
3201010
$15.00
AC Adapter - For Model TC-540.
1601061
$13.50
Touchtone Dialer - Activates the beeperless remote operation in
areas where true touchtone is not available or from cellular phones.
2001018
$19.95
Modular Duplex T-Adapter - Converts a single modular telephone
jack to a double jack.
2700156
$5.95
Modular Two Line T-Adapter - Splits one RJ14 two line jack into
two RJ11 single line jacks.
2700135
$5.95
A+A1 Light Control - When using this answering machine with a
business phone system, this accessory enables the in-use indicator
at a receptionist's console to light when the phone is off-hook.
2701180
$6.95
VISA and Master Card orders ONLY call toll free 1-800-322-9995 or use
this form to order. CASIO PHONEMATE, Parts Dept., 8805 Kelso Drive,
Baltimore, MD 21221
Enclosed is my check/money order for the total amount.
Please charge my credit card.
Card No.
VISA
MasterCard
Expiration Date
Qty.
Total
Subtotal
CA & MD residents
add applicable
sales tax
All orders add
shipping and
handling
$3.50
Total
Name ______________________________________________________________
Street Address _______________________________________________________
City ___________________________ State __________ Zip Code ______________
Signature ______________________________ Telephone ____________________
Please fill in the quantity and total price of the items that you are requesting. Figure the total and send a check or money order
for the proper amount. We do not accept C.O.D. orders. Allow 15 working days for delivery. Prices subject to change without
notice. Returns subject to 20% restocking charge upon approval.
FCC REQUIREMENTS
36 USER INSTRUCTIONS
GENERAL
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1. This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. On the bottom of this equipment is a label
that contains, among other information, the FCC registration number and Ringer Equivalence Number
(REN) for this equipment. If requested, provide this information to your telephone company.
2. The REN is useful to determine the quantity of devices you may connect to your telephone line and
still have all of those devices ring when your number is called. In most, but not all areas, the sum of
the RENs of all devices should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices you may
connect to your line, as determined by the REN, you should call your local telephone company to
determine the maximum REN for your calling area.
3. If your answering machine causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may
discontinue your service temporarily. If possible, they will notify you in advance. But if advance notice
isn't practical, you will be notified as soon as possible. You will be advised of your right to file a
complaint with the FCC.
4. Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures
that could affect the proper operation of your equipment. If they do, you will be given advance notice
so as to give you an opportunity to maintain uninterrupted service.
5. If there is a problem with this unit, the telephone company may ask you to disconnect this equipment
from the network until the problem has been corrected or you are sure that the equipment is not
malfunctioning.
6. Repairs can only be made by the manufacturer or an authorized service agency. Unauthorized
repairs void registration and warranty. Contact seller or manufacturer for details of permissible userperformed routine repairs, and where and how to have other than routine repairs made.
7. This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone company. Connection to
party lines is subject to state tariffs. (Contact your state public utility commission or corporation
commission for information.)
Jack: RJ11 Ringer Equivalence:
CASIO PHONEMATE, Inc. 20665 Manhattan Place, Torrance, CA 90501
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to 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 to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
λ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
λ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
λ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
λ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Some cordless telephones operate at frequencies that may cause interference 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 a TV or VCR; and, if interference is experienced, moving the cordless telephone farther away
from the TV or VCR will often reduce or eliminate the interference.
Any changes made by the user not approved by CASIO PHONEMATE can void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
GENERAL
TROUBLESHOOTING 35
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After several attempts the TC-540 will not
operate properly.
Recorded messages are cut off.
The TC-540 is designed to disconnect from
the line after a caller stops talking. Calls may
be cut off if a four second pause is detected, if
the caller does not speak loud enough, or if
the message is less than four seconds.
The TC-540 does not respond when you
enter your remote access code during the
outgoing message.
Try re-entering the correct code after the beep.
Between messages there is an operator
recording or a beep and dial tone.
The caller has hung up without leaving a
message. A shorter outgoing message will
reduce the frequency of these recordings.
You have more than one telephone
number and are experiencing difficulty.
See Multi-Line Installation, page 32.
There is no sound during playback.
Check and adjust the volume control.
“Lb” flashes in the display or LO BATT
on the handset lights.
"Lb" or the LO BATT INDICATOR on the
handset alerts you to install or replace the 9V
battery used for battery backup.
To reset the TC-540, unplug the AC
ADAPTER PLUG from the back of the TC-540
for 10 seconds and remove the battery (if one
is installed). The outgoing and incoming
messages, time/day stamp and remote code
will be lost. Re-record the outgoing messages,
set the time and day, and the remote code.
If this action does not fix the problem, call the
CASIO PHONEMATE Helpline. CASIO
PHONEMATE’S helpline staff can often
resolve problems or recommend repair service
when needed.
Unless you live close to a CASIO
PHONEMATE Service Center, you may be
required to mail a product to CASIO
PHONEMATE for repair. To mail the product
to the service center you should:
1. Package the unit in its original box or a
comparable package.
2. Include a clear and specific explanation of
the problem.
3. Include your name, address, and phone
number.
4. Provide a legible photocopy of the dated
store receipt for warranty purposes.
FACTORY SERVICE CENTERS
20665 Manhattan Place
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 328-6453
The unit does not automatically stop
playing the outgoing message or
recording a message when an extension
phone is picked up.
Briefly press and release the hook-switch on
the extension phone.
8805 Kelso Drive
Baltimore, MD 21221
(410) 391-0974
EXTRA HELP
Should you have additional questions,
please call CASIO PHONEMATE's Help
Line at (310) 320-9810 (West Coast) or
(410) 686-2885 (East Coast) for assistance.
GENERAL
34 LIMITED WARRANTY
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IMPORTANT!
SALES SLIP OR EVIDENCE OF PURCHASE DATE REQUIRED
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights; you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
The limited warranty is extended only to the original consumer of a CASIO PHONEMATE
product and is valid only with respect to consumers within the United States of America and
Canada. Subject to the following conditions, should this product prove defective by reason of
improper workmanship of material:
During the period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase, CASIO PHONEMATE will
repair or, at its option, replace the product without charge for parts or labor. If CASIO
PHONEMATE elects to replace the product, such replacement may be accomplished with a
factory-reconditioned unit.
This limited warranty does not apply: (a) to any product damaged by accident, misuse, improper
line voltage, lightning, fire, water, or other acts of nature, (b) if the product is altered or repaired
by anyone other than CASIO PHONEMATE, INC. or one of its authorized warranty stations or if
the FCC-approved connector plugs are removed. This limited warranty does not cover tapes or
broken or marred cabinets.
Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, all implied warranties made by CASIO
PHONEMATE in connection with this product are limited in duration to a period of one (1) year
from the date of original purchase, and no warranties, whether expressed or implied, shall apply
to this product after said period.
Should this product prove defective in workmanship or material, the consumer’s sole remedies
shall be such repair or replacement as is herein-above provided. Under no circumstances shall
CASIO PHONEMATE be liable for any loss or damage, direct, consequential, or incidental
arising out of the use of or inability to use this product.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusion may not
apply to you.
