TransDock micro
DLA97878/10
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Important information
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Your Philips TransDock micro
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Getting started
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What’s in the box
Using Philips TransDock micro
Settings and features
Getting the best sound quality
Warranty and service
Technical data
Frequently asked questions
EC Declaration of Conformity
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Table of Contents
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Take time to read this manual before you use your Philips
TransDock micro (DLA97878/10). It contains important
information about operating your Philips TransDock micro
DLA97878/10.
© 2008 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited
without the written consent of the copyright owner. Trademarks
are the property of Koninklijke Philips N.V. or their respective
owners.
Hereby, Philips, BG P&A, declares that this DLA97878/10 is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
D Note
Audio input limiting threshold is maximum 180 mVSS
Disposal of your old product:
Your product is designed and manufactured with high quality
materials and components, which can be recycled and
reused.
WEEE logo: When this crossed-out wheeled bin
symbol is attached to a product it means the product
is covered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC.
Please inform yourself about the local separate collection system
for electrical and electronic products.
B Warnings
• Do not expose the product to rain or water.
• Keep way from sunlight to prevent heat build-up.
• Do not disassemble or repair.
• Keep away from high voltage devices.
Take the package to your local recycling center.
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Your Philips TransDock micro
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to
Philips!
To fully benefit from the support that Philips offers,
register your product at www.philips.com/welcome.
Product overview
Your Philips TransDock micro (DLA97878/10) is an
FM transmitter that broadcasts your iPod audio to the
FM radio in your car, while simultaneously charging
your iPod.This FM transmitter features IntelliTune™
technology, which scans the airwaves and automatically
finds the best stations for transmitting.
Your Philips TransDock micro also features a unique
dial-based interface that provides a simple and intuitive
way to adjust your FM transmitter’s settings and
frequencies.Your Philips TransDock micro also
comes with the ability to set preset stations for
the frequencies you use most.
Philips offers an entire line of products to enhance
your iPod experience.
Product highlights
• Plays iPod audio over your car stereo
• Charges iPod
• IntelliTune technology finds the best
station for transmitting iPod audio
• Simple and intuitive dial based interface
• Controllable OLED display
• Four programmable presets
• Monaural and stereo listening modes
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Important information
Getting started
Included
1. TransDock micro DLA97878/10
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2. CD-ROM Manual
3. Press the dial on your TransDock micro to activate
Intellitune. IntelliTune will automatically find the
optimal frequency to broadcast your iPod over
your car’s FM stereo.
1. Plug your Philips TransDock micro into your auto
power outlet
3. Quick Start Guide
CD-ROM
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Note: Your iPod will automatically pause
playback when your Philips TransDock micro is
powered off.
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C Important: Read the safety precautions on page 4
carefully before connecting your Philips TransDock micro.
This section helps you with the first time installation of
your Philips TransDock micro.
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What’s in the box
4. Tune your car’s FM radio to the frequency displayed
on your Philips TransDock micro.
2. Connect your iPod to your Philips TransDock micro
by inserting the Connector Cable into the iPod dock
connector. Your iPod will now begin charging if your
car is on.
5. Click Play on your iPod to enjoy your music over
your car’s FM radio.
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What you will also need
1. iPod
2. FM car stereo
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3. 12V auto power outlet
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6. To control the overall volume of your music while
using your Philips TransDock micro, use the car
radio’s volume control, not the iPod volume.
1. Turn on your car radio and set it to FM radio mode.
Your Philips TransDock micro will turn on and off
automatically with your car.
Detailed instructions
2. Insert your Philips TransDock micro into your car’s
power outlet.
D Note: You can also slightly alter the angle of your
TransDock micro by tilting the dial head up or down.
See drawing below.
Turning your Philips TransDock micro on and off
To manually turn your Philips TransDock micro on or
off while your car power is on, press and hold the dial
for approximately 5 seconds.
Finding empty radio frequencies using IntelliTune
To find an empty frequency using IntelliTune:
3. Plug the Connector Cable into the iPod dock
connector.
4. To activate your Philips TransDock micro’s IntelliTune
feature, press the dial.Your Philips TransDock micro
will display the word IntelliTune as it searches for the
optimal frequency.This should only take a few
seconds. Once the search is complete, the display
will instruct you to tune your radio to the frequency
found by IntelliTune.
5. Match the FM station on your radio with the
corresponding FM frequency shown on your
TransDock micro’s display. Click Play on your iPod
to enjoy your music over your car’s FM radio.
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1. Press the dial on your Philips TransDock micro.This
will activate the IntelliTune search.While it is
searching, the word IntelliTune will appear on your
TransDock micro’s display.
