PRECAUTIONS PMR446 TRANSCEIVER Iç-F29SR EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS WORD DEFINITION Personal death, serious injury or an R DANGER! explosion may occur. Personal injury, fire hazard or electric R WARNING! shock may occur. CAUTION NOTE Equipment damage may occur. If disregarded, inconvenience only. No risk of personal injury, fire or electric shock. RECOMMENDATION CLEAN THE TRANSCEIVER THOROUGHLY IN A BOWL OF FRESH WATER after exposure to saltwater, and dry it before operating. Otherwise, the transceiver’s keys, switches, and controllers may become unusable, due to salt crystallization, and/or the charging terminals of the battery pack may corrode. NOTE: If the transceiver’s waterproof protection appears defective, carefully clean it with a soft, damp (fresh water) cloth, then dry it before operating. The transceiver may lose its waterproof protection if the case, jack cap, or connector cover is cracked or broken, or the transceiver has been dropped. Contact your Icom distributor or your dealer for advice. ABOUT CE AND DOC H ereby, Icom Inc. declares that the versions of IC-F29SR which have the “CE” symbol on the product, comply with the essential requirements of the Radio Equipment Directive, 2014/53/EU, and the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment Directive, 2011/65/EU. The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the following internet address: http://www.icom.co.jp/world/support PRECAUTIONS R DANGER! NEVER short terminals (or charging terminals) of the battery pack. Also, current may flow into nearby metal objects such as a key, so be careful when placing the battery packs (or the transceiver) in handbags, and so on. Simply carrying with or placing near metal objects such as a key, and so on may cause shorting. This may damage not only the battery pack, but also the transceiver. 1-1-32 Kamiminami, Hirano-ku, Osaka 547-0003, Japan Thank you for choosing this Icom product. READ ALL PRECAUTIONS carefully and completely before using this product. R DANGER! Use and charge only specified Icom battery packs with Icom transceivers or Icom chargers. Only Icom battery packs are tested and approved for use with Icom transceivers or to be charged by Icom chargers. Using thirdparty or counterfeit battery packs or chargers may cause smoke, fire, or cause the battery packs to burst. R WARNING! NEVER hold the transceiver so that the antenna is very close to, or touching exposed parts of the body, especially the face or eyes, while transmitting. The transceiver will perform best if the microphone is 5 to 10 cm away from the lips and the transceiver is vertical. R WARNING! NEVER operate the transceiver with a headset or other audio accessories at high volume levels. The continuous high volume operation may cause a ringing in your ears. If you experience the ringing, reduce the volume level or discontinue use. R WARNING! NEVER operate the transceiver while driving a vehicle. Safe driving requires your full attention—anything less may result in an accident. CAUTION: MAKE SURE the flexible antenna, battery pack and jack cover are securely attached to the transceiver, and that the antenna and battery pack are dry before attachment. Exposing the inside of the transceiver to dust or water will result in serious damage to the transceiver. DO NOT operate the transceiver near unshielded electrical blasting caps or in an explosive atmosphere. DO NOT push [PTT] when you do not actually intend to transmit. DO NOT operate or place the transceiver in direct sunlight or in places with temperatures below –30°C or above +60°C. The basic operations of the transceiver are guaranteed within the specified operating temperature range. DO NOT modify the transceiver. The specifications may change and then not comply with the requirements of a corresponded regulation. The transceiver warranty does not cover any problems caused by unauthorized modification. DO NOT use harsh solvents such as benzine or alcohol when cleaning because they will damage the transceiver surfaces. BE CAREFUL! The transceiver may become hot when operating it continuously for long periods of time. BE CAREFUL! The transceiver meets IP67* requirements for dust-tight and waterproof protection. However, once the transceiver has been dropped, dust-tight and waterproof protection cannot be guaranteed because of possible damage to the transceiver’s case or the waterproof seal. * Only when the jack cover or the optional HM-168LWP, HS-94LWP, HS-95LWP is attached. MAKE SURE to turn OFF the transceiver before connecting the supplied or optional equipment. Even when the transceiver power is OFF, a slight current still flows in the circuits. Remove the battery pack from the transceiver when not using it for a long time. Otherwise, the installed battery pack will become exhausted, and will need to be recharged or replaced. A7150H-4EU-2 Printed in Japan © 2015–2017 Icom Inc. PRECAUTIONS (continued) ••Battery caution Misuse of Li-ion batteries may result in the following hazards: smoke, fire, or the battery pack may rupture. Misuse can also cause damage to the battery pack or degradation of battery performance. R DANGER! DO NOT hammer or otherwise impact the battery pack. Do not use the battery pack if it has been severely impacted or dropped, or if it has been subjected to heavy pressure. The damage may not be visible on the outside of the case. Even if the surface of the battery pack does not show cracks or any other damage, the cells inside may rupture or catch fire. R DANGER! NEVER use or leave the battery pack in areas with temperatures above 