In order to obtain warranty service, you must provide evidence of purchase date. For your convenience, keep the dealer’s dated bill of sale or delivery ticket as evidence of the purchase date.
To obtain the name of the authorized CASIO PHONEMATE service facility,
call CASIO PHONEMATE ’s HelpLine at
(410) 686-2885 or (310) 320-9810.
If you live in an area that is highly susceptible to electrical storms, you may want to purchase a
Lightning Arrestor. The Lightning Arrestor attaches to your answering machine and if lightning
causes a surge through your phone line, the arrestor will help suppress the surge of electricity
which may cause damage to your unit.
To purchase your Lightning Arrestor, use the attached Accessory Order Form or call CASIO
PHONEMATE ’s Parts Department toll free: 1-800-322-9995.
FACTORY
SERVICE
CENTERS
20665 Manhattan Place
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 328-6453
8805 Kelso Drive
Baltimore, MD 21221
(410) 391-0974
CLEANING &
BATTERY INSTALLATION
Clean the battery charging contacts on the base
unit and the handset with a soft cloth once a
month. Clean the antenna, and the plastic
cabinet of the base unit and the handset, with a
soft cloth only. Do not use excess water or
cleaning liquid of any kind.
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BATTERY
INSTALLATION
CLEANING THE TC-540
CAUTION: Disconnect the TC-540 from the
power outlet before cleaning.
GENERAL
THIS UNIT IS SHIPPED WITH THE
HANDSET BATTERY PACK
INSTALLED.
If it becomes necessary to replace the battery
pack:
1
2
3
4
Press down on the battery compartment
cover and slide it toward the bottom of
the handset.
Install the new battery pack with the red
wire on the right side of the black wire
(see drawing.)
Replace the battery cover by sliding it up
from the bottom.
Place the handset in the base unit and
charge the battery pack for 12-15 hours.
WARNING: Use only NiCad
Rechargeable Battery Pack
(3.6 volts 250 - 300 mAh.)
Red Wire
Black Wire
POWER FAILURE & TWO
32 LINE INSTALLATION
GENERAL
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BATTERY BACKUP
Install one 9 volt (9V) battery to protect your
outgoing and incoming messages and any
programmed information (i.e. time/day stamp)
during a power failure. (The 9V battery is not
included.)
LOW BATTERY
INDICATOR ON THE
BASE UNIT
TWO-LINE
INSTALLATION
Two-line installations may require a two-line
T-Adapter for your machine to operate correctly.
The T-Adapter allows you to connect your
machine to Line 1 or Line 2. The TC-540 will
only answer one line.
OI
X
ES
3V
If there is a power failure, the battery saves your
outgoing messages, incoming messages, and
time/day setting until the battery is depleted. If
the battery power is low, “Lb” will flash in the
display.
MAILBO
CE
Lb
INSTALLING A 9V
BATTERY
To protect your messages and programmed
information during a power failure or to replace
the battery when “Lb” appears in the display:
1
2
3
Turn the TC-540 over and remove the
battery cover.
Install a 9V alkaline battery. Make sure
the battery is connected correctly.
Replace the cover. The battery
connection will not be activated until the
cover is replaced.
MULTI-LINE
INSTALLATION
Installations with more than two lines, such as a
business phone system, may require a separate
RJ11 jack for answering machines. Please
contact your telephone equipment provider for
additional information.
You can use the TC-540 as an extension phone
on a business phone system, but some systems
will require that you install an A+A1 Adapter to
light the in-use indicator on the receptionist’s
console. See the accessory order form on the
last page of this owner’s guide to order an A+A1
Adapter.
REMOTE
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31
RECORD A NEW
OUTGOING MESSAGE
MESSAGE RETRIEVAL
WHEN MEMORY IS FULL
Change your outgoing message from a remote
location.
If the TC-540’s
memory is full, you
will hear three
short beeps after
your outgoing
message. To
retrieve messages
remotely when the
TC-540’s memory
is full:
1
5
2
3
I'm full!
Enter 5 on the touchtone keypad to
record your new outgoing message for
the selected mailbox. You will hear:
After the tone,
begin
speaking.
JKL
Press
5 when finished.
The new outgoing message plays. You
will hear the remote menu again. Select
another option or hang up.
1
ENTER your 3-digit remote access
code within 2 seconds after the outgoing
message begins or during the three
beeps.
2
3
Follow the instructions on page 28 for
remote message retrieval.
After listening to messages, press
the keypad to erase them.
3
REMOTE TURN ON
If you leave your home or office without turning
on your TC-540, you can do so from any
telephone.
1
Call and let your phone ring 15 times or
more. The TC-540 will turn on and you
will hear the outgoing message and the
beep.
DEF
3 on
REMOTE
30 REMOTE OPERATION
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REPLAY MESSAGES
Replay all messages for the selected mailbox
from a remote location.
1
Press 1 on a touchtone keypad. You will
hear:
I will replay
messages.
1
2
3
All messages in the selected mailbox will
play.
You may select another option or hang
up and the TC-540 will automatically
save messages.
SAVE ALL MESSAGES
If you do not erase
messages in the
selected mailbox,
the TC-540 will
automatically save
them when you
hang up.
1
Press 2 on a touchtone keypad within 7
seconds after the voice menu ends. You
will hear:
2
2
I will save
messages.
ERASE ALL MESSAGES
1
Press 3 on a touchtone keypad after
hearing:
3
2
3
4
End of
Messages
DEF
You will hear:
I will erase
messages.
If you change your mind and want to save
messages in the selected mailbox, press
2 on the keypad.
Select another option or hang up.
RECORD A MESSAGE
Record a message for a household member
from a remote location.
1
4
Enter 4 on the touchtone keypad to
record a new message for the selected
mailbox.
Record a new
message, enter 4
when finished.
GHI
ABC
Select another option or hang up.
2
After the tone, begin speaking. Press 4
when you finish speaking.
REMOTE
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29
TO SELECT ANOTHER
MAILBOX
To select another mailbox during the remote
menu:
1
REPEAT MESSAGES
1
*
Press
once to repeat the current
message.
*
Press on a touchtone keypad.
You will hear:
*
Enter mailbox.
*
2
Enter 1, 2, or 3. You will hear:
2
3
SKIP BACKWARDS
1
*
Press
twice to skip backward to
previous messages.
You have five
messages in
MAILBOX 2.
*
ABC
The TC-540 will play messages for the
selected mailbox.
NOTE: The key followed by a mailbox number (1, 2, or 3)
is used to select a mailbox either before remote message
retrieval or during the voice menu. Press the key during
remote message playback to repeat a message.
*
*
Hello June,
please give me
a call...
Saturday,
10:05 a.m.
SKIP FORWARD
You can skip forward through messages.
NOTE: The key followed by a mailbox number (1, 2, or 3)
is used to select a mailbox either before remote message
retrieval or during the voice menu. Press the key during
remote message playback to repeat a message. See page
29.
*
*
1
Press # once to skip forward to the next
message.
