I-TRIM STUBBLE+

I-TRIM STUBBLE+
Model VS7855A
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances, especially when children are
present, basic safety instructions should always be followed,
including the following:
Polythene bags over product or package may be dangerous. To
avoid danger of suffocation, keep this wrapper away from babies
and children. This bag is not a toy.
DANGER: When the unit is used in a bathroom, unplug after use
since the proximity of water presents a hazard even
when the unit is switched off.
WARNING: Do not use this appliance in or near bathtubs,
showers, basins or other vessels containing water.
•Do not immerse in water or other liquids
•Do not reach for an appliance that has fallen into water. Unplug
immediately.
•Take care to avoid contact between the moving blades of the unit
and the skin, paying particular attention to the face, neck and
hands.
•This appliance 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.
•Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play
with the appliance.
• IMPORTANT: Always unplug the appliance when not in use or
before cleaning. Do not leave unattended when plugged in or
switched on. Do not place on any heat sensitive surface and
always wallow to cool before storing away.
•Do not use any attachments other than those supplied by Conair
Australia Pty Ltd.
•Do not use the appliance with damaged or broken attachment
combs or with any teeth missing from the blades, as injury may
occur.
•Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this
instruction booklet.
•This appliance is not intended for commercial use.
•Never drop or insert any object into an opening.
•Ensure appliance is switched off before plugging into the power
outlet.
•Do not place appliance on any surface while it is operating.
•Do not use outdoors or operate where aerosol (spray) products
are being used or where oxygen is being administered.
•Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
•Do not use this appliance if the supply cord is damaged. In the
event of damage, discontinue use immediately and contact
your dealer for instructions on returning it for examination or
exchange.
•After use do not wrap the cord around the appliance, as in time
this may cause the cord to fracture. Coil cord loosely by the side
of the appliance in storage.
•Always ensure that the voltage to be used corresponds to the
voltage marked on the unit.
•For additional protection, the installation of a residual current
device (RCD) with a rated operating current not exceeding 30mA
is advisable in the electrical circuit supplying the bathroom. Ask
your installer for advice.
•This appliance contains Nickel Metal-Hydrate (Ni-Mh) batteries.
To protect the environment, the appliance should be disposed of
safely and not in household waste at the end of its useful life. Do
not attempt to remove the batteries from the appliance.
I-TRIM STUBBLE+
AUTOMATIC ALL-IN-ONE DC MOTOR FACIAL TRIMMER
Thank you for purchasing the VS For Men i-trim stubble+, an automatic
all-in-one DC motor facial trimmer that provides everyday designer
stubble control.
Featuring 74 precision cutting length settings from 0.4mm to 15mm
in exact 0.2mm increments, the i-trim stubble+ is ideal for creating
a short, shadow stubble look, a longer designer stubble look or
maintaining a full beard.
The i-trim stubble+ delivers VS For Men’s best cutting performance by
combining premium ‘Hard Like Diamond’ (HLD) carbon coated stainless
steel blades with titanium and a high performance professional DC
motor to provide high precision control for all types of cutting and
trimming.
This trimmer is primarily designed for trimming and maintaining facial
hair, however it is also suitable for trimming unwanted body hair.
FEATURES
1. Innovative motorised comb guide
system with up and down button
selections
2. 1 integrated comb guide
attachment for 74 precision
cutting lengths (0.4mm to 15mm)
in exact 0.2mm increments
3. 1 unique stubble comb guide
attachment for maximum
precision and length control
when trimming around the
sideburns and contours of the
neck
4. Trimmer blades - ‘Hard Like
Diamond’ (HLD) carbon coated
stainless steel blades with
Titanium
5. On/Off button
6. LCD display shows:
7. Selected cutting length
in mm
8. Battery life remaining
9. AC power adaptor
Accessories
10. Cleaning brush
11. Beard and moustache comb
12. Lubricating oil
13. Storage pouch
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
• A plastic cover has been placed over the adaptor plug to protect
it from damage. Remove the plastic cover before inserting into a
suitable power outlet.
• Always inspect the i-trim stubble+ before use to ensure the cutting
head is free from hair and debris and is running smoothly.