60°C. High temperature buildup in the battery pack, such as could occur near fires or stoves, inside a sun heated vehicle, or in direct sunlight for long periods of time may cause the battery pack to rupture or catch fire. Excessive temperatures may also degrade performance or shorten battery life. R DANGER! DO NOT expose the battery pack to rain, snow, seawater, or any other liquids. Do not charge or use a wet battery pack. If the battery pack gets wet, be sure to wipe it dry before using. R DANGER! KEEP battery packs away from fire. Fire or heat may cause them to rupture or explode. Dispose of an used batterypack according to local ordinances and/or regulations. R DANGER! NEVER solder the battery pack terminals, or modify the battery pack. This may generate heat in the battery, and the battery pack may burst, emit smoke or catch fire. R DANGER! Use the battery pack only with the transceiver for which it is specified. Never use a battery pack with any other equipment, or for any purpose that is not specified in this sheet. R DANGER! If fluid from inside the battery pack gets in your eyes, blindness can result. Rinse your eyes with clean water, without rubbing them, and see a doctor immediately. R WARNING! Immediately stop using the battery pack if it emits an abnormal odor, heats up, or is discolored or deformed. If any of these conditions occur, contact your Icom dealer or distributor. R WARNING! Immediately wash, using clean water, any part of the body that comes into contact with fluid from inside the battery pack. R WARNING! NEVER put the battery pack in a microwave oven, high-pressure container, or in an induction heating cooker. This could cause a fire, overheating, or cause the battery pack to rupture. CAUTION: Always use the battery pack within the specified temperature range, for the transceiver (–30°C to +60°C) and the battery pack itself (–20°C to +60°C). Using the battery pack out of its specified temperature range will reduce the performance and the life. Please note that the specified temperature range of the battery pack may exceed that of the transceiver. In such cases, the transceiver may not work properly because it is out of its operating temperature range. Icom is not responsible for the destruction, damage to, or performance of any Icom or non-Icom equipment, if the malfunction is because of: • Force majeure, including, but not limited to, fires, earthquakes, storms, floods, lightning, other natural disasters, disturbances, riots, war, or radioactive contamination. • The use of Icom transceivers with any equipment that is not manufactured or approved by Icom. CAUTION: Shorter battery life could occur if the battery pack is left fully charged, completely discharged, or in an excessive temperature environment (above 50°C) for an extended period of time. If the battery pack must be left unused for a long time, it must be detached from the transceiver after discharging. You may use the battery pack until the remaining capacity is about half, then keep it safely in a cool and dry place at the following temperature range: –20°C to +50°C (within a month) –20°C to +40°C (within three months) –20°C to +20°C (within a year) BE SURE to replace the battery pack with a new one approximately five years after manufacturing, even if it still holds a charge. The inside battery material will become weak after a period of time, even with little use. The estimated number of times you can charge the battery is between 300 and 500. Even when the battery appears to be fully charged, the operating time of the transceiver may become short when: ••Approximately five years have passed since the battery was manufactured. ••The battery has been repeatedly charged. ••Charging caution R DANGER! NEVER charge the battery pack in areas with extremely high temperatures, such as near fires or stoves, inside a sun-heated vehicle, or in direct sunlight. In such environments, the safety/protection circuit in the battery pack will activate, causing the battery to stop charging. R WARNING! NEVER charge the transceiver during a lightning storm. It may result in an electric shock, cause a fire or damage the transceiver. Always disconnect the power adapter before a storm. R WARNING! NEVER charge or leave the battery pack in the battery charger beyond the specified time for charging. If the battery pack is not completely charged by the specified time, stop charging and remove the battery pack from the battery charger. Continuing to charge the battery pack beyond the specified time limit may cause a fire, overheating, or the battery pack may rupture. R WARNING! NEVER insert the transceiver (the battery pack attached to the transceiver) into the charger if it is wet or soiled. This could corrode the battery charger terminals or damage the charger. The charger is not waterproof. NOTE: Charge the battery pack within the specified temperature range of 10°C to 40°C. Otherwise, the charging time will be longer, but the battery pack will not reach a full charge. While charging, at a point after the temperature goes out of the specified range, the charging will automatically stop. DISPOSAL The crossed-out wheeled-bin symbol on your product, literature, or packaging reminds you that in the European Union, all electrical and electronic products, batteries, and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) must be taken to designated collection locations at the end of their working life. Do not dispose of these products as unsorted municipal waste. Dispose of them according to the laws in your area. 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