#
REMOTE
28 REMOTE OPERATION
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TO CHECK THE
REMOTE ACCESS CODE
1
Press
SET/CHECK CODE once.
SET/CHECK
CODE
2
A synthesized voice will announce the
remote access code.
Call the answering machine from most cellular,
pay, or touchtone telephones. After entering the
remote code, the TC-540 will automatically
access messages in MAILBOX 1 unless another
mailbox is selected. To select another mailbox,
press
and a mailbox number (2 or 3).
*
ENTER your 3-digit access code
approximately two seconds after the
outgoing message begins. NOTE: If the
TC-540 does not respond when you enter your code,
try again after the beep.
Depending on the number of messages,
you will hear:
You have four
messages in
MAILBOX 1.
After all messages have played you will
hear, “End of messages.” Select another
option or hang up. NOTE: Hang up anytime to
TIME
REMOTE MESSAGE
RETRIEVAL
2
Your messages will be played.
cancel Message Playback. The TC-540 will
automatically save all messages, unless you choose
to erase them.
4-7-6
1
3
4
You have no
messages in
MAILBOX 1.
REMOTE VOICE MENU
After message playback, the TC-540 lists the
remote menu. You can select a remote option
for the selected mailbox or hang up to save
messages.
Enter 1 to replay.
Enter 2 to save.
Enter 3 to erase.
Enter 4 to record a message.
Enter 5 to record a greeting.
Enter to select mailbox.
(Press 1, 2 or 3 to
select a mailbox.)
*
REMOTE
REMOTE OPERATION
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27
You can use Remote Operation from most
touchtone or cellular phones to retrieve, replay,
erase and save messages or to record new
outgoing messages in each of the three
mailboxes.
If you call from a rotary or pulse telephone, use
Casio Phonemate’s Touchtone Dialer. Use the
accessory order form on page 37 to order one.
1
AB
2
GH
4
TO PROGRAM YOUR
REMOTE ACCESS CODE
The remote code is the same for all three
mailboxes. The TC-540 is shipped with the code
set to 1-2-3. Make sure the unit is turned on.
1
I
7
C
DE
3
JKL
5
PR
S
*
8
F
MN
6
TU
V
O
WX
9
0
Y
#
3
Lift the lid under the handset and press
SET/CHECK CODE. The current 3digit access code will be announced.
Press SKIP to advance or REPEAT to
reverse the number. Press SET/
CHECK CODE again when the desired
first digit appears in the display. You will
hear:
SKIP
SET/CHECK
Set code 2.
+
CODE
TIME
1-2-3
Press code
set.
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
ES
3V
2
Press SET/CHECK CODE again. The
first digit appears in the display. You will
hear:
01
Set code 1.
4
5
Press SKIP or REPEAT to change
the second digit.
Press SET/CHECK
You will hear:
CODE again.
Set code 3.
6
7
Press SKIP or REPEAT to change the
third digit.
Press SET/CHECK CODE again.
A synthesized voice will announce the
remote access code.
4-7-6
HANDSET
26 TELEPHONE OPERATION
PAGE
PLACE A CALL ON
HOLD
NOTE: If a call has been on hold for 5 minutes, it will
automatically be disconnected.
HOLD
The TC-540 remembers the last number you
dialed.
1
Pick up the handset and press REDIAL
(PAUSE). The TC-540 will automatically
redial the number.
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
REDIAL (PAUSE)
ES
3V
1
Press HOLD. “hd” appears in the display.
LAST NUMBER REDIAL
hd
FLASH
TO TAKE A CALL OFF
HOLD
There are 4 ways to take a call off
1
HOLD.
If you subscribe to a call waiting service and
you receive another call while using the phone,
press FLASH to answer the second call.
Press FLASH again to return to the first call.
Flash may also be used on a business phone
system (CENTREX, PBX) for transferring calls.
Press HOLD again.
FLASH
HOLD
HOLD
OR
1
SCREEN
PLAY
TALK
Press SPEAKERPHONE.
LO BATT
MESSAGE
BOX 1
BOX 2
BOX 3
1
2
3 DEF
ABC
SPEAKERPHONE
SAVE
OR
1
OR
1
Press TALK on the handset.
ERASE
4 GHI
5 JKL
6MNO
7 PRS
8 TUV
9WXY
0 OPER
#
SKIP
REPEAT
TALK
*
TONE
VOLUME
Pick up any extension phone that is
connected to the same line.
AUTODIAL
CHANNEL
FLASH
REDIAL (PAUSE)
HANDSET
PAGE
25
TO PLACE A CALL
1
Pick up the handset and press
TALK.
TO RECEIVE A CALL
1
When the phone rings, pick up the
cordless handset and press TALK or
press SPEAKERPHONE. Speak to
the caller.
TALK
TALK
2
Wait for dial tone and dial the phone
number. NOTE: The CHARGING and LINE IN-
3
To hang up, press TALK or return the
handset to the base unit. NOTE: When you
USE INDICATORS on the base light to show the
handset is in use.
2
To hang up, press TALK on the
handset or return the handset to the
base unit.
return the handset to the base unit, you are hanging
up the phone (Standby Mode.) The TC-540 is now
ready to receive a call and the Charging Indicator
lights to show the battery is charging.
HOLD
SCREEN
PLAY
TALK
IF YOU DIALED A
WRONG NUMBER
LO BATT
MESSAGE
BOX 1
BOX 2
BOX 3
1
2 ABC
3 DEF
SAVE
ERASE
4 GHI
5 JKL
6MNO
7 PRS
8 TUV
9WXY
SKIP
REPEAT
*
1
Press TALK twice (“off” and “on.”) Wait
for dial tone and dial the correct number.
TONE
VOLUME
0 OPER
AUTODIAL
CHANNEL
TALK
#
FLASH
REDIAL (PAUSE)
HANDSET
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PAGE
ANSWER A CALL
DURING PLAYBACK
If a call comes in while you are playing your
messages through the handset, the answering
machine will not answer the call, but your phone
will ring.
1
Press TALK to answer the incoming
call.
TALK
2
3
To hang up and continue listening to
your messages, press TALK.
Press PLAY.
The TC-540 cordless handset
operates like any other
telephone handset. You can
use it in the yard, at the pool,
at the mailbox, or any place
within the operating range of
the base unit. If you move out
of the base unit’s operating
range, you will hear a warning
tone. Move closer to the base
unit to deactivate the alarm. If
you remain out of range for
too long, the TC-540 will
disconnect from the line.
If the handset loses its
security code you will also hear an alarm tone.
To reset this security code place the handset in
the base unit for a few seconds. Pick up the
handset and try your call again.
Interference from other appliances may also
cause the alarm to sound. To prevent
interference, move the base unit to another
location and fully extend the base unit antenna.
SCREEN
PLAY
4
ALARM
Press a MAILBOX BUTTON. You
will hear a confirmation tone and
BOX 1
1
Hello, you have
one message in
mailbox 1.
5
After listening to messages, press
PLAY once or wait 7 seconds to exit
the retrieval mode.
