Radio Shack 15-2526 User`s guide

using your modulator
1. Turn on your TV and turn it to Channel 3 or 4 (the one
not used for regular broadcasts in your area).
RF Modulator
2. Adjust CHANNEL 3/4 on the modulator to the same
channel as your TV (3 or 4).
Your RadioShack RF Modulator converts audio and
video signals from a video camera, DVD player, VCR,
or satellite receiver to VHF TV signals to watch on a
TV set with no A/V (Audio/Video) inputs. This means
you can use it to connect a DVD player to an older TV’s
antenna/cable input. The modulator’s gold-plated jacks
and terminals assure maximum reliability and minimum
signal loss.
3. Turn on the connected video source. The modulator’s
green LED lights when it is receiving a signal from an
A/V source.
4. To watch TV, turn off the connected video source.
If your TV does not return to regular broadcast,
disconnect the video source from the modulator.
Note: The modulator’s audio output is always mono,
even if the source’s audio is stereo.
to stereo video
Use a stereo A/V cable to connect your modulator to a
stereo video source. Connect one end of the cable to the
modulator’s VIDEO (yellow) and L/R AUDIO (white/red) jacks.
Connect the cable’s other end to your video source’s video
and audio output jacks.
to monaural video
Use an A/V cable to connect your modulator to a mono
video source. Connect one end of the cable to the
modulator’s VIDEO (yellow) and L/R AUDIO (white/red) jacks.
Connect the cable’s other ends to your video source’s
video and audio jacks.
what’s included
RF modulator
user’s guide
to s-video
other parts you will need
You need the following parts (not supplied) to connect
your modulator to a video input source and your TV:
• one audio/video shielded cable. If your video source’s
audio output is stereo, use an A/V cable with three
phono connectors at each end. If your video source’s
audio output is monaural, use an A/V cable with two
phono connectors at each end.
• two 75-ohm coaxial cables with F-type connectors.
• one 75-ohm-to-300-ohm matching transformer (only
if your TV does not have a VHF 75-ohm terminal).
• one S-Video cable (only if your video source has an
S-Video jack).
Note to CATV System Installer: This reminder is
provided to call attention to article 820-22 of the NEC
that provides guidelines for proper grounding and,
in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building, as
close to the point of cable entry as practical.
If your video source has an S-Video jack, use an S-Video
cable to connect the modulator’s S-VIDEO jack to your video
source’s S-Video jack. If your video source is connected
to the modulator’s VIDEO and S-VIDEO jacks, the modulator
uses S-video.
to tv
the FCC wants you to know
FCC Declaration of Conformity
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.
RF Modulator
Responsible Party: RadioShack
100 Throckmorton
Fort Worth, TX 76102
The FCC Wants You to Know
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.
If your TV is already connected to a VHF input source
(cable, antenna, etc.), disconnect the VHF input source from
your TV, and connect its cable to the modulator’s ANT IN
terminal. Then, use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to
connect the modulator’s TO TV terminal to your TV’s
75-ohm VHF/UHF terminal.
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:
If your TV is not already connected to a VHF source,
connect a 75-ohm coaxial cable to the modulator’s TO TV
terminal to your TV’s 75-ohm VHF/UHF terminal. If your TV
has 300-ohm VHF screw terminals, use a 75-ohm-to-300ohm matching transformer to complete this connection.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
When connections are complete, plug the modulator into a
standard AC outlet.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Consult your local RadioShack store or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires that you stop
using your modulator.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by RadioShack may
cause interference and void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
limited 90-day warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and
workmanship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from
RadioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers.
For complete warranty details and exclusions, check with your local RadioShack store.
RadioShack Customer Relations
200 Taylor Street, 6th Floor, Fort Worth, TX 76102
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important safety instructions
Read Instructions — All safety and operating instructions should be read before
the product is operated.
Retain Instructions — Retain safety and operating instructions for future
Heed Warnings — All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
Follow Instructions — All operating and use instructions should be followed.
Cleaning — Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Attachments — Do not use attachments not recommended by the product
manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
Water and Moisture — 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; and the like.
Accessories — Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or
adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the product.
Any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and
should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
Ventilation — Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation,
to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating.
The openings should not be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa,
rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or
the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
Power Sources — This product should be operated only from the type of power
source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power
supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company.
Grounding or Polarization — This product may be equipped with a polarized
alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This
plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are
unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug
still fails to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not
defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
Power-Cord Protection — Power-supply cords should be routed so that they
are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them,
paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the product.
Protective Attachment Plug — The product is equipped with an attachment plug
having overload protection. This is a safety feature. If replacement of the plug is
required, be sure the service technician has used a replacement plug specified
by the manufacturer that has the same overload protection as the original plug.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside
antenna or cable system is connected to the
product, be sure the antenna or cable system
is grounded so as to provide some protection
against voltage surges and built-up static
charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical
Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information on
proper grounding of the mast and supporting
conductors, location of antenna-discharge
unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding
Lightning — For added protection during a lightning storm, unplug the unit from
the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent
damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.
Power Lines — An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity
of overhead power lines, electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into
power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, take care to
keep from touching power lines or circuits. Contact with them might be fatal.
Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
Object and Liquid Entry — Never push objects of any kind through product
openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short parts that could
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
Servicing — Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer
all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, be sure the service
technician uses replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or that have the
same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in
fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Safety Check — Upon completion of service or repairs to this product, ask the
service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in
proper operating condition.
Heat — The product should be situated away from heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.