Radio Shack ET-153 Owner`s manual

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Cat. No. 43-891 B
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
ET-153
Super Lightweight
Headset Telephone
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or
shock hazard, do not expose this product to
rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
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CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that
might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock. Do not open the product’s case.
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This symbol is intended to inform you that important operating
and maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying this product.
© 1997, 1999 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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FEATURES
Your RadioShack ET-153 Super Lightweight Headset Telephone is
a complete telephone with a headset and a dialer that connects to
your telephone line. The ET-153’s headset lets you keep your hands
free to do other things while you talk on the phone. The long headset
cable lets you move freely, and the adjustable microphone boom
swings up and down so you can wear the headset over either ear.
Its features include:
Quick-Disconnect Plug — lets you disconnect the headset from
the dialer when you put a call on hold, so you can step away from
the phone without removing the headset. You can return to the conversation by simply reconnecting the headset.
Lapel Clip — lets you securely anchor the headset’s modular cord
to your clothing to prevent the headset cord from pulling on the
headset.
Studio-Quality Electret Condenser Microphone — for clear voice
transmission.
Adjustable Volume — gives you full control of the volume level.
Touch-Tone or Pulse (Rotary) Dialing — lets you use your ET-153
with either type of service.
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Hold Button — lets you put a call on hold.
Flash — sends a timed electronic switchhook signal for use with
specialized telephone services, such as Call Waiting.
Ringer OFF/ON — lets you turn the ringer on or off.
Redial — lets you redial the last number dialed with the touch of a
button.
Belt Clip — lets you hook the phone’s remote keypad on your belt
for easy portability.
Hearing-Aid Compatible — lets you use the ET-153 with hearing
aids that have a T (telephone) switch.
The ET-153 has been tested and found to comply with all applicable
UL and FCC standards.
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Read This Before Installation
We have designed your ET-153 to conform to federal regulations
and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each device you connect to the phone line draws power from it. We refer to
this power draw as the device’s ringer equivalence number, or REN.
The REN is on the bottom of the ET-153.
If you use more than one phone or other device on the line, add up
all the RENs. If the total is more than five (or three in rural areas),
your phone(s) might not ring. If ringer operation is impaired, remove
a device from the line.
FCC Statement
Your ET-153 complies with Part 68 of FCC Rules. You must, upon
request, provide the FCC registration number and the REN to your
phone company. These numbers are marked on the bottom of the
ET-153.
Note: You must not connect the headset telephone to:
• coin-operated systems
• party-line systems
• most electronic key phone systems
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CONTENTS
Preparation ................................................................................. 7
Connecting to the Phone Line ............................................... 7
Adjusting the Headset ........................................................... 8
Setting the Dialing Mode ..................................................... 10
Turning the Ringer Off/On .................................................... 11
Using the Belt Clip ............................................................... 12
Operation ..................................................................................
Initiating the Switchhook .....................................................
Answering a Call .................................................................
Placing a Call ......................................................................
Setting the Volume ..............................................................
Using Hold ...........................................................................
Using Flash .........................................................................
Using Redial ........................................................................
Using Tone Services with a Pulse Line ...............................
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Troubleshooting ....................................................................... 20
Care and Maintenance ............................................................. 21
The FCC Wants You To Know ............................................. 22
Lightning ............................................................................. 23
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Preparation
Connecting to the Phone Line
1. Plug one end of the supplied modular cord into the telephone
line’s modular jack. Then plug the other end into the ET-153’s
TEL. LINE jack.
2. Plug the headset’s mini plug into the HEADSET jack on the
back of the ET-153.
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Adjusting the Headset
1. Place the headset over either
ear.
2. Adjust the headset band until it rests with almost no pressure
on your ear and the top of your head.
If the headset is loose, remove it and adjust it inward slightly to
tighten it. If the headset is tight, gently pull the headset band
out to loosen it.
3. Holding the headset in place
(as shown), adjust the microphone boom until it is about
even with your chin. Experiment until you find the most
comfortable position.
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4. Route the headset’s modular
cord through the lapel clip’s
channel and attach the lapel
clip to your clothing. Leave
enough slack in the cord so
you can move your head without pulling the headset.
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Setting the Dialing Mode
Set TONE/PULSE for the type of service you have. If you are not sure
which type you have, do this simple test.
1. Set TONE/PULSE on the side of the dialer to TONE.
2. Press TALK/HANG UP so its indicator lights and listen for a dial
tone.
3. Press any number other than 0.
If the dial tone stops, you have touch-tone service. If the dial
tone continues, you have pulse service.
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4. If you have pulse service, set TONE/PULSE to PULSE. If you
have tone service, leave TONE/PULSE set to TONE.
Turning the Ringer Off/On
You can set RINGER to OFF or ON. With RINGER set to OFF, the dialer
does not ring, but you can still make outgoing calls. If you hear an
extension telephone ring, you can answer the incoming call on this
phone.
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Using the Belt Clip
Use the ET-153’s belt clip to hang the dialer on your waistband so
you can carry the dialer with you as you move around.
To remove the belt clip from the ET153, press the belt clip’s tab and
slide it off in the direction of the arrow.
To reattach the belt clip to the ET153, place the belt clip in the slot,
then slide it in the direction of the arrow until it locks into place.