6
Repeat steps 3 - 5 to listen to messages
in other mailboxes.
STANDBY MODE
When the handset is in the TALK mode and is
returned to the base unit, it will automatically
return to the “Standby” mode and disconnect the
call. It is not necessary to press TALK to
disconnect the call. In the “Standby Mode” the
INDICATORS will not be lit.
TALK
HANDSET
PAGE
(continued)
23
REPLAY ALL
MESSAGES
1
Press REPEAT after the last message
is played.
REPEAT
*
CALL SCREENING
When the phone
rings, the TC-540 will
answer the call. You
may use the handset
to screen your phone
calls.
TONE
SAVE MESSAGES
Messages will be saved within 7 seconds after
you hear the last message. The TC-540 will
automatically reset to answer new calls, after
saving messages.
1
Press
SAVE (4 on the handset keypad.)
SAVE
4 GHI
I will save
messages.
1
2
Messages may be erased within 7 seconds after
hearing the last message.
Press ERASE (6 on the handest
keypad.)
ERASE
6MNO
INDICATOR
Press SCREEN/PLAY to listen from
the cordless handset. You will hear the
TC-540 play your outgoing message and
your caller leave a message.
SCREEN
ERASE
1
Be sure a MESSAGE
on the base unit is on.
PLAY
3
To speak to the caller, press TALK. The
unit will stop recording. NOTE: DO NOT press
ON/OFF on the base unit as you may disconnect your
caller.
I will erase
messages.
TALK
AUTOMATIC SAVE
If you do not press SAVE or ERASE while
listening to messages or after hearing, “End of
Messages”, the TC-540 will automatically save
all messages.
4
To hang up, press TALK or return the
handset to the base unit.
HANDSET
22 PLAYING MESSAGES
PAGE
REPEAT
You can repeat the current message. The
message number will appear in the display.
1
Press REPEAT
current message.
* once to repeat the
REPEAT
*
TONE
SKIP BACKWARD
HOLD
SCREEN
PLAY
TALK
LO BATT
MESSAGE
BOX 1
BOX 2
BOX 3
1
2 ABC
3 DEF
SAVE
5 JKL
6MNO
7 PRS
8 TUV
9WXY
VOLUME
0 OPER
AUTODIAL
CHANNEL
#
FLASH
REDIAL (PAUSE)
Press REPEAT
twice to skip
backward to previous messages. Press
REPEAT each time you want to skip
backward through a message.
*
REPEAT
*
TONE
SKIP FORWARD
SKIP
REPEAT
TONE
1
ERASE
4 GHI
*
Skip backward message by message. The
message number will be announced.
You can skip forward through messages. The
message number will be announced.
1
Press SKIP # once to skip forward to the
next message.
SKIP
#
HANDSET
PLAYING MESSAGES
HANDSET MESSAGE
WAITING INDICATOR
In the “Standby Mode,” if you have messages,
the MESSAGE INDICATOR flashes for 7
seconds after the handset is used. (In the
“Standby Mode” the TALK INDICATOR
is not lit.)
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21
RETRIEVE MESSAGES
FROM HANDSET
You can play messages through the handset.
Make sure the handset is in the Standby mode
and the base unit is “on.”
1
Press SCREEN/PLAY.
SCREEN
PLAY
MESSAGE
2
Press a MAILBOX BUTTON (1, 2,
or 3.) You will hear a confirmation tone
and
Hello, you have
one message in
mailbox 1.
BOX 1
HANDSET VOLUME
CONTROL
Press VOLUME to change
the volume level of the
handset during a
conversation. Press
VOLUME up to four times
to increase the sound level.
Press VOLUME a fifth
time and the sound level
returns to normal. The
volume control automatically
returns to the lowest level
after each phone call.
VOLUME
1
3
4
After listening to the messages, press
PLAY once or wait 7 seconds to exit
the retrieval mode.
Repeat steps 1 - 3 to listen to messages
in other mailboxes. The TC-540 play your
messages along with the time/day stamp.
NOTE: If you hang up during handset message
retrieval, all messages will be saved.
Hi,this is
Bob...
Wednesday,
4:37 p.m.
PROGRAMMABLE PAUSE &
BATTERIES
BOTH
PAGE
20
CHARGING THE
BATTERIES
PROGRAMMABLE
PAUSE
Pause is convenient for use on a business
telephone system (i.e.: PBX) when an 8 or 9
must be dialed to reach an outside phone line.
This feature can also be used for a long
distance service (i.e.: MCI) where you have to
wait for a second dial tone before you continue
dialing.
1
2
Follow instructions on page 18 for storing
autodial numbers.
Press HOLD/PAUSE on the base unit
when a pause is required. Each pause is 2
seconds in length and counts as one digit
in the autodial memory.
Example: 9 PAUSE 1 2 1 3 5 5 5 1 2 1 2
HOLD
PAUSE
HOLD
SCREEN
PLAY
TALK
LO BATT
MESSAGE
BOX 1
BOX 2
BOX 3
1
2
3 DEF
ABC
SAVE
ERASE
4 GHI
5 JKL
6MNO
7 PRS
8 TUV
9WXY
SKIP
REPEAT
*
TONE
VOLUME
0 OPER
AUTODIAL
#
FLASH
Charge the cordless handset batteries for 12-15
hours before using the handset for the first time.
The handset is always charging while it is in the
base unit and cannot be overcharged.
1
2
Check the AC Adapter to see that it is
connected correctly.
Place the handset in the base unit. The
CHARGING INDICATOR on the
base unit lights to indicate the TC-540 is
charging.
CHARGING
HANDSET LOW
BATTERY INDICATOR
When the battery pack needs recharging, the
LOW BATTERY INDICATOR (LO BATT)
on the handset will flash. You may also notice a
reduction in the quality of your cordless handset
communications. Return the cordless handset to
the base unit when the LO BATT indicator is
flashing.
LO BATT
NOTE: The batteries can be recharged many times, but if you
get a low battery indication even after 12-15 hours of charging,
you should replace the battery pack.
BATTERIES - The TC-540 is
shipped with the handset battery
pack installed. If it becomes
necessary to remove or replace
the batteries see page 32.
BOTH
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19
USING AUTODIAL
FROM THE HANDSET
1
Press
2
Press
TALK.
TALK
AUTODIAL.
AUTODIAL
3
Press an autodial station number you
wish to dial (0-9 on the keypad).
USING AUTODIAL
FROM THE BASE UNIT
1
Press SPEAKERPHONE.
SPEAKERPHONE
2
Press
AUTODIAL.
AUTODIAL
3
Press the autodial station number you
wish to dial (0-9 on the keypad). The
TC-540 will dial your number
automatically.
TONE/PULSE MIXED
DIALING
The TC-540 should be set to PULSE (see
page 3.) If you live in a pulse or rotary dialing
area, you can use TONE to access a long
distance service (i.e. Sprint or MCI), bank by
phone, or any other service that requires
touchtone dialing. Press TONE
to
temporarily change from pulse to tone mode
after the line is connected.