Charging the TRIMMER
(for cordless operation)
IMPORTANT: Before using the appliance for the first time, charge
for a full 16 hour continuous charge. Maximum battery capacity
will only be reached after 3 charging and discharging cycles.
After 3 cycles, the trimmer has a 90 minute charge and 30 minute
run time plus the 5 minute quick charge and 3 minute run time.
To charge the appliance, place the adaptor charging cord directly
into the base of the trimmer.
1. Plug the AC power adaptor into a 100V - 240V power supply.
2. When the appliance is switched off, plug the charging cord
directly into the base of the trimmer.
3. Switch the adaptor on. The LCD display will then illuminate and
the charging indicator bar will appear in the LCD display. Always
check that the charging indicator illuminates when you have the
charging cord plugged in and the adaptor switched on.
4. The LCD backlight will always stay illuminated and the charging
indicator bar in the LCD display will always be flashing when
the product is charging. When the product is fully charged, the
charging indicator bar will be solid and no longer flashing - this
indicates that a full charge has been reached.
5. A full charge will supply enough power for minimum 30 minutes
use. The remaining battery life is shown in the LCD display. The 5
minute quick charge function will provide 3 minutes use. .
Corded use – operation with power cord
1. Plug the AC power adaptor directly into the base of the
trimmer.
2. Plug the AC power adaptor into a 100V – 240V power supply.
Switch the power supply on, and the trimmer can now be used in
corded operation.
NOTE: If battery power is weak, wait about 2 minutes before
pressing on/off button.
74 Motorised Cutting Length Settings (0.4mm to 15mm)
The innovative i-trim stubble+ uses an integrated cutting guide
with 74 ultra precise control settings eliminating the need for
changing and storing different attachment combs. The cutting
guide is motorised for easy one touch adjustment and features an
LCD display for confirmation of the length setting selected. When
you select your required length, the length setting will then remain
displayed on the LCD screen.
1. Use the cutting length setting buttons on the trimmer to adjust
the motorised comb guide.
2. Press the power On to activate the trimmer motor.
3. Press the up or down arrow buttons to select length settings
in 0.2mm increments from 0.4mm through to 15mm (NB – the
trimmer will stop while the comb guide is being adjusted).
STARTING AND USING YOUR I-TRIM STUBBLE+
1. Press the on/off button to activate the trimmer.
2. Press the up or down arrow buttons to adjust and set the cutting/
trimming length. Pressing one of these buttons will stop the
trimmer motor. It is always suggested to start cutting with a
longer length first, then trim again if the length is longer than
desired.
3. Hold the trimmer against the hair, the teeth of the comb guide
should be pointing upwards and should be flat against the face.
If the comb guide is not flat against the face, you may not get an
even cut. The protective comb guide should help to avoid uneven
cuts, by providing direction and helping you to hold the trimmer
flat against the face.
4. Move the trimmer upwards through the hair, a little at a time,
with and against the direction of hair growth, whichever is
most comfortable, as most men have hair growing in various
directions.
5. The i-trim stubble+ will work most effectively when cutting
through the hair at its own speed – never force the trimmer. You
may experience a little resistance around the moustache area,
where hair is thicker and grows in many different directions. This
is completely normal.
6. Never switch the trimmer off whilst in the hair.
7. To turn the trimmer off:
Either: Press and hold the On/Off button for more than 2 seconds,
the unit will shut down completely and the cutting guide comb will
return to its original position;
Or press the On/Off for less than 2 seconds, only the motor will turn
off, the display will remain lit for 15 seconds. After 15 seconds you
will still have 5 minutes to change the cutting length.
After 5 minutes, the trimmer turns itself off and the cutting guide
comb will return to its original position next time you activate the
trimmer.
USING THE COMB GUIDE
Your i-trim stubble+ comes assembled with the motorised comb
guide already installed. The comb guide allows you to change the
cutting length of your trimmer with ease. You’ll need to experiment
to find your preferred length, but as a guide, 0.4mm will give you
ultra close short, shadow stubble effect, whilst 2mm will give you
a longer designer stubble look, 3.4mm will give you a longer, more
rugged look, 5mm will give you a short beard and 8mm+ will give
you a full bearded look.