2. Once IntelliTune finds an empty frequency, it will
display “Tune Radio to XXX.X”.Then, tune your
FM radio to that station and begin enjoying your
iPod music over your car stereo.
Manually finding empty radio frequencies
Your Philips TransDock micro also
allows you to manually tune the
transmitter to desired FM
frequencies.Turn your Philips
TransDock micro dial to the right
to tune to higher stations and left
to tune to lower stations.
Tips for manually finding an empty station:
Preset Store
• When using scan/seek on your car’s radio, if your
tuner stops on 101 and then jumps to 103, look
in the 102 frequencies for empty stations.
To store your own preset stations, follow these simple
steps:
• Be sure to search the entire spectrum of
FM frequencies.
• Try tuning to a strong station, then backing down
two frequencies - for example 103.5 to 103.1.You
can often find empty frequencies this way.
D Note: If that frequency is taken, scan to the
next station and try again.
Settings and features
To enter the Settings Menu press and hold the your
Philips TransDock micro dial until the display flashes
“Settings”.Then, turn the dial to scroll through the
various Settings, and press the dial to enter your desired
Setting.Turn the dial to the right or left to view the
chosen Settings options, and press the dial to confirm
your selection. Once you’ve made your selection, you
will return to the Settings Menu. Press the center button
to exit the Settings Menu.
D Note: Your Philips TransDock micro will
automatically exit the Settings Menu after a few
seconds of inactivity.
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Using Philips TransDock micro
Preset Store allows you to save up to four preset
stations.The default presets are 88.1, 94.9, 100.9,
and 107.9.
1. Using the dial, tune Philips TransDock micro to the
station you’d like to set – turning right to tune to
higher stations and left to tune to lower stations.
2. Press and hold the dial to enter the Settings Menu.
3. Once in the Settings Menu, scroll to Preset Store
and press the dial to select. Next, scroll to and
select the preset number (SET 1, SET 2, SET 3,
or SET 4) and press to select.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 to store the remaining presets.
D Note: Your new preset will override the preset
that was last saved, including the default presets.
Preset Mode
Preset Mode gives you the option to scroll through
your presets in Manual Mode.
To turn Preset Mode on, follow these simple steps:
1. Press and hold the dial to enter the Settings Menu.
2. Scroll to Preset Mode and press the dial to select.
Then choose Preset Mode On and press to select.
Now you can scroll through the four presets (P1,
P2, P3, P4) in Manual Mode.
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Audio Level
Audio Level gives you the option of selecting the
volume output level that fits your particular audio.Turn
the dial right or left to select from: Low, Medium or
High.
Listening Mode
Listening Mode allows you to choose between Mono
and Stereo.Your Philips TransDock micro defaults to
Mono for optimal transmitter performance.To learn
more about Listening Mode please read Getting the
Best Sound Quality.
Brightness Time
Dim Level
Dim Level controls the brightness of the OLED
display while your Philips TransDock micro is inactive.
Turn the dial right for higher intensity and left for
lower intensity or completely off.
Reset Settings
Reset Settings allows you to revert back to the factory
settings.To do so, press the dial when on Reset
Settings.Your Philips TransDock micro will ask you if
you are sure you would like to reset your settings.
Press the dial once to accept, or turn right or left to
return to the Settings Menu.
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3. Leave your Philips TransDock micro on the desired
preset and tune your radio to the corresponding
frequency to begin broadcasting.
Getting the best sound quality
• Use IntelliTune to automatically find the optimal
frequency to broadcast your iPod over your car’s FM
stereo.Then, tune your car’s FM stereo to the
frequency displayed on your Philips TransDock micro.
• Choose between Mono and Stereo in Listening
Mode: Mono allows for much better transmitter
performance, while Stereo allows for the best sonic
musical performance.
D Note: If static or distortion increases, switch to
Mono for the best transmitter performance possible.
• To get the best initial performance from your Philips
TransDock micro, it is very important that you set
your iPod EQ to Off and adjust your car’s bass and
treble controls to 0.Then you can experiment with
adding bass and treble to your desired level.
Brightness Time allows you to change the length of time
that your Philips TransDock micro’s display screen stays
active. Scroll through to select: Always On, 2 seconds, 5
seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, or 20 seconds
Brightness Level
Brightness Level controls the brightness of the OLED
display while your Philips TransDock micro is active.To
adjust brightness, turn the dial right for higher intensity
and left for lower intensity.
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Limited One-Year Warranty
Philips warrants that this product shall be free from defects in material, workmanship and assembly, under normal use, in accordance with the specifications and warnings, for one year from the
date of your purchase of this product.This warranty extends only
to the original purchaser of the product, and is not transferable.To
exercise your rights under this warranty, you must provide proof
of purchase in the form of an original sales receipt that shows the
product name and the date of purchase.