*
1
2
Dial your local telephone number and
wait for the line to connect. (You dialed
your call in pulse mode.)
Press
* on the handset or base keypad.
REPEAT
*
3
4
TONE
Dial the tone numbers. This could be a
special service or access number.
Hang up and the TC-540 automatically
returns to the pulse mode.
BASE
18 AUTODIAL
PAGE
STORING AUTODIAL
NUMBERS
You may store up to 10 of your most frequently
dialed numbers in autodial memory. Autodial
station numbers can be up to 16 digits each. To
store autodial numbers, the AC ADAPTER must
be connected correctly. Numbers may only be
stored at the base unit.
1
Press STORE (under the lid in the
handset cradle).
STORE
2
Enter one of the telephone numbers you
want to store in the autodial memory by
dialing it on the keypad. You will hear a
confirmation tone after entering each digit.
3
AUTODIAL.
Press
OUTGOING MESSAGE
STORE
CHECK
CHARGING
MEMO/CONV
ABC
1
PAGE
LINE IN USE
DEF
2
1
5
6
7
8
AUTODIAL
RECORD
4
TIME
AUTODIAL
3
Press a keypad number (0-9) as the
autodial location for that number.
Press STORE.
Repeat steps 1-5 to store up to 10
autodial numbers.
To exit the programming mode any time
during programming, press STORE or
wait 10 seconds. You will hear a double
beep when the TC-540 exits the
programming mode.
Write the names and telephone numbers
of the people whose numbers you have
stored on the TC-540’s autodial index
(located in the handset cradle.)
NOTES:
To relocate your TC-540, unplug the AC ADAPTER from the
wall outlet and install the unit at a new location. If a 9 volt
battery is installed, the autodial memory, message count, and
time/day stamp will be saved for 1 hour during a power failure.
You can store important emergency numbers in autodial
memory (police, fire, medical 911 for example) but Casio
Phonemate assumes no responsibility for this feature. When
programming and/or making test calls to emergency numbers,
remain on the line and briefly explain to the dispatcher the
reason for the call. Perform such activities in off peak hours,
such as early morning or late evenings.
BASE
NE
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17
PLACE A CALL ON
HOLD
1
Press HOLD. “hd” appears in the
display. NOTE: If a call has been on hold for 5
minutes, it will automatically be disconnected.
PAUSE
hd
There are 4 ways to take a call off
1
Press SPEAKERPHONE.
SPEAKERPHONE
2
Press REDIAL. The TC-540 will
automatically redial the number using the
speakerphone.
REDIAL
HOLD.
HOLD again.
HOLD
FLASH
PAUSE
OR
1
1
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
TO TAKE A CALL OFF
HOLD
Press
The TC-540 remembers the last number you
dialed.
ES
3V
HOLD
LAST NUMBER REDIAL
Press SPEAKERPHONE.
SPEAKERPHONE
FLASH
OR
1
OR
1
Press
TALK on the handset.
TALK
Pick up any extension phone that is
connected to the same line.
If you subscribe to a call waiting service and you
receive another call while using the phone, press
FLASH to answer the second call. Press
FLASH again to return to the first call.
Flash may also be used on a business phone
system (CENTREX, PBX) for transferring calls.
BASE
16 PAGING & SPEAKERPHO
PAGE
PAGING THE HANDSET
FROM THE BASE UNIT
SPEAKERPHONE
The speakerphone allows you to place calls and
conduct conversations without using the
handset.
To page the handset from the base unit, the
handset must be in the “Standby” mode (the
TALK INDICATOR is not lit.)
1
1
Press PAGE on the base unit. You will
hear the handset ring, if the ringer switch
is ON.
Press SPEAKERPHONE.
SPEAKERPHONE
PAGE
2
3
4
5
HONE
KERP
SPEA
PAGE
MAXIMIZING THE
BENEFITS OF THE
SPEAKERPHONE
ν
ν
ν
One person at a time should speak while
using the speakerphone.
Reduce or eliminate background noise such
as radio or television.
Do not use an extension phone and
speakerphone at the same time.
Adjust the VOLUME CONTROL
(located on the right side.) NOTE: The volume
over the phone line is automatically adjusted.
Enter the telephone number on the
keypad if you are placing a call.
Speak into the microphone. You will hear
the outside party through the speaker.
Press SPEAKERPHONE again to
hang up.
TIME
25 CHANNEL CORDLESS ● TAPELESS / ALL DIGITAL
DEF
AUTODIAL
3
MNO
FLASH
6
WXY
REDIAL
9
HOLD
#
SPEAKERPHONE
PAUSE
MEMO/CONVERSATION
RECORD
1
Press
MEMO/CONV.
MEMO/CONV
15
TO RECORD A
CONVERSATION
TO RECORD A MEMO
You can record a memo for another household
member or as a reminder for yourself. A memo
can be recorded up to 5 minutes in length and
played at the machine or in remote operation.
The memo will be stamped with the time and
day it was recorded.
BASE
PAGE
The TC-540 allows you to record important
telephone conversations while using the
speakerphone. The conversation will be
stamped with the time and day. A conversation
cannot be recorded from an extension phone.
1
Press MEMO/CONV any time during a
phone conversation. The NEW
MESSAGE INDICATORS will flash.
MEMO/CONV
MESSAGE
INDICATORS will flash and you will
hear:
Please select
mailbox.
II
4
III
X
rc
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
ES
3V
Press a MAILBOX BUTTON. You will
hear a beep. “rc” appears in the display.
C
OI
ES
3
2
Press a MAILBOX BUTTON. When
“rc” appears in the display, the TC-540
begins recording.
E MAILBO
3V
2
The NEW
rc
Press MEMO/CONV or the button of
the activated MAILBOX to end the
recording.
3
MEMO/CONV, SPEAKERPHONE or hang up to end the recording.
Press
NOTE: In certain states it is unlawful and may
lead to criminal penalties to record any
telephone conversation without prior consent of
all parties.
PLAY, SAVE, & ERASE
MEMOS OR
CONVERSATIONS
MEM
O
Recorded memos and conversations are played
along with the incoming messages in the order
in which they were recorded. See PLAY
MESSAGES page 10, SAVE MESSAGES page
13, or ERASE MESSAGES page 12.
BASE
PAGE
14
DISTINCTIVE RING & CONFIDENTIAL
PERSONAL MESSAGE
DISTINCTIVE RING
If you subscribe to a
distinctive ring service
from your local telephone
company, the TC-540
automatically routes calls
to specific mailboxes.
The TC-540 answers calls
using distinctive ring as
follows:
Normal ring = Outgoing message for
MAILBOX 1
Double ring = Outgoing message for
MAILBOX 2
Triple ring = Outgoing message for
MAILBOX 3
To leave messages in other mailboxes callers
may press and Mailbox 1, 2, or 3 during or
after the outgoing message.
*
SET/CHECK
(USE REPEAT &
SKIP TO SET)
CODE
CONFIDENTIAL
PERSONAL MESSAGE
The outgoing message in Mailbox 2 or 3 can be
used as a confidential personal message (CPM).