IMPORTANT: Always remove and attach the comb guide BEFORE
turning the trimmer on.
To remove the comb guide, first adjust the cutting length on the
trimmer to the longest length setting (15mm). Switch the product
off and then pull the comb guide upwards to remove.
(NB – When using the trimmer without the comb guide attachment,
the cutting length will be below 0.4mm. The length setting shown
on the LCD display will no longer be relevant when the comb guide
is removed).
To attach the comb guide, line up the long sides of the comb guide
(arms) with the sides of the i-trim stubble+. The teeth of the comb
guide should be facing forwards. Push the comb guide down onto
the trimmer until it ‘clicks’ into place. This should then secure the
comb guide into place.
USING THE UNIQUE STUBBLE COMB GUIDE ATTACHMENT
Your i-trim stubble+ comes assembled with the stubble comb guide
already attached to the standard comb guide. This comb guide
helps to provide maximum precision and length control when
trimming around the sideburns and contours of the neck.
The i-trim stubble+ can be used with or without the stubble comb
guide attachment, whichever is more comfortable for you to use.
IMPORTANT: Always remove and attach the comb guide BEFORE
turning the trimmer on.
To remove the stubble comb guide
attachment, first remove the standard
comb guide by adjusting the cutting length
on the trimmer to the longest length
setting (15mm). Switch the product off
and then pull the comb guide upwards to
remove. When the standard comb guide
has been removed from the trimmer, using
one hand, slightly push the arms of the
standard comb guide together (Image
1). One side of the stubble comb guide
should then come away from the standard
comb guide. Using the other free hand,
simply un-click the other side of the stubble
comb guide and pull it away to separate
the two comb guide attachments. The
standard comb guide can now be re-attached to the trimmer
(Image 2).
To attach the stubble comb guide attachment, take the stubble
comb guide and line it up with the standard comb guide. The teeth
of both comb guides should be facing forwards. Ensure that when
attaching the stubble comb guide to the standard comb guide,
that the curved long edge of the standard comb guide is facing
the back.
Using one hand, slightly push the arms of
the standard comb guide together. Take
the stubble comb guide and line the two
inserts up with the two lugs on either side
of the standard comb guide. Simply hold
the stubble comb guide in place and then
release the pressure from the standard
comb guide. The two comb guides should
now be connected (Image 3). Push the standard comb guide down onto the trimmer until it
‘clicks’ into place. This should then secure the comb guide into
place.
HOW TO CREATE DIFFERENT LOOKS USING THE I-TRIM STUBBLE+
A popular and most recent trend in men’s grooming is the designer
stubble look – a well groomed light hint of facial hair. The designer
stubble look is a rugged way to add interest to a man’s face without
sporting a full beard – it can help make a man’s face look romantic,
sophisticated, cool rugged or even refined, depending on which
way you wear it. It is one of the lasting hints of facial hair trends
that works for so many different men.
Maintaining a designer stubble look requires regular grooming
with the i-trim stubble+, to ensure that you don’t get a patchy or
uneven appearance. It is recommended to trim/shave every couple
of days to keep your shadow effect from sprouting into a full beard.
The key to staying trimmed is to pay attention to how fast your
facial hair grows. The faster you can grow a beard, the quicker
you’ll need to keep up with your stubble to ensure it stays shaped –
designer stubble is an ongoing process of upkeep, so you can’t just
shape it and leave it.
NB - Use on clean, dry hair. If possible, when using for the first time,
try and grow your facial hair for at least 4 days before cutting. This
will give you a better result, as your facial hair will feel thicker.
To create a short, shadow stubble look:
1. If your hair is already quite short, set the motorised comb guide
to 0.4mm trimming length. If your hair is quite long, thick and
coarse, pre-trim the hair using a longer length setting, such
as 8mm, then once all of the hair has been trimmed, set the
motorised comb guide to 0.4mm length.
2. For a close finish around the sideburns and cheeks, remove
the comb guide (refer to ‘Using the Comb Guide’ for further
information) and turn the i-trim stubble+ over, so that the blades
are closest to the face. Trim around the sideburns and cheeks,
taking care around the sideburns so that you do not trim the hair
too short.