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Operation
Initiating the Switchhook
You must initiate the switchhook function the first time you use your
ET-153, and anytime you cannot get a dial tone.
To initiate the switchhook function, hold down TALK/HANG UP for 2
seconds.
Answering a Call
To answer a call, press TALK/HANG UP, then speak through the microphone boom.
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Placing a Call
1. With your headset on, press TALK/HANG UP so the green indicator lights. Then listen for a dial tone.
2. Dial the number you want to call.
3. To end the call, press TALK/HANG UP. The green indicator
turns off.
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Setting the Volume
VOLUME lets you adjust the volume you hear through the headset.
This is especially useful for people who are hearing impaired, or
when you encounter poor phone lines or especially noisy areas.
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Using Hold
To place a call on hold, press HOLD. The red indicator lights to show
that the call is still on the line. To release a call from hold, press
TALK/HANG UP or pick up an extension phone on the same line.
When you place a call on hold, you can disconnect the headset from
the dialer if you need to step away. When you want to continue your
conversation, reconnect the headset. Then press TALK/HANG UP to
release the call from hold.
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Using Flash
FLASH provides the electronic equivalent of a switchhook signal, re-
quired by some telephone services, such as Call Waiting.
For example, if you have Call Waiting, you can put your current call
on hold and take another incoming call by pressing FLASH. Press
FLASH again to alternate between the two calls.
Note: If you do not have any special telephone services, pressing
FLASH during a telephone conversation might disconnect your current call.
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Using Redial
To dial the last number dialed, press TALK/HANG UP, then REDIAL.
Notes:
• If you get a busy signal, you can press REDIAL again without
pressing TALK/HANG UP.
• If the phone line has Call Waiting or requires extra time to get a
dial tone, one-touch redial might not work. If so, press FLASH,
then press REDIAL.
• The redial memory holds 31 digits for tone dialing and 32 digits
for pulse dialing.
• The redial memory does not store a FLASH entry or any keys
you press before FLASH.
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Using Tone Services with a Pulse Line
Some special services, such as bank-by-phone, require tone signals. If you have pulse service, you can still use these special tone
services.
With TONE/PULSE set to PULSE, press at the point where tone signals are required. Any additional numbers you dial are sent as tone
signals. The phone automatically resets to PULSE dialing when you
hang up.
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Troubleshooting
If the headset’s volume level drops or if the phone begins to make
unusual sounds, determine if other phones on the same line have
been picked up. In areas with low telephone voltage, the ET-153
might not operate when other phones are active on the same line.
Hanging up the other phones should correct the problem.
If you still have problems, immediately disconnect the ET-153. If other phones on the same line operate normally, the fault is in the ET153 or its installation. If you are unable to locate the problem, take
the ET-153 to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
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Care and Maintenance
Your RadioShack ET-153 Super Lightweight Headset Telephone is
an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following
suggestions will help you care for the ET-153 so you can enjoy it for
years.
Keep the ET-153 dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids might contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Handle the ET-153 gently and carefully. Dropping it
can damage circuit boards and cases and can
cause the ET-153 to work improperly.
Use and store the ET-153 only in normal temperature environments. Temperature extremes can
shorten the life of electronic devices and distort or
melt plastic parts.
Keep the ET-153 away from dust and dirt, which
can cause premature wear of parts.
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Wipe the ET-153 with a damp cloth occasionally to
keep it looking new. Do not use harsh chemicals,
cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the
ET-153.
Modifying or tampering with the ET-153’s internal components can
cause a malfunction and might invalidate the ET-153’s warranty and
void your FCC authorization to operate it. If the ET-153 is not operating as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance. If the trouble is affecting the telephone lines, the phone
company can ask you to disconnect your ET-153 until you have resolved the problem.
The FCC Wants You To Know
In the unlikely event that your phone causes problems on the phone
line, the phone company can temporarily discontinue your service.
If this happens, the phone company attempts to notify you in advance. If advance notice is not practical, the phone company notifies
you as soon as possible and advises you of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.
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Also, the phone company can make changes to its lines, equipment,
operations, or procedures that could affect the operation of this telephone. The telephone company notifies you of these changes in advance, so you can take the necessary steps to prevent interruption
of your telephone service.
Lightning
Your telephone has built-in protection circuits to reduce the risk of
damage from surges in telephone line and power line current. These
protection circuits meet or exceed the FCC requirements. However,
lightning striking the telephone or power lines can damage your telephone.
Lightning damage is not common. Nevertheless, if you live in an
area that has severe electrical storms, we suggest that you unplug
your phone during storms to reduce the possibility of damage.
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Notes
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Limited One-Year Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material
and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year from the date of purchase from
RadioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and
dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS
WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN
DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO
LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR
ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR
ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME,
DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the
exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the
RadioShack sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by
product repair without charge for parts and labor; (b) replace the product with one of
the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase price. All replaced parts and
products, and products on which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of
warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement
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of the product made after the expiration of the warranty period.
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(Continued)
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of
God, abuse, accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions,
improper installation or maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess
voltage or current; (b) any repairs other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized
Service Facility; (c) consumables such as fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e)
transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs of product removal, installation,
set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
RadioShack Customer Relations, Dept. W, 100 Throckmorton St., Suite 600,
Fort Worth, TX 76102
We Service What We Sell
3/97
RadioShack
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Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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