Record a CPM in Mailbox 2 or 3 and allow only
specific friends, family members, or business
associates to access the message by giving
them the code. Instruct special callers to enter
2 or 3 to hear the CPM. The outgoing message
for Mailbox 2 or 3 will play. All other callers will
hear the outgoing message for Mailbox 1 only.
To prevent unauthorized callers from accessing
the CPM, do not announce the confidential
personal memo codes ( 2 or 3) in outgoing
message 1.
*
*
TO RECORD A
CONFIDENTIAL
PERSONAL MESSAGE
1
2
Be sure the digital display is lit or
flashing. Set the VOLUME
CONTROL at the midpoint.
Press OUTGOING MESSAGE
RECORD. The NEW MESSAGE
INDICATORS will flash. You will hear:
OUTGOING MESSAGE
TIME
Please select
mailbox.
OUTGOING MESSAGE
RECORD
RECORD
CHECK
CHECK
3
Press MAILBOX
4
Press OUTGOING MESSAGE
RECORD after you finish speaking.
The TC-540 will play your confidential
personal message.
III
2 or 3. You will hear:
Record a
new greeting.
CHARGING
MEMO/CONV
LINE IN USE
PAGE
BASE
(CONTINUED)
PAGE
13
SAVE ALL MESSAGES
SAVE
C
OI
X
ES
3V
1
If you wish to save ALL messages, press
SAVE within 7 seconds after hearing
“End of messages” or after pressing
ERASE.
E MAILBO
SA
I will save
messages.
ANSWERING A CALL
DURING PLAYBACK
MESSAGE
FORWARDING
BETWEEN MAILBOXES
Messages may be sorted or forwarded from one
mailbox to another. For example, while a
message plays in Mailbox 1, press Mailbox 2.
The message will be sent to Mailbox 2. You may
designate a specific mailbox for long term
storage and forward important messages to that
mailbox.
1
If you receive an incoming call during message
playback:
II
2
SAVE
REPEAT
SKIP
-
+
The message will be erased from the original mailbox
unless SAVE is pressed at the end of messages.
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
ES
ERASE
“FO” will appear in the display to confirm
the message has been forwarded. NOTE:
3V
SPEAKERPHONE
FO
II
III
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
ES
3V
1
Press SPEAKERPHONE or pickup
the handset and speak with the caller. All
messages will be saved.
While a message plays in one mailbox,
press another MAILBOX button. The
message will be sent to that mailbox.
PLAY
SPEED
PLAY/
PAUSE
I
MIC
3
4
Message playback continues with the
next message in the original mailbox.
If you wish to forward the same message
to a second mailbox, press REPEAT
until the desired message plays. Press
another MAILBOX button to forward
the message.
BASE
12 PLAYING MESSAGES
PAGE
PAUSE MESSAGE
PLAYBACK
AUTOMATIC SAVE
You can temporarily pause
message playback up to 5
minutes. The TC-540 will
not answer calls in the
pause mode.
O
ES
3V
1
Press the button of the activated
MAILBOX. A "P" will appear in the
MAILBO
display.
ICE
X
II
P
If you do not press SAVE or ERASE while
listening to messages or after playing them, the
TC-540 will automatically save all messages.
You will hear “End of Messages” and the display
will show the total message count for all
mailboxes.
ERASE INDIVIDUAL
MESSAGES
You can erase
specific
messages
while saving
others.
You have 3 options during pause:
OR
2
ERASE
Press ON/OFF twice to end pause. All
messages will be saved.
REPLAY ALL
MESSAGES
1
Press MAILBOX
hearing:
III
1, 2 or 3 after
End of
messages
C
OI
X
Er
Leave the TC-540 in pause mode. It will
automatically reset to answer calls after 5
minutes. All messages will be saved.
I will erase
messages.
OR
2
3V
1
Press ERASE while listening to a
specific message.
E MAILBO
ES
2
Press the button of the activated
MAILBOX again to resume listening to
messages.
2
If you change your mind and decide to
save the message, press SAVE. On the
display, “Er” will change to “SA.”
ERASE ALL MESSAGES
1
Press ERASE within 7 seconds after
hearing “End of messages” to erase all
messages.
ERASE
BASE
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11
VARIABLE SPEED
PLAYBACKTM
REPEAT
You can repeat the current message. The
message number will appear in the display.
Variable Speed Playback allows you to scan
your messages 30% faster or 30% slower. You
can switch between slow, fast or normal speed
during message playback.
1
Press REPEAT once to repeat the
current message.
REPEAT
PLAY
SPEED
-
SKIP BACKWARD
Slow Playback: Press PLAY SPEED once.
The TC-540 will play your messages 30%
slower than normal.
Fast Playback: Press PLAY SPEED again
(twice.) The TC-540 will play your messages
30% faster than normal.
Normal Playback: Press PLAY SPEED a
third time, to return to normal playback.
Skip backward message by message. The
message number will appear in the display.
1
Press REPEAT twice to skip backward
to previous messages. Press REPEAT
each time you want to skip backward
through a message.
REPEAT
-
MEMO/CONV
REPEAT
SKIP
-
+
SKIP FORWARD
CHARGING
SAVE
ERASE
ABC
GHI
JKL
1
3
MNO
25 CHANNEL CORDLESS ● TAPELESS / ALL DIGITAL
AUTODIAL
Press
SKIP once to skip forward to the
next message.
FLASH
PRS
7
PLAY
SPEED
PLAY/
PAUSE
TUV
TONE
SKIP
6
5
4
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
DEF
ES
3V
III
TIME
You can skip forward through messages. The
message number will appear in the display.
2
1
II
PAGE
LINE IN USE
+
WXY
REDIAL
8
9
0
#
OPER
HOLD
I
MIC
✳
SPEAKERPHONE
PAUSE
BASE
10 PLAYING MESSAGES
PAGE
PLAY MESSAGES
MESSAGE COUNTER
CALL SCREENING
II
MESSAGE
INDICATOR
that flashes when
messages are
received. The
total message
count for all
mailboxes
appears in the
display.
III
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
ES
5
Each mailbox has
a NEW
3V
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
ES
3V
The TC-540’s digital display shows the total
number of messages received in all mailboxes.
6
PLAY/
PAUSE
I
Call screening allows you
to hear who is calling
before you answer the
phone.
1
Press MAILBOX 1, 2, or 3. The
number of messages will be announced
for the activated mailbox.
PLAY/
PAUSE
1
The TC-540 will answer your call and
play your outgoing messages through the
speaker. You will then hear the caller
through the speaker.
You have
reached the
Smiths...
2
Hi John,
this is
Bob...
If you want to speak to your caller,
pick up the handset, or press
SPEAKERPHONE on the base, or
pick up any extension phone connected
to the same line as your TC-540. The
TC-540 will automatically stop recording.
(See page 5 for Auto Extension
Disconnect.)
SPEAKERPHONE
I
You have four
messages in
MAILBOX 1.
OR
You have no
messages in
MAILBOX 1.