Warranty information can be found at: www.philips.com/welcome.
For technical support, send us an email with the model number of
the product and a detailed description of your problem to: accessorysupport@philips.com. THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES. Philips’ liability is limited to repair or,
at its sole option, replacement of the product. Incidental, special
and consequential damages are disclaimed where permitted by
law. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also
have other rights that vary from state to state.
Technical data
Compatiblity
All iPods with Dock Connector for iPod
FM Transmitter
Modulation: FM Stereo
Default preset frequencies (MHz): 88.1, 94.9, 100.9, and 107.9
Frequency adjustment: 0.1 MHz per step
Frequency response: 20Hz ~ 15KHz
Frequency range: from 88.1 – 107.9
Tuning
Digitally controlled crystal oscillator
Connector
30-Pin iPod Dock Connector Cable: Length 48”
Power
Input voltage: 12 – 16 VDC
Input current: <300mA @ DC12V~16V
Display
OLED display
Frequently asked questions
Here you will find the most frequently asked questions
and answers about you’re your Philips TransDock micro.
For further help, visit www.philips.com/support or call 919-5737854 in North America.To keep the warranty valid, never try to
repair the system yourself. If you encounter problems when you
use your TransDock micro, check the following points before you
contact Philips. If the problem remains unsolved, go to the Philips
website www.philips.com/support or contact Philips at 919-5737854 in North America.When you contact Philips, make sure that
your Philips TransDock micro is nearby and the model number
and serial number are available.
What do I do if I hear static or distortion when
my music is playing?
Use IntelliTune to automatically find the optimal
frequency to broadcast your iPod over your car’s FM
stereo.Then, tune your car’s FM stereo to the frequency
displayed on your Philips TransDock micro.
D Note: Also try setting the Listening Mode to Mono,
which will improve the clarity of your Philips TransDock
micro’s signal.
What do I do if my radio will only scan/seek to
occupied FM stations?
Many car radios default to scan/seek mode for tuning, so
they automatically tune to a radio station. Most of these
radios can be switched to manual tuning (consult your
car or radio manual on how to do this).
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What do I do if my music sounds overdriven and
distorted?
Be sure that the FM station you’re using is still
unoccupied as you drive through different areas.
FM signals can intrude on an unused frequency.
Be sure to set your iPod EQ to Off and adjust your car’s
bass and treble controls to 0.Then you can experiment
with adding bass and treble to your desired level.
My iPod does not appear to be charging when it’s
connected to Philips TransDock micro?
Make sure your Philips TransDock micro is securely
positioned in your car’s power outlet.
D Note: You may also check to ensure that the
connector cable is securely attached to the iPod dock
connector.
If I leave my Philips TransDock micro plugged into
my car’s power outlet, will it drain my car battery?
Probably not, but it’s always a good idea to unplug
anything when leaving your car for a long period of time.
D Note: Your Philips TransDock micro will continue to
draw power from your car’s battery as long as a device
is attached.
Can I use my Philips TransDock micro with other
devices?
No, your Philips TransDock micro is designed specifically
for use with an iPod.
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EC Declaration of Conformity
Made in China
CE0359
European regulations:
This product has been designed, tested and manufactured
according the European R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC
AQ95-56F-1042
(report No.)
EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
We , Philips Consumer lifestyle, BU P&A: Building SFF6
(manufacturer's name)
P.O.Box 80002, 5600 JB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
(manufacturer's address)
declare under our responsibility that the electrical product:
Philips
(name)
DLA97878 -/10
(type or model)
TransDock Micro II
(product description)
to which this declaration relates is in conformity with the following standards:
EN301 489-1 v1.5.1
EN301 489-9 v1.3.1
EN301 357-1 v1.3.1
EN301 357-2 v1.3.1
EN60065 ed 7.1
(title and/or number and date of issue of the standards)
Following this directive, this product can be brought into
service in the following states:
This equipment may be operated in the following checked
countries under license exemption, For usage details please
consult your local authority
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Warning! This is a Class II Radio Frequency Device.The
frequency range 87.5-108.5 is reserved for other applications
in France, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia and
Poland.This device cannot cause harmful interference while
in use. If interferences occur, please disable its transmitter
immediately.The operating frequencies of this device is
configured as 88.1-107.9MHz.
following the provisions of annex IV of the R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC
and is produced by a manufacturing organisation on ISO 9000 level.
Eindhoven, 12/06/2008
(place, date)
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Approbation manager
(signature, name and function)
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© 2008 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
All rights reserved.
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