To create a longer designer stubble look (mid-length stubble):
1. If your hair is already quite short, set the motorised comb guide to
2mm trimming length. If your hair is quite long, thick and coarse,
pre-trim the hair using a longer length setting, such as 8mm, then
once all of the hair has been trimmed, set the motorised comb
guide to 2mm length.
2. Move the trimmer upwards through the hair, a little at a time,
with and against the direction of hair growth, whichever is
most comfortable, as most men have hair growing in various
directions.
3. The i-trim stubble+ will work most effectively when cutting
through hair at its own speed – never force the trimmer. You
may experience a little resistance around the moustache area,
where hair is thicker and grows in many different directions. This
is completely normal.
To create a longer, rugged look:
1. If your hair is already quite short, set the motorised comb guide
to 3.4mm trimming length. If your hair is quite long, thick and
coarse, pre-trim the hair using a longer length setting, such
as 11mm, then once all of the hair has been trimmed, set the
motorised comb guide to 3.4mm length.
2. Move the trimmer upwards through the hair, a little at a time,
with and against the direction of the hair growth, as most men
have hair growing in various directions.
3. The i-trim stubble+ will work most effectively when cutting
through hair at its own speed – never force the trimmer. You
may experience a little resistance around the moustache area,
where hair is thicker and grows in many different directions. This
is completely normal..
To create a full beard:
1. Set the motorised comb guide to between 8mm and 13mm
length.
2. Move the trimmer upwards through the hair, a little at a time,
with and against the direction of hair growth, whichever is
most comfortable, as most men have hair growing in various
directions.
3. The i-trim stubble+ will work most effectively when cutting
through the hair at its own speed – never force the trimmer. You
may experience a little resistance around the moustache area,
where hair is thicker and grows in many different directions. This
is completely normal.
MULTI VOLTAGE
This appliance has a multi voltage feature for worldwide use. The
voltage automatically converts for ease of use from 100v - 240v.
This appliance has an automatic internal converter which will
automatically convert the voltage without the need of a switch.
A suitable plug adaptor will be required, please refer to the chart
below.
Plug adaptor
required
Voltage and
plug adaptors
Country
Voltage
setting
British plug:
240V
Ireland, Great Britain, Singapore, South America,
Hong Kong (parts only), Africa (parts only)
240V
European plug:
240V
Asia, Europe, Middle East Noumea, Scandinavia,
South America, Hong Kong (parts only)
240V
Australian and
New Zealand
plug: 240V
Australia, New Zealand
240V
American
plugs: 120V
North America, Japan, Canada
(parts of)
120V
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
To maintain optimum performance, the appliance should be cleaned
after each use:
1. Switch trimmer off and remove the power supply, if connected.
Remove comb cutting guide.
2. To make cleaning easier, remove the blades from the trimmer.
To remove the blades, hold the handle of the trimmer with one
hand and place your free hand on top of the trimmer head, with
the thumb placed at the back of the blades. Place your index
finger and middle at the front of the blades. Using your index
and middle fingers, pull the blades backwards and click off from
the trimmer. Place the blades in a secure place.
3. Use the cleaning brush supplied to brush away hair and debris.
4. Ensure that you do this after each use and before storing away.
5. When used regularly, the blades will not need to be oiled,
however if the trimmer has not been used for a prolonged period
of time, then it is advisable to apply a small amount of lubricating
oil (provided) to the blades before using. This helps to keep the
blades as sharp as possible.
BATTERY DISPOSAL
The appliance contains Nickel Metal-Hydrate batteries. To protect
the environment, the appliance must be disposed of safely at the
end of its useful life. Please take the appliance to a recycling centre,
where the internal rechargeable battery should be removed by a
professional and recycled separately.
Ni-MH
For more information about the recycling of electrical and battery
operated appliances, please contact your local council office or your
household waste disposal service.
LIMITED THREE YEAR WARRANTY
This product is subject to the express warranty given on the
warranty card included with the product, as may be amended by
reference to and in accordance with the terms of the warranty
cards displayed on VS For Men website www.vsformen.com.au To make a warranty claim you must retain your proof of purchase.
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