2
Messages are played in the order
received. The time and day will be
announced before each message, only if
you set the time/day stamp (see page 8.)
As messages play, the TC-540 displays
the number of each message.
3
After the end of the last message you will
hear:
End of
messages in
Mailbox 1.
ON/OFF, TIME & MESSAGE
INDICATORS
ON/OFF
1
BASE
PAGE
9
TALKING CLOCK
The TC-540 also functions as a clock. A
synthesized voice will announce the time and
day.
Press ON/OFF (under the handset) to
turn the answering machine on and off.
The speakerphone and ringer will operate
with the unit on or off, but no messages
will be recorded.
1
Press
TIME.
Monday,
4:25 p.m.
TIME
ON/OFF
NEW MESSAGE ON/OFF
INDICATORS
The NEW
MESSAGE ON/OFF
INDICATORS have four settings:
SET/CHECK
II
III
(USE REPEAT &
SKIP TO SET)
ON/OFF
TIME
RECORD
ERASE
SAVE
REPEAT
SKIP
PLAY/
PAUSE
1
AUTODIAL
PRS
MNO
FLASH
6
5
7
PLAY
SPEED
PLAY/
PAUSE
TUV
TONE
WXY
HOLD
8
9
0
#
OPER
REDIAL
I
MIC
✳
I
3
2
JKL
4
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
DEF
TIME
ES
3V
GHI
PAGE
LINE IN USE
ABC
III
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
CHECK
CHARGING
MEMO/CONV
II
STORE
ES
OUTGOING MESSAGE
3V
CODE
1. OFF = the machine is off.
2. ON = "0" appears in the display. No
messages are recorded.
3. Light flashes slowly = messages have been
played and saved.
4. Light flashes quickly = new messages have
been received and not yet played.
BASE
8 TIME & DAY STAMP
PAGE
SET THE TIME/DAY
5
1
3V
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
ES
Set the current time and day. The TC-540 will
stamp each message with the time and day.
Press TIME SET/CHECK. The
minutes will appear in the display.
00
Lift the lid under the handset and press
TIME SET/CHECK. You will hear:
SET/CHECK
Sunday
CODE
3V
Press SKIP or REPEAT until the
correct day is announced.
Press SKIP to advance or REPEAT to
reverse the minute.
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
ES
2
6
TIME
32
SKIP
Tuesday
+
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
12:00
12
Tuesday,
3:32 p.m.
Press SKIP to advance or REPEAT to
reverse the hour. The correct hour
appears in the display. When the hour
changes from 11:00 to 12:00 the TC-540
will announce “AM” or “PM.”
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
ES
3V
4
7
Press TIME SET/CHECK again to
end. The day and time will be announced.
ES
3V
3
Press TIME SET/CHECK. The hour
will appear in the display. The TC-540 will
announce the hour.
03
3:00
NOTE: If the time and day have not been set, all messages
will be stamped with Sunday 12:00 am.
BASE
G MESSAGES
PAGE
7
PRE-RECORDED
OUTGOING MESSAGE
CHECK THE OUTGOING
MESSAGES
If you do not record an outgoing message for a
specific mailbox or a power failure depletes the
9 volt battery, the TC-540 will answer calls with
the following pre-recorded message:
You can listen to your outgoing messages
anytime.
1
Please record a
message.
Lift the lid under the handset and press
OUTGOING MESSAGE CHECK.
OUTGOING MESSAGE
RECORD
2
CHECK
The NEW
MESSAGE
INDICATORS will flash and you will
hear:
SET/CHECK
Please select
mailbox.
ON/OFF
CODE
TIME
OUTGOING MESSAGE
RECORD
ERASE
CHARGING
SAVE
MEMO/CONV
REPEAT
II
PAGE
LINE IN USE
SKIP
ABC
1
II
III
GHI
3
2
JKL
4
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
DEF
MNO
6
5
ES
3V
3
CHECK
PRS
TUV
7
PLAY
SPEED
PLAY/
PAUSE
TONE
I
MIC
WXY
8
9
0
#
OPER
✳
Press MAILBOX 1, 2, or 3. The
TC-540 will play the corresponding
outgoing message.
BASE
6 MAILBOXES & OUTGOIN
PAGE
*
OUTGOING MESSAGE
RECORD. You will hear:
OUTGOING MESSAGE
Please select
mailbox.
RECORD
4
CHECK
The NEW
MESSAGE
INDICATORS
II
will flash.
III
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
ES
The TC-540 features three individual mailboxes.
Each of the three mailboxes has a NEW
MESSAGE INDICATOR and an individual
outgoing message which may be customized for
business or personal use.
The TC-540 automatically answers calls with the
outgoing message from MAILBOX 1. To
leave a message in another mailbox callers
must press and the mailbox number 2 or 3 on
a touchtone phone during or after the outgoing
message. Callers may leave messages in more
than one mailbox by pressing and a mailbox
number (1, 2 or 3).
3
Lift the lid under the handset and press
3V
MAILBOXES
*
PLAY/
PAUSE
RECORD OUTGOING
MESSAGES
The TC-540 has three outgoing messages, one
for each mailbox. To use only one mailbox,
record your outgoing message in MAILBOX 1.
To use two or three mailboxes, instruct callers in
outgoing message 1 (MAILBOX 1) to access
other mailboxes. A sample outgoing message
for MAILBOX 1 is as follows:
Hello, you’ve reached the
Newton’s. Press 2 for
Newton’s Tax Service. Press
3 to leave a message for Beth
Newton. Or leave a message
after the tone.
*
1
2
*
Be sure the digital display is lit or
flashing.
Set the VOLUME CONTROL
(located on the right side) at the
midpoint. NOTE: The sound level is automatically
adjusted when the outgoing message is played over
the phone line.
I
5
Press MAILBOX
hear a beep.
1, 2, or 3. You will
PLAY/
PAUSE
I
6
7
Begin speaking about 6-8" from the
microphone.
8
Repeat steps 1-7 to record outgoing
messages for other mailboxes.
After you finish speaking, press
OUTGOING MESSAGE RECORD
again. The TC-540 will play your outgoing
message.
Hello, you have
reached...
OPERATING INFORMATION
GENERAL
PAGE
5
DIGITAL OUTGOING AND INCOMING MESSAGES
The outgoing and incoming messages are recorded on digital chips, which reduce mechanical
components and increase reliability. The TC-540 allows 14 minutes total of outgoing and incoming
message recording time. Install a 9 volt battery in the base unit to protect outgoing and incoming
messages in case of a power failure. (See battery installation page 32.)
OUTGOING MESSAGE BYPASS
Frequent callers can skip your outgoing message when they call to leave a message. Instruct them
to press # on their touchtone keypad any time after the TC-540 answers their call.
AUTO EXTENSION DISCONNECT
You can answer a call from any extension phone connected to the same line as the TC-540. Pick
up any extension phone after the TC-540 has answered the call. The unit will automatically stop
playing your outgoing message or recording a message. If it does not stop, briefly press and
release the hook-switch on the extension phone.
LINE-IN-USE INDICATOR
A green indicator on the base unit lets you know if the phone line is being used. It illuminates when
the cordless handset, the base unit speakerphone, or an extension phone connected to the same
line is in use.
GENERAL
PAGE
4
IMPORTANT CORDLESS
TELEPHONE INFORMATION
Interference Information
Notice: This cordless telephone uses radio communications between the handset and the base unit,
and may not ensure privacy of communication. Other devices including other cordless telephones
may interfere with the operation of this cordless telephone or cause noise during operation. Cordless telephone
equipment generates and receives radio waves and, if not installed and used properly, may pick up interference. To
prevent interference:
Avoid locations such as heating appliances, electrical equipment (e.g., fluorescent lamp, TV, radio,
refrigerator, computer), places subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust, moisture, vibration, etc.
Locate the base unit in a high place in the house (such as the second floor) in order to receive
the most effective communication range. Fully extend the base unit antenna telephones must
not cause interference to any licensed radio service.
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the set to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
CAUTION
1. Use batteries only intended for recharging. Use only the following battery pack:
Nickel-Cadmium Rechargeable, 3.6 volts, 250-300 mAh.
2. Do not dispose of the battery(ies) in a fire. The cell may explode. Check with local codes for
special disposal instructions.
3. Do not open or mutilate the battery(ies.) Released electrolyte is corrosive and may cause
CONTAINS: NICKEL-CADMIUM
damage to the eyes or skin. It may be toxic if swallowed.
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY.
4. Exercise care when handling the battery(ies) in order not to short the
MUST BE RECYCLED OR
DISPOSED OF PROPERLY.
battery(ies) with conducting materials such as rings, bracelets, and keys.
Ni-Cd
The battery or conductor may overheat and cause burns.
Charge the Handset Batteries Before Using the Cordless Telephone
The batteries lose their charge during shipping and storage. Be sure to charge the batteries before you use the
TC-540 cordless telephone. Place the handset in the base unit. The CHARGING INDICATOR will light. Leave the
handset in the base unit for 12-15 hours. (See page 20.)
Digital Security Code
The Digital Security Coding System automatically resets a new personal security code to one of over 256
combinations every time you return the TC-540 handset to the base unit. (Whenever the handset is returned to the
base unit you will hear a beep.) The security code prevents unauthorized use of your telephone line, false rings
and false dialing. (US. Patent No. 5,073,932)
Ultra Clear® Noise Reduction Circuit
The TC-540 is equipped with Ultra Clear Noise Reduction Circuitry (Compander Circuit). It reduces background
noise—reception is superior to conventional cordless telephones.
25 Channels with Optimum Channel Memory (OCMTM)
The TC-540 has 25 channels with Optimum Channel Memory. Optimum Channel Memory provides fast and clear
channel selection. The scanning circuit scans all 25 channels in your neighborhood to find the best available
channel. Once it finds the clear channels it selects and remembers the three best ones. When you press “Talk” to
call out or receive a call, the unit automatically provides you with the best channel. Whenever you place the
handset in the base unit for 2 seconds or more, the unit updates its memory. Press CHANNEL if you wish to
change channels manually. (U.S. Patents 5,197,093 & 5,418,839)
BASE
H SETTINGS
5
Install a 9 volt (9V) battery in the bottom
of the base unit to protect your outgoing
and incoming messages, remote code
and time/day setting. (See page 32.) If
a 9-volt battery is installed and the
battery power is low, "Lb" will flash in the
display.
PAGE
3
RING SELECT
The answering machine is shipped with the Ring
Select Switch set to 4 rings. Set the RING
SELECT SWITCH to 2, 4, or TS to select
the number of rings before the TC-540 answers.
US Patents 5,400,393 & 5,289,529; Other
Patents Pending
SWITCH SETTINGS
The TC-540 has three switches on the back of
the unit and one on the side of the handset.
POWER SAVER/RINGER
ON-OFF
The TC-540 is shipped with the HANDSET
RINGER SWITCH set to off. When the ringer
is off, the POWER SAVER is on and battery
power is conserved. Turn the handset ringer on
before use. The base unit ringer is always on.
RINGER ON - When the ringer is ON, the
handset will ring when an incoming call or
paging signal is received. The rechargeable
batteries will last up to seven days in this mode
(the Power Saver Switch is OFF.)
POWER SAVER (PWR SAVER) ON - When an
incoming call or a paging signal is received the
handset will not ring but, all other handset
functions will operate. The rechargeable
batteries will last up to 2 months in this mode
(the ringer is OFF.)
TS 2 4
RINGS
2 = The TC-540 will answer on the second ring.
4 = The TC-540 will answer on the fourth ring.
TS = When calling to retrieve messages from a
remote location, Tollsaver will help
eliminate toll charges by letting you know
if there are any new messages in the
mailboxes before the TC-540 answers.
When set to TS the TC-540 answers on:
Second ring = NEW messages
Fourth ring = NO new messages
NOTE: After you have retrieved messages, (from a remote
location or at the machine) tollsaver will reset to answer on the
fourth ring until a new message is recorded.
TONE/PULSE
This switch configures the TC-540 to dial out
with either touchtone or pulse signals to match
the service supplied by your local telephone
company. The TC-540 is shipped with the
TONE/PULSE SWITCH in the Pulse
position. If you have touchtone service, set this
switch to Tone.
RINGER VOLUME
Set the RINGER VOLUME SWITCH to
control the telephone ringer volume.
HI = Loud
LO = Quiet
OFF = Ringer is turned off
OFF LO HI
RING VOL
TONE PULSE
PULSE = for Rotary dialing or Pulse services
TONE = for Touchtone service
BASE
2 INSTALLATION & SWITC
PAGE
CONNECT YOUR TC-540
1
PLUG the TC-540’s telephone cord
into a telephone wall jack.
TO WALL JACK
TONE PULSE
2
3
ES
MAILBO
CE
X
OI
PF
TS 2 4
RINGS
USE ONLY WITH
ADAPTOR
MODEL M/N-65
CONNECT the AC Adapter
Plug into the AC Adapter Outlet
on the back of the TC-540.
LOOP the cord through the AC
Adapter Cord Holder to prevent
accidental disconnection.
PLUG the AC Adapter into
an electrical wall outlet.
“PF” will flash in the display. The TC-540
is ready to record an outgoing message.
3V
4
OFF LO HI
RING VOL
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
GENERAL
PAGE
1
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
2. Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for
wet locations.
3. Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been
disconnected at the network interface.
4. Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
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. Read and understand all instructions.
2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
3. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a
damp cloth for cleaning.
4. Do not use this product near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a
wet basement, or near a 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 or covered. The openings should never 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 an enclosed environment unless proper ventilation
is provided.
7. 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.
8. Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in the risk of fire or electric shock.
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.
10. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but take it to a qualified serviceman when
some service or repair work is required. Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages or
other risks. Incorrect re-assembly can cause electric shock when the appliance is subsequently used.
11. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel 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 qualified technician to restore the product to normal
operation.
E. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
F. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
12. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of
electric shock from lightning.
13. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak near the